26 Apr Travel Talk: USVI Travel Demand Keeps Rising, 14 Destinations for Relaxation & More
In this week’s travel talk segment, we take a look at the rising travel demand for the USVI, 14 destinations that are perfect for peace and relaxation, and more. Read them all below!
USVI travel demand continues to rise
There has been a strong travel demand for seats to both St. Thomas and St. Croix in the past winter months, according to Tourism Commissioner Designee Joseph Boschulte. This travel demand is expected to rise. In fact, United is set to launch daily nonstop flights from Houston to St. Thomas this summer. This is just one example of travel companies and airlines taking note of the rising travel demand to the USVI. Read the full article for more details on the trending destination on Caribbean Journal.
14 incredible places to visit if you need peace & relaxation
Looking for a vacation destination that does not require a ton of energy? Look no further than this helpful list of the most relaxing destinations from Travel + Leisure. These peaceful places can not only rejuvenate your body, but also clear your mind so you’re totally refreshed when it’s finally time to get back to the real world. The list includes beach destinations like Lumahai Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. In addition, picturesque destinations like Cape Elizabeth in Maine are on the list. Looking to get out of the US? Check out Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. Or for a tranquil European destination, consider taking a trip to Seven Sisters in East Sussex, England.
Save money when traveling with a group on Amtrak
On Wednesday, Amtrak announced a new “Share Fares” discount through which tickets become less expensive when you buy them in groups of four or fewer. The discount is valid for certain routes, including the Northeast Regional between Boston and Washington, D.C.. Here’s how it works: When you book travel for up to four people on the same itinerary, you’ll receive discounts on all tickets in the group after the first. Ticket No. 1 will be full price, the second will be 15% off, the third will be 60% off, and the fourth will be 70% off.
This site connects solo travelers who are looking for someone to travel and split expenses with
Traveling solo can get a bit lonely, not to mention expensive! One travel site is working to connect travelers from all over the world who are planning to travel to the same destination. GAFFL, or Get a Friend for Life, connects people based on where and when they’re traveling. This way, travelers can link up and explore the world together. The site has users from 156 countries who have to pass a multi-step verification process set up to keep travelers safe. Here’s how it works: to join trips users pay $6.99 for a 30 day window where they can join unlimited trips and create unlimited instant connections. In addition, travelers can get a value package starting at $20 for six months and $30 for 1 year.
Here’s what it costs to travel to 7 popular Game of Thrones destinations.
Travel app Hopper priced out the what it costs to fly to some of Game of Thrones’ most popular (and accessible) filming destinations, including Iceland, Northern Ireland and Spain. It turns out Iceland, the land of the White Walkers, is a good bet for fans looking for cheaper airfares. Roundtrip flights from the U.S. to Reykjavik, Iceland are fairly inexpensive right now, Hopper found. Head to CNBC for more details on these exciting Game of Thrones destinations.
The future of airplane food involves robots, apps, and automats
Airplane food service hasn’t changed much since the introduction of the wheeled trolley, but some designers think it’s time to toss out the galleys and trays — and try something completely different. Bernadette Berger, associate creative director at Seattle-based design firm TEAGUE, imagines that trolley service could be replaced by automat-style ordering. Passengers could peruse the menu choices and place their order on an app, then collect it from one of the lockers at new self-service stations onboard, using near field communications (NFC). Get more details on Travel + Leisure.
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