RV sales are up amid pandemic travel limitations

Nov 25, 2020
Over the summer, many people didn’t go on vacation and stay in hotels. Instead, they bought RVs.
The RV industry is having a hard time keeping up with demand, partly because RV makers were forced to shut down for a while in the early days of the pandemic.
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Hotel operators forecast bleak prospects as COVID-19 surges

Nov 19, 2020
The holidays, usually a busy time for the hotel industry, won't help this year as many families stay at home.
A closed hotel is seen in April in New York City.
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The pandemic has left the private bus sector in crisis

Nov 2, 2020
Could private buses disappear? For one Nashville company, the answer may be yes without congressional aid.
Motorcoach owners and drivers rendezvous near O'Hare Airport on May 11 in Rosemont, Illinois.
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With the slowdown in travel, many hotels are in a financial squeeze

Aug 20, 2020
Paying back debt is getting harder for hotel owners, according to research by Trepp.
Employees are ready to receive guests at a hotel in Las Vegas. The industry is struggling during the pandemic as many people have canceled travel plans.
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States with travel curbs often rely on businesses to enforce the rules

Jul 1, 2020
New York, Connecticut and New Jersey have imposed quarantines on visitors from 16 states. Enforcing pandemic safety rules can be a delicate task for businesses.
A lifeguard wears a mask while overseeing the main beach in East Hampton, New York.
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Airbnb is cutting around 25% of its global workforce

The company is trying to readjust to whatever the post-pandemic travel industry will look like.
Nearly 1,900 people are going to lose their jobs.
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The Trump administration considers ways to help the travel industry

Mar 11, 2020
Whatever you do, don't call it a "bailout."
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, emphasized that the Trump administration's economic response to COVID-19 should not be considered a bailout.
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Thomas Cook: Travel's "old giant" was left behind

Sep 23, 2019
The world's oldest travel-booking company has gone bust, leaving workers and travelers in limbo.
An airport official holds information for Thomas Cook passengers at Manchester Airport in northern England on Monday after the company collapsed.
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Carnival's CEO almost said no to the job. Then 'I realized I was an idiot.'

Jun 21, 2017
Arnold Donald talks about politics and the business of cruising.
Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald, right, in Antarctica.
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Why Americans should be taking more vacations

Jun 20, 2017
'There's a lot of work to be done' in office culture to make it OK to take time off, the Travel and Leisure editor tells us.
“The No. 1 reason actually why people don't take vacation days is that they're worried about the mountain of work that they're going to come back to,” says Nathan Lump, Travel and Leisure's editor-in-chief.
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