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Rapid Airport COVID Tests: Europe’s Goal

Rapid Airport COVID Tests: Europe’s Goal

The green light for one of the most stringent requests from the entire tourism sector to guarantee travel to Europe finally arrived from Brussels. The means would be rapid airport COVID tests, the results could invigorate travel and the economy. Although at the moment the European Commission has not instituted an actual rule – only […]

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24 Nov, 2020

Accor’s Mövenpick brand to make Australian debut in Hobart

Accor’s Mövenpick brand to make Australian debut in Hobart

Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, Mövenpick, together with Singaporean-based global hospitality group, Global Premium Hotels, have signed a hotel management agreement to open the first Mövenpick hotel in Australia. Slated to open in mid-January, Mövenpick Hotel Hobart is set to be a warm, contemporary designed hotel with a cosmopolitan vibe that invites exploration and discovery. […]

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24 Nov, 2020

IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine

IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). This document provides governments a risk-based assessment tool for using testing programs that could alleviate quarantine requirements.  It is a critical output produced by the ICAO Collaborative Arrangement […]

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24 Nov, 2020

Accor expands with new hotels in India and Turkey

Accor expands with new hotels in India and Turkey

Accor, an augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region. The newly expended region will now comprise of a portfolio of more than 84,000 rooms across 400 hotels.  This regional expansion brings an increased pipeline of over 112 properties, scheduled to open in the coming 24 months, bringing […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines starts pre-travel COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle

Hawaiian Airlines starts pre-travel COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle

Hawaiian Airlines today announced it is offering drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 pre-flight tests for its guests traveling to the islands from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle. Guests who test within 72 hours of their flight and receive a negative result prior to departure will be exempt from the state of Hawai‘i quarantine. Hawaiian’s […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights

Qantas Airways Chief Executive Officer has announced that the Australian flag carrier is planning to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all international travelers boarding their flights. In an interview with Australian television news program, Alan Joyce said that a coronavirus shot may not be necessary for domestic flights, but that it would be a “necessity” for international […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Hawaii Vacation Rentals Earned More Than Hotels

Hawaii vacation rental occupancy sluggish in April 2020

In October 2020, the total monthly supply of Hawaii vacation rentals was 373,600 unit nights (-57.0%) and monthly demand was 85,000 unit nights (-86.4%), resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 22.7 percent (-49.1 percentage points). In comparison, Hawaii’s hotels had an average occupancy rate of 19.7 percent in October 2020. It is important […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Alex Trebek CBD Oil – Why Should use?

Alex Trebek CBD Oil – Why Should use?

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23 Nov, 2020

8 Candidates for UNWTO Secretary-General Election

UNWTO

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) confirmed today in a “Note Verbale” that 8 applications from candidates competing for the post of UNWTO Secretary-General were received. The UNWTO Secretariat said that 6 applicants did not include the required documentation and, therefore, did not comply with procedures. That currently leaves this race to just two candidates: Ms. […]

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23 Nov, 2020

New GM at Nobu Hotel Chicago

New GM at Nobu Hotel Chicago

Nobu Hotel Chicago announced the appointment of Zoltan Payerli to General Manager. A Chicago native with more than 14 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Payerli will lead operations at Nobu Hotel Chicago, part of the global luxury brand Nobu Hospitality and the first Midwest location. As general manager, Payerli is responsible for […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Hawaii Hotel Revenue Continues Downward Slide

How Many More Millions did Hawaii Hotels Earn Last Month?

In October 2020, Hawaii hotel revenue statewide reported substantial declines in RevPAR (revenue per available room), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to October 2019 as tourism continued to be impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Research Division, statewide RevPAR […]

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23 Nov, 2020

IATA Director General to step down in March

IATA Director General to step down in March

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO will step down from his role at the Association effective 31 March 2021.  De Juniac made known his intention to step down from the Association several months ago which enabled a search process to facilitate a smooth leadership transition. The […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Future travel with family is a priority for Americans

Future travel with family is a priority for Americans

As we approach the holiday season, American travelers have an abiding desire to travel, even as the country navigates the challenges of the pandemic, and a future trip—particularly domestically and with family members—remains a priority, according to a recent poll. This finding accords with the Let’s Go There initiative, which has consulted with researchers to […]

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23 Nov, 2020

IATA: Travel Pass key to reopening borders safely

IATA: Travel Pass key to reopening borders safely

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders.   Governments are beginning to use testing as a means of limiting the risks of COVID-19 importation when re-opening their borders to travelers […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards  for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins

As the holiday travel season approaches, travel experts and consumer advocates are repeating their calls for Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to protect travelers by adopting mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports. While the DOT issued safety guidance over the summer for air travel, these recommendations are strictly voluntary and compliance has varied […]

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23 Nov, 2020

United Airlines starts passenger COVID-19 testing from Houston to Latin American and Caribbean destinations

United Airlines introduces passenger COVID-19 testing from Houston to Latin American and Caribbean destinations

United Airlines announced today it is expanding its customer COVID-19 testing efforts to include flights out of Houston to select destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Starting for flights departing on December 7, customers originating from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) will have the option to take a self-collected, mail-in test that meets local entry […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Americans return to the skies for Thanksgiving

Americans return to the skies for Thanksgiving

New research reveals that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the collapse in aviation, many Americans are planning a last-minute return to the skies this Thanksgiving, travelling to be with their families at home or taking a break in the sunshine or on the slopes. The COVID-19 crisis has decimated international air travel and badly damaged […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Venezuela resumes Russia flights

Venezuela resumes Russia flights

Air traffic between Russia and Venezuela resumes on November 23, the civil aviation service of the Latin American country announced. Bolivia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Iran, Turkey and Panama were also added to the opening directions. On the website of the state airline of the country Conviasa, Moscow is already displayed in the search, but no […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Global Renewable Fiber Market :study applications, types and analysis including growth, trends and forecasts to 2026

Wire India

Pune, Maharashtra, India, November 23 2020 (Wiredrelease) MarketDesk –:Another useful report named as, Global Renewable Fiber Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, forecast to 2025, as of recently distributed by Marketdesk.us to its information base contains a definite assessment of the market covering portions and sub-segments of the market, item types, applications, industry verticals, regions that […]

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23 Nov, 2020

Israel ratifies visa-free agreement with UAE

Israel ratifies visa-free agreement with UAE

The Israeli government unanimously ratified a visa-free agreement between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE authorities approved a similar agreement with Israel