Tag: coronavirus pandemic

Gentilon: EU needs €1.5 trillion to recover from COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2020 19:15

A mind-boggling €1.5 trillion ($ 1.63 trillion) would be needed to keep the European Union afloat and enable it to survive the COVID-19 pandemic devastating the continent, high EU official ... Read More

Coronavirus infection cases exceed two million worldwide

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 14, 2020 00:20

The global COVID-19 pandemic cases count topped two million, according to the latest update of the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, which put total infections globally at 2,019,320, with nearly 120,000 ... Read More

Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Belize

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020 22:16

Belize Ministry of Health has continued to scale up testing for COVID-19 and a further 26 samples were tested on Sunday, April 5th. That scaled up testing has identified two ... Read More

UNWTO: Stay home today, #TravelTomorrow

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020 18:46

By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow! The hashtag #TravelTomorrow encapsulates this message of solidarity and hope, through which the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) calls for shared responsibility among ... Read More

Carnival Cruises opts not to rely on COVID-19 relief package

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020 16:23

Following the news that Carnival Corporation is securing finances of at least $6 billion to combat the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19), travel industry experts offered the following analysis of ... Read More

Access to Québec airport installations is now controlled

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020 23:30

The ministère des Transports wishes to inform the population, as well as air carriers and operators, that access to airport installations is now controlled. This measure applies to flights to ... Read More

Holland America Line pauses its global cruise operations for 30 additional days

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020 22:09

Due to the continued port closures and travel restrictions surrounding global health concerns, Holland America Line has made the decision to extend its pause of global cruise operations for an additional ... Read More

These states hit hardest by social distancing amid COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 23:08

The latest study on the states hit hardest by social distancing was released today. With COVID-19 spreading throughout the country and experts urging Americans to practice social distancing, the study ... Read More

Why Qatar Airways is increasing flights to Australia?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 18:50

Qatar Airways was able to run its national airline for sometime in mids of an embargo by the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrhain and Egypt. Now Qatar Airways has been telling ... Read More

Minnesota becomes 21st state to issue “Stay at Home” order

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 18:39

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced the order March 25, 2020 to commence at 11:59pm on Friday, March 27 and ending at 5:00pm on Friday, April 10, 2020.   All non-essential ... Read More

Flyers rights group: $0 for consumers as airlines allowed to spread COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 16:24

Airline passenger rights group FlyersRights.org today said that $0 are allocated for consumers while the airlines are given green light to spread the virus. Airlines are given the green light ... Read More

COVID-19: Global risk levels and international travel advice

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 16:15

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on 11 March. The outbreak has had a severe impact on international travel; disruptions to flights and other ... Read More

IATA: European airlines revenue losses mount

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 15:46

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) strengthened its call for urgent action from European governments to provide financial relief to airlines during COVID-19 crisis. The latest IATA scenario for potential ... Read More

UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020 00:05

UN chief Antonio Guterres is urging the heads of G20 countries to take joint action to assist developing nations deal with a "global health crisis" amid coronavirus pandemic. The chief ... Read More

COVID-19 has grim profit impact on global hotel markets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020 16:35

The extent to which the coronavirus has impacted the global hotel industry is now coming into focus. Beyond the virulence of the virus, this much is sure: property budgets are ... Read More

UNWTO calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate tourism recovery

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020 15:20

In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), calls on innovators and entrepreneurs to put forward new ... Read More

Coronavirus to cause 5.9 million travel-related job losses by May

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020 20:04

Revised projections show a worsening impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy: a loss of 5.9 million jobs by the end of April due to declining travel, according to ... Read More

India: More than a billion Indians in lockdown

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020 16:29

India will go into complete lockdown starting at midnight Wednesday, the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today. The lockdown will be in effect for a period of at least ... Read More

WHO chief: COVID-19 epidemic ‘accelerating’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2020 23:37

