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IAG and airlines rally to ease travel restrictions despite fuel issues

Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines all said demand for air travel was strong Airline stocks were among the best performers as the sector benefited from positive news on several fronts. British Airways and Virgin were among those announcing that passengers are no longer required to wear masks after the UK government lifted […]

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Manitoba travel agencies see increase in Manitobans booking getaways

Manitobans are starting to book getaways again after the pandemic grounded their travel plans. With so many people booking trips, some travel companies are saying that if you haven’t already booked, you may be paying a premium. Over the past few weeks, Michael Kroeker, president and owner of Bonaventure Travel, has seen a steady and […]

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Travel advisors energized by the influx of new customers

Travel Counselors saw corporate bookings for February approach pre-pandemic levels. Work-from-home specialist TMC said business travel sales hit 92% of 2019 levels during the month, with 90% of its business-focused agents making a sale in the past week. Travel Counselors added that its combined corporate bookings for January and February reached £18million, or 82% of […]

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Travel agencies inundated with requests after Ottawa announces it will drop pre-arrival PCR testing for travelers

Travel agents are being inundated with inquiries from Canadians keen to book vacations now that the federal government has announced it will drop pre-arrival PCR testing for fully vaccinated travelers starting Feb. 28. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced on Tuesday that travelers will still be required to be tested for COVID-19 before arrival, but can […]

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“I’m so excited! » : the English appreciate the lifting of restrictions on foreign travel | Travel & leisure

In London St Pancras, a ghost station for much of the past two years, the sun shone through the glass roof and Elton John’s piano, sealed for Covid, rang again. Luckily for Eurostar, the start of the mid-term jaunt meant the return of lines of passengers that meandered along the storefronts, heading for Paris and […]

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Visit Alexandria Forecasts Hotel Tourism Rebound, Business Travel Still Years Behind | ALXnow

Alexandria hotels are still suffering, but there may be signs of relief on the horizon. The continued beating of the hospitality industry by Covid has been one of the main talking points of the budget so far: especially because city leaders say it could lead to increased fiscal pressure on residents of the city. Visit […]

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Travel Agencies See Increased Interest in Getaways | News

Travel bookings are on the rise as feelings of missing out and the rescheduling of special events push industry spending to near pre-pandemic levels. Total travel spending for December 2021 reached $92 billion, just 2% lower than December 2019, according to the US Travel Association. Industry experts nationwide and in Norman say the travel landscape […]

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Travel agencies see increased interest in getaways

Feb. 7 – Travel bookings are on the rise as feelings of missing out and the rescheduling of special events boost industry spending to near pre-pandemic levels. Total travel spending for December 2021 reached $92 billion, just 2% lower than December 2019, according to the US Travel Association. Industry experts nationwide and in Norman say […]

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How Covid travel restrictions boosted Google results

The confusion has led to a six-fold increase in searches related to Covid-related travel restrictions. Getty gOogle search trends not only provide a fascinating window into the public’s most pressing questions, but they can also be a huge indicator of what’s generating ad dollars for the tech giant. Simply put, the more searches for a […]

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Inflation and business travel demand dampen impact of rising hotel rates

Strong demand from leisure travelers has given hoteliers more pricing power in this economic recovery than they had in previous cycles, but there are some wrinkles to the higher rates, according to Jan Freitag, director national hotel analyst for CoStar Group. “This recovery is fascinating because of the rebound in room rates,” he said. “Traditionally, […]

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Carriers cut winter schedules after holiday cancellations

The flight cancellations that have plagued the airline industry over the recent Christmas and New Year holidays have diminished but not completely diminished. On Jan. 10, 903 US-related flights — within, to or from the United States — were canceled, according to flight tracker FlightAware. On January 11, 738 were canceled. Around 5 p.m., 529 […]

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UK flights fall sharply amid ongoing Covid travel restrictions

[ad_1] Covid-19 travel restrictions have caused a massive 71% drop in flights to and from the UK, according to a leading report. Aeronautical analysis firm, Cirium, has released its 2021 On-Time Performance Report, the global standard for airline and airport operational performance. Only 406,060 international flights operated from the UK, up from 1,399,170 during the […]

