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    UK staycation is here to stay

    The post UK staycation is here to stay appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. New research from Square has revealed that staycations are a trend set to continue to the end of 2022 and beyond. Nearly half (45%) of UK holidaymakers plan to continue staycations until at least 2022 or until the pandemic is over, and 1 in 10 (10%) intend to go on holiday in the UK for at least the next 3 years. In contrast, only 1 in 20 (5%) plan to holiday outside of Europe in the near future. The findings also show that 6 in 10 staycationers (61%) are planning to rebook a…

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    What are cruise lines doing to stay afloat during the pandemic

    The post What are cruise lines doing to stay afloat during the pandemic appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In recent days, cruise lines have announced plans for comeback sailings from such unorthodox cruise hubs as Nassau, Bahamas, and Haifa, Israel. In addition, they’ve announced quite a few other things that at any other time, would be considered bizarre for sure. Like plans to impose medical tests on their passengers. And plans to restrict passengers from touring on their own in ports. As you’ll read about below, all of these announcements have a common denominator: They are what the lines feel they need to do right now…

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    Smarter: This Airbnb alternative is a luxury and sustainable short stay platform

    The post Smarter: This Airbnb alternative is a luxury and sustainable short stay platform appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Pioneering marketplace for short stays, Smarter opens the doors of London’s most lavish and outstanding homes, whilst offering sustainable travel solutions and an eco-forward experience. Conceived to challenge the status quo set by traditional booking platforms, the disruptor brand distils quality from quantity, liberates guests from high booking fees and entrenches a commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of all its stays. Launched on 5 May, Smarter has built a portfolio of luxury homes founded on its principles of: Restoring guests’ booking confidence by listing only carefully…

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    Agoda unveils COVID-19 isolation stay options throughout India

    The post Agoda unveils COVID-19 isolation stay options throughout India appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. International digital travel platform Agoda has leveraged its technology expertise to help people in India easily search and find quarantine or alternative stay options during this latest phase of the pandemic. It has created two distinct new channels for the public to source COVID-19 quarantine stays as a means to help Indians cut through the information clutter and quickly find a place to stay. In the first channel (https://www.agoda.com/travel-guides/India/isolation-hotels-in-india-covid-19-safe-hotels-quarantine), Agoda has curated a list of hotels from its accommodation partner network that are providing “hospi-tel” services, that is, accepting Covid-19 positive…