Ferris wheels were once the center of the town fair. Now they are key parts of major metropolitan skylines. But none can top the heights of the Ain Dubai — meaning “Dubai Eye” in Arabic — which is scheduled to open on Oct. 21. With a height of 820 feet, it will be the tallest
In this article BA Two workers walk under the wing of a 737 Max aircraft at the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, March 27, 2019. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Despite the Covid pandemic wiping out two years of growth for the commercial airplane market, Boeing expects demand for the industry to swell over the next
A tourist boat passes cowboy statues along Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Canal. Western heritage is a big draw in Oklahoma’s capital. Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau Ready to head out on vacation after the long pandemic-era drought — but not looking to go broke in the process? Online airport parking platform ParkSleepFly has ranked the
Travel + Leisure Club is a new subscription travel booking and concierge service. Travel + Leisure Group/Travel + Leisure Co. From private-jet clubs to theme park memberships, subscription services are increasingly the way to go when it comes to vacations and other leisure trips. For example, Internet sites Tripadvisor and Scott’s Cheap Flights — both
In this article AAL Smoke continues to billow from the remains of the World Trade Center as Continental Express planes sit at the closed Newark, New Jersey Airport 12 September 2001 in the wake of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. One of the hijacked planes departed the Newark Airport and later crashed
In this article JETS Airlines have issued a warning on demand. JetBlue, Southwest, United and American Airlines cut their outlook on Thursday, a response to rising delta variant cases that have dampened demand. This is the latest obstacle in a bumpy recovery of an industry hard hit by the pandemic. But their stocks shook off
A view in the direction of Oudezijds Voorburgwal lined with coffeeshops in Amsterdam. Thomas Imo | Photothek | Getty Images Amsterdam has long been a draw for millions of tourists from Europe and beyond, with many attracted to the city for its canals, architecture and museums and, of course, its plentiful cannabis-laden coffeeshops and unabashed
Pilots talk as they look at the tail of an American Airlines aircraft. Mike Stone | Reuters The labor union that represents American Airlines‘ pilots said Tuesday that it is making plans to picket at the carrier’s major hubs this fall to protest overscheduling, fatigue and a lack of hotels for crews over the summer.
Commuters drive along Sheikh Zayed Road past commercial and residential properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates has launched a series of programs to stimulate and diversify its economy, seeking to attract some $150 billion in new foreign investment in
The pandemic is spurring changes to Machu Picchu, some of which may last long after the global outbreak ends. The 15th century Incan archeological site has been a poster child for over-tourism for years, with visitors reporting trips to the site’s Citadel being ruined by crowds. The pandemic may have helped that. New rules now
Wide open spaces like national parks and beaches continue to be popular for long holiday weekend travel. Thomas Barwick | Stone | Getty Images A surge in Covid-19 infections due to the delta variant may be slowing the rebound from the pandemic, but Labor Day travelers looking for a last summer hurrah — and with
American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, December 29, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters American Airlines and Alaska Airlines will no longer cover Covid-19 quarantine time for employees who aren’t vaccinated against the virus, the latest push
Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 arrives at Los Angeles international Airport on September 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty Images Alaska Airlines will require unvaccinated employees to be tested regularly for Covid-19 but the Seattle-based carrier stopped short of mandating vaccines, a policy it said it was considering last month.
Travel planning usually involves booking a trip to one place at a time. Now a growing number of people are booking two or even three trips over the same travel period in case Covid-related problems ruin their preferred plans. The trend is called “trip stacking,” and it involves booking a more aggressive trip —
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky advised unvaccinated people against traveling over the upcoming Labor Day weekend as the U.S. battles back a surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations caused by the highly contagious delta variant. “Given where we are with
Adina Eigen took her first trip to the British Virgin Islands in December 2020. Around that time, it had one of the world’s lowest Covid rates among islands that had reopened. The 42-year-old mother of four from Sands Point, New York, has since returned twice, checking infection rates — and vaccination statistics — before her
Bangkok ranked No. 1 on a new list of top global “workation” destinations from Holidu.co.uk. Getty Images As telecommuting has proven necessary, practical and long-lasting for many amid the pandemic, a common thought’s been occurring to employees worldwide — why work from home when you could work by a beach, or at a Parisian café?
Flight attendants hand out refreshments to a packed Delta Airlines flight traveling from Ronald Regan National Airport to MinneapolisSaint Paul International Airport on Friday, May 21, 2021. Kent Nishimura | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian notified employees Wednesday that they will face $200 monthly increases on their health
Italian Americans are forever battling mafia stereotypes. New Zealanders are sick and tired of Tolkien tourists. Italian cops are chasing people out of Rome’s Trevi Fountain. Blockbuster hits like “The Godfather” and “The Lord of the Rings” can bring a massive tourism influx to the places where they’re filmed. But headaches often follow. In 1996,
Australian carrier Qantas expects international flights to the U.S., the U.K. and parts of Asia to resume by Christmas, CEO Alan Joyce said Thursday. Since March last year, Australia has closed its borders to most foreign visitors and banned residents from leaving unless they had valid reasons. “We know there’s huge underlying demand. People don’t