Year: 2020

Travel + Leisure’s Let’s Go Together Podcast Nominated to iHeartRadio Podcast Awards 2021 | State

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Meredith Corporation‘s (NYSE: MDP) Travel + Leisure announces that its Let’s Go Together podcast is nominated for the third annual iHeartRadio Podcast Awards in the Travel Podcast category. The winners will be announced on a virtual broadcast stream January 21, 2021 at 9 p.m. local time.

“Travel + Leisure is honored to be considered for this prestigious award. Let’s Go Together amplifies diverse voices and their unique travel experience. In a time when travel is limited and inclusivity is imperative, we could all use inspiration to explore and gain new perspective on cultures and communities both near and far,” says Travel + Leisure Digital Content Director Deanne Kaczerski.

Let’s Go Together with Host Kellee Edwards, an award-winning travel expert, launched in Spring 2020 with weekly episodes that have featured an array of travelers with a wide range of experiences and

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Travel and transport stocks nosedive as countries ban flights from UK

British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner passenger aircraft as seen on final approach flying, touching down, landing and taxiing in Amsterdam Schiphol AMS EHAM International airport in the Netherlands at Polderbaan runway. The wide-body modern and advanced airplane of BA has the registration G-ZBJG and is powered by 2x RR Rolls Royce jet engines. British Airways is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom UK connecting London Heathrow in England to the Dutch city Amsterdam. BAW Speedbird is owned by IAG International Airlines Group and is member of Oneworld aviation alliance. The world passenger traffic declined during the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic era with the industry struggling to survive. Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 18, 2020 (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A raft of countries have banned travel from the UK, with Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Israel, first announcing a travel ban on Sunday. The news knocked travel stocks on Monday. Photo: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Travel, leisure and transport stocks were some of the biggest decliners in the market on Monday after a new variant of the coronavirus in the South East of England forced the UK government to introduce fresh lockdown measures.

British Airways owner IAG (IAG.L) slumped as much as 16% after the opening bell, with jet maker Rolls-Royce (RR.L) not far behind, down 14% in early trade.

Shares recovered slightly during the day but still ended firmly in the red. IAG and Rolls closed 8% and 3% lower, respectively.

EasyJet (EZJ.L) dropped 7% and Ryanair (RYA.L) lost 5%, while cruise-ship operator Carnival (CCL.L)

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Tier 4 and Christmas travel rules explained

Warning sign: Heathrow Airport  Terminal 5, now within Tier 4 (Simon Calder)
Warning sign: Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, now within Tier 4 (Simon Calder)

More than 16 million people in London, parts of the south east and east of England have been placed into a new Tier 4, with extremely strict travel regulations. In addition, the Christmas easing allowing three households to mix has been reduced to a single day: 25 December.

“This is not the moment to have unnecessary travel,” says the government’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty.

These are the key questions and answers, starting with the tier 4 rules that now apply to residents of Greater London as well as all or parts of Surrey, Kent, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, East Sussex and Buckinghamshire.

I have just been told I am in tier 4. What does that mean for travel?

Unless there is an essential reason for you to travel – for work, education, medical treatment, caring responsibilities and

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Jim Cramer: Here’s Betting on Boeing and the Airlines Taking Flight

What will people do when it is all clear to travel? Will people go away? Or is that a chimerical wish on the part of a whole service industry dependent upon what Americans do best: spend money on travel and leisure?

These questions are at the crux of a huge number of moves, everything from Marriott (MAR) to Disney (DIS) . But the most important piece of the puzzle is the big-ticket industry that has a huge amount at stake: aerospace, specifically the airlines and Boeing (BA) , the company that makes what the airlines need if people go back to their old ways and that is a holding of my Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust.

Oddly, in a world ruled by facts, figures and spreadsheets it all comes down to two sentiments: optimism and pessimism. Will people be too scared to travel, scared of getting the disease, or

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