15 Feb Travel Talk: This Week’s Top Travel News Stories Including 2018 Travel Regrets, How to Ask for Unpaid Leave for Travel, and more.
In this week’s Travel Talk segment, we scoured the web for the top travel news stories to bring right to you. Read on for the top stories in the travel industry today.
The most common travel-related regret of 2018
According to a survey from Airbnb, not taking a beach vacation was ranked as the most common travel-related regret for people at the end of 2018. Airbnb gathered travel habit info from 2,000 Americans and a shocking two-thirds of those polled did not take a beach vacation in 2018 and regretted it. Financial constraints and limited vacation days were the biggest barriers cited. We can help you plan a beach vacation on your budget, and if you are lacking in vacation days, check out our next travel news story.
How to ask your boss for unpaid leave for travel
Asking for unpaid time off of work can be tricky. Your best bet is to do your research first, starting with this helpful article from Harvard Business Review. You may want to find out if others in your company have asked and been granted unpaid leave. You should also find out if the purpose of your travel needs to be work-related for it to be approved. The most important step is posing your case in an appealing way to your boss. Read the whole travel news story for more tips and details.
8 best Las Vegas Strip hotels – just in time for Spring Break
Nothing says Spring Break quite like a few nights in Las Vegas! But with 43 hotels with a Las Vegas Strip address, it can be hard to narrow down your options. Start with this helpful list from CNN Travel, then give us a call and we can help you choose the right property for you. For instance, if you want a mega-resort with everything in one place, The Venetian Resort may be for you. The Venetian and Palazzo hotels unified under one resort earlier this year, which means the property now has 7,000 total rooms! Plus, the two properties are connected by corridors and canals full of shops and restaurants. You truly don’t have to leave if you don’t want!
2019 is shaping up to be a good year for the travel industry
To the untrained eye, 2019 may seem like a terrible year for the travel industry. However, despite the perilous stock market, government shut down, and recession worries that have plagued 2019 so far, the travel industry is posing to come out unscathed with another successful year. Skift Senior Research Analysts explain the reasons why in this interesting podcast episode. Head to the link to listen!
The best Netflix travel documentaries
No, the Fyre Festival documentary isn’t on this list! If you can’t get away any time soon, the next best thing could be tuning into one of these documentaries or docuseries on Netflix. Most of them you probably haven’t heard of, like Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father, while others are classics like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (RIP to a great).
Long weekend getaways for couples
If you weren’t able to do something special for Valentine’s Day yesterday, maybe you should look into a long weekend getaway for you and your sweetheart. Take advantage of the long weekend upon us with President’s Day on Monday with one of these quick destinations. For our fellow Midwesterners, you may want to head somewhere somewhat close if planning last minute. One option on this list is Park City, Utah. If you’d rather jet set internationally, try Rome or Playa del Carmen. No matter what you choose and when you choose to go, our leisure travel experts can help you plan the perfect getaway. Read the full list of ideas from this Travel + Leisure travel news story for more inspiration.
Call us today in order to book your next getaway for Spring Break 2019 or Summer 2019 and beyond. You can reach us at 402-390-9291 or get started here.