Lebanon parliament postpones budget talks, slowing IMF reform checklist

Lebanon parliament postpones budget talks, slowing IMF reform checklist

Lebanon’s Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati speaks during a parliament session to discuss and approve budget in Beirut, Lebanon September 16, 2022. Lebanese Parliament/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 16 (Reuters) – Lebanon’s parliament on Friday suspended talks on the 2022 budget after a walk-out by lawmakers sent attendance … Read more

Gambling giant Macau opens bids from seven casinos, with one firm to lose

Gambling giant Macau opens bids from seven casinos, with one firm to lose

A woman walks past a Bank of China branch next to the Grand Lisboa hotel and casino (R) in Macau, China December 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Macau’s government opens bids on Friday from seven companies, including a wildcard from Malaysian … Read more

US must do more to block harmful airline mergers, anti-monopoly group says

US must do more to block harmful airline mergers, anti-monopoly group says

Delta Airlines and an American Airlines planes taxi away from their gate ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, US, November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – The US Transportation Department (USDOT) must step up efforts to stop … Read more

Business travel budgets rising as firms use 2019 as spending benchmark -CWT

Business travel budgets rising as firms use 2019 as spending benchmark -CWT

A meeting room outfitted with airtight glass panels is pictured at short-stay facility [email protected], a complex of hotel rooms and meeting halls near the airport which will welcome business “bubble” travelers from March, as part of the city-state’s effort to resume international meetings and conferences amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore February 22, … Read more

US airlines commit to providing meals, hotel rooms for extended delays they caused

US airlines commit to providing meals, hotel rooms for extended delays they caused

Passengers use self check-in machines as they travel from John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York City, US, July 2, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Major US airlines told the US Transportation Department (USDOT) they will provide meals for customers delayed … Read more

EU restricts travel rules for Russians, but no outright ban

EU restricts travel rules for Russians, but no outright ban

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRAGUE, Aug 31 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers decided on Wednesday to make it more expensive and lengthier for Russians to obtain visas to travel to the bloc, but stopped short of agreeing to the EU-wide visa ban that Ukraine and several member states had … Read more

US Labor Day weekend travel volumes seen rebounding to pre-pandemic levels

US Labor Day weekend travel volumes seen rebounding to pre-pandemic levels

Passengers walk at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York City, US, December 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) – The number of people traveling for the US Labor Day holiday weekend is expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels and possibly … Read more

Foreign business travel missing ingredient for Irish hotel recovery – Dalata

Foreign business travel missing ingredient for Irish hotel recovery - Dalata

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBLIN, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Executives at Ireland’s large hub of multinational companies are still only going on a small fraction of the foreign business trips they made before the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the country’s largest hotel operator said. Dalata Hotel Group (DHG.I), which … Read more

Drought, high costs bring US berry giants to Canada’s maple syrup land

Drought, high costs bring US berry giants to Canada's maple syrup land

MONTREAL/OTTAWA, Aug 29 (Reuters) – A swath of Canada better known for maple syrup is being tested to mass produce berries normally grown in warmer locales, making it the unexpected beneficiary of extreme weather, local demand and rising costs in traditional growing areas like California. Driscoll’s and grower-owned Naturipe Farms LLC, two of North America’s … 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