Hawaiian Airlines in line for 654M in federal aid

Hawaiian Airlines, forced to drastically reduce its operations during the coronavirus pandemic, could secure as much as $654 million in federal aid. The airline’s application under the Cares Act can yield roughly $290 million in payroll support and additional loans,…

Various Destination Tourism Campaigns Promise to 'Wait for You'

With the coronavirus outbreak came travel bans and stay-at-home orders that have made even travel between states difficult. While several popular U.S. tourist destinations are eager to resume business, others have launched new tourism campaigns to remind future travelers that…

St Kitts and Nevis Pledges $120 Million for COVID-19 Relief

St. Kitts and Nevis has pledged $120 million to protect local businesses, jobs and the economy during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris confirmed plans for the stimulus package to BBC World News this week. “Tourism…

Chile Launches Campaign to Inspire Future Travel

WHY IT RATES: This new online content series incorporates music, apps, movies and more in order for future travelers to learn about this destination while they stay safely at home. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor Travel to Chile From Your Smartphone…

That Summer: Braving the borders of a new Siberia in 1995

This piece was originally published as part of The Independent’s That Summer series. Find out more about it here. “Phoo, Misha, phoo!” The usual Russian response to irksome animals wasn’t working: Misha, a three-month-old bear, looking as cuddly as any self-respecting…

Hornbuckle named acting CEO of MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts International has named long-time executive Bill Hornbuckle acting CEO and president, replacing outgoing chairman and CEO Jim Murren. A four-decade veteran of the gaming industry, Hornbuckle previously served as MGM’s president and COO. Prior to that he was…

Escape to Jamaica Through Instagram Live

With travel so limited and social distancing almost mandatory amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is using its Instagram account to lift the spirits of followers who are stuck at home. On Friday, April 3 at 9:00…