FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

More Plastic Straws Banned Across Travel Industry

by Angelique Platas

Jun 28, 2018

Plastic Straws © Fullempty | Dreamstime.com

Feature

According to the National Parks Organization, more than 500 million straws are used each year worldwide, taking as long as 100 years to degrade. In light of this, the travel industry began shifting practices to more be eco-friendly.

Recently announced, Breezes Resort & Spa in the Bahamas, Hyatt Ziva and Zilara and Panama Jack Resorts all joined the #SkipTheStraw and #StopUsingStraws social media movements. The hashtags began in hopes of shedding light on the clean beaches initiative to preserve local wildlife and ecosystems from the harms of plastic waste.

Other accommodations joining on the plastic ban include boutique hotel One Aldwych in London. One Aldwych has done so far as to ban all plastic straws from restaurants including the Lobby Bar, Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar, Indigo and private dining and room service. The Lobby Bar replaced plastic with glass straws and olive pokes with bamboo sticks.

Even airlines synonymous with laid-back cocktails and island vibes jumped on the cause with Thai Airways banning all plastic straws from flights, with a few exceptions. Guests with handicaps or children and elderly travelers requiring a straw to eat or drink will have the option. Fiji Airways is working on a similar program.

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Daily
Apr 6, 2020

United Airlines Extends MileagePlus Status Through 2022

United Airlines is making its MileagePlus program more flexible for its frequent-flyer customers in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and global travel restrictions.

Five Things You Need to Know About Punta Cana’s New Finest Resort

Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.

Daily
Apr 6, 2020

Delta Air Lines Extends SkyMiles Status

In an effort to encourage future travel and continued brand loyalty, Delta Air Lines extends Medallion Status, Club Memberships and more to support SkyMiles members’ future travel plans.

April 2020
Apr 6, 2020

LGBTQ+ Costa Rica

THE TIMING COULDN’T BE BETTER for LGBTQ+ travelers to visit Costa Rica. This verdant hot spot renowned for its eco-friendly policies is gearing up to become the first nation in Central America to legalize same-sex marriage.

The Perfect Fit

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.

Daily
Apr 6, 2020

Washington, D.C.’s Hamilton Hotel Offers Daily Room Rentals for Those Looking for a Home Office

Hamilton Hotel, in downtown Washington, D.C., offers its rooms for use as home offices for people who need safe, clean work environments outside of their home. Guests can make booking by calling the hotel directly at 202.682.0111.

Daily
Apr 2, 2020

Cruise at Home with Crystal Cruises with [email protected]

While we wait patiently for the go-ahead to travel, Crystal Cruises offers some home-bound programming with [email protected]. The virtual cruise experience was created to appease the wandering traveler’s eye and inspire future vacation plans, all from the comfort of home — a growing theme in the industry, but a novel idea in the cruising world.

Athens: A city that charms its guests and stirs their emotions

The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.

Daily
Apr 2, 2020

Most Miserable U.S. Airports Include Newark, LaGuardia, According to ValuePenguin.com

A new report shows the country’s most miserable airports: Newark (EWR), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and LaGuardia (LGA) rank near the top of the list.