The disease spread is 'accelerating,' World Health Organization chief  said on Monday, that COVID-19 spread is "accelerating," citing the expanding figures of the coronavirus cases. The disease epidemic is far from slowing ... Read More

Zanzibar bans tourist charter flights, closes all tourist hotels

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 21, 2020 19:13

Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar has restricted tourist charter flights carrying visitors to the island, then announced the shutting down of all tourist hotels, as a protective measure to ... Read More

US airline CEOs urging swift Congress action on bipartisan aid package

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020 18:37

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the U.S. airlines, today issued a letter from leading airline CEOs – both passenger and cargo – urging US Congress to ... Read More

Caribbean update on COVID-19 situation in the region

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020 16:23

Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) today issued the following update on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the region:   Turks and Caicos Islands TCI Travel Advisory # 3  The Emergency Powers ... Read More

Air Canada announces special flight to bring Canadians home from Morocco

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 22:14

Air Canada announced today that the airline, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, will operate a special flight March 21 from Morocco to bring Canadians home. "We understand it's ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Unprecedented measures to contain COVID-19 spread

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 19:46

SIA JSC, the managers of Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport, is taking unprecedented measures to prevent the importation and spread of COVID-19 infection in the territory of the Russian Federation. Sheremetyevo Airport ... Read More

Kenya and Tanzania report sharp drop in hotel occupancy

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 20, 2020 18:37

Kenya and Tanzania are registering a sharp drop in toruist hotel occupancy after suspension of Kenya Airways' flights to key European tourist markets and business meetings. Hotel occupancy in Kenya ... Read More

Lufthansa: We are now flying as many people home as possible!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 15:23

From the beginning of next week, a return flight schedule will be in effect for the airlines in the Lufthansa Group. This will initially be valid until 19 April 2020. ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport closes two terminals due to COVID-19 crisis

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 02:00

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport's Deputy Director General today announced that airport's terminals E and C will close from March 20 on. All the flights that were handled by terminals E ... Read More

VIA Rail announces service changes in response to COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020 23:35

In light of a significant reduction in passenger volumes as well as the most recent recommendations of the public health authorities across the country reinforcing the importance of social distancing, ... Read More

Canada’s Swoop suspends all international flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020 20:10

Swoop, a Canadian ultra low-cost carrier owned by WestJet, is altering its international operations to help with the global efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. At the end of ... Read More

Lufthansa achieves adjusted EBIT of €2 billion in difficult economic environment

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020 19:11

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said today: "The spread of the coronavirus has placed the entire global economy and our company as well in ... Read More

Delta Air Lines making it easy to change travel plans affected by COVID-19

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020 18:16

Delta Air Lines is making it easier for customers to cancel, change or re-book travel that’s been impacted by coronavirus. Above all, rest assured that the value of your ticket ... Read More

Tanzania tour operators, government devise unified response to COVID-19 outbreak

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- March 18, 2020 14:22

Key players in Tanzania’s tourism industry have come together for a unified response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. This comes amid outbreak of coronavirus in Tanzania’s northern tourism circuit capital ... Read More

All Las Vegas casinos closed due to coronavirus pandemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020 03:43

All entertainment venues in Nevada, including all Las Vegas casinos, will be closed due to the spread of the coronavirus, state governor Steve Sisolak announced. “Every gaming machine should be ... Read More

Very bad news for Italian tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 18, 2020 01:31

From an early estimate, tourism in Italy will suffer significant damage which, only by May 31, will produce a negative rebound of approximately 45 million visits with financial damage that ... Read More

Canada’s Sunwing Airlines halts operations, lays off 470 pilots

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020 00:47

Canada's Sunwing Airlines today announced it will suspend operations after March 23, 2020 and all pilots, approximately 470 in total, will be laid off on April 8, 2020. Sunwing's decision ... Read More

Latin America update on coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020 22:24

The countries in Latin America are taking preventative measures in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic. Belize UPDATE On monday March 16th, the government of Belize announced ... Read More