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The Germiest Places At The Airport

Dmitry Marchenko / EyeEm via Getty ImagesTry to stay away from crowds at airports.  If you’ve been to the airport lately, you’ve seen firsthand the recent boost in air travel. On Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration screened 2,097,433 people at airport security checkpoints, the highest volume since the beginning of the pandemic. Most experts agree …

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Even Nice Hotels Can Get Bed Bugs. Here’s How To Check For Them.

Ziga Plahutar via Getty ImagesFive-star hotel or roadside motel, bed bugs don’t discriminate. When staying at hotels these days, we’re used to the idea of taking measures to protect against COVID-19 and other potential infections. But there’s another hotel room threat worth staving off: bed bugs. “Bed bugs can be present in any hotel no …

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7 Tips For Finding Flight Deals Now That Everything Is So Expensive

guvendemir via Getty ImagesThere are many steps you can take to find cheaper flight options.  If you’ve tried to book a flight lately, you might have noticed a couple of things: The prices are looking high, and the options are looking limited. This isn’t particularly surprising. On Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration says, it screened …

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Why Phuket’s ‘Sandbox’ pilot project matters to other islands in Asia

(CNN) — More than 10.5 million visitors in 2019. Over $13 million in international tourism income. Close to 90% of the local GDP. It would be an understatement to say that tourism fuels Phuket’s economy. Before the pandemic, the picturesque Thai island — known for its sun-soaked beaches, diverse dining scene and colorful nightlife — …

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Major cruise ship company may avoid Florida if state doesn’t permit Covid-19 vaccination checks, CEO says

(CNN) — Florida’s new law prohibiting businesses from asking whether employees or customers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may take a toll on its cruise business. The CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said Thursday it could cause the company to suspend Florida departures and move its ships elsewhere. “At the end of the …

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How To Pick An Airplane Seat Now

Hispanolistic via Getty ImagesIt’s important to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while traveling.  If you feel like people are getting more comfortable with air travel at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, your hunch is correct. Since March 11, the Transportation Security Administration has screened more than 1 million passengers every day. …

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Is Travel Insurance Worth It Now?

filadendron via Getty ImagesYour personal financial situation and the amount you’re splurging on the trip in question are big factors when assessing the need for travel insurance.    As vaccinations rise and restrictions ease, more and more Americans are making travel plans for the summer and beyond. But many are proceeding with caution amid the …

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