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You’re a “Dope” if You Think Business Travel Isn’t Coming Back (Expedia’s Boss Says So!). Puerto Rico Opening Up to Vaxxed Travelers

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Expedia’s Barry Diller has some harsh words for people who didn’t think business travel will return. Plus, vaccinated travelers can add another destination to their list of available places to visit.

We’ll get to those stories and many more in a few minutes. But first, here’s a quick recap of this past week at Rene’s Points!

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The days of low airfares seem to be gone — at least for now.

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I was in Las Vegas earlier this week — and stopped by the remodeled and expanded Centurion Lounge – LAS!

My wife, our daughter, and I just returned from our first family trip in a year and a half. That combined with an experience during my recent LAX-SLC day trip reminded me of a couple of very simple things people can do when encountering families who travel.

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4 Comments

  1. It’s obviously true business travel will come back, and exceed 2019 levels.

    Our company is getting our team back to international travel in Q3 this year.
    First stop? Big international trade show.

    Start to shake hands again, meet with people.
    The world shutting down travel was just the worst idea ever. Totally irrational.
    Humans need face to face contact to know and trust each other.

    The world economy is growing – do you think people are going to use Zoom to do big deals?
    No, they go face to face.

    I bet by 2023, business travel is at least 10% above 2019 levels.
    We’re planning more than ever in the future. Gotta get in front of customers. Zoom is awful for building any meaningful relationship

  2. GBSanDiego Reply

    ‘They’re all Dopes’ is hilarious!!

    I am extremely exited about traveling again Chris!!

    Can’t wait and I am planning again big time!

  3. Nobody says it’s not coming back, but very doubtful it’ll be ever back 100%. This pandemic proved a ton of business trips weren’t necessary. To ignore that is wishful thinking.

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