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Malta will pay travelers to book hotel stays to make up for COVID-19 losses

This Mediterranean island is paying travelers to vacation.

Malta, the island in the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily, will pay travelers who book a five-star hotel upwards of $100 per booking – an incentive to vacation in style and contribute to its hospitality economy following COVID-19 shutdowns, according to the tourism authority.

Malta, the island in the Mediterranean Sea just south of Sicily, will pay travelers who book a five-star hotel upwards of $100 per booking. (iStock)

Guests who book lower-tier hotel stays will also be able to cash in, according to the Malta Tourism Authority. A four-star hotel

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Orlando-based hotel company offering free stays to people kicked out of Champions World Resort

An Orlando-based hotel and resort management company is offering free stays to visitors recently kicked out of Champions World Resort.Jan Guatam, the president and CEO of Interessant Hotels Group, says he was shocked when he heard Champions World had abruptly kicked everyone out after being sold to a new owner.“We have bought hotels, we have sold hotels in the past, but this has never been the case where you have to come overnight, knock on everybody’s doors and kick them out in the morning. I have never seen it,” Guatam said.He says he got a call from Congressman Darren Soto’s … read more

Treehouses trending as popular regional vacation stays

Stunning properties abound within driving distance of the Capital Region. Hotel stays are always an options but Airbnbs are a growing trend for people seeking stays that are immersed in nature, with unique amenities that make the property itself a destination and not necessarily just a place to crash.

Among those are treehouses. They offer a wonderful mix of amenities such as hot tubs and TVs, sprinkled with childhood nostalgia.

Nontraditional accommodations have grown in popularity in the last year. A spokesman for Airbnb said a recent survey shows searches for treehouses increased 80 percent since March 2020, part of

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