May 2022 Travel Restriction Update

May is usually the last chance for the spring travel season to secure lower travel costs and avoid the summer vacation crowds. While the omicron BA.2 variant remains a threat, many international destinations have relaxed restrictions to attract foreign visitors. ATHENS, GREECE – APRIL 28: Visitors take pictures at the Areos Pagos Hill, right next … Read more

2019 Highest Levels of Flight Reservations for Leisure and Business Trips

For the first time since the pandemic began, global commercial and leisure travel has risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Institute of Economics’ third annual travel report, “Travel 2022: Trends and Transformations,” published yesterday. After analyzing 37 global markets, the report found that cross-border travel reached pre-pandemic levels as … Read more

Airbnb expects a surge in demand as North American travel picks up | Tourism news

Airbnb has provided a revenue forecast for the current quarter that easily beat Wall Street estimates as the company sees “heavy demand” for travel heading into the busy summer season after more than two years of Covid-19 restrictions. Revenue for the second quarter will range between $2.03 billion and $2.13 billion. That beat analysts’ average … Read more

The best global travel destinations for this year

Planning is part of the fun of taking a trip, and it turns out that more people are actually planning to travel for 2022 than they are actually traveling in 2019. But the number of Covid-19 cases, safety protocols, quarantine restrictions and hygiene are all key factors in making a travel decision in 2022, according … Read more

Could carbon capture technology be the key to a zero-zero future?

With the White House announcing that it will invest $2.3 billion in carbon capture over the coming years, it’s understandable why companies are racing to come up with the best new technologies. As governments and energy companies set ambitious targets for carbon reduction, this is only the beginning of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. … Read more

Technical layoffs and hiring slowdown stand out in an overheated labor market

San Francisco camera compass | Getty Images US employers added more jobs than expected in April amid a tight labor market, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But the tech sector, which has thrived during the pandemic, is showing signs of contraction. Facebook’s parent company Meta has paused hiring and scaled back some hiring … Read more

Kevin Costner explains the road trip travel app HearHere

Kevin Costner knows a good story when he hears one. That’s why he said he was intrigued when he heard about an app designed to alert travelers to places of interest, which often go unnoticed, during their travels. “I’m the guy who drives all over America,” he said. “When you see those bronze signs along … Read more

What happens when people use TikTok and Instagram to make travel plans

According to a new study, nearly one in three travelers are turning to social media for vacation inspiration. The numbers are higher for younger travelers. About 60% of Gen Zs and 40% of millennials use social media for travel purposes, according to an April 2022 report by travel company Arrivia. On TikTok alone, the hashtag … Read more

Americans view Asian countries as safer to travel now than they were 4 years ago

A new study shows that American travelers perceive many Asian countries as safer travel destinations now than they were four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam rose in the annual safety ratings published by travel insurance company Berkshire Hathaway for travel protection. The survey in the State of Travel Insurance 2022 … Read more

Americans lack a basic layer of modern knowledge

Updated at 4:50PM on May 4, 2022 Three things I remember from my high school geosciences class: the swirling pink cover of a textbook designed to help us pass our end-of-year test in New York State, the soccer player who seemed more intent on torturing me than torturing me. Learning, and the nagging feeling that … Read more