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U.S. Covid cases likely to peak after Thanksgiving

The latest upswing in U.S. coronavirus cases is unlikely to reach its peak until after Thanksgiving, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Thursday, a stark prediction for a nation that is already seeing record levels of diagnosed infections. The country’s seven-day average of new cases reached a fresh high of almost 74,200 on Wednesday, according to …

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Holiday flight bookings not yet hurt by Covid case rise

JetBlue has not yet experienced a decline in demand for flights around the upcoming holidays despite increasing coronavirus cases across the United States, Chief Executive Robin Hayes told CNBC on Tuesday. “We continue to see a fair bit of interest for travel around the Thanksgiving and holiday period,” Hayes said on “Closing Bell.” “You’ve got …

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New York City mayor asks residents to avoid traveling out of state during the holidays

A passenger prepares to take a Delta flight on August 8, 2020 at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York. Andrew Lichtenstein | Corbis News | Getty Images New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told residents on Tuesday to avoid traveling out of state during the holidays as the city responds to the “real threat” …

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TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer cheers DOJ lawsuit against Google

Boston Globe | Getty Images Many in Silicon Valley may be fuming about the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet‘s Google, but one slice of the tech industry is cheering the move: Online travel booking operators. TripAdvisor CEO Stephen Kaufer, a longtime critic of Google, welcomed the government’s decision to look into the tech behemoth. …

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Italy’s Santo Stefano di Sessanio will pay you to move to its village

The village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the Abruzzo region of Italy has launched an initiative to attract new younger residents. Atlantide Phototravel | Getty Images The Italian village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio is hoping to attract new younger residents by offering them grants totaling as much as 44,000 euros ($52,022).  The picturesque …

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Southwest CEO Gary Kelly on return of business travel from coronavirus

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC on Thursday the airline is focusing its operations on leisure fliers, citing the difficulty in predicting when business travel will rebound in earnest from the coronavirus pandemic. Kelly, appearing on “Squawk on the Street,” said it usually takes about five years for corporate travel to begin expanding again after …

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Coronavirus restrictions are the ‘biggest near term risk’: UBS

A woman wears a face mask as she walks up St. Mary Street on October 19, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. Wales will go into a national lockdown from Friday until November 9. Matthew Horwood | Getty Images News | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Economies around the world are increasing movement restrictions as they continue to …

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SoftBank-backed travel start-up GetYourGuide lays off 100 staff

Johannes Reck, CEO of travel start-up GetYourGuide. Jens Kalaene | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON— GetYourGuide, the Berlin-headquartered activity booking start-up has laid off close to 100 staff as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the travel industry. The company was backed by SoftBank in a $484 million funding round last …

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