Steven I. Green

These Are the 15 Best All-inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, According to T+L Readers

Picture it: You’re sitting on a white-sand beach, tropical drink in hand, without a care in the world. For the ultimate stress-free beach vacation, it’s hard to beat a luxurious Caribbean all-inclusive resort. Of course, with so many options spread across the Caribbean islands, it can be hard to choose the perfect spot for your next vacation. You’ll want to select somewhere with beautiful accommodations, great food and drinks, fun included activities, and stunning views, so we combed through the list of best resorts in the Caribbean from Travel + Leisure‘s 2021 World’s Best Awards and pulled the all-inclusive properties that received the most votes.

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Kamalame Cay

This private island is a Bahamian oasis, offering an upscale and secluded experience — complete with white-sand beaches and lush foliage — off the coast of the third-largest barrier reef in the world. With

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Play, Iceland’s Budget Airline, Is Kicking Off U.S. Service With $109 Flights to Europe

Iceland's Play airline on the runway

Iceland’s Play airline on the runway

Play, Iceland’s new low-cost airline, maybe launching this spring but it’s getting travelers excited now with an epic sale.

The airline, which plans service from the east coast to Europe beginning in the spring, is celebrating its U.S. launch by putting flights from Boston and the Washington, D.C., area to 11 European destinations on sale starting at $109 each, on a roundtrip booking — a price that includes taxes and fees.

It’s worth noting that taking advantage of Play’s bargain prices also means giving up onboard Wi-Fi and curated in-flight entertainment, but that may be a small price to pay for spring and summer travel to Europe at these prices. Play flies to some of the most mesmerizing cities in Europe, including Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Paris, and of course Reykjavik.

Play is set to begin service from Baltimore Washington International Airport on

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Despite Cancellations Tied to Omicron, Expect Christmas Flights To Surpass Thanksgiving

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Halfpoint / Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you’re traveling by air over the Christmas holidays, you can expect flights to be nearly as crowded as they were before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. You can also expect unease over the spreading Omicron variant, so be sure to pack your mask and consider a vaccination if you haven’t gotten one yet.

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A record number of travelers passed through U.S. airports over the Thanksgiving holiday, Travel & Leisure reported, and the Transportation Security Administration expects “near pre-pandemic travel volumes” to continue through the Christmas season.

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, United Airlines said it expects to fly more passengers each day during the year-end holidays than it did over Thanksgiving, even amid a rise in the number of COVID cases tied to Omicron.

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Travel & Leisure stocks edge lower following new UK restrictions By

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By Samuel Indyk – The sub-index edged lower on Thursday following the announcement of new COVID restrictions by the UK government after market on Wednesday.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a press conference where he outlined new measures to attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 and particularly the new Omicron variant.

The key measures announced by Johnson include guidance to work from home, a new mask mandate in most indoor public venues (including cinemas), and the need for the NHS COVID pass for places where large crowds gather. The COVID pass will be required at unseated indoor venues with more than 500 people, unseated outdoor venues with more than 4,000 people and any venue with more than 10,000 people.

Two doses of any approved vaccine or a negative lateral flow test would be sufficient for entry under the new rules.

“The page has been turned

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