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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......

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......

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......

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......

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.......

Want to book a private flight? There’s an app for that

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gone are the days when booking a private jet required a long conversation on the phone. Now, mobile apps let flyers book charter flights in a matter of minutes. Major players in private aviation, as well as emerging competitors, now......

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......

Have vaccination, will travel — but not with the kids in tow

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As more countries lift travel restrictions for those who have been vaccinated, the world is slowly opening to travelers again. Travelers without kids, that is. To date, no Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in children, said Dr. Sharon......

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......

More travel hotspots are opening to people who work from home

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People working from home have more options for making their living abroad than ever before. In addition to the countries that initially opened to remote workers last year, new destinations have launched programs to tempt workers to ditch their home......

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......

Tahiti’s sudden tourism restrictions provide a lesson to people who can’t wait to travel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travelers may have read that now is the “perfect time” to visit Tahiti, but they will be surprised to find it — and the rest of French Polynesia — is suddenly closed to them. As vaccinations are opening borders to......

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