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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......

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......

Chinese hotel chain Atour is seeking a $2 billion U.S. listing as tourism rebounds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shanghai-based Atour will be hoping to benefit from a rebound in tourism in China as it gears up for a U.S. initial public offering. Wang Gang | Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese hotel chain Atour......

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......

New York Comic Con will be hosted in-person in 2021 with limited capacity

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 06: A cosplayer poses as Batman during New York Comic Con 2019 on October 06, 2019 in New York City. Daniel Zuchnik | Getty Images Grab your capes and utility belts, New York Comic......

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......

‘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......

International travel is getting easier — except for the unvaccinated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Traveling abroad is getting less complicated for vaccinated travelers.   A growing list of countries is reducing or eliminating quarantine and Covid-19 testing requirements for those who have been fully vaccinated, while keeping restrictions in place for those who haven’t.......

CEO of Kayak’s parent says vaccine passports would make it safer for people to travel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As more people are immunized against the coronavirus, so-called vaccine passports would make it safer for people to travel, according to Glenn Fogel, the CEO of travel company Booking Holdings. “I’m not sure why people still object to it, in......

Here’s what it costs to work remotely in 4 global hotspots

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Google may be calling people back into the office, but many other companies — not to mention entrepreneurs — are still committed to remote work. From Croatia to Barbados, destinations provide vastly different experiences for foreigners who wish to work......

How travelers who test positive for Covid can (legally) fly home fast

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Even the most meticulously organized vacation can be derailed by a positive Covid test. Travelers may face unexpected quarantines — either in hotels or state-owned facilities — or substandard medical services. Others may be denied the ability to take commercial......

Summer travel is selling out in some places — see what’s already booked and where

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Fueled by the Covid vaccines, flexible cancellation policies and people yearning to break free from home, the summer travel season is already booming for some parts of the travel industry. A survey from research company Toluna indicates Americans are gaining......

7 lesser-known destinations to consider when it’s safe to travel again

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Some habits are hard to break — but that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to travel.   Travelers’ habits are changing — quickly and en masse. People are bypassing big cities in favor of smaller destinations that......

Roaring economy will benefit more than just reopening trades, Credit Suisse analyst says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Golub is urging investors to get clever with recovery plays. He’s advocating a broad strategy that goes beyond reopening trades such as airlines and hotels. “It could be metals and mining companies. It could be machinery and......

These six islands opened to travelers — and still have some of the world’s lowest Covid rates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Micronesia has confirmed only one case of Covid-19 to date. The Polynesian island of Samoa and the South Pacific island of Vanuatu have just three cases each. Sounds like safe travel choices? There’s just one problem — none are allowing......

Sri Lanka is now open to travelers — no quarantine, but no mingling with locals too

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here To quarantine or not to quarantine — that is the question. Or at least it has been for countries deliberating how to handle incoming international travelers. But that changed last month when Sri Lanka reopened its borders with a requirement......

Remote workers want to live in Asia, but Asia doesn’t seem to want them quite yet

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It’s often said that remote workers can work from anywhere where there’s an internet connection. But tell that to someone who wants to live and work in Bangkok or Bali right now. The coronavirus pandemic has pushed millions of workers......

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