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Red Rock Resort President Richard Haskins died

Red Rock Resort  President Richard Haskins died

Red Rock Resorts and Station Casinos in Las Vegas announced Saturday afternoon that its president died earlier in the day in a watercraft incident in Michigan. Red Rock Resorts issued the following statement: It is with profound sadness that we announce that Richard J. Haskins, President of Red Rock Resorts, Inc. and Station Casinos LLC, […]

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05 Jul, 2020

The Adolphus Hotel: Named for Beer Brewing Founder

The Adolphus Hotel: Named for Beer Brewing Founder

The Adolphus Hotel was built by and named for Adolphus Busch, the founder of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. Legend has it that Adolphus Busch donated the hotel to Dallas as a thank you for its enthusiastic acceptance of his famous Midwestern brew. It was designed in a Beaux-Arts style by architects Barnett, Haynes & Barnett […]

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04 Jul, 2020

India Industrial Revolution 4.0: Of Drones and Government

India Industrial Revolution 4.0:  Of Drones and Government

The world is at the cusp of widespread adoption of the fourth industrial revolution. Drones, as a subset of cyber-physical systems, have the potential to lead the charge of India Industrial Revolution 4.0 platforms, as per “FICCI Recommendations on The Draft Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2020.” Recognizing the potential of drones, the Government of India […]

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04 Jul, 2020

United Arab Emirates allows all citizens and residents travel again

United Arab Emirates allows all citizens and residents travel again

All citizens and residents in the United Arab Emirates are now able travel in accordance with the health preventive and precautionary requirements enforced within the UAE’s airports and the destinations’ regulations. The announcement was made today by the United Arab Emirates, represented by the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, the Ministry of Foreign […]

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04 Jul, 2020

International Trade Fair opens in Dar es Salaam

International Trade Fair opens in Dar es Salaam

Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam officially welcomed the 44th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) ob Friday, with the country’s with Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa attending the opening ceremony. The COVID-19 outbreak should be a lesson to farmers and industrialists to produce more crops and products that could be used in times of […]

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04 Jul, 2020

7 in 10 Singaporeans still want to travel in 2020

7 in 10 Singaporeans still want to travel in 2020

The results of the Travel Intent Survey 2020, that analysed post-COVID-19 travel intentions of 6,000 Singaporeans, were published today. The survey aimed to understand the outlook of travel recovery and changes to travel behaviors of Singaporeans as a result of the pandemic. First Travel Destination With less than 6 months till the end of the […]

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04 Jul, 2020

Antigua and Barbuda updates its travel advisory

Antigua and Barbuda updates its travel advisory

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has updated its travel advisory effective 72 hours from date of issue to ensure the continued safety of travelers and residents. The V.C. Bird International Airport is opened for international and regional air traffic. The Antigua Port Authority is opened to Cargo Vessels, Pleasure Craft and Ferry Services which […]

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04 Jul, 2020

UK domestic tourism down 22% due to COVID-19

UK domestic tourism down 22% due to COVID-19

As the UK’s domestic tourism industry prepares to reopen on July 4, total UK domestic tourism trips are set to drop by 22% this year from 122.2 million in 2019 to 95 million in 2020. The UK travel and tourism industry has taken a real battering due to the impacts created by COVID-19 and may […]

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03 Jul, 2020

OTDYKH Leisure 2020 Moscow Expo will take place as scheduled

OTDYKH Leisure 2020 Moscow Expo will take place as scheduled

After months of stringent measures of the international community to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the OTDYKH exhibition will be the first tourism event in Russia and eventually worldwide to open its door to travel industry professionals. Thus, providing a unique opportunity of direct communication with partners and clients. At the same time the exhibition […]

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03 Jul, 2020

Goa Tourism Open for Business

Goa Tourism Open for Business

After months of lockdown, Goa opened for domestic tourists from July 2, 2020. Over 250 hotels resumed operations in the state, Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said. These hotels were granted permission by the Goa Tourism Department with standard operating procedures put in place by the state government. “We have decided to allow domestic travelers […]

