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Covid explodes in Cancun and Los Cabos as third wave hits Mexico

By Andrea Navarro | Bloomberg A third coronavirus wave fueled by the highly contagious delta variant is battering two of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations on opposite coasts, Los Cabos in the Pacific and Cancun on the Caribbean. In Cancun, cases have soared to a point where the Hard Rock hotel has set aside two floors for guests with symptoms. Some hotels say they offer discounts for those in quarantine until they’re no longer contagious. In Baja California Sur, where Los Cabos is locat...
Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, Environment, NFL, Bloomberg, Sport, World news, Things To Do, Soccer, Mexico City, Pacific, Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula, La Paz, Southern California


The world's first 3D-printed steel bridge has opened in Amsterdam

The transportation of the 3D printed bridge in Amsterdam. Imperial College of London Pedestrians in Amsterdam can now cross the world's first 3D printed steel bridge. The architectural work required 4.9 tons of stainless steel and four years of research. Intelligent sensors on the bridge will monitor stress, movement, vibration, and temperature. See more stories on Insider's business page. The world's first 3D printed steel bridge has opened in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Whil...
Tags: Travel, UK, Science, News, International, Trends, Research, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Nordic, Queen Maxima, Red light District, Craig Buchanan, Tech Insider, BI General Contributors, Business Insider España


English city loses UNESCO heritage listing

It's famous for its docks, the Beatles, and its two world-renowned soccer teams -- but now, Liverpool is going through a different kind of notoriety.
Tags: News, Unesco, Liverpool, Stories


Liverpool stripped of Unesco World Heritage status

The city is deleted from the much-coveted Unesco list because of developments on the waterfront.
Tags: UK, News, Unesco, Liverpool, Unesco World Heritage


I went inside one of the US' largest aircraft storage facilities and saw how it isn't emptying out despite the rise in air travel

Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. Thomas Pallini/Insider Pinal Airpark is home to hundreds of aircraft that have been stored by their airlines to ride out the pandemic. Most US carriers have reactivated their planes but foreign airlines are still filling Pinal's corridors due to lagging demand. Cargo carriers like Amazon are also looking to Pinal for inexpensive planes to fly packages. See more stories on Insider's business page. Air travel in the US is roaring back to pre-p...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, California, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Canada, Arizona, Qantas, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines


SAS Scandinavian Airlines is deploying its brand-new jet to the US to take flyers to a reopening Europe and beyond - see inside

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider SAS Scandinavian Airlines became the latest airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 XWB in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers didn't get to experience the aircraft at the time but Europe is now reopening to tourists and SAS is once more deploying the aircraft on transatlantic routes. The aircraft welcomes travelers with a modern interior with passenger-friendly enhancements at ev...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Sweden, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Denmark, Aviation, Airbus, Norway


Tension and violence onboard airplanes is soaring, but the CDC still wants flyers to wear masks because the unvaccinated are 'extremely vulnerable'

Travelers have been required to wear masks on airplanes for more than one year. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against lifting the mask mandate on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration's current mask mandate expires on September 13 but may be extended. Thousands of travelers have been banned from airlines for not wearing masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wearing masks onboard airplanes is here to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Tsa, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Transportation Security Administration


Passport Backlog: Stressed Travelers Worry They’ll Miss Trips

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Tags: Travel, News, Mexico, New York City, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Call Kurtis, State Department, Passports, Placer County, Department of State, Foresthill, Jason Shultz, Investigations (section page, CBSN Sacramento Feed


Delta Air Lines refuses to use the name of the delta COVID-19 variant: 'We just call it the variant'

Delta Air Lines is lamenting the unfortunate naming of a new COVID-19 variant. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Delta Air Lines does not use the name of the new COVID-19 variant named "delta" by the World Health Organization. CEO Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal "we just call it the variant." The Greek alphabet is used when naming variants to discourage stigmatization based on their country of origin. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, India, US, Trends, Flying, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing


Carnival is also making it more expensive for unvaccinated guests to take Florida cruises after Royal Caribbean did the same

Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Ecstacy cruise ship in March 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Unvaccinated Carnival passengers sailing from Florida must have travel insurance. The passengers will also be charged an additional $150 for COVID-19 tests and health protocols. Last month, Royal Caribbean announced a similar policy for unvaccinated cruisers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Unvaccinated cruisers looking to sail out of Florida with Carn...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Cruise, Vaccine, Usa Today, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Jacksonville Florida, Cruise Industry, Vance Gulliksen, Sam Greenwood Getty, Brittany Chang


Carnival is now making it more expensive for unvaccinated guests to take Florida cruises after Royal Caribbean did the same

Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Ecstacy cruise ship in March 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Unvaccinated Carnival passengers sailing from Florida must have travel insurance. The passengers will also be charged an additional $150 for COVID-19 tests and health protocols. Last month, Royal Caribbean announced a similar policy for unvaccinated cruisers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Unvaccinated cruisers looking to sail out of Florida with Carn...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Cruise, Vaccine, Usa Today, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Jacksonville Florida, Cruise Industry, Vance Gulliksen, Sam Greenwood Getty, Brittany Chang


