For people staying safely at home this holiday season, new virtual tours let anyone with an internet connection tour famous Christmas destinations around the world. Homebound travelers can book live interactive tours with local guides to learn about everything from the religious sites of Jerusalem to the department store displays of New York City.
People walk past the closed entrance of the Eurostar terminal at Brussels South railway station after Britain’s European neighbors began closing their doors to travelers from the United Kingdom amid alarm about a rapidly spreading strain of coronavirus, in Brussels, Belgium December 21, 2020. Yves Herman | Reuters LONDON — Anxious, angry, and alone. That’s
Travel stocks are in turmoil, again. Airlines, hotel and cruise stocks sold off Monday as a new Covid strain broke out in the U.K. and Europe tightened travel restrictions. It does not make sense to jump into these names yet, even with the pullback, Joule Financial President Quint Tatro told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Monday.
Young businessman wearing protective face mask in business first class seat. Mongkol Chuewong Everyone has an opinion on the return — or looming extinction — of business travel. Do the predictions match the view from the the top executives across corporate functions, and across all sectors of the global markets, who have actually done much
We all need a vacation after 2020. And with vaccines being shipped out around the country, now might be a good time to start planning your much-needed getaway in 2021. The most important part of any trip you plan during Covid-19 will be flexibility, according to Nisreene Atassi, the global head of communications at Brand
Winnebago CEO Michael Happe told CNBC on Friday he expects the coronavirus pandemic-inspired surge in recreational vehicle sales to last into next year. The comments came after the Forest City, Iowa-based company reported strong quarterly results that exceeded Wall Street expectations. Investors cheered the quarter Friday, with shares of Winnebago closing higher by more than
New preflight testing programs are allowing a small number of Americans to have a European Christmas holiday this year after all. On Tuesday, Delta Air Lines launched a Covid-19 testing program for customers flying from Atlanta to Amsterdam, while a second program is scheduled to start on Saturday for Delta passengers flying to Rome. Unlike
When a Covid-19 outbreak emerged at one of Rob Katz’s Colorado ski resorts in March, he knew it was going to be a game changer. “It was a defining moment,” the Vail Resorts CEO told CNBC. “I immediately felt a different level of responsibility.” That was true not only for the mountain holiday operator’s 34
JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes told CNBC on Tuesday he was optimistic that the deployment of coronavirus vaccines would help kick-start demand for air travel around the world, drawing on his experience with his own family. “Just before coming on this show, I just called my mother over in the U.K. She just had her Covid vaccination today,”
Delta Airline employees check in luggage at the Ronald Reagan National Airport on July 22, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all employees and passengers are required to wear facemasks while onboard a Delta plane. Michael A. McCoy | Getty Images Delta Air Lines CEO on Wednesday asked employees to sign up for
Brian Chesky, chief executive officer and co-founder of Airbnb Inc., speaks during an Economic Club of New York luncheon at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, March 13, 2017. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Airbnb, the company that allows users to book short-term rentals and experiences while
President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci | AP The White House Coronavirus Task Force has recommended to President Donald Trump that the United States begin allowing travelers into the country from Brazil, the United Kingdom and the 27 countries in the
Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas cruise ship docked at Singapore’s Marina Bay Cruise Centre on Dec. 9, 2020. Rosanna Lockwood | CNBC SINGAPORE — The Singaporean passenger who tested positive for Covid-19 onboard a cruise ship has subsequently tested negative for the disease, according to Singapore’s health ministry. The passenger, an 83-year-old man, was
Paris, Tokyo and Rome — the same places have long dominated lists of culinary powerhouse destinations. But what about other cities and countries that deserve a share of the spotlight? These are the places that hover under the radar because of misconceptions, a small diaspora or a global lack of familiarity with a particular cuisine.
Virgin Australia’s newly installed CEO has said it will be “irresistible” to fly again, as the airline aims to regain market share under new ownership. Jayne Hrdlicka told CNBC Wednesday that the company was well-placed to take a third of the domestic market, reinstating it to pre-Covid levels as travel within the country resumes. “We’re
Unlike airlines and hotels, cruise ships are having a hard time getting business restarted this year. Now even one so-called “cruise to nowhere” has found itself curtailed. Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas passenger cruise ship cut short its four-day itinerary on Wednesday, returning to Singapore a day early after an 83-year-old male passenger tested
LONDON — The CEO of British aviation and energy firm Stobart Group warned that air travel needs to start again from April, or some airlines might vanish. “Airlines absolutely need a positive injection, and that means really from April, we need to get people traveling. I think without that, the government are probably going to
From the marinas of Monaco to the slopes of Aspen, it’s no secret where the wealthy like to go on holiday. But where they stay is more of a mystery. Rental homes offer space and privacy, while luxury hotels come with “as you wish” service staff willing to bend over backward to keep wealthy clientele
There was a time when getting around was a lot more complicated. It required planning, difficult to fold maps and arguments with spouses. We often needing to stop to ask for directions. That changed when Google Maps was released 15 years ago. Since then, Google Maps has taken on competitors like MapQuest, Yahoo and Apple.
The co-founder and CEO of charity Tusk has told CNBC that the shutdown of the tourism industry in Africa due to the Covid-19 pandemic has caused an economic crisis which is impacting conservation in the region. Charles Mayhew, who is based in the U.K., co-founded the charity in 1990, with a mission to “amplify the