Bitterroot Forest offers tips to hunters | Local News

*Leave a trip itinerary with family or friends. If hiking by yourself and don’t have family or friends in the area with whom you could leave an itinerary with, leave an itinerary in the vehicle.

 *Every hunter should carry these “ten essentials”: map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothes, sunglasses, first-aid kit, pocketknife, waterproof matches, and fire starter.

*Shooting and/or hunting is prohibited in developed recreation sites and trailheads including Lake Como and Bass Creek Recreation Areas.

*Be aware that there may be bears in the area, store food properly. Also, carcasses should not be closer than 100 yards to your sleeping area.

*Your cell phone can save your life, but don’t depend on having sufficient coverage, particularly in remote parts of the Bitterroot National Forest.

*Follow the ‘Pack It In, Pack It Out’ and ‘Leave No Trace’ principles while camping.

*Campers, hunters, and others are not allowed to camp for more than 16 consecutive days in one location. New camps must be located five air miles from the previous camp.

*Choose a site for a campfire carefully, near water if possible, and clear it of any combustible material. Remember, just because it’s cold in the morning doesn’t mean fires can’t spread quickly! NEVER walk away from a smoldering campfire. ALWAYS make sure a fire is dead out.

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Bitterroot National Forest offers tips to hunters

HAMILTON — The Bitterroot National Forest is offering up some tips for hunters who are planning to head into the backcountry.

  • All hunters during the general rifle season must wear “hunter orange” (hat, cap, vest, jacket, or rain gear) above the waist.  It must be the outermost garment and be visible from all sides.  This is also a good idea for non-hunting Forest visitors this time of year.  Consider putting an orange vest or bright bandana on pets (dogs, horses, etc.) that will be accompanying you as well.
  • Regulations can change yearly and from drainage to drainage.  Know the regulations for the area that you will be hunting.  Printed copies are available anywhere that licenses are sold and can be found online from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.  Dumping carcasses on public lands is illegal, unethical and can spread diseases like Chronic Wasting Disease. Click here for more information on preventing the spread of CWD and carcass disposal guidelines.
  • Hunters should treat every firearm as if it were loaded and always point the muzzle in a safe direction.  Be sure of your target, and beyond, and know where your hunting partners are at all times.  Never assume you are alone in the woods.
  • Leave a trip itinerary with family or friends.  If hiking by yourself and don’t have family or friends in the area with whom you could leave an itinerary with, leave an itinerary in the vehicle.
  • Every hunter should carry these “ten essentials”: map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothes, sunglasses, first-aid kit, pocketknife, waterproof matches, and fire starter.
  • Shooting and/or hunting is prohibited in developed recreation sites and trailheads including Lake Como and Bass Creek Recreation areas.
  • Be aware that there may be bears in the area, store food properly.  Also, carcasses should not be closer than 100 yards to your sleeping area.
  • Your cell phone can save your life, but don’t depend on having sufficient coverage, particularly in remote parts of the Bitterroot National Forest.
  • Follow the ‘Pack It In, Pack It Out’ and ‘Leave No Trace’ principles while camping.
  • Campers, hunters, and others are not allowed to camp for more than 16 consecutive days in one location.  New camps must be located five air miles from the previous camp.
  • Choose a site for a campfire carefully, near water if possible, and clear it of any combustible material. Remember, just because it’s cold in the morning doesn’t mean fires can’t spread quickly! NEVER walk away from a smoldering campfire. ALWAYS make sure a fire is dead out.
  • Be sure to call one of our offices to get a Bitterroot National Forest map. Our maps are sold in two parts, split into the North and South half of the forest. Maps are $14 each. Office hours are 8am to 4:30pm, Mon-Fri. Forest Service offices are located in Hamilton, Stevensville, Darby, and West Fork. Some offices are currently operating ‘virtually’ due to COVID 19. Please call our office and we would be happy to assist you. Maps can be mailed out or in-person pickup may also be available, depending on location. Forest Visitor Maps can also be purchased online.
  • You can also download Forest Visitor Maps onto your phone or tablet using the Avenza PDF Maps App.  Avenza makes navigating your National Forest easy, as it tracks your location on the map using your device’s internal GPS.  The app also allows you to measure distances or areas, and records waypoints so you can find your way back to that new secret spot.  To learn more, head to the App Store (Apple Devices) or Play Store (Android Devices) on your mobile device and search for the free “Avenza PDF Maps” application.

