Leisure

The Importance Of Leisure Travel For Business Owners

Founder & CEO of Sawyer & Company, a SoHo, New York-based boutique design studio.

Travel has undoubtedly been one of the most heavily impacted sectors throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. As work lives experience a major shift, the massive role that travel plays in how people function, interact and do business with one another has become increasingly apparent — from global conferences to travel for meetings to corporate retreats. Beyond these types of traditional and large-scale business gatherings, travel serves another important purpose: the opportunity to disconnect, seek inspiration, refresh and find a clear mental headspace in today’s rapidly changing world. Travel allows entrepreneurs to source the creativity that is essential to keeping their businesses moving daily.

Leisure travel will forever be an intrinsic human inclination and plays an irreplaceable role in shaping people’s lives. Whether jetting across the world to experience an entirely new culture or simply exploring

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United adding and restoring October flights for leisure travelers

United Airlines announced Friday that it plans to add new routes and restore dozens more routes to its October schedule. The new and returning routes mean the Chicago-based airline will be flying 46% of last October’s domestic schedule, an 8% increase over September.

The airline is also restoring eight Hawaii routes, wagering that Hawaii will allow out-of-state visitors to return without quarantining for 14 days beginning Oct. 1. The Aloha State is already requiring both transpacific and inter-island travelers to submit a digital application with their health and contact information, and once it allows out-of-state visitors to return, officials plan to institute a “resort bubble” that will keep tabs on them but allow them to move between islands.

Forget about a Hawaii vacation until at least October:  COVID-19 spike delays tourism reopening

‘Safe travels’:  Hawaii to require visitors to fill out online form before travel

The airline said it

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Wales lifts ban on public transport for leisure travel

Space available: a CrossCountry train from Cardiff Central: Simon Calder
Space available: a CrossCountry train from Cardiff Central: Simon Calder

From Monday, Wales will finally join the rest of the UK in permitting the use of public transport for leisure travel – “opening up trains and buses to more potential passengers,” according to the Welsh government.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Transport for Wales has told prospective passengers: “Thank you for not travelling with us during these exceptional times. This helps keep trains clear in Wales for key workers and those with essential needs.”

The Welsh government has announced the “essential travel only” message will be lifted from Monday, 17 August.

Lee Waters, deputy minister for economy and transport, said: “As we continue to carefully ease restrictions we are able to lift the essential travel message that was in place to allow our key workers to travel safely.

“But with the virus still in circulation it’s essential that people

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