U.K. Travel Rules Cause Uncertainty, Loyalty Programs Flexible as Travel Restarts, 10 Best Hot Springs in U.S.

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Can't wait to hop on one of these double-decker buses when I visit London.
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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 Saturday, June 26, 2021, that we think you should read.

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Airlines and Hotels Are Keeping Loyalty Perks Flexible as Travel Restarts. – We’re in a bit of a sweet spot right now as airlines and hotels want to retain their elite members and are willing to offer some great promotions to encourage travel. The tide will turn as more and more people feel comfortable traveling again, so take advantage of the perks, retention offers, and bonuses that are being offered.

Airlines Say New U.K. Travel Rules Cause Vacation Uncertainty. – I’m super excited to be flying the new JetBlue MINT service from JFK to London in August. However, if the U.K. can’t get COVID under control, those travel plans are about to be ruined. It’s a good sign that more countries were added to the “green” list, but the U.S. still has not made it yet. Fingers crossed that it happens before my trip.

Looking forward to my trip to London

10 Best Hidden Hot Springs in North America. – I’m learning about hot springs more and more in my podcast interviews, like Mammoth, California, and La Fortuna, Costa Rica. They sound like amazing places to relax and soak in the natural hot water filled with minerals that are good for your body and mind. Have you visited any of these hot springs?

There Is A Good Chance Google Travel’s Ambitions Are About To Be Reined In, Legislatively. – Google has disrupted every business that it has focused on but will travel be too much for it to handle? The company’s dominance is getting the attention of governments around the world who are worried about monopoly power and how company’s use it to eliminate competition.

The 10 Best Beach Destinations in the World. – It’s time to put all those miles and points earned to good use and book a beach vacation somewhere wonderful. There are some excellent domestic options on this list if you don’t want to worry about COVID testing requirements, but most of the best beaches in the world are outside the U.S.

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