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    Laos’ Rocky Road to Recovery

    The post Laos’ Rocky Road to Recovery appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Laos’ Rocky Road to Recovery Bernie Rosenbloom Like many, I wake up and read the travel trade papers. When and how destinations will reopen dominate the headlines. And there is no lack of experts willing to share their wisdom. What new twist will we face today? What sage advice is coming from the UNWTO, PATA, IATA, WTTC? What’s ASEAN doing? Northeast Asia, the EU, UK, Australia? My favourite is Thailand. You can quarantine at a marina or a golf course. Sneak across the Mekong for a nose job. Show a lot of cash. Who’s…

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    Rural domestic trips drives travel recovery

    The post Rural domestic trips drives travel recovery appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Hipcamp, dubbed as the ‘Airbnb of the outdoors’, recently closed USD 57 million for its Series C funding and raising its valuation to USD300 million, which is more than double its value in 2019. This signals a shift in how we travel. Domestic trips in rural locations are driving leisure demand recovery, according to GlobalData. Ralph Hollister, travel and tourism analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Many leisure travellers holidayed domestically instead of internationally in 2020. The fact that 11% more consumers stated they would travel less internationally post-COVID-19 (39%) than would travel less domestically…

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    Domestic travel in India to continue to aid hotel recovery in 2021

    The post Domestic travel in India to continue to aid hotel recovery in 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. India’s hospitality industry witnessed a decline of 54.9% in Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) during January to December (CY 2020) as compared to CY 2019, according to JLL’s Hotel Momentum India (HMI) Q4 2020, a quarterly hospitality sector monitor. With the revival of domestic travel, emergence of recovery indicators has come to the rescue of the sector. The recovery of the sector has been primarily driven by leisure ‘revenge travel’ during weekends, festival season, weddings and demand of food & beverage. Total number of signings in Q4…

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    Vaccines roll out in Asean, Asia and globally speeds up world travel recovery: AirAsia CEO

    The post Vaccines roll out in Asean, Asia and globally speeds up world travel recovery: AirAsia CEO appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. AirAsia welcomes news of COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out across Malaysia commencing from this week, as the first key indicator of a global travel reboot in the near future. AirAsia’s key international markets are also progressing well with the vaccination programme including Indonesia, Singapore, China and Australia, while other regional countries such as Thailand and the Philippines are scheduled to begin their vaccination programme by the first quarter of this year. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said: “After a year of uncertainty, it’s great…

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    Bookings shoot up since PM Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to recovery

    The post Bookings shoot up since PM Boris Johnson sets out roadmap to recovery appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced his roadmap to recovery and key reopening dates. The UK has gone into a second lockdown in December following the emergence of the mutated strain of the coronavirus, which the world refers to as the UK variant. The roadmap out of lockdown entails four key steps to get England “back to normal”. The steps are denoted of the reopening of schools, pubs, restaurants, non-essential shops. PM Johnson said that life will be relatively back to normal by June taken that…