The travel trade is in trouble. Airline, hotel and cruise line stocks slid on Friday ahead of Thanksgiving week after the CDC issued a warning on traveling for the holiday amid climbing Covid case counts. Expedia data released before the CDC’s announcement showed 60% of U.S. consumers said they would not be traveling for Thanksgiving.
From treetop dining to underwater villas, the Maldives is coming up imaginative ways to help travelers stay socially distanced while still enjoying a vacation. The island nation reopened to visitors on July 15, and more than 57,000 tourists have visited since. More airlines set to resume flights this month and next. Earlier in November, the
SINGAPORE – Travel is recovering more quickly in Asia than in the West — but its the domestic market that’s driving that recovery, an online travel agency told CNBC this week. “Asia is generally leading the way,” said John Brown, chief executive of Agoda, a subsidiary of American online travel firm Booking Holdings. “We’ve seen
Passengers arrive at Gatwick Airport, U.K. Dominic Lipinski – PA Images | PA Images | Getty Images LONDON — Travellers arriving in the U.K. will be able to cut their self-isolation period from 14 to five days starting next month if they test negative for the coronavirus, the British transport chief has said. As part
Airbnb is hoping to capitalize on the growing popularity of home rentals during the coronavirus pandemic with its $3 billion initial public offering, but the sun may be setting soon. A key question is whether travelers will continue to book short-term home rentals or return to hotels as the health crisis improves. While home rental
Many hotels named among the “best new hotels of 2020” this year have yet to welcome a single guest. The global pandemic pushed plans to open highly anticipated new hotels near the wineries of California’s Napa Valley to the banks of Paris’s River Seine, with many rescheduling openings well into 2021. Except, that is, in
Singapore Airlines crew members at Changi International Airport in Singapore on Oct. 24, 2020. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore and Hong Kong will go ahead with their air travel arrangements on Sunday as planned, but there will be additional precautionary measures imposed as new coronavirus cases in Hong Kong rise.
SINGAPORE — Hong Kong is hopeful its next “air travel bubble” could be with mainland China, the executive director of the city’s tourism board has said. Dane Cheng told CNBC such plans would hinge on the success of the forthcoming Hong Kong-Singapore travel corridor. But he noted that adding a similar arrangement for quarantine-free travel
Two new Covid-19 testing programs may be the key to unlocking travel between the United States and Europe. Select passengers flying on American Airlines, British Airways and United Airlines flights are eligible to participate in testing programs that are evaluating whether preflight Covid-19 tests can be used to relax travel restrictions imposed by both countries.
A view of a person wearing mask passing by a Macy’s in Herald Square amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on March 24, 2020 in New York City. John Nacion | NurPhoto | Getty Images The stage is set for China to become the world’s biggest luxury market by 2025, according to a new report. In
An Emirates Airbus 380-800 about to land. Fabrizio Gandolfo | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Emirates expects to return to profitability in the next two years, as new travel corridors open and the global aviation industry attempts to rebound from the worst crisis in its history. “I believe that within the next 18
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko | TASS | Getty Images Emirates is working with global pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, to address the logistical challenges of distributing coronavirus vaccines, according to Emirates President Tim Clark. “The industry is trying to establish best practice involving the third-party
An employee walks past a Boeing 737 Max aircraft seen parked at the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington, January 10, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Boeing on Tuesday reported more cancellations of its beleaguered 737 Max jets, just as regulators wrap up their review of the planes following two fatal crashes. The aircraft manufacturer
JetBlue planes at a gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images Get ready to fight over the armrest again. JetBlue Airways on Thursday said it will sell all seats on its flights starting Jan. 8. It is the latest carrier to cite advanced filtration systems
SINGAPORE – Air travel bubbles rely on both sides having “full confidence” in each other, and Singapore needs to be in the right position before loosening measures further, said the chief executive of the country’s tourism board. “We fully support what (Education Minister Lawrence Wong) has said about the need for us, for Singapore to
A Boeing 777-312(ER) passenger plane belonging to the Singapore Airlines lands at Hong Kong International Airport on August 01 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. S3studio | Getty Images News | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Quarantine-free leisure travel between Hong Kong and Singapore will resume on Nov. 22, according to details of a bilateral air
Despite rising Covid-19 infections throughout the United States, Europe and beyond, people are preparing to travel in late 2020. According to a survey by travel booking app Hopper, 39% of Americans are expected to travel during the upcoming holiday season. By that estimate, nearly 130 million people will be hitting the road in the United
Florida, Port of Miami, Row of cruise ships docked, non-essential business due to Coronavirus. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, travel executives have been pinning their hopes on a Covid-19 vaccine saving their industry, which has suffered from the fallout of the health crisis. Following news Monday of
An upsurge in Covid-19 cases is hampering travel to most of the world’s most popular tourist destinations — but less famous, more remote retreats are enjoying a resurgence. From hiking hidden hillsides to riding remote routes, there are plenty of ways to escape the crowds and have a socially distanced holiday either at home or
Lorado | E+ | Getty Images “It’s increasingly a computer-based global work environment,” Minott said. “People can travel from country to country or stay where they like.” The benefits are plentiful. You get to live in a vacation destination, improve your quality of life and possibly reduce your cost of living. Just make sure you