Month: December 2020

2 Best Travel/Destination Stocks to Watch in January

There was a great deal of talk on travel stocks this year. Many new, young investors targeted hard-hit cruise ship and airline stocks, jumping at the chance to buy cheap shares after the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Going into January, we are going to have a clearer picture on the progress of vaccinations, and how the holidays affected case counts. As those vaccinations begin and progress, it’s going to set up the potential for travel and destination stocks to start getting a better sales environment. Here are two stocks worth watching in January.

The king of parks

Disney (NYSE:DIS)

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Planning holiday travel? Check COVID-19 travel restrictions by state

In response to a record number of new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths, some states are reimposing stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions ahead of the winter holidays.

Many Americans are considering whether to proceed with their Christmas, New Year’s or other holiday trips as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging them not to travel and to get tested before and after if they do.

“Cases are rising. Hospitalizations are increasing, Deaths are increasing. We need to try to bend the curve, stop this exponential increase,” Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, said

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Here’s how to pick a safe destination

Here’s a trick question: Where’s the safest place to travel during the pandemic surge? Is it somewhere nearby? Or a squeaky-clean destination that takes its disinfecting really seriously?

You probably already know the answer is. It’s nowhere. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned against travel during the holiday season. And in a perfect world, people would stay home as the COVID-19 pandemic enters its most dangerous phase yet.

But we don’t live in a perfect world. 

Picking a safe destination means first eliminating the most dangerous places – the ones with high COVID-19 infection rates. Then

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Popular travel destination Lake Tahoe closing to tourists amid COVID-19 surge

A popular vacation destination is shutting down to travelers through Christmas amid rising COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Lake Tahoe vacation travel will be banned starting Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The ban will be in place for at least three weeks, meaning travelers will have to stay away from the popular ski destination over Christmas and through the end of the year.

“Unfortunately, yet again, Tahoe is closed,” Chris Fiore, South Lake Tahoe communications manager, told the Chronicle. “If we can get things under control in the next three weeks, we can reopen just in time for New Year’s.”

The ban will be in place for at least three weeks, meaning travelers will have to stay away from the popular ski destination over Christmas vacation time and through the end of the year.

The ban

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