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

Shoppers are buying from resale retailers more than ever. Here’s why

Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Second-hand retail businesses find success with shoppers who focus on sustainability and hard-to-find items, while avoiding the supply chain stresses that traditional retailers feel. Big retailers like Walmart and Target have focused on keeping prices low, absorbing the rising costs in shipping, labor and materials for shoppers. Other retailers, … 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

Most popular U.S. tourist destinations for European travelers

When the US announced plans to lift its 18-month travel ban in September, Europeans – especially the British – wasted no time in making plans. In the 24 hours following the September 20 announcement, flights from London to New York City were searched 1.4 million times, according to global travel technology company Travelport, making it … Read more

Champagne sales surge close to levels seen before Covid pandemic

GP: Various champagne bottles are seen on the store shelf. Paul Zinkin | Photo Alliance | Getty Images Pop those cork. Champagne sales are back to where they were before the Covid pandemic, which hampered sales and kept people away from the festivities. The gradual reopening of global bubble markets is expected to drive sales … 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