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US Go Everywhere Pass

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US Go Everywhere Pass A new tourist pass, released on December 10, could make the perfect holiday gift this year for yourself or another traveler, particularly if a cross-country road trip in the United States is on the docket for 2020. It’s called the Go Everywhere Pass, and it offers admission to museums, aquariums, and tours in 14 cities around the country in 2020. And it’s quite a steal, at least right now — the pass is available for $20.20 for the first 100 buyers.
Passholders receive admission to over 800 sites in cities like Chicago, San Diego, and Miami, as well as the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where you can enjoy a sunset dinner sail and walk through some of the historical sites at Pearl Harbor. In Miami, explore the Jungle Island adventure park and Miami Seaquarium. Chicago highlights include the Art Institute of Chicago and a sightseeing river cruise on the Chicago River.
If you were to visit all of the sites on the pass, a feat of Herculean proportions that would require a…

Harry Potter and other themed igloos

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Harry Potter and other themed igloos Spending the winter in an igloo might not sound like the most appealing pastime, but when those igloos are on the beach, and come with warm blankets and other luxurious amenities, the proposition is a bit more enticing. Gurney’s Montauk and Gurney’s Newport are setting up themed igloos at their Hamptons, NY, and Newport, RI, properties. Each hut will offer guests warm blankets, treats, activities, and music according to the igloo’s specific theme.
Photo: Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa/Facebook
One of the igloos at Gurney’s Montauk, for example, is astrology-themed. It comes with tarot cards and a crystal ball for photo ops and “fortune-telling.” If you prefer something a bit more realistic, you might choose the Harry Potter igloo, outfitted with potions and wands, with the movie’s soundtrack playing in the background. Best of all, since the igloos are completely transparent, you’ll have a great view of the water no matter which theme yo…

US Go Everywhere Pass

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US Go Everywhere Pass A new tourist pass, released on December 10, could make the perfect holiday gift this year for yourself or another traveler, particularly if a cross-country road trip in the United States is on the docket for 2020. It’s called the Go Everywhere Pass, and it offers admission to museums, aquariums, and tours in 14 cities around the country in 2020. And it’s quite a steal, at least right now — the pass is available for $20.20 for the first 100 buyers.
Passholders receive admission to over 800 sites in cities like Chicago, San Diego, and Miami, as well as the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where you can enjoy a sunset dinner sail and walk through some of the historical sites at Pearl Harbor. In Miami, explore the Jungle Island adventure park and Miami Seaquarium. Chicago highlights include the Art Institute of Chicago and a sightseeing river cruise on the Chicago River.
If you were to visit all of the sites on the pass, a feat of Herculean proportions that would require a…

Harry Potter and other themed igloos

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Harry Potter and other themed igloos Spending the winter in an igloo might not sound like the most appealing pastime, but when those igloos are on the beach, and come with warm blankets and other luxurious amenities, the proposition is a bit more enticing. Gurney’s Montauk and Gurney’s Newport are setting up themed igloos at their Hamptons, NY, and Newport, RI, properties. Each hut will offer guests warm blankets, treats, activities, and music according to the igloo’s specific theme.
Photo: Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa/Facebook
One of the igloos at Gurney’s Montauk, for example, is astrology-themed. It comes with tarot cards and a crystal ball for photo ops and “fortune-telling.” If you prefer something a bit more realistic, you might choose the Harry Potter igloo, outfitted with potions and wands, with the movie’s soundtrack playing in the background. Best of all, since the igloos are completely transparent, you’ll have a great view of the water no matter which theme yo…

Skift Global Forum 2019: How American Express Is Improving Customer Experience with a Focus on Meaningful...

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Skift Global Forum 2019: How American Express Is Improving Customer Experience with a Focus on Meaningful...

Skift Take: Consumers are so overwhelmed by choice these days, they sometimes simply give up on travel plans altogether. Brands like American Express Travel are hoping to end that lamentable state of affairs by combining old-school service with new technological tools that make the complete “customer journey” both high tech and high touch. — SkiftX Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/skift-global-forum-2019-how-american-express-is-improving-customer-experience-with-a-focus-on-meaningful-moments/

Why Airlines Keep Creating Even More Types of Fares

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Why Airlines Keep Creating Even More Types of Fares Shown here is the "first lounge" of Qantas airlines at the main international airport in Sydney, Australia. Qantas offers fare types like Red eDeal, Flex, and Businesss as a way to squeeze out incremental margin on ticket prices and defend against market share incursions. Qantas

Skift Take: Many airline executives insist that their so-called New Distribution Capability, or new method of sharing data for selling tickets, will hit a major target next year. But industry insiders say the target will be missed. To cope in the meantime, several airlines will expand the marketing for bundled fares under a confusing array of brand names. — Sean O'Neill Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/why-airlines-keep-creating-even-more-types-of-fares/

Airbnb’s New Verification Policies and 20 Other Top Digital Stories This Week

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Airbnb’s New Verification Policies and 20 Other Top Digital Stories This Week Airbnb will start verifying listings starting in Dec. 2019. Airbnb

Skift Take: This week in digital, stepping away from its hands-off approach, Airbnb introduces a policy in hopes of preventing another tragedy. Meanwhile, both TripAdvisor and Expedia Group are feeling added pressure from Google's travel business. — Jasmine Ganaishlal Read the Complete Story On Skift http://travel.atspace.co.uk/airbnbs-new-verification-policies-and-20-other-top-digital-stories-this-week/