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Hong Kong tourism industry pleads with government to restart travel, with Shenzhen trips first on list



a view of a city: Shenzhen is the best place to start for reopening Hong Kong’s leisure travel links, the executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board says. Photo: Xinhua


Shenzhen is the best place to start for reopening Hong Kong’s leisure travel links, the executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board says. Photo: Xinhua

Hong Kong’s return to leisure travel should start with neighbouring parts of mainland China once a retreat of Covid-19 allows borders to reopen, according to a top tourism official in the city.

Tourism Board executive director Dane Cheng Ting-yat said its aim was for travel in both directions to resume first with the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen, before restoring links with Guangzhou and further expanding into the Greater Bay Area, an economic zone comprising Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in Guangdong province.

To encourage spending and travelling, the board is also putting together offers, including Cathay Pacific Airways’ giveaway of 500,000 flight tickets, through a planned online platform called Open House Hong Kong. A relaunched Hello Hong Kong programme would further offer

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Lt. Gov. Nungesser says state’s tourism industry lost $2.5 billion, laid off 109k workers due to COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The tourism in Louisiana has taken a large hit from COVID-19.



Billy Nungesser standing in front of a brick building: Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser


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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser

According to a report by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office, the impacts from the coronavirus were large. The state lost more than $2.5 billion just from tourism alone, which led to 109,000 jobs lost in the industry.

In Baton Rouge, this problem is compounded by limiting attendance at LSU football games to just 25% of Tiger Stadium’s capacity, according to Nungesser. That means fewer people will be staying in Baton Rouge hotels and spending money in the state’s capital city.

“We feel that until we can fill up the stadium again with events, small or large, we’re doing bike races, all kinds of things to get people to stay in hotels, shop at local businesses and support the economy here,” Nungesser said. “We’re trying

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Global Air Travel Industry

Global Air Travel Market to Reach 5. 2 Billion Subscribers by the Year 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Air Travel estimated at 4. 1 Billion Subscribers in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of 5.

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2 Billion Subscribers by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.4% over the period 2020-2027.

The U.S. Accounts for Over 28.9% of Global Market Size in 2020, While China is Forecast to Grow at a 5.6% CAGR for the Period of 2020-2027

The Air Travel market in the U.S. is estimated at 1.2 Billion Subscribers in the year 2020. The country currently accounts for a 28.88% share in the global market. China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of

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2020 Travel Industry Superstars Awarded by ASTA

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) honored the travel industry’s best during its first-ever virtual conference, which took place at the end of August.



a room filled with furniture and a table in a restaurant: ASTA Global Live lounge


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ASTA Global Live lounge

“As the national trade association for the travel advisor community, ASTA brings together all segments of the industry and strives to promote excellence within the trade,” said ASTA President & CEO Zane Kerby. “We’re pleased to use the occasion of ASTA Global Live to lift up those professionals and companies who are making lasting and meaningful contributions to the travel industry during the most difficult times in our history.”

The Travel Advisor of the Year award was dedicated to all ASTA travel advisors in honor of their tireless efforts to help clients make it home safely as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold around the world.

ASTA invites people to read their hero stories on its consumer-facing website, TravelSense.org.

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New group aims to build New Mexico outdoor recreation industry | Business

Businesses and government sectors have laid the foundation for New Mexico to join the race among Western states to cash in on the outdoor recreation economy.

The state last year established the Outdoor Recreation Division within the New Mexico Economic Development Department. The private sector on Aug. 24 launched the New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Business Alliance, which is being promoted as endeavOR.

New Mexico lags behind the other Four Corners states with its economic clout in outdoor recreation, but Outdoor Recreation Division Director Axie Navas firmly believes the state’s $2.3 billion in outdoor recreation wages and salaries can multiply to reach Colorado’s $9.7 billion.

“I see no reason New Mexico can’t beat that,” Navas said.

New Mexico also trails Utah’s $3.9 billion in wages and salaries and Arizona’s $5.7 billion, according to data from the Outdoor Industry Association. The trade group also pegs consumer spending in outdoor recreation at $9.9

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Travel and Expense (T&E) software Market Size Global Industry Share, Growth, Segments, Revenue, Manufacturers and 2025 Forecast Research Report

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The global Travel and Expense (TandE) software market is anticipated to rise at a considerable rate

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Tourism Industry Faces $1 Trillion Loss, 100 Million Jobs At Risk From Covid-19, UN Reports

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A new policy brief from the United Nations outlining Covid-19’s impact on the tourism industry projects the pandemic will cost the tourism industry approximately $1 trillion in losses and threaten more than 100 million jobs worldwide, underlining how the ongoing global crisis has devastated one of the world’s largest industries.

KEY FACTS

International tourist numbers are projected to decline by between 58% and 78% from 2019 to 2020, the UN reports, which would result in a drop of 850 million to 1.1 billion tourists.

The expected loss in export revenues from international tourism is $910 billion to $1.2 trillion; $320 billion has already been lost in the first months of 2020, which is more than three times the loss

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Tourism Industry: Everything You Need to Know About Tourism

The tourism industry, also known as the travel industry, is linked to the idea of people travelling to other locations, either domestically or internationally, for leisure, social or business purposes. It is closely connected to the hotel industry, the hospitality industry and the transport industry, and much of it is based around keeping tourists happy, occupied and equipped with the things they need during their time away from home.

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What is the Tourism Industry?

So, what is the tourism industry? First, it is important to define what is meant by the ‘tourism industry’. Essentially, it refers to all activity related to the short-term movement of people to locations away from where they usually reside. It is one of the world’s largest industries and the economies of many nations are driven, to a large extent, by their tourist trade.

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Travel and Tourism Industry; An complete Overview of All Activities

The concepts of travel and tourism are very closely linked, and both the travel industry and the tourism industry have significant overlap. However, there are also differences between the two terms and the two industries. In this article, you will find out more about both travel and tourism, and the industries based on those activities.

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What is the Tourism Industry?

Tourism is generally regarded as the act of travelling to a different location, for either business or pleasure purposes. However, it actually has quite a specific definition: the act of travelling to another environment, for at least 24 hours, but for no longer than one year, for purposes related to business or leisure.

A tourist is generally only classed as such if they stay in overnight accommodation situated in the location they travel to. By its very

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