What are the best business hotels in Europe: London, Paris, Frankfurt

International travel may still have its challenges. But finding a solid hotel for a business trip isn’t one of them. CNBC Travel and the market data firm Statista today release a ranking of the “Best Hotels for Business Travelers” in Europe. This is the first ranking of its kind between CNBC and Statista, who are … Read more

Car shopping over Labor Day weekend? Here’s what you can expect

Newsday Llc | Newsday | Getty Images In pre-pandemic years, Labor Day sales events offered generous discounts on new cars as dealerships aimed to clear out current-year models and start selling the next year’s versions. These days? Not so much. The average new-car discount offered by manufacturers is down an estimated 47.1% from a year … Read more

Cheapest airline tickets? How to save money on flights and airfare

There are many ways to save money on flights. But booking airfare on a certain day of the week isn’t one of them, according to data from Google Flights. Booking mid-week — and especially Tuesdays around midnight — is often cited as the best time to purchase flights. But in the past five years, US … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? It’s where Singaporeans want to travel

Some 49% of Singaporeans say they are considering Japan for their next vacation abroad, according to the market research firm YouGov. Interest may be even higher among young citizens. Some 68% of Singaporeans aged 16 to 24 years old indicated they are considering Japan for their “next vacation,” compared to 37% of those aged 55 … Read more

New Zealand’s borders are fully reopening after more than two years

After more than two years, New Zealand is fully reopening its borders and welcoming back all international travelers. The country is reopening on July 31, some three months earlier than previously announced. Earlier this year, New Zealand’s borders were opened to Australians and citizens of 60 places that do not need visas to enter, including … Read more

The cheapest and most expensive cities in Europe to visit this year

It may seem paradoxical, but a trip to Europe may be a way to save money on travel this year. Amid a global scramble to find ways to save money while travelling, hotel rates dropped in many European cities. Average airfares originating from the United States are also down, according to travel specialists. Another boon … Read more

What’s required to travel to Thailand? Only one Covid document now

Travelers wondering what it’s like to visit Thailand now may be interested to know the country is “allowing almost everything” again. That’s according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), the governmental entity responsible for promoting tourism to the country. Masks are no longer required, and the country’s color-coded system – which placed limits that … Read more

Where do French people travel in France? Cote d’Azur Burgundy Brittany

International travelers may prioritize visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre when they visit France. But French residents have other ideas. Border restrictions during the pandemic largely gave locals the chance to explore their country without foreign tourists, which in 2019 numbered some 90 million. The French did not squander the opportunity. More than … Read more

Inflation is dampening July 4 fun. How to save on a holiday barbecue

Fotografia Inc. | E + | Getty Images Nothing says Independence Day like a good, old-fashioned barbecue. In keeping with tradition, most Americans – roughly 60% – plan to grill this weekend, and 53% will get together with friends and family, according to a recent report by market research firm Numerator. “Consumers want to celebrate … Read more

How to find a hidden spy camera in hotel rooms and rental homes

Nearly 60% of Americans said they were worried about hidden cameras in Airbnb homes in 2019. And 11% of vacation home renters said they had discovered a hidden camera during a stay, according to a survey by the real estate investment company IPX1031. Spy cameras are not a new problem. In South Korea, more than … Read more