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15th Jul 2020
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Payments Firm for Airport Luxury Goods Shops Could Sell for $2.6 Billion

By Joshua Franklin, Reuters Woman with face mask shopping. Private equity firm Silver Lake disclosed concessions it offered to push through the $2.6 billion sale of its Swiss payments company...

15th Jul 2020
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U.S. Travelers Pull Back on Travel Plans Even as Restrictions Lift: Skift’s New Travel Tracker Survey

By Haixia Wang, Skift Skift Take: With 33 percent of Americans taking at least one trip, June travel tells a promising story of the reopening. But it might be a...

14th Jul 2020
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Major Wealth Fund Invests in Near-Instant Virus Testing at 3 Airports

By Katya Golubkova, Reuters Passengers of a flight from Amsterdam wearing protective face masks arrive at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, following the easing of measures against the spread of...

14th Jul 2020
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Singapore and Malaysia to Reopen Cross Border Travel Next Month

By Aradhana Aravindan, Reuters Singapore is looking to reopen its border with Malaysia. Singapore Tourism Board Skift Take: The coronavirus hit Asia first, so it’s striking to see nations there...

13th Jul 2020
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Ireland Considers Quarantine Crackdown on Foreign Travelers Amid Growing Scrutiny

By Padraic Halpin, Reuters Ireland is considering tougher enforcement on a 14-day quarantine to foreign travelers from countries it deems unsafe from the threat of coronavirus. Giuseppe Milo / Flickr...

13th Jul 2020
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UK Events Industry Warns 30,000 Jobs Are at Risk as Uncertainty Looms Over Restart Date

By Yadarisa Shabong, Reuters London’s ExCel Center Heather Cowper / Flickr Skift Take: As of yet, there are no plans to immediately open the UK’s trade fair and exhibition sector....

12th Jul 2020
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Hungary Imposes Quarantines on Arriving Citizens and Other Travelers

By Krisztina Than, Reuters The Hungarian side of the Hungary-Romanian border as shown on November 3, 2019. Hungary has now imposes tough restrictions on cross-border travel due to coronavirus although...

12th Jul 2020
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The Great Contactless Experiment at Dallas-Forth Worth Airport

By Tracy Rucinski, Reuters Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (pictured) is working with American Airlines – whose home base is DFW – to roll out a self-check-in for luggage, and all...

11th Jul 2020
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European Countries Are Confusing Travelers With Inconsistent Border Controls

By Philip Blenkinsop, Reuters Tourists take a selfie a day before Italy and neighboring EU countries open up borders for the first time since the coronavirus disease outbreak hit the...

11th Jul 2020
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A New Controversial Surcharge and 10 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

By Dennis Schaal, Skift Singapore Airlines is leveling a surcharge for certain bookings. Bloomberg Skift Take: In coronavirus-related travel stories this week, Skift covered a controversial surcharge, the uneven pace...