Where To Stay In Croatia, Covid-Sniffing Airport Dogs, Most Complained About Landmarks And More

Where to Stay in Croatia

Dreaming of a European vacation? Croatia is a rare destination welcoming Americans—and you can’t do much better than a stay at the Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik. With 158 rooms and suites, this luxury hotel overlooks the famed walled city that was the inspiration (and filming location) for King’s Landing on Game of Thrones.

American Express Offers New Benefits for Travelers

In an effort to entice members to travel again, American Express is offering new benefits this fall, including the ability to transfer points to two major hotel rewards programs. There are also new discounted airfares for American Express Platinum Card holders.

Are Covid-Sniffing Dogs the Secret to Safe Air Travel?

United Airlines will implement a rapid Covid-19 test on one of its domestic routes this fall, but a new four-legged option may be coming soon. The Helsinki airport in Finland is using dogs trained to detect the virus by scent and trainers are reporting close to 100% accuracy. Researchers in France, Germany, Australia and the U.K. are working on similar canine protocols.

Travel Wise

With travelers still cautiously optimistic about taking off this fall and winter, travel insurance has become more important to consider than ever. Here’s what you need to know before buying travel insurance, depending on the type of vacation.

The Most Complained About Landmarks in the World

You can’t please every traveler, but surely some world-famous tourist attractions should be immune from harsh criticism. Apparently not. According to a new study, the Eiffel Tower is the most complained about world landmark, with more than 19,000 negative reviews on TripAdvisor out of some 140,000. But the next time you’re inclined to trash the Taj Mahal or Sydney Opera House, consider the case of a tourist in Thailand who was recently jailed for leaving a negative review of a hotel.

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