Travel & Leisure

Shanghai Disney Locks Visitors Inside Park Amid COVID Outbreak

That’s a lot of Disney World for even the most hardcore Mouseketeer. Shanghai Disney visitors expecting a treat had quite a Halloween trick on Monday when the park was shut down after a COVID outbreak, locking all guests inside until…

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EU Will Reopen to Holiday Goers; JetBlue Will Airlift Them to London

Cape May or Mykonos? The Met or the Uffizi? To the travel bugs out there: the world is now your oyster. On Wednesday, diplomats from the European Union’s 27 member states agreed to allow vaccinated travelers, as well as those…

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Travel Management Start-ups Stock Up on Cash, Legacy Firms Pile on Debt

Venture capitalists are putting their money where their travel plans are. On Thursday Barcelona-based TravelPerk, which books flights and manages travel expenses for small and medium-sized enterprises through its online platform, became the latest beneficiary. The company raised $160 million…

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Tourism Hot Spots Consider Ending Cruises for Good

Thinking of hopping a post-pandemic cruise to picturesque coastal Maine, majestic Alaska or the sunny Gulf Coast? There’s a surprise in store: they might not want you anymore. From Key West to Bar Harbor to the Carribean, some of the…

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“We’re Going to Disneyland,” Says California

The pandemic didn’t stop Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady and his sidekick Rob Gronkowski from uttering the famous winners’ catchphrase, “We’re going to Disney World!” And, earlier this month, the Tampa Bay Bucs players followed through on a visit to…

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The Cruise Battle Heats Up In Florida

Of all the industries disrupted by the pandemic, few (if any) were hit worse than the cruise industry. On Friday, Florida governor Ron DeSantis — along with leaders from the major cruise lines — came together to both vent their…

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Flying High Once Again

After a pandemic travel slumber, Americans are slowly but surely making their way back to the friendly skies. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened 1.3 million people at airports on Friday, the highest figure in almost a year. You can…

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Kayak Puts Hotel Guests In Control With New Digital Service

Having a $40 room-service cheeseburger (plus tax and tip) delivered to your hotel room just got even easier. Travel search company Kayak is launching a new feature allowing guests at independent hotels to check in, lock their rooms, and order…

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Sands Cashes Its Chips in Vegas for $6.5 Billion

You gotta know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run. Yesterday Las Vegas Sands announced the sale of its iconic Venetian Casino and convention center for $6.25 billion. In other words, they are taking…

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Bloodthirsty For Luxury: Napa’s Four Seasons Nabs Record Bids

“If you build it, they will come.” In this case, “it” is a lavish, state-of-the-art resort set against a vineyard and “they” are high-roller real estate investors. The owner of the new Four Seasons in Napa Valley is closing in…

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Getaway Gets A $42 Million Cash Injection

For those suffering cabin fever after a year spent mostly at home, the cure might actually be… a cabin. Getaway, a startup that builds and rents out tiny vacation cabins, announced Monday a $42 million Series C funding round. The…

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