15 Nov Travel Talk: Thanksgiving Travel Tips & More
In this week’s Travel Talk we are sharing the best travel news stories from around the web, including the best times for Thanksgiving travel. In addition, ALG is opening their first Secrets Resort in Aruba and Australia was named 2020 Destination of the Year by Travel + Leisure. Read on for all of the top travel news stories from around the web this week.
Travel Talk: Thanksgiving Travel Tips & More
Google Maps Says This is the Worst Time to Leave for Thanksgiving Travel
If your Thanksgiving travel plans include driving, then this article is for you! In 2018, nearly 48.5 million people were on the streets for Thanksgiving travel. In addition to best driving times for your trip, Google Maps can help you avoid crowds at grocery stores, shopping malls and movie theatres with their new Popular Times feature. Read more about how Google Maps can help you with your Thanksgiving travel plans at the link below.
ALG Grows Caribbean Presence, Plans to Open First Secrets in Aruba
AMResorts, an Apple Leisure Group (ALG) company, has locked in a new resort brand management deal in Aruba. The agreement will bring the first Secrets Resorts & Spa-branded property to the island, with the 600-key Secrets Baby Beach Aruba situated alongside Baby Beach, a popular white-sand lagoon in the southern part of the island, close to San Nicolas. Read more at the link below.
Venice Still Needs Tourists, says Locals Devastated by Floods
Local Sebastian Fegarazzi has a message for tourists considering putting off a trip to Venice in light of the recent flooding: “At this moment people need to make money to survive the losses they’ve had.” The flooding of the past 24 hours has seen Venetians lose possessions in their homes, stock in their stores, and power — everywhere. However, despite the dangerous flooding, businesses are trying their best to stay open for locals and tourists. Read more about the flooding and when tourists should visit Venice next at the link below.
The Future of Sustainable Tourism May Lie Within All-Inclusive Resorts
According to experts in sustainable tourism, the all-inclusive vacation package could be the sustainable vacation of the future. “In the past, package holidays — particularly all-inclusive — have been regarded as the least sustainable way to travel,” says Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel. But he says that all-inclusive resorts have the “potential” to be a highly sustainable way to accommodate mass tourism. Read more at the link below.
Australia Named 2020 Destination of the Year by Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure has named Australia as the 2020 Destinatino of the Year! the Travel + Leisure Destination of the Year is the place that they believe best captures the travel zeitgeist of the moment, thanks to a rare combination of exciting new offerings, cultural relevance, and singular experiences, combined with an energy and timeliness that compels the idea “visit now.” Read more at the link below.
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