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Coronavirus: How companies can handle employee travel in wake of deadly virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines medium risk as being seated within six feet of a traveler with symptomatic laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV infection. Image: CDC As confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus hit 40,000, tech companies are revising travel policies and offering help to employees who may have been exposed to the virus. Martin Ferguson, […]

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Travel Megatrends 2020: Gen Z Asserts Itself as Travel’s Next Big Opportunity

This year the oldest members of Gen Z will be graduating from college and taking up larger portions of the global workforce and population. This generation is already travel-savvy and heavily involved in trip planning. Large numbers of Gen Z travelers around the world soon will have the money and autonomy to take control of […]

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MEA suspends travel from China on E-visas in a new travel advisory

Travellers with a history of travel to China from January 15 could face quarantine In recent developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, anyone with a travel history to China from January 15 could be quarantined, according to the latest travel advisory issued by the Ministry of Health on Sunday. The Ministry of Health has advised […]

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Why your bucket list is hurting your travel experience

What do the Mona Lisa, the Great Wall of China and Trolltunga have in common? It sounds like a bad travel joke, but the answer is — they are popular bucket list destinations for travelers around the world. The pop culture vernacular for “a checklist of things to do before one dies” has become a […]

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Want Cheap Flights? Here’s Where To Travel Every Month In 2020

Cheap flights. There are no two sweeter words to budget travelers out there. And luckily for them, Kayak’s travel hacking guide is here. From wallet-friendly destinations to under-the-radar destinations, the travel search engine offers the go-to-guide for finding travel discounts in 2020. As all travel hackers out there know: staying location agnostic is the best strategy for snagging cheap flights. And in that spirit, […]

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Travelport: “Travel should be an exciting, stress-free and dignified”

Requests for assistance for airline passengers with intellectual disabilities have seen a nearly eight-fold increase in Asia, following a 10-month long campaign to raise awareness of a dedicated Special Service Request (SSR) booking code by travel technology company, Travelport. SSR codes are used in the airline industry to communicate traveller preferences or needs to airlines. They […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s new travel book to be released in October

Bourdain’s first posthumous book, ‘World Travel: An Irreverent Guide,’ will be published on Oct. 13. The late chef and television host was working on “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide” at the time of his death by suicide in June 2018. Bourdain’s longtime assistant and “Appetites” co-author Laurie Woolever finished the travel guide, which compiles “essential advice […]

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The future of travel and all you need to be prepared for

New Delhi: International carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines did a recent survey to figure our how travellers are changing the way they search, book and travel. From booking with the aid of voice technology and sustainable alternatives such as rail services, to facial recognition technology at security its an ever changing world of travel out […]

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Kazakhstan’s passport ranks 67th for visa-free travel

The rating is based on a point system, giving one point for each country to which a passport provides access. Kazakhstan has 76 points, meaning its residents can freely visit 76 countries, and shares its ranking, the same as last year, with Namibia. In 2019, Kazakhstan gained visa-free access to Saudi Arabia and Senegal, while […]

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French strikes throw holiday travel into chaos

France’s transport network remained disrupted in Paris and across the country over the weekend, complicating travel for those returning from Christmas breaks or leaving for holidays for the New Year. The rolling strike action over pension reforms entered its 25th day on Sunday, with local and long-distance public transport workers insisting they will keep pressure on the […]