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How ‘travel bubble’ between Hong Kong and Singapore will work

A woman heads towards a departure gate at the Hong Kong International Airport. Christian Keenan | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Leisure travel between Hong Kong and Singapore could resume in the coming weeks as both cities work to set up a bilateral “travel bubble” that will allow travelers to forgo quarantine. The two cities — …

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Boeing 737 Max is safe to fly again, says EASA boss

A Boeing 737 MAX jet comes in for a landing following a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on June 29, 2020. Jason Redmond | Reuters Europe’s aviation regulator has declared Boeing‘s 737 Max aircraft safe to fly after it was grounded in March 2019 following two accidents that …

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Southeast Asia struggles to kickstart tourism industry amid coronavirus

Southeast Asia, home to some of the most tourism-reliant countries in the world, is reeling from the coronavirus-induced global lockdowns — and many of the region’s travel industries are struggling to survive. Even though other regions like Europe have seen travel-related activities lifted, Southeast Asia’s borders have remained largely closed. The World Tourism Organization, a …

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Genting’s Dream Cruises on cruises to nowhere program in Singapore

SINGAPORE — First there were flights to nowhere, now there are cruises to nowhere.  This week, Singapore announced a pilot program where cruises will make round trips to the city-state with no port of call in between. Capacity would be limited to 50% and passengers must be Singapore residents. The move is a fresh attempt to …

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Airline stocks rally on stimulus hopes. Charts show next bullish level

It’s been a wild week for airlines. United Airlines and Delta were among the airline stocks that rallied Wednesday after President Trump urged $25 billion in relief for the industry. Trump’s statement late Tuesday was a surprise turn for the president after he tweeted earlier in the day that all stimulus talks should be pushed …

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‘Absolutely the right time’ to invest in tourism: Saudi minister

An aerial picture showing the Red Sea cost in Saudi Arabia. Franck Fife | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — There’s no better time than now for Saudi Arabia to build its new tourist attractions, the kingdom’s tourism minister told CNBC this week. “It is absolutely the right time … because as we all know, the …

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Over 40 airlines have failed in 2020 so far and more are set to come

A fleet of Airbus SE A380 passenger aircraft, operated by British Airways, a unit of International Consolidated Airlines Group SA, sit parked near other grounded jets at Chateauroux airport in Chateauroux, France, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Nathan Laine | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Strong government support has stopped some airlines from going bankrupt — but more …

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Booking is stock to short, technical analyst says

Travel stocks head into the new week on two different tracks. Cruise line stocks ended last week under pressure after a White House meeting with cruise CEOs was postponed following President Donald Trump‘s positive Covid test. Airline stocks ended higher after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled additional government assistance for the beaten-down industry. Craig Johnson, …

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FAA chief upbeat after flying Boeing 737 Max, no timeline on approval

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson, sitting inside the flight deck of a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, conducts a pre-flight check ahead of an evaluation flight from Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, September 30, 2020. Mike Siegel | Pool | via Reuters The head of the Federal Aviation Administration was upbeat about Boeing‘s 737 …

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Antarctica, the only continent without coronavirus, braces for summer

Antarctica Flights operates 12-hour sightseeing tours over the continent that take off and land on the same day. Courtesy of Antarctica Flights The coronavirus has ravaged the world now for nine months, with people across the globe enduring lockdowns of varying intensities, workplace and school shutdowns and restrictions on group gatherings.  Yet there’s still one continent …

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