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With Art Basel Hong Kong and Eurovision in the same weekend, the global arts scene signals a return

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With two major cultural events held last weekend, the international arts scene signaled it has no intention of letting yet another year get canceled by Covid.   Art Basel Hong Kong, which took place from May 19-23, marked the return......

DeSantis signs Florida ‘tax holidays’ into law

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Senate path uncertain after House approves Jan. 6 panel Florida GOP passes bill that would clear way for Trump casino license Florida lawmakers approve......

Unvaccinated Americans are less worried about traveling than vaccinated Americans are, study says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans have different attitudes about the idea of traveling this spring, according to the findings from a marketing technology company. And they’re not different in the way you might assume. With travel bookings surging, data from New......

Going remote in Italy: How to get out of the cities and into the countryside

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here What’s a trip to Italy without exploring the vaulted passages of the Colosseum, skipping down the Spanish Steps and staring up in wonderous rapture at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel? “Absolutely relaxing,” said Margherita Migliorini of Villa di Capannole, a luxury......

Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With vaccines rolling out across across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents. Here’s......

The time to negotiate an annual month of remote work may be now

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In addition to on-site yoga classes and ergonomic desks, companies may have a new wellness initiative up their sleeves — granting workers an annual period of remote work.   Remote work has proved popular with many workers, with 54% of......

Will summer see a ‘travel window’ before fall infections rise? Here’s what medical experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here For some homebound travelers yearning for a vacation, the question isn’t whether to book a vacation this year, but when.  Enthusiasm for travel is at its highest point in a year, with 87% of American travelers expected to take a......

Covid: What are my money-back rights for holidays abroad?

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51615412 By Kevin PeacheyPersonal finance correspondent, BBC Newsimage copyrightGetty ImagesThe government is expected to lift some restrictions on overseas holidays in the next few days. But with Covid still widespread, tourists will have to think carefully about their financial protection.Where will I be able to go on holiday?England will soon......

Here’s a complete list of destinations opening to vaccinated travelers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The list of places that’s welcoming vaccinated people is growing by the week. Proof of vaccines is easing travel restrictions to some places, and is the only way travelers can gain entrance to others. Yet from health forms to testing......

Being named a UNESCO World Heritage site is a big deal — so is losing it

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Being named to UNESCO’s World Heritage List often brings worldwide acclaim, tourist revenue and access to international funding and expertise. But there are strings attached.   World Heritage sites are, in principle, inscribed “forever,” said Mechtild Rossler, director of the......

Six vaccinated medical experts reveal their summer travel plans

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared vaccinated Americans to travel again, but some immunized travelers remain on the fence about making summer plans.   Is it finally safe to fly? What about visiting unvaccinated relatives or traveling......

Alaska is out, but the Caribbean is full speed ahead: What we know about cruising in 2021

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here More than a year after Covid-19 brought cruise ships to a standstill, there are clear signs that cruising could be making a comeback. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signaled this month that cruises may resume by......

‘Tacky’ to ‘demoralizing’: Travel writers share their biggest ‘bucket list’ disappointments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here So-called bucket list destinations come with big expectations — and often big crowds too. While overtourism can ruin many a holiday destination, it’s not the only reason vacations miss the mark. Here, travel writers who contribute to CNBC’s Global Traveler......

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