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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

How leading hotels are prepping for post-coronavirus guests- The New Indian Express


Express News Service

As 2020 slips by monstrously slowly, everything has become digital in the new post-COVID 19 world order, including hospitality. And while the brickand- mortar homes away from home haven’t been allowed to start operating in the Capital just yet, leading hotel companies have already got their operating procedures in place.

Jai Chugh, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn, Gurgaon/ Baani Square, says, “The hotel is all set to provide a ‘new normal’ experience with the Hilton CleanStay program that defines the novel standard of hotel cleanliness and disinfection. This is done to ensure all guests enjoy a cleaner

Cruise ship worker has been living in South Florida hotels for 7 months. He can’t get home.


From behind the locked window of his 10th-floor hotel room, Paúl Córdova watches dozens of airplanes take off and land each day at Miami International Airport.

He can’t get on any of them.

An injured Royal Caribbean Group crew member, Córdova, 48, has been living in South Florida hotels since January. He traveled from Peru to the United States to receive follow-up treatment for back surgery he had in November 2018. Back then, doctors replaced two herniated disks in his spine with titanium plates, repairing damage from years of lifting and lugging 50-pound chlorine containers aboard Celebrity Cruises ships.