The New Wave of Travel
A curated collection of can’t-miss news from this week, including diverse travel trends and more. Sign up to get the TURNER Weekly Download in your inbox.
The New Wave of All-Inclusive
All-inclusive resorts have gotten a reputation for cheesiness over the years. But that reputation is shifting, reports the Washington Post. “The concept — pay one rate for your room, food, drinks and select activities — has survived a number of trends, such as immersive travel and private home rentals,” writes Andrea Sachs. “However, the easy-breezy vacation style is stronger than ever. One reason: decision fatigue, a symptom of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Great destinations need great museums. But some cultural institutions are coming under fire for displaying what critics say are stolen works. “Western museums are major tourist attractions, drawing travelers from around the world,” writes Charly Wilder. “But what responsibility do we bear as spectators for patronizing institutions that display what critics say are stolen works? Should we be asking how these museums got their treasures? Does our conception of a modern-day ethnological museum need a dramatic rethink?”
#VanLife On The Slopes
The romantic ideal of hitting the road and living out of your van for months gets a little less romantic when winter rolls around. But some ski resorts are helping keep the dream alive. “In the Pacific Northwest, ski resorts set aside spots in their parking lots for vans and R.V.s, creating overnight communities of skiers and riders,” reports the New York Times. One writer toured three Oregon resorts to test the scene.
Skipping Spring Break
The spring break travel season is right around the corner. But many people aren’t feeling it this year. “Many would-be travelers have already found their spring break trips affected by high costs more this year than in previous years,” writes Melanie Lieberman. “As a result, some have decided to skip a spring break getaway entirely, according to a survey conducted by YouGov (a market research and analytics firm).”
Weekly Moment of Zen
Eugene Levy doesn’t like to travel. So he’s hosting a travel show.