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What a difference a year can make. Last September, the travel industry agonized over a dearth of Christmas bookings. This September, some hotels are already fully booked for the holiday season.   People are reserving their Christmas vacations earlier this year, despite an unsettling rise in Covid-19 infections caused by the highly contagious delta variant.
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A traveler wearing a protective mask speaks with an attendant at the Southwest Airlines check-in area at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Southwest Airlines on Wednesday introduced new incentives to get staff vaccinated against Covid-19, following similar policies that other carriers rolled
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A tourist boat passes cowboy statues along Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Canal. Western heritage is a big draw in Oklahoma’s capital. Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau Ready to head out on vacation after the long pandemic-era drought — but not looking to go broke in the process? Online airport parking platform ParkSleepFly has ranked the
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Travel + Leisure Club is a new subscription travel booking and concierge service. Travel + Leisure Group/Travel + Leisure Co. From private-jet clubs to theme park memberships, subscription services are increasingly the way to go when it comes to vacations and other leisure trips. For example, Internet sites Tripadvisor and Scott’s Cheap Flights — both
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American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters American Airlines and Alaska Airlines will no longer cover Covid-19 quarantine time for employees who aren’t vaccinated against the virus, the latest push
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Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 arrives at Los Angeles international Airport on September 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images Alaska Airlines will require unvaccinated employees to be tested regularly for Covid-19 but the Seattle-based carrier stopped short of mandating vaccines, a policy it said it was considering last month.
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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky advised unvaccinated people against traveling over the upcoming Labor Day weekend as the U.S. battles back a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations caused by the highly contagious delta variant. “Given where we are with
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