60% of Americans Won’t Travel to Visit Family for the Holidays This Year, New Survey Finds


The majority of Americans say their holiday plans won’t be business as usual in 2020.

The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is complicating plans for family gatherings and travel in the U.S. this winter. Sixty percent of respondents to Travelocity’s 2020 Holiday Outlook survey claim they won’t be traveling to see family and friends on Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays.

Of that group, 1 in 3 say they won’t

Read More

Americans Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson win Nobel Prize in economics

Two American professors have been awarded the Nobel Prize for economic sciences for their work on how auctions function, a field that affects everything from high-end art prices to consumers’ electricity bills.

a person standing in front of a television

© Provided by NBC News

Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson were honored “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats,” Secretary General Göran Hansson of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said during

Read More

Are Americans Getting Into France Through The U.K. Loophole?

Travel between France and the U.S. has been restricted for months, with only those Americans who have student visas, who are permanent residents or those traveling for “imperative family reasons” allowed into France. But The Local reported that some Americans are getting into France via a loophole and traveling

Read More

Stuck-at-Home Americans Experiencing a Travel Memory Deficit; Majority Vow to Quit Putting Off ‘Wish List’ Vacations When Travel Resumes

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After six months of restrictions brought on by a global pandemic, it may be no surprise that Americans are missing travel right now. But what is surprising, according to a new study conducted on behalf of Hilton, Americans say travel is their most frequently recalled happy memory, more than special occasions or personal achievements and the majority cite creating lasting memories as

Read More

Border Patrol says more Americans violating non-essential travel ban

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

PHOENIX — As the United States and Mexico work to stop COVID-19’s spread, non-essential travel remains prohibited across their shared border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection surveyed 150,000 travelers along the southwest border and CBP Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News on Friday that more Americans are traveling for non-essential reasons.

“This is a balance about addressing the real public

Read More

Mexico is open to Americans. Here’s what to know before booking a trip.

Americans willing to travel abroad have limited options. Their passport, which once unlocked access to most of the world, is now hindering them from moving freely as countries watch coronavirus cases rise in the United States.

But one of America’s most popular travel destinations remains open and available: Mexico.

While the State Department recommends people “reconsider” travel to Mexico because of the coronavirus, and nonessential travel across land borders is

Read More

How Americans Are Dodging Travel Bans To France

In September, Donnie Callaway–a collectible car restorer and Ferrari expert from Malibu–breezed into Paris and booked into the Ritz.

Read More

Americans Here Are 5 Reasons Europe Travel May Be Easier Than You Think

As the

Read More

Americans travelling through B.C. fined for breaking COVID-19 rules

FORT ST. JOHN (NEWS 1130) — A trip to Alaska ended up costing three Americans an extra $1,000 each.

Since stronger border control measures took effect at the end of July, 17 tickets have been issued.

Of those tickets, three belong to a group of men from Washington state making their way to Alaska through Fort St. John.

BC RCMP Staff Sergeant Janelle Shoihet explains while the three didn’t lie

Read More

Trump calls off aid talks, Biden says president ‘turned his back’ on Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, still being treated for COVID-19, abruptly ended talks with Democrats on an economic aid package on Tuesday, drawing criticism from presidential rival Joe Biden that he was abandoning Americans in the midst of a pandemic.

Trump’s tweet breaking off talks for a new round of stimulus spooked Wall Street, sending stocks down as much as 2% from their

Read More

FIFA to ORDER teams to let South Americans travel for WC qualifiers

Video: “Frank Lampard: Kepa Arrizabalaga criticism slightly unfair” (Evening Standard)

“Frank Lampard: Kepa Arrizabalaga criticism slightly unfair”



Alisson Becker looking at the camera: MailOnline logo

© Provided by Daily Mail
MailOnline logo

FIFA are reportedly planning to order teams to release their South American players for World Cup qualifying duty, despite growing reservations across Europe of clubs not wanting their stars on long haul travel.

