Increasing Consolidation of Online Travel Agencies a Key Driver

“Global Online Travel Booking Platform Market 2020-2024” report has been added to’s offering.

The global online travel booking platform market is poised to grow by $204.81 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period.

This report provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis

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Tratok, the Travel and Tourism Blockchain Disruptor, Goes Mainstream, Offering Users the Chance to Win a Holiday per Year for Life

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tratok’s users have always claimed that the UAE based disruptor holds a significant edge over its counterparts in the blockchain travel and tourism niche. To back their claims, they point towards Tratok’s accomplishments over the last 12 months. The privately funded venture has succeeded in delivering products, direct partnerships and two generations of working platforms. The efficacy of these has

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Russia approves world’s first vaccine amid skepticism, Trump weighs travel ban on Americans

U.S. cases could be on the decline, with the daily cases falling below 50,000 for the second day in a row Tuesday, just one month after surpassing the grim milestone.

areas without mask mandates continue to see steep increases in hospitalizations.” data-reactid=”17″Some reports attribute the decline to reduced testing, while others show areas without mask mandates continue to see steep increases in hospitalizations.

Cases globally have now surpassed 20

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Belarus arrests opposition figures, calls in Nobel laureate after mass protests

The authorities in Belarus arrested two leading opposition figures on Monday and called a Nobel laureate in for questioning, a day after thousands of people defied the army to march demanding the downfall of president Alexander Lukashenko. Two weeks after an election which his opponents say he rigged, Lukashenko has

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Everything we know about the Night Fae in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

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Get back to nature and help spirits reincarnate.

One of the most significant innovations of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is the Covenant system, which lets players choose one of four factions to work with throughout the expansion’s endgame. Each has its cast of characters, zone, quests, and rewards, so choosing who to join can be hard. If you’re a fan of Night Elves, Druids, or

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Make the most of Alaskan travel deals as our staycation summer winds down

Even in this most unusual summer, time marches on and our summer days get shorter and shorter. Here we are in the middle of August, with just a few weeks to make the most of our staycation summer.

Most of the activities and accommodations open to us this summer have some sort of special price for Alaska residents. Some of those specials are much better than others.

To take advantage

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Watch Kesha Travel the World With a Cat-Person in Her Absurdist ‘Little Bit of Love’ Video

Ever since the world stopped to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has been dreaming of someday leaving self-isolation and getting to travel the world again. Lucky for fans, Kesha is giving us a look at what the world looks like for her.

On Tuesday (August 4), Kesha released her official music video for “Little Bit of Love” off of her latest album High Road. The new visual, shot

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Polaroid launches new stay safe collection

As the world battles a pandemic, an innate fear of contracting the virus has comfortably nestled into the average traveler’s mind. In a situation like this, ‘safety’, ‘protection’ and ‘contagion’ are the most searched words on the internet. 

Furthermore, there’s also a confusion regarding the correct safety equipment. Travellers fear flimsy protective gear, unreliable information related to safety gear, and not getting the right protective equipment for a carefree journey.

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UK travel firms say France quarantine move is ‘devastating blow’

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Airlines and holiday firms have warned the sudden change to UK quarantine rules on travel to France is a “devastating blow” to the industry and will lead to job losses.

France was removed from the government’s list of travel corridor destinations late on Thursday night along with the Netherlands, Malta and others. The move takes effect from 4am on Saturday.

At least

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Online Travel Market 2020-2023, Size, Share, Growth Potential, Major Application

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Aug 14, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Online Travel Market Report: By Platform Type (Mobile/Tablets Based, Desktop Based) Mode of Booking (Online Travel Agencies, Direct Travel Facilitators) Service Type (Transportation, Accommodation, Vacation Packages), Region — Global Forecast till 2023

The global online travel market is expected to grow from USD 570.25 billion in 2017 to USD 1,134.55 billion by

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Poll: How probable is it countries’ travel authorities can agree to implement risk-based testing versus quarantines?

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Blanket quarantines of passengers flying between countries should be replaced by risk-based testing protocols backed by health certificates and other tactics that reassure the traveling public amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Airports Council International (ACI) World said Aug. 14.

Expanding on calls for evidence-based measures it

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As the World Shut Down, Travel Agents Went to Work

“Your call is important to us. All our representatives are currently assisting other customers. Your estimated wait time is two to three hours.”

That was a message a lot of travelers heard in March as they called into online booking sites attempting to rebook their travel plans or get a refund. When they finally were able to speak to a live person, in many cases, they weren’t offered much help.

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How it will change life for baby boomers, seniors

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Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 1, 2020 | Updated 10:10 a.m. ET Aug. 3, 2020


Pressure to create a coronavirus vaccine is increasing by the day, but for a safe vaccine to enter the market, it takes time.


Imagine this scenario, perhaps a year or two in the future: An effective COVID-19 vaccine is routinely available and the world is moving forward.

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Fulwell 73 Teams With ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ Scribe To Adapt Novel Behind BBC Time Travel Series ‘Moondial’

EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 has secured the rights to turn Helen Cresswell’s young adult novel Moondial into an ambitious time travel drama after the book inspired a popular BBC series of the same name in 1988.

The James Corden-backed company will team with Matt Lopez, who wrote Nicolas Cage starrer The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Dwayne Johnson’s Race To Witch Mountain, to reimagine the book, which follows a teenage girl

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Episode 9 of Travel + Leisure’s New Podcast

If you’ve been following the journey of Let’s Go Together, the new podcast from Travel + Leisure celebrating diversity in travel, you’ll have been introduced to people who are exploring the world despite their size, widowed women finding new joy in solo journeys, the first Black woman to travel to every single country, and many more incredible travelers.

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And we’re

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‘The world exploded’: Beirut blast takes a husband, father


BEIRUT (AP) — Soha Saade had not seen her husband since Christmas. The coronavirus pandemic had kept 44-year-old Jihad in Nigeria, where he worked far from his family in Beirut. Once travel restrictions eased, he flew home with a new sense of urgency: His 6-year old had been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Together, Jihad and Soha spent

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Maddow Blog | State Dept, CDC lift travel advisories, but where are we welcome?

For Americans eager to engage in international travel, I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is, the Trump administration is lifting the “Do Not Travel” advisory it issued in mid-March. Reuters reported yesterday:

The U.S. State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Thursday lifted global advisories recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead issued

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Wichitan sues travel insurance company over refusal to pay after COVID-19 cancellation

A Wichita woman is suing an online booking website’s travel insurance provider for breach of contract after she says the company refused to refund her more than $3,500 for a Texas vacation she canceled over COVID-19.

Audra Sanchez, in the Aug. 5 lawsuit, said she canceled a week-long family trip to a Rockport, Texas, beach house along the Gulf Coast after her 12-year-old daughter was exposed to the novel

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U.S. travel warning puts virus-battered Mexico on par with war-torn nations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department urged citizens on Thursday not to travel to Mexico, despite easing a global travel ban, and warned of the rapid spread of coronavirus in the neighboring nation, in addition to rampant crime and kidnapping.

FILE PHOTO: Mexican paramedic checks the temperature of a traveler as he enters to Ciudad Jurez, Mexico from the United States through the Stanton-Lerdo international bridge to prevent

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How Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Became the Busiest in the World

While the air travel industry is facing numerous declines during the pandemic, one unexpected upturn has surfaced: a new busiest airport in the world. For the first time in recent memory, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is now operating more flights than any other on the planet.

In fact, for three months in a row the Texas hub has had the most takeoffs and landings around the globe. Starting in May,

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