In order to protect our public lands and natural resources, the Forest would like to remind visitors of the importance of using designated routes. To that end, there have been a number of changes to our road system as a result of the Travel Management Plan. The travel plan designates 2,246 miles of forest roads and trails open to motorized use. These areas are designated on a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) now available free of charge at all Bitterroot NF offices and online. MVUMs are also available for free at the Avenza Store. The maps identify which areas are open to motorized use, the types of vehicles allowed and any seasonal restrictions that apply.

All forest recreators are responsible for knowing which roads are open to motorized use. A road without a gate, barrier or sign does not imply that the road is open. Seasonal use restrictions are important for wildlife. Please do not ruin another user’s experience to enhance yours.

All vehicles must stay on existing routes and not drive cross-country. Many seasonal use restrictions include the period from October 15 to December 1. These types of restrictions help to reduce hunting pressure on big game animals and allow Fish, Wildlife & Parks to maintain desired elk numbers and herd structure. Do not drive around barricades, gates, or snowdrifts. Barricades and gates are meant to close a road, frequently for the benefit of wildlife. Violations of these closures can result in fines. Check the MVUM for the travel rules in your areas of interest.

People are asked to notify the US Forest Service if a violation or resource issue is observed (example, driving behind a locked gate, camping for more than 16 days, tree blocking road, washout, etc.) If you witness a hunting violation, call (800) TIP-MONT. In case of emergency, dial 911 or contact Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office at (406) 363-3033.

If you use horses, mules, goats, or llamas anywhere on National Forests, you’re required to bring in only certified weed-free hay, cubes, pellets, or grain. In the past, contaminated feed introduced invasive weeds to many prime wildlife backcountry areas. Help stop new invaders from getting started.

Power wash the undercarriage and inside/outside of the bumpers of your trucks, horse trailers, ATV’s, or other vehicles you drive into the hills. Invasive weed seed can travel over a thousand miles on vehicles and bounce out at the wrong time on our rough mountain roads.

In Montana, outfitters and guides must be licensed to operate on federal, state, as well as private lands unless it’s their own. Be sure your guide or outfitter is licensed. Call the Montana Board of Outfitters at (406) 841-2304 or Idaho Outfitter and Guide Licensing Board at (208) 327-7380 for more information.

Finally, beginning this fall, you may see Bitterroot NF employees wearing bright orange vests and working in recreation sites and along Forest Service roads. They are conducting National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) Program surveys which are done every five years. The surveys provide forest managers with an estimate of how many people recreate on federal lands and what activities they engage in while there. All information you give is confidential and the survey is voluntary.

People can contact their local District office for updates and more information.

  • Stevensville Ranger District, 406-777-5461
  • Darby/Sula Ranger District, 406-821-3913
  • West Fork Ranger District, 406-821-3269
  • Supervisor’s Office – Hamilton, 406-363-7100.

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Asia’s Airlines Ramp up Flights, Offers as Tough COVID Travel Curbs Ease | Investing News

By Jamie Freed and Aradhana Aravindan

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific airlines have lost billions of dollars this year, with jets grounded in COVID-19 transportation freezes. Now, as some of the world’s strictest pandemic-related travel rules begin to ease, they’re ramping up flights and ticket offers.

Asian travel agencies and carriers told Reuters they’re seeing a surge in bookings and travel enquiries as countries like Malaysia and Vietnam allow domestic flights to resume from this week after months of strict lockdowns.

India is lifting a domestic capacity cap, while Singapore, Thailand and Fiji are opening without quarantine to vaccinated international travellers from select countries.

