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Hotel rates on the rise as travel demand ticks up

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If you’re thinking of booking that hotel stay you’ve postponed since the pandemic began, you may want to reserve a room right away.

Nightly rates, while still somewhat lower than a year ago, are slowly rising to match or — in some popular destinations — surpass pre-pandemic prices, according to travel booking technology company Koddi.

Over the last 30 to 45 days, average hotel prices have risen appreciably and are now just 5% lower than one year ago, says Deep Kohli, senior director of client services at the Fort Worth, Texas-based firm. They were

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Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble continues as Hong Kong Covid cases rise

Singapore Airlines crew members at Changi International Airport in Singapore on Oct. 24, 2020.

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SINGAPORE — Singapore and Hong Kong will go ahead with their air travel arrangements on Sunday as planned, but there will be additional precautionary measures imposed as new coronavirus cases in Hong Kong rise.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore announced Saturday that all arriving passengers from Hong Kong will now be required to take an additional Covid-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test upon arrival.

They will also need to self-isolate in their place of residence — be it

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