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

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 70 […]

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

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 the […]

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

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 process […]

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

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 O’ReillyOccupation: […]

Richard Branson looks to disrupt cruise industry with Virgin Voyages

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 are […]

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

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 first […]

CDC raises Covid travel advisory level for Singapore, Hong Kong

People are silhouetted against Singapore Airlines Airbus planes at Changi International Airport in Singapore on October 24, 2020. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday raised its travel advisories for Singapore and Hong Kong by one level each. Singapore was raised from Level 2 to […]