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
Workers near a cruise ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line which is in dry dock receiving hull maintenance and interior modernization work. Gerald Julien | AFP | Getty Images Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Wednesday that it is again extending its suspension of sailing, this time through March, for most of its scheduled voyages. The
Wine touring has traditionally been for adults only, but that may be changing. Western Australia is at the forefront of a small but growing trend to turn wine touring into a travel activity the whole family can enjoy. Though international travelers aren’t allowed to enter Australia right now, the distribution of effective Covid-19 vaccines may
The airline industry is facing its biggest disaster ever as Capitol Hill hits another impasse over a coronavirus relief bill, said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. “We are experiencing a crisis that is bigger than all the financial crises that the airline industry has faced since airplanes first took flight,” Nelson
A closed departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport terminal. Miguel Candela | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore and Hong Kong have delayed the start of their bilateral “travel bubble” again — deferring the plan beyond 2020, authorities from both cities said on Tuesday. The latest postponement followed an earlier
Commercial air travel has come a long way since the “Golden Age of Travel” — an era marked by glamour, gourmet food and dapper passengers. While complaints about smaller seats and expensive tickets are rife today, a look into the history of commercial aviation shows that today’s customer experience may not be as bad
Passengers check bags for a Delta Air Lines, Inc. flight during the Covid-19 pandemic at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2020. Patrick Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Delta Air Lines canceled hundreds of flights over the Thanksgiving break as it grappled with staffing shortages during the busiest travel
Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images Remote workers — especially those who have been hopping to different states — could be on the hook for additional taxes when they file their returns next spring. It’s been nine months since the coronavirus pandemic first gripped the U.S. and led to many workers punching in each day
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