Current COVID-19 etiquette and an interview with one of the original Burning Man attendees
On the Sunday, September 20th edition of The Travel Guys…
- In theTravel News, MGM Resorts in Las Vegas has a package to entice you to move your home office work into an MGM hotel room, at a pretty reasonable price. There’s an updated travel warning involving Mexico and Holland America is putting five ships on European itineraries in 2021.
- We make you a Smarter Traveler by discussing COVID courtesy. What’s appropriate has changed a bit, especially true if you are one of the few on the road right now. How do you greet someone, since hand shaking is not appropriate? What about tipping for take out and delivery food orders?
- Last week, Tom and Mark shared some of the history of Burning Man, the annual event in the Nevada desert, which was canceled this year due to COVID. We asked if anyone in our audience was there for one of the first “burns,” back in the 80’s, on Baker Beach in San Francisco. Guess what? We have one of the original Burning Man attendees, to give us a first hand memory of the gathering.
- Our guest is Gary Hogan, of Hawaiian Hotels. If that name sounds familiar to Hawaii travelers, it’s because the Hogan family owed and operated Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays for many years, taking hundreds of thousands of visitors to the islands each year The family sold the main business years ago, and kept a few hotels, including the legendary Royal Lahaina on Maui’s Kaanapali Coast. Gary and his family have a long Hawaii history, so he seems like the perfect man to discuss how the islands move forward on allowing visitors back to the islands.
Highlights from previous weeks
- United Airlines scraps ticket-change fees for domestic flights in bid to win over customers
- See the ghost ships off the U.K. coast
- Master list of Covid cancellation policies for airlines
- Good time to get a passport
- Delta upgrades black woman after fellow passenger harasses her
- Huge empty ‘ghost’ cruise ships lure tourists
- The Best Place for Chicken Wings in Each State
- Hawaii’s new Safe Travels app
- Video about the new Hawaii Travel Form
- 21 Sites Offering Virtual Tours and Live Streams for Travelers Stuck at Home