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Etihad Airways: Lower demand and flight capacity, 76% fewer passengers in 2020

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 22:41

COVID-19 shook the very foundation of the aviation industry, but Etihad stood firm and is ready to play a key role as the world returns to flying Read More

Rebuilding Travel: Hear from Ministers, Tourism Leaders and ask questions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 4, 2021 22:06

Indonesia and Eswatini are taking a lead together with former UNWTO Secretary General, and leaders in 127 countries to rebuilding travel and tourism. Read More

PATA names its 2021 Face of the Future

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 18:27

Ms. Surayyal Hizmi is a lecturer at Lombok Tourism Polytechnic, having completed her Master’s Degree in 2017 in Applied Science with a major in Natural Resources Management Read More

Stuttgart Airport tests self-driving baggage tug

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 18:09

The development of autonomous ground handling equipment is considered particularly challenging Read More

North America business aviation demand recovers while Europe slumps

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 15:45

The US is starting to see an accelerated recovery from the winter pandemic, with both scheduled and business aviation activity opening up, and charter activity setting some new records, especially ... Read More

Earthquake off New Zealand’s North Island triggers tsunami warning

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 4, 2021 15:30

USGS issued a tsunami warning and said coastal inundation was expected on the east coast of the North Island from Cape Runaway to Tolaga Bay. Read More

World Health Organization advises against issuing COVID vaccine passports

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 22:51

WHO currently is not recommending issuing special certificates for people who received coronavirus vaccination Read More

Moscow hotel occupancy rate highest in Europe

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 22:01

The ability of people to move freely within the country and almost complete lifting of restrictions allowed Moscow’s hotel market to recover faster than European capitals Read More

Princess Cruises extends cruise pause on Southampton sailings

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 19:40

We share in our guests' disappointment over these cancelled voyages, and we appreciate the continued understanding and cooperation from our loyal guests and travel advisors Read More

Air Astana sees recovery after loss-making 2020

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 19:22

Whilst the devastating effect of the pandemic on international travel needs no elaboration, the airline is resilient Read More

Pandemic may allow VR to shake off ‘gimmick’ image in tourism

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 19:04

Spending considerably more time indoors with an abundance of spare time, combined with an urge to travel, the aspiring travelers have been turning to VR to fill a void that ... Read More

Lufthansa Supervisory Board announces personnel changes

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 18:18

The Chairman of the Executive Board of Fresenius has been a member of the Lufthansa Supervisory Board since April 2015 and has chaired the Audit Committee since January 2018 Read More

Veganism’s influence on the travel industry will grow

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 3, 2021 16:11

Servicing a traveler’s every need is going to be critical in post-pandemic recovery to both restore confidence and ensure satisfaction. Read More

6.9 Earthquake felt from Greece to Kosovo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 3, 2021 11:00

At 12.16 pm on Wednesday, 3 earthquakes hit the area 25 km from Tyrnavos in Greece. The strongest of the 3 measured 6.9. The quake was felt from the north ... Read More

Amazon quietly changes its ‘Hitler’s smirk’ app logo

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 23:52

It is not known when Amazon changed the logo, but social media users started to notice the change last week Read More

Russia: EU vaccine passport plan could lead to forced vaccination

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 23:26

It seems that the initiative runs counter to the rules of democracy because EU countries decided that vaccination would be voluntary Read More

FAA selects five airports to evaluate unmanned aircraft risks

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 22:51

The research will lead to the implementation of new technologies that will make airports safer for passengers and manned aircraft Read More

CDC requires airlines collect contact information from DRC and Guinea passengers

Harry Johnson Harry Johnson- March 2, 2021 22:35

This order follows the February 2020 interim final rule that authorized CDC to require airlines and other aircraft operators to collect certain data from passengers before they board a flight ... 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