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03 Jul, 2020

Ecolog Announces Walk-In COVID-19 Testing Facility at Eindhoven Airport

Ecolog Deutschland, part of the Ecolog International Group, a leading global provider of integrated services, technology, environmental solutions, logistics, engineering and construction, and Pro Health Medical – InVitaLab, have announced the opening of a COVID-19 Test Center at the Eindhoven Airport, Luchthavenweg 59. The testing station provides citizens and residents as well as passengers, with […]

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03 Jul, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines Positive COVID-19 Tests: 8 Employees

Hawaiian Airlines Positive COVID-19 Tests: 8 Employees

Airlines spokesman Alex Da Silva reported today that Hawaiian Airlines positive COVID-19 tests of employees consisted of 2 flight attendant trainers and 6 flight attendants who were undergoing training at the airline’s Honolulu headquarters. After the training, the employees started to feel ill, and Da Silva said the source of the infection is still being […]

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03 Jul, 2020

DOT’s COVID-19 airline safety guidelines not enough to protect passengers

DOT’s COVID-19 airline safety guidelines not enough to protect passengers

New COVID-19 safety recommendations for airlines issued today by the US Department of Transportation are inadequate, Consumer Reports said.  Any such guidelines should be mandatory to ensure passengers are protected from coronavirus risks.  The DOT issued guidelines for airlines and airports to follow to address safety concerns during the pandemic, but the agency provides too […]

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03 Jul, 2020

Japanese Ambassador Pays Farewell Courtesy Call on Minister Bartlett

Japanese Ambassador Pays Farewell Courtesy Call on Minister Bartlett

The Ambassador of Japan to Jamaica, His Excellency Hiromasa Yamazaki, (seen left in the photo) on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, paid a farewell courtesy call on Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices. During the meeting, Minister Bartlett thanked the Ambassador for his contribution in strengthening relations between Jamaica […]

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02 Jul, 2020

Wizz Air inaugurates base in Larnaka Airport

Wizz Air inaugurates base in Larnaka Airport

Hermes Airports and Wizz Air inaugurated the base of the airline in Cyprus and welcomed the first two of the three aircraft that will be based at Larnaka Airport. This is a positive development which will further enhance the connectivity of the country with the operation of 36 routes in 20 countries. The welcoming of […]

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02 Jul, 2020

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation shuts down its motels, lays off staff

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation shuts down its motels, lays off staff

The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) has announced the shutdown of its motels in northern areas and termination of the services of its employees, prompting many to raise eyebrows over the incumbent government’s intention to promote the tourism industry, and, additionally. concerns whether it would also spark further unemployment, reported DND. As per a Circular […]

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02 Jul, 2020

Future of post-COVID luxury travel revealed

Future of post-COVID luxury travel revealed

In the first global temperature check of the travel advisor community, the results of international research among global luxury travel agents have been released.  Timed to coincide with the ease of lockdown in many parts of the world, the objective was to understand the key drivers and the early trends of how, where and when […]

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02 Jul, 2020

Centara donates 10,000 room nights to medical heroes

Centara donates 10,000 room nights to medical heroes

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, continues its support of the country’s medical workers with the launch of its “10,000 Thanks” campaign dedicated to the heroes working tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people. As a token of heartfelt gratitude for the healthcare heroes in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, Centara is donating 10,000 […]

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02 Jul, 2020

IATA and ACI: Governments should bear all costs of public health measures

IATA and ACI: Governments should bear all costs of public health measures

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of communicable diseases should be borne by governments. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the industry and broader economy has halted aviation at global level, leading to multi-billion losses […]

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02 Jul, 2020

Jordan Hotels Association issues post-COVID-19 operational protocols

Jordan Hotels Association issues post-COVID-19 operational protocols

The Jordan Hotels Association has developed a guidebook for the conduct of hotel operations in Jordan after the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidebook has been distributed to more than 500 joint tourism establishments around the Kingdom with membership in the association. Jordanian Hotels Association General Manager Vatché Yergatian, points out the importance of these protocols to […]

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02 Jul, 2020

IGLTA reschedules Milan Global Convention to 2022

IGLTA reschedules Milan Global Convention to 2022

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association has confirmed that it will bring its 38th Annual Global Convention to Milan in 2022. The convention, the premier educational and networking event for LGBTQ+ tourism, was originally scheduled to take place in Milan 6-9 May of this year, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We have a […]

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02 Jul, 2020