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Air travel system ‘very brittle,’ says Transportation Secretary Buttigieg

(CNN) — Air traffic disruptions have plagued summer travelers, and this past weekend was no exception. Friday was the worst day for cancellations since mid-June, with 1,613 US flights canceled, according to data from flight tracking site FlightAware. And cancellations kept stacking up over the weekend. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is not happy with the …

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Europe’s remote, lost-in-time villages – BBC Travel

One of the most interesting of these artisans is Marinel Györfi, who has revived traditional Saschiz blue pottery in the Saxon village of the same name, 20km north of Viscri. In a workshop at his Atelier de Ceramică Saschiz, at the end of a narrow lane opposite the village’s towering fortified church, I watched him …

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Japan is open to travel. So why aren’t tourists coming back?

That is especially striking in Japan, which reopened to much fanfare in June 2022, just in time for peak travel season. Between June 10 and July 10, the country welcomed about 1,500 leisure tourists, according to data from Japan’s Immigration Services Agency. That’s down 95% from the same period in 2019, before the pandemic. So …

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Japan is open to travel. So why aren’t tourists coming back?

That is especially striking in Japan, which reopened to much fanfare in June 2022, just in time for peak travel season. Between June 10 and July 10, the country welcomed about 1,500 leisure tourists, according to data from Japan’s Immigration Services Agency. That’s down 95% from the same period in 2019, before the pandemic. So …

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JetBlue won the battle for Spirit. Now it has to win over Biden’s Justice Department

JetBlue Airways finally won over Spirit Airlines with a $3.8 billion takeover deal. Now it needs to win over antitrust regulators. The New York-based airline snatched Spirit away Frontier Airlines with an all-cash offer that torpedoed the cash-and-stock deal the two discount airlines had forged earlier this year. Hours after Spirit and Frontier said they …

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Tourist books Bali Airbnb, finds it’s abandoned and ‘overgrown’

There wasn’t anyone to leave a bad review of. To celebrate a month of living in the Indonesian province of Bali, New Zealand-born traveler Bree Robertson recently decided to book herself a “romantic getaway” in an eastern village. Only, when she arrived at the retreat, she discovered that the villa was totally abandoned. “When you …

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Tourist books Bali Airbnb, finds it’s abandoned and ‘overgrown’

There wasn’t anyone to leave a bad review of. To celebrate a month of living in the Indonesian province of Bali, New Zealand-born traveler Bree Robertson recently decided to book herself a “romantic getaway” in an eastern village. Only, when she arrived at the retreat, she discovered that the villa was totally abandoned. “When you …

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