Luxury summer rentals, new mint suites from JetBlue, the ultimate travel tool and more
Earlier this week, Forbes Travel Guide announced its 2021 Star Award winners, including the world’s newest five-star hotels. From Bali and Beijing to Tokyo and Texas, here are the brightest new stars in the hospitality galaxy.
JetBlue may have taken off as an all-economy carrier, but since 2013 the airline has steadily expanded its Mint business class service. The most recent upgrades from JetBlue include a new Mint Suite, which has a door for more privacy and Tuft & Needle bedding. The airline also unveiled a Mint Studio, an extra-large suite experience with room for a guest seat.
It’s not too early to start thinking about a summer getaway – and in some cases, it may be too late. The demand for luxury summer rentals is already heating up. With the uncertainty of international travel still looming, many travelers are already booking summer rentals in the United States, including secluded beach homes, rural properties, and secluded cabins.
If you’re not ready to fly commercial airlines and want to learn more about private jet travel, start with a jet card, which has seen sales skyrocket during the pandemic. Most membership programs offer fixed one-way fares with guaranteed availability. Here’s what you need to know about jet cards, how to make smart comparisons, and how to negotiate rates and benefits.
Looking for a versatile travel tool that will help you avoid touching surfaces, including doorknobs, elevator buttons, and ATMs? Unlike other brass or copper devices, the Talontag folds into a slim casing to protect areas that have come in contact with potentially contaminated areas. The No Touch tool also has a sharp edge to make it easier to open packages.
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