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US tech firm delegation to visit Taiwan in first ‘business travel bubble’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Representatives from a large American electronics firm will visit Taiwan in the country's first “business travel bubble” of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic,...

Outbound travel likely to resume in late 2021: Taiwan health minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Outbound travel from Taiwan is unlikely to resume before the end of 2021, as the world is facing a resurgence of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Health and Welf...

Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quaran...

United loses $1.8 billion, aims to shift focus to recovery

United Airlines financial hole grew deeper over the summer as a modest recovery in air travel slowed down, pushing the carrier to a loss of $1.84 billion in the typically strong third quarter. ...

Pandemic leaves American Samoa residents stranded, homesick

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Makerita Iosefo Vaʻa hasn't been home for nearly eight months — the longest she's ever been away from American Samoa. She longs for the breezes that...

Business Highlights

___ Stocks are soaring, and most Black people are missing out NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly half of all U.S. households don’t own any stocks, and a disproportionate number...

Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston and Chicago in 2021

Southwest Airlines said Monday it will expand in Houston and Chicago by starting flights to those cities' largest airports, stepping up its head-to-head competition against bigger airlines. ...

Asia-Pacific countries begin to ease pandemic-related travel bans, but hurdles remain

Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, Australia and Japan are gradually easing some international travel restrictions as coronavirus cases slow, in hopes of helping to revive their economies. ...

Bleak outlook without stimulus: More layoffs, anemic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's move Tuesday to cut off talks on another government aid package will further weaken an economy straining to recover from an epic collapse, economists say, an...

Coronavirus dampens seasonal cheer in China's Christmas production hub

At the Yiwu Fuye Christmas factory in eastern China, workers are stitching and testing out Santa Claus toys, checking they play a Christmas tune at the press of a button.' But the jingles are t...

New Singapore envoy to Taiwan strives to enhance relations in post-COVID era

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singapore Trade Representative to Taiwan Yip Wei Kiat on Thursday (Sept. 10) told Taiwan News that despite the coronavirus having affected Taiwan-Singapore interactions, t...

Marriott to lay off 17% of corporate staff next month

Marriott International Inc. plans to lay off 17% of its corporate workforce next month as the coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll on the hotel industry. The Bethesda, Maryland...

Taiwan upgrades Hong Kong to medium risk, Vietnam to low-risk

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As new cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) have started to ebb in Hong Kong and Vietnam, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 9) a...

French CEO Yves Maitre leaves Taiwan electronics company HTC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Less than a year after his appointment, Yves Maitre, who is French, has left his position as CEO of consumer electronics maker HTC Corporation due to the Wuhan coronavirus...

CWT announces new operating structure

MINNEAPOLIS, USA - EQS Newswire - 2 September 2020 - CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces a new operating structure aimed to accelerate innov...