Category: Travel Agent

It’ll take 5 to 10 years for business travel to recover

A coronavirus vaccine will hopefully come in 2021, which is critical, as though the only way to fix the economy is to overcome the virus. But the healing will be anything but immediate, at least for airlines, says the chair and CEO of Southwest (LUV).

The airline understands the public’s concerns with the dangers from the close confines of air travel. Southwest is keeping middle seats open, enforcing safety measures like mask-wearing, and is stepping up its refund policy, and has pushed for thermal testing by the TSA. (Other airlines are taking similar measures.)

But even that may not get

Read more

Ireland excludes British travellers from quarantine-free ‘green list’

dublin - Getty
dublin – Getty

British holidaymakers are subject to a 14-day quarantine in Ireland as the UK was excluded from the country’s travel ‘green list’. 

The 15 countries Ireland has deemed safe to travel to include: Malta, Finland, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greece, Greenland, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marin. These destinations have similar or lower rates of coronavirus cases to Ireland.

Portugal, Spain, France and the US are among the other countries popular with Irish travellers that were excluded from the list. 

Irish travellers are still advised “to avoid all non-essential travel overseas until further notice” with

Read more

A Top-Performing Fund Manager Sees Upside in Booking Holdings

Consistently generating market-beating returns takes both skills and experience. Many hedge funds remain unsuccessful in the long run even after employing some of the best money managers in the world.

Todd Ahlsten, the chief investment officer and lead portfolio manager of Parnassus Investments, is one of the few managers who have a track record of delivering stellar returns to investors. According to data compiled by Citywire, Ahlsten has generated a cumulative return of 65.5% in the last five years, second only to Grayson Witcher of Mawer Investment Management.

Speaking on Barron’s Mid-Year Roundtable on July 2, Ahlsten recommended investing in

Read more

G/O Media just fired a Black Muslim travel writer for leaving the country. The reporter has worked abroad for years and has written that she left to protect her son from police violence.

imani bashir
imani bashir

Courtesy of Imani Bashir

  • G/O Media fired LifeHacker travel writer Imani Bashir for leaving the country, according to the company’s union. 

  • Bashir has lived in four different countries in the last decade and has written for multiple news sources about frequently working abroad, including The New York Times.

  • Bashir, who the union said was the only Black staff member at G/O’s LifeHacker, wrote in The New York Times in May that part of why she traveled and often lived abroad was to protect her 3-year-old son from American police violence.

  • G/O Media didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s

Read more

Everywhere you can go on holiday this summer

Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock
Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock

The government has announced a list of countries and territories where Britons will be able to go on holiday this summer without quarantining.

From 10 July, those travelling from 59 approved destinations into England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 57 countries into Scotland are exempt from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period imposed on all inbound arrivals. (The lists are currently identical barring two omissions from the Scottish one: Spain and Serbia).

Alongside this, the Foreign Office (FCO) has published a separate list of destinations where it has now lifted its blanket advice against all non-essential international

Read more