Demand for group travel is on the rise.
Despite the strains of the ongoing pandemic, several organizations within the travel industry are reporting upticks in the amount of group bookings being made.
Transat, a Canadian airline, is one such organization.
“There is definitely a demand for groups,” Pat Brady, National Groups Director for Transat, told Travelweek recently. “We started seeing an increase in sales [for groups] back in late winter 2020, early spring 2021 for fall 2021 [and] winter 2022 departures.”
Transat is also seeing boosted demand for group trips in summer 2022 and winter 2023—specifically trips to Europe and…
Dr. Anthony Fauci and the U.S. Travel Association are at odds on a possible vaccine mandate for domestic air travel.
Speaking to theSkimm last Friday, Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, revealed that he’s in favor of such a mandate, which would require travelers to be fully vaccinated in order to board a domestic flight.
Fauci was careful to clarify that he is not proposing this mandate, only that he would be supportive of it if it was enacted.
“It’s on the table; we haven’t decided yet,” he said (via the Washington Post). …
Calling all Arizona fight fans! Just months after the UFC brought a blockbuster mixed martial arts pay-per-view to Glendale’s Gila Rivera Arena, Bellator MMA is set to promote a similarly massive event at the Footprint Center in Phoenix.
The event, titled Bellator 268, is slated to go down on the evening of Saturday, October 16.
In the Bellator 268 main event, the promotion’s reigning light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov will put his belt—and his eight-fight win-streak—on the line against former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, who is one of the most feared knockout artists in MMA history…
In 2019, Phoenix Pride hosted the 39th Annual Phoenix Pride Festival, with the help of 300 corporations, local business, and organizations. The expectation was that the Festival’s 40th anniversary would be celebrated in 2020, but the pandemic had other plans.
The good news is that Phoenix Pride is poised for a triumphant comeback later this year, meaning it’s finally time celebrate the organization’s 40th anniversary or, as its officially billed “40 years of Fortitude.”
This momentous celebration goes down on the weekend of November 6 and 7 at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. As always, it will be a…
Phoenix, Arizona is a long, long way from the nearest natural rainforest. Yet tucked away in nearby Scottsdale, you will find a man-made, indoor rainforest packed to the rafters with tropical butterflies and a range of reptiles, birds and more.
It’s called Butterfly Wonderland, and it’s a must-see for any nature lovers that find themselves in the Phoenix area.
Butterfly Wonderland is located at Arizona Boardwalk in Scottsdale, a unique entertainment hub that features a total of eight attractions (OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Laser + Mirror Maze, Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs, Surprise Your Eyes, VR…
Rebel Rock 2021, the biggest rock music festival in the Orlando area, is right around the corner.
This massive festival was unfortunately canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, but it looks as though organizers are looking to make up for lost time in 2021. This year’s festival, which runs from September 24–26 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, features some of the biggest names in the rock, alternative, metal and punk genres.
Rebel Rock 2021 headliners include Volbeat, P.O.D., Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, The Used, and Rise Against. Other major acts on…
Renowned celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay opened his first Florida restaurant earlier this month, right in the heart of Orlando’s ICON Park.
Ramsay’s new restaurant is called Gordon Ramsay’s Fish & Chips. Orlando marks the restaurant’s second location after the first opened in Las Vegas back in 2016 (it’s maintained a 4.3/5 star-rating on Google ever since).
“Fish & Chips is a really important dish to me, not only is it quintessentially British but it was part of my upbringing,” the British chef, who has earned 16 Michelin stars over the course of his illustrious culinary career, said of his fish…
There’s a brand new rollercoaster at Universal Orlando Resort, and it’s one that fans of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchises will love.
The new ride, which officially opened to the public on June 10, is called VelociCoaster. You’ll find it at Universal’s Island Adventure, on the site of the former Triceratops Encounter attraction.
The new ride is already immensely popular, drawing in throngs of thrill-seekers and dinosaur lovers, but here’s what you need to know if you haven’t checked it out yet.
The queue for VelociCoaster begins outside the lower floor of the Discovery Center. If you see…
Miami’s position on the ocean makes it a great place for seafood lovers. That’s no secret. What you might not know, however, is that we’re closing in on one of the very best occasions to eat seafood in Miami: the Deering Seafood Festival.
The 2021 Deering Seafood Festival, which happens to mark the event’s 16th anniversary, is scheduled for October 24. The fun goes down at the Deering Estate—the former home of Charles Deering, an industrialist preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, and philanthropist—which you can find at 16701 SW 72nd Ave.
Very few bands or artists skip over sun-soaked Miami when they set out on a North American tour. The coming fall is evidence of that fact, as the Miami area is set to host some of the biggest stars in music on stages all across the city.
From rap to pop, from latin to rock, here are some of the biggest concerts coming to Miami this fall.
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