Travel & leisure

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‘I’m filled with hope’: cash-strapped Algarve awaits return of UK tourists
People in Faro are relieved and excited but do not expect a speedy recovery from impact of Covid

Mia Alberti in Faro

16, May, 2021 @3:38 PM

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We’re all the poorer for shareholders’ loss of nerve on executive pay
AstraZeneca’s vaccine effort is remarkable, but investors should not have let it divert them from the job of moderating bonuses

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Airbnb holiday bookings soar as Covid restrictions ease
Value of bookings for San Francisco-based firm up 52% year on year to $10.3bn in first quarter

Mark Sweney

14, May, 2021 @7:52 AM

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Virtual queues and wet wipes: what Heathrow and BA are serving up
Covid marshals will be on hand to help passengers when international travel restarts on Monday

Gwyn Topham

13, May, 2021 @5:15 PM

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Burberry’s UK sales dented by Covid travel restrictions
Absence of wealthy tourists deals severe blow to luxury fashion retailer

Zoe Wood

13, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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UK holiday company stops taking summer bookings over ‘green list’ uncertainty
On The Beach says Covid system does not give enough confidence beyond a three-week window

Jasper Jolly and Hilary Osborne

13, May, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Spain aims to receive British tourists without Covid tests from 20 May
Tourism minister says Spain is opening up to holidaymakers ‘after worst year of our lives’

Sam Jones in Madrid

12, May, 2021 @2:49 PM

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Tui switches to bigger planes as bookings to Portugal ‘skyrocket’
Switch from smaller 737s comes after firm’s bookings rise 182% since country was placed on UK’s green list

Gwyn Topham and Joanna Partridge

12, May, 2021 @10:23 AM

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US airline chiefs add to pressure for transatlantic travel to restart
American, Delta and United bosses join BA and Virgin Atlantic in saying US-UK vaccination levels mean routes should reopen

Gwyn Topham

11, May, 2021 @6:22 PM

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London tourism gets £6m boost with new advertising campaign
The Let’s Do London project will remind Britons ‘that one of the world’s top tourist destinations is on their doorstep’

Isabel Choat

10, May, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Lockdown easing in England: what will change from 17 May
Outdoor groups of up to 30 people and indoor meetings of up to six will be allowed, but social distancing to stay inside venues

Rachel Hall

10, May, 2021 @4:07 PM

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England’s travel green list sends Madeira flight bookings soaring
Portugal is only major European ‘sun and sand’ destination on list of countries for quarantine-free travel

Ben Quinn, Hilary Osborne and Sam Jones

10, May, 2021 @1:04 PM

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