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6 things to keep in mind before you book an international trip during the pandemic

[USA TODAY] Keeping track of what countries are open to Americans, along with any entrance rules, including negative COVID-19 tests and quarantine requirements upon arrival, can be more stressful than being wedged in a middle seat in economy on a long-haul flight. So here are six things to keep in mind before you go down a planning […]

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State Department lifts global advisory on avoiding international travel amid COVID-19 pandemic

[USA TODAY] The U.S. State Department lifted its advisory on avoiding international travel, put in place five months ago.  The agency said Thursday in a news release that lifting the global health advisory, issued at the highest alert level – 4 – March 19, was done in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  […]

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Where can Americans vacation internationally right now?

[USA TODAY] Americans will not be allowed to travel to EU countries when the bloc opens up to international visitors July 1. Scott Keyes is used to fielding questions about the best cheap flights around the world, but the queries he’s getting from globetrotters as the coronavirus pandemic continues are more basic. At […]

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This CEO has flown 33 times and spent 160 nights away this year. Here’s his safety routine

[CNBC, iStock/Getty Images] Mika Manninen has been on the road for approximately 75% of 2020. As the CEO and co-founder of dairy-free yogurt brand Hälsa Foods, the Finnish native who now resides in Palm Beach, Florida, has taken 33 flights (including four abroad) and spent 160 nights in hotels in […]

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are visiting Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

[Dominican Today] Santo Domingo.- The American rapper Kanye West and his wife the model Kim Kardashian, are visiting the Dominican Republic, exclusively in the tourist area of ​​Punta Cana. Although the reason for the visit is unknown, on Saturday images circulated on social networks of West in the company of his […]

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These are the airline credit cards with miles that never expire

[CNBC, GETTY IMAGES] Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced millions of Americans to shelter in place, many people are reconsidering their travel rewards credit cards. In response, many premier travel card issuers (including Amex, Chase, Citi and Capital One) have updated their rewards programs to offer limited-time redemptions on groceries, streaming and takeout. […]

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Arrival of the first commercial flight through the Punta Cana international airport

[Dominican Today] Santo Domingo, DR This Wednesday, July 01, the Punta Cana Airport, where most tourists arrive in the Dominican Republic, resumes operations after being paralyzed for more than three months due to the closure of the borders in the country. This is a historic moment for the country because the […]

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Blocking middle seats on planes is a ‘PR strategy, not a safety strategy,’ United says

[CNBC, GETTY IMAGES] KEY POINTS United dismissed the effectiveness of blocking middle seats.Airlines are grappling with how to calm travelers nervous about flying during the coronavirus pandemic.All major U.S. carriers require that passengers wear masks onboard.United Airlines on Wednesday dismissed the notion that blocking some seats onboard would keep passengers safer […]

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I flew on the 3rd and 4th-largest US airlines to see how they’re handling the pandemic and the difference was night and day

[Business Insider] United Airlines and Southwest Airlines make up the lower half of the big four US airlines behind American and Delta. I flew on both airlines between New York and Orlando to see how the duo was tackling social distancing policies during the pandemic.The two each approach social distancing differently […]

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Unlimited Flights For $93, Airline Gift Cards With 50% Bonus, Discounts: How Travel Is Resuming After COVID-19 Restrictions Ease

[Forbes] Passengers are gaining remarkable deals as travel restrictions ease and flights resume in many parts of the world. Fare discounts and only partially filled planes are common, but some airlines are offering bigger incentives. Among airlines’ offerings are promotions covering unlimited domestic flights for $93 through next March, 50% […]

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