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China resumes more international flights as COVID cases ebb

China’s aviation regulator looks to increase international flight routes as the nation gradually eases COVID-19 cross-border travel curbs. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) hopes to increase flights to and from Vietnam and Thailand, according to local sources. Vietnam’s aviation regulator said on Friday it had received a letter from its Chinese counterpart allowing …

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Expert Offers Tips for Finding Cheap Plane Tickets Amid Airfare Hike

To the dismay of travelers everywhere, airfare prices are through the roof this summer, thanks to a “perfect storm” of circumstances affecting the aviation sector. After putting their dream vacations on hold for the past two years, the world is eager to take those long-awaited warm-weather trips but probably didn’t foresee travel costs skyrocketing to …

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South Korea Launches Round-Trip Airfare Giveaway Sweepstakes

Now that the US will be dropping its COVID-19 testing requirements for re-entry, plenty of travelers will want to jump at the chance for a long-awaited trip overseas. But, with record-setting inflation rates and insanely fuel prices leading to soaring airfare costs, Americans’ plans for their first post-pandemic summer travel are becoming increasingly expensive. That …

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Chattanooga’s Bode boutique hotel adds Dawn coffee shop and Dusk cocktail bar

A downtown boutique hotel in Chattanooga is adding new food and drink options for overnight guests and local patrons from Dawn to Dusk. The Bode hotel, which opened in 2019 in the former Clemons Lofts apartment complex at Chestnut and 8th streets, recently added a cocktail lounge known as Dusk in its first-floor entry area …

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Tourism turnaround: Travelers eager to vacation this summer boost hotel revenues above pre-pandemic levels

In 2019, Tennessee’s tourism economy was roaring with record-breaking numbers of visitors coming to the Volunteer State that year and spending more than $22 billion. Then came the Covid-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the state’s tourism economy virtually shut down overnight, cutting many of the 150,000 tourism-related jobs across the Volunteer State at restaurants, retail …

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Frontier Airlines Begins Service from Tampa to Cancun

TAMPA – Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today launches nonstop service from Tampa International Airport (TPA) to Cancún International Airport (CUN). To celebrate, the airline is offering fares as low as $99† ‘We are excited to launch service from Tampa to cancunone of the most popular vacation destinations in Mexico,’ said Daniel Shurzsenior …

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Emirates News Agency – 18 Indian entities participating in Arabian Travel Market 2022

NEW DELHI, 11th May 2022 (WAM) — Having reopened India for tourism after three waves of COVID-19, the government and the private sector tourism industry are concentrating on the Gulf region to forge new two-way collaborations in hospitality and leisure travel . The latest initiative in this sector is India’s participation in the Arabian Travel …

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State and Chattanooga tourism industry seek workers for vacation season ahead

For the second consecutive year, Tennessee tourism leaders are spending their marketing dollars to try to recruit not just visitors but workers to help staff the attractions, accommodations and food services in the state’s $22 billion-a-year hospitality industry. Both the state-funded Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the locally funded Chattanooga Tourism Co. are relaunching …

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Local history: The Terminal Hotel, the Choo Choo and The Southside

Chattanooga in its early days was an important railroad town and had many buildings connected to the rails. One prominent one is the narrow, three-story triangular structure at 1464 Market St., the Terminal Hotel, which opened about the same time, around 1909, as the Terminal Station. As railroad traffic grew, Southern Railway officials decided in …

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