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US DOT approves Delta, Latam joint venture

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved the joint venture between Delta Air Lines and Latam, first announced in September 2019, the carriers announced Friday. The joint venture will allow passengers to access more than 300 destinations between the United States and Canada and the South American countries of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and […]

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South Korea lifts all COVID travel restrictions

The decision was made taking into account the gradual decline in infections in the country Starting this Saturday – October 1 – visitors to Korea are no longer required to undergo PCR tests upon arrival. The announcement was made by health authorities in South Korea on Friday, given the gradual decline in infections in the […]

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Travel agencies and hotels expect surge in revenue after borders reopen in October

Taipei, Sep 29 (CNA) Travel agencies and hoteliers in Taiwan predict that pent-up travel demand will soon boost their revenues as the country is set to reopen its borders to all inbound and outbound visitors traveling independently or in tour groups October 13. The Cabinet announced on Thursday that it would allow entry to visitors […]

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Heathrow loses top spot as world’s most connected airport

Chicago O’Hare has been named the world’s most connected airport, knocking London Heathrow out of the top spot after the UK’s busiest airport, which ranked number one in 2019, fell ranked 22nd in the latest Megahubs report released this week by aviation specialist OAG. The report, last published in 2019, highlights how slower recovery patterns […]

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Aer Lingus will add a new route in Cleveland for summer 2023

Irish airline Aer Lingus is stepping up transatlantic operations with plans to launch a new route to Cleveland, Ohio, as part of its 2023 summer schedule. The new Dublin-Cleveland service will take off on May 19, 2023, operating four times a week with connections from nine UK airports. It will be the carrier’s fifteenth transatlantic […]

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Unbanked States of America: Life Outside the Financial System

mohamed_hassan /Pixabay Being part of America’s financial system hasn’t always been easy, but in recent years the number of unbanked citizens, those who live without checking or savings accounts or credit unions, has slowly but surely declined. In a report of the findings of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), approximately 5.4% of US households were […]

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Cheap travel destinations around the world in 2022

There are places to travel in 2022 that will allow you to go longer, enjoy a higher standard of living and save more money. Laos In the era of budget backpacking in Southeast Asia, Laos was one of two destinations where travelers could keep their budget at $30/day, although accommodation was slightly more expensive than […]

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Virgin Atlantic joins the SkyTeam alliance

Virgin Atlantic will join the SkyTeam airline alliance from early 2023, when it will become the group’s first and only UK-based carrier. The move of long-haul specialist Virgin Atlantic will give SkyTeam a much bigger presence in the crucial European hub of London Heathrow airport, with airline CEO Shai Weiss saying ‘SkyTeam being in London […]

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Travel agencies are crushing it in 2022, and the year isn’t over yet: Travel Weekly

The proof of pent-up travel demand has arrived: for many travel agencies, 2022 is shaping up to be their best sales year, with forecast numbers eclipsing pre-pandemic years. At some agencies, sales have already surpassed 2019 totals, with a full quarter remaining in the year. Some agencies jumped on the recovery last year, but growth […]

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Canada, Japan and Hong Kong among travel destinations ending Covid travel restrictions

Get smarter in just 5 minutes Get the daily email that makes reading the news truly enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free. Happy World Tourism Day – the world is (finally) in your oyster again. Canada kicked off the party by announcing yesterday that it was lifting its vaccine requirements to enter the country, […]

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Barbados has just lifted all of its travel restrictions

Traveling to Barbados is now like before the pandemic. The island has officially lifted all of its travel health restrictions, the destination announced this week. This means that there are no more testing requirements to visit Barbados, whether you are vaccinated or not. And that also means that no proof of vaccination is required either. […]

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Hong Kongers flock to travel agencies as entry limits to relax

Many Hong Kongers have gathered at travel agencies for overseas travel information as the “0+3” quarantine measure will be in effect from Monday. Citizens were seen queuing outside several travel agencies in Mongkok. According to the agencies, people mainly inquire about air tickets and travel to Japan and Europe. “I would be willing […]

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Affordable Travel Destinations in Latin America

For backpackers looking for entertainment on a budget, Latin America is a region where they can find enjoyable destinations without having to spend a lot. Here are four Latin American destinations that can be visited on a very low budget. THE ADVERTISEMENT trendy now Ecuador Quito is one of the most important cities and is […]

