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Asia misses global recovery of air travel, as IATA condemns bans | Aviation

Hwaseong, South Korea – Asia-Pacific countries have almost entirely missed out on the global recovery of air travel, with flights still down more than 90 percent compared with pre-pandemic levels, new figures show. The region is the only part of the world to see practically no improvement in air travel during the past year, with […]

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As omicron variant is detected around the world, travel bans may be too late, experts say

As governments scrambled to close their borders to southern African countries as a shield against a potentially dangerous new coronavirus variant, experts warned the travel bans may be too late – with confirmed and suspected cases cropping up as far away as Asia and Australia. The variant, dubbed omicron, has a high number of mutations […]

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‘Premature’ travel bans leave South Africa in the lurch

South Africa’s battered and bruised tourism and hospitality sector has suffered yet another blow, as countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East have imposed travel bans to and from the country, following the emergence of a new Covid variant in the Southern African region. Scientists in South Africa alerted global organisations to the existence […]

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Business

House Democrat Calls Leaking Colleague a ‘Schmuck’ and ‘Coward’ As Caucus Bans Phones at Biden Meeting

Rep. Jared Huffman called one of his colleagues a “schmuck” and a “coward” following leaks to the press. Democrats are trying to find an agreement on an infrastructure bill as members leak to the press. Biden is meeting with House Democrats at 3:30pm, and members will have to leave their phones in cubbies outside. Loading […]

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