Canada Drops Mask Mandates, New Hyatt Brand in Japan, World’s Weirdest Hotels

Scarlett and Lee on AA flight from The Bahamas 2021-10
Even though it's not required, we still wear masks while flying.
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Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our research to share the best travel tips, tricks, and news with you. Here are the articles for Monday, September 26, 2022, that we think you should read.

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Canada to Drop Travel Mask Mandate and Entry Restrictions on Oct. 1.

More and more destinations are dropping their COVID rules as the virus becomes endemic and people learn to live with the disease. While countries eliminate these rules, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take basic precautions while traveling. Wear a mask when possible, wash your hands thoroughly and regularly, and minimize crowded situations. Whether it’s COVID, the flu, or any other illness, getting sick while traveling sucks and could derail your vacation plans.

Hyatt partnership produces ryokan brand in Japan.

World of Hyatt members rejoice. There’s a new brand launching in 2025 with Hyatt’s partnership with a Japanese developer. The new hotel brand is named Atona, and it focuses on creating “a modernized hot spring ryokan experience.”


Hurricane Ian likely to affect travel for days as preparations intensify.

While we’ve had a mild start to hurricane season, the threat isn’t over yet. Multiple storms have started brewing in the last few days that could spell trouble. Take a look at your upcoming travel plans to see if you might be affected by these storms. Even if you aren’t traveling to these areas, your incoming plane could be… which could result in your flight being delayed or canceled. Always book your flights with one of the best travel credit cards that include flight interruption/cancellation insurance and trip delay protections. And proactively rebook flights if possible since most airlines waive change or cancellation fees when your flight is affected by storms.

10 Of The World’s Weirdest Hotels.

If you look for unique experiences while traveling, these hotels should be on your radar. While they may not be the most luxurious accommodations, they’ll certainly provide plenty of stories that you can share with friends. And who wouldn’t want a selfie at one of these hotels?

Net-zero emissions by 2050? Airlines will probably fall short.

While I appreciate airlines trying to reduce their carbon footprint, getting to net-zero emissions will require technology that hasn’t been invented (or at least perfected) yet. Airplanes have a long lifespan, and many of the airlines rolling off assembly lines today will still be flying by 2050. It’s good to have these types of goals to work towards, but it helps to be realistic too.

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