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Passenger volumes drop 20% at MAG airports due to latest travel restrictions

[ad_1] Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has called on the UK government to urgently review its new travel restrictions, in light of the 10-20% reduction in passenger numbers since the introduction of Day 2 PCR testing . Day 2 PCR testing was announced to the UK aviation industry on November 27, 2021, as an additional measure […]

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Omicron variant may limit return from business trips

[ad_1] (TNS) – The suitcases and passports of many road warriors have been gathering dust since the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to business travel. This is not the case at Chicago-based Devbridge, which hosted an event for everyone in Lithuania earlier this year and brought teams from Toronto, London and Lithuania to its Chicago […]

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‘People feel more comfortable’: London area travel agencies see boost

[ad_1] London, Ont. – After months of confinement and hesitation, a few Londoners are thinking about the trip again. A clear sign of the change is visible in some local travel agencies where agents have returned to their jobs. Kelly Balderston, travel agent at Robert Q Travel in London, is back full time and was […]

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Global business travel prices set to increase in 2022

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS – Global air, land and hotel travel fares are expected to increase over the next two years, mainly due to growing demand, capacity constraints and sustainability requirements from travelers, as well as rising labor costs – Work and fuel, according to the seventh annual Global Business Travel Forecast released today by CWT and […]

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Business travel spending to reach two-thirds of pre-Covid levels by end of 2022

[ad_1] Spending on business travel is expected to reach two-thirds of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022, with the Middle East and Asia-Pacific spearheading the recovery. The findings are part of a new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council and McKinsey & Company. The report, Adapting to the Covid-19 endemic: the outlook […]

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Travel restrictions ease in parts of Asia, but tighten in Hong Kong

[ad_1] Travel restrictions are relaxed in parts of Asia, bringing prospects for tourist arrivals, reboots for local economies and easier logistics for filmmakers and executives. But Hong Kong, once a hub for East Asian cinema, tightened border controls on Monday, a day the territory recorded just one new (imported) coronavirus infection. Also on Monday, Thailand […]

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Art fairs have survived cancellations, travel restrictions and budget cuts. They now face a new challenge: the brain drain

[ad_1] The Art Detective is a weekly column by Katya Kazakina for Artnet News Pro that lifts the veil on what really happening in the art market. The art fairs have survived months of closings, cancellations, drastically reduced results and belt tightening. Now comes the next hurdle: the brain drain. Several prominent executives from major […]

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South Korean Travel Agents Expected to Make Profits Amid Rising Demand for Overseas Travel

[ad_1] South Korean travel agencies are expected to recover from the protracted fallout caused by the COVID19 pandemic and record a profit in 2022 due to growing demand for overseas travel, a market observer said on Monday. Local brokerage firms forecast that industry leader HanaTour could post a consolidated operating profit of 3.9 billion won […]

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Student housing provider hit by international travel restrictions

[ad_1] Britain’s largest provider of student accommodation has warned that Covid’s international travel restrictions have affected demand from Chinese undergraduates. Unite Students said even though its occupancy rates rebounded as academics flocked to college campuses, the numbers were still below its expectations for the current year and below pre-pandemic levels. About 94% of its beds […]

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Hospitality industry urges executives to ease Covid travel restrictions

[ad_1] Global travel and tourism jobs are expected to grow only 0.7% this year, with industry hampered by movement restrictions and uneven access to Covid-19 vaccines, World Travel said and Tourism Council. Governments could save nearly 19 million jobs by the end of 2021 if they continue to ease travel restrictions and allow travelers to […]

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Industry leaders advocate for a full return of business travel and events

[ad_1] Industry leaders advocate for a full return of business travel and events In what was perhaps the strongest argument to date calling for a full return to in-person business meetings, leaders from the business and travel sectors gathered on September 15 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to Deliver a powerful, data-driven, […]

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Hopes of a business travel boost fade for U.S. airlines as September bump fails to materialize

[ad_1] As predictable as the fall leaves, business air travel is expected to be in full swing this month, providing U.S. airlines with a reliable revenue bridge between late summer and early flight season. vacation. With the continuing resurgence of COVID-19 cases and concerns about the delta variant, however, that revenue stream does not materialize, […]

