June Travel Bookings Beat Pre-Pandemic Levels Says eDreams Odigeo

Three friends take a picture with a selfie stick atop the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Travel bookings on one of Spain's leading booking sites hit new highs in June. SkiftSkift Take: People are traveling as much as they can, but they aren't going as far as they used to for as long as they did in the past. — Jason ClampetRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Cancun Airport Private Transfer Options

Arrival at the Cancun Airport in Mexico is always an interesting experience. Usually, immigration and customs are a breeze, but once you leave that area and head towards the exit, this is when things get hectic. When it comes to Cancun airport transportation, many visitors find the process to be a real headache. It begins with passing a dozen or so rental car and other transportation desks, where the staff will undoubtedly start calling out to you to try and get your attention. Then, a minute later, you enter the welcome hall, where dozens of semi-official looking people will start approaching you, also trying to convince you to use all kinds of transportation services to reach your hotel, Airbnb or wherever you might be staying. It’s confusing, it can be intense and it’s not a very relaxing...

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Cancun Shuttle – Shared Airport Transportation

Over the years, I’ve lived in Playa del Carmen, Mexico several times. I love that city and I recommend it all the time for those looking for a great vacation and for those looking to live in a tropical, laid-back destination for a while. It’s an easy place to reach, too. I arrive at the Cancun Airport, and if I’m traveling on my own, I hop into a Cancun Shuttle shared transportation for the 50 minute ride down to Playa del Carmen. They drop me off at my accommodation (Reef 28 Hotel or an Airbnb) and just like that, I’m ready to enjoy my time in this great town. I know that getting from the airport to Playa del Carmen, or even to the Cancun hotel zone, is a major reason for concern for many travelers. The...

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A Spectacular Las Vegas and Grand Canyon Road Trip

  Every now and then while traveling, there comes a week when everything magically falls into place, with one remarkable experience after another. Some moments might have been planned, others spontaneous and several completely unexpected, but together, the result is almost hard to believe, in the best way possible. That was my past week, while on a spectacular Las Vegas Grand Canyon road trip. It all began with…   The Las Vegas Experience Despite the 118F (48C) temperatures, we roamed up and down The Strip each day, wandered in and out of the hotels and casinos and spent some time in the Arts District and at the Fremont Street Experience. We went to the wacky and trippy Meow Wolf Omega Mart art installation as well and paid a visit to Gorilla Sushi where we partook in their awesome all-you-can-eat sushi deal. And we stayed at the renovated Flamingo Hotel & Casino, right...

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Fun Group Activities in New South Wales, Australia

  The southeastern Australian state of New South Wales is well known for its national parks, coastal cities, and rugged coastlines. Visitors travel hundreds of miles to explore the Blue Mountains, various surf beaches, and even dozens of wineries within The Hunter Valley region.  As familiar as you might be with the offerings of NSW, discovering group activities can be a little harder. If you’re about to set off on an Australian adventure, here are some not-to-be-missed experiences for you and your loved ones.    Wine Tours Travelers exploring north of Sydney in NSW may end up in one of Australia’s most significant wine regions. Consider the Hunter Valley wine tours as a fun, educational group activity that teaches you about some of the finest wines in Australia.  The Hunter Valley has made a name for itself with Shiraz and Semillon...

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Renewed LGBTQ Travel Is Focus of Travel Advisors But Not Destination Marketing

From left: Joel Cabrera, Chief Travel Officer and co-founder of Zoom Vacations, walking with his boyfriend Matt on the beach in the Maldives. Landaa / Zoom VacationsSkift Take: It's obviously tremendous for the tourism industry that LGBTQ travelers have been enthusiastic about hitting the road this summer. Imagine how much more revenue destinations could earn if they did a better job of marketing to that community. — Rashaad JordenRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Britain’s Travel Industry Turns Out to Protest Government Restrictions

The travel industry gathered at Westminster in London to protest on June 23. Jason Clampet / SkiftSkift Take: A united front came together for a “Travel Day of Action” — but it'll take an extremely loud voice to convince policy makers to fast forward the proposed July 19 reopening date and pry open wallets for more cash handouts.— Matthew ParsonsRead the Complete Story On Skift

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Fourth of July to Mark a Further Rebound for U.S. Domestic Tourism

Daniel Flanagan and Zhadyra Darbayeva enjoy the weather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, U.S., July 3, 2021. Mary F. Calvert / ReutersSkift Take: An estimated 43.6 million Americans were set to travel at least two hours' for a trip this July Fourth weekend, or 5 percent more than a previous record set in 2019. Let's hope travel's back for good.— Sean O'NeillRead the Complete Story On Skift

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