Pet-friendly travel grows, and hotels open doors to dogs, cats and more: Travel Weekly

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The Covid-19 pandemic boosted an already growing trend of dog owners traveling with their pooches, and hotels are stepping up with lenient policies and extra amenities to entice guests who don’t want to part with their canines.

The pandemic stirred up just the right recipe to spur increased travel with pets, according to Jason Halliburton of pet travel and lifestyle website BringFido.com, starting with the puppy adoption boom during the initial weeks of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders in spring 2020. An ASPCA survey released this May found one in five respondents had acquired a dog or cat during the

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Mackinac Island resorts, hotels offer fall travel specials

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MACKINAC ISLAND, MI – If you are looking to escape the summer crowds and take a fall trip to one of Michigan’s most popular vacation spots, some Mackinac Island resorts and hotels now have autumn specials lined up for travelers.

The most up-to-date way to find the specials? Check the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau’s website, which offers a listing of all the special deals being offered by places big and small.

We’ve also got a run-down of special packages being offered by some of the most well-known spots, including the iconic Grand Hotel.

“Fall is a beautiful time to

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Worcester hotels rising business summer hospitality industry travel

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WORCESTER – The hotel industry may still be recovering from the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, but Worcester hotel staff said they are seeing positive signs as they head into a busy August. 

James Karam, president and CEO of First Bristol Corp., which owns Homewood Suites by Hilton, an extended-stay hotel in Worcester, said his hotels in August are still seeing the benefits of renewed summer travel, more small-business meetings and the return of college students. Homewood Studios is also completely booked for College of the Holy Cross’ parents weekend from Oct. 22 to Oct 24.     

“It’s the

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Travel news: chic new hotels to fly for

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Travel updates

Provençal charm

The courtyard at Château de la Messardière
The courtyard at Château de la Messardière
A private pool of a suite at Château de la Messardière
A private pool of a suite at Château de la Messardière

I’m writing this at a time when it feels possible that a late-summer, quarantine-free holiday in southern Europe may yet emerge as an undertaking somewhat less difficult to execute than a K2 ascent or polar expedition. Just in time to fuel that optimism, two buzzy names in French hospitality have planted flags in opposite corners of Provence. In the hills outside St Tropez,

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Unable to fill its big hotels, Detroit hopes for business travel rebound

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The Detroit market’s size and impact on the state’s tourism economy means that regional and statewide industry groups are watching monthly progress in the city for signs of a rebound.

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At the same time, they’re warning that the suppressed revenue and occupancy could last well into 2023, and that if the shifts are permanent an undetermined number of hotels could close.

“(Detroit) is the most important region of the state — with more rooms than any other portion,” said Justin Winslow, president and CEO of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association. “It has outsized importance to the industry overall.”

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IHG Hotels is Giving Away Free Hotel Stays for a Year

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After 16 long months of a global pandemic and numerous lockdowns, are you ready to get out of the house and finally go on that vacation you’ve wanted to take but couldn’t? IHG Hotels & Resorts is offering one U.S.-based traveler the opportunity to stay at their properties ‘rent-free’ in locations across the world, for one year, through its new sweepstakes known as the ‘Department

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