China encouraging ‘revenge travel’ following coronavirus lockdowns to help economy

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Chinese officials are reportedly encouraging citizens to get out and adventure in a “revenge travel” pitch to revive tourism and boost the economy, following months of lockdowns and restrictions in the fight against COVID-19.

Starting Thursday, about 550 million people are expected to travel for China’s National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival – and keep moving through the eight-day Golden Week, The Guardian reports.

Passengers wait for their trains at Hankou Railway Station one day before the eight-day National Day holiday on September 30 in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. (Hu Jinli/VCG via Getty Images)

Passengers wait for their trains

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JetBlue Celebrates Holiday Season in September by Encouraging Customers to ‘Be an Early Holiday-er’ | Region

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 29, 2020–

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced the airline will deliver some extra cheer to customers by starting the holiday season early – in September. Launching today, ‘Be an Early Holiday-er’ invites travelers to celebrate the holiday season now through digital and in-airport experiences, including $50 off per person on holiday flights and $300 off per flight and hotel package when booking through JetBlue Vacations for a

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Travellers wary, agencies not encouraging travel despite incentives



a man and a woman standing in a room: St. Jean says she has cancelled three upcoming trips because of increasing COVID numbers.


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St. Jean says she has cancelled three upcoming trips because of increasing COVID numbers.

Pauline St. Jean, 62, calls it a strike out: three exciting family vacations planned for the next six months, all cancelled due to COVID-19.

Fear of rising case numbers and a federal government advisory for non-essential travel outside of Canada compelled St. Jean and her partner to make the call earlier this

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Small Luxury Hotels’ poll offers some encouraging results: Travel Weekly

Jeri Clausing

Jeri Clausing

A new survey offers a fresh dose of optimism for the luxury travel sector.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World says a poll of its North American loyalty program members shows more than half  are planning trips this year, and three-quarters of them are willing to fly.

And almost all, 90%, said they would feel most comfortable in a small hotel.

The group polled 6,000 loyalty club members

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