Tag Archives: Travel

2020 changed economy in ways we can’t understand yet

In an earnings call Wednesday morning, Yum Brands CEO David Gibbs expressed the confusion many people are feeling as they try to figure out what’s going on with the U.S. economy right now: “This is truly one of the most complex environments we’ve ever seen in our industry to operate …

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Tech companies, banks overstaffed while airlines, hotels need workers

JetBlue Airways passengers in a crowded terminal on April 7, 2022 in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Robert Nickelsberg | Getty Images News | Getty Images It wasn’t long ago that Amazon, Shopify and Peloton doubled their workforces to manage through the pandemic surge, while Morgan …

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Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia is stepping down to explore other projects

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb and chairman of Airbnb.org, during South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Sunday, March 13, 2022. Matthew Busch | Bloomberg | Getty Images Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia announced Thursday he is stepping down from his role at the company to explore other …

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World’s largest hybrid ship to ferry passengers between UK, France

An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the U.K. and France in the next few years will be the largest hybrid-vessel ever built, according to operator Brittany …

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Airbnb is closing its domestic business in China, sources say

Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Airbnb Inc., speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Akio Kon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Airbnb is closing its domestic business in China, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The company is planning …

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A post-war surfing renaissance is underway in Africa’s oldest republic

(CNN) — Nestled between Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Liberia is the oldest republic in Africa. But despite its historic legacy, in the minds of many outsiders the West African nation is still more commonly associated with civil war and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor. But at the end …

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Airbnb just did its biggest redesign in a decade ⁠— here’s what’s new

Airbnb announced a handful of updates to its platform on Wednesday, with CEO Brian Chesky billing it as “the biggest change to Airbnb in a decade.” The features, announced during its virtual summer event, include a new way to search, the option to split stays between homes and additional guest …

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Your new ‘retirement’ home could be a cruise ship

Jeff Farschman, 72, is a serial cruiser from Delaware who spends months at sea in retirement. Jeff Farschman For nearly two decades, Jeff Farschman, 72, has spent his golden years like many other adventurous retirees — enjoying leisure cruises to exotic ports of call. But unlike many of his fellow …

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JetBlue Airways at a crossroads after Spirit rejects its takeover offer

A JetBlue airliner lands past a Spirit Airlines jet on taxi way at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Monday, April 25, 2022. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Joe Cavaretta | Sun Sentinel | Getty Images JetBlue Airways is at a nearly quarter-century crossroads. The airline’s first …

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Spirit CEO wonders whether JetBlue bid meant to block Frontier deal

A JetBlue airliner lands past a Spirit Airlines jet on taxi way at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Monday, April 25, 2022. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Joe Cavaretta | Sun Sentinel | Getty Images Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie on Thursday laid bare the reasons …

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