9 vital questions to ask before embarking on a volunteer vacation
Volunteer vacations are popular with gap-year students, retired seniors, and millions of people in between. Perhaps you’re just starting to travel again, for the first time in a long time, considering the pandemic, and you’re thinking about a volunteer vacation.
5 convincing reasons why you should visit Colorado for your next trip
There seems to be a buzz in the air -- on social media and in person, more and more people are chatting about the places they’ll go, now that the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available and the world of travel is reopening to the masses.
Americans planning to take extra week off, survey found
Americans are planning to take back their vacations this year. Of the respondents, 42% had to cancel at least one trip in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. AdBut to make up for that, they’re vowing to take more vacation days than usual this year. In the U.S., that means an increase from the average eight days of vacation to 13. A total of 9,200 people around the world participated in the travel website’s online survey.
Coronavirus: Carnival cancels early 2021 cruises
Coronavirus: Carnival cancels early 2021 cruisesPublished: November 18, 2020, 12:37 pmCarnival said Wednesday that as it continues to outline plans to sail with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, it has notified guests that is has canceled cruises planned for early next year.
Carnival announces layoffs and furloughs as cruise industry works to stay afloat
MIAMI, Fla. – Carnival Corp. will implement layoffs, furloughs, reduced workweeks and salary reductions across the company, the Miami-based company announced Thursday. It’s the latest move in hopes of keeping the cruise industry financially afloat after it was rocked by the coronavirus pandemic, and it follows similar announcements by other lines. The report says that Carnival had about 120,000 workers worldwide before the start of the coronavirus outbreak and that furloughed employees could potentially return when cruising resumes. “Taking these extremely difficult employee actions involving our highly dedicated workforce is a very tough thing to do. Norwegian Cruise Line has furloughed 20% of its staff and has warned that it could face bankruptcy.
No matter what you’re into, you’re bound to love one of these 7 vacation ideas for spring break
Spring break is a great time to cut loose and celebrate the end of winter. There’s a reason why destinations such as Mexico and Fort Lauderdale are so popular for spring break. If you’re going to a popular spring break destination, make your travel arrangements now, as accommodations might sell out. If you're looking to do something really different for your spring break, why not escape spring altogether with a trip to the Southern Hemisphere? From lounging on the beach to skiing to volunteering, these seven spring break ideas offer fun for people of all ages.
More than 41 million Americans will hit the road on July 4th weekend, sparking a big summer trend
Only 21% say their summer travel plans include domestic air travel, while only about 1 in 10 Americans (9%) expressed plans to fly internationally during their summer vacation. Ironically, while bar soap, napkins and diamonds each have fallen victim to millennials' shifting preferences, this demographic widely rumored to be less car oriented than their elders is killing for a summer road trip, too. "Road trips are nearly always cheaper than other forms of travel, which helps explain why road trips are by far the most popular types of summer travel." Bowman and his wife, Apryl, had road trips specifically in mind when they purchased an Acura MDX SUV several years ago. How could they save on gas during road trips, lessen their environmental impact and yet still make it down that bumpy road?cnbc.com