2 vaccinated guests aboard an Alaska cruise have tested positive for COVID-19

The American Constellation. American Cruise Lines Two vaccinated passengers and one unvaccinated crew member tested positive aboard an Alaska cruise. All 162 guests and the majority of the 62 crew members on the American Constellation were vaccinated. The cruise ship's next sailing has already been canceled. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two vaccinated passengers and one unvaccinated crew member tested positive for COVID-19 aboard an American Cruise Lines Alaska cru...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Trends, Cruise, Alaska, Vaccine, Usa Today, Juneau, Juneau Alaska, American Cruise Lines, Petersburg, Petersburg Alaska, Cruise Industry, Cruise line, Brittany Chang


United States: Online Travel Update: Hopper Introduces Price Freeze For Hotels; Expedia Aims To Be One-stop Shop Cruise Agency; Tripadvisor Launches Tripadvisor Plus; A Federal Appeals Court Overturns 1-800 Contacts Decision - Foster Garvey

This week's Update features a number of important stories, including details of Tripadvisor's official launch of Tripadvisor Plus in the United States and an important update on the 1-800 Contacts FTC enforcement action. Enjoy.
Tags: News, United States, Tripadvisor, Expedia, Garvey, Shop Cruise Agency, Federal Appeals Court Overturns, Tripadvisor Plus


See inside the tiny hidden bedrooms above economy where flight attendants sleep on an Airbus A350-900XWB jet

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider Long-haul aircraft come with compartments in which bunks are available for flight attendants to rest and sleep. The hostel-like setup can be a second home for cabin crew on ultra-long-haul flights. Flight attendants will take turns servicing the cabin while the others rest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next-generation aircraft are flying further than ever before and airlines are co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Airbus, Airbus A350, Singapore Airlines, Flight Attendants


Regent Seven Seas has unveiled a 4-month world cruise that will stop at 61 World Heritage Sites. Tickets start at $73,500, and $200,000 gets you a suite with a personal butler

The Seven Seas Mariner ship has eight decks and will set sail from Miami on January 6, 2024. Courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Regent Seven Seas has unveiled plans for its 132-day 2024 world cruise, per Fox Business. The Seven Seas Mariner ship will visit 31 countries and 61 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It costs $200,000 per guest for a Master Suite - which comes with a personal butler. See more stories on Insider's business page. Regent Seven Seas has unveiled plans for its luxury 2024 wo...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Australia, India, Trends, Fox, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vacation, Miami, Goa, Panama, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Regent Seven Seas


The 15 best - and worst - states in the US for retirement

Tybee Island, Georgia Chris Hondros/Getty Images A study by Bankrate.com analyzed the best and worst US states for retirement. Georgia is ranked as the best state to retire in, while Maryland is ranked the worst. The study scored each state on five factors: affordability, wellness, weather, culture, and crime. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most Americans spend over a decade planning for the golden years of retirement, with many relocating to areas with better weather o...
Tags: Travel, Career, Florida, News, Maryland, Saving, Retirement, Massachusetts, US, Careers, Trends, Georgia, Economy, Moving, Bankrate, Tax Foundation


Dassault's new $75 million private jet with the largest cabin of its class is primed to blow Gulfstream and Bombardier's flagship jets out of the water

Dassault Aviation's new Falcon 10X private jet. © Dassault Aviation - Droits Réservés Dassault Aviation's Falcon 10X is the latest ultra-long-range private jet, going up against Gulfstream and Bombardier. While late to the scene and comparable in range to the Bombardier Global 7500 and Gulfstream G700, the Falcon 10X offers unbeatable cabin enhancements. Smaller airports will also be easier to access and with more capability than other aircraft. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, London, News, California, Planes, Trends, Switzerland, Aviation, Boeing, Private Jets, Falcon, London City Airport, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Dassault Falcon


I went inside United's brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 with all new seat-back television screens and saw how the airline is revolutionizing air travel

Inside United Airlines' newest aircraft and interior. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines is modernizing its fleet by installing seat-back entertainment screens on all narrow-body Boeing and Airbus planes. More than 2,800 selections of movies, television shows, games, music, and podcasts will be available. Larger overhead bins, mood lighting, in-seat power, and in-flight WiFi will also be installed. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines received it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines


Amazon and cargo airlines are scouring the Arizona desert for old and cheap passenger jets to fly packages

A stored Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Insider Cargo carriers such as Amazon's Prime Air are searching the American Southwest for former airliners stored in the desert. Arizona is home to Pinal Air Park, where between 40 and 50 jets have been bought by cargo carriers. Older passenger planes were bought at a discount during the pandemic and converted to freighters. See more stories on Insider's business page. When consumers turned to Amazon to buy more goods during the pan...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Canada, Arizona, Prime Air, Aviation, Amazon Prime Air, Airlines, Boeing, Cargo


