JetBlue Ups Offer for Spirit, Affordable Summer Vacation Ideas, Choice Hotels Buys Radisson

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Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with you. Here are the articles for Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that we think you should read.

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5 Destinations for a Great Golf Vacation. – If you’re looking to get back on the links, take a look at these five amazing golf destinations. As beautiful as the scenery is, I’m not sure that I qualify to lose 10+ golf balls on these courses. But, that’s part of the fun. Playing on a new course and having fun with your closest friends for about 4-5 hours.

JetBlue raises offer again in bidding for Spirit Airlines. – JetBlue REALLY wants to acquire Spirit, yet Spirit’s board seems enamored with Frontier for some strange reason. With as much cash as JetBlue is throwing around, it’s going to be hard to Spirit to turn down such a lucrative offer without facing dire consequences from shareholders over the lost value of accepting an inferior offer.

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Choice Hotels’ purchase of Radisson gives it more clout in the upscale-hotel segment. – And in other acquisition news, Choice Hotels is stepping up its game by buying Radisson. While many U.S. travelers may not be too excited about this tie-up, if you travel internationally you know that Radisson has many top-notch properties in countries around the world. Many of its Radisson Blu and Park Plaza hotels can easily compete with some of your favorites from other brands.

16 Affordable Family Vacations to Take This Summer. – If gas prices are eating into your travel budget, these affordable family vacation ideas came at the right time. I’m all about having fun and saving money, so I love these suggestions. No matter where you travel this summer, there are plenty of free or low-cost activities and experiences that are available if you do a little digging.

The One Thing You Should Always Do as Soon as Your Flight Is Delayed. – With so many delays and cancellations the last couple of holiday weekends, the odds are pretty good that your trip will be affected as well. Take these steps right away to save your sanity and your vacation before things get too stressful. And always book your flights with a credit card that offers trip delay / cancellation insurance to protect yourself in case the airline doesn’t (or its offer is weak).

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