Bumpy restart, steady growth for business travel after the pandemic

Bumpy restart, steady growth for business travel after the pandemic

Business travel, contrary to some expectations in the thick of the pandemic, is coming back. While bookings may not have reached pre-pandemic levels, there’s mounting evidence of a rebound, the strength of which is taking some by surprise. United Airlines chief executive officer Scott Kirby said recently that corporate travel is recovering so rapidly, it … Read more

WTO strikes deal after negotiations go down to the wire

India’s key demand for a permanent solution on public stockholding of foodgrains will now be taken up only in the next ministerial meeting.

In a first major agreement in nine years, the deal includes six major issues of importance for developing countries including food security, balanced outcome fisheries subsidies, response to pandemic, and patents waiver on Covid-19 vaccines. The deal survived last minute hiccups on Thursday night that threatened to derail an outcome on fisheries and TRIPS waiver. … Read more