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Flight bookings for leisure and business travel top 2019 levels

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, global leisure and business flights have risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Economics Institute’s third annual travel report, titled “Travel 2022: Trends & Transitions,” published yesterday. After analyzing 37 global markets, the report found that cross-border travel reached pre-pandemic …

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Platinum Jubilee London travel chaos: Tube strike set to disrupt Euston and Green park …

18 May 2022, 10:33 | Updated: May 18, 2022, 3:59 pm The Queen’s Jubilee is set to be disrupted by a Tube strike. Picture: Alamy A planned Tube strike that threatens to cause havoc during the Jubilee weekend has sparked outrage. Downing Street said it didn’t want to see any disruption in London’s transport system …

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The secret to talking to the French – what to say, and the topics to avoid

The dinner party was going OK. Our American and French guests were getting to know one another. Right around the arrival of the pork fillet, conversation turned to water and then to water softeners, for ours is a devil-may-care household. Things were, though, about to go belly-up. One American friend had lately bagged a contract …

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Big Tech climate plans need to tackle business travel, flights

But it’s a pretty accurate assessment. Beeminder is an online “commitment contract” tool – it lets people put their money on the line for productivity. If you fail to achieve your stated goal, Beeminder gets your money. StickK, another commitment contract tool, lets people pay up to an individual or a charity they either love …

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NZ travel: Six of the best bars in Christchurch to get cozy in this winter

Set in the historic School of Art building in the Arts Center (Te Matatiki Toi Ora) Cellar Door is a fabulous place to taste wine, chat and share a bite. Photo / Supplied The temperatures are dropping and if you’re heading south it’s probably worth packing a few layers, especially if you’re from the North …

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JetBlue launches hostile takeover bid for Spirit Airlines

LaGuardia International Airport Terminal A for JetBlue and Spirit Airlines in New York. Leslie Josephs | CNBC JetBlue Airways launched a hostile takeover bid of Spirit Airlines on Monday after that carrier rejected JetBlue’s $ 33 per share, all-cash offer earlier this month. JetBlue has said acquiring Spirit would give it access to a large …

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Opinion: Why the return of travel in Canada now feels up in the air

Ambarish Chandra is an economics professor at the University of Toronto whose research examines airlines, travel and trade. Duncan Dee is a former chief operating officer at Air Canada and a member of the panel appointed to review the Canada Transportation Act in 2016. Canada’s airports are experiencing long lines, short tempers and frustrated travelers. …

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Africa: Strategies Towards Gorilla Conservation in Africa

Africa has got wildlife species that are nowhere else in the world, making conservation a more important topic. The tropical forests protect amazing apes some of which are very unique and rare to find, with the list topped by gorillas. Generally, gorillas are found in 11 countries on the continent with gorilla trekking being five …

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