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From Small Businesses to Farmers, Middle India Is Driving Demand | Investing News

By Aditi Shah and Rajendra Jadhav

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Manish Mehra, owner of Washex Hospitality, an industrial laundry service, recently flew from Delhi to Jodhpur, a city in north-western India, to win a contract to service a large, government-run hospital – a move essential to kickstarting his business.

“For a new relationship it is essential to know each other before you can establish the trust and confidence to work online and that need is higher in case of government departments,” said Mehra, who had to stay for a week in a Jodhpur hotel.

Increased demand for air travel

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Travel stocks are vulnerable Thanksgiving week, with CDC warning

The travel trade is in trouble.

Airline, hotel and cruise line stocks slid on Friday ahead of Thanksgiving week after the CDC issued a warning on traveling for the holiday amid climbing Covid case counts.

Expedia data released before the CDC’s announcement showed 60% of U.S. consumers said they would not be traveling for Thanksgiving. Those who will travel will go an average of 250 miles away from home, down from 450 miles a year ago, the data revealed.

Travel stocks’ road to recovery will likely be a bumpy ride, according o Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at

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what are the new Covid rules and Tier 4 restrictions?

Travel restrictions between levels will be lifted, but until December 23 people in Level 3 and 4 face fines for venturing outside their council areas.

The Level 4 restrictions have been imposed in East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire, East and South Ayrshire, Stirling and West Lothian.

On November 13, Fife, Angus, Perth and Kinross moved up to level 3, whilst indoor household meetings between up to six people from two households were allowed again in Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles.

East Lothian and Midlothian moved down from Level 3 to 2

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AmTrav To Use Journera For Real-Time T&E Data

Real-time data exchange platform Journera will now be used by business travel agency AmTrav, according to a press release.

AmTrav, the release said, is an “all in one” solution that aims to cut the hassle of corporate travel.

The partnership will afford users several new features from Journera. There will be better customer service, with cancellations and changes to the itinerary available directly from a travel supplier, the press release noted. There will be more insights into trips booked away from the company’s usual booking path and policy, and real-time data

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