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“When handled properly, selling more tickets for a flight than there are seats on the plane is rational,” I tweeted earlier this week. “And it is beneficial for passengers and the planet.” The travel blogger Bemused Backpacker responded within minutes: “When handled properly? Are you joking? Overbooking is a despicable and unethical practice that in
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(CNN) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people all over the globe, Airbnb has stepped up with a plan to offer free or subsidized housing to people working on the disease’s front lines, namely health care professionals, emergency workers and relief personnel. “Medical workers and first responders are providing lifesaving support during the
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These are the key questions, answers and Independent predictions about the government’s plans for a £75m airlift of British nationals stranded abroad due to the global coronavirus shutdown. What has the foreign secretary said? Speaking at the daily 10 Downing Street briefing, Dominic Raab said: “An unprecedented number of British travellers are trying to get home. Critical transit
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(CNN) — Elephants forced to perform tricks and carry tourists in a Thailand park are to be liberated from their controversial work as a consequence of the coronavirus, the park’s owner says. Anchalee Kalampichit, the owner of Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, closed the park on Monday after tourist numbers plummeted from
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“Catastrophic damage to the UK travel industry, and widespread consumer detriment” – that is the warning from Abta about the effect of the coronavirus crisis on holiday firms. The travel trade association’s chief executive, Mark Tanzer, is demanding government action to ease consumer regulations in favour of the industry. Millions of holidays in March, April
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