With the plethora of restrictions and rules involved in travel right now, luxury vacation planner Richard Turen worries that "freedom-loving" Americans may balk if travel advisors don't intervene. He recommends offering a menu of choices to let them customize their trips so they feel they have more control.
The US State Department has ended its 5-month-old advisory against international travel and is returning to its 1 through 4 rating on Travel.State.gov, which gives a higher level of detail for each location. "We continue to recommend US citizens exercise caution when traveling abroad due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic," the department says.
Jersey City, N.J. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images)
Philadelphia and the New York City area each have welcomed their first Canopy by Hilton hotel. East Market is the location of the 236-room Canopy by Hilton Philadelphia Center City, and New Jersey's Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District features 211 rooms.
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The Lisboeta hotel in Macao, an autonomous part of China, has been awarded a four-star rating and an operating license from the local government. It's part of the Macao Theme Park and Resort, which is next door to the forthcoming Grand Lisboa Palace gaming resort.
Congress is being asked by more than 170 trade associations to ensure that costs incurred in applying for Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness are tax deductible. The Internal Revenue Service issued a ruling in April that reversed a provision in the CARES Act to that end.
Travel advisors may want to avoid airing their worries and frustrations in front of clients and save venting for colleagues, Ruthanne Terrero of Travel Agent magazine says. "You've spent years building up this business; now is the time to keep growing it, not to tarnish your image by letting it all hang out," she writes.