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Trip.com Group Highlights Signs of a China Travel Rebound Despite a Sobering Outlook

Tourists pose for a photo inside the Shanghai Disneyland theme park in east China’s Shanghai, May 11, 2020. China’s domestic short-haul travel is recovering. Ren Long / Alamy Live News Skift Take: China had a head start on both the pandemic and the travel recovery. Trip.com Group’s international business is languishing because of factors beyond […]

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Tax incentives for domestic travel

There’s a lot of talk right now about Japan and Sicily enticing overseas travelers by covering the cost of their trip, but for many countries, domestic tourism will be the first major step toward reviving the economy. To jumpstart tourism, countries around the world are offering to shoulder the financial burden of travelers’ expenses. Italy […]

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Real ID deadline extended by a year

President Trump announced that the deadline for obtaining a Real ID will be extended by one year from October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2021. “At a time when we’re asking Americans to maintain social distancing, we do [not] want to require people to go with their local DMV,” said Trump during a press briefing […]