Travel & Leisure

Ireland adds U.S., France, Italy to tough hotel quarantine regime

By Padraic Halpin

DUBLIN (Reuters) -Ireland added the United States, Canada, Belgium, France and Italy to its list of countries where arrivals will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine, tightening some of Europe’s toughest travel restrictions to try to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Ireland, the only one of the European Union’s 27 countries to introduce a hotel quarantine, announced it will also require all arrivals to have booked a COVID-19 test for five days after landing in addition to one taken in the days before travelling.

It followed neighbouring Britain in bringing in the regime for people from countries

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Will travel costs change as vaccines roll out?

By Sam Kemmis, Nerdwallet

The cost of travel will slowly rebound from historic lows as more people receive COVID-19 vaccinations and book long-deferred trips, according to industry experts.

This time last year, air traffic in the U.S. plummeted, with 95% fewer travelers passing through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in April 2020 compared with April 2019. This reduced demand led to a corresponding decrease in airfare prices.

The average cost of a domestic round-trip ticket in the second quarter of 2020 dropped 28% from the same period in 2019, down to $259, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Few

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3 Top Travel Stocks to Watch in April

With travel restrictions starting to ease up, vaccination rates on the rise, and the economy starting to heat up it’s easy to see why vacation stocks are hot again. Cabin fever is turning into holiday booking fever, and the travel industry can’t wait to make up for lost time. 

Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL), Airbnb (NASDAQ:ABNB), and Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) are some of my favorite travel stocks right now. I’m avoiding the obvious airline and hotel choices because I think corporate travel will take a lot longer to come around than leisure getaways.

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Best travel credit cards for April 2021

It’s happening! After more than a year of pandemic -related travel restrictions, rising vaccination rates are making it safer and safer for people to hit the road once more. That means that if you cancelled a trip due to COVID-19 in 2020, it’s time to start planning a vacation to make up for it. A big vacation. And when you’re planning a big vacation, the very first thing you should do — even if that trip is months away — is apply for a travel credit card.

You see, travel credit card membership has some pretty serious benefits. First, these

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