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Palm Beach two ways — elegant classic and effortlessly modern
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If a tough 2020 has you craving open space, golden sand beaches and balmy winter weather, look no further than Florida. As other parts of the U.S. retreat indoors for the season, the state is making the most of its many open-air business and restaurants and its many glamorous hotels. Among Florida’s chicest escapes is …
Etihad partners improve mileage earnings – The Points Guy
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Etihad Airways is unique in that it has partnerships with nearly two-dozen airlines across multiple alliances. These partnerships unlock a ton of options for earning and redeeming miles on Etihad. And now, they’re becoming even more rewarding. TPG has discovered that the Abu Dhabi-based carrier made adjustments to its fare classes and is now awarding …
23 minutes, a $20 taxi and no boarding pass: How I pulled off a seemingly impossible international connection
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They say time is money, and last week, I learned that lesson firsthand. On Dec. 15, I flew on Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to San Francisco, leaving me about 2,500 miles away from my home in New York City when I landed in the Bay Area. With a winter storm on its way …
Japan’s borders just closed even more tightly to foreigners
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Borders are continuing to tighten around the world as governments respond to the threat of a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus. Effective on Monday, Dec. 28, the Japanese government will bar most foreign nationals in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Entry bans were already in place for international travelers …
How a successful status challenge rekindled my love affair with Hyatt
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Some of my fondest hotel memories center around Hyatt. Several years ago, the chain was matching Starwood status (this was before the Marriott merger), and I was able to snag its then-top-tier Diamond status, which led to some of the best hotel stays of my life. I knew even then, unfortunately, that I wouldn’t be …
TPG staffer mistake story: The rental car misstep that cost me big time
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Today, I want to share one of my own rookie mistakes that ended up costing me when I rented a car. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. Renting a car is always a stressful proposition for me. I’ve lived in New York and San Francisco for most …
Outbreak at Sandals – Yes you can get COVID-19 at a resort
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Editor’s note: This post has been updated after TPG got a statement from Sandals Resorts International. A growing outbreak of COVID-19 at Sandals Grenada has the government there scrambling to find out what happened and guests wondering what to do next. The Ministry of Health confirmed a cluster of at least 26 cases including guests …
Delta finds itself in the middle of holiday havoc again with hundreds of flight cancellations
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Bad weather and staffing shortages have forced Delta Air Lines to cancel hundreds of flights on and before Christmas, The Washington Post reported. It’s an unfortunate repeat of the Thanksgiving holiday period, when Delta canceled approximately 500 flights. The latest flurry of cancellations began on Wednesday, when Delta canceled hundreds of flights in anticipation of a …
Abu Dhabi has re-opened to travelers
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Editor’s note: This post has been updated for clarity on quarantine guidelines since publication. How did a small sovereign state in the Arabian Desert become one of the world’s most aspirational vacation destinations? One way is by claiming over a hundred Guinness World Records. Among the records: One for the tallest building, the world’s largest …
Disney World is terminating the Magical Express Bus and Extra Magic Hours
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It’s hard to beat the uninterrupted magic when you stay at a Disney-owned resort hotel. And there are also serious, tangible perks: Complimentary Magical Express bus transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and the ability to leverage Extra Magic Hours to enter the parks before (or stay later than) non-resort guests. But …
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