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  • Last-Minute 2019 Labor Day Hotel Deals

    8/29/2019 2:23:31 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Labor Day Savings

    Summer isn't over yet and neither is the savings. In the coming days, alert travelers can take advantage of special discounts, exceptionally low room rates and free perks at hotels and resorts in coveted destinations such as New York City, Las Vegas and Cancun. Here are some of the best deals you'll find to close out the season.

    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

    For big savings on your next Las Vegas vacation, head to hardrockhotel.com between Thursday, August 29 and September 3, 2019, and use the booking code HHNRF9P and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will waive your resort fee for travel through December 28, 2019.

    La Coleccion Resorts

    Save up to 50 percent on La Coleccion Resorts properties in Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Chetumal, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and San Miguel de Allende when you book between Tuesday, August 27 and September 5, 2019, for travel through June 30, 2020.

    Palms Casino Resort

    The new-and-improved Palms Casino Resort is offering up to 40 percent off room rates for the Ivory Tower in addition to a daily $50 food and beverage credit when you book between now and September 6, 2019. The offer is good for travel through December 24, 2019, and must be booked directly through palms.com using the booking code ENDLESS19.

    Temptation Cancun Resort

    This adult playground in beautiful Cancun is celebrating the second anniversary of its 2017 renovation by offering travelers up to 65 percent off nightly rates and a free one-way transfer when they book three or more nights with the promo code TMBDAY by this coming Saturday, August 31 for travel before December 25, 2019.

    Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort

    If a last-minute getaway to Cabo sounds more like your style, consider a stay at the Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort during its Summer-Fall Special. Book by Saturday, August 31 for travel up to September 30, 2019, and you could earn 63 percent off per room per night.

    Wynn Las Vegas

    One of many last-minute Labor Day deals available in Sin City, Wynn Las Vegas is offering up to 35 percent off room rates through Labor Day weekend when guests book at wynnlasvegas.com using the code WY7248.

    YOTEL New York

    Budget-friendly Yotel New York will be even more affordable this week as it's offering a 25 percent discount on any three-night stay between Tuesday, August 27 and September 2, 2019. With locals out of town for the long holiday weekend, guests can look forward to fewer crowds while taking in awesome events such as a Central Park Summerstage show or the Electric Zoo music festival.

    Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

    Iberostar Hotels & Resorts' Labor Day Sale features a slew of exciting perks, including up to 50 percent off, free transfers, free stays for kids and up to $800 in resort credits. The special offer is valid for reservations made through September 2 for stays from September 1 through October 31, 2019, at Iberostar hotels in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and New York.

    Caesars Entertainment

    Caesars Entertainment's Labor Day flash sale for Las Vegas hotel bookings on Caesars.com kicks off Wednesday and runs through September 4, 2019. During that period, guests can take advantage of up to 40 percent off rooms, starting from $28 per night, depending on their travel dates through May 31, 2020.

    Bermuda Resort Savings

    Several resorts in Bermuda have teamed up with the island territory's tourism authority to extend Splash Sale savings featuring discounts up to 50 percent off at select properties. The offer is valid for bookings made now through September 10 for travel between September 3, 2019 and April 30, 2020. Properties on sale include Aunt Nea’s Inn in St. George, the adults-only Coral Beach and Tennis Club and the Fairmont Southampton, among others.

    Brisas Hotels & Resorts

    Brisas Hotels and Resorts' beautiful beachside resorts in Mexico are offering up some tremendous savings this Labor Day with room rates at Las Hadas Golf Resort & Marina and Las Brisas Huatulco available for under $100 per night. Other properties such as Las Brisas Acapulco, Las Brisas Ixtapa and Galeria Plaza Reforma (located near Mexico City's historic center) are also offering budget-friendly rates heading into September.

  • Here's How to Watch and Stream the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

    8/20/2019 11:54:19 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    The iconic holiday parade has been around since 1924!

    When fall officially arrives on September 23, the countdown for Thanksgiving will commence, because when did we ever stop thinking about turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie? Of course, we’re also excited for Halloween (hello, haunted houses and scary stories), but there’s nothing quite like waking up on Thanksgiving Day and watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the whole family.

    If you’re planning to see the star-studded parade in-person, remember to bundle up for the chilly fall weather or if you’re looking forward to watching from bed, make sure to grab a cup of hot cocoa before the event begins.

    Here’s everything you need to know about the 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade :

    When is Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
    Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on Thanksgiving Day in the United States. This year, the holiday falls on Thursday, November 28. The long-standing tradition started in 1924 when the infamous parade first debuted and was later televised for the first time in 1946.

    What time does Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade start?
    Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. in all time zones. In the three-hour event, bands from across the country, Broadway performers, and musical guests will make their way through the 2.5-mile route on Macy’s signature floats—starting at 77th Street and Central Park West before heading south to Herald Square at 34th Street.

    How can I watch and live stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
    If you’re staying cozy at home, there are several ways to watch and live stream Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. NBC’s live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. on your local TV channel and on the NBC website. In case you’re watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from your laptop, tablet, or phone, you can live stream it through the NBC app—available on iOS and Android.

    CBS’s live coverage will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern with delayed coverage at 1 p.m. Pacific. Tune into your local TV channel or head over to the CBS website. If you’re planning on watching from a device, you can live stream it on the CBS app—available on iOS and Android.

    Both NBC and CBS are available to live stream from their respective apps on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and, Roku. Other live streaming options include: Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue.

  • How to get around Tokyo Japan for the Summer Games

    8/1/2019 2:08:36 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Tokyo is sure to be in its prime during the Summer Games. As is usually the case when traveling outside of your familiar surroundings, there are always challenges present.


    As is the case in most great cities of the world, traffic and congestion can be an issue in Tokyo. Add to that the confusing address system and getting around can be a challenge.

    In addition, traffic during the Games often isn’t as bad as expected. Some schools and businesses will shut down for the competition period and a portion of local commuter traffic is reduced from the equation.

    Another upside is that Tokyo has a notoriously punctual train system, which will make getting to the Summer Games venues quick and comfortable.

    In addition to the efficient train system, taxis and ride sharing services like Uber are also plentiful in Tokyo. It’s worthwhile to note that most taxi drivers will not speak English so having your destination written in Japanese is helpful when possible (our local hosts and hotel concierge can assist with this). On Japanese taxis, a red light illuminated in the front window indicates that the vehicle is available for hire.

    The bottom line: this is still one of the biggest events in the world and our best advice is to plan for extra time, be flexible, and bring along a good pair of walking shoes as many games' venues have wide security parameters. But don’t think you’re in this alone; it’s the goal of our host team to make your experience as seamless as possible.

    Tyus Tours & Travel has reserved space on two Asia cruises that will have you in Toyko during the Olympics for 3 days/2 nights, August 1 to August 3, 2020, plus visit ports, Hong Kong, Kochi Japan, Osaka Japan, Nagoya, Kobe Japan and Okinawa.

    For more information on the cruises visit http://bit.ly/2yasEGn or http://bit.ly/32R63MR or call Tyus Tours & Travel at 866-547-5362.

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