swissmediavision The seemingly endless nationwide pandemic lockdown has resulted in a lot of pent-up travel demand. As the second major long holiday weekend of summer gets underway, people looking to celebrate Independence Day are getting in their cars and campers for road trips — deemed by many a safer bet than air or cruise travel.
Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens said Thursday that although social distancing protocols are limiting the amount of people inside his casinos, sales in June were higher than a year ago. “What’s really surprising is actually our slot numbers, our table numbers, are up, and in some areas up dramatically,” Stevens said on CNBC’ “Squawk
A passenger looks at his phone while waiting aboard a United Airlines plane before taking off from George Bush Intercontinental Airport on May 11, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images United Airlines on Wednesday dismissed the notion that blocking some seats on board would keep passengers safer from Covid-19, as policies among U.S.
A traveler wearing a protective mask walks through Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Checking temperatures at airports might not be the best way to weed out travelers with Covid-19, the head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday. TSA
A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner takes off from Renton Municipal Airport near the company’s factory, on March 22, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Stephen Brashear | Getty Images The Federal Aviation Administration began certification flights of the Boeing 737 Max Monday, a key step toward permitting the planes to return to service after two fatal
The reception desk at luxury boutique property Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern in Saugerties, New York, features sneeze guards. Guests and staff must wear face masks in public areas. Gina Hornbeck/Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern Like most components of travel in the Covid-19 era, hotel check-in has changed — perhaps, in many ways, for good.
Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Delta Air Lines is planning to send notices to warn more than 2,500 pilots next week about potential furloughs, according to
The travel industry has been dealt another blow as the tri-state area imposes quarantine restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch this one stock as an indicator for the rest of the group, said Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak. “The one stock that I think people should look at very closely because it looks just
Travelers wearing protective masks walk through Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. airlines are cracking down on travelers who refuse to wear face masks on board, a requirement that aims to protect passengers and crews from Covid-19. The federal
An American Airlines Group Inc. plane prepares for landing at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Timothy Fadek | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. airline shares fell sharply Wednesday after state officials in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut said they were imposing a two-week quarantine on travelers arriving
Getty Images You may not be stuck at home for much longer. People still want to get away, according to Tripadvisor, and more than 66% of travelers say they are already planning their next trip. Those journeys are likely to be short distance and will probably involve some outdoor activity. Almost half the Tripadvisor
A police car is parked outside Tom Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, April 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. Valerie Macon | AFP | via Getty Images Los Angeles International Airport will start piloting thermal scanning of passengers on Tuesday, a trial that
ljubaphoto Travel insurer Seven Corners has started two new products tailored to vacations in the age of coronavirus: one policy specifically covers medical expenses incurred due to Covid-19 infection while traveling overseas, and another helps motorists as road trips replace flights and cruises as the preferred means of summer and fall travel. “Travel trends, in general,
Luca Frigeni, Owner & General Manager of SakeMate, a restaurant in Shanghai SakeMate Luca Frigeni, an Italian businessman living in Shanghai, finally fulfilled his dream late last year when he opened his own restaurant and lounge. But the coronavirus pandemic stalled that dream, as he entered “the most difficult” moment in his career. Business at
Paul Tambyah from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine urges caution as Singapore eases more restrictions and before the start of elections. However, given the country’s recent progress in containing the spread of the coronavirus, he remains optimistic that the trade-dependent city will open up its international borders before the end of this
An Airbus SE A321-211 aircraft, operated by Delta Air Lines Inc., flies into San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, California, U.S., on Monday, April 27, 2020. Bing Guan | Bloomberg via Getty Images Delta Air Lines plans to continue adding flights throughout the summer but executives remain cautious about adding flights after the peak summer
Founders: Brian Chesky (CEO), Joe Gebbia, Nathan BlecharczykLaunched: 2008Headquarters: San FranciscoFunding: $5 billionValuation: $18 billion (PitchBook)Industry: Hotels, travel, hospitalityPrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 7 (No. 7 in 2019) George Kavallines Among the companies hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its stranglehold on travel is Airbnb. In early May the company laid off 1,900 people, or about 25% of
An Airbnb on the island of Santorini, in Greece. Courtesy of Airbnb. Airbnb bookings are starting to grow again, thanks to pent-up travel demand. The company said that over the weekend of June 5–7, gross booking value grew in year-over-year terms for the first time since February, when the coronavirus began to devastate its business.
A sign is posted in front of a Hertz car sales and rental car office on August 8, 2017 in South San Francisco, California. Getty Images Hertz Global Holdings warned potential buyers in its common stock offering that it’s almost certain that the equity will become worthless. Hertz said in a government filing Monday that
An Orange County Convention Center employee replaces a sanitizer station ahead of the center’s reopening in July 2020. Source: Orange County Convention Center Today it might be hard to imagine a mass, indoor gathering with thousands of attendees. Yet that is the bread and butter of the convention and events industry, which was brought a