I’m sure most of us could use one by now! As travelers, it’s not in our nature to stay in the same place for too long. I was feeling antsy to break free of my house but still wanted to be mindful and responsible with the current situation. Luckily, my fiancé’s family has a cabin in the Poconos Mountains, in Pennsylvania, that is fairly remote and lends itself well to social distancing. So last weekend we packed the car with groceries from our house, as well as our two cats, and headed north.
It was a much-needed break — especially as we’re currently nearing our original wedding date and a distraction from everything was essential. There’s no cable or internet up there, so we could turn off the news and enjoy the peace of nature. And, thankfully, the weather cooperated. It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend. We were lucky to have the retreat as an option for escape, and I took advantage of the weekend with a healthy dose of gratitude alongside it. With a holiday weekend looming ahead, I hope some of you are also able to take advantage of a change of scenery responsibly!
— Kim Krol, editor in chief
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Hotel Indigo Madrid Princesa opened in Madrid’s primary shopping district (temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but expected to open soon), adjacent to Parque del Oeste, giving first-time visitors to Madrid a perfect location for city exploration. The property offers more than 100 guestrooms, with two designs found throughout, both inspired by the natural greenery found in Parque del Oeste and reflecting the spring and fall seasons. In-room amenities include smart televisions and complimentary WiFi.
As states allow visitors again and travel picks up, airlines are starting to prepare for an influx in passengers by increasing cleaning schedules, preparing aircraft for flight and even taking the temperatures of passengers before boarding the plane.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
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Saint Lucia announced a phased plan to reopen island tourism responsibly, beginning June 4. Phase One includes welcoming international flights at Hewanorra International Airport from the United States only. In preparation, 1,500 hotel rooms are being prepared to open. The approach to reopening continues through July 31.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts, with luxury hotels in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, announced its Holidays for Your Heroes initiative. The program will donate 150 luxury, all-inclusive resort stays to essential workers and their families with its Karisma Foundation and partners.