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    STAAH reveals top online channels for 2020

    The post STAAH reveals top online channels for 2020 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. STAAH has revealed the top online booking channels for 2020. Varying across the world’s top tourism destinations, the lists reveal the successes of both direct booking strategies for accommodation providers and the growth strategies of online travel agents. “It is clear that accommodation providers across the board are actively seeking to drive direct bookings, through greater knowledge and technology innovation by distribution platforms,” says Tony Howlett, Chief Operating Officer at STAAH Ltd. “It is heartening to see that the STAAH booking engine is delivering results to our partners as they recover from an unprecedented year.” Direct bookings…

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    Qantas reveals shocking AUD 1 billion six-month loss

    The post Qantas reveals shocking AUD 1 billion six-month loss appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the COVID-19 pandemic left a terrible horror mark in the aviation industry and proved to be a fatal blow, Qantas has now posted an underlying loss of AUD 1.1 billion (USD 858 million) in the six months to 31 December 2020. In a half-yearly trading update on 24 February, the national carrier of Australia said that revenue took AUD 6.9-billion (USD 5.50 billion) hit, dropping to AUD 2.3 billion (USD 1.83 billion) in the second half of 2020, as passenger numbers slumped 83%. Australia’s largest airline also revealed it has…

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    Qantas reveals wage freeze and more job losses

    The post Qantas reveals wage freeze and more job losses appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas has announced it will introduce a two-year wage freeze on all new enterprise agreements across the Qantas Group, as it seeks to reduce its annual costs by AUD1 billion by FY23. Meanwhile, Virgin Australia has provided a market update of its own, announcing new routes, increased frequencies and a hiring spree. In a trading update, the flag carrier said that its next round of enterprise agreements will include the two-year wage freeze, and stipulate a 2 % annual increase thereafter, down from 3 % before the COVID-19 pandemic. The new…