Flight bookings for leisure and business travel top 2019 levels

Flight bookings for leisure and business travel top 2019 levels

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, global leisure and business flights have risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Economics Institute’s third annual travel report, titled “Travel 2022: Trends & Transitions,” published yesterday. After analyzing 37 global markets, the report found that cross-border travel reached pre-pandemic … Read more

New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID relief money

New US hospitals face fiscal crisis over COVID relief money

THOMASVILLE, Ala. – A whole town celebrated in 2020 when, early in the coronavirus pandemic, Thomasville Regional Medical Center opened, offering state-of-the-art medicine that was previously unavailable in a poor, isolated part of Alabama. The timing for the ribbon-cutting seemed perfect: New treatment options would be available in an underserved area just as a global … Read more

Small businesses worry final aid package will neglect them again | Business

Small businesses worry final aid package will neglect them again |  Business

WASHINGTON – Steven Gentile had to shut down his amusement park for the entire 2020 season, burning through his emergency fund halfway through the year and taking on over $ 1 million in debt. Darden Kirby may have to sell his assisted living facility if business doesn’t improve soon. Dwayne Thomas is postponing his planned … Read more

‘Fly commercial they say’: Breanna Stewart slams the WNBA’s refusal to use chartered flights

‘Fly commercial they say’: Breanna Stewart slams the WNBA’s refusal to use chartered flights

Seattle Storm star Breanna Stewart is blaming the WNBA’s insistence on flying commercial for her recent positive COVID-19 test. Stewart and teammate Epiphanny Prince were both declared out for Wednesday night’s game in Phoenix because they entered the league’s health and safety protocols, which is an indication that they tested positive for the virus. Tweeting … Read more

How to avoid getting duped by “worthless” travel insurance amid new threat of COVID cancellations

How to avoid getting duped by “worthless” travel insurance amid new threat of COVID cancellations

Holiday travel is expected to rebound this summer after two years of disruptions caused by the pandemic. But Americans heading overseas should be prepared for potential flight cancellations as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. To make matters worse, travelers may have more trouble getting their money back if they test positive. Airbnb, for example, said … Read more

“We’re in business not to lose money” Local businesses deal with rising costs | News

“We’re in business not to lose money” Local businesses deal with rising costs |  News

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – While inflation is hurting many of you at home, it is also making it much harder for businesses across the Wabash Valley. The Grand Traverse Pie Company in Terre Haute has been open for about 15 years. General Manager Stephen Huddleston said he has not seen an economic situation like … Read more

I got free COVID tests through my insurance – here’s why you should too

I got free COVID tests through my insurance – here’s why you should too

It’s been more than three months since the Biden Administration required all private insurance companies to begin covering the cost of eight COVID tests per person per month. But I will admit, I hadn’t bothered to get mine yet. There were two main reasons: First, my family still had a couple of tests left over … Read more

Tourists, Rejoice! Italy, Greece Relax COVID-19 Restrictions | Business News

Tourists, Rejoice!  Italy, Greece Relax COVID-19 Restrictions |  Business News

By NICOLE WINFIELD and DEMETRIS NELLAS, Associated Press ROME (AP) – For travelers heading to Europe, summer vacations just got a whole lot easier. Italy and Greece relaxed some COVID-19 restrictions on Sunday before Europe’s peak summer tourist season, in a sign that life was increasingly returning to normal. Greece’s civil aviation authority announced that … Read more