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The latest upswing in U.S. coronavirus cases is unlikely to reach its peak until after Thanksgiving, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Thursday, a stark prediction for a nation that is already seeing record levels of diagnosed infections. The country’s seven-day average of new cases reached a fresh high of almost 74,200 on Wednesday, according to
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JetBlue has not yet experienced a decline in demand for flights around the upcoming holidays despite increasing coronavirus cases across the United States, Chief Executive Robin Hayes told CNBC on Tuesday. “We continue to see a fair bit of interest for travel around the Thanksgiving and holiday period,” Hayes said on “Closing Bell.” “You’ve got
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Southwest CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC on Thursday the airline is focusing its operations on leisure fliers, citing the difficulty in predicting when business travel will rebound in earnest from the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly, appearing on “Squawk on the Street,” said it usually takes about five years for corporate travel to begin expanding again after
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Boston Globe | Getty Images Many in Silicon Valley may be fuming about the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet‘s Google, but one slice of the tech industry is cheering the move: Online travel booking operators. TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer, a longtime critic of Google, welcomed the government’s decision to look into the tech behemoth.
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Americans can now travel to Hawaii’s beautiful tropical shores without having to quarantine on arrival. From Oct. 15, domestic travelers who take part in the state’s Pre-Travel Testing Program can bypass a two-week quarantine requirement, provided they test negative for Covid-19 before and, in some cases, after they arrive. “After not being able to travel
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Kevin O’Leary Scott Mlyn | CNBC As stimulus negotiations in Washington continue to make little headway, leaving millions of Americans steeped in uncertainty amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and unprecedented job losses, Kevin O’Leary has some ideas as to what the next move should be. The $1,200 stimulus checks sent to Americans in April starting
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Fitness membership? Check. Streaming account? Of course. Meal kit service? Sure. How about your hotel subscription? Whether for pleasure, work, or long-term lodging, hospitality operators are hoping on-demand stays could be your next must-have membership as the embattled travel industry tries to expand its reach. InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott and Accor are among the major
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Busch Gardens With caps on attendance and new coronavirus safety guidelines, including mandatory mask wearing and social distancing, theme parks have had to reimagine their Halloween festivities this year. The fall holiday has morphed into the single most important event for theme parks, Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Parks Services, said.  “A down Halloween
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Can preflight testing get people flying again? The International Air Transport Association (IATA) thinks so. Last month, the trade association, which represents some 290 airlines around the world, called for the “development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic” Covid-19 testing for all passengers as a way to restore passenger confidence, bypass
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Southeast Asia, home to some of the most tourism-reliant countries in the world, is reeling from the coronavirus-induced global lockdowns — and many of the region’s travel industries are struggling to survive. Even though other regions like Europe have seen travel-related activities lifted, Southeast Asia’s borders have remained largely closed. The World Tourism Organization, a
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More than 637 million people traveled within China over the past week in celebration of the country’s annual “Golden Week,” the country’s government said on Friday. The government estimates domestic travelers generated around 466 billion yuan ($68.6 billion) in tourism revenue during the holiday period. Two holidays converged this year: National Day, which celebrates the founding
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