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Forget the Eiffel Tower. Here’s where the French travel in France

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here International travelers may prioritize visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre when they visit France.     But French residents have other ideas. Border restrictions during the pandemic largely gave locals the chance to explore their country without foreign tourists,......

Three easy ways to find hidden cameras in hotels and rental homes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nearly 60% of Americans said they were worried about hidden cameras in Airbnb homes in 2019. And 11% of vacation home renters said they had discovered a hidden camera during a stay, according to a survey by the real estate......

Travelers are upset about rising costs, but most aren’t canceling their plans just yet

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Summer travel talk sure isn’t what it used to be. Rather than sun, sand and surf, many travel discussions now center on inflation, rising fuel costs and flight cancellations, a situation which could derail a much-needed 2022 summer travel comeback.......

Japan is about to welcome back foreign travelers, but domestic tourism remains its priority

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here After more than two years of closed border policies, Japan is set to welcome back international travelers this week. Come June 10, foreign tourists traveling via packaged tours can enter Japan. However, the government’s priority still lies in boosting domestic......

First time on a yacht? Avoid these 7 amateur mistakes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here While most of the travel industry struggled to get back on its feet, the yachting industry had a different problem during the pandemic: serving everyone wanting to charter a boat. Like the rise in private jet travel during the pandemic,......

Here’s why major cities may still be worth their high cost of living

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Many renters believe that a cost-of-living crisis is brewing in America’s major cities. New York City is showing up as a hotspot of rent inflation. The average rent for 1-bedroom apartments in Manhattan rose to $3,995 a month in May 2022 — a 41% increase from one year ago, according......

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,”......

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......

Here’s why people are still flipping out on airliners

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Incidents involving unruly passengers in the United States are decreasing. But the good news may end there. On average, there were about 500 reports of unruly passengers per month in 2021, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. In the......

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 —......

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.......

‘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. ......

Airbnb survived Covid, but the crisis mode in “sharing” economy stays

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(Left to right) Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia, co-founders of Airbnb Source: Airbnb In this weekly series, CNBC takes a look at companies that made the inaugural Disruptor 50 list, 10 years later. It’s hard to think of a more quintessential story in disruption than Airbnb — the......

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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