49ers have the NFL’s worst travel distance disadvantage


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The 2021 NFL schedule won’t be easy for the 49ers from a travel perspective.

San Francisco has the most net travel miles in the NFL in 2021, according to ESPN. The 49ers will travel nearly 8,000 miles more than their opponents, round trip.

The 49ers will also travel more than 28,000 miles over the course of the 2021 season, the most of any team. But net travel miles matter more than total distance traveled, because net travel miles factor in how far your opponent is traveling, too. Traveling to London may take a lot out of you, but

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U.S. to Review Travel, School Covid Guidance After New Mask Rule


The Biden administration will begin updating its guidance for travel and other sectors — likely further relaxing rules across the U.S. after largely lifting its mask mandate for vaccinated people.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people could go without a mask in most settings, even indoors in large crowds, in what was a key milestone in the U.S. path out of the pandemic.

Other steps will follow. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said Friday that the agency would update guidance for travel, schools and other things, and the White House is signaling to government

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Mexico COVID Travel Restrictions: A State-By-State Guide


Here’s what each phase generally mandates:

Green: States in the green phase are largely open, with only social distancing and mask requirements in place for public places and at businesses.

Yellow: States designated as yellow have some reduced capacity requirements in place for public spaces that may become crowded: Hotel lobbies, restaurants, beaches, theaters, shops, and tourist attractions must operate at about 70 percent capacity or less (exact limits depend on the state case count), and bars and clubs are closed.

Orange: States categorized as orange have a tighter capacity limits. Hotel lobbies, restaurants, and tourist attractions are limited to

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Airbnb chief predicts ‘travel rebound of the century’


Airbnb’s chief executive on Thursday predicted the “travel rebound of the century” as the home-rental company reported first-quarter revenues that pointed to a strong recovery in the US holiday market.

Airbnb’s quarterly revenue of $887m was up 5 per cent on the same period last year as guests paid higher rates for bigger and more rural properties. Wall Street had expected $721m in revenue for the quarter.

The number of bookings — 64.4m — was up 13 per cent on last year’s first quarter, while the average daily rate was $160, up 35 per cent year-on-year.

Pointing to Thursday’s guidance

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Where to Travel in Summer 2021: How to Score Deals, Navigate Covid Restrictions and More


TO THOSE planning any travel this summer more ambitious than a road trip to grandma’s house: brace yourselves. Relief in getting away will quite often be tempered by crowds and confusion.

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recently announced that they’re preparing to fly more than 90% of their domestic, and 80% of their international seat capacity, a dramatic reversal from the extreme lows of 2020. Show up in a sunny destination like Hawaii, Florida or Las Vegas without rental car and hotel reservations locked down, and you’re gambling on being left out in the cold. Europe, meanwhile, will present its own set of

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Airlines Beg To Restart Flights, Worried That June Decision Is Too Late


The news on the reopening of the U.K./U.S. border is gradually becoming more promising–the U.S. has downgraded the U.K. from a Level 4: ‘Do Not Travel’ to a Level 3: ‘Reconsider Travel’ and the U.K. is reopening its borders to some countries on 17 May.

However, industry professionals are begging the countries to make a decision before it becomes too late to really profit from the summer travel season.

The U.S. has downgraded

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Australia’s Never-Ending Travel Ban – The New York Times


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This week, it was reported that travel restrictions to and from Australia are likely to remain in place until mid-2022. For some, this won’t matter much at all — many Australians are far more grateful for the safety of our isolation than worried about the inability to travel or have overseas visitors. For others, travel has been an integral way of life, and this news comes as a disappointment and inconvenience. And then there are the thousands and thousands of people

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Inflation: Used cars, travel and furniture are just some of many things that are getting more expensive

Nearly all major components of the government’s inflation measure increased in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.

US consumer prices in April increased 4.2% from a year earlier, more than the 3.6% economists had predicted. It was the biggest 12-month increase since September 2008, the height of the financial crisis.

Prices rose 0.8% on a seasonally adjusted basis between March and April — also more than analysts had expected.

Stripping out more volatile food and energy prices, core inflation was 3% in the 12-month period through April, the biggest increase since January 1996. For the month, core prices … Read More

Hong Kong travel bubble likely delayed, new restrictions


A woman jogs past a cordoned off Merlion Park on June 12, 2020 in Singapore.

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SINGAPORE — Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index fell 3% after the government announced further tightening in Covid-19 restrictions and the likelihood that the air travel bubble with Hong Kong may be delayed again.

Aviation-related stocks were hit hard. Singapore Airlines dived 6.7% while SATS, an aviation catering and airport ground handling firm, fell 6.5%.

The Singapore government said Friday it’s “very likely” that the travel bubble with Hong Kong will not begin on May 26 as planned. It comes as

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Singapore tightens COVID-19 measures, travel bubble unlikely


Singapore further tightened its COVID-19 measures as it sought to control an increase in untraceable coronavirus infections

From Sunday until June 13, gatherings will be limited to two people, and restaurants can only provide delivery or takeout services. Companies will have to make working from home the default for employees who are able to do so.

“A pattern of local unlinked community cases has

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