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U.S. and Canada border to close to all but essential travel and trade, says Trump

The U.S./Canada border has remained open despite measures by both countries to block and limit international flights and mobility in light of the coronavirus pandemic, but that is changing today as the two countries have agreed, “by mutual...

To slow coronavirus spread, EU countries and Russia join the list of countries officially closing their borders to all but essential travel

One of the defining characteristics of the European Union has been its strong policy of taking an open approach when it comes to borders in the region: the EU may be a collection of individual countries, but it works...

US slashes federal interest rates in response to the coronavirus pandemic

The Federal Reserve announced today that it has slashed interest rates as part of an effort to stabilize the economy following a rocky week on the financial markets. The bank’s Board of Governors cut interest rates to near-zero, the second time...

American Airlines cuts long-haul international flights by 75%

American Airlines said it will suspend 75% of its long-haul international flights from the U.S., beginning March 16 in response to decreased demand and government travel restrictions put in place to lessen the spread of COVID-19. American Airlines had already...

UK is advising against all travel to the US amid the coronavirus pandemic

The U.K. government is advising citizens and residents against all travel to the U.S. in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a brief statement, the U.K. Foreign Office said it is “advising against all but essential travel to the USA,”...

UK and Ireland added to US travel ban amid COVID-19 concerns

In a press conference yesterday, featuring a parade of executives from companies like CVS and Target, Trump hinted at the possibility of adding the U.K. and Ireland to a growing list of countries banned from U.S. travel. During a...

Three travel startups tell us how they’re responding to the coronavirus crisis

With the globalized world going into partial or complete lock down over the Covid-19 pandemic, startups in the travel sector are facing a huge stress test and immediate disruption to business as usual as public health concern spirals and...

U.S. institutes 30-day travel ban on Europe, taps SBA and tax deferrals to stimulate the economy

In a Wednesday evening address from the Oval Office President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would issue a thirty day travel ban for travel from the European Union. He is also looking to Congress, the Small Business Administration...

Oyo layoffs, Airbnb’s delayed IPO and the long-term quandary of investing in travel startups

It’s the best and worst of times for travel startups. Massive growth over the past few decades has made tourism one of the big global industries, covering everything from recreation to business conferences to shopping sprees. But doubts about the future...

TripActions secures $500M credit facility for its new corporate travel product

TripActions, a Palo Alto-based, corporate travel-focused unicorn, has secured a new, half-billion-dollar credit facility to help support the launch of its second product line. Called TripActions Liquid, the service helps companies that do not offer corporate cards to...
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One of the best European restaurants cooks for doctors fighting against the coronavirus

The Steirereck in Vienna, a restaurant with two Michelin stars, is now lighting its stove to feed those who are on the front lines...

Otto Sonnenholzner, the unexpected leader of the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador

In the absence of the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, who due to his age (67 years) is within the COVID-19 risk group. It was...

Fiorentina players who tested positive for COVID-19 are cured

The Argentine defender, Germán Pezzella, the Italian striker, Patrick Cutrone and the Serbian attacker, Dusan Vlahovic, have tested negative in recent tests carried out...

Adopt a grandfather the campaign against loneliness in Portugal amid the coronavirus

A new project seeks to “pair” young people with the elderly through telephone contact to help the latter cope with their loneliness during confinement...