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Gov. Newsom unveils ‘California Dream Vacations’ vaccine incentive

California will give away travel packages for vacation destinations in the state as another incentive to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19. Ahead of California’s Tuesday reopening, Gov. Gavin Newsom stopped in San Francisco on Monday to promote a new vaccine incentive called “California Dream Vacations.” Done in partnership with Visit California, the governor’s office said the latest incentive is part of the “Vax for the Win” program that includes cash prizes for Californians who get inoculated with one of the coronavirus vaccines. The Dream Vacations program comprises six vacation packages for various destinations in Southern California as well as … Read More

‘Instead of Cape Cod, go to Boston’ when planning summer vacations this year [Video]

Taking the road less traveled this summer may be the best way to save money, according to one travel expert, and that means skipping the beaches and mountains for major cities instead.

“Demand is really at an all-time high and just about all markets predict that — except in major cities,” Jamie Lane, AirDNA’s vice president of research, recently told Yahoo Finance Live. “You might want to think instead of Cape Cod, go to Boston, and instead of the lower Hudson Valley, maybe go to New York.”

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No refund for a canceled Insight Vacations tour?

DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: My husband and I booked a nine-day land package to see the national parks in June 2020 through Insight Vacations. The tour operator canceled, but it refuses to refund the money. It will only offer a future travel credit that expires this year.

Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter 

We booked the travel through our timeshare agency, RCI, and used points for the booking to get a discounted price. After the cancellation, RCI quickly credited the points back to our account, so we are happy with them.

But Insight Vacations will not budge. They say their policy is

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