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At present’s podcast appears to be like at Airbnb’s new climate insurance policies, Marriott’s new city timeshares, and Las Vegas’ new route from London.

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Episode Notes

Airbnb will introduce a brand new cancellation coverage in June that can cowl weather-related disruptions, reviews Government Editor Dennis Schaal.  

Airbnb’s “Main Disruptive Occasions Coverage” would allow visitors to cancel reservations and obtain refunds when a pure catastrophe causes authorities journey restrictions or mass outages of utilities, equivalent to electrical energy or water. Airbnb’s new coverage would enable visitors to cancel reservations mid-trip throughout a lined occasion. 

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Nonetheless, the short-term rental large explicitly stated its new coverage wouldn’t cowl Covid-19 or flu outbreaks. 

Subsequent, Marriott Holidays Worldwide has launched its first assortment of timeshares in cities, an indication of the rising demand for timeshares outdoors of resort places, writes Senior Hospitality Editor Sean O’Neill. 

The Marriott Trip Golf equipment Metropolis Assortment has properties in seven U.S. cities, together with Boston, New York and San Francisco. Whereas metropolis timeshares will nonetheless be the minority of the group’s portfolio, executives say they’ve seen extra curiosity in city timeshares. O’Neill reviews Waikiki and Charleston are among the many places the place Marriott Holidays Worldwide will open its subsequent metropolis golf equipment. 

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Lastly, Las Vegas will begin welcoming low-cost, long-haul flights from London later this yr, writes Airways Editor Gordon Smith. 

The route, which shall be operated by Norse Atlantic Airways, is because of begin on September 12. As flights from Las Vegas to London run between 10 and 11 hours, Norse would be the solely low-cost service flying such an extended route from the Nevada metropolis. In the meantime, Smith notes that economic system passengers on the Las Vegas-London flights shall be paying for companies for checked baggage and inflight meals. 

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