- all-time /AWL-tahym/
- rebound /ri-BOUND/
- in the midst of (something) /in thuh midst uhv/
- slowdown /SLOH-doun/
- buyback /BAHY-bak/
[adjective (before noun)] – the highest, lowest, best, etc. that something has ever been
The price of rice had hit its all-time high.
[verb] – to return to an earlier and better condition; improve
It’s more difficult for older athletes to rebound from injuries.
[phrase] – in the middle of an event, situation, or activity
I’m in the midst of writing a report right now, so I’m afraid I’m too busy.
[noun] – a reduction in speed or activity
The slowdown in economic growth has affected many.
[noun] – an arrangement in which a business or person sells something, especially shares in companies, and then buys them again according to an agreement
The business disclosed a 5 million share buyback in July.
The business told investors that it was prepared for whatever may hit the economy, noting that it was currently in the midst of its biggest peak summer travel season yet. According to experts, a slowdown can even be beneficial to the business. Chief executive Brian Chesky said, “We think a lot of people may turn to hosting once again, so this is a big opportunity for us.” Demand in the Asia-Pacific region is still below pre-pandemic levels, said Airbnb, which announced in May that it was leaving China, as COVID regulations kept Chinese visitors at home. Although China listings were taken down in July, Airbnb still has more than 6 million active listings. The buyback program, according to executives, was a demonstration of their faith in the company’s future.
- How do you plan your stay when traveling?
- What booking site do you trust the most and why?
- If you were to travel right now, what would be your destination and why?
- Do you think it is safer to book lodging via hosts rather than traditional accommodation?
- How do you think traveling affects a country’s economy?