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Retail’s biggest losers in the downturn of international travel

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The international travel ban is having a knock on effect on the retail industry, Image: Bigstock.
Coronavirus has been great for technology, with platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams making it easier for companies to eliminate business travel, some of which was unnecessary anyway. For now at least, the peripatetic business traveller, sometimes referred to colloquially as a ‘flying suitcase’, has mostly been grounded. Airport lounges on the international side, once the domain of suited up workaholics pounding compulsively on keyboards while loudly regurgitating their day’s exertions