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Post-COVID tourism boom undiminished by inflation: Booking CEO

Asia remains outlier as travel restrictions hamstring recovery

While travel demand has been slower to recover in Asia than elsewhere, Thailand's reopening is helping, Booking CEO Glenn Fogel said.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Rising prices have not dampened demand for travel among consumers looking to make up for time lost to the coronavirus pandemic, but Asia has lagged behind other regions, according to Glenn Fogel, CEO of Booking Holdings.

"People want to travel, and as soon as they're allowed to travel, they do travel," Fogel told Nikkei in an interview Friday.

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