As some Americans avoid travel, others visit COVID-19 hot spots anyway


Jacqui Slay, a 38-year-old stay-at-home mom of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, planned her family trip to Disney World in Florida a year ago. One month away from her scheduled tour in early September, she said she wasn’t sure if she would go, citing recent record-high COVID-19 cases in Florida.

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“We’re kind of up in the air about it,” she said. 

Slay is one of many Americans who faces a travel dilemma during the COVID-19 pandemic: Is it worth the

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United has resumed transpacific flights from SFO to French Polynesia. Photo: Jim Glab

United has resumed transpacific flights from SFO to French Polynesia.

In this week’s TravelSkills on SFGATE newsletter…

This week started out on a hopeful note for both the travel biz and travelers. According to the TSA, more than 800,000 fliers passed through airport security on Sunday. That’s the first time the TSA’s daily tally has topped 800,000 since mid-March when all things travel-related really started to plunge as stay-at-home orders rolled out. Still, we have a long

2 Las Vegas hotels offer a work-from-Las-Vegas travel package


(CNN) — Tired of working from home? Try changing your scenery and doing it from Las Vegas.

MGM Resorts is rolling out the red carpet to target business professionals with a travel package called “Viva Las Office.”

Incentives include cheap rooms, discounted jet service, private pool access and even an “executive assistant.”

Remote packages

There are three different “Viva Las Office” packages offering remote workers a playful workweek in Sin City. There’s a three-day minimum stay, and prices starting at $100 with your choice of amenities that include access to a private pool, free massage, daily food and drinks credits

US Upgrades Jamaica Travel Advisory to Level 3


U.S. citizens should “reconsider” traveling to Jamaica due to health and safety measures and COVID-19 conditions on the island, according to a Level 3 travel advisory issued by the Centers for Disease Control.

a small boat in a body of water: Jamaica

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The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says the Level 3 advisory published on Friday was an upgrade from Level 4, which advises Americans ‘Not To Travel.’

Level 3 advisories were also issued for Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Curacao, Martinique, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sint Maarten, St. Lucia,