How much does it cost to charter a flight? New flyers share prices

Private air travel is booming under the pandemic. In fact, interest is so high that many private airlines have a different problem on their hands: keeping up with demand. The private airline, VistaJet, said new membership for the first half of 2021 increased by 53% compared to 2020, with Europe bringing in the largest number … Read more

What are good travel gifts? Experiences travelers can book themselves

The latest holiday gift trend doesn’t take up space in carry-on baggage or add weight to checked bags. It doesn’t even need to be packed. Instead of giving vacationers new travel gear — electronics regulators, Yeti thermos, another plane pillow — some give the travel itself. A survey of more than 1,000 Americans by computer … Read more

Drew Binsky got paid to travel the world

It took 1,458 flights and 1,117 buses and trains for Drew Pinsky to reach his goal of traveling to every country in the world. And he did so in less than a decade. CNBC spoke with Pinsky nine hours after he arrived in his last country – Saudi Arabia – about how he financed his … Read more

Which city responded best to the Covid pandemic? Here’s a ranking

Some countries have handled the global pandemic better than others. The same can be said about cities. But understanding how cities are doing in the fight against Covid is more complex than comparing infection rates and rules of concealment. The London-based Deep Knowledge Analytics (DKA) agency studied 114 variables across five categories of pandemic responses: … Read more

The cost to buy a yacht vs. an apartment on a superyacht like Somnio

Travelers who fantasize about owning a luxury yacht may be able to turn their dreams into reality – at a much lower price. Residential yachts, as they are called, are basically apartment buildings on the sea. Buyers are buying apartments on mega yachts, rather than owning and operating their own small vessels. Once most of … Read more