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Long-haul bookings surge for 2022 after summer travel chaos | Travel

With foreign summer holiday plans in disarray following weeks of uncertainty over popular European destinations, more tourists are scrapping plans for this year – and saving up for a bigger trip in 2022.

“We have seen a surge in bookings for safaris to Kenya and Tanzania in 2022,” says Liddy Pleasants from adventure travel agency Stubborn Mule. “Not only that but real bonanza-style North America road trips lasting two or three weeks. People have saved their holiday money for two years and they are determined to do something memorable.”

Pleasants has noticed that part of the trend is to go

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UK new travel list: Nigeria, South Africa no make Green list, Egypt enter red for UK travel restriction list

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Egypt don join other African kontris like South Africa for di UK foreign travel red list on Wednesday.

Dis one mean say di northeast African kontri na no-go area for travellers from di UK, as advised by di authority and dis go take effect from 8 June, 2021.

Nigeria still dey di ‘amber list’, among di over one hundred and eighty kontris wey dey di list.

Dis also mean say anybody wey dey Britain no fit travel to Nigeria or any kontri inside dis category for holiday, party or relax, only

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International Travel Nightmares Pause For Supersonic Dreams

Will reducing the time for overseas flights boost international travel? It is too early to say, as airplanes projected to travel at supersonic speeds are still in production. However, after a dismal year for international travel, people in the travel industry can dream.

“For decades, the trend for international travel to the U.S. has been increased time and hassle—increased flight delays and cancellations, increased wait times for Customs, increased wait times to get a visa,” said Erik Hansen, vice president for government relations at the U.S. Travel

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What You Need To Know About Traveling To Greece This Summer

Greece recently became much easier to visit and is poised to be one of the hottest destinations for international travel this summer. The country’s amazing beaches and archaeological sites have reopened as restrictions and travel requirements loosen more than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Flights are also returning, giving travelers more options in terms of getting to Greece this summer. But before you plan your visit, here are some important things to know. 

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TSA at RSW prepared for greater passenger volumes, offers travel tips


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The TSA has prepared for the continued surge in travelers at Southwest Florida International Airport and across the country with acrylic barriers and upgraded technology to reduce or eliminate physical contact between passengers and staff, according to a press release. The agency also has tips for people returning to air travel.

The first is to arrive early, two hours early. Remember that the doors to your plane are shut 15 to 20 minutes before the posted flight time and you might arrive just when there is a crowd to check a bag or go through security.

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Hawaii Lifts Outdoor Mask Mandate


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Big travel weekend will feel like old times

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – With half of adults in the United States fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we kick off what is expected to be the busiest travel weekend since “the before times.”

As a reminder, a federal mandate has masks still required at the airport and on airplanes regardless of your vaccination status.

But the flurry of activity tells the story. This Memorial Day holiday weekend, Miami International Airport is expected to hit pre-pandemic passenger numbers.

“We are really just a few percentage points off from where we were in 2019,” said Greg Chin of MIA. “115,000-120,000 passengers, which was

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Summer flights need to know as air travel returns

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant delivered good news to passengers boarding the Providence, Rhode Island, to Chicago flight in mid-May.

“We’re not going to be completely full on this flight,” he said, directing those traveling solo to pick an aisle or window seat. “We’re spreading people out so you have a little extra elbow room.” 

Don’t expect to hear that refrain on summer flights as vacation season kicks off this weekend with Memorial Day getaways. The less-than-full flight was a blast from the pandemic past, when airlines left middle seats open in the name of social distancing and planes had

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As Olympics near, Japan gets a ‘Level 4: Do Not Travel’ advisory from US State Department

(CNN) — The Tokyo Olympics, postponed in 2020 during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, are facing increasing hurdles in putting on a 2021 show.
The latest troubling sign for the Summer Games came Monday when the State Department advised US citizens against traveling to Japan because of a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases.
It’s been more than a year since Americans have paid tourist calls to the nation. Japan has been closed to US leisure travelers throughout the pandemic, with only “very limited” circumstances in which US citizens could enter.

The Games are still scheduled to run from

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