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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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Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix brings extraordinary wealth to race weekend

Tickets to this weekend’s Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami are selling for thousands of dollars a piece, as surging U.S. interest and the global wealthy drive up prices for a weekend of high-speed excess. More than 300,000 race fans, tourists, executives and party-goers are expected to pour into Miami …

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Southwest offers free Wi-Fi on some flights to test service upgrades

OntheRunPhoto | iStock Editorial | Getty Images Southwest Airlines will temporarily offer travelers free Wi-Fi on certain flights starting this week, part of a test to bring faster internet to more customers. The carrier has outfitted 40 of its Boeing 737s with upgraded hardware for its Wi-Fi service, according to …

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CNBC survey will reveal readers’ favorites

Business people are getting out and about again. And they’re looking for places to stay. More people are traveling for business meetings and industry events now than at any time in the past two years. A full recovery may be a couple years away, but Deloitte is forecasting 55% of …

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