Travel writers make a career out of helping tourists navigate unfamiliar places. Still, even the most savvy traveler is prone to making the occasional faux pas while on vacation. Here, CNBC’s travel contributors share the biggest mistakes they see visitors make in the cities they call home. Strolling through Singapore “Attempting to stroll around
A health worker prepares a vial of Chinese Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 coronavirus disease inside a movie theatre turned into a vaccination center in Taguig City suburban Manila on June 14, 2021. Ted Aljibe | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Asia was the first epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak and could be the last
Flight attendants wearing protective masks walk through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images Air travel demand is rising, and so is bad behavior on flights. Now airline industry groups, flight attendants and lawmakers want the government to do more to stop it.
It’s one thing to require unvaccinated travelers to quarantine or undergo extra Covid tests. It’s another to bar them altogether. A small but growing list of travel destinations is either closing its doors to unvaccinated travelers or reopening only to vaccinated ones. Either way, the unvaccinated are seeing their travel options start to dwindle as
In this article AAL American Airlines planes at LaGuardia Airport Leslie Josephs | CNBC American Airlines said it canceled hundreds of flights this weekend due to staffing shortages, maintenance and other issues, challenges facing the carrier as travel demand surges toward pre-pandemic levels. About 6% of the airline’s schedule, or 180 flights, were canceled on
ljubaphoto | E+ | Getty Images Like much of the travel and hospitality industry, travel agents took a huge hit when the pandemic struck in March 2020. However, after months of struggle and setbacks, a potential silver lining has emerged: Travel advisors’ effective advocacy for clients stranded or stymied during the global lockdown has now
In this article AXP Surveys indicate a silver lining to the pandemic is a heightened commitment to “sustainable” travel by consumers. But as vaccinations lift travel prospects, hopes for a “green” recovery may have been overblown. Sustainable travel has grown in popularity in recent years as people have tried to mitigate the negative effects of
Two views of the Hopper app’s new Price Freeze feature, showing (left) a step in the search process and (right) a list of active freezes. Hopper After a year of lockdown and limited travel, Americans want flexibility and freedom when planning trips. They got used to it during the coronavirus pandemic, as travel suppliers scrambled
Dutch airline KLM said it intends to reinstate almost all of its international routes this year as vaccine rollouts offer hopes of revival for the travel industry. KLM’s president and CEO Pieter Elbers told CNBC the carrier will also add a new route to Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, even as the capacity and frequency of
SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said “open and free” air travel in Asia remains unlikely in the near term as parts of the region battle with an increase in Covid-19 infections. “I am somewhat less sanguine about the prospects for air travel,” Wong told Martin Soong as part of the virtual CNBC Evolve
General Electric‘s aviation unit and its joint-venture partner Safran of France on Monday said they are developing new airplane engines that aim to cut emissions by more than a fifth of today’s levels. GE Aviation and France’s Safran together produce some of the most commonly used aircraft engines under their CFM joint venture. Together they
Miami Beach, Florida Artur Debat | Moment | Getty Images Interest in travel is picking up as the pandemic winds down, and cooped-up Americans are itching to hit the road again, two recent surveys have found. Travelers are thinking about booking trips to warm and sunny domestic climes — be they Sun Belt cities or
In this article RCL In an aerial view, Explorer of the Seas (front), a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, along with other cruise ships are docked at Port Miami as the cruise line industry waits to begin operations again on May 26, 2021 Joe Raedle | Getty Images News | Getty Images Royal Caribbean Cruises said
In this article UAL United was the first commercial airline to fly the first FDA-authorized Covid vaccines to the U.S. Source: United Airlines United Airlines told more than 40,000 employees on Friday that their jobs are safe when federal Covid-19 aid for the sector expires this fall thanks to a rebound in travel demand. The
A Spirit Airlines jet comes in for a landing at McCarran International Airport on May 25, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller | Getty Images Spirit Airlines is planning to expand to Miami International Airport later this year, increasing competition among airlines for Florida travelers. Budget airline Spirit, based in Miramar, Florida, said late
U.S. President Joe Biden waves as he and First Lady Jill Biden walk on the ellipse to board Marine One on June 09, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Joe Biden and the First Lady are traveling to the United Kingdom for the G7 Summit and will later travel to Belgium and Switzerland, as part of
Martin Dimitrov | E+ | Getty Images It’s tempting to go on a post-pandemic shopping spree. After a year of hunkering down, skipping vacations and restaurant dining, many Americans can’t wait to start spending again. Just over 50% of U.S. consumers plan to spend extra money splurging or treating themselves, according to a May survey
In this article UAL Mockup photo of Boom Supersonic’s proposed supersonic airplane. Boom Supersonic United Airlines is planning to turn the friendly skies into the ultrafast skies with the addition of supersonic jets. The carrier announced Thursday it’s buying 15 planes from Boom Supersonic with the option to purchase 35 more at some point.
In this article JBLU DAL AAL UAL LUV People ready to fly again may want to prioritize redeeming their airline miles, rather than trying to earn new ones. A glut of unused reward miles may push airlines to change their frequent flyer programs in ways that could disadvantage some customers, warns ValuePenguin, one of LendingTree’s
A United Airlines passenger jet lands at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. Chris Helgren | Reuters United Airlines is offering new incentives to flight attendants and pilots who show proof of that they have received a Covid-19 vaccination, the latest plan from a company to encourage employees to get inoculated.