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RV rental platform Outdoorsy says it will hit $1 billion in sales next month after seeing explosive growth during the pandemic

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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RV rental platform Outdoorsy is set to hit $1 billion in sales next month.
Outdoorsy grew 4,600% from April to October, Jeff Cavins, cofounder and CEO of Outdoorsy, told Insider.
The company recently brought on strategic hires from Airbnb and Metromile.
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RV rental platform Outdoorsy is set to reach $1 billion in sales next month after seeing an outstanding year during the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced on Thursday. While most of the travel industry skidded to a halt during COVID-19, road travel via camper...
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The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Cost The Global Tourism Industry $935 Billion

7 days ago   |   By Forbes

In 2019, global travel and tourism contributed an impressive $8.9 trillion to the world's GDP - a number so vast it's hard to truly grasp but as a helping point, it looks like this written in full: $8,900,000,000,000.
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Health and tech giants, including Microsoft and Oracle, are creating 'vaccination passports' so people can prove they've had a shot before boarding planes or entering stores

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana.
Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images
Health and tech giants are together creating digital vaccination passports so people can prove they've had a COVID-19 shot.
Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Cerner, Epic Systems, and the Mayo Clinic are all part of the Vaccination Credential Initiative .
These could be useful for airplanes, going to work, to school, to the grocery store, to live concerts, or to sporting events.
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Cut-price apparel retailer Primark predicts that store closures during COVID-19 will cost it $1.4 billion

7 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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British fashion giant Primark's sales were down 30% year-on-year in the quarter, its parent company said.
More than 75% of its stores are currently closed.
Primark's total loss from store closures could reach £1.05 billion , it said.
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Store closures could cost British fast-fashion giant Primark £1.05 billion in lost sales, parent company Associated British Foods announced Thursday. More than three in four of the retailer's 389 stores are currently closed, AB Foods said. This included all 190 stores in...
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