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Travel in 2020 has been interesting to follow, to say the least. As we head into the holiday season, it's important to stay up-to-date. Here are the top travel news stories of the week.

What Will Be Different At The 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade

Despite all the challenges of 2020, the 94th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is not canceled this year. This unique holiday tradition, with its giant balloons, its colorful floats, and its A-list entertainers, is how millions of Americans begin their Thanksgiving morning. The organizers have been hard at work to ensure this tradition remains intact while following health and safety protocols. Here is what is changing this year.

Everything You Need To Know About The 2020 Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York City

The traditional Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree dates back to 1931 and has since become a Christmas staple in New York. This year, organizers realized the importance of this symbol and insisted it must still go on. However, the global pandemic forced a few changes to this tradition. Read on to find out when and how to view the lighting ceremony and what changes to expect.

CDC Warns Against Cruise Travel As Cruise Lines Delay Sailing Dates To Meet Guidelines

cruise ship

Cruise travelers and cruise lines have undoubtedly endured a difficult year. After being forced to cancel all cruise travel in U.S. waters due to the pandemic, cruise lines remained hopeful about 2021. However, this week the CDC pushed back the date to resume cruising in American waters even further. Read on to find out the latest in the cruising industry.

Qantas Airlines To Require International Travelers To Have COVID-19 Vaccine

Qantas airline airplane

Qantas Airlines has suspended all international flights except very limited trips to New Zealand but has been looking at ways to safely begin flying again. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce announced on Monday that in 2021, international travelers will need to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination in order to board their flight. Read on to find out how this will work.

Costco Is Selling The Ultimate Travel Gift: Private Jet Service For A Year

private jet with sunset

Do you have a person on your Christmas list who already has everything? Costco has the answer for you! The store that already sells thousands of bulk products is now offering its members one year of private flights through the company Wheels Up. The price tag, however, isn't cheap. Read on to find out what one year of Costco's private flying service will cost and what it entails.