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Articles tagged “coronavirus”

Coronavirus

How Travel Companies Are Handling Covid-Related Refunds Now

Covid is still wreaking havoc on many consumers' travel plans, but some companies act like that's not the case, considering the loops they're asking travelers to go through to get a refund.

How Travel Companies Are Handling Covid-Related Refunds Now

Cruises

The Highest Paid Cruise Industry CEOs

Everybody in the cruise business suffered during Covid except CEOs, it seemed. As passengers canceled or got sick, and workers got laid off, executive compensation topped 1,000 times the median worker's pay. Including tips.

The Highest Paid Cruise Industry CEOs

News Blog

Desperate Hotels in a Rush Left to Hire Inexperienced Staff

Heavily-understaffed European hotel brands are now scrambling to hire workers, left with applicants with no experience or even no track record, according to Reuters. Accor needs 35,000 employees in the 110 countries that it operates in. The hotel brand has been conducting trial initiatives to recruit people who have never worked in the industry, Reuters…

Startups

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week

In a quiet week for travel tech fundraising, highlights include a 3 million pound crowdfunding for a service that lets consumers rent a yacht to feel like, well, a yacht owner. Slowing venture capital returns may be a caution flag for deals later this year.

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week

News Blog

China Cuts Quarantine Time for International Travelers to 7 Days

The National Health Commission of China has slashed the quarantine time for inbound travellers by half. International arrivals will now only need to spend seven days in a centralized quarantine facility, and then monitor their health at home for three days, down from seven previously. Relaxing its stringent zero-Covid policy has already spurred travel industry…

Tour Operators

TUI CEO Friedrich Joussen Is Stepping Down

Growing numbers of travel businesses are making leadership changes to ready themselves for the next chapter. In TUI's case, the CEO believes change at the top is needed after mastering the "existential crisis."

TUI CEO Friedrich Joussen Is Stepping Down

Tourism

Canada to Drop Vaccine Requirements for Domestic Travel

A huge step forward for a country that was particularly strict with Covid protocols, coming during a week in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tested positive for the virus for a second time.

Canada to Drop Vaccine Requirements for Domestic Travel

Airlines

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers

Airlines had been clamoring for the government to drop the pre-departure testing requirement for a long time, since they viewed it as a significant impediment to a complete recovery. Travelers aren't too sad about this development either.

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers

Business Travel

Trip.com Sees Biggest Business Travel Growth in China’s Second Cities

As for future business travel hotspots in China, plenty of gems come up in a new report published this week by Trip.Biz, the corporate travel division of Trip.com. It offers agencies real insight into the minds of business travelers, as well as opportunities to grow in a country that's ready to rebound after strict lockdowns.

Trip.com Sees Biggest Business Travel Growth in China’s Second Cities

Tourism

Madrid Airport Plans Hiring Spree to Address Tourism Surge

Spain's Interior Ministry, which didn't notice any recent missed flights, should probably get more familiar with Madrid's Barajas Airport.

Madrid Airport Plans Hiring Spree to Address Tourism Surge