The New Zealand government will implement a tourist tax to help finance the country's infrastructure and conservation efforts starting next year. When international visitors, excluding Australians, apply for a visa, they will be taxed up to $24.40.
All-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels are offering a variety of benefits to agents seeking to experience these hotels in the Dominican Republic or Mexico. These benefits include discounts on room rates, spa treatments and golf.
Energetic Panama City offers cultural events, top-notch museums and nature-filled experiences. Visitors can catch a performance at the National Theater, tour exhibits about the historic waterway at the Panama Canal Museum and explore wildlife at the Metropolitan Natural Park.
It is important to set attainable yearly goals so your intentions do not become an unfulfilled wish list, Mike Marchev advises. For starters, focus your efforts on a couple of goals you are likely to accomplish within a specified time period.
The Special Olympics Flame of Hope arrived at Chicago O'Hare International Airport aboard a United Airlines flight from Boston. United Airlines is a principal sponsor of the Special Olympics and CEO Oscar Munoz was there to receive the flame.
Customers flying on Boutique Air to make connections to United Airlines flights in Atlanta and Nashville, Tenn., can now book their trips through the United Airlines website and earn MileagePlus miles for their Boutique Air flights.
Since 2007, Alaska Airlines has let travelers check a case of wine for free from Santa Rosa and Sonoma counties in California. The carrier's "Wine Flies Free" program has since expanded to include a total of 29 cities in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
Reviewer Francis Zera tried JetBlue Airways' Mint, Even More Space and Core seating options and gives all three a hearty endorsement, while noting that an upgrade to Mint or Even More Space is well worth the additional cost.
Boutique hotel brand Ace Hotel is developing its first luxury offering, the 67-room Maison de la Luz, in New Orleans. "We hope there will be more opportunities in other cities, however New Orleans' singular spirit made it the perfect city to lay the foundation for Maison de la Luz," said Kelly Sawdon of Atelier Ace, the design studio behind Ace Hotel.
Celebrity Cruises' The Celebrity Revolution initiative calls for the cruise line's entire fleet to undergo $500 million worth of renovations. The upgrades, which will include redesigned suites and updated restaurants, will start next year and continue through 2023.
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