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US Travel Ban Could Sour Ties With Ebola-Hit Nations

October 17, 2014

The first casualty of a possible US ban on travel to and from Ebola-stricken West African nations could be Washington's ties with the region and, to a lesser degree, travel and resources businesses exposed to it.
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US Travel Ban Could Sour Ties With Ebola-Hit Nations

Air Berlin, Alitalia Sign Codeshare Deal

October 14, 2014

Air Berlin and Alitalia have agreed to cooperate on over 400 routes from later this month, hoping to boost ticket sales.
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Air Berlin, Alitalia Sign Codeshare Deal

Thailand's September Tourist Arrivals Fall 7 Pct

October 7, 2014

The number of tourists arriving in Thailand in September dropped 7.0 percent from a year earlier after a drop of 11.9 percent in August, showing the country continues to feel the pinch of the long political crisis.
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Thailand's September Tourist Arrivals Fall 7 Pct

Sri Lanka's September Tourist Arrivals Up 16.8 Pct

October 6, 2014

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka rose 16.8 percent year-on-year in September with the number of foreign visitors rising for the 65th straight month since May 2009.
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Sri Lanka's September Tourist Arrivals Up 16.8 Pct

Virgin Atlantic To Scrap Little Red Domestic Service

October 6, 2014

Virgin Atlantic said its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched.
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Virgin Atlantic To Scrap Little Red Domestic Service

Australia Clears Expedia's Wotif Takeover

October 2, 2014

Australia's antitrust regulator has cleared Expedia to buy local rival Wotif, saying it did not expect the AUSD$699 million deal to substantially lessen competition.
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Australia Clears Expedia's Wotif Takeover

TUI Travel To Reduce Exposure To Russian Market

October 2, 2014

British tour operator TUI Travel is cutting the number of trips it offers to Russian customers by 30 percent after the devaluation of the rouble prevented it from raising prices.
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TUI Travel To Reduce Exposure To Russian Market

Saga's First-Half Profit Rises

September 30, 2014

Saga, a UK travel and insurance company that focuses on customers over 50, said first-half profit rose 14.9 percent as its travel insurance and private medical insurance units performed strongly.
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Saga's First-Half Profit Rises

Travelport IPO Raises USD$480 Million

September 25, 2014

Travelport priced its initial public offering at USD$16 per share, the top end of the expected range, valuing the company at USD$1.9 billion.
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Ryanair Agrees Deal With Amadeus

September 24, 2014

Ryanair is continuing its bid to win over business customers by announcing a deal with Amadeus to sell seats through the technology company's network of travel agents.
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Ryanair Agrees Deal With Amadeus