Facts: The chaos of summer travel in Europe

Passengers line up at the check-in desk at Heathrow Terminal 5 in London, Britain, June 1, 2022. Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 19 (Reuters) – Strikes and staff shortages are forcing airlines to cancel thousands of flights and cause hours-long queues at major airports, dashing hopes of a busy … Read more

Analysis: Summer of discontent in Europe reveals the labor crisis in the travel sector

AMSTERDAM/PARIS/DOHA, June 19 (Reuters) – After 21 years working as a service agent at Air France (AIRF.PA), Karim Jeval quit his job during the COVID-19 pandemic to start his own job training consultancy. “If that doesn’t work, I won’t go back to the aviation sector,” the 41-year-old says frankly. “Some shifts started at 4 am … Read more

Many travel restrictions are being eased. Here is the latest release for March 2022

We are approaching the start of the spring travel season as the weather begins to warm north of the equator. In addition, many positive developments in the field of domestic and international travel make it easy for you to pack your bags and hop on board. Here’s some travel news to know for March 2022, … Read more

Travel Restriction Update June 2022

The summer travel season has reached its peak now. As a result, many countries are easing Covid-19 travel restrictions as the world returns to normal this year. Below are the current entry protocols for many popular destinations. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, travels on a trip … [+] A horse-drawn carriage … Read more

Canada’s busiest airport delays fights before summer travel

MONTREAL/TORONTO (Reuters) – As Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto, grapples with unusually long queues, a global airline trade group is urging Canadian authorities to take action to reduce hours-long queues ahead of the upcoming summer travel season. . Airports from Canada to England grapple with long queues and delays, as a staffing crunch combined with soaring … Read more

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

Americans view Asian countries as safer to travel now than they were 4 years ago

A new study shows that American travelers perceive many Asian countries as safer travel destinations now than they were four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam rose in the annual safety ratings published by travel insurance company Berkshire Hathaway for travel protection. The survey in the State of Travel Insurance 2022 … Read more

Americans lack a basic layer of modern knowledge

Updated at 4:50PM on May 4, 2022 Three things I remember from my high school geosciences class: the swirling pink cover of a textbook designed to help us pass our end-of-year test in New York State, the soccer player who seemed more intent on torturing me than torturing me. Learning, and the nagging feeling that … Read more

Pummeled demand drives travel rebound in Europe as COVID restrictions ease

Passengers queue for airport check-in ahead of the weekend at Easter Bank, at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain, April 14, 2022. REUTERS/Hanna McKay Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) – European airlines and hotel chains are seeing bookings recover to levels barely seen since the start of the COVID-19 … Read more