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Hotel Above Par's Brandon Berkson on How to Plan the Perfect Vacation

Hotel Above Par's Brandon Berkson on How to Plan the Perfect Vacation

TRAVEL | By Merryn Johns | Sep 18, 2021

This fall, EDGE partners with Hotels Above Par to present a series of expert-curated guides to some of the world's best LGBTQ+-friendly hotels and destinations. To kick things off, we interview its founder Brandon Berkson.

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

TRAVEL | By Jill Lawless | Sep 17, 2021

The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective.

US Will Give Runway Rights to a Budget Airline at Newark Airport

US Will Give Runway Rights to a Budget Airline at Newark Airport

TRAVEL | Sep 17, 2021

The Transportation Department said Thursday it will give rights for several afternoon and evening flights in Newark, New Jersey, to a budget airline to drive down fares.

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

TRAVEL | Sep 16, 2021

The U.S. is doubling the fine for people who break the rule requiring masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transit to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Malaysia Reopens Resort Island as Vaccinations Rise

Malaysia Reopens Resort Island as Vaccinations Rise

TRAVEL | Sep 16, 2021

Hundreds of holiday-makers flocked to Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi as it reopened Thursday to fully vaccinated travelers.

Ireland's Ryanair Aims to Hire 5,000 New Staff

Ireland's Ryanair Aims to Hire 5,000 New Staff

TRAVEL | Sep 16, 2021

Irish airline Ryanair said Thursday that it's planning to create 5,000 jobs over the next five years as part of its recovery from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hong Kong Gay Games Pushed Back to 2023 Due to COVID

Hong Kong Gay Games Pushed Back to 2023 Due to COVID

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15, 2021

The Gay Games that were slated for next year in Hong Kong have been pushed back to 2023 due to concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Carnival CEO Discusses Cruise Lines, Pandemic and Politics

Carnival CEO Discusses Cruise Lines, Pandemic and Politics

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Sep 15, 2021

Carnival Corp., once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate uncharted waters for the cruise giant, which operates nine brands.

Fires Shut Sequoia National Park, Could Threaten Huge Trees

Fires Shut Sequoia National Park, Could Threaten Huge Trees

TRAVEL | Sep 15, 2021

Sequoia National Park is shut down, its namesake gigantic trees potentially threatened by two forest fires burning in steep and dangerous terrain in California's Sierra Nevada.

Watch: Why Mexico's State of Yucatán is Becoming an Alluring LGBTQ+ Travel Destination

Watch: Why Mexico's State of Yucatán is Becoming an Alluring LGBTQ+ Travel Destination

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Sep 14, 2021

EDGE chats with Yucatán's Minister of Tourism Michelle Fridman about the state's efforts to increase LGBTQ+ awareness and top travel tips to explore the state.

How to Plan an LGBTQ+ Vermont Adventure, Any Time of Year

How to Plan an LGBTQ+ Vermont Adventure, Any Time of Year

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 14, 2021

No matter the season, Vermont is packed with activities for the LGBTQ+ traveler — just pack a bag and head to the Green Mountain State!

UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues

UK Ditches Plans for Vaccine Passports at Crowded Venues

TRAVEL | By Leanne Italie | Sep 13, 2021

Authorities in Britain have decided not to require vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England.

Why Malmö is Sweden's Unexpected Sweet Spot for LGBTQ+ Travel

Why Malmö is Sweden's Unexpected Sweet Spot for LGBTQ+ Travel

TRAVEL | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 12, 2021

The recent WorldPride and EuroGames co-host city steps into a long-overdue spotlight as an LGBTQ+ traveler's dream for a Scandinavian getaway for design, dining, and nightlife.

Where Did Our Favorite Queer Celebrities Go on Summer Vacation?

Where Did Our Favorite Queer Celebrities Go on Summer Vacation?

TRAVEL | By Andrew Villagomez | Sep 12, 2021

Wondering where our favorite LGBTQ+ went, what they did, and who they were with? EDGE editors did a social media SCUBA dive on our favorite queer influencers —no need to feel FOMO. Just pretend you were there, too.

'Mean Girls' Star Jonathan Bennett Talks LGBTQ+ Cruise Co. He Founded with His Husband-to-Be

'Mean Girls' Star Jonathan Bennett Talks LGBTQ+ Cruise Co. He Founded with His Husband-to-Be

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 12, 2021

"Mean Girls" star Jonathan Bennett and his fiancé, fellow actor Jaymes Vaughan, appeared on the Travel & Leisure podcast Let's Go Together to talk about their new gay cruise company.

US Investigating Airlines Over Slow Refunds During Pandemic

US Investigating Airlines Over Slow Refunds During Pandemic

TRAVEL | Sep 10, 2021

The Transportation Department is detailing efforts it says it is making to help airline customers who were wrongfully denied refunds after flights were canceled or changed during the pandemic.

Airlines Say Rise in COVID-19 Cases is Hurting Ticket Sales

Airlines Say Rise in COVID-19 Cases is Hurting Ticket Sales

TRAVEL | By David Koening | Sep 10, 2021

Several leading U.S. airlines warned Thursday that the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant is hurting their bookings and further delaying the travel industry's recovery.

Waikiki's 'Alohilani Resort Mandates Vaccination for Workers, Guests

Waikiki's 'Alohilani Resort Mandates Vaccination for Workers, Guests

TRAVEL | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 8, 2021

'Alohilani Resort will require its employees, patrons and guests to show proof they're fully vaccinated. The requirement will also apply to the six other Waikiki properties owned or operated by hospitality management company Highgate.

How 9/11 Changed Air Travel: More Security, Less Privacy

How 9/11 Changed Air Travel: More Security, Less Privacy

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Sep 7, 2021

Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you're likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn't anywhere near as intrusive.

Shark Tourism Grows on Cape Cod, 3 Years After Attacks

Shark Tourism Grows on Cape Cod, 3 Years After Attacks

TRAVEL | By Philip Marcelo | Sep 7, 2021

Three summers after Cape Cod saw two great white shark attacks on humans — including the state's first fatal attack since 1936 — the popular tourist destination south of Boston is showing signs it's slowly, tentatively embracing its shark-y reputation.

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