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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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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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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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The fantastical chemistry transpiring within colorful autumn leaves

CINDY MURRAY Special to the Daily Sun Ahh…autumn! How I relish the season! How I revel in its gentle breezes and azure skies plush with cottony clouds! And above all, how I eagerly await northern Arizona’s showcase of fall color! For me, the harbinger of autumn is my own Virginia creeper’s leafy display of vibrant …

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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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