Passport-free travel in Singapore is here, but not where you may think

Singapore made global headlines last year when the government announced that biometric processing will replace travel document verifications at Changi Airport in the first half of 2024. But the city-state is going... Read more »

Where and how the wealthy travel is changing

Heli-skiing on virgin snow in Antarctica for a cool $2.2 million. A polar bear safari in an “off-limits” area of Norway’s Svalbard for $300,000. How about tracking snow leopards in the Himalayas... Read more »

Boeing CEO Calhoun took home $5M last year ahead of 737 Max crisis

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., before meeting with a group of senators on Jan. 24, 2024. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images Outgoing... Read more »

Alaska Airlines says Boeing paid it $160 million for 737 Max 9 grounding

The fuselage plug area of Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX, which was forced to make an emergency landing with a gap in the fuselage, is seen during its investigation by... Read more »

UK Billionaire Lewis Deserves Leniency for Insider Tips, US Says

British billionaire Joe Lewis would be sufficiently punished with less than a year and a half in prison for passing secret corporate information to his private pilots and girlfriend, US prosecutors told... Read more »

What is civet coffee? PETA issues a new warning to Bali tourists

If the idea of drinking civet cat coffee, which is made from feces from the Asian palm civet, is a turn-off, there may be yet another reason to rethink the drink. This... Read more »

Upstart airlines Avelo, Breeze prepare for a profitable year

The inaugural flight of an Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-800 takes off from Hollywood Burbank Airport to Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa on April 28, 2021. Patrick T. Fallon |... Read more »

Chinese tourists are fueling a recovery in Asia-Pacific’s travel industry

Outbound passengers queue up to check in at Yantai Penglai International Airport on February 9, 2023 in Yantai, Shandong Province of China.  Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images Asia-Pacific’s travel... Read more »

Corporate Jet Use by Ultra-Wealthy Is Latest IRS Crackdown Push

The IRS is bringing the hammer down on the ultra-wealthy’s abuse of tax breaks on the use of corporate jets. The agency will begin three to four dozen new audits this spring... Read more »

What the job is like and how much they make

Lucy Alexandra Spencer spent 16 weeks abroad last year in Oman, France, Switzerland and Portugal. Unlike with most people, traveling is how she earns — rather than spends — money. The trips... Read more »

Companies make 2024 the year of cost cuts

Mathisworks | Digitalvision Vectors | Getty Images Corporate America has a message for Wall Street: It’s serious about cutting costs this year. From toy and cosmetics makers to office software sellers, executives... Read more »

The Eastern & Oriental luxury train is back — here’s what it costs

After nearly four years, the Eastern & Oriental Express is back on the rails.     The train, which is operated by the luxury travel company Belmond, this week welcomed its first set... Read more »

Japan’s 2024 Cherry Blossom Season Will be Cheaper Thanks to Weak Yen (JPY/USD)

Japan’s famed cherry blossom season is just around the corner and — thanks to the weak yen — this year may be a particularly affordable time to see nature’s spectacular displays in... Read more »

Flights attendants push airlines for higher wages

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JANUARY 24: American Airlines workers picket at O’Hare International Airport on January 24, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. The workers, mostly flight attendants with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants... Read more »

Record number of travelers visit city this winter

For many Chinese, Harbin conjures images of ice and steel, a city both cold and tough. But this winter, the heavily industrialized city morphed into a warmly welcoming host, drawing in a... Read more »

Hainan Airlines hands out Rokid AR glasses for in-flight entertainment

A passenger tries out a pair of Rokid AR glasses on a Hainan Airlines flight in China. Rokid BEIJING — Hainan Airlines this week started letting passengers on some routes use Rokid’s... Read more »

Here’s what it may look like

The kingdom of Bhutan is planning a “mindfulness city” that, if built, will cover some 2.5% of the country — an area larger than Singapore. Plans show the 1,000-square-kilometer city will be... Read more »

Taylor Swift Demands 21-Year-Old Stop Tracking Her Private Jet

Taylor Swift’s attorneys have threatened legal action against a college student who tracks the private jet trips of the pop star and other rich and famous people. “You have engaged in stalking... Read more »

John Paulson Loses Bid to Dismiss Puerto Rico Partner’s Fraud Suit

John Paulson must face a fraud claim by his former Puerto Rico business partner over a $17 million investment in a luxury car dealership, though a federal judge threw out other parts... Read more »