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8/3/2021

Travel advisors need to find ways to eliminate all the little barriers that can come between them and client, Richard Earls writes. Advisors can create a reputation for being easy to work with by being fast, accessible and quick to respond to complaints.

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8/3/2021

The Aqua Nick water park recently debuted as part of the new Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya in Mexico. The property features 280 swim-up oceanfront suites and a 6-acre water park with a lazy river, a Club Nick play zone, Paw Patrol Adventure Bay interactive playground and 2,000 square feet of water slides.

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8/3/2021

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ease travel restrictions or risk long-term harm to the tourism sector. Some restrictions have been lifted, but travelers must still take tests before and after their visit.

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8/2/2021

If a client is looking for a one-of-a-kind hotel, here are nine that fit the bill. They include accommodations in a caboose, an old school, a giant dog, a castle and a treehouse.

8/2/2021

The opulent hotel lobby of tradition and moviedom will give way to cozier settings and in many cases to high-tech do-it-yourself affairs for the sake of cost-efficiency and hygiene sensitivity, experts predict. "The desire for in-person interaction will never go away, so most likely, hotels will adopt a hybrid model, with both kiosks and in-person attendants, or those on the cusp of technology may opt for an all-automated experience," says interior design executive Jessica Shaw.

8/2/2021

United Airlines' pandemic recovery efforts include a significant expansion of its fleet over the coming two years. In 2023, the airline is to receive almost one new plane every three days.

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8/2/2021

Self-care isn't just for travel advisors, it's for their businesses too, Elite Travel CEO Tammy Levent says. Advisors need to spruce up websites and social media, update software and renegotiate commissions, Levent says.

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8/2/2021

A new website, GoWheeltheWorld.com, is a travel marketplace for people with disabilities and travel limitations. Travelers can create profiles, access a database and book trips to more than 50 destinations that are accessible.

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Travel Agent Central
8/2/2021

Sanctuary Mandela, a boutique hotel, is opening Sunday in the former home of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. The property has gardens and exhibits on Mandela's life and features his favorite dishes in the restaurant.

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Travel Weekly
8/2/2021

The surge of the Delta variant of the coronavirus is keeping more travelers home, a new Longwoods International tracking study shows. The study also shows Americans are in favor of vaccination requirements for people visiting their cities from other countries.

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TravelAge West