While airline industry group IATA does not expect a significant improvement in Asia-Pacific international travel until “later in 2022,from%20%24126.4%20billion%20estimated%20earlier.&text=%22We%20are%20past%20the%20deepest,told%20the%20group’s%20annual%20meeting” – predicting cumulative losses of $11.2 billion this year, narrowing to $2.4 billion next year – carriers from AirAsia Group to VietJet Aviation, Singapore Airlines, Fiji Airways and Qantas are already increasing capacity.

“The most important thing is practically all governments in the Asia-Pacific region with maybe one or two exceptions are abandoning their COVID-zero strategies and moving to a sort of COVID-normal framework,” said Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Director General Subhas Menon.

“Vaccination rates are also beginning to ramp up.”

While curbs are easing, a full return to normal operations is a long way off. IATA estimates global aviation industry losses from the pandemic will be a towering $200 billion for 2020-2022, and losses in Asia alone were close to $50 billion in 2020. International travel in the Asia-Pacific region was at around 4% of 2019 levels in August.

And though the relaxation of restrictions will open the way for some tourism, initially it will mean a comparative trickle: Thailand expects only around 100,000 foreign visitors this year, down from nearly 40 million in 2019.

Still, there’s pent-up demand from those who have longed to be able to take a break overseas.

Dickson Ng, a 24-year-old consultant based in Singapore, said he plans to travel to Europe in January.

“We don’t know if these VTLs (vaccinated travel lanes) could be rescinded, right now there’s opportunity and there’s COVID fatigue, so I think getting out of the country will be a good thing,” he said.

Meanwhile Fiji Airways has had thousands of bookings since the country on Sunday announced it would open borders to vaccinated travellers from some destinations on Dec. 1, the vast majority from Australians, an airline spokesperson said.

Some carriers are already promoting bargain fares.

Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet is offering some free domestic one-way tickets, excluding taxes and fees, while Malaysia’s AirAsia has fares as low as 12 ringgit ($2.88) as it ramps up flights.

AirAsia said traffic to its mobile app had surged by more than 140% since the government relaxed domestic travel rules.

But Singapore has capped the number of arrivals under its VTL programme at 3,000 a day in total, a tiny fraction of pre-pandemic traffic – a move that has kept ticket prices higher.

Singapore tour agency Chan Brothers Travel said enquiries had increased 50-fold in the last week since VTLs were added to more countries including South Korea, the United States and Britain.

Return economy-class fares from Singapore to South Korea have nearly doubled to around S$1500 ($1,107.50) from S$800 previously, a spokesperson at Singapore’s Dynasty Travel said.

“Some travellers may wait for the initial price surge for flights to pass, but we can expect quite a number of travellers taking to the skies by the first half of 2022,” she said.

($1 = 1.3544 Singapore dollars)

(Reporting by Jamie Freed and Aradhana Aravindan; Additional reporting by Liz Lee in Kuala Lumpur and Chen Lin in Singapore; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)

Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters.

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Study Offers Peek into ‘New Rule Book’ for Corporate M&E

While the return of in-person corporate meetings and events continues to gather steam, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to shape companies’ priorities and policies around such interactions, according to a new study from AOK Events. 

The London-based corporate events organizer in August and September 2021 conducted a survey of its clients whose yearly buying power for events exceeded £50 million. The results indicated what AOK called a “new rule book” for the events sector due to the “probability that there will be no return to pre-pandemic business-as-usual.”

Among the biggest changes in the new paradigm is a shift in companies’ main objectives when it comes to their events strategy and budgeting. The survey asked respondents to indicate the three main objectives for their events spend in summer 2019 and the present time up through the end of 2021 to compare how those aims have changed since the pandemic.

For external events, objectives such as supporting a new product or service launches and engaging with media and supplier partners have surged in importance, rising 33 percent and 48 percent, respectively. Conversely, entertaining clients declined by 11 percent, largely due to the need for such entertainment to be accomplished in-person. 

