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Everything you always wanted to know about yachting, but were too afraid to ask

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Even with boat sales and charters booming, yachting remains an enigma for most people. CNBC spoke with several yacht owners who agreed to answer all questions — with no topics off limits — about the yachting lifestyle and perhaps more......

The History of the World’s First Cruise Ship Built Solely for Luxurious Travel

Smithsonian
Shipping magnate Albert Ballin had a vision. He saw a future of leisurely sea travel available to anyone willing to pay the price of a ticket. The late-19th century director of the Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG), or Hamburg-America Line, knew the future of the company rested beyond shipping cargo across the......

Travel prices and crowds are surging — but not at these U.S. destinations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Many Americans are seeking quiet, secluded trips to the great outdoors this year — only to find millions of others are doing the exact same thing. Travelers hoping to avoid the throngs in cities and theme parks are finding themselves......

When Tuberculosis Patients Quarantined Inside Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave

Smithsonian
During the latter half of 1842, pale figures walked the shadows of Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest-known cave system, near central Kentucky—hospital gowns clung to their withering frames. The ghastly figures appeared as phantoms, but these were living, breathing people, though barely—their lungs had been ravaged by pulmonary consumption, later......

Dubai sets a world record: A 200-foot deep pool with a ‘sunken city’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Dubai is already home to the world’s tallest building. Now it can lay claim to the world’s deepest diving pool too. Deep Dive Dubai opened on July 7, just 10 days after being named the world’s deepest diving pool by......

Space tourism is the new adventure for the ultrarich

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Space tourism is the new adventure for the ultrarich – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A new era has begun in space travel as billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos launch themselves above Earth. But for now, it’ll be......

Branson Completes Virgin Galactic Flight, Aiming to Open Up Space Tourism

New York Times
SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. — Soaring more than 50 miles into the hot, glaringly bright skies above New Mexico, Richard Branson at last fulfilled a dream that took decades to realize: He can now call himself an astronaut. On Sunday morning, a small rocket plane operated by Virgin Galactic, which Mr.......

Factbox: Bezos, Branson and Musk: Who is winning the space tourism race?

Reuters
July 6 (Reuters) – Three billionaire entrepreneurs – Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson – are each vying to usher in a new era of private commercial space travel. Here is how their rival ventures compare in the race to open up space travel. TICKETS Bezos, Branson and Musk......

These are the most-searched ‘bucket list’ travel experiences in the world

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People may not have traveled much during the past year, but that didn’t stop them from searching for ideas online. Luxury travel operator Unforgettable Travel wanted to know which travel experiences people searched the most during the past year. With......

Airlines waive change fees for several Florida cities as Tropical Storm Elsa nears

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here American Airlines flight 718, the first U.S. Boeing 737 MAX commercial flight since regulators lifted a 20-month grounding in November, takes off from Miami, Florida, U.S. December 29, 2020. Marco Bello | Reuters Major U.S. airlines relaxed ticket-change policies for......

Covid Live Updates: As Delta Surges, Portugal Reinstates Curfews in Tourism Hubs

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Gaia, Portugal, a popular tourist destination. Nighttime curfews in the country start on Friday.Credit…Daniel Rodrigues for The New York Times The highly contagious Delta variant is surging in countries around the world,......

The party island of Phuket opens to those willing to follow its many rules

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Starting July 1, tourists can visit Phuket without quarantining for the first time since March 2020. In Thailand’s much-discussed “sandbox” pilot scheme, its largest island has reopened to vaccinated travelers who are willing to abide by a laundry list of......

How to spend a month abroad without missing work

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New travel companies are making it easier for remote workers to live and work abroad without the long-term commitment. So-called “workcations” are on the rise, with 74% of Americans who are working from home saying they would consider taking one,......

Travel writers share the biggest mistakes tourists make in their cities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travel writers make a career out of helping tourists navigate unfamiliar places. Still, even the most savvy traveler is prone to making the occasional faux pas while on vacation. Here, CNBC’s travel contributors share the biggest mistakes they see visitors......

Some destinations are shutting out unvaccinated travelers. Here are a few

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here It’s one thing to require unvaccinated travelers to quarantine or undergo extra Covid tests. It’s another to bar them altogether. A small but growing list of travel destinations is either closing its doors to unvaccinated travelers or reopening only to......

Man pushes to turn bridge set for demolition into national monument for bison

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Man pushes to turn bridge set for demolition into national monument for bison – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The I-80 bridge between Iowa and Illinois is set to be demolished and replaced. But one man is pushing to......

Travel app offers skittish vacationers 60-day freeze on hotel rates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Two views of the Hopper app’s new Price Freeze feature, showing (left) a step in the search process and (right) a list of active freezes. Hopper After a year of lockdown and limited travel, Americans want flexibility and freedom when......

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