You Can Actually Stay At The Resort Where This Season Of The Bachelorette Was Filmed

This year, pretty much everything has changed, and most of that change has been extremely stressful. So when news broke that season 16 of The Bachelorette would not be filming at the same mansion Bachelor Nation has been virtually visiting for years, it may well have been an anxiety breaking point. Fans should not fear this particular change though, because the dramatic new season was shot at a breathtaking locale that you can actually visit.



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La Quinta Resort & Club will serve as the backdrop for the entire upcoming season of The Bachelorette, which premieres tonight on ABC. La Quinta is a Waldorf Astoria resort located in Greater Palm Springs, surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains. According to a La Quinta spokesperson, since opening in 1926, the property has become known as the “original desert hideaway” for the Hollywood elite — from stars like Greta 

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Where Was ‘The Bachelorette’ Filmed? How to Book a Stay at the California Resort

This season of The Bachelorette looks a lot different from those past, mainly because of the location. Clare Crawley and suitors didn’t spend any time at the Bachelor Mansion due to COVID. Instead, they bunked up at a glamorous resort, which you can definitely visit—when it’s safe to travel again, of course.



Clare Crawley meets Riley on night one of "The Bachelorette" Season 16.


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Clare Crawley meets Riley on night one of “The Bachelorette” Season 16.

Instead of the cast traveling the world, or even throughout the California area, all of the Bachelorette filming took place at the La Quinta Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. It’s located in La Quinta, California, which is super-close to Indio, where Coachella usually takes place. So, next time you’re headed to the music festival (whenever it resumes, post-COVID), you might want to check it out, to get a slice of that Bachelorette lifestyle. Why exactly producers of The Bachelorette chose to

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10 new hotels in Asia we can’t wait to stay in once it’s safe to travel again



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It’s been a strange and sometimes challenging year, but that hasn’t stopped a host of incredible new hotels from opening their doors across Asia.

From Tokyo to Bangkok to Bali and beyond, an impressive slate of new properties is ready to welcome travellers once travel restrictions have been lifted. We’re not quite there yet unfortunately, but there’s no harm in daydreaming about future holidays in better times, right? Whether you’re fantasising about escaping to a picture-perfect beach resort, a posh lakefront pad with mountain views or a hip haven in a cultural capital, these are the 10 new hotels in Asia that should be on your radar when it’s safe to travel again.

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi

Spanning the top floors of a new 39-storey tower designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts’ second Tokyo property opened its doors

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Choice Hotels or Extended Stay: Which is a Better Hotel Stock?

The Hotel and Motels industry is currently grappling with the coronavirus woes. In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, companies have been adhering to temporary closures; travel restrictions; cancellation of events, conferences and meetings; social-distancing measures and other governmental regulations. Resultantly, occupancy rates and revenue per available room (RevPAR) have been negatively impacted.

Per STR, the U.S. hotel industry’s occupancy for the week ended Oct 3, 2020, came in at 47.9% compared with 48.7% for the week ended Sep 26. Meanwhile, RevPAR indicated a decline of 48.1% year over year, for the week ended Oct 3. Notably, we believe that the pandemic is likely to continue and have an adverse material impact on the hospitality industry for some time. So far this year, the Zacks Hotels and Motels industry have declined 24.2% against the S&P 500’s growth of 7.9%.

However, with cost-saving initiatives and digital enhancements in place,

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Live-streaming here to stay as Chinese travel business almost ‘fully recovers’ from Covid-19, Trip.com co-founder says

When China’s coronavirus cases stabilised in March and domestic tourism began to resume, Trip.com Group’s co-founder and executive chairman James Liang Jianzhang traded his formal business attire for ancient Chinese clothing, known as hanfu, to host live-streamed shows selling travel packages and hotel room bookings.

Liang’s entertaining video campaigns, incorporating traditional Chinese performance arts such as crosstalk and Sichuan “face-changing” opera, have made him an internet celebrity.

