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Airline Stocks Buoyed by Easing Travel Restrictions, State Aid

Global airline stocks rallied following signs of more government support for the aviation sector and the loosening of travel restrictions in some countries. Shares in Southwest Airlines Co., Delta Air Lines Inc., United Airlines Holdings Inc. and American Airlines Group Inc. rose over 5% in premarket trading Tuesday. In Europe, British Airways’ parent, International Consolidated […]

Airlines searching for ways to get Canadians travelling again

TORONTO — As lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted around the world, the travel industry is looking at ways to get Canadians back on board. While airlines, hotels and cruise ships are eager to open their doors, experts say convincing Canadians to travel again will be a tough sell.  Incentives are being introduced by airlines, resorts […]

Travel in Wisconsin dropped over 90% at one point during COVID-19 lockdown

WISCONSIN — There hasn’t been much positive news as a result of COVID-19 but one bright spot has been the reduction in emissions from huge changes in travel. According to GPS tracking by Descartes Labs, ever since mid-March Wisconsin has seen way below average travel. At its peak in mid-April, over a 90% drop in […]

Start ‘travel bubbles’ for low-risk countries, Heathrow urges UK

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should set up “travel bubbles” with low-risk countries to allow the movement of people, instead of bringing in new coronavirus quarantine rules when flights restart, according to Heathrow Airport. FILE PHOTO: An aircraft comes in to land at Heathrow Airport in west London April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo British government […]

Qatar Airways’ offering free changes, may be too soon for 2020 travel

Qatar Airways just introduced a new flexible booking policy on Thursday that allows new bookings made before the end of September to be allowed unlimited changes for free with few restrictions. Unlike most existing “book with confidence” policies, customers can change the origin city as long as it’s in the same country, as well as […]

AAA expects record low travel during Memorial Day holiday

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, AAA expects fewer people will be traveling this Memorial Day holiday. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, AAA expects fewer people will be traveling this Memorial Day holiday. Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Because of the coronavirus pandemic, AAA expects fewer people […]

Re-opening soon? A country by country guide to coronavirus recovery

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UK travel industry warns against ‘nightmare’ of two-week quarantine | World news

Britain’s travel industry has warned that a two-week quarantine period for all people arriving in Britain from abroad was a “nightmare’ that would badly hurt a sector already in meltdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The likely measure sparked alarm from the travel industry and the aviation sector, while the farming industry, which faces a […]

EU proposes extending its travel ban until June 15

A German border police officer stop a car in May. | Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images By HANNE COKELAERE 05/08/2020 12:41 PM EDT The European Commission today asked Schengen countries to extend a restriction on nonessential travel to the EU for another 30 days, until June 15. Although several countries are slowly starting to ease restrictions, the […]