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Premier Inn owner Whitbread turns to profit as leisure travel picks up pace

Oct 25 (Reuters) – Premier Inn owner Whitbread Plc (WTB.L) swung to a first-half profit on Tuesday, buoyed by a pickup in demand for leisure travel on robust summer bookings as pandemic-related curbs eased. Hotel operators are benefiting as people spend more on travel and book longer hotel stays, lifting occupancy rates and prices, although …

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U.S. carriers add transatlantic flights for travel-hungry consumers

CHICAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) – U.S. carriers including Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) and United Airlines (UAL.O) are betting big on American consumers’ unquenched thirst for travel across the Atlantic by adding more flights to Europe. U.S. airlines are responding to consumers emboldened by a more powerful U.S. dollar and more flexible work arrangements that allow …

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Day after U.S. drone accusations, Iran advises citizens not to visit Ukraine

Oct 21 (Reuters) – Iran advised its citizens on Friday not to travel to Ukraine and urged Iranians already there to leave, semi-official news agencies reported, a day after the United States accused Iran of helping Russia operate drones against Ukraine. The Iranian foreign ministry advisory did not refer to the U.S. allegation. It gave …

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India issues advisory asking citizens to avoid travel to Ukraine

MUMBAI, Oct 19 (Reuters) – India on Wednesday issued an advisory asking all its citizens to avoid travelling to Ukraine, citing the ‘deteriorating security situation’ in the country. “Indian citizens, including students, currently in Ukraine are advised to leave Ukraine at the earliest by available means,” the Indian Embassy in Ukraine said in a statement …

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Japan travel industry’s recovery depends on China reopening- Narita Airport CEO

TOKYO, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Japan is already seeing an increase in inbound travellers since relaxing its COVID-19 border controls last week, but a full recovery will remain elusive until China opens up, said the head of the country’s biggest international airport. Narita Airport chief executive Akihiko Tamura said a jump in overseas arrivals in …

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WADA finds bodybuilding, fitness governing body non-compliant

Oct 17 (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Monday that it had declared the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) non-compliant with doping standards. WADA said IFBB’s “non-conformities” in implementing a testing regime and insufficient resources towards development of an anti-doping program prompted the move. The statement from the global anti-doping …

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Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants leave southern Mexico to travel to U.S. border

TAPACHULA, Mexico, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Hundreds of migrants set off from Mexico’s southern border early on Friday on a northward journey to the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of others are stranded following a deal to expel Venezuelan migrants crossing into the United States. The group of people departed around 4 a.m. from the city …

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WRAPUP European airlines see travel withstanding consumer squeeze for now

BA-owner IAG says Q3 profit to beat expectations IAG says forward bookings show no signs of weakness EasyJet says Oct holiday, Christmas exceeding pandemic levels Ryanair sees average fares rising by more than expected Australia’s Qantas also sees higher profits LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – British Airways-owner IAG (ICAG.L), Europe’s biggest airline Ryanair (RYA.I) and …

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Boeing sees LatAm air travel taking off as regulations ease, incomes rise

MEXICO CITY, Oct 11 (Reuters) – U.S. planemaker Boeing Co (BA.N) sees travel in Latin America ramping up more quickly than in other regions as countries loosen regulations and household incomes rise, the company’s regional analyst said on Tuesday. Boeing expects Latin American air traffic to grow an average of 4.4% annually over the next …

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Dutch government advises against all travel to Iran -ANP

AMSTERDAM, Oct 7 (Reuters) – The Dutch government on Friday urged all Dutch nationals to leave Iran and advised against all travel to the country, Dutch news agency ANP quoted Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra as saying. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Reporting by Bart Meijer, Editing by Louise Heavens Our Standards: …

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