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Why Sit In A Cubicle When You Can Make The National Parks Your Office? asks Xanterra

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- Xanterra Travel Collection®'s "HELP WANTED" sign is hanging at the national parks. Think of an ad that reads: Iconic scenery, interesting people from the world over, ideal for nature lovers, digital detox, the outdoors, and billions of stars at night. And wildlife, lots of wildlife.

There is not only "room at the proverbial inn" this year in many of the national parks, such as Yellowstone, Zion, Glacier, Grand Canyon South Rim and Death Valley, but there is also the chance to have one of the coolest summer job experiences, working in or just outside of these parks with Xanterra Travel Collection®. Many offer housing, meals, transportation, and recreation opportunities.

Jobs include everything from housekeepers to customer service representatives, mule handlers, cooks, servers, bus drivers and more. The list of jobs in and around the parks is as abundant and diverse as the wildlife.

Xanterra Travel Collection® offers unique opportunities, distinctive employee programs, competitive benefits, valuable resources and opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime experiences. It is the company's hope that employees live the best life possible while a part of the Xanterra team.

That's why the benefit programs were created to help maintain a healthy work-life balance and peace of mind including:

* Unique Work Environment: Working in national parks allows employees to work in some of the most beautiful and inspiring natural settings in the world. The opportunity to work in a natural environment and be surrounded by stunning landscapes and wildlife can be a truly unique and fulfilling experience.

* Career Advancement: Xanterra provides numerous opportunities for career advancement. Employees can gain experience and develop skills in various positions and roles through a range of training and development programs to help achieve their career goals.

* Employee Discounts: Discounts on a variety of products and services are offered to employees. These can include discounts on lodging, dining, retail, and outdoor activities, allowing employees to fully enjoy the national parks.

* Community: Working in the national parks can provide a strong sense of community. Many employees live and work in the same location, allowing them to build close relationships and a sense of camaraderie.

* Environmental Stewardship: Xanterra is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability and encourages its employees to participate in these efforts. This can provide a sense of purpose and pride for those who are passionate about protecting and preserving natural resources.

Overall, working for Xanterra Travel Collection® in the national parks can provide a unique, fulfilling, and rewarding experience for individuals who are passionate about the outdoors, environmental stewardship, and customer service.

For more information on employment and career opportunities, visit

Images of lodges and national parks available below courtesy Xanterra Travel Collection®.

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Business, Free News Articles, Insurance, Travel and Tourism is Celebrating 10 Years of Providing Valuable Travel Insurance Coverage to Millions of Travelers Worldwide

NEW YORK, N.Y. --, the fastest growing independent travel insurance comparison platform, is proud to announce that May 2023 marks 10 years of providing travelers around the world with personalized trip protection. Co-Founders, Drew Sharma and Stan Sandberg, launched in 2013 to provide consumers with an easy and transparent self-service travel insurance online shopping experience.

Since its founding in 2013, the company has helped millions of travelers protect more than $3 billion of trip costs with its comprehensive travel insurance offerings, providing financial protection for unforeseen events that can disrupt travel plans.

"We are thrilled to have reached this milestone and to have been able to help so many travelers over the years," said Stan Sandberg, co-founder of "Travel can be unpredictable, and having the right insurance coverage can make all the difference in ensuring a worry-free trip."

In the past decade, has become a trusted name in the travel insurance industry, offering a wide range of plans to meet the needs of travelers of all types. Whether someone is traveling for business or pleasure, domestically or internationally, has a plan that can provide peace of mind and financial protection in the event of trip cancellations and interruptions, lost luggage, medical emergencies, and more.

"We are fortunate to work with such strong global insurance partners, and are grateful to our loyal customers without whom we would not be celebrating our 10-year anniversary," Sandberg added. "We remain committed to providing the best possible coverage options and we look forward to continuing to serve travelers for many years to come."

To learn more about and its range of travel insurance options, visit

About helps simplify the complicated world of travel insurance by providing consumers with the easiest way to compare and buy trip insurance coverage online. A member company of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, is owned and operated by DigiVentures Holdings, LLC, a licensed agency that works with some of the largest travel insurers in the industry. Purchases can be made directly through the website, with policies sent by email within minutes.

