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Holiday Giant TUI Puts Upbeat Spin on Critical Summer Season

TUI AG said it’s more optimistic about a European tourism rebound spurred by looser travel curbs and diminishing rates of coronavirus infection, even as it signaled potential turbulence in the months ahead.

The world’s biggest tour operator said Wednesday that a pick-up in demand is “clearly evident,” with reservations doubling in April. Still, the Hanover, Germany-based company now sees revenue declining in the fiscal year through September after a delayed start to the summer season.

TUI is counting on a surge in bookings to revive cash flows after suffering a 1.3 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) loss in the first half through

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New Zealand’s Ardern puts travel with Australia on hold for two more weeks

  • New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce a date for quarantine-free travel with Australia.
  • Several concerns need to be ironed out first, said Arden.
  • Most Australian states have opened borders to New Zealanders since last October.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce within two weeks a date for quarantine-free travel with Australia, she said on Monday, despite mounting pressure from business to open borders with neighbouring countries.

The government hopes to announce a start date on 6 April, Ardern told a news conference, adding that while opening borders with neighbours was a priority, several concerns needed to

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Australia puts 500 tennis players, staff into coronavirus isolation

By Swati Pandey



a blue sign in front of a building: ATP Cup


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SYDNEY (Reuters) – More than 500 tennis players and officials were ordered into isolation in the Australian city of Melbourne on Thursday as authorities reintroduced coronavirus restrictions after a worker at a quarantine hotel tested positive for the virus.

The city reimposed an order for masks indoors and a limit on gatherings of 15 people after the state’s run of 28 days with no new local cases came to an end.

Melbourne, Australia’s second-biggest city, is preparing to host the Australian Open tennis tournament from Monday but play at six warm-up events

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