Finland has been named the happiest country in the world — again. The Nordic country topped the “World Happiness Report 2023,” published this week by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which measures factors such as income, mental and physical health and societal generosity. According to the report: “Finland continues to occupy the top
Valtteri Heinila was working in a startup when he realized he needed a break. “I started noticing time really accelerating,” said Valtteri, 26. The days started to blur, and then so did the months, he said. He didn’t settle for a regular holiday. Instead, he traveled 15,400 kilometers (9,600 miles) along a route from Finland
In this article UAL Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT A grounds crew member directs an United Airlines airplane to a gate at Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, New Jersey, US, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. Aristide Economopoulos | Bloomberg | Getty Images United Airlines shares fell about 4% on
In this article LUV Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Travelers check in at a Southwest Airlines ticket counter during the busy Christmas holiday season at Orlando International Airport on December 28, 2022 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Southwest Airlines‘ CEO said the company will increase winter staffing and
In this article AAL JBLU UAL Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT A JetBlue airplane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on March 9, 2023. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images Airline stocks slid Wednesday as the market fell broadly amid concerns over stability of some banks and new data that
People walk to an Amtrak train in the Moynihan Train Hall on September 15, 2022 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Night owls (or extra early birds) will now pay less to ride Amtrak. The company on Thursday announced a slate of $5 to $20 train fares for routes running between 7
Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named the “world’s best airport” for a record 12th time. The city-state’s airport reclaimed the title in the “World Airport Awards 2023” announced yesterday by the air transport research firm Skytrax. Changi Airport had previously won first place in Skytrax’s annual ranking for eight consecutive years from 2013 to 2020, but
Chinese tourists are raring to travel again. But this time, the usual suspects — Venice, Paris and Madrid, for example — aren’t their top picks. As China’s reopening gains momentum after three years of Covid-19 restrictions, the country’s travel-hungry citizens are emerging much changed, according to the Chinese Outbound Tourism Research Institute, an independent consulting company
In this article BA Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Boeing said Tuesday it has reached a deal to sell 78 of its 787 Dreamliner planes to two Saudi airlines, the latest large order for the wide-body jets in the past few months. The jetliners will go to Saudi Arabian Airlines, or Saudia, and a
Passengers wearing protective masks are seen aboard before a JetBlue flight to London at JFK International Airport in the Queens borough of New York City, August 11, 2021. Jeenah Moon | Reuters The Biden administration is asking Congress to pass legislation that would ban airlines from charging fees for families who are traveling with children
In this article AAL Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Pilots talk as they look at the tail of an American Airlines aircraft. Mike Stone | Reuters The American Airlines pilots union, the Allied Pilots Association, plans to vote in April on whether to allow members to call a strike as talks for a new
In this article WU Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT The author in Argentinian Patagonia in February 2023. Here, the Spegazzini Glacier cascades into Lago Argentino, the third largest lake in South America. Waiting in an hourlong line at a Western Union wasn’t on my initial itinerary when planning a recent trip to Argentina. Yet
History enthusiasts, people who want to sleep where royalty has stayed, and fans chasing connections with hit television shows like “Bridgerton.” Those are some of the types of travelers a new “collection” of historical castles, manor houses and grand homes in the United Kingdom and Ireland is hoping to attract. Storied Collection is a travel
Airline passengers in the arrivals hall at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.K. will require all visa-exempt travelers to apply for digital travel authorization before entering the country, in a move regarded as the biggest shake-up of its border force rules in decades.
In this article AAL Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT FILE – American Airlines President Robert Isom speaks at a news conference about the company’s new partnership with Alaska Airlines, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Seattle. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker will retire next March and be replaced by the airline’s current president, Robert Isom.
In this article JBLU SAVE Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320, left, passes a Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 as it taxis on the runway, Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wilfredo Lee | AP The Justice Department on Tuesday sued to block
In this article MAR IHG-GB H HLT Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Finding a great hotel deal may be harder than ever before. Hotel rates are at an “all-time high,” Alan Watts, Hilton’s Asia-Pacific president, told “Squawk Box Asia” on Thursday. Rates are being fueled by travel demand that is like “a feast …
In this article NCLH Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT A view of the Norwegian Encore cruise ship during its inaugural sailing from PortMiami, which took place from Nov. 21-24, 2019. Orlando Sentinel | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Norwegian Cruise Line shares fell more than 10% on Tuesday after the company posted wider
To many, the lifestyle of a “digital nomad” is an aspirational one — you can live anywhere in the world, visa permitting, with your laptop as your office. Forget the daily grind of the rush hour commute. As long as there’s decent Wi-Fi, simply pick a coffee shop, park or pool and get to work.
The United Arab Emirates has the strongest passport in the world, according to a new index. The country jumped from being tied for 32th place on last year’s ranking to the No. 1 spot, according to new index by the tax and immigration consultancy Nomad Capitalist. The Emirati passport leapt up the list because it
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