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With coronavirus under control, Vietnam and New Zealand see different travel trends

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Khanh Vu

LONDON/HANOI (Reuters) – Laura Douglas’ tourism start-up, a farm surrounded by snow-tipped mountains in southern New Zealand, was attracting hundreds of mostly foreign visitors a month until the coronavirus pandemic brought it to a sudden halt in March.

“It’s like I’ve been mourning the loss of my business,” Douglas, 33, said in a phone interview with Reuters, adding she had to take on a second job as a vet to pay the bills during a strict lockdown that included sealing the country’s borders.

The rebound for New Zealanders who are reliant on tourism is

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Qantas, Air New Zealand to boost domestic capacity as restrictions ease

By Jamie Freed

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd <QAN.AX> and Air New Zealand Ltd <AIR.NZ> on Thursday outlined plans for significant boosts to domestic capacity as pandemic-related travel restrictions ease, sending their shares higher.

Qantas said it would lift domestic capacity to 15% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of June, up from 5% now.

The airline said more flights are likely in July depending on travel demand and further opening of state borders, with the ability to increase to up to 40% of pre-crisis capacity by the end of July.

Air New Zealand said it would raise

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