Consumer spending in India expected to be high this festive season: Deloitte’s Global State of Consumer Tracker

Consumer spending in India expected to be high this festive season: Deloitte's Global State of Consumer Tracker

Coming out of the pandemic, consumers in India have expressed a strong desire to buy more discretionary products during the festive season, according to Deloitte’s Global State of Consumer Tracker. Deloitte’s latest analysis indicates that consumers are willing to increase spend on both travel and hotel stays. They also intend to buy either a new … Read more

Remote work, interest rates, building costs surged home prices | Local News

Remote work, interest rates, building costs surged home prices |  Local News

Western Montana’s housing market got roiled by several factors during the pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn, according to Patrick Barkey, an economist and the director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana. “What happened was an unexpected, powerful surge in demand which was uncharacteristic of many other economic … Read more

How Indians are planning their travel this festive season

How Indians are planning their travel this festive season (Bloomberg)

With the severity of COVID infections and the restrictions related to it being less than before, many people are now making travel plans with family and friends. So far 21% respondents have booked the tickets and reserved the accommodation, an indication of confirmed travel plans, while another 3% have plans to utilize prior booked but … Read more

What To Expect — And How To Save Money

What To Expect — And How To Save Money

A view of Split, Croatia, from Saint Domnius Bell Tower. Croatia is one of the most popular European … [+] fall destinations. Christopher Elliott There’s already a slight chill in the air in Split, Croatia, in early September. The scent of ripening figs and pine needles permeates the ancient city center. Residents seem relieved that … Read more

Queensland’s ongoing COVID camping boom poses challenges for national parks

A hiker on a mountain

The COVID-driven popularity of Queensland’s national parks has more than doubled visitor numbers to some south-east locations, bringing fresh challenges for managers and users. Camping nights statewide in national parks dropped during 2019–20, when 470 camping grounds closed and much of Queensland was in lockdown. But by the second half of 2020, parks reopened and … Read more

Canada says lawmakers’ Taiwan trip is no pretext for Chinese aggression

Canada says lawmakers' Taiwan trip is no pretext for Chinese aggression

OTTAWA, Aug 24 (Reuters) – China should not use a planned visit to Taiwan by Canadian lawmakers as a pretext for either military or economic aggression, a spokesperson for Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said on Wednesday. China warned on Tuesday it would take “forceful measures” if Canada interfered in Taiwan, after news that a delegation … Read more

Indian Airline Industry Takes Off After Covid Turbulence

Indian Airline Industry Takes Off After Covid Turbulence

With more routes and airports opening up, the airline industry is set to witness robust growth. New Delhi: A consistently ascending trajectory of India’s aviation sector has paved the way for a competition-driven acceleration amongst the country’s airliners. Akasa Air, the country’s latest entry into an established and competitive airline industry, set off its commercial … Read more

Here’s What To Expect From The 2022 Summer Travel Season

Here's What To Expect From The 2022 Summer Travel Season

What awaits travelers this summer? The road ahead is fraught with peril, experts say. getty High prices. Bad service. Frequent delays. Another COVID outbreak. Anything could happen when you travel this summer. At least that’s what travel pros are saying about the 2022 summer travel season. I interviewed more than 200 travel experts to get … Read more

Forecast for Powell’s mountain resort trip: High inflation, limited visibility

Forecast for Powell's mountain resort trip: High inflation, limited visibility

Aug 22 (Reuters) – For workers hoping to hold onto wage gains and investors hoping to hang onto profits, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks this week to a central banking conference in Wyoming will lay out what he expects to happen in an economy battling inflation while also, some fear, edging towards a recession. … Read more

Here’s How To Plan Your 2023 Cruise

Here's How To Plan Your 2023 Cruise

The Hurtigruten’s MS Polarlys in port at Svolvær, Norway. Passengers are booking their 2023 cruises … [+] now. Christopher Elliott Cruise lines started the 2023 wave season early by dropping almost all of their COVID vaccination requirements. Bookings have reportedly surged this week, and if you’ve ever considered a cruise, maybe you’re thinking of one … Read more