Tripadvisor launched Tripadvisor Plus, an annual subscription that helps members become better travelers by saving them money so they can get more from their trips. For $99 per year, Tripadvisor Plus unlocks travel savings with one membership, including:
- Member-only prices and perks on hotels around the world, with an average savings of $350 per stay
- Savings on nearly 400,000 bookable experiences on Tripadvisor, including tickets, tours and attractions
- Access to rental car savings and elite benefits from Hertz
- Personalized travel advice from Trip insiders via Tripadvisor Text
- Added-value benefits, like flight deal alerts
“As a company, we’ve always believed that travel brings out the best in us, and if the last 15 months have taught us anything, we need it more than ever. That’s why we created Tripadvisor Plus — a program that helps members become better travelers by saving them money so they can get more out of every trip they take. More experiences, more memories, more travel, more human connection,” said Lindsay Nelson, chief experience and brand officer, Tripadvisor. “Tripadvisor Plus has your back by unlocking choice, so you can save more to spend more on what you’ve been missing, whether a quick weekend away or a postponed honeymoon.”
The hotel savings are available at hundreds of thousands of worldwide hotels, and most members recover the annual fee on their first trip. The experiences include private boats, sunset cruises, private tours, museums, theme parks and more. With Hertz, savings of 25 percent and a complimentary year of Five Star Elite Status are available, with the Young Renter Fee waived.
With more companies around the world becoming more environmentally friendly, American Airlines recently announced it committed to set a science-based target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This move will sharpen the company’s strategy for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and aligns its path with the global imperative of limiting temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Deep Dive Dubai, home of the deepest swimming pool for diving in the world, opened in Dubai, in the Nad Al Sheba neighborhood. Guinness World Records verified the pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at a depth of 60.02 meters, or almost 197 feet, holding 14 million liters of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Mondrian, a leading brand within the Accor group, announced its expansion into Europe with the opening of Mondrian Shoreditch London. The hotel, owned by the Reuben Brothers, will open its doors Aug. 2, following a major overhaul and complete redesign by the award-winning London interior design studio Goddard Littlefair.
As more travelers return to the skies, American is here every step of the way to ensure an elevated and seamless journey. Experience flying freedom with AirPass, American’s all-inclusive, pre-paid travel membership program.
Finnair Updates: Entry for Vaccinated Travelers, COVID Requirements Discontinued & New Long-Haul Flights
Finland is now open to travelers from the European Union and Schengen countries. Those travelers can enter Finland freely without any additional health safety measures when they are fully vaccinated, have had a COVID-19 infection before, are born in 2006 or later, or arrive from a country with low virus incidence.