Articles tagged “travel recovery”

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Japan to Continue Nationwide Travel Discount Program in 2023

The Japanese government announced on Friday it's planning to resume its domestic travel discount program in the new year. Tourism Minister Tetsuo Saito said the government will decide when exactly to relaunch the program, which was initially expected to conclude on December 28, after monitoring Covid cases in the country. Participants in the program, a…

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Cathay Pacific Appoints Customer Chief Ronald Lam as New CEO

Cathay Pacific announced on Wednesday that CEO Augustus Tan would be stepping down on December 31 and chief customer and commercial officer, Ronald Lam would succeed him. Even after appointed the CEO of Catahay Pacific, the airline has said Lam would continue to serve as chair of HK Express, Cathay’s low-cost subsidiary. Lam was appointed…

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85 Percent of U.S. Parents Planning to Travel With Children in the Next Year

Eight-five percent of parents said in the 2022 U.S. Family Travel Survey released on Wednesday that they're very likely to travel with their children in the next 12 months, another sign of family travel's strong recovery. In addition, 47 percent of the 1,000 respondents in the survey by the Family Travel Association and the New York…

Tourism

Japan’s Full Tourism Recovery Remains Elusive Without Chinese Visitors

Not only is China largely barring its citizens from overseas travel hurting Japan's tourism recovery, its policies are preventing Chinese travelers from taking advantage of the enormously weak yen — a situation that may never arise again.

Japan’s Full Tourism Recovery Remains Elusive Without Chinese Visitors

Tourism

Summer Tourism Feels Squeeze From School Start Dates Moving Earlier

To fully capitalize on summer, tourism industry stakeholders will need to adjust their strategies to win over tourist traffic and dollars within a shorter period of time.

Summer Tourism Feels Squeeze From School Start Dates Moving Earlier

Tour Operators

Tour Operators Fear Germany’s Expanded Value Added Tax Threatens Their Recovery

Tour operators are puzzled by Germany's move to expand the value added tax because they believe it not only threatens its tourism recovery, but because they believe German authorities didn't think through the decision.

Tour Operators Fear Germany’s Expanded Value Added Tax Threatens Their Recovery

Airline Weekly

Thai AirAsia Expands to Japan in Anticipation of Southeast Asia Tourism Rebound

Thai AirAsia is adding its first route to Japan as airlines race to resume Thailand-Japan flights. The Asian travel recovery may be upon us.

Thai AirAsia Expands to Japan in Anticipation of Southeast Asia Tourism Rebound

Online Travel

What Separated Airbnb From Online Travel Rivals in 2nd Quarter – in One Chart

Airbnb leads the pack by far in its recovery from pre-pandemic 2019. But will that disparity diminish once the recovery of cities, and long-haul travel accelerates?

What Separated Airbnb From Online Travel Rivals in 2nd Quarter – in One Chart

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International Inbound Travel to U.S. Still Just 2/3 What It Was Pre-Pandemic

Around 4.3 million international visitors came to the United States in May, amounting to 64 percent of its May pre-pandemic volume, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office. This volume was reported for May, the last month before the U.S. lifted its testing Covid requirement for inbound international travelers. Canada (1.3 million), Mexico (1…

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Thai Energy Giant PTT Will Invest in Traveloka

Thailand-based public firm PTT Oil and Retail Business (PTTOR) is set to invest in Indonesian travel superapp Traveloka, through its subsidiary, PTTOR International Holdings Singapore. While the value of the investment has not yet been disclosed, the retail arm of Thailand's state-owned energy giant PTT, through its collaboration with Traveloka, aims to provide additional lifestyle solutions to…