For internal events, the pandemic has forced companies to conduct a balancing act of ensuring the health and safety of their employees while continuing to conduct business. Amid those competing priorities, teambuilding and maintaining company culture skyrocketed as a priority, increasing by 38 percent from 2019 to 2021. 

As to the road ahead, survey responses indicated that companies are preparing to ramp back up budgets for external events sooners that internal events, with 80 percent of respondents projecting their external events budget would increase in 2022 and beyond, compared with 68 percent projecting their internal events budget to rise during the same timeframe. 

That contrast indicates a re-emerging demand for event-based client entertainment over the near term, particularly related to Christmas-related events, along with the likelihood that internal events will continue to operate on a largely virtual or hybrid basis for the long term, AOK said.

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Online Travel Update: MCR Hotels trial runs attribute pricing; Travel Funders Network offers revenue guarantee; and Hopper raises another $175 million | Foster Garvey PC

MCR Hotels Trial Runs Attribute Pricing
(“One of the US’s largest hotel owners is charging guests $25 to use the swimming pool and $20 to check in early — but is cutting room prices in return,” August 18, 2021 via Business Insider)
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, hotel owner and operator, MCR Hotels CEO, Tyler Morse, shared the company’s plans to begin offering attribute pricing for 12 of its independent hotels. According to Morse, the company plans to reduce its hotels’ base room rates, while at the same time charging additional fees for guests’ use of certain of the hotels’ amenities (e.g., pool or fitness center) or other services (e.g., early arrival). Whether MCR’s plans signal the beginning of the lodging industry’s long discussed transition to attribute pricing remains to be seen. With many hotels suspending traditional guest services (e.g. daily housekeeping) during the pandemic (and owners reaping the associated economic benefits), the post-pandemic return of the lodging industry may provide a unique opportunity to rethink guest room pricing. How these new practices might fit with legacy distribution systems, OTA fee structures, sales contracting practices, etc., remains to be seen.

Travel Funders Network Offers Revenue Guarantee
(“Don’t Call Us Oyo: Online Travel Veterans Launch Hotel Distribution Network With Distinct Model,” August 17, 2021 via Skift Travel News) (subscription may be required)
Distribution veterans, Bob Diener and David Litman, launched Travel Funders Network, a new online distribution platform that offers participating hotels minimum revenue guarantees. Participating hotels pay no up-front fees to join the platform, but in exchange for the minimum revenue guarantee, the platform requires larger margins (i.e. larger discounts) on the dynamic net rates it receives. The platform then markets rooms on a standalone or package basis through a “unique” network of private business-to-business channels, including airline loyalty programs and associations. While Diener and Litman hope to ultimately grow the platform to 300-500 hotels (mostly 3-star hotels), only select hotels in key markets will be initially invited to join.

Hopper Raises Another $175 Million
(“Hopper raises another $175M, will add 500 employees,” August 17, 2021 via
Readers of our weekly Online Travel Update should be very familiar with online travel platform and fintech provider, Hopper. Beyond its mobile-only consumer booking application, Hopper is perhaps better known for its predictive analytics and suite of travel protection and fintech products (including flight and hotel price freeze, flight delay protection and fully refundable fares and rates) that it offers through its application and other third-party channels (including Capital One’s travel marketplace and recently, Amadeus and its network of travel agencies, metasearch sites and other travel sellers). This latest round of financing (which now brings Hopper’s total financing to $585 million) will be used to accelerate growth (including internationally) and to add much needed staffing to its customer support team. According to Co-Founder and CEO, Fred Lalonde, Hopper expects its 2021 year-over-year revenue growth to exceed 300 percent, with first quarter revenue expected to exceed its prior quarterly peak (Q1 2020) by 100 percent.

Flash Sales: Love Them or Hate Them
(“ Launches Weekend Flash Deals,” August 17, 2021 via Emsf-Lisboa) ran its flash sales in the U.K., offering UK travelers a 30 percent rebate on domestic hotel stays. The rebates are being offered in the form of “Trip Coins,” which can be used for future travel booked on Time to check those contracts.