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Follow Canada’s lead in easing COVID-19 travel restrictions, US lawmakers urge

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in the northern United States applaud reports that Canada is set to drop COVID-19 vaccination rules for foreign visitors and want President Joe Biden’s administration to do the same . Montana Senator Jon Tester, a Democrat, wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week urging him to lift the requirement to […]

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New Brunswick border businesses hope easing travel restrictions will boost visitors

The federal government plans to drop its border requirements for COVID-19 vaccines by the end of September and make the ArriveCan app optional. However, New Brunswick border businesses that rely on Americans say the damage is already done. “If that happens, we may resume promoting our business to local Americans who have been unable to […]

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10 travel destinations known for their refined atmosphere

Traveling is a great way to see new places and learn about different cultures. However, not all travel destinations are created equal. Some places are known for their refined atmosphere and elegant setting. They offer a higher level of sophistication and are perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life. If you’re looking […]

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Air France adds five new routes to its winter schedule

Air France will introduce five new routes from its main Paris Charles de Gaulle hub for the winter season as its seasonal capacity returns to “close” to pre-Covid levels. The new connections from Paris CDG airport will be to New York-Newark, Tromso in Norway and Kittilä in Finland, as well as Innsbruck and Salzburg in […]

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Europe Travel Agency Industry Report 2022 with Viajes El Corte Ingles, Hotelbeds Group, Avoris Retail Division and Tui – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Travel Agencies in Europe – Industry Market Research Report” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. This report covers the scope, size, layout, and growth of the industry, including key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five-year industry forecasts, growth rates, and an analysis of the major industry players and their market […]

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Travel bookings ahead of Saudi National Day increase by 141%

Bookings from Saudi Arabia for travel between September 22 and 25, ahead of the Saudi national holiday on September 22, soared 141% in August from the previous month, according to Skyscanner, a major market travel. In the past week alone, the week starting September 5, bookings for the Saudi National Day holiday period have increased […]

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New Tallahassee banking initiative to help low-income communities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Labarron Smith has co-owned and operated Empire Fitness on North Monroe Street in Tallahassee for more than a month. He said his love of fitness and healthy living inspired him to start his own gym. “It’s something I’ve always loved and always believed in, I mean my major is exercise science,” […]

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Travel agencies are closing their offices and laying off their staff

Plane By AYOOLA OLAOLUWA The operations of travel agencies operating in the country have come under severe strain with the decision by foreign airlines to block them from accessing their websites to purchase tickets for potential travellers, Business Hallmark has learned. Over the past few months, the sector and, by extension, the entire aviation industry […]

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Cook Islands drops all remaining COVID travel restrictions – Travel Weekly

The Cook Islands has dropped the last of its COVID restrictions for incoming travelers with the removal of all COVID vaccination requirements. Announcing the decision, Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown described the withdrawal as another step to recovering what COVID-19 has taken away. “The removal of these latest restrictions means that as a country […]

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US government plans to regulate ‘buy now, pay later’ loan companies

According to reports, the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) plans to regulate “buy now, pay later” companies. Reports claim that due to the rapid growth of financial products companies such as Klarna and Affirm Holdings, CFPB believes they can harm consumers. Thus, plans are underway to regulate these companies. The CFPB does not currently […]

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Cook Islands drops Covid vaccine requirement during latest pandemic travel restrictions

Rarotonga is removing all travel restrictions for arrivals. Photo / Tourism in the Cook Islands The Cook Islands says it has dropped all vaccine requirements, reverting to pre-Covid-19 travel and entry requirements. On Wednesday, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that this weekend it would remove all remaining travel restrictions related to Covid-19. From September 16, […]

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Online travel agencies are booking and Expedia are looking cheap right now – 24/7 Wall St.

