Day: September 7, 2020

WTTC Launches Protocols for Safe Adventure Travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently unveiled its latest protocols for the global Travel & Tourism sector which focus on measures to ensure the reopening of adventure tourism.

The WTTC’s measures are designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return of Safe Travels post coronavirus (Covid-19).

“Adventure tourism is becoming increasingly popular amongst travellers and will represent a key component to travel in the new normal,” said WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara.

According to the WTTC’s recently launched COVID-19 Travel Demand Recovery Dashboard, adventure tourism is also one of the fastest growing segments, as travellers seek more unique experiences post COVID-19.

Backed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the WTTC protocols also take into account guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the WTTC Safe Travels stamp recognises those

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The Complete Guide to IHG Partnerships and Transfers

Clocking in at around 5,900 hotels worldwide, chances are IHG has a hotel wherever you plan to travel. Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Intercontinental are just a few of the 15 IHG brands offering luxury escapes, budget stays and everything in between.

With so many hotels around the world, IHG’s loyalty program, IHG Rewards, gives you lots of chances to use your hard-earned points for free nights, with some redemptions starting as low as 10,000 points.

But the benefits of IHG Rewards don’t end with hotel stays. IHG’s partnerships and special programs give you lots of ways to redeem and earn points or even convert them into airline miles to redeem for flights. Here’s how to get the most out of IHG’s partnerships and transfer opportunities.

Transfer points out: Turn your IHG points into flights

Transfers must be made by phone, and the names on your IHG profile and

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Disney World resort creates ‘schoolcation’ option for families, offers supervised class sessions

Back to school is looking pretty different for Americans across the country. But as students, teachers and parents navigate the murky waters of online learning, a Florida hotel is here to help lighten the load.

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at the Walt Disney World Resort is letting parents and their children keep up the vacation vibes, even while school is back in session, through its “schoolcation” initiative, which is providing quiet learning spaces for children to use while they attend classes remotely.

Parents can enroll their children in the supervised sessions, where kids can attend classes and do their homework before experiencing the “ultimate recess” at the hotel’s water park, and outdoor recreation areas, a press release from the hotel shares. 

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“This new offering exclusively for our Resort guests will be both helpful

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The best vacation rentals in Colorado on Airbnb and Vrbo

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  • As travel resumes following the novel coronavirus, many are looking for safe vacations that are close to home and prioritize the great outdoors for optimal social distancing.
  • Colorado counts over 24 million forested acres of land and is home to national park hikes, incredible skiing, wine tasting, and hot springs. 
  • We searched for the best Colorado vacation rentals, which experts say are preferable because they remove interactions with others, and chose ski-in/out condos, rustic cabins, and mountain homes ranging in price from $61 to $350.
  • We detailed each home’s COVID-19 policies, but be sure to check before booking to ensure you’re comfortable with their cleaning protocols.
  • Read more: Which is safer: Airbnb or hotels? Here’s what doctors say

If you’re feeling the itch to travel, wide-open spaces make it easy to practice social

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