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News and tidbits from the travel industry

The huge Covid-test price differences at airports around the world

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Emirates boss predicts quick bounceback for aviation

I’m very optimistic about what’s likely to happen during the course of the back three calendar months of this year.Tim Clark (Emirates)

Air France-KLM Secures $4.7 Billion From French Government

The French government will convert a $3.55 billion loan extended to the group last year into a hybrid instrument and commit up to an additional $1.18 billion to a planned share issue, raising its stake in Air France-KLM to almost 30 percent.Laurence Frost and Dominique Vidalon (Reuters)

How Bad Was 2020 for Tourism? Look at the Numbers.

Around the world, international arrivals are estimated to have dropped to 381 million in 2020, down from 1.461 billion in 2019 — a 74 percent decline. In countries whose economies are heavily reliant on tourism, the precipitous drop in visitors was, and remains, devastating.Stephen Hiltner and Lalena Fisher (New York Times)

Trang: the Thai city obsessed with breakfast

The people of Trang have a reputation as serious eaters. People elsewhere in Thailand eat three maybe four times per day, but people in Trang eat nine times a day!Austin Bush (BBC)

‘Travel is coming back,’ says Airbnb, as it beats revenue estimates in first earnings

We will see a shift from mass travel to meaningful travel. And with more people working from home, there will be more flexibility around where and when they travel.Airbnb

What it’s like to have a ski resort to yourself

In France, ski resorts are open for visitors to come and enjoy the mountains, but the lifts remain closed. To fill the potential chasm in the resort economies, marketing teams have been busy on social media trying to lure tourists with the attractions of fresh air, stunning scenery, mountain walks and alpine ambiance.Rob Hodgetts (CNN)

U.S. Airline Passenger Numbers Fall to 1985 Levels

The collapse in travel demand brought with it record losses. The six largest U.S. airlines racked up $43.8 billion in pre-tax losses in 2020.Edward Russell (Skift)

Auswilderung in Argentinien: Zurück in die Wildnis

Die Esteros del Iberá, dieses Universum aus Wasser, Schilf und Morast, fünfmal so groß wie Luxemburg, ist nach dem Pantanal in Brasilien das zweitgrößte zusammenhängende Feuchtgebiet der Erde und ein unberührter Flecken Erde.Fabian von Poser (FAZ)

Malaysia’s humble ‘king of noodles’

I don’t remember how old I was when I started. But char kway teow is all I know.Uncle Tan

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