Author: Harry Johnson

Saudi Arabia: No COVID-19 vaccination, no Hajj!

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 19:46

Last year’s rituals were limited to just 1,000 pilgrims who lived in Saudi Arabia Read More

Etihad Airways and Hub71 to boost global tech ecosystem at Abu Dhabi

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 18:48

Following the MOU signing, Etihad Airways will become the official airline partner of Hub71 which will offer more than 100 global startups within its tech community special rates and access ... Read More

IATA: January air cargo demand recovers to pre-COVID levels

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 18:16

Air cargo traffic is back to pre-crisis levels and that is some much-needed good news for the global economy Read More

From bad to worse: January air passenger demand plummets

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 17:53

Global standards to securely record test and vaccination data in formats that will be internationally recognized are urgently needed Read More

UAE hotels preparing for a V-shaped recovery

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 16:06

Arabian Travel Market Hotel Summit to discuss trends & key drivers for Middle East hotels in ‘new normal’ Read More

Eight in ten Americans miss in-person meetings and conventions

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 23:28

Americans shows eagerness to return to face-to-face business events as organizations demonstrate ability to meet safely and effectively Read More

Global hotel profit performance divides in new year

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 23:12

After the worst performing year on record, the hotel industry was ready for 2021, but resigned to the fact that a new year doesn’t mean things automatically get better Read More

Turks and Caicos Islands announces new Minister of Tourism

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 22:53

Tourism is the main economic driver for the Turks and Caicos Islands. I am committed to working to ensure the industry not only recovers, but also surpasses its current record ... Read More

Anguilla Tourist Board’s Jameel Rochester appointed to the position of Destination Experience Manager

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 22:41

Jameel Rochester has excelled in his previous capacity and demonstrated that he is more than ready to assume the increased responsibility that comes as the head of the division Read More

Thailand’s Tourism seeks to reopen country by July 1

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 22:30

The Open Thailand Safely campaign has laid out its arguments in a petition which will underpin a formal request to the Royal Thai Government to respond favorably to the rollout ... Read More

Glasgow Green: University of Glasgow unveils plan to cut business travel carbon emissions

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 18:45

University staff will be encouraged to avoid travel wherever possible, to choose public ground transport over flying, to consider their transport options during funding applications, and to maximize the outcomes ... Read More

US travel agency air ticket sales still in the red

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 18:28

US travel agency seven-day air ticket volume and other variances ending February 28, 2021These totals represent sales generated by U.S. travel agencies and processed through the ARC settlement systemResults are ... Read More

Top 10 trends impacting and transforming meetings in 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 18:07

After many months of officing out of the home and connecting with colleagues and clients virtually, there is a yearning to come together, to reconnect, to rebuild the team and ... Read More

French President Sarkozy sentenced to three years in prison for corruption

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 15:55

Sarkozy was put on trial over accusations of trying to bribe Gilbert Azibert, a French magistrate, by offering him a well-paid job in Monaco in return for information about a ... Read More

Chinese New Year travel was 69.3% down in 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 15:13

Whilst the drop in travel was extremely severe, it was not as bad as had been expected just 8 days earlier, when bookings for Golden Week travel were 85.3% behind ... Read More

Prague Airport assumes management of several services

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 1, 2021 14:53

It is Prague Airport’s goal to increase their quality and gain the opportunity to respond to potential changes in a more flexible manner Read More

US Travel: COVID Relief Bill helps, but more is needed

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 27, 2021 19:13

Given the severity of the impact on the travel and tourism industry, more work remains to provide critical recovery and stimulus measures to safely restore our industry Read More

Flagship Aviation Services awarded Denver International Airport contract

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 23:46

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed passenger perceptions of air travel, the airport services landscape, and facilities services all over the world Read More

Travel and Tourism hiring will be low in 2021

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 23:03

2021 job additions in the travel and tourism will be low compared to the pre-COVID-19 hiring trend as the sector reels under stress of new strains emerging. Read More

Delta and LATAM receive final approval for Brazil Joint Venture agreement

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 22:30

This ruling reinforces the benefits of this type of agreement for travelers and enables us to advance in our commitment to delivering greater and better connectivity between South America and ... Read More

FAA: Experienced air traffic controllers wanted

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 19:42

The announcement is open to candidates who have maintained at least 52 consecutive weeks of air traffic control experience involving the full-time active separation of air traffic Read More

2020: Difficult year for Cologne Tourism

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 18:57

The downturn in tourism has been drastic, and its effects on the entire sector have been extreme. Nonetheless, things could have turned out even worse for Cologne. Read More

EU blacklists four Caribbean territories, Saint Lucia delisted

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 16:08

The list includes jurisdictions worldwide that either have not engaged in a constructive dialogue with the EU on tax governance or have failed to deliver on their commitments to implement ... Read More

IAG’s leisure brands well equipped to capture pent-up travel demand

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 26, 2021 15:50

Transatlantic flying has virtually been non-existent since March 2020, and its recovery will be vital for IAG Read More

St. Eustatius is the home of the Caribbean’s first planetarium

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 23:52

This is an educational project spearheaded by Jaap Vreling and Mr. Ishmael Berkel. Jaap teaches at the University of Amsterdam and was part of the Dutch Research Group of Astronomy ... Read More

Statue Cruises to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 23:24

Under new 3-year temporary concession contract, Statue Cruises will continue to provide ferry service operations for guests to the iconic New York City attractions Read More

Harnessing the power of culture and creativity in global tourism recovery

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 22:44

Over 60 travel and tourism organizations unveil concrete recommendations for re-opening travel & tourism in Europe, including creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement Read More

Emirates and Dubai Health Authority create seamless travelers’ digital COVID-19 records verification

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 21:48

Dubai to become one of the world’s first cities to implement digital verification of passenger medical records relating to COVID-19 testing and vaccination Read More

India puts social media companies on a short leash

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 17:56

Indian government announces new draconian rules for Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies operating in the country Read More

Lufthansa Group: Leisure travel program is stronger than ever

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 15:52

Effective vaccines, comprehensive testing services and strict hygiene concepts of airports and airlines are good prerequisites for the resumption, this summer, of long-awaited vacations Read More

Naples Underground Route Reopens Despite COVID-19

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 15:40

Internationally renowned site has re-opened for visits from Monday to Friday by following all safety regulations, while Saturday and Sunday, they will remain closed, in line with all other museums ... Read More

How Americans can be better travelers in a post-pandemic world

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 25, 2021 15:12

Because of these worldwide lockdown measures, many Americans will have had to put a pause on holidays, but the travel experts are seeing blue skies despite the turbulence Read More

IATA: COVID-19 Travel Pass to launch by March

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 22:19

IATA expressed concerns that the ongoing global restrictions around COVID-19 are still hitting airlines, with its chief economist warning it will likely take longer than planned for companies to be ... Read More

United Airlines names new member to its Board of Directors

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 19:44

When we began the search for a new board member, we were focused on finding a leader with both strong business acumen and a unique perspective that will help United ... Read More

Princess Cruises extends pause on 2021 Alaska, Pacific Coast and Canada & New England cruises

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- February 24, 2021 19:28

Princess Cruises continues to review and assess its operations as a result of the Canadian Transport Ministry's Interim Order that extends the closure of Canadian ports and waters to passenger ... Read More