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Four ‘dream jobs’ for people who love to travel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Many people occasionally travel for work. But for some, travel is at the heart of their jobs. CNBC Travel spoke with people from four industries about occupations where working from home — or an office for that matter — isn’t......

For the first time since the pandemic, leisure and business flights surpass 2019 levels

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here For the first time since the start of the pandemic, global leisure and business flights have risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Economics Institute’s third annual travel report, titled “Travel 2022: Trends & Transitions,”......

‘I love him’: Jrue Holiday’s defense was the difference in Game 5

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BOSTON — The relationship between Giannis Antetokounmpo and teammate Khris Middleton, now nine years in, is well known for its depth and trust. But about that Jrue Holiday relationship … “It’s blooming, it’s blooming!” Antetokounmpo said after the Milwaukee Bucks finished off a jaw-dropping display of clutch play in stealing......

Holiday’s Clutch Defense in Final Seconds Seals Bucks’ Stunning Game 5 Comeback

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Nick Selbe For nearly the entire second half of Wednesday’s Game 5 between the Bucks and Celtics, Boston kept the defending champs at arm’s length. That is until Jrue Holiday took over on the defensive end. Holiday blocked Marcus Smart’s......

Why solo female travelers are joining group tours

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Everyone told me not to travel solo during a pandemic. Especially not to learn snowboarding, a sport that not all travel insurance policies cover. It didn’t help that I wanted to visit a country where I don’t speak the language.......

Americans view these Asian countries as safer now than before the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A new study shows American travelers view many Asian nations as safer travel destinations now than they did four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam rose in the annual safety rankings published by travel insurance provider......

People are getting travel ideas from social media — often with hilarious results

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nearly one in three travelers turn to social media for holiday inspiration, according to a new study. The figures are even higher for younger travelers. Some 60% of Gen Zs and 40% of millennials use social media for travel purposes,......

The 4 types of vacations that may be hard to book in 2022

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here After two years of living with Covid-19, travelers are making big vacation plans again. But not every type of trip may be available this year, travel professionals said. That’s because many people postponed more ambitious vacations during the pandemic —......

Blinken: “Profound” Ukraine Effects, Another COVID Booster? Gas Tax Holidays : Up First

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NPR In an NPR interview, Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns of “profound” long-term effects from Russia’s attack on Ukraine. In the U.S., will seniors be urged to get another COVID booster shot? And while some politicians press for gas tax relief, others are wary of cutting funds to fix......

Italians reveal their favorite places to go on vacation — in Italy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Italy is home to some of the world’s most famous cities, art, wine and beaches. Think Florence, Rome and Venice with their abundant Renaissance architecture and well-known galleries, Tuscany with its globally-renowned vineyards and the glamorous Amalfi coast with its......

Europe’s travel rules are dropping as fast as its Covid cases

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travel restrictions are quickly disappearing in Europe, with new announcements coming by the week — and, more recently, by the day. Changes to eliminate Covid-related travel rules gained momentum in January, as a wave of omicron-related infections engulfed the continent.......

France is the most visited country in the world. Here’s why

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here You might think a large country like the United States is the most visited in the world, but you’d be wrong — France takes that honor. About 90 million international visitors traveled there in 2019, and tourism makes up 8%......

Americans now celebrating holidays maskless after new CDC guidance

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Americans now celebrating holidays maskless after new CDC guidance – CBS News Watch CBS News Large crowds are enjoying Mardi Gras maskless. It’s one of many holidays Americans hope to celebrate without a mask after the CDC updated its......

‘Air rage’ is complicating travel in North America and Europe – but not so much in Asia

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The videos light up social media and dominate news headlines. From verbal confrontations to all-out brawls, scenes of airplane passengers behaving badly have become increasingly familiar in Covid-era travel. While “air rage” may seem to be another inevitability of living......

Is it safe to travel if you’re vaccinated, boosted and recovered? Medical experts are divided

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Millions of people are now vaccinated, boosted and newly recovered from Covid-19 infections caused by the omicron variant. They have what some outside the medical community have labeled “super immunity.” And many are ready to see the world again. Though......

Insider tips on visiting France’s wineries – for rookies and experts alike

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here More wineries in France are opening to visitors, said a French wine tourism expert.   Of France’s 87,000 wineries, only 13% were open to the public five years ago, said Martin Lhuillier, head of wine tourism at Atout France, the......

More countries reopen to travelers, signaling a big shift in pandemic thinking

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Another day — another border reopens.       In the past two weeks, a slew of countries announced plans to reopen or relax border restrictions. This includes places that have maintained some of the strictest pandemic-related border controls in the world. ......

Out of 118 countries, these are the top 5 for road trips in 2022

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The highly transmissible omicron Covid-19 variant has some travelers thinking twice about air travel again. While travel bookings are surging this year, some people are sticking with one of the biggest trends to have emerged from the pandemic: the road......

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