Digital. Season 2, Episode 32. The Top 10 Travel News Stories of the Week: Day In, Day Out

Digital. The Top 10 Travel News Stories of the Week: Day In, Day Out

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  1. Some good news: Last week, the TSA counted more than 1 million people at U.S. airports for the first time since March 16.
  2. On the other hand, according to GlobalData, “with iconic cities across Europe re-introducing lockdown measures, closing bars, pubs and attractions, demand for the city break will be further decimated for the remainder of 2020.”
  3. Arte channel published China: The Wuhan Paradox, a video showing how, “After a strict lockdown, social life in Wuhan seems to have returned to normal with busy streets, lively restaurants and packed nightclubs.” It’s a must-see, available here: https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/099397-000-A/china-the-wuhan-paradox/
  4. The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an antitrust suit against Google for abusing monopoly power. This is the first time The U.S. government bring an antitrust case of this size since 1998 (antitrust suit against Microsoft).
  5. PayPal announced it would let users buy, hold, and sell cryptocurrency directly from their PayPal accounts.”
  6. New research shows that COVID-19 mortality rates have decreased over the months. According to WIRED, “doctors are getting better at treating those who are infected” and mask-wearing “reduces the initial dose of virus a patient receives.”
  7. Radisson Hotel Group launched a new brand called “Radisson Individuals.” According to Hotel News Now, Individuals “is a conversion brand that offers independent hotels and local, regional chains the opportunity to be part of the global Radisson Hotel Group platform, benefit from the Group’s international awareness and experience, with the freedom to maintain their own uniqueness and identity.”
  8. Starting from December, Airbnb will no longer charge a service fee to its guests, but a 15% commission to the hosts.
  9. Booking.com launched flight search in the U.S.: American users can now find and book air tickets. The whole process (search, booking, and final payment) is managed entirely by Booking.com.
  10. My latest speech on Transhumanism and Hospitality (in Italian) is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3WLo1Ejq_0

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