Holiday Travelers Are Opting for Flights Over Road Trips, New Study Finds

With the holidays approaching, more than half of surveyed travelers say their first trip since COVID-19 halted life as we know it will be during Thanksgiving and Christmas time, according to a new study from travel booking app Hopper.

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Fifty-five percent said it would be their first trip in the COVID-19 era, according to the report, shared with Travel + Leisure, that surveyed

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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

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Aviation contractors axed jobs as U.S. delayed aid, House panel finds

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. aviation contractors laid off thousands of workers due to delays in payroll aid from the U.S. Treasury that was meant to protect jobs, an investigation by a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee found.

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), companies in the aviation sector were granted funds to cover six months of their payroll as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a precipitous

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Study Finds Housing Homeless In King County Hotels Is Effective

SEATTLE, WA — King County initiative that moved people experiencing homelessness out of shelters and into hotel rooms early in the pandemic helped slow transmission of the virus and led to increased overall health and stability, according to a new study.

In April, the county announced it would transition nearly 400 people from shelters to three hotels located in Bellevue, Renton and Seatac. Since then, the rooms have provided temporary

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Patrick Reed finds friends in Europe after travelling to play in PGA Championship at Wentworth

A strange year has just got stranger still. Who would ever thought that Patrick Reed – AKA Captain America, the patriot who refuses to bow to the Ryder Cup’s blue-and-gold brigade — would be considered a pariah on the PGA Tour but welcomed as a hero on the European Tour?

The respect he is being accorded at this BMW PGA Championship is well deserved. If Reed, 30, had decided to

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Luxury hoteliers believe worst of pandemic is over, finds report | United Arab Emirates | Hospitality

More than half of luxury hoteliers surveyed by Forbes believe the worst of the pandemic is over, as the industry begins to pick up around the globe.

In Forbes Travel Guide’s second global survey, 418 global hoteliers chimed in on their performance and feelings amid the coronavirus from August 26 to September 2.

It found 54 percent of respondents thought the worst of the crisis is over, though on a

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Protiviti’s New Edition of “Internal Auditing Around the World” Finds Today’s Top Chief Audit Executives Driven to Innovate

Internal audit functions that embraced new technologies, tools and methodologies prior to Covid-19 pandemic are better positioned to weather the ‘new normal’

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In the 16th edition of its Internal Auditing Around the World® profile series, global consulting firm Protiviti shares findings from in-depth interviews with chief audit executives of some of the world’s most well-known companies. Most of the interviews took

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Weakening Democracy Around the World, Report Finds

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Donald Trump And Joe Biden Participate In First Presidential Debate

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace (C) at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Credit – Scott Olson—Getty Images

Governments around the world are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to restrict

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Maine could lose 2/3 of hotels without new federal stimulus, survey finds

The pandemic-strapped hotel industry is on the brink of national collapse with Maine standing to lose two-thirds of hotels and direct lodging jobs if Congress doesn’t approve more aid soon, according to a survey released Tuesday by a national hotel association.

The state already had 4,498 fewer direct jobs in the hotel industry from the beginning of the pandemic until September due to the coronavirus and a total of 9,810

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Perceptions of the U.S. around the world are at or near historic lows, Pew finds

LONDON (AP) — Favorable views of the U.S. have fallen to record lows in some countries, including close traditional allies, reports Pew Research, which started polling on the topic two decades ago.

Although the international image of the U.S. has been in decline since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, Pew found it has been dented further by what is perceived to be a badly handled response to the

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This Traveling Makeup Artist Finds Beauty Around The World. Now She’s Sending It To Your Home.

As a professional makeup artist, Stephanie Flor applies her expertise in bringing out the best in celebrities about to appear on camera. As a travel influencer, her beauty-inspired brand shows how other cultures perceive and practice beauty rituals and

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Men take more travel risks and buy more trip insurance, survey finds

It’s been said that men come from Mars and women, Venus. It looks like they’re also headed in different directions when it comes to vacations here on Earth, according to insurer Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection.

Women, in general, tend to play it safer when it comes to travel planning in the age of Covid-19, according to the insurer’s sixth annual State of Travel Insurance research survey. (The fourth of 10

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New United Airlines map tool finds flights within your budget from SAT to beach or national park

Travelers looking to fly to a beach, national park or ski mountain can now plug their budget into United Airlines’ new interactive map.

The tool lets customers compare all of their potential destinations in one place, the carrier announced Wednesday, noting that it’s the first U.S. airline to introduce an interactive map feature powered by Google Flight Search Enterprise Technology.

Customers can browse one-way or non-stop United flights based on

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Hotels reeling six months into coronavirus pandemic, study finds

America’s hotels are still reeling six months into the coronavirus pandemic with Labor Day weekend approaching and no end to the economic misery in sight, according to an analysis released Tuesday.

There are 4.3 million fewer hotel industry jobs since February and 40 percent of its employees are still out of work, the analysis by the American Hotel and Lodging Association found.

The average occupancy rate in New York City

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Bed and Breakfast finds new way to support heritage

a kite flying in the sky: St. Johns Bed and Breakfast hangs Norwegian Vimple.

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St. Johns Bed and Breakfast hangs Norwegian Vimple.

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (WILX) – Owners of the Nordic Pineapple bed and breakfast say they’ve found a new way to support their heritage without causing confusion.

Greg and Kjersten Offenbecker moved into the historic mansion two years ago and turned it into a bed and breakfast. As decoration, they hung a Norwegian flag next to the American

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NTSB Finds Limo Owner Evaded Safety Rules Before Fatal New York Crash

The owner of the stretched limousine that crashed and killed 20 people in upstate New York repeatedly changed the listed number of seats in the vehicle and took other steps to avoid safety regulations, according to documents released Wednesday by federal investigators.

The National Transportation Safety Board’s docket on the Oct. 6, 2018, crash in rural Schoharie contains dozens of documents, including an inspection report highlighting brake problems that hadn’t

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