United cuts 13 high-level executives as travel demand ‘still a very long way from where it was’

United Airlines is cutting 13 of its 67 officer positions in an effort to save money as the coronavirus continues to hurt travel demand. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! (300×250)” … Read more…

Coronavirus: Countries try ‘travel bubbles’ to save post-lockdown tourist season

Some countries in Europe are toying with the idea of establishing special “travel bubbles” that would allow people from countries with low levels of infection to travel freely, with no requirement to endure a 14-day quarantine at their destination. Travel … Read more…

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says U.S. could have ‘some semblance of normalcy’ this summer if careful

“Now we can’t be complacent coming off the summer, heading into the fall, when the risk is going to be very different,” former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official … Read more…

Cabin fever is translating into cabin demand, here’s how the travel industry could look this summer

Small and large tourist businesses are looking for ways to bring summer fun. CNBC’s Contessa Brewer reports from Rocking Horse Ranch in upstate New York. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! … Read more…

Hotel in Spain requires two negative Covid-19 tests to check in — with a free antibody test during your stay

Where is it safe to travel during a pandemic? This hotel is answering that question by requiring guests to prove they don’t have the coronavirus before they arrive. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book … Read more…

Department of Transportation, FAA are giving pilots ‘a platform of jello to stand firmly on’ — American Airlines pilot on in-flight social distancing

As airlines slash their schedules, some flights are getting more crowded. Dennis Tajer, pilot and Allied Pilots Association Communications Committee spokesman, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And … Read more…

Two charts that show an uptick in U.S. air travel — but a long road back to anywhere near normal

More passengers are flying in May compared with April but demand is still far off normal levels as the late-spring and summer travel season approaches. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! … Read more…

Two charts that show an uptick in U.S. air travel — but a long road back to anywhere near normal

More passengers are flying in May compared with April but demand is still far off normal levels as the late-spring and summer travel season approaches. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! … Read more…

Marriott CFO expects regional business to pick up first as states relax coronavirus restrictions

Regional destinations that guests can get to by car will be the first to rebound, Marriott CFO Leeny Oberg told CNBC on Monday after the hotel operator reported dismal earnings. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official … Read more…

Barcelona without the tourists: ‘We’ve reclaimed our city but inherited a ghost town’

Last year Barcelona received 30 million visitors – now there are none. Emerging from Europe’s strictest coronavirus lockdown, how do its tourist-weary residents feel about getting their city back? For six weeks, the streets of Barcelona were deserted. Not a … Read more…

IATA backs face masks but not middle seat closures for post-coronavirus air travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade group representing airlines around the world, has come out against blocking off middle seats on planes, while recommending both passengers and crew members wear face masks on board instead. CNN.com – RSS … Read more…

TSA officers buy pizza, stock pantries for airport co-workers affected by coronavirus pandemic

As airport workers face layoffs and furloughs due to the coronavirus, their co-workers from the Transportation Security Administration, who continue to receive paychecks, are stepping up to help. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book … Read more…

Richard Francis Burton … dashing explorer of the exotic and erotic

This fearless Victorian flirted with several ways of dying while looking for the source of the Nile, entering Mecca illegally and exploring other cultures’ attitudes toward sex Passport detailsSir Richard Francis Burton, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, … Read more…

Outlook for Disney World and Disneyland reopenings: What will it be like? And when will parks be running?

Fans of Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California are already dreaming of the parks’ eventual reopening down the distant road. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section BEST DEAL UPDATE: Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the price … Read more…

This man is just 9 countries away from visiting every nation in the world without flying. But he’s stuck in Hong Kong due to Covid-19

Torbjørn “Thor” Pedersen is on a mission to visit every country in the world in a single journey, without taking a single flight. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section BEST DEAL UPDATE: Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the … Read more…

As coronavirus crushes travel industry, Expedia maps out private equity survival strategy

As online travel giant Expedia struggles to survive the ravages of the coronavirus crisis, private equity has jumped in to help the company stay afloat and potentially ready it for sale when the economy restarts. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find … Read more…

The coronavirus pandemic is the ‘toughest crisis’ we’ve ever seen, says MakeMyTrip founder

As the coronavirus pandemic batters the travel sector in India, Deep Kalra, MakeMyTrip founder and executive chairman, says that his firm is doing all it can to stay afloat via measures like scaling down less essential operations and implementing salary … Read more…

United shares drop after company announces fresh stock offering as coronavirus drives travel demand to ‘essentially zero’

United shares are down nearly 70% this year but the company is seeking to raise money as coronavirus devastates the airline business. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! (300×250)” >

A vandal who left graffiti around Death Valley National Park has confessed and apologized, agency says

A vandal who left graffiti around Death Valley National Park on numerous occasions has confessed to his crimes and apologized to the National Parks Service, according to a press release from the agency. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel … Read more…

Private equity buyout could turn Virgin Australia around, but Branson’s island alone won’t raise enough cash: Investor

Thomas Madden of Leyland Private Asset Management says Richard Branson’s offer to mortgage his private island for collateral to bail out Virgin Australia will likely be inadequate. However, he anticipates a lot of interest from private equity, and says if … Read more…

Jacksonville beaches reopen in Florida as states begin easing stay-at-home restrictions

Beaches and parks in Jacksonville, Florida, reopened Friday afternoon as more states consider easing restrictions put in place to battle the coronavirus pandemic. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Travel Section BEST DEAL UPDATE: Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the … Read more…

Yes to brunch, no to Coachella. Here’s how younger Americans plan to spend after the coronavirus crisis

A new study finds most Americans ages 16 to 35 are eager to get back to restaurants once coronavirus lockdowns are lifted but are wary of large gatherings and longer trips. Online shopping, however, is booming and that looks set … Read more…

Boeing and Trump administration in talks about short-term aid as aviation reels from coronavirus

Boeing and the Trump administration are in talks about short-term aid for the company and others in aviation as coronavirus saps travel demand. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! (300×250)” >

Trump administration mulls ‘all options’ to curb coronavirus, including domestic air travel ban

The Trump administration is considering “all options” to fight coronavirus, including a suspension of domestic air travel, a senior official said. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! (300×250)” >

Delta, pilot union reach agreement to offer partial pay after virus forces flight cuts

Delta and its pilots’ union have reached an agreement on voluntary, reduced pay and other issues as the coronavirus prompts the airline to make deep cuts. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And … Read more…

Trump’s European travel restrictions could drive some airlines out of business, trade group warns

Trump’s European travel restrictions could further strain airlines and drive some of them out of business, a trade group warned. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! (300×250)” >

Coronavirus-stricken Princess Cruises ship moves to Port of Oakland in California, thousands prepare to disembark

There are 3,500 people aboard the ship, which has been moored off the coast of California since Wednesday. Travel BEST TRAVEL DEAL: Find Great Deals At Radisson’s Official Site. Book Now And Save! (300×250)” >