2019 Highest Levels of Flight Reservations for Leisure and Business Trips

For the first time since the pandemic began, global commercial and leisure travel has risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Institute of Economics’ third annual travel report, “Travel 2022: Trends and Transformations,” published yesterday. After analyzing 37 global markets, the report found that cross-border travel reached pre-pandemic levels as … Read more

Airbnb expects a surge in demand as North American travel picks up | Tourism news

Airbnb has provided a revenue forecast for the current quarter that easily beat Wall Street estimates as the company sees “heavy demand” for travel heading into the busy summer season after more than two years of Covid-19 restrictions. Revenue for the second quarter will range between $2.03 billion and $2.13 billion. That beat analysts’ average … Read more

‘Jobs at stake’: Asia ‘playing catch-up’ in post-COVID travel | Flight

The head of the global aviation authority says the region is lagging behind the rest of the world in resuming international travel. The head of the global airline industry’s representative body said on Tuesday that Asia-Pacific countries were “playing a catch-up role” on resuming international travel, and should ease remaining border restrictions linked to the … Read more

Tech workers in China face a bloodbath of layoffs amid crackdown and losses | Technique

Beijing, China – Instead of a rosy gaffe from his boss, Zhang Wei discovers he’s about to lose his job at Chinese video streaming company iQiyi via a work group chat. Zhang’s supervisor only confirmed the news after cuts at the Beijing-based company were leaked last December to the media. “Even though I knew beforehand, … Read more

Companies plan to use blimps to go into space in 2024

Nearly half of Americans want to travel to space. But that means the other half doesn’t, according to a 2021 survey by ValuePenguin, a financial research site LendingTree. Nearly 40% said space travel was too risky, while others expressed concern about environmental impacts and costs. Soon there will be an option that addresses those concerns, … Read more

How Ireland Missed Its Chance To Be The ‘Super Organizer’ Of Big Tech

Many of the largest US technology companies in Europe are headquartered in Dublin. Artur Widak | Norfoto | Getty Images Upcoming EU rules forcing big tech companies to monitor online content will be enforced more aggressively by the European Commission, a move experts say will diminish the role Ireland has played so far in overseeing … Read more

Technical Policy Challenges and Possible Recession

Hello and welcome to Protocol Approach! Today, we look at how a potential market crash affects your policy priorities; Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called for stable currency regulation after one of the most important assets in the space suffered a mysterious decryption; Privacy experts are concerned about the end of end-to-end encryption after the European … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals are not ready to reopen borders

With countries across Asia reopening to international travelers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains tightly closed. That may change soon. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a press conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of border restrictions related … Read more

Cryptocurrencies and tech stocks go down. What does this mean for your investments – Wataniya

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, rising tech star Shopify became Canada’s most valuable company, beating founding player Royal Bank of Canada for the top spot. But in the past six months, shares of the Ottawa-based e-commerce giant have lost nearly 80 percent of their value on the Toronto Stock Exchange. So what went wrong? The … Read more

Stocks fall as growth fears accelerate; Decreased potential customers in the technical field

Updated at 12:05 PM EST The Dow Jones fell 552 points, or 1.7% Nasdaq is down 418 points, or 3.44%. S&P 500 slips 105 points, or 2.65% 10 year bonds trading at 3.0783% West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell $5.70 to $104.09 a barrel VIX +15% to 34.73 points Dollar Index + 22% to 103.869 … Read more