Expedia Group to merge loyalty programs across brands, expand benefits

[ad_1] Mike Coppola | Getty Images Online travel powerhouse Expedia Group plans to unify and expand customer loyalty program offerings across its portfolio of brands. The move will result in “the most complete travel rewards offering in the industry,” according to the Seattle-based firm, with member discounts and reward earning and redemption on flights, hotels, […]

SoftBank-backed Indian start-up Oyo files for $1.2 billion IPO

[ad_1] An OYO Rooms logo seen displayed on a smartphone. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Indian hotel chain Oyo is planning to raise about 84.3 billion rupees ($1.16 billion) in an initial public offering, according to draft papers submitted to the country’s market regulator. Oyo plans to issue new shares worth up to […]

Private jet rage grows as a record number of fliers strain the system

[ad_1] Private jet fliers are facing increasing delays, cancellations and lack of available flights as the industry struggles to serve a record number of new fliers, while facing supply chain troubles. July was the busiest month ever for private jet flights, with more than 300,000 flights, according to Argus International. While business usually cools in […]

Disney’s Galactic Starcruiser launches in March, bookings start in October

[ad_1] Disney’s Halcyon starcruiser will make its maiden voyage on March 1, 2022. First teased during Disney’s D23 Expo in 2019, the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is an immersive hotel at the company’s Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Billed as a two-day, two-night adventure, it will begin booking Oct. 28. “Voyage” rates will depend […]

United Airlines’ unvaccinated staff drops from 593 to 320 after company said they would be fired

[ad_1] A United Airlines airplane takes off at San Francisco International Airport. Gary Hershorn | Corbis News | Getty Images United Airlines said Thursday that more employees have uploaded proof of Covid-19 vaccination, driving down the number of staff facing termination for not complying with the company’s inoculation mandate by almost half. The Chicago-based airline started the […]

What it’s like to move to Mexico, Greece and Costa Rica

[ad_1] For many, 2020 will be remembered as a year they spent at home. Others took a different path. They packed their bags and moved to places that many only dream of visiting. Here’s how they feel about their decision one year on, in their own words. From Boston to Napa Valley, California Name: Ian […]

Richard Branson looks to disrupt cruise industry with Virgin Voyages

[ad_1] From Virgin Atlantic in the skies to Virgin Galactic in space, Richard Branson has now set his sights on the high seas. The business tycoon who started Virgin Group, the company behind dozens of Virgin-branded ventures, is looking to disrupt the $100 billion cruise industry — at a time when the major established operators […]

United Airlines says 593 employees face termination for failing to comply with vaccine mandate

[ad_1] United Airlines said Tuesday that 593 of its employees are facing termination for failing to comply with its Covid-19 vaccination policy, one of the strictest mandates for inoculation from a U.S. company. More than 96% of United’s 67,000-person U.S. workforce complied with the vaccine requirement. The deadline to upload proof of inoculation, or the […]