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Will travel and leisure stocks soar as Covid-19 fears subside?

19/10/2020 · Booking Holdings (BKNG)  · easyJet (EZJ)  · Hostelworld Group PLC (HSW)  · International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG)  · Jet2 (JET2) 

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The short-term prospects for travel and leisure companies continue to be extremely challenging. However, their financial positions and the long-term prospects for the industry suggest they offer significant recovery potential.


The travel and leisure sector has been affected to a greater extent than most industries by Covid-19. For instance, airlines such as IAG (LON:IAG), easyJet (LON:EZJ) and Jet2 (LON:JET2) have recorded exceptional falls in revenue during the course of 2020.


It’s a similar story for accommodation providers such as Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG) and Hostelworld (LON:HSW). Their share prices have come under pressure as investors have questioned their capacity to survive further operational weakness.

While the sector faces…

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