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By Maggie Brown, WRAL Multiplatform Producer Raleigh, North Carolina — In an effort to boost rural North Carolina’s economy, VisitNC and Airbnb are teaming up to highlight small-town stays. Last year, new Airbnb hosts in North Carolina earned a total of $75 million — and that doesn’t include the extra bonus local businesses receive when … Read more

The Holiday Guru answers your questions about flight cancellations and passport arrears

The Holiday Guru is always available to answer your questions. As summer vacation approaches, he advises readers on everything from tackling airport queues and renewing passports to dealing with flight cancellations. Here’s how to save your summer getaway… The Holiday Guru advises readers on everything from tackling airport queues and renewing passports to dealing with … Read more

The rustic, no-frills vacation you should book now

Photo: DENIS LOVROVIC/AFP (Getty Images) I gave birth to my first goat in 2019. Technically it was two goats, twin girls, who both needed to be heated with a hair dryer while the goat herder cared for their stoic mother. Without socks and in pajamas, I was called in at around 6:30 a.m. to help … Read more

Carnival Unveils Surprise Response to Royal Caribbean’s CocoCay

You can’t watch TV without seeing ads for Royal Caribbean (RLC) – Get the Royal Caribbean Group Report. The cruise line has been one of the top travel brands on TV. Many of these ads feature images of CocoCay, the company reinvented private island in the Bahamas. The island has completely changed the game of … Read more

The calm side of Ibiza? We love it! Explore the island’s serene coves and chic hotels

The smell of sardines cooked on a grill wafts over tiny Cala Mastella, where pine trees line a pebble beach and the water is as clear as glass. A blackboard outside the small bar – known as the chiringuito – announces its simple menu: sole, sardines and calamari, all fresh from the sea. Lunch in … Read more

Airbnb has made the biggest change to its platform in 10 years

Summer 2022 is travel season, there’s no doubt about it. It’s the first time in more than two years that fully vaccinated people can (mostly) confidently circumnavigate the globe without major restrictions. The fact that most of us are still working from home doesn’t hurt either. The nomadic lifestyle is calling, and avid travel adventurers … Read more

Carnival Cruise Line adds an all-inclusive offer

At first glance, cruises look like an all-inclusive vacation. The reality is that although some cruise lines offer all-inclusive packages (Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) – Get the report from Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. notably), Royal Caribbean International (RLC) – Get the Royal Caribbean Group Report and Carnival Cruise Lines (CCA) – Get the Carnival … Read more

London’s best rooftop bars revealed, from Covent Garden to Waterloo

Rooftop bars bring the high life to London: Six hidden waterholes that offer stunning views of the city that even the locals don’t know, from Covent Garden to Waterloo DJs play relaxing sunset sets at the Radio Rooftop Bar on the edge of Covent Garden Skylight Bar in Wapping has a croquet lawn and serves … Read more

Dubai airport traffic could reach pre-Covid levels in early 2024: CEO

Air passenger traffic in Dubai could reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024, a year earlier than expected, said Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths. Karim Sahib | AFP | Getty Images Air passenger traffic in Dubai could reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024, a year earlier than expected, said Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths. “We recorded 13.6 million … Read more