Other news:

Former Orbitz, Vacasa Execs Invest in Group Travel Planning Platform TrovaTrip
August 19, 2021 via
Portland-based startup TrovaTrip has raised $5 million to grow its group travel planning platform. PSL Ventures led the round, with participation from Elevate Capital and Oregon Venture Fund. Barney Harford, former CEO of Orbitz Worldwide and former COO of Uber, and Eric Breon, founder of Vacasa, also participated in the financing.

Choice Hotels, InterContinental Settle Keyword Antitrust Case
August 16, 2021 via (subscription may be required)
Choice Hotels International Inc. and an InterContinental Hotels Group Plc affiliate have reached confidential settlements resolving antitrust litigation over their alleged role in a scheme to prop up prices by rigging online search advertising, according to federal court filings in Texas.

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TSA offers tips to speed up passing security

Wearing a mask and applying for PreCheck can save travelers a lot of time.

More people are starting to travel again — and airports are packed because of that.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to see a massive surge in the number of people traveling this summer as coronavirus pandemic restrictions ease and cases continue to go down.

At the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in April, security lines stretched all the way into the garage. The scene at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was similar with long lines stretching through hallways, and people waiting at security for more than 40 minutes, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

To help keep travelers from getting stuck in those long lines, TSA has changed a bit since 2019. At some airports, you can scan your own ID card and don’t need to take electronics out of your bag.

Those changes help make going through airport security during a pandemic easier, TSA said.

Here are some other tips from TSA to help you zip through the packed airports this summer:

Wear a face mask or risk being grounded

Even if you’re vaccinated, you’ll still need to wear a mask in airports and on planes, TSA said. All passengers older than of 2 are required to wear a face mask during the security screening process.

The only time you can take your mask off is if an officer requests that you temporarily lower the mask to confirm your identify.

If you don’t wear a mask, you could get fined, according to the TSA. Officials will recommend a fine of $250 for a first offense and up to $1,500 for repeat offenders.

“Passengers without a mask may be denied entry, boarding or continued transport,” TSA said in a Jan. 31 news release. “Failure to comply with the mask requirement can result in civil penalties.”

Fully empty bags before starting to pack

If you start packing your bags when they are completely empty, you have less of a chance of bringing something through security that you didn’t mean to have.

If there’s an item that TSA has to inspect inside your bag, it’s going to keep you waiting longer.

TSA officials keep finding prohibited items in passengers’ luggage. At the Dallas Love Field and Dallas Fort Worth International airports, TSA officials have seen an increase in the number of items that aren’t allowed.

Officers found more than 100 stun guns at both airports combined from January to April of this year. TSA officials also have found firearms and flammables in luggage at airports across the country.

If you’re wondering what you can and can’t bring in a carry-on or checked bag, you can check TSA’s “What Can I Bring?” site before packing.

Avoid physical contact at security checkpoints

Before you get into the TSA checkpoint line, think about how you could avoid touching additional items.

TSA said that putting any jewelry, keys or other items in your carry-on bag could help save you from dumping items into a bin at the conveyor belt. You should also know which items will need removal and what can stay in a bag.

Having an ID card ready and following the rules for transporting liquids also help make the process more speedy.

You can take up to 3.4 ounces of liquids on board a plane unless it’s hand sanitizer. You’re allowed up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer in a carry-on bag.

Questions? Contact TSA

People who are prepared and get their questions answered before they get to the airport will have an easier time making their way through security.

“Those who are preparing to travel and may have special circumstances, considerations or general questions about airport screening can get live assistance by tweeting questions and comments to @AskTSA or via Facebook Messenger,” TSA said. “You can also call the TSA Contact Center at 866-289-9673.”

Enroll in TSA Precheck

If you don’t want the hassle of going through a typical TSA checkpoint at all, you could always enroll in TSA PreCheck.

In April 2021, most passengers with PreCheck only waited five minutes.

With PreCheck, you don’t have to take off your shoes or belts, and you don’t need to remove liquids, food or laptops from your bag. You can apply online for PreCheck and enroll in person.

