Book travel tickets before prices are too high

Officials from major airlines said they expect to offset their higher fuel bills with raised airlines tickets. Thanks to travel demand from vacationers, and Thanksgiving-like crowds returning this Easter, that’s concerning news for Globe Aware volunteers who have not booked their summer trips yet.


Haven’t booked those airline tickets yet? Don’t dawdle. Bookings are bonkers, pushing prices up

Dawn Gilbertson
USA TODAY

Thanksgiving-like crowds are returning to security checkpoints and airport parking lots are filling up in popular destinations.

But few things say air travel is roaring back more than airline executives taking a spike in oil prices in stride. Fuel is airlines’ second-biggest expense after labor.

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Test positive for COVID-19 abroad?

While traveling into countries may have become easier, it’s still important Globe Aware volunteers be prepared for re-entry back into the United States. Our volunteer vacations provide testing on site or at your accommodations, provide travel insurance and assist with understanding government regulations and procedures.


5 things I learned after testing positive for COVID-19 abroad

Taylor Jenkins
April 9, 2022
The Points Guy

After a great adventure in Argentina, it was time to come home.

Then, seven hours before my return flight from Buenos Aires to Atlanta, I received the results of my COVID-19 test required for re-entry to the United States. The news sealed my fate for the next few days. With a positive test, I was not going to be able to board my Delta Air Lines flight that evening.

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Globe Aware Makes Volunteering Easy, Safe and Fun

By Hyeyeun Jeon
The University Network

For students in high school and college, volunteering is beneficial in many ways.

Through volunteering, not only can you make meaningful impacts and learn to live as a part of a wider community, but also network with people from various career paths and improve your school applications.

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Eight items to pack when traveling to Puerto Rico

With the no-passport-required ease of traveling, and direct flights available from dozens of cities, it’s no wonder that the vacation-deprived are rushing to this island. Globe Aware volunteers headed to Puerto Rico can figure out what they need to pack with these helpful tips!


8 items to pack when traveling to Puerto Rico, according to residents

BY REGAN STEPHENS
June 13, 2021
Fortune

In late May, traveling to Puerto Rico just got a little easier. The U.S. territory loosened its requirements for domestic travelers, with vaccinated visitors now able to skip COVID-19 entry testing, and instead upload their vaccination card via a portal.

With the no-passport-required ease of traveling to the Caribbean island, and direct flights available from dozens of cities, it’s no wonder that the vacation-deprived are heading south in droves. Puerto Rico has seen an uptick in travelers since last fall, with overall hotel demand outpacing 2019 rates.

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No more covid tests for fully vaccinated travellers going to Cambodia

Cambodia is aiming to attract more tourists into the country by relaxing covid tests. You can contact our office to learn more about entry regulations because an impactful Globe Aware volunteer vacation awaits you in Cambodia!


No more covid tests for fully vaccinated travellers going to Cambodia

TIMESOFINDIA.COM/
TRAVEL NEWS, CAMBODIA
Mar 19, 2022, 12:36 IST

Cambodia has now announced that travellers are not required to take COVID 19 tests to enter the country, thus hoping to boost tourism in the coming months. The country has gone ahead of its neighbours to relax restrictions, so that tourism can get the much needed boost.

The country’s Prime Minister said in a speech, “Now it’s the stage to open the economy by learning how to live with COVID.”

Cambodia has one of the highest vaccination rates in the region, with 92.3 percent of its population being vaccinated against the virus.

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The Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering for an NGO

Have you ever considered volunteering? Whether it’s for a church, school, or another place, many organizations benefit from (and in some cases, completely depend on) volunteers to help. Volunteers also benefit from donating their time and effort to a cause they support: they gain a better understanding of the situation and culture surrounding the cause –– especially if it’s a volunteer program abroad. If you volunteer in a country where another language is spoken, you’ll also probably start to pick it up and actually learn it!

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Ten most romantic places in the world

Globe Aware destination Hoi An makes it on the list as one of the most romantic places in the world! The location is famous for its lantern-lined streets and well-preserved historic architecture.


The 10 most romantic places in the world

From Montreal and the Maldives to Las Vegas and Lake Malawi, these are the most romantic places in the world according to us

Written by John Bills
Tuesday 8 February 2022

You can never have enough love in your life, especially when the world around us seems more chaotic than ever. Luckily for lovers worldwide, the planet is packed with romantic places that will simultaneously take your breath away and steal your heart, filling the lungs with love and excitement in equal measure. We live in an incredible corner of the universe, that cannot be denied.

From idyllic island paradises to charming cities and vibrant villages, we’ve scoured the globe in search of the most romantic places in the world. The final selection covers the classics while introducing a couple of places you might not be aware of: secret spots for you and yours to plan the rest of eternity together.

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What you need to know before traveling to Kenya

Interested in a Globe Aware volunteer vacation in Kenya? Here’s how to make the most of a trip to this East African nation, from safety and visas to clothing and etiquette.


Here are the things you need to know before traveling to Kenya

MEERA DATTANI
Lonely Planet Writer
8 MARCH 2022

Think of Kenya and safari jeeps and beach scenes come to mind, but Nairobi has exciting city life and rich cultural encounters, too.

Here’s how to make the most of a trip to this East African nation, from safety and visas to clothing and etiquette.

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South Africa ends PCR test rule for vaccinated travellers

South Africa will no longer require fully vaccinated travelers to provide a negative PCR test to enter the country. The country’s president announced the relaxation of travel restrictions as part of a wider easing of Covid-19 measures, which came into effect on Wednesday (23 March). Unvaccinated travelers, including Globe Aware volunteers, will still have to provide a negative PCR test result on arrival.


South Africa ends PCR test rule for vaccinated travellers

By Rob Gill
23 March 2022
Contact Reporter

South Africa will no longer require fully vaccinated travellers to provide a negative PCR test to enter the country.

The country’s president Cyril Ramaphosa announced the relaxation of travel restrictions as part of a wider easing of Covid-19 measures, which came into effect on Wednesday (23 March). Unvaccinated passengers will still have to provide a negative PCR test result on arrival.

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Thailand ends pre-arrival COVID test rule for foreign visitors

Travelers, including Globe Aware volunteers, vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need a test before traveling to Thailand starting April 1, health officials said Friday. Thailand is keen to restore its lucrative tourism sector, which took a nosedive when most arrivals from overseas dried up since April 2020.


Thailand drops pre-arrival COVID test for foreign visitors

Visitors vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need a test before traveling to Thailand starting April 1

March 18, 2022
The Associated Press

BANGKOK — Visitors vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need a test before traveling to Thailand starting April 1, health officials said Friday.

Visitors will still need to take a RT-PCR test upon arrival and a self-administered rapid antigen test on the fifth day in the country, said Taweesin Visanuyothin, a spokesperson for the government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

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