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These days, the idea of packing your bags and retiring to an exotic location might sound tempting. While coronavirus restrictions have put a damper on travel, people are certainly planning, or at least accessing their options, for when the pandemic passes, said Dan Prescher, senior editor at the expat website International Living. The site has
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Numerous design, management and regulatory failures during the development of the 737 Max preceded the “preventable death” of 346 people in two crashes of the popular Boeing jetliner, according to a damning congressional report released Wednesday. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s 238-page report painted a Boeing that prioritized profits over safety and detailed
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The pandemic has upended the travel industry and different parts of the ecosystem are feeling the pain. First up, travel credit cards. Credit card companies that offer travel rewards have had to rethink their offerings as flight and hotel bookings remain depressed due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. Hotels that drive bookings through marketing
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Ever thought about going to Antarctica for the day? It’s possible through sightseeing tours by Antarctica Flights. The company operates flights that depart from Australia and fly one of 19 routes over the ice-covered continent. Flights depart and land at the same airport, making this one trip that actually is more about the journey than
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Travelers wearing face shields and protective masks walk with their luggage inside Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty Images Late-summer getaways helped lift air travel during the Labor Day weekend but the coronavirus pandemic has
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Aircraft operated by Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. stand at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, on Friday, August 17, 2020. Brendon Thorne | Bloomberg | Getty Images Virgin Australia’s creditors on Friday has allowed U.S. private equity company Bain Capital to purchase the airline, Virgin said in a statement, after it filed for bankruptcy protection in April amid
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The Tulum, Mexico, location of Outsite, a co-living and co-working start-up that has become popular with digital nomads, and is betting that work-life balance will become work-tourism-life balance amid the massive shift to remote work caused by Covid-19. Outsite With much of the professional world shifting to remote work and widespread acceptance of the concept among
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This week’s announcement of the permanent closure of the iconic 44-story Hilton Times Square hotel in the heart of New York City was a wake-up call for the embattled hospitality industry, especially in urban markets suffering from a coronavirus-driven tourism drought. The move follows a decision earlier this week by Ashford Hospitality to hand over the
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