“Most new enrollees receive their known traveler number within five days, and membership lasts for five years,” TSA said.

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Electric car with extension and expandable solar offers a glimpse of future RV life

A new electric solar car project with a living extension and expandable solar panels is giving us a glimpse into what the future might hold for RV/van life.

Solar Team Eindhoven, a group of engineering students from the Technical University of Eindhoven (Netherlands), is probably the most famous team that has competed in the World Solar Challenge, a competition to create super-efficient solar cars.

The people behind Lightyear came up from that team, and now they are trying to use the knowledge acquired through the creation of the original Stella and Stella Lux solar cars to bring to market a road-legal solar car.

Now the latest Solar Team Eindhoven has unveiled a new project called “Stella Vita”:

Stella Vita is a Self-sustaining House On Wheels. This means that the mobile house is self-sufficient in terms of energy. Through solar panels on the roof, it is independent of charging stations. The vehicle generates enough solar energy to drive, shower, watch TV, charge your laptop, and make coffee.

Like the previous Stella vehicles, there’s a focus on efficiency and solar integration, but the new version is also a deployable mobile home.

When stationary, the roof can be raised to create an extension and deployable solar panels come out the sides.

The bigger surface enables for more solar power to charge the vehicle and power some appliances:

The solar house on wheels has a roof that slides up when stationary. This makes it easy to stand inside to cook, sleep or work. In addition, extra solar panels fold out when the roof is raised, doubling the solar surface to as much as 17.5 square metres. For daily use, a comfortable interior has been designed that is as light and efficient as possible. By using energy efficiently, Stella Vita can travel up to 730 km on a sunny day.

The team plans to take the prototype Stella Vita on a monthlong road trip from Eindhoven to the southernmost tip of Spain while only using energy from the sun.

Electrek’s Take

Now obviously, like the previous student solar cars, the vehicle is not equipped with all the necessary safety features to be road legal.

But it’s still an interesting testbed for some technology that I could see become common in electric vehicles used for traveling and living, like electric RVs and vans – the main one being the expandable solar system.

We know that solar on moving vehicles is not ideal, but a deployable system for when stationary is something that could be very valuable.

This solution looks pretty cool. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Travel news latest: Tour operator offers holidaymakers free Covid tests in industry first

Travel company On the Beach has announced that it will offer free Covid tests to holidaymakers returning to the UK, after research found that the cost was proving prohibitive to travel.

In an industry first, the tour operator is providing free antigen and PCR tests for all bookings made in September for holidays in 2021 to Spain, Cyprus and Greece. Customers’ tests will be ordered automatically following their holiday booking and delivered a minimum of 48 hours prior to departure. The company is spending more than a million pounds on the scheme and has partnered with the government-approved testing provider Collinson.

Research conducted by On the Beach found that a third (32 per cent) of people cited the cost of PCR tests as one of the main reasons why they had not booked a holiday for 2021, second only to concerns that the holiday would be cancelled. A quarter of people who are not currently planning holidays this year said that free Covid-19 tests would make them more likely to book. 

Simon Cooper, CEO of On the Beach, said: “We are thrilled to launch this industry-leading offer for our customers and remove the financial burden of PCR testing for holidaymakers as they get to grips with the new normal of holidaying.”    

Other tour operators have previously subsidised the cost of Covid tests for holidaymakers, including Tui, which has offered kits for as low as £20.   

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Source link | Caltrans Offers Labor Day Travel Advice

As the Worker’s Day weekend is coming soon, Caltrans offers drivers some tips on how to deal with extra traffic.

The driver should check the travel situation and prepare for the trip before traveling. Make sure the vehicle is in good condition, including checking tires and liquids.

Also, bring a charged mobile phone, water, light meals, medicine, and a first aid kit. Be vigilant, be patient with other drivers, and anticipate traffic delays. In the event of unexpected road closures or excessive delays due to emergencies, plan ahead and check for detours.

