Resort

Why I checked out minutes after arriving at a top-tier Hyatt resort



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Way back in the middle of 2020, I booked a speculative stay at Ventana Big Sur. With cash rates approaching $3,000 per night on many dates, it’s an aspirational stay any way you shake it, even though you can occasionally score an award night for just 30,000 World of Hyatt points.

Related: 14 things to know about Hyatt’s Ventana Big Sur

In the summer of 2020, none of us knew whether or not we’d be able to freely hop around the country by June 2021, so I was able to lock in not one but three nights at that 30,000-point rate.



a long bridge over a body of water: With meals and snacks included on awards, Ventana Big Sur is an incredible deal at 30,000 points per night. (Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy)


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With meals and snacks included on awards, Ventana Big Sur is

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Monarch Casino & Resort Stock Appears To Be Significantly Overvalued

– By GF Value

The stock of Monarch Casino & Resort (NAS:MCRI, 30-year Financials) appears to be significantly overvalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus’ estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line, its future return will likely be higher. At its current price of $70.7 per share and the market cap of $1.3 billion, Monarch Casino & Resort stock is believed to be significantly overvalued. GF Value for Monarch Casino & Resort is shown in the

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Arizona Resort Spas Dominate Travel & Leisure Awards

TUI now acts on customer perception “almost immediately”, a change brought about by the pandemic that CMO Katie McAlister says must stay in place if it is to retain a competitive advantage. As the airline launches its first TV campaign in two years, the brand says reinforcing shopper belief will be key to making sure folks choose British Airways for his or her first post-pandemic flight. The travel accommodation business reduce gross sales and marketing spend by 28% to $229m over the primary quarter of 2021, “primarily” a result of slashing performance advertising investment. Businesses oriented in direction of staycations and domestic travel have benefited throughout this difficult time, such as on-line house-rental agencies, as own transport is changing into much more well-liked. Those who’re operationally flexible and adaptable will win. Nonetheless, where organizations can climate the storm, these within the hospitality industry have taken consolation from the velocity at … Read More

Despite COVID-19, resort revenue booming in states such as Florida



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Ask anyone from Florida, Georgia or South Carolina if they feel the highways or beaches have been more congested now than in 2020 in their state and you’re likely met with a predictable look of accordance. We know that eager travelers have been flocking to warm destinations where outdoor activities are abundant and dining outside is common during the coronavirus pandemic, but likely no state has welcomed more visitors seeking a respite from the winter blues and those tired of being cooped up at home than Florida.

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Though we know Florida has always been a

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