South Korea hotel apologizes after honeymooners discover people can see into mirrored sauna

Jhon Thor
(CNN) — An upscale hotel in South Korea has issued an apology for a mistake that may have enabled outsiders to see into their sauna.
The Grand Josun, a new five-star property on the popular resort island of Jeju, issued a statement on their website after a local blog reported that the sauna’s blinds had been up for part of the day, making it possible for people to see into the women’s sauna area from the street.

“We’re deeply sorry for causing any inconveniences to our customers in using some facilities at the women’s sauna at the Grand Josun Jeju

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Ted Cruz cuts his Cancun vacation short after leaving Texas in the cold

Jhon Thor

While hundreds of thousands of Texans still don’t have heat, electricity or safe drinking water five days after a severe winter storm crippled the state’s power grid, Ted Cruz confirmed that he hopped a flight with his family to Cancun on Wednesday. 

The backlash to this was so heated, however, that the Republican Senator revealed he was returning home on Thursday.

“With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends,” he said in a statement released on Thursday afternoon. “Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am

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Covid-19 passports are coming. But much of travel will remain unchanged.

Jhon Thor

Also called health passports, these are not official documents granted by governments; rather, they are digital passes issued by apps, and accepted by some companies and countries, that have arisen to meet demands by airlines and governments that travelers have a negative coronavirus status. Instead of showing paper-based proof of a test or vaccination card at an airport — which could either be forged, lost or arbitrarily rejected without a streamlined process — a traveler would be able to store and certify their information via their phone.

Increasing the ease of travel is essential to boosting economies. These platforms, however,

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Why price gouging ins’t the sole reason behind Texas hotel room prices rising

Jhon Thor

Millions of Texans have spent days in their homes without consistent access to power and water during extreme cold weather. Some have resorted to staying in hotels for heat and electricity, and mutual aid groups have also worked to relocate vulnerable or homeless residents to nearby hotels.

Over the past few days, local news outlets and social media users have noticed extremely high booking prices on hotel sites as demand spikes, which could be an indication of price gouging. NBC affiliate KXAN received emails from viewers showing that rooms were going for $500 to $999 per night in South Austin.

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Schools remind families of COVID-19 protocols if they travel for vacation

Jhon Thor

School superintendents are reminding families about state rules if they plan to travel out of New England for February vacation next week.Families who have children in the Hooksett schools received a letter last month with a reminder that if families travel outside New England, students will have to quarantine for 10 days, with the option of getting a test on day seven.”In order for us to stay open, we need everybody to follow those rules,” said Hooksett Superintendent William Rearick.Families who choose to travel for school vacation need to have a conversation with the district. Rearick said he knows of … Read More

Frontier Lodging finds in-house solutions to workplace accommodations

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Reflecting on the harsh effects of the pandemic on the travel industry, it was a timely decision of David Kruschell and his business partner Richard Gardner to sell their successful Uniglobe Travel operation in 2018.

At the time they were

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