TSA records 'highest throughput' during COVID-19 pandemic as Delta variant continues to spread nationwide

A TSA officer wears a mask at Logan International Airport in Boston in March 2020. Brian Snyder/Reuters More than 2.1 million people flew for the Fourth of July weekend, according to data from the Transportation Security Administration. That figure represents the TSA's "highest throughput since the start of the pandemic," a TSA spokesperson said. The news of the high throughput comes as health officials warn of the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Travel, News, White House, Boston, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Delta, Tsa, Biden, Transportation Security Administration, Independence Day, Logan International Airport, Brian Snyder Reuters, Fourth of July


I flew on Breeze, the 'tech company that happens to fly airplanes' from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, and found it surprisingly low-tech

Breeze Airways launched its first flights in May. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways founder David Neeleman billed his airline as a "tech company" but I found the opposite. In-flight entertainment was touted but not offered on the first flights, and will come with new planes. Breeze also doesn't have a phone number and requires customers to send a text message or email. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breeze Airways is America's newest airline and is taking t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Hawaii, Facebook Messenger, Brazil, Aviation, Airbus, Tsa


Celebrating Freedom: More People Getting Out Of Town For 4th of July Weekend

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Tags: Travel, News, Holidays, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, AAA, Holiday Travel, Bay Area, Phillips, El Dorado County, Pollock Pines, Placerville, Fourth of July


Lots Of Travelers Expected This Fourth Of July

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Tags: Travel, News, California, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, America, Joe Biden, West, Nashville, Newark, West Coast, Biden, AAA, South Carolina, Transportation Security Administration


Airline traffic finally topped pre-pandemic levels going into one of the busiest travel weekends yet

AAA estimates that 47.7 million Americans will travel for the July Fourth weekend. Thomas Pallini/Insider AAA estimates that 47.7 million Americans are expected to travel this holiday weekend. The number of people traveling on airplanes has increased 164% compared to last year. Hotel and car rental prices have increased as more people are gearing up to travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 2 million people passed through TSA checkpoints on Thursday, nearly tr...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Trends, Airplane, Tsa, AAA, Travelers, Fourth of July, Aleeya Mayo, Post Pandemic, Thomas Pallini Insider AAA


Southwest will pay flight attendants double overtime as it struggles with a staffing hole over the July 4 week

A Southwest Airlines agent in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Southwest is paying some staff double for overtime shifts in the first week of July, CNBC reported. The airline said the extra pay would boost staff levels and reduce the number of flight disruptions. Demand for travel is rebounding fast but the aviation industry faces a staffing shortage. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is doubling overtime pay for some staff over the July 4 week as it ey...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Employment, Trends, Flight, Transport, Pilots, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Transportation Security Administration, Flight Attendants, Murray, Southwest, WFAA


Royal Caribbean is making it even more expensive for unvaccinated travelers to take its Florida cruises

Royal Caribbean' Empress of the Seas cruise ship leaving the PortMiami in Miami Beach, Florida in 2016. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo Unvaccinated guests looking to cruise from Florida with Royal Caribbean must have travel insurance. Two unvaccinated teenagers recently tested positive for COVID-19 aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise. Cruises in Florida can't mandate proof of the vaccine due to the state's ban on vaccine passports. See more stories on Insider's business page. Cruising ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, News, Trends, Cruise, Miami, Vaccine, Royal Caribbean, Miami Beach Florida, Cruise Industry, Lynne Sladky, Brittany Chang, COVID-19, Nivedita Balu, Reuters Cruise


Gas stations in some states are running out of fuel ahead of Fourth of July weekend and an oil-truck-driver shortage is to blame

A woman fills gas cans at a Speedway gas station on May 12, 2021 in Benson, North Carolina. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images Gas prices are expected to remain at their highest level since 2014 over Fourth of July weekend. Some states have already reported fuel outages due to a lack of oil tank drivers. As nearly 44 million Americans hit the road on the holiday weekend, the fuel shortage will be compounded. See more stories on Insider's business page. As millions of Americans hit the ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, US, Trends, Opec, Indianapolis, Cnn, Iowa, Gas Prices, AAA, Speedway, COLUMBUS Ohio, GasBuddy, Tom Kloza, Sean Rayford Getty


United just made the largest aircraft order in its history for 270 new Boeing and Airbus jets with seatback screens, WiFi, and more first class seats

United Airlines' brand-new Boeing 737 Max. United Airlines United Airlines just announced an order for 270 new aircraft to revitalize its aging narrow-body aircraft fleet. The Boeing 737 Max and Airbus A321neo were chosen in an order valued at more than $30 billion. In-flight entertainment will also be added to all existing narrow-body aircraft by 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next era of United Airlines is now arriving.A Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft painte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines, Boeing, United, United Airlines



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