Carnival shares fall on ballooning costs, dragging cruise stocks lower

The brand new Carnival Cruise Line ship Mardi Gras, docked at Port Canaveral, Florida, on July 30, 2021. Joe Burbank | Orlando Sentinel | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Shares of Carnival fell below their pandemic lows Friday after the cruising company posted third-quarter earnings that revealed higher costs associated with inflation, supply chain … Read more

Hurricane hunter: Flight to Hurricane Ian ‘worst I’ve ever been on’

(CNN) — An aerospace engineer who flew into Hurricane Ian in the early morning hours Wednesday said the flight was the worst of his career. “This flight to Hurricane #Ian on Kermit (#NOAA42) was the worst I’ve ever been on. I’ve never seen so much lightning in an eye,” hurricane hunter Nick Underwood said on … Read more

Cuba begins to turn on lights after Ian blacks out island

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials said they had begun to restore some power Wednesday after Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity to the entire island while devastating some of the country’s most important tobacco farms when it hit the island’s western tip as a major storm. At least two people were reported killed. The Energy and … Read more

Economy flights from Moscow to Dubai hitting $5,000 as Russians flee

The airline industry has been hamstrung by a perfect storm of challenges over recent weeks, from labor shortages and supply disruptions to rising fuel prices. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — One-way economy flights from Moscow to Dubai are going for as much as $5,000 and many have completely … Read more

Queenie Tan shares European shopping hack in viral TikTok

The best thing about shopping in Europe, is just that, shopping in Europe. Why? because most of what’s on offer isn’t yet available in Australia. And to help sweeten the experience, Aussies can get money back on tax for shopping – but it comes with “loops and holes”. Sydney woman and finance influencer Queenie Tan, … Read more

Hurricane Ian strikes Cuba, Florida braces for winds, floods

HAVANA (AP) — Hurricane Ian tore into western Cuba as a major hurricane Tuesday and left 1 million people without electricity, then churned on a collision course with Florida over warm Gulf waters amid expectations it would strengthen into a catastrophic Category 4 storm. Ian made landfall in Cuba’s Pinar del Rio province, where officials … Read more

Walt Disney World, Universal to close Florida parks

Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World. Roberto Machado Noa | Lightrocket | Getty Images As Hurricane Ian nears the west coast of Florida, the Walt Disney Company and Comcast’s Universal Studios are preparing to close their Orlando-based theme parks for at least two days. Disney announced Tuesday that Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic … Read more

What is required to travel to Hong Kong? Many, many tests

Travelers headed to Hong Kong no longer need to quarantine in a hotel upon arrival. But they will have to submit to a barrage of Covid tests. They can go to work, take public transportation and go to supermarkets, but for the first three days, travelers can’t go into “high-risk premises” such as restaurants, bars … Read more

Biden administration seeks new rules on airline fee disclosures

Travelers at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in the Queens borough of New York, US, on Friday, July 2, 2022. As travel is ramping up for the July 4th holiday, staffing shortages are causing problems for some of the nations largest airlines. Angus Mordant | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden plans to announce new rules … Read more