Tag: Travel safety

A buried building near Jerusalem’s Western Wall is opening to travelers – here’s what it looks like

Christian travelers visit Jerusalem to retrace Jesus’ final footsteps along the Via Dolorosa, Muslims to revere the Dome of the Rock, and Jewish people to insert written prayers into the cracks of the Western Wall. Some people do all three. Come December, travelers will have a new option available to them when visiting Jerusalem. They […]

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After a long wait, some of Southeast Asia’s most popular islands are reopening to travelers

The islands of Southeast Asia are reopening to visitors — one small step at a time. The region is home to countries, such as Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, that kept Covid rates low throughout 2020. That changed with the arrival of the delta variant, which forced many Southeast Asian nations to contend with big outbreaks […]

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Nearly 10,000 passengers tested negative before flying — here’s how many infections slipped through

A study conducted earlier this year shows there may be a way to reduce the number of Covid infections on board commercial airplanes to virtually zero. Results of the study appeared in a peer-reviewed article published on Sept. 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings medical journal. The article — a joint effort by Mayo Clinic, […]

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Machu Picchu’s strict pandemic rules may be here to stay

The pandemic is spurring changes to Machu Picchu, some of which may last long after the global outbreak ends. The 15th century Incan archeological site has been a poster child for over-tourism for years, with visitors reporting trips to the site’s Citadel being ruined by crowds. The pandemic may have helped that. New rules now […]

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People used to book one vacation at a time. Now they’ve started ‘trip stacking’

Travel planning usually involves booking a trip to one place at a time. Now a growing number of people are booking two or even three trips over the same travel period in case Covid-related problems ruin their preferred plans.   The trend is called “trip stacking,” and it involves booking a more aggressive trip — […]

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World’s 20 best airlines are named by air safety website

Travelers who are on the fence about flying again may want to check out a new list of the world’s best airlines. The airline safety website AirlineRatings.com published its list of “Top Airlines in the World,” which traditionally ranks carriers by safety, in-flight service, passenger comfort and flight routes. But this year, new judging criteria […]

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Travel writers share the biggest mistakes tourists make in their cities

Travel writers make a career out of helping tourists navigate unfamiliar places. Still, even the most savvy traveler is prone to making the occasional faux pas while on vacation. Here, CNBC’s travel contributors share the biggest mistakes they see visitors make in the cities they call home.   Strolling through Singapore “Attempting to stroll around […]

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Unvaccinated Americans are less worried about traveling than vaccinated Americans are, study says

Vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans have different attitudes about the idea of traveling this spring, according to the findings from a marketing technology company. And they’re not different in the way you might assume. With travel bookings surging, data from New York-based Zeta Global indicates that unvaccinated Americans appear more comfortable traveling — and to more […]

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