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Don't read vacation emails, keep your return date a secret and other tips for hacking your PTO

Don’t read vacation emails, keep your return date a secret and other tips for hacking your PTO

Americans are notorious for not taking a break. The average U.S. worker took less than 12 days of vacation in 2021 — six fewer than the global average — according to Expedia’s latest Vacation Deprivation study of 14,500 working adults across 16 countries.  Yet an overwhelming majority of workers say taking vacations makes them feel more …

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Americans hoping for European vacations this summer should prepare for one thing: chaos

Americans hoping for European vacations this summer should prepare for one thing: chaos

Some airlines and airports are struggling with the post-covid demand for travel. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON — Delays, cancellations and strikes. It’s been a messy time for many European tourist hotspots as airlines and airports struggle to cope with pent-up travel demand after Covid-19 lockdowns. Thousands of flights have been …

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Three easy ways to find hidden cameras in hotels and rental homes

Three easy ways to find hidden cameras in hotels and rental homes

Nearly 60% of Americans said they were worried about hidden cameras in Airbnb homes in 2019. And 11% of vacation home renters said they had discovered a hidden camera during a stay, according to a survey by the real estate investment company IPX1031. Spy cameras are not a new problem. In South Korea, more than …

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Travelers are upset about rising costs, but most aren't canceling their plans just yet

Travelers are upset about rising costs, but most aren’t canceling their plans just yet

Summer travel talk sure isn’t what it used to be. Rather than sun, sand and surf, many travel discussions now center on inflation, rising fuel costs and flight cancellations, a situation which could derail a much-needed 2022 summer travel comeback. Travel conversations on Twitter decreased 75% from April to May, while discussions related to gas …

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Bradley International Airport to open new, $210 million transportation center as summer air travel increases; tips for smoother start to vacations

Bradley International Airport to open new, $210 million transportation center as summer air travel increases; tips for smoother start to vacations

WINDSOR LOCKS — With the summer air travel season in full swing, Bradley International Airport said Tuesday it will open its new, $210 million transportation center in mid-July, concentrating all its rental car businesses in one place and adding 850 new parking spaces. “It’s a very exciting addition to the airport,” Kevin A. Dillon, executive …

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