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Visa profit beats as payment volumes surge on travel demand

Oct 25 (Reuters) – Visa Inc (V.N) reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Friday as more Americans took advantage of a stronger dollar to fly to international destinations and splurge on shopping and entertainment. Upbeat earnings from Visa and rival American Express (AXP.N) further underscore the strength in U.S. consumer spending, which has largely managed to …

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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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Visa, Mastercard profits expected to jump as travel rebounds

Oct 20 (Reuters) – U.S. card companies are expected to benefit as pandemic-weary consumers continue to fuel demand for travel, one of the biggest contributors to revenue, despite rising inflation. With more companies resuming business travel and people planning vacations, Visa Inc (<V.N>), Mastercard (<MA.N>) and American Express (<AXP.N>) are likely to see a jump …

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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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