Baseball packages, New England rail travel, and a food lover’s road trip

The Mount Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire.HANDOUT


Fans of rail travel will want to check out Vacations By Rail’s five New England tours offered in September and October, 2021-2022. The six-to-10 day fall tours traverse a variety of states with options for museum tours, city walking tours, scenic cruises and optimum foliage viewing opportunities. For example, the six-day New England in a Nutshell tour explores historic and scenic sites in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont by rail, water, and sky (from $1,895); and the eight-day New England Autumn Foliage Express

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Ronny Finvarb Plans Hotel at 1790 Alton Road in Miami Beach

Ronny Finvarb with a rendering of 1790 Alton Road (GEK Architecture)

UPDATED, April 14, 9:10 a.m.: Miami Beach hotelier Ronny Finvarb closed on the site of a planned boutique hotel on Alton Road.

Finvarb’s Sobe 18 LLC paid $4 million for the 10,200-square-foot property at 1790 Alton Road in Miami Beach, he said. There, he plans to build a 36-key hotel with a restaurant on the ground floor.

Property records show 1790 Alton Holdings LLC sold the lot. The company is led by Nathanael J. Cohen, Yonel Fellous and Athea Steven. The property previously traded for $1.2 million in 2011.

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Drivers on the Road to Recovery: Vaccinations, Vacations and Visitor Values

This Illustrative Example demonstrates how resort communities might characterize visitor types based on their Visitor Fit Factor.
Source: Insights Collective Think Tank

Listen to the accompanying podcast from Ralf Garrison and Insights Collective here


Our first article in this Road to Recovery series established that vacation demand is strong. Seemingly everyone is thinking about vacation travel, and the Inntopia/DestiMetrics data shows that advanced bookings are strong, particularly for end-of-season visitation.

But COVID-19 and its variants also love to go traveling. They are spread by congregation and are full of surprises, and demand our respect and careful consideration. “Infections

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Retirees ready to hit the road should check their Medicare coverage

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Retired, vaccinated and ready to hit the road? Don’t forget to check whether your Medicare plan will travel with you.

While coverage when you’re away from home depends partly on where you’re headed, it also hinges on the specifics of your coverage. Whether the care you receive is routine or emergency also can play a part.

Roughly 70% percent of individuals age 65 or older have now received their first Covid shot, and 43% are fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As more of the population becomes inoculated against

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Online Travel Update: Google once again embraces organic search and eliminates hotel listing fees; Kayak plans to open hotel in Miami Beach; Certares is on the road to become travel powerhouse | Foster Garvey PC

This week’s Update features several stories on the big online travel newsmakers of last week – Google and Kayak. Enjoy.

Google Once Again Embraces Organic Search and Eliminates Hotel Listing Fees
(“Tripadvisor’s New Subscription Service Edges the Company Toward Online Travel Agency Status,” March 7, 2021 via Skift Travel News) (subscription may be required)
(“Google eliminates fees for hotel booking links”, March 8, 2021 via Phocus Wire)
(“Google Drops Costs for Hotels and Resellers to List Rates in Price-Comparison Search”, March 8, 2021 via Skift Travel News) (subscription may be reqired)
(“VIDEO: What

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