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E.U. Formalizes Reopening, Barring Travelers From U.S.

The prolonged severance of travel ties between the bloc and the United States has disrupted a critical economic, cultural and diplomatic relationship. Business travelers on both sides of the Atlantic are desperate to resume their visits, couples and families have been split up for months, and the differences between the European and American approaches to combating the pandemic have brought to the fore divergent views on science and policy.Matina Stevis-Gridneff (New York Times)

Business Travel Has Stopped. No One Knows When It Will Come Back.

In a survey this month by the Global Business Travel Association, a trade group for corporate travel managers, nearly all its members said their employers had canceled or suspended all or most previously booked or planned international business travel, while 92 percent said all or most domestic business travel had been canceled or suspended.Jane L. Levere (New York Times)

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Ready, Set, Ski! In China, Snow Sports Are the Next Big Thing

Multibillion dollar resorts are popping up in record time with gondolas offering views of all the snow-making. Groups hold school assemblies to preach the joys of sliding on snow. It’s all part of the People’s Party plan to create 300 million Chinese “winter sports enthusiasts” by the time the Games roll around. That’s the entire population of France, Germany and Switzerland combined, and then doubled.Tim Neville (New York Times)

Thriving Hotel Industry Scrambles for Workers

There are simply not enough domestic job seekers to meet our work force needs. The hotel industry is a major employer of immigrants, and they will continue to be part of any work force solution. We support a balanced approach to immigration that enables hotels and other businesses to meet the increasing demand for employees, while protecting national security.Jennifer Myers (American Hotel and Lodging Association)

Boeing 737 Max’s Problems Force Ryanair to Cut Back Its Growth Plans

Ryanair said the slowdown in growth would prompt it to reduce flights or even close its bases toward the end of this year at some of the airports it served. Mr. O’Leary said the cuts were “directly caused” by Boeing’s problems with the 737 Max.Amie Tsang (New York Times)

Airbnb Enters the ‘Luxe’ Market

The Luxe portfolio of 2,000 homes, available starting Tuesday, includes villas in Tuscany, ski lodges in New Zealand and castles in the French countryside. They were selected from the 5,000 properties listed on Luxury Retreats, a high-end vacation rental company that Airbnb acquired in 2017.Shivani Vora (New York Times)

Don’t Call It Tex-Mex

Until the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, much of southern Texas was Mexico, and for centuries before that part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. That’s why, to Mr. Medrano, the heart of Texas Mexican culture is an area that includes southern Texas — the Rio Grande Valley, Corpus Christi and greater San Antonio and Houston — but also part of the northern Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas.Rachel Wharton (New York Times)

Martinique: A Slice of France, Tropical Forests and, Yes, Beaches Too

And while Martinique is very much a part of France — most of the tourists are French, meaning you can go days without running into any Americans — it also has its own rich history and culture. These traditions actually are becoming more prominent on the island in recent years, as younger islanders look for ways to try to reconnect with their culture.Eric Lipton (New York Times)

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