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usatoday.com - Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY - Travel industry layoffs could begin Thursday as Congress fails to come up with a new relief package
Travel industry layoffs could begin Thursday as Congress fails to come up with a new relief package
USA TODAY

With the federal stimulus due to run out Thursday, airlines, hotels and other travel-related businesses are trying desperately to urge Congress to act on a new relief plan to head off mass layoffs. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with House…

zawya.com - Cleofe Maceda - Air travel industry 'hugely depressed'; Mideast passenger demand plummets 92.3%
Air travel industry 'hugely depressed'; Mideast passenger demand plummets 92.3%
ZAWYA

The international air travel industry continues to be “hugely depressed” and is heading into a slow winter season, as the second wave of coronavirus cases and return of travel restrictions dampened passenger confidence, the…

nytimes.com - Selam Gebrekidan - Ski, Party, Seed a Pandemic: The Travel Rules That Let Covid-19 Take Flight
Ski, Party, Seed a Pandemic: The Travel Rules That Let Covid-19 Take Flight
The New York Times

The World Health Organization said open borders would help fight disease. Experts, and a global treaty, emphatically agreed. But the scientific evidence was never behind them. ISCHGL, Austria — They came from across the world to ski in the…

cnn.com - By Hanna Ziady, CNN Business  - The collapse of global air travel is putting 46 million jobs at risk
The collapse of global air travel is putting 46 million jobs at risk
CNN

London(CNN Business) The collapse in aviation caused by the coronavirus pandemic could wipe out 46 million jobs worldwide, according to new research that highlights just how damaging a prolonged downturn in air travel and tourism is for the global…

businessinsider.com.au - Sharon Masige - Flight Centre is closing another 90 stores as border restrictions continue to shatter the travel industry
Flight Centre is closing another 90 stores as border restrictions continue to shatter the travel industry
Business Insider

Photo: Scott Barbour/ Getty Images. Flight Centre is closing around 90 stores. The company is continuing to struggle through border closures trigged by the pandemic. Around 4000 workers have been made redundant in Australia over the last six…

forbes.com - Dan Reed - Already Weak, Air Travel Demand Is Fading. And Business Travel Demand Will Be Soft Whenever It Returns
Already Weak, Air Travel Demand Is Fading. And Business Travel Demand Will Be Soft Whenever It Returns
Forbes

The global decline in air travel will be worse than previously forecast and a new report on corporations' plans for travel through 2021 shows that the recovery of business travel demand will continue to be sluggish even after one or more Covid-19…

independent.co.uk - Simon Calder - UK government has 'shattered' Britons' confidence in travel, says Abta chief
UK government has 'shattered' Britons' confidence in travel, says Abta chief
The Independent

Confidence in travelling abroad has been “shattered” by government policies, the leading travel trade association has said. Abta, representing travel agents and tour operators, is accusing ministers of creating “a straitjacket…

boardingarea.com - Andy - Take Care of Your Friends and Family in the Airline Industry, Today is a Bad Day | Andy's Travel Blog
Take Care of Your Friends and Family in the Airline Industry, Today is a Bad Day | Andy's Travel Blog
BoardingArea

I was flying to Colorado Saturday and overheard the flight attendants talking in the galley. “Well, what are you going to do? How many do you have left after this one?” “I don't know yet, and none. This is my last flight. No…

dailymail.co.uk - Travel agent breaks down as Covid looks set to close her business
Travel agent breaks down as Covid looks set to close her business
Mail Online

Kate Harris has run her own business, Inspired Travel, for 20 years but says the Covid crisis has seen her applying for jobs to stack shelves as bookings dry up Told Travel Weekly webcast she's made just £120 this month but still has to find…

ottawacitizen.com - Chris Aung-Thwin - COVID-19: vaccine candidate shows promise in older adults; travel industry may lose as many as 46 million jobs globally
COVID-19: vaccine candidate shows promise in older adults; travel industry may lose as many as 46 million jobs globally
Ottawa Citizen

Here are your local, national and worldwide COVID-19 updates for September 30, 2020. The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Sept. 30, 2020, via The Canadian Press: There are 156,967 confirmed cases in Canada.

msn.com - Here's how virtual reality could shape the future of travel
Here's how virtual reality could shape the future of travel
MSN.com

By Erin Daley of | < PREVIOUS SLIDE SLIDE 1 of 21 NEXT SLIDE > With the COVID-19 pandemic halting most travel over the past few months, the tourism industry is turning to virtual reality (VR) as an alternative way for wannabe globetrotters to…

independent.co.uk - Anthony Cuthbertson - Physicist proves time travel is 'mathematically possible'
Physicist proves time travel is 'mathematically possible'
The Independent

Scientists in Australia claim to have proved that time travel is theoretically possible after solving a logical paradox. Physicists from the University of Queensland used mathematical modelling to reconcile Einstein's theory of general relativity…

nikkei.com - ERI SUGIURA - Tokyo residents become eligible for $12.3b Go To Travel subsidies
Tokyo residents become eligible for $12.3b Go To Travel subsidies
日本経済新聞

TOKYO -- Residents of Tokyo will from Thursday be able to take advantage of national travel subsidies, as Japan seeks to revive its coronavirus-battered tourism industry. The government is offering 1.3 trillion yen ($12.3 billion) in inducements…

telegraph.co.uk - Emma Featherstone - Travel latest news: Sicily may have next 'island corridor' despite rising Italy cases
Travel latest news: Sicily may have next 'island corridor' despite rising Italy cases
The Telegraph

Italy is at risk of being added to the UK's quarantine-list as infection rates rise; in this case Sicily could be granted a regional travel corridor allowing restriction-free trips to the Italian island to continue. Cases have risen to a seven-day…

13abc.com - Ed Payne - 46 million jobs on the line due to air travel collapse
46 million jobs on the line due to air travel collapse
WTVG

Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 4:35 PM EDT|Updated: 56 minutes ago (Gray News) – Up to 46 million jobs are at risk because of the downturn in aviation caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The industry numbers come from a report by the Air…

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