Executives defend industry as airlines cancel flights around world

Air travel is roaring back, but not without some significant hiccups. Particularly in North America and Europe, travelers have described chaos at airports, with scores of flights canceled or delayed, luggage lost and wait times to board planes exceeding four hours. That’s partly the result of labor shortages from the pandemic, as layoffs have put … Read more

Here’s everything to know about Australia’s new PM Anthony Albanese

Anthony Albanese also called “Albo”, who is set to be Australia’s next prime minister, is a pragmatic leader from a working-class background who has pledged to end divisions in the country. “I want to unite the country,” the Labor Party leader said after conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison conceded defeat following an election on Saturday. … Read more

What happens when people use TikTok and Instagram to make travel plans

Nearly one in three travelers turn to social media for holiday inspiration, according to a new study. The figures are even higher for younger travelers. Some 60% of Gen Zs and 40% of millennials use social media for travel purposes, according to an April 2022 report by the travel company Arrivia. On TikTok alone, the … Read more

Australian PM Scott Morrison cooks khichdi to celebrate trade deal with India

To celebrate the new trade deal with India, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday took to Instagram to post a picture showing him preparing khichdi, his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi’s favorite dish. On April 2, India and Australia signed an economic cooperation and trade agreement under which Canberra would provide duty free access in … Read more

Hopeful of concluding early harvest trade deal with India by March-end: Australia

Australia on Sunday said it is hopeful of concluding an early harvest trade deal with India by the end of this month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison will hold a virtual summit on Monday that is expected to further enhance overall comprehensive strategic ties between the two sides including in … Read more