Ponzi-style schemes to pay bookings

The Grand Palladium resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, was a swank respite in March for Leigh Anne Belcher and her daughter until they got a call to stop by the front desk about a billing question. 

Their travel agency, swamped with coronavirus cancellations, had abruptly closed its doors and disconnected its phone lines – and refused to pay the hotel for the room even though Belcher had paid the agency in full for the trip.

On the spot, Belcher had to come up with thousands of dollars to pay the upscale hotel, which threatened to call authorities and advised the front-gate attendants to make sure no one escaped without paying. When she and her daughter tried to head home to Lexington, Kentucky, they had to shell out more money; their flight had been canceled, and the airline wouldn’t allow them to change it since it, too, was booked by

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Viva Las remote office? Allegiant Air to pitch ‘work from Vegas’ travel packages to boost bookings

No-frills Allegiant Air unapologetically caters to vacationers, but the crushing coronavirus pandemic has it scouting a new type of traveler, too.

The Las Vegas-based airline in late August plans to start peddling work-from-Las Vegas travel packages, including nonstop airline tickets and a hotel room. The pitch: Fly, stay, work and play.

“We’re working with a top Las Vegas casino resort operator to capture opportunities presented by the rise in remote working,” Scott DeAngelo, the airline’s chief marketing officer, teased on the airline’s earnings call Wednesday. “The business traveler paying on the corporate card is now giving way to the individual travelers paying their own way to work remote,  but away from home.”

The targets: professionals in larger cities Allegiant serves, including Oakland, California; Cincinnati; Indianapolis; Rockford, Illinois, outside Chicago; and even close-by Phoenix, DeAngelo said in an interview with USA TODAY.

Allegiant is hoping you'll hop a plane for a new remote-work experience.
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Once upon a time, a little version of you may have graced your family’s holiday card. Now you’re the one creating your own season’s greetings — and you need a site that will help you do it, whatever your goal or aesthetic. Maybe you want to express your holiday cheer with snaps of you and your friends and accompany it with some witty holiday truism. Maybe you want to embrace the weirdness of the 2020 holiday season. Maybe you’re more the bleak, Instagram snowscape type. Or, maybe you like rich letterpress cards with tasteful typography. Whatever your vision, you want to reach out to loved ones with stylish and personalized good wishes for the year ahead.Fortunately, creating a just-right-for-you card no longer involves hours spent trolling bargain bins at bookstores or sitting at home with Love Actually playing in the background, licking

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(AAL), (BKNG) – 2 Travel Stocks To Watch That Reached New Highs In 2020 (And No, They Aren’t Airline Or Cruise Stocks)

While some may consider these consumer discretionaries as “epicenter stocks,” it’s safe to say that there’s a much more specific focus on travel stocks as a whole of late. A bucket of cold water was thrown onto travel and leisure stocks during the first quarter of the year. Everything from airline stocks to cruise stocks, hotels, and casinos; all were hit hard by the restrictions brought by the coronavirus pandemic. Obviously, this extended into all areas of this space including restaurants, night clubs, and, of course, car rental stocks. 

Year-to-date, Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE: DAL) is still down 30%, American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) is down 49%, and United Airlines Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UAL) is down 51%. While these might’ve recovered since March, there’s still quite a long way to go. 

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