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So if you go into a hotel room, and it says “redrum” on the wall. Do I need to tell you what to do? Stephen King’s 1977 classic thriller “The Shining” changed the way we all look at hotels, especially ones far from civilization, and snowed in, and um, occupied by ghosts (or other such things).

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Staying in a rental house or cabin with your immediate household is a lower risk than staying in hotels or someone else's home, according to t…

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When the UAE, which is made up of seven emirates, closed its borders in March, the stringent restrictions included withdrawing tourist visas and banning all outgoing flights.

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While other destinations are relaxing travel restrictions and bringing in measures to lure travelers back, the UK is choosing to enact stricter regulations.

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Thailand has long been among the top destinations for travelers, receiving close to 40 million foreign tourists last year.

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Turkey made over $34.5 billion from tourism in 2019, and the transcontinental country is eager to get back in business.

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France was the most visited country in the world before the coronavirus pandemic.

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Not so fast: If the front desk says they don’t have any rooms available for an upgrade, there’s a chance that some might simply be rooms that are “out of service” — and you might be able to negotiate an upgrade with them. And no, this doesn’t mean you’ll be dealing with a broken shower, says TravelFreak CEO Jeremy Foster.

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Miller says that the decision on a guest’s upgrade is almost always made at the front desk before they check-in, so don’t expect an upgrade day-of — although if the hotel is wide open with rooms, that may be a different story. If the hotel is tight on availability, the decision might have been made a few weeks prior. “The more time and prep they can have, the better chances you’ll have (of getting the upgrade),” says Miller. “(Asking) last-minute, as you check in, will give you the smallest chance possible.”

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