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Electric Zoo, a massive electronic music festival, is one of New York City’s most popular annual events, having drawn north of 85,000 fans in previous years.

Unfortunately, the festival was canceled due to the pandemic in 2020, but it’s slated for a triumphant return later this year, and fans couldn’t be more excited.

Of course, after a year of travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders, many of us are a little out of practice when it comes to traveling—particularly for live events like this one. The good news is that Launchtrip has you covered. …


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There are a lot of exclusive restaurants in New York City, but BOHEMIAN New York, a Japanese restaurant and bar, might just take the cake.

This ultra-private restaurant, which has sister establishments in Japan, Brazil, Scotland, and other locations, is housed in the former home of artist Andy Warhol and Neo-expressionist trailblazer Jean-Michel Basquiat. Sound like the kind of place you’d like to wine and dine? Well, it’s not as simple as walking through the front doors or even calling ahead and making a reservation.

Here’s what you need to know about BOHEMIAN New York and how you can get…


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The US Open, one of the biggest events in the sport of tennis, is just around the corner, and after a very unusual 2020 tournament, fans will welcomed back to the stands at full capacity.

After a stretch of stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions, however, most of us are pretty rusty when it comes to planning trips—particularly trips for events.

The good news is that Launchtrip has you covered, so there’s no need to stress.

Here’s everything you need to know to get yourself front and center for the 2021 US Open:

US Open Date and Location

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Traveling is a lot of fun. Anybody that’s been lucky enough to travel knows that. What even the most experienced travelers might not know, however, is that it’s legitimately good for you.

Just like a drinking a kale smoothie, hitting the gym, or getting a good night’s sleep, there are scientifically-proven health benefits to exploring the world we live in.

Here are three proven health benefits of traveling:

Travel is Great for your Mental Health


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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently extended the mask mandate for air travel from May 11 to September 13. That decision generated some blowback from mask skeptics but, according to Travel Again’s Traveler Confidence Index, the vast majority of consumers are just fine with donning face coverings on airplanes.

The Traveler Confidence Index measures consumer confidence using a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 denoting the lowest level of confidence, and 5 denoting the highest.

According to the Index’s latest update, 78 percent of leisure travelers and 77 business travelers approve of the TSA extending its mask mandate to…


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Americans are getting back on airplanes—and quickly.

According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), nearly 1.67 million people were screened at U.S. airport checkpoints on Sunday, May 2 alone. That’s the highest number in a single day since Mar 12 of 2020, when travel rates began to plunge amid the growing threat of the pandemic.

U.S. air travel has been bouncing back since mid-February of this year, but the trend really picked up on March 11, when the TSA screened 1 million travelers in a single day for the first time since the pandemic began.

The TSA has not screened…


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The travel industry is ramping back up, and as it does, there’s a renewed need for labor — specifically, vaccinated labor.

In response to that need, industry leaders are asking governments to prioritize vaccinating travel workers, such as hotel and cruise ship employees and restaurant staff.

“If we need our sector to recover and come back and be able to handle the pent-up demand by the time we are in the run-up to the summer, frontline hotel workers and [cruise ship] crew will have to be vaccinated,” said Virginia Messina, managing director of the World Travel & Tourism Council. …


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The Maldives has unveiled a bold plan to resuscitate its struggling tourism industry.

Speaking to CNBC this week, Maldivian Tourism Minister Abdulla Mausoom revealed that the postcard-worthy South Asian country plans to incentivize travel by offering coronavirus vaccines to international visitors — once all Maldivian citizens have had the chance to be vaccinated.

This innovative tourism campaign — the first of its kind — is nicknamed “3V”, for “Visit, Vaccinate, Vacation.”

“The main idea of tourism being open is to provide a reasonably safe tourism with minimum inconvenience,” Mausoom said (via Condé Nast Traveler). …


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Good news, travelers: Greece and France — two of the most popular destinations in Europe — are on track to open their borders to international visitors.

Starting today, Greece no longer requires citizens of the 27-nation European Union (E.U.), or visitors from the United States, Britain, Israel, Serbia and the United Arab Emirates to quarantine upon arrival in the country — so long as they can provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

Greece will then further loosen its travel restrictions on May 14, when visitors from more countries are expected to be welcomed back.

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Allianz Partners recently analyzed more than 985,000 flight itineraries for trips between five and eight days long this coming summer. The objective? Determine the top destinations of the season.

Allianz’s findings revealed that Orlando, Florida and Hawaii’s Maui and Honolulu are the top destinations domestically for summer, 2021 — just as they were back in 2019, before the pandemic. Hawaii’s Honolulu, Kauai and Big Island also made it into the top-10 for this summer’s top domestic destinations, clocking in at Nos. 7 and 8.

In terms of international destinations, Cancun, Mexico took the top spot, followed by San Jose del…

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