Friday, October 7, 2022

Chicago O’Hare replaces London Heathrow as most connected airport

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OAG, the data platform for the global travel industry, released Megahubs 2022, the Top 50 most internationally connected airports in the world. Last updated in 2019, Megahubs provides fresh insight into how ongoing travel disruptions are affecting global connectivity.

Looking to work and travel? Here are the best digital nomad visa programs

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You can now travel and work without restriction from any nation worldwide. Different global governments are developing digital nomad visa programs to keep up with the vibrant global trend of digital nomadism. Also, the number of digital nomads is expanding every passing day as more organizations worldwide accept the concept of remote work, thanks to employees having greater negotiating power coupled with the availability of digital workspaces.

Rome2rio appoints ex-Canva Product Lead Bo Jing amidst rapid growth

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Rome2rio, the multi-modal travel planning site, announced that Bo Jing joins as Head of Product as the business continues to strengthen its capabilities. Jing will lead the product team and build solutions that will enable seamless experiences for Rome2rio's users. One of his goals is to make it even easier and more fun for travellers to discover the best door-to-door way to get to their destinations, exploring all possible transport alternatives. He is the latest appointment in a string of hires at Rome2rio which has seen the business fill more than 35 tech and management roles in the last 12 months, with 23 of those in 2022.

Hotel Vs Airbnb: Which one is most appropriate for your next vacation?

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We're all planning our next vacation, and some aspects of travel will most likely change the next time you pack your bags. Few things, however, are as exciting as planning a trip to a new location, and with the rise of Airbnb, travelers have more options for lodging than ever. But how do you choose between Airbnb and a hotel? You may be concerned about Airbnb scams or high hotel prices, but ultimately, where you stay depends on the type of vacation you want to have and ultimately how you like to travel and experience a place.

FreeGuides and Tech Central team up to offer interactive self-guided tours

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FreeGuides, founded by 25-year-old entrepreneur Daniel Wasilewsky, announced it will be working with Tech Central in an effort to encourage Sydneysiders and Tech Central workers and locals to rediscover and support SMBs in the emerging home of tech and innovation.

Consumers move to prioritize travel spend supported by fintech services

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Amadeus commissioned ‘Consumer Travel Spend Priorities’ a research study with 4,500 consumers from France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore to understand their expected spending habits for the coming twelve months. Consumers confirmed their desire to travel despite the economic uncertainty, with ‘international travel’ ranked as the highest priority from a selection of six discretionary spend categories.

SMB owners’ mental health takes a hit due to lack of personal travel

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American Express’ Business Class research explores the wellbeing and business benefits of personal travel. This is important as challenges continue to mount on Australia’s SMB sector in light of inflation, supply chain pressures, labour shortages and the volatility surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. 47% of Aussie SMB owners say their mental health and wellbeing have suffered as they weren’t able to take time off for a holiday during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MarineMax to acquire IGY Marinas, significantly expand marina business

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MarineMax, Inc., the recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (IGY Marinas), which operates a collection of marina assets and a yacht management platform in key yachting destinations.

Planning a road trip? Here are ten tips for planning the perfect road trip

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The time-honored road trip is making a comeback. More Americans are traveling by car to visit family and for vacations. A survey conducted in May 2020 by the GasBuddy app revealed that almost one in three Americans intended to take a summer road vacation. Experiencing new things is made possible by road trips. You can do a few things to improve your holiday and make it memorable for the right reasons, whether you are traveling locally for day trips or hitting the road for a lengthy bucket-list journey across the country.

Is it possible to enjoy your getaway and also improve the environment?

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With climate change and overtourism affecting our daily lives, sustainability and mindfulness have entered the travel discussion. Acting in ways to better our communities has shifted from environmental concern to activism in specific spaces, including the tourism industry. So, precisely what is sustainable travel? In its basic form, sustainable tourism is travel that has a positive long-term and short-term impact on a local community, environment, and economy.