Invest September 15, 2022 8:25 p.m. When the COVID-19 pandemic grounded planes and closed hotels around the world, the travel industry immediately found itself in dire straits. However, the industry has come back strong between pent-up travel demand and the resumption of day-to-day business, creating plenty of opportunities for online travel agencies. Despite strong earnings […]

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Scandic will open a hotel in a new transport hub

Scandic Hotels has signed an agreement for a new 220-room hotel in Ski, outside Oslo, Norway, scheduled to open in 2026. Housed in a 15-story mixed-use building, the hotel will include meeting rooms and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of Ski, which is set to become a transportation hub when the new Follo (Follobanen) […]

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Booking online travel agencies and Expedia look cheap right now

When the COVID-19 pandemic grounded planes and closed hotels around the world, the travel industry immediately found itself in dire straits. However, the industry has come back strong between pent-up travel demand and the resumption of day-to-day business, creating plenty of opportunities for online travel agencies. Despite strong earnings from companies such as Booking Holdings […]

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United partners with Emirates to launch Dubai Route

United Airlines and Emirates have formed a new partnership that includes a new United route to Dubai, codeshares on select destinations and reciprocal loyalty benefits, the carriers announced on Wednesday. From November, Emirates customers flying to Chicago, Houston and San Francisco will have access to nearly 200 US cities via the United network. At eight […]

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New Zealand lifts all travel restrictions

New Zealand has lifted all pandemic travel restrictions, including vaccination and testing requirements, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced this week. Citing low case numbers and hospitalizations, expanded access to antiviral drugs and a “well-vaccinated” population, New Zealand ended its COVID-19 protection framework that kept visitors away from the start of 2020. . As of September […]

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Business travel will make a comeback this fall as new travel patterns emerge

Business travel, indicating conferences and internal travel to bring teams together, is expected to increase this fall, the latest analysis from Trip Actions revealed. According to Business Travel News, global travel bookings analyzed from September 1 to November 19 are almost six times higher than in 2021, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com. Trip Actions revealed that travel spending […]

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USA and Europe are popular business travel destinations for technicians from Kerala

According to a survey of IT companies in Thiruvananthapuram for the year 2019 According to a survey of IT companies in Thiruvananthapuram for the year 2019 In the era of outsourcing, the United States and Europe remain the most popular international business travel destinations from Kerala. According to a survey of IT companies in Thiruvananthapuram […]

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Cash Advance Apps vs Payday Loans: Which is Better?

If you’re asked to imagine a payday lender, you might think of a storefront in a mall with green signs and neon slogans like “everyday payday.” You probably wouldn’t imagine a mobile app that advertises on TikTok and sports a colorful logo. But cash advance apps like Earnin and Dave provide advances with the same […]

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Vacation Photos Capture Travel Destinations Across California and the World

Holiday photos were the mission of this month’s Readers Photo Challenge. Vacations are for relaxing and visiting interesting and beautiful places. Of the 52 photos sent in by 13 readers, some were from as far away as Austria, while others were as close as Carmel on the central coast and Alpine Lake in the Sierras. […]

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The Biggest Travel Agencies of 1992: Where Are They Now? : Travel Weekly

Top 10: Where are they now? The 1992 list was based on total sales for 1991. Most of the agencies then in the Top 50 focused on business travel. In fact, Liberty Travel was the only one in the top 10 primarily focused on leisure. At the time, most leisure travel was firmly in the […]

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B2C Platform for Travel Agency Market to Witness Massive Growth by 2030: Ctrip, Misterfly, Tuniu, Viator

The global Travel Agency B2C Platform market is thoroughly studied in this report, noting important aspects such as market competition, global and regional growth, market segmentation, and market structure . The analysts authoring the report have estimated the global market size in terms of value and volume using the latest research tools and techniques. The […]

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Where to go and what to do

A view of Dubrovnik, Croatia from Mount Srđ. Dubrovnik is one of the most popular fall destinations … [+] in Europe. Christopher Elliott There may not be a trendier European travel destination this fall than Dubrovnik, Croatia. Its narrow, cobbled streets and almost perfectly preserved Gothic, Renaissance and late Romanesque buildings continue to attract visitors […]

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‘This is unacceptable’ – Travel companies call on FG to engage stakeholders on skyrocketing airfares

The National Association of Travel Agencies of Nigeria (NANTA) says the continued increase in the price of local and international air fares is unacceptable. Susan Akporiaye, national president of NANTA, said Thursday during a press conference in Lagos. Akporiaye described the increase as hostile to the survival of Nigeria’s downstream aviation sector, and urged the […]

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Wyndham acquires European hotel brand

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has acquired the Vienna House brand from Berlin hotel operator HR Group for 44 million euros, the company announced Thursday (September 8th). The acquisition will expand the group’s European footprint, adding approximately 40 hotels – 28 in Germany alone – and more than 6,000 rooms to its upscale and midscale portfolio […]

