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For Delta Air Lines, the Covid situation isn’t as grim as it could be. Its outlook on Thursday issued along with its fourth quarter 2021 earnings report calls for a profit of roughly $400 million for the second half of this year, and its CEO Ed Bastian noted that would make Delta “the only major U.S. airline to achieve second-half profitability.”
As circumstances continue to evolve around the pandemic, so does the way we move, interact and do business. The travel industry, which impacts all the above, has encountered and embraced substantial change over the last several months. For business travelers, what was once commonplace — a ticket purchase, pass through security and stop by concessions — faced extended pause. For industry...
Online travel has a ton of loose ends, questions to be answered, and fortunes to be won or blown, and these issues didn’t get resolved, of course, just because the Gregorian calendar spent its annual allotment of days on December 31.
The rules of international travel are changing — again. The emergence of the omicron variant of Covid in southern Africa and its detection around the world has sparked a host of new travel requirements and, in some cases, outright bans — further complicating international trips that were just starting to pick up.
Business-travel-focused travel platform Onriva may not have the industry's highest profile, but it launched five years ago and reports inventory from more than two million travel suppliers and wholesalers. Chairman and CEO Vajid Jafri said he wanted to enter the industry with a splash, not a ripple.
A rush of international travelers headed into the United States Monday as the COVID-19 travel ban ended and people from dozens of countries begin flooding in, more than 600 days since they were barred from entry.
International first-class suites -- the kind of double-bed-in-the-sky experiences that have been the stuff of travel dreams for decades -- have been on the way out for a while now. With the Covid-driven retirements of many older aircraft, and airlines skipping first class on newer planes in favor of better business class mini-suites, there are only a very few places left where this kind of...
Unvaccinated children visiting the United States will not need to quarantine upon arrival under the country's new travel rules, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.
In 2019, Jason Henrichs took 46 flights for business, traveling to cities where he stayed at hotels, dined at local restaurants, and sometimes even visited tourist attractions like the Liberty Bell. In 2020, he took just three flights.
American Airlines expects a full rebound of business travel revenue to 2019 levels on a monthly basis by the end of 2022, according to Robert Isom, president, speaking on a third quarter earnings call. He said that in his speaking regularly to top corporate customers, almost all have resumed domestic US business travel, to some extent. As companies return to the office and lift travel...
The United States will lift restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in early November, ending historic curbs on non-essential travelers in place since March 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.K. eased entry rules for 47 countries and territories that were subject to the tightest Covid-19 restrictions, in the latest step to shed travel curbs and revive tourism-dependent businesses.
It's 3Q 2021, and nearly every narrative has a "re" in front of it - which is practically unavoidable when describing the state of travel. Businesses refocus, travelers reassess, and hope is renewed. As some of us start to envision ourselves out of the pandemic, we reexamine the past and prepare for the next go-around. As a prefix, re- means "again", or "renew" so it seems fitting as we ponder...
It's a question of when — not if — vaccine requirements are coming for air travelers. Canada will start mandating vaccinations for travelers no later than October. Several cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, have ordered that passengers over 12 get their shots. And now, the U.S. government is considering a vaccine requirement for airline passengers. In an interview last week, Anthony...
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