With the international break now upon us, many

Read More

Road Trips Are Changing How Americans Travel

Debbie Carlson for CME Group

· Spending patterns are changing as more Americans stay closer to home for vacations, and choose road trips over flying
· Despite more trips by automobile, gasoline demand is still below pre-pandemic levels

Americans are choosing road trips over flights as they choose a safer-perceived way to vacation, and that’s having an economic impact, say analysts who follow the travel and retail

Read More

A Covid-19 surge in fall and winter could kill 2,900 Americans a day. Here’s why, and how you can turn the tide around

a man walking down the street: Two people wear protective face masks as they walk along a commercial street in the Gravesend section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The area has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to New York City health data. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented more than a quarter of the state's new infections in recent testing. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

© Kathy Willens/AP
Two people wear protective face masks as they walk along a commercial street in the Gravesend section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The area has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to New York City health data. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying
Read More

Citizenship by investment for Americans: cost, process, restrictions

  • Apex Capital Partner’s Nuri Katz, a consultant who specializes in citizenship by investment, shared his best tips for Americans looking to get a second passport during the coronavirus pandemic with Business Insider.
  • Most countries have barred American travelers as the United States has reported more coronavirus cases than any other country in the world, and numbers are still rising.
  • The cost of acquiring a new passport can vary from $300,000
Read More

Travel and Leisure Companies Ready as Americans Venture Out Again

The consumer cyclical sector has continued to rebound as more nonessential businesses reopen, building on the trends we saw in the second quarter. More specifically, the sector outperformed the market in the quarter through Sept. 23, returning 15.2% compared with the market’s 5.1%.

Consumer cyclical has overperformed the broader market. – source: Morningstar

Despite these recent gains and our view that the sector is fairly valued, we still believe there

Read More

3 Incredible Places Americans Can Travel to Now — and How to Get There With Points

rolling a roller bag through the airport

Image source: Getty Images

If you’ve waited anxiously to scratch that travel bug itch since the coronavirus pandemic began, it looks like you finally can. While most of the world is still closed to Americans, there are a handful of places with open borders — although some have stipulations. With the right travel credit cards, you might even be able to pay your way there on rewards alone.

Here are

Read More

Remote work travel: These 4 countries accept Americans for remote-work trips

The pandemic has proved challenging for digital nomads, people who travel the world working remotely. With countries closing their borders and air travel heavily restricted, working abroad has become extremely difficult if not totally impossible for Americans.

And as some destinations begin to allow foreign visitors, travelers from the United States may still be banned because of the America’s escalating number of coronavirus cases.

But there are exceptions. While the

Read More

Survey Says Road Trips Are Happy Moments for Americans

 DeAnn Owens

No Comments

summer road trip
Summer road trip
Photo: Avinash Patel via Pexels

A Chevrolet-sponsored survey reveals that road trips served as Americans’ happiest moments this summer. Developed in conjunction with The Harris Poll, 80 percent of 1,000 respondents admitted that road trips were a saving grace since the COVID-19 pandemic reared its

Read More

Americans who joined ISIS or planned attacks did so with little money

A new report on terrorism financing shows that for most Americans who sought to join or support ISIS, the trip was cheap and the money came easily, making it harder for investigators to track would-be terrorists.

“[S]ave for a few exceptions, the vast majority of U.S.-based IS supporters left a remarkably small financial footprint,” said the report, which contrasted the low cost of funding ISIS terror with the Al Qaeda’s

Read More

Post 9/11 proved even the most wary of Americans would travel again. Here’s why Booking Holdings’ CEO believes the same will happen after COVID-19

A general view of the departure hall of Terminal 1 at JFK airport on May 15, 2020. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

© Provided by Business Insider
A general view of the departure hall of Terminal 1 at JFK airport on May 15, 2020. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

  • The travel industry has been decimated by safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, as consumers stay put at home.
  • Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings, said comparing the COVID-19 with the industry’s struggles post-9/11 is a “good analogy.” 
  • He believes that new
Read More