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There’s Room at The Inn: Rare Availability in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon South Rim and region, Death Valley and Zion National Parks and at Cedar Creek Lodge this Summer

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- Spring/Summer 2023 - Pick your park and take advantage of what nature has to offer with rare spring and summer availability in some of the greatest outdoor places on earth. Xanterra Travel Collection today announced openings in Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon region, Death Valley, Cedar Creek Lodge (just outside of Glacier National Park), and Zion. And yes, most have deals.

Millions of people come from all over the world to experience these national parks but due to unusual circumstances (cost of airfare, less international visitors and the lack of long-term planning) means that there are rooms available at the proverbial inn, something that is almost unheard of.

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* Cedar Creek Lodge /Glacier National Park

* Grand Canyon, South Rim /Grand Hotel at The Grand Canyon /Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel

* The Oasis at Death Valley

* Yellowstone National Park

* Zion National Park

About Xanterra Travel Collection:

Known for its "Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint," Xanterra Travel Collection® provides a world of unforgettable experiences through its operations in national parks, including lodges, restaurants, tours, and activities, as well as through its ownership of resorts, a cruise line, a railway, and tour companies.

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Premier Valet Ski Storage Provider, Rocket Closet, Teams Up with Surefoot for Hassle-Free Travel

PARK CITY, Utah -- We are excited to announce collaboration between Surefoot and Rocket Closet, two leading companies in the ski industry. The partnership offers members of the Surefoot Mountain Club an alternative to continue with the ultimate ski travel experience, making it easy and hassle-free to store their ski equipment.

As a premier valet storage provider in select ski towns in Colorado, Utah, and British Columbia, Rocket Closet offers a hands-free storage experience for skiers. With Rocket Closet, members of the Surefoot Mountain Club can continue enjoying the convenience of storing their equipment year-round and having it delivered on-demand to the location where they use it most.

To make the transition seamless, Surefoot Mountain Club members can create an account on our website and enter the promo code SUREFOOTMC to receive a 10% discount on Medium and Large plans. They can then schedule a pickup and upcoming trips using the Rocket Closet Ski app.

Additionally, this collaboration includes discounts for Surefoot employees at Rocket Closet, continued commitment to planting a tree for every item in storage.

"We are honored to carry the torch on the legacy of the Surefoot Mountain Club in making ski travel easy and empowering skiers to save their energy and tricks for the mountain," said Adrian Aguirre-Palme Co-founder and CEO for Rocket Closet.

For more information on this collaboration, please visit our website at

About Surefoot:

the manufacturer of the world's most comfortable ski boots, is known for its exceptional boot fitting services. Surefoot Inc, currently has over 26 locations in 6 countries and 2 continents.

About Rocket Closet:

Rocket Closet Inc. currently services 13 ski towns in Colorado, Utah and British Columbia. More information: 970-743-9996.

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Spring 2023 Early Opening Announced by One of America’s Most Unique Places to Stay – Clear Sky Resorts Grand Canyon

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Clear Sky Resorts announces an early April 27 opening of their one-of-a-kind resort near Grand Canyon National Park. "An increase in daylight hours and temperatures also increases demand for rooms at the Grand Canyon," explains Hal Feinberg, co-creator of Clear Sky Resorts. "We wanted to offer visitors the option of an experience at one of America's most unique resorts."

Spring is an ideal time to visit to avoid the peak travel season of summer. Daytime temperatures are perfect for exploring below the canyon rim where temps can often be 20 to 25 degrees warmer.

Then there's the delicate spring wildflowers - with around 650 flowering herbaceous plants, the Southwest high desert is abloom in whites, yellows, reds, oranges, pinks and purples.

Late spring and early summer are the driest times of year, although the occasional spring storm can create unique conditions that emphasize the visual impact of the landscape creating dramatic photo opportunities. Clear Sky Resorts' spacious Luxury Sky Dome accommodations offer spring guests the best of both worlds - expansive windows that bring the outside in and climate-control systems to keep the outside out. Every dome also has its own private bath featuring a large glass-enclosed shower with a rain showerhead and plush towels, amenities not always found at other glamping resorts.