High-traffic routes on holiday weekends include Interstate 10 (I-10) between Beaumont and Palm Desert, and Interstate 15 (I-15) in Cajon Pass, Barstow, and Baker. Nevada line. The trip is the heaviest for traffic leaving the state on Thursdays and Fridays and then back to California on Sundays and Mondays.

Caltrans also warns drivers that there is a planned lane closure moratorium on Labor Day weekend from 6:00 am on September 3, 2021 to 6:00 pm on September 7, 2021.

Caltrans reminds drivers that speed limits are reduced in construction areas where double fines are imposed. Don’t speed up-it can cost you a ticket or someone’s life. If you are affected, specify the driver. | Caltrans Offers Labor Day Travel Advice Source link | Caltrans Offers Labor Day Travel Advice

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Red Roof® Offers Last Minute Labor Day Travel Deals and Free Nights

“We know travelers are looking to savor the last bit of summer and our Rest + Repeat offer is the perfect way to add an extra night or two as part of an extended Labor Day weekend,” says Marina MacDonald, Chief Marketing Officer, Red Roof.  “Our properties across the country are ready to welcome holiday travelers as they create lasting memories with the entire family, including their pets.”

Travelers can make plans now to earn free nights before the Rest + Repeat offer ends and enjoy perks like spacious rooms, free wi-fi and a pets stay free policy.*** They can simply register for the promotion on or by calling 800.RED.ROOF or 877-EXTENDED, then complete two separate stays between now and September 7 to earn 7,000 RediPoints– enough for a free night. 

In addition to Rest + Repeat, last-minute bookers can also enjoy ongoing deals including:

  • It’s a Seniors’ Summer: Seniors reuniting with loved ones can take advantage of low rates with an extra 10% off all year round.  ID is required at check in.  
  • Military and Veteran Discount: Active Military and their families can travel with 10% savings and Veterans can book and always expect 20% off best available room rates.
  • Pawfect Guests: Pets always stay free at participating Red Roof properties, providing guests with the opportunity to bring everyone along for the ride without the extra fees.***

Red Roof offers more than 660 properties in 43 states along with perks including a dedicated RediClean™ program to help keep guests and staff safe and a flexible cancellation policy at most properties that allows changes up to 6 p.m. the date of arrival.

Those ready to make last minute Labor Day plans can view and book all active offers at, or can call 800.RED.ROOF for more information.

About Red Roof®

Red Roof is an award-winning leader in the lodging industry recognized for creating the innovative Upscale Economy® segment serving millions of guests each year. Known for obsessively listening to consumers, Red Roof offers travelers a consistently high-quality experience at an affordable price. With coast-to-coast locations, Red Roof has over 660 properties in the U.S. and has expanded internationally to Brazil and Japan. Whether business or leisure, short trips or extended stays, in the hearts of cities or on the road, Red Roof has a property for every traveler, delivering an enhanced experience at a value price. Red Roof is pet-friendly, as one well-behaved pet is welcome per room, nationwide, at no additional cost**. Ranging from economy to midscale, Red Roof’s portfolio of brands includes: Red Roof Inn® and Red Roof PLUS+®, allowing guests to Sleep Easy. Spend Less®. with enhanced amenities at a value price; The Red Collection®, a hyper-local soft brand in the Hearts of Cities You Love™; and HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof®, offering guests A Brand New Way to Extended Stay™. Red Roof offers franchisees Genuine Relationships. Real Results.® – a unique owner-operator history establishing common ground with franchisees. To join Red Roof’s industry-leading loyalty program, RediRewards®, or for reservations, visit or call 800.RED.ROOF. 

*According to a recent survey by The Vacationist 

**Travelers must be RediRewards members or join RediRewards to participate. A stay is defined as consecutive nights at the same hotel regardless of check-ins/outs and must be a paid stay. Third party bookings are not eligible.

*** One well-behaved domestic pet (i.e., cat or dog) is welcome per room. Pet accommodations policy may vary at some HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof locations. To verify a hotel’s pet policy, please review hotel information online at or by contacting the hotel directly.


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