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Revenge travel picks up in India; resorts, hotels beat some COVID-19 blues



a group of palm trees next to a body of water: Revenge travel picks up in India; resorts, hotels beat some COVID-19 blues


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Revenge travel picks up in India; resorts, hotels beat some COVID-19 blues

A 10-minute-long discussion on a WhatsApp video call, and, two days later, Mumbai-based college student Siddharth Shetty and four of his friends steered their Maruti Suzuki Swift towards Goa.

Passing through the lush green forests and overflowing rivers of the Western Ghats, the fivesome checked into two standard double rooms of Double Tree by Hilton in Goa’s capital Panaji at the end of the 12-hour drive.

“Being at home, we could not take it anymore. This holiday break meant to us more than all our holidays put together, and we are having the best time of 2020,” Shetty said on a phone call.

Nineteen-year-old Shetty is one among several thousand Indian travellers who have not let go of the chance to head out for an unplanned holiday as soon as the ‘unlocking’ phase started, allowing

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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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3 Top Travel Stocks to Buy Now

As everyone knows, the travel and leisure industry is in the dumps right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet better therapeutics are coming to market every day, and with each passing day, we are getting closer to a vaccine. Bill Gates believes there could be vaccine approvals as early as December or January, meaning the pandemic could end by mid- to late 2021.

There is likely a lot of pent-up demand for travel after a year of restricted movement. Given the run-up in “stay-at-home” stocks this year, investors may wish to look at high-quality travel and leisure stocks that are still down on the year.

That’s why MGM Resorts International  (NYSE:MGM), Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) all look like promising “post-vaccine” bounce-back travel picks today.

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Three stocks to play a travel turnaround. Image source: Getty Images.

MGM Resorts International

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Singapore is going to start a travel bubble with Hong Kong



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Officials from Singapore and Hong Kong have agreed to a travel bubble that will allow leisure travel for almost all their residents without the need for quarantine or a controlled itinerary.

In a media briefing on Thursday, Singapore transport minister Ong Ye Kung said local health care experts had endorsed the plan, which would require travelers from both sides to have spent 14 days in either city before departure. They will also need to present negative Covid-19 test results.

Ong’s announcement, held at the same time Hong Kong’s secretary for commerce and economic development, Edward Yau Tang-wah, briefed the media, signaling that both sides have come to an agreement on most issues.

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Neither side had given a firm date for the start of the travel bubble, but they agreed

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