Late spring and early summer also provide great weather for stargazing. Every Clear Sky Resorts' Luxury Sky Dome offers a skylight and large panoramic window for epic stargazing from the comfort of a luxurious bed. "Nights in your dome are magical, I definitely got lost in the stars," said a guest who rated their Clear Sky Resorts experience as five-star plus a few thousand.

Beyond stargazing, Clear Sky Resorts is also about fun-filled opportunities to get to know your fellow guests, your family and even yourself. Family-friendly onsite activities connect people to each other and make every Clear Sky Resorts vacation a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you'll want to experience again and again.

* Sunrise yoga in the a.m. & live music in the p.m.

* Native American storytelling & flute-making

* Movie nights in the resort's projection dome

* Nightly s'mores around artisan firepits

* Glow-in-the-dark frisbee golf & cornhole

* Super-sized bounce pillow, Tryke Track & playground

Opening for the 2023 season early on April 27, book your Clear Sky Resorts' Grand Canyon spring vacation in the next two weeks and receive discounted spring rates.

For reservations and information, go to or contact Clear Sky Resorts by phone at +1-888-704-4445 or email at

About Clear Sky Resorts:

Founded in 2020, Clear Sky Resorts is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. As the first resort of its kind in the U.S., Clear Sky Resorts delivers a unique hospitality experience with luxurious Sky Domes, perfect for nighttime stargazing and lots of fun activities for the whole family. Learn more:

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Ethical Traveler Announces ‘Ten Best Ethical Destinations’ Awards for 2023

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Every year, California-based Ethical Traveler reviews the world's developing nations for their commitment to human rights, social welfare, environmental protection, and animal welfare. The ten destinations showing the most impressive progress are honored with "Best Ethical Destinations" Awards. These worthy countries, including several island nations, stand to benefit greatly from our travel dollars in a post-pandemic world.

Despite the chaos wrought by COVID-19, we enter 2023 seeing rays of hope. But the world won't recover overnight. This is especially true for the international travel industry, which employs one out of ten people worldwide. The recent challenges to travel and tourism have had a devastating impact across this vast sector of human society.

Visiting our winning destinations will help these nations emerge from the pandemic's shadow, and continue their impressive work in social justice and environmental stewardship. By "voting with your wings" (once you are vaccinated, of course!), you can reward these nations for their efforts and motivate neighboring countries to do the same.

Ethical Traveler congratulates the 2023 honorees of the Ten Best Ethical Destinations Awards.

In alphabetical order (not in order of merit), the winners are:

* Barbados

* Belize

* Botswana

* Cabo Verde

* Chile

* Costa Rica

* Mongolia

* Palau

* Seychelles

* Timor-Leste

"At long last, travel is returning," says Ethical Traveler's Executive Director Jeff Greenwald. "And as it does, we hope our international community will rise to the occasion. As 2023 unfolds, all of us can play an active role in redefining what travel is, and how it might enhance the lives of people around the world. When we visit the countries on our list - which have taken important steps to increase the welfare of their people while safeguarding their natural treasures - we're expressing our admiration and support in a tangible way."

Adds Greenwald, "One lesson we learned from the pandemic is that our borders are imaginary. We inhabit and share the resources of a small planet, stunning in its beauty, diversity and fragility. Our only path to survival lies with taking care of each other. And this begins with knowing each other. Travel and exploration - whether to the jungles of Belize, the steppes of Mongolia, or the reefs of Seychelles - brings more than a new awareness of this world. It shows us what it means to be human."

About Ethical Traveler:

Ethical Traveler is a project of the Berkeley-based Earth Island Institute, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Ethical Traveler - "Empowering travelers to change the world" - highlights the economic clout of travel and tourism to protect human rights and the global environment.

No money or donations of any kind are solicited or accepted from any nations, governments or travel providers in the countries under consideration for our annual list. All parts of our 2023 report may be shared freely, with accreditation.

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For inquiries, please email

Ethical Traveler, P.O. Box 5883, Berkeley, CA 94705 USA

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LUXY Ride Announces New Security Features to Enhance Passenger and Driver Safety

SHELTON, Conn. -- LUXY Ride (, the only nationwide (B2C & B2B) booking platform that optimizes excess capacity in the livery industry and allows travelers to reserve executive black car services at significantly optimized prices, has announced the launch of its new security feature, the OTP (One Time Passcode), which provides an extra layer of safety for both passengers and drivers. With the OTP feature, passengers will now have to provide the driver with a unique 4-digit safety PIN sent to their mobile device before the ride can commence, ensuring that they get into the right car with the correct driver.

