Luxury brand Six Senses is opening its first hotel in Australia

The luxury hotel brand Six Senses is planning to open its first hotel in Australia — inside an old family mansion. The heritage house and its 22-hectare estate, named Burnham Beeches, are 25 miles from Melbourne in the forested Dandenong Ranges. The house was designed in 1933 for an Australian family, according to a website … Read more

Delta raises employee pay 5%, second increase in a year

Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images Delta Air Lines is raising employee pay 5%, the second time its lifted staff pay in less than a year as a sharp rebound in travel boosts the carrier’s profits and the U.S. labor market remains tight. Delta raised employee pay 4% in May, the first increases since before … Read more

The next ‘White Lotus’ is expected to be filmed in one of these locations in Asia

When the HBO black comedy “The White Lotus” premiered in the summer of 2021, it took viewers to Hawaii’s sunny Maui. It was a perfectly timed pandemic escape full of intrigue, satire, sex and bloodshed. The second season featured a mostly new cast — save for Jennifer Coolidge and her character’s quietly sinister husband, played … Read more

FAA proposes more than $1 million fine on United Airlines over preflight safety checks

United Airlines Boeing wide body 777-200 aircraft as seen during take off and flying phase, passing in front of the air traffic control tower while the plane is departing from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport AMS towards Houston IAH in the United States of America as flight UA21. Nicolas Economou | Nurphoto | Getty Images The Federal … Read more

Frontier Airlines announces new unlimited summer flight pass

(CNN) — Call it the summer buffet of air travel. Frontier Airlines has announced its newest incentive to get travelers back in the air post-pandemic: An unlimited summer flight pass that costs $399. There are a few catches to the tantalizing deal. You shouldn’t bank on planning your flights ahead of time, for instance. You’ll … Read more

Southwest faces Senate hearing next week following holiday meltdown

John and Lori Ingoldsby, who drove to Denver after the first leg of their flight on Southwest Airlines was canceled, wait for a flight to finish their trip at Denver International Airport on December 28, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo | Getty Images Southwest Airlines‘ chief operating officer, Andrew Watterson, will face questions from … Read more

Hong Kong will give away half a million plane tickets. Here’s who can get them first

Hong Kong’s new global promotional campaign will “kickstart” the city’s reopening to international travelers, the Hong Kong Tourism Board told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Friday. As part of the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign, which was launched on Thursday, 500,000 air tickets will be given away over the next six months, starting in March. The … Read more

A travel insider explains how people who hate cruising — can learn to enjoy it

Canadian Tammy Cecco wasn’t a fan of cruising. “The thought of being on a ship with thousands of other people and not being able to get off,” she said, “was something that I wanted to avoid.” That didn’t change when Cecco, a travel magazine publisher, boarded a surprise cruise booked by her husband to renew … Read more

Luxury stocks rally from China reopening, but world’s largest luxury market may choose to shop ‘in-house’ 

A salesperson showing the limited edition launched by Emporio Armani to welcome the Year of the Tiger at a duty-free store in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province, January 15, 2022. Zhou Huimin | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Stocks of many luxury fashion houses reliant on Chinese consumers rallied on China’s reopening, but those … Read more

Senators push for airline passenger protections after holiday travel meltdown

Passengers walk past a flight status board in Terminal C at Orlando International Airport that shows many delays, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, after the FAA grounded all U.S. flights earlier in the day. Joe Burbank | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Two Senate Democrats on Tuesday reintroduced legislation to strengthen airline passenger protections following … Read more

Winter weather disrupts hundreds of flights across Texas

Delayed flights prepare to depart from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) on January 11, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. John Moore | Getty Images More than 1,000 U.S. flights were canceled Tuesday as winter weather hit Texas. Over 700 flights to and from American Airlines‘ hub Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport were canceled, about 40% of the … Read more

Airbnb’s 13 most wish-listed properties in the world for 2023—including an $18 million home

In January, Airbnb released a list of the most wish-listed new global listings of 2023. Each of the 13 listings achieved the “most wish-listed” status after being listed for just 10 weeks and may have had some help from several new ways the site can categorize listings — like trending” and “top of the world.” … Read more

