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Just in Time for Summer Vacation: Family Travel Startup Offers Up to 70% off Hotels and Other Travel Products | State

NEW YORK, May 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Expedition, a global family-travel community started in 2020 by two former Wall Street Journal editors, this week launched a booking platform that offers families deep discounts on travel worldwide.

Families who sign up for a free membership can book the same hotels and car rentals as on public sites, but at a significant discount. With a paid Adventurer membership ($249 a year), they can score up to 70% off hotels and resorts.

“We started The Expedition to help families see the world,” said Ryan Sager, co-founder of The

DNR: Michigan state park campgrounds now will open in June

LANSING, MICH. — In response to the continuing coronavirus crisis and Michigan’s updated stay-home executive order, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced new expected opening dates for its campgrounds and harbors.

State park campgrounds, overnight lodging and shelters are now set to open June 22. State forest campgrounds and DNR-operated harbors are set to open June 10. Dispersed camping on approved state-managed lands is not permitted until at least May 15.

Arrangements for refunds and reservation changes, for those whose camping reservations are affected by the date changes, can be made via the DNR’s reservation call center at

Tourism industry looks for help from state

Apr. 9—BOSTON — The tourism industry is pushing lawmakers for more help for hotels, attractions and other hospitality businesses that have been hammered by the pandemic.

On Friday, regional tourism officials told a legislative panel they need more marketing funds and other support to attract more visitors as the state reopens.

Ann Marie Casey, executive director of the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, said travel tourism is down more than 50% from normal levels in Massachusetts, which is a much bigger loss than the national average.

“That translates into more than $15 billion in spending losses, $451 million

DNR raises fees in state parks

Maine State Parks crush records for recreation visits in 2020; camping reservations for 2021 open Feb. 1

Despite pandemic-related spring closures and season-long capacity limitations, a total of 3,067,112 people visited Maine State Parks.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Did the COVID-19 pandemic motivate you to pursue more of Maine’s outdoor opportunities? If so, you’re not alone.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) has compiled its year-end Maine State Park visitation statistics and, as expected, 2020 activity broke all records for recreation visits, which includes day-use and camping. 

Despite pandemic-related spring closures and season-long capacity limitations, a total of 3,067,112 people visited Maine State Parks in 2020.

The BPL welcomed