The introduction of the OTP feature is part of LUXY Ride's commitment to providing a safe and secure experience for all users. It not only increases ride security but also helps combat the increase in fraud charges and cybercrime reported in the livery industry. The OTP feature is easy to use and will be available to all LUXY Ride users across all cities where the service is available.

"We take the safety and security of our passengers and drivers seriously, and that's why we are excited to introduce the OTP feature," said Joe Salemme, CEO of LUXY Ride. "With this new feature, passengers can have peace of mind knowing that they are getting into the right car with the right driver."

LUXY Ride is also constantly updating its safety protocols to ensure that both passengers and drivers feel secure when using the service. The company continues to review and improve its processes to partner with new drivers. Its app features real-time notifications that allow passengers to prepare for their rides in real-time.

"We want to make sure that our passengers and drivers feel safe and secure when using our service, and that's why we are continually investing in new safety features," said Salemme. "The OTP feature is just the latest in a series of updates that we have made to ensure that our users can have complete confidence in the LUXY experience."

LUXY™ Ride is committed to providing its users with a premium executive car booking experience that is safe, reliable, and convenient. With the introduction of the OTP feature, the company is taking an important step towards ensuring that its service remains the safest and most secure in the industry.

For more information about LUXY Ride, please visit

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Insurance, Travel and Tourism is Named One of the Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2023 by

NEW YORK, N.Y. --, a leading travel insurance comparison site, has been named one of the "Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2023" by The recognition follows's previous designation in 2021 and 2022 as the "Best for Comparing Travel Insurance Quotes" by was recognized as "Best for Comparing Quotes" due to their innovative approach to allow travelers to quote, compare, and buy within minutes from the top insurance providers. also credits the travel insurance comparison site with a user-friendly platform that simplifies the comparison and shopping process.

Customers can enter their trip information for quotes from top rated insurers, including options from basic to premium. A results page presents information on coverage, reviews, ratings, and a link to each insurer's COVID-19 policies, all with the ability to compare policies in an easy-to-understand table.

With over 93,000 verified customer reviews, an average 4.9 out of 5.0 star rating, and 81,000 reviews receiving a perfect 5-star rating, offers a lowest-price-guarantee and saves travelers time and money by allowing them to compare multiple quotes on a single platform. Customers also experience a safe and secure checkout process with an immediate instant confirmation of coverage.

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition from for the third time. This award is a testament of our commitment to provide travelers with the best possible travel insurance options to protect their trips and provide them peace of mind," said Stan Sandberg, co-founder of used several factors to evaluate and compare each of the top travel insurance providers, including plans and coverage, ease of use, customer service and support, and industry reputation. meets the criteria for each of's factors, with ease of use as the cornerstone to helping traveler's quickly find and compare multiple policies to fit their ever-changing needs. is committed to providing the best service and policies that cover issues from unexpected medical emergencies, to lost baggage and trip cancellations and interruptions. Their customizable travel insurance could help recoup costs that are otherwise lost to the consumer.

To learn more about and its range of travel insurance options, visit

About helps simplify the complicated world of travel insurance by providing consumers with the easiest way to compare and buy trip insurance coverage online. A member company of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, is owned and operated by DigiVentures Holdings, LLC, a licensed agency that works with some of the largest travel insurers in the industry. Purchases can be made directly through the website, with policies sent by email within minutes.

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Summer Travel Tips: Five Reasons to Book an Accessible Hotel Room with accessibleGO

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- With three in four Americans hoping to travel this summer, the time to start planning is now. But those with disabilities often face challenges at every step of the travel-planning process and journey, resulting in fear, anxiety and frustration. Today, accessibleGO, the first hotel booking site for people with disabilities, is sharing solutions to common problems that people with disabilities face when they travel. The company is also proud to announce that two-time Paralympic medalist Andrew Kurka has joined as brand ambassador to inspire travelers that "Anything is Possible" when they book on accessibleGO.