Boeing plans to add a new 737 Max production line to meet strong demand

An aerial view of the engines and fuselage of an unpainted Boeing 737 MAX airplane parked in storage at King County International Airport-Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, June 1, 2022. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Boeing said it plans to add a fourth 737 Max production line in the second half of next year as it … Read more

JetBlue pilots approve contract extension that comes with over 21% in raises

A JetBlue passenger jet (Embraer 190) taxis at LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York. Robert Alexander | Archive Photos | Getty Images JetBlue Airways pilots have approved a contract extension that comes with 21.5% raises over the next 18 months as the industry reverses slow progress in labor deals during a pilot shortage. JetBlue … Read more

Tourism is roaring back in China. But the $6 trillion consumer market is digging itself out of a deep slump

BEIJING — China’s consumption recovery from zero-Covid is getting off to a solid start – after a depressing fourth quarter. When Michelin-starred restaurant Dreaming reopened Thursday from a Lunar New Year break, it was fully booked, said Edward Suen, chief operating officer of the Guangzhou venue. Reservations for the next three days were near capacity, … Read more

Travel companies are ‘greenwashing’ — here are 3 ways to find ones that aren’t

People said the pandemic made them want to travel more responsibly in the future. Now new data indicates they’re actually doing it. According to a report published in January by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Trip.com Group: Nearly 60% of travelers have chosen more sustainable travel options in the last couple of years. … Read more

China looks past Covid as tourist bookings surge for the Lunar New Year

BEIJING — People in China are moving past the pandemic and going out to travel, preliminary data for the Lunar New Year holiday show. “Pent-up demand is being released as many people rush to scenic spots, watch firework shows and crowd into restaurants and hotels,” Nomura’s chief China economist Ting Lu said in a report … Read more

Here’s where mainland Chinese traveled overseas for the Lunar New Year

BEIJING — Travelers from mainland China stuck close to home in Asia during the Lunar New Year, the first holiday after Beijing relaxed its Covid-related border controls. Hong Kong and Macao were the most popular spots, said Trip.com, citing flight bookings on its platform for the first four days of the Lunar New Year. The … Read more

American Airlines beats fourth-quarter profit expectations as higher fares buoy revenue

Employees of American Airlines help check in passengers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on January 11, 2023 in Arlington, Virginia. Alex Wong | Getty Images American Airlines‘ fourth-quarter profit beat analysts’ expectations as strong travel demand and high fares buoyed results during a turbulent holiday season. Shares of American were up about 2% in … Read more

Southwest posts $220 million loss last quarter after holiday meltdown

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 lost $220 million in the fourth quarter as the carrier’s holiday meltdown drove up expenses and cost it millions … Read more

DOT is probing whether Southwest’s schedules were ‘unrealistic’ during holiday meltdown

A Southwest Airlines passenger jet lands at Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on December 28, 2022. Kamil Krzaczynski | AFP | Getty Images The Transportation Department said Wednesday that it is in the initial phase of an investigation of Southwest Airlines‘ holiday meltdown and looking at whether the carrier’s schedules was unrealistic. Southwest … Read more

Southwest CEO maps out a recovery after holiday meltdown: ‘We have work to do’

A Southwest Airlines traveler looks for her baggage in a pile of lost suitcases after an arctic blast and a massive winter storm dubbed Elliott swept over much of the United States in the lead-up to the Christmas holiday weekend, at Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, December 27, 2022. Kamil Krzaczynski | Reuters … Read more

Boeing posts quarterly loss as labor and supply strains overshadow increase in jet demand

A Boeing 747-8F operated by AirBridgeCargo takes off from Leipzig/Halle Airport. Jan Woitas | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Boeing posted a $663 million loss in the fourth quarter as supply chain issues weighed on results despite a rebound in aircraft sales and deliveries that drove up revenue. Airlines and aircraft manufacturers have benefitted from … Read more

Entry to Machu Picchu suspended amid unrest in Peru

(CNN) — Tourist entry to Machu Picchu Citadel and the Inca Trail Network has been suspended until further notice due to ongoing unrest in Peru, officials in the country said Saturday. The Decentralized Culture Directorate and Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary Directorate said in a statement the day before that tourists who have a ticket for … Read more