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Pay-as-you-go helps American workers pay their bills more easily, save money and avoid the cycle of debt, according to new research from the Mercator Advisory Group

The financial wellness advantage can be critical, especially in times of high inflation, high gas prices and financial hardship. Nearly eight in 10 respondents say DailyPay helps them avoid expensive or predatory alternatives NEW YORK, September 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Amid continued inflation and the high cost of everyday items, millions of American workers are […]

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How major US airlines can cope with change in business travel

The idea of ​​the “road warrior” business traveler is changing and major US airlines must adapt … [+] their activities as leisure travel represents a larger percentage of total volumes. Getty When the pandemic hit the world in early 2020, air travel came to a halt as people stayed home and most travel came to […]

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Oudan 5.0. Will target air connectivity to 54 new travel destinations

By CNBC Awaaz 07 Sep 2022, 09:18 PM STI (Update) mini UDAN 5.0 Program: The fifth phase of the government program will add or reactivate airstrips closer to wildlife sanctuaries, tourist destinations or spiritual places located in Tier II and Tier III cities. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) plans to connect more than 50 […]

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So. Illinois Among Underrated U.S. Travel Destinations

ILLINOIS — Looking to plan one last road trip at the end of summer or anticipate your fall travels? Southern Illinois might be the next destination for you. A recent report by CNN Travel listed the southern Illinois region as one of its 22 most underrated destinations for travel in the United States. The list […]

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EscapeMaker reinvents local travel destinations with augmented reality

SAUGERTIES, NY, September 07, 2022 /24-7 PressRelease/ — As flight cancellations plague international summer travel, many locked down locals have taken to the road and rails to explore, despite gas prices and fee increases. EscapeMaker.com, a veteran of local travel marketing since 2000, rolled out its AR (augmented reality) content development and production services to […]

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Sharing Services Global Corporation Announces First National Event for HAPI Travel Destinations in Dallas on November 11-12, 2022

PLANO, TX, 06 September 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – via NetworkWire – Global Corporation Sharing Services (OTCQB: SHRG) (“SHRG” or the “Company”), announces the first national travel event of its wholly-owned subsidiary HAPI TRAVEL DESTINATIONS (“Hapi Travel”), which offers a new approach to travel savings and a unique opportunity for additional income in the new gig […]

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Government tightens visit visa permits, travel agencies must be booked in case of irregularities – myRepublica

KATHMANDU, September 4: After the increase in cases of human trafficking due to the misuse of tourist visas, the government will revise and tighten the procedure for managing departure authorizations for foreigners for tourist visas. After human traffickers started sending domestic workers to Gulf countries by abusing visit visas, the government will tighten procedures. The […]

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Booyah for Travel Agencies as Booked Trips for Mid-Autumn Festival Boom

Travelers guess lantern puzzles while visiting a theme park in Handan, Hebei province, during last year’s Mid-Autumn Festival holiday on September 20. [Photo by HAO QUNYING/FOR CHINA DAILY] The upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on September 10 this year, is expected to improve the performance of the domestic tourism market in short holiday breaks as […]

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Here’s how the Hartford Public Library and its partners plan to help the city’s most vulnerable populations

Payday loans, pawnshops, check cashing services and other services that come with high costs, interest rates and fees often lead to the paradox that it is expensive to be poor. Those living in poverty or near the poverty line are often unbanked or underbanked, which can leave them vulnerable to other scams that perpetuate the […]

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InvestorNewsBreaks – Sharing Services Global Corporation (SHRG) Unveils Hapi Travel Destinations in the United States

Sharing Services Global (OTCQB: SHRG) has launched its wholly-owned subsidiary — Hapi Travel Destinations(TM) — in the United States. The subsidiary offers consumers a new approach to travel savings as well as a one-stop option for people looking for on-demand savings opportunities. The membership-based travel club offers maximum savings and benefits on an array of […]

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Higgins wants cross-border travel restrictions lifted | Local News

U.S. Representative Brian Higgins says now is the time to lift cross-border restrictions to help ease travel between the U.S. and Canada in hopes of bolstering the region’s tourism economy in the wake of COVID-19 . Following a Wednesday meeting in Niagara Falls with tourism leaders from Niagara and Erie counties, the Buffalo Democrat said […]