Budget cut an important first step for tourism firms to survive winter

Without over-dramatising it, the budget was the most important day in the history of Ireland’s proud tourism industry. Budget 2021 at home and an international travel agreement at the European level were both hugely important to thousands of businesses and tens of thousands of jobs.

The good news is that Ireland, along with the rest of the EU member states, signed up to a common framework that should in time,

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Albany hotels partner with universities, get creative to survive

ALBANY— The downtown Holiday Inn Express and the Springhill Suites in Colonie reopened their doors on Thursday for the first time in months. But with no major events happening this fall — conventions, concerts, mass sports events — many hotels remain almost empty.

“Yesterday we had two guests,” said Vicky Sindhu, the operating manager at the Holiday Inn Express. “It’s devastating to see things are not the way they were.

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Government policy must change if travel companies are to survive the Covid-19 pandemic



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The government’s announcement on 25 July of a quarantine for anyone returning from Spain torpedoed the nascent recovery of the travel industry. Bookings immediately dried up. 

Since then it’s gone from bad to worse. This week, the government removed Turkey, Poland, and Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba from its Travel Corridor list, meaning that travellers from those destinations must now self-isolate on arrival.

Consistent only

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The airline industry could shrink by half ‘to survive,’ United Airlines chairman says

The US airline industry needs to shrink its labor costs by as much as 50% to survive — and even then it’s possible some carriers don’t make it through the crisis, United Airlines Executive Chairman Oscar Munoz told CNN Business.



a person standing in front of a window: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 12: A pilot walks by United Airlines planes as they sit parked at gates at San Francisco International Airport on April 12, 2020 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco International Airport has a seen a huge decline in daily flights since the coronavirus shelter in place. United Airlines, the airport's largest carrier with the most daily flights with 290 flights per day before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, has reduced their daily flights to 50 per day. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 12: A pilot walks by United Airlines planes as they sit parked at gates at San Francisco International Airport on April

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7 Innovative (But Simple) Ways Hotels Can Survive the Covid-19 Travel Crunch


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Before Covid-19 slammed the breaks on air travel, the revenue forecasts for the global hotel trade were looking rosy. Corporate travel expenditure alone was projected in some forecasts to grow into a $1.7 trillion industry mega-segment by 2023.

But, thanks to coronavirus, instead of harvesting one of the biggest revenue growth-spurts in the history of hotels,

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The travel industry will not survive without a radical government U-turn



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The tourism and outbound travel industries are no strangers to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Across the globe, international and domestic travel has been brought to its knees by the far-reaching impacts of coronavirus, and the ramifications are no clearer than in the United Kingdom. 

In the last month alone, we have seen the collapse of established household names such as STA, the loss

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