His 25 live streams on various platforms have netted Trip.com Group – China’s biggest online travel services provider – over 2 billion yuan (US$294 million), according to the Shanghai-based company formerly known as Ctrip.com. Most of the orders were for presale deals, where customers purchase travel packages or bookings in advance to be redeemed at a later date.

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Liang Jianzhang, executive chairman of China’s

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Jets’ Woody Johnson’s stay at President Trump’s Scotland resort cost taxpayers thousands, report says

New York Jets owner and current U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Woody Johnson spent thousands in taxpayer money during a stay at President Donald Trump’s Scotland resort in 2018, according to a report from The Scotsman.

Johnson, who was appointed by Trump as an ambassador in 2017, reportedly stayed at Trump Turnberry — the president’s Scotland resort — with his wife for two nights in the summer of 2018 while Trump also visited the property.

The report said American taxpayers footed the bill for Johnson’s stay, which totaled £1,143, according to a receipt released by the U.S. State Department under the Freedom of Information Act. That converts to roughly $1,477 under current exchange rates.

From The Scotsman:

(The receipts) show a series of payments made over the course of 14 July that year by Mr. Johnson and his wife totalling £1,143.

The bill includes nearly £600 spent on ‘golf

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Holiday travel tips: How to stay safe during covid-19

The holiday season is historically the busiest travel period in the United States. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, millions of Americans routinely board planes, hop on trains or hit the road to see family.

But what will the season look like in a pandemic year?

While travel numbers are slowly recovering from coronavirus lows — Transportation Security Administration records show that the number of people flying is climbing daily, although the rate is still below half of what it was in 2019 — many Americans remain unsure about their holiday travel plans.

Mark Crossey, the director of sales at travel search engine Skyscanner, says that with many states lifting restrictions and people longing to be reunited with family, searches and bookings for the holiday season are climbing. According to a survey conducted by travel booking app Hopper, 39 percent of Americans surveyed plan to travel during the holidays this year, while

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Stay the night in one of these haunted Texas hotels . . . if you dare!

These historic Texas hotels offer guests more than a mere look back at the past. They may actually put its visitors in touch with it, courtesy of some spirited guests that just won’t check out.

A word of advice: If you do book a stay at one of these haunted accommodations, you might want to sleep with one eye open.

Menger Hotel, San Antonio

Built upon the battlegrounds of the Alamo a mere 23 years after its storied fall, the Menger Hotel, considered the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi, is probably best recognized for its rich history and its proximity to some of San Antonio’s top attractions including the Alamo and the River Walk. But that’s not all its’ known for.

Not surprisingly, the state’s oldest hotel has acquired quite a reputation as a hotbed of paranormal activity. Since it opened its doors in 1859, apparitions have

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Save $1440 on a five-star Palm Cove stay

There’s a slice of tropical paradise amid the vibrant gardens and sparkling pools of the acclaimed Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa – a five-star oasis famed for its expansive lagoon pools and coveted beachfront location on the southern end of Palm Cove. Stay in a romantic Studio Spa Room for two, upgrade to a self-contained one or two-bedroom apartment or take it to the next level with an upgrade to a Two-Bedroom Penthouse Apartment with private terrace and VIP jacuzzi.

Your five-star tropical escape in this Far North Queensland paradise invites you to sip an icy cold pina cola before a walk on the beachfront with a welcome handcrafted cocktail per adult. Dine alfresco beneath swaying palm trees with an incredible $150 dining credit per room for the award-winning Temple of Tastes restaurant and poolside Lagoon Bar.

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Why now is the best time to book a hotel stay



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Slowly but surely, travel is returning to normalcy. From border reopenings to the resumption of in-flight services to the return lucrative credit card bonuses, the travel world is looking a lot better than it did a few months ago.

Understandably, not everyone is ready to travel yet. However, now may be the best time to book future hotel stays, whether for later this year or far into 2021.

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Last chance to book hotels with flexibility

Like other travel companies, hotels understand it’s difficult to commit to new trips amid a pandemic. So, to boost traveler confidence and

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