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Business travel outlook underscored by fragile recovery at London City Airport

[ad_1] Skift take A record day in terms of the number of passengers, bankers again rubbing shoulders with tourists in the terminal. But the good news ends there, as business travel traffic proves impossible to predict in the short term, and pre-pandemic levels are not expected to return until at least 2025. Matthew Parsons The […]

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President of Flughafen Zuerich sees a rebound in business travel in 2022

[ad_1] ZURICH, September 20 (Reuters) – The chairman of the airport operator Flughafen Zuerich FHZN.S expects business travel to rebound next year, he told a newspaper, adding that the Swiss group remains financially strong despite the blow of the coronavirus outbreak. “My personal assessment is that I don’t think we will see a big recovery […]

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UK revises travel restrictions – vaccines much more free and unvaccinated people quarantine

[ad_1] UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced sweeping overhaul of Covid-19 travel … [+] restrictions, tests and quarantine requirements Getty Images UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced sweeping changes to travel restrictions, quarantine and testing for Covid-19. Shapps said the changes were made to make travel “easier” and to “cut costs”, as reported by […]

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Consumer demand for the plane grows but business travel lags: Business Traveler USA

[ad_1] Air travel on the rise, survey finds, but rising COVID-19 cases and vaccination issues are major headwinds Consumer demand for air travel continues to strengthen, with 70% of consumers saying they have already booked flights for the future, according to a recent OAG survey. As a result, US domestic capacity from June to August […]

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Lufthansa’s Eurowings sees rebound in business travel

[ad_1] BERLIN, September 2 (Reuters) – Lufthansa LHAG.DE Low-cost European airline Eurowings saw its business class seats start selling again for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting it to make twice as many flights in September as in August. Eurowings will offer its customers around 300 direct commercial routes from […]

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UAE travel agencies await official green light for issuance of tourist visas

[ad_1] They will be back soon – but with masks. The demand for tourist visas for the United Arab Emirates begins to increase well before the opening date of the Expo. Image Credit: Dubai: Outside of India, tourist visa applications from Lebanon and Jordan have increased dramatically since the United Arab Emirates opened them to […]

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Data Reveals Top Travel Destinations And Americans Spend More Than Before COVID

Forbes Advisor recently analyzed travel insurance data from Squaremouth to uncover consumer buying trends and other findings on the current state of the travel market. The main takeaway from the report is that Americans are still planning overseas trips for 2022 and beyond, and paying even more for these getaways than they would have before […]

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Why are vacations so expensive? Blame business travel (or lack thereof)

[ad_1] Upon returning from the trip, you might start to feel a shock on the airline ticket stickers. It’s not necessarily because more and more people are going on vacation, although they certainly are. This is more likely because fewer people take business trips. And when business travelers aren’t traveling, leisure travel can become more […]

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What travel destinations do Kazakhs prefer for a pandemic vacation?

[ad_1] NUR-SULTAN – Despite the pandemic, people continue to travel abroad and within the country. Experts in the field of tourism spoke about the preferences of the Kazakh people this year. The director of the Association of Tour Operators of Kazakhstan, Inna Ray, said in an interview with Inbusiness.kz that people’s preferences have not changed […]

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Travel agencies report increase in bookings, but quarantine hotels are holding people back

[ad_1] As travel agencies report a surge in international bookings, experts and travelers alike say Canada’s requirement for quarantine hotels for returning travelers is the main factor preventing people from taking trips. Major Canadian reservation companies like Flight Center and tripcentral.ca have reported a massive month-over-month increase in bookings since April, with Flight Center reporting […]

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Travel agencies report increase in bookings, but experts say Canada’s COVID-19 quarantine hotels are holding people back

[ad_1] People walk with their luggage outside Toronto Pearson International Airport on February 2, 2021. Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press As travel agencies report the surge in international bookings, experts and travelers alike say Canada’s requirement for quarantine hotels for returning travelers is the main factor preventing people from taking trips. Major Canadian booking […]