"After being disabled at a teenager, I built a new identity and adapted to all the possibilities that life had to offer. But when it came to travel, I still faced the same accessibility issues as anybody else," said Andrew Kurka. "That's why I'm excited to join the accessibleGO team to help inspire people with disabilities realize their possibilities, overcome their fears, and make their travel dreams a reality."

"In a world where traveling with accessible needs can feel totally inaccessible, disabled travelers need a hotel booking service that does more than just finds them a room. They need a team that breaks down barriers to accessible travel, has their back and champions their needs, from booking to check-out," said Miriam Eljas, co-founder and CEO of accessibleGO.

Five ways accessibleGO is reshaping accessible travel for this spring, summer and beyond include:

* accessibleGO helps travelers book accessible rooms and then makes sure the rooms are available upon check-in.

* accessibleGO contacts hotels to ensure bed features (height and space under beds) will work for customers (smooth wheelchair transfers, etc).

* accessibleGO secures room assignments on low floors or close to elevators (when available) so travelers with disabilities feel safe in case of emergencies.

* accessibleGO ensures customers have access to necessary accessibility features by confirming the type of room they are assigned along with amenities (e.g. grab bars, accurate toilet heights) and helps them find an alternative if needed.

* For those who need medications to be refrigerated, accessibleGO ensures hotel rooms have mini-fridges, whether a standard feature or a special request to bring in a medical fridge.

To book an accessible hotel room or to join and engage with the accessibleGO community, visit

About Tourist Access Ltd. dba accessibleGO:

accessibleGO is the leading accessible travel platform in the US that allows travelers with disabilities to book more than 6,000 hotels in more than 125 US cities with the confidence their needs will be met. The robust booking engine is complemented by an engaged community of travelers with similar circumstances where questions can be asked, personal stories and experiences are freely shared, and trusted recommendations and tips are posted from like-minded travelers and caregivers. Learn more:


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Booking a Cruise in 2023? Travel Insurance Tips for Wave Season

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Wave season is officially here. For those new to cruising, wave season is the prime booking period for cruises, usually from January to March, when cruise lines offer excellent discounts and incentives. But with great deals comes great responsibility. Today, is urging travelers to protect their purchases with a cruise travel insurance plan.

"Embarking on a cruise can be one of the most exciting travel experiences for an individual, a couple or even a family," said Stan Sandberg, co-founder of "However, planning a cruise vacation comes with special considerations. The potential of a missed connection en route to the departure port, severe weather, or even on-board medical issues can sink a vacation rather quickly."

When searching for travel insurance, it's important to look into cruise-specific insurance. While cruise insurance and your standard travel insurance policies may seem similar, they differ in several ways. Cruise travel insurance policies offer more customized and comprehensive coverage options designed to cover events and situations that are specific to cruises. This coverage may include missed port departures, cabin confinement due to illness, and trip cancellations due to inclement weather or other reasons. offers plans which can cover all of the costs of a cruise vacation, including airfare, hotels, and the cruise itself. However, it's important to keep in mind that the exact type of insurance offered can vary depending on the cruise line, but here are some ways travel insurance can protect cruise ship vacationers:

* Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: This coverage offers reimbursement for non-refundable expenses if you must cancel or interrupt your trip due to a covered reason, such as illness or a death in the family.

* Medical and Dental Insurance: This coverage can provide reimbursement for emergency medical and dental expenses incurred during your trip.

* Baggage and Personal Effects Insurance: This coverage can provide reimbursement for lost, damaged or stolen baggage and personal items during your trip.

* Emergency Evacuation and Repatriation Insurance: This coverage can cover the cost of medical transportation if you need to be evacuated due to an emergency or medical situation.

"Most cruise companies will offer a single travel insurance policy choice to their customers but it's important to note that the level of coverage and protection offered can vary widely, so always review the details of the policy before buying," Sandberg continues. " makes it easy to compare and buy cruise insurance policies and rates from multiple companies, and in many cases, travelers can find better coverage at lower prices than offered to them at the cruise point of booking."

Whether it's your first or your tenth cruise, travel insurance can help you focus on the fun and enjoyment of your vacation, rather than what might go wrong.

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