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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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Local tourism spending rises during China’s Golden Week despite lockdowns

BEIJING, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Spending on local tourism rose during China’s Golden Week holiday that ends on Friday, according to data from China’s largest online travel agency Ctrip, even as clusters of lockdowns continue across the country. Per capita tourism spending in local areas increased by 30% on-year during the Golden Week holiday, according …

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