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Norwegian Air’s exit from long-haul routes emphasizes flaws in business model

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2021 19:42

The lack of a high-yielding cabin meant Norwegian Air could not generate sufficient profit, resulting in its exit from the market Read More

Powerful earthquake strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2021 19:24

Strong Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Sulawesi, Indonesia today. Preliminary Earthquake ReportMagnitude6.2Date-Time14 Jan 2021 18:28:18 UTC 15 Jan 2021 02:28:18 near epicenter 14 Jan 2021Location3.005S 118.924EDepth18 kmDistances36.1 km (22.4 mi) S ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation introduces new 2021 Board officers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2021 17:57

The IGLTAF will remain focused on providing diverse market research for all members, mentoring new LGBTQ+ businesses and emerging destinations, and delivering quality educational programing for ‘new normal’ industry trends Read More

Eight people dead, thousands stranded as huge snowstorm hits Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 12, 2021 00:43

During the worst of the snow, about 1,500 vehicles were stranded on the Hokuriku Expressway in Fukui Perfection Read More

Tourism Malaysia announces new executive appointments

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 6, 2021 02:08

Tourism Malaysia today announced several new appointments in management, in an effort to strengthen the organizational structure, so as to achieve its strategic targets this year of revitalizing the country's ... Read More

Fashion icon Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 29, 2020 16:36

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died on Tuesday at the age of 98, his family has confirmed. He died in a hospital in Neuilly, outside Paris. The fashion icon ... Read More

ARC: US travel agency air ticket sales slow down in November

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2020 18:34

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today released data showing net sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies totaling nearly $1.2 billion in November 2020, down from just over $1.4 billion in October 2020. ... Read More

UAE and Saudi Arabia top global survey for intent to travel abroad in 2021

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 15, 2020 19:39

A recent ‘Global Holiday Intent’ survey conducted by YouGov has revealed that residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are the most likely to make an international trip in 2021. ... Read More

IATA: Governments must consider aviation workers as essential for vaccination

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 15, 2020 17:44

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed its call on governments to ensure that employees in the aviation sector are considered as essential workers during the impending COVID-19 vaccine campaign, ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Chile-Bolivia border region

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2020 16:13

Strong Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked Chile-Bolivia border region today. Preliminary ReportMagnitude6.0Date-Time14 Dec 2020 15:20:49 UTC 14 Dec 2020 12:20:49 near epicenter Location21.818S 68.727WDepth114 kmDistances73.6 km (45.6 mi) NNE of Calama, ... Read More

Jost Lammers re-elected President of Airport Council International

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 18, 2020 22:59

Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport, has been re-elected President of the Airport Council International (ACI). Lammers has led the umbrella organization of European airports in this position since July ... Read More

Travelport expands relationship with Voyages a la Carte’s Agencia Global

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 17, 2020 15:31

Travelport today announced that Agencia Global, the business-to-business platform of one of Canada’s premiere full-service travel wholesalers, Voyages à La Carte, has signed a new multi-year agreement that significantly expands ... Read More

Former President of Ghana dies from COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 12, 2020 19:07

Jerry Rawlings, the ex-President of Ghana, has reportedly passed away from the complications of coronavirus infection. According to the reports, the former president died in the early hours of Thursday, ... Read More

Denmark to slaughter millions of minks over coronavirus fears

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2020 00:13

The Danish authorities, worried about the mutation of the coronavirus, decided to destroy all minks in the country. Such fate awaits about 17 million animals. The decision of the Danish ... Read More

Luxury hotels deploying plasma air technology to protect their guests and employees

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 3, 2020 15:36

Plasma Air, the leading innovator in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solutions, announces today that several top luxury hotel brands have selected its ionization systems. The Marriott's Autograph Collection Hotels and ... Read More

Iceland, Argentina, Turks and Caicos, Kazakhstan and Colombia adopt first global safety and hygiene stamp

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 2, 2020 23:07

Iceland, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Colombia and Turks and Caicos are the latest major destinations to adopt the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) global safety and hygiene stamp, which was launched ... Read More

Airbus: Adapting business to new COVID-19 market environment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 30, 2020 10:07

Airbus SE reported consolidated financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2020.“After nine months of 2020 we now see the progress made on adapting our business to the ... Read More

Hong Kong announces health code plan for cross-border travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2020 15:11

The HKSAR government announced that Hong Kong is in advanced internal talks to reopen the border for local residents living in mainland China to return to the city. The government ... Read More

Powerful Alaska earthquake triggers tsunami warning

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020 23:28

USGS reported that a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck south of Alaska, prompting a warning in the region. The quake was registered some 55 miles (90km) south of Sand ... Read More

UNICEF to stockpile over half a billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine by year’s end

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020 22:49

As soon as vaccines are licensed for use, the world will need as many syringes as doses of vaccine, said UNICEF on Monday. To begin preparations, this year, UNICEF will ... Read More

Jota Aviation lands at London Biggin Hill Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020 16:00

Jota Aviation, the specialist charter and cargo airline, is opening an operational base at London Biggin Hill Airport.   Currently based at London Southend Airport, Jota Aviation specialises in passenger ... Read More

Abu Dhabi – Tel Aviv Flights on Etihad Airways

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 19, 2020 15:42

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight to and from Israel, to bring Israel’s top travel and ... Read More

Tourism must be part of national recovery and resilience plans

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2020 09:57

If it is not in the plan, it is not in the budget: the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the European travel and tourism sector, urges European Union ... Read More

IATA downgrades air traffic forecast after dismal summer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 29, 2020 06:14

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery, as evidenced by a dismal end to the summer travel season in the ... Read More

St. Helena launches ‘Napoleon 200’ campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 29, 2020 06:00

Starting this fall, the remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena is hosting a series of events and special projects surrounding its Napoleonic heritage. The campaign, under the auspices of The ... Read More

UNWTO and FAO work together on developing rural tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 29, 2020 05:34

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two agencies work together ... Read More

2020 Best Cities for Vegetarians & Vegans announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 28, 2020 05:19

With October 1 being World Vegetarian Day and November 1 being World Vegan Day, and with synthetic meat products receiving a sales bump due to COVID-19 meat shortages, industry experts ... Read More

UN General Assembly calls for global cooperation on COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 12, 2020 16:42

The United Nations General Assembly yesterday approved a comprehensive resolution to stimulate global cooperation in response to COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution, which was adopted 169-2 with two abstentions, identifies international ... Read More

CLIA releases 2020 Environmental Technologies and Practices Report

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 9, 2020 01:18

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the leading voice of the global cruise industry, released today the Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report produced by Oxford Economics. The report ... Read More

Costa Crociere suspends 2020-2021 season in South America

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 8, 2020 23:35

Costa Crociere (Costa Cruises), a part of Carnival Corporation & plc, today announced the cancellation of the arrival of its ships for the 2020-2021 season in South America. All cruises aboard the ... Read More

Lufthansa and Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union agree on COVID-19 crisis measures

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 19, 2020 15:36

Lufthansa has concluded a short-term agreement with the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) for initial measures to manage the coronavirus crisis. The measures apply to the pilots of Lufthansa, Lufthansa ... Read More

Americans show strong willingness to travel despite COVID-19 pandemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 19, 2020 01:36

Despite COVID-19 pandemic putting many normal aspects of life on hold, a new survey has revealed a strong willingness to travel during 2020 among Americans nonetheless. According to a survey ... Read More

Hilton introduces AI customer service chatbot

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 17, 2020 19:43

Hilton today announced the result of a month-long competition for the design of its new AI chatbot cartoon character – part of a bid to give "life" to its newly ... Read More

British Virgin Islands Tourist Board announces new Director of Tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 15, 2020 15:37

The Board of Directors of the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission (BVITB) is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Clive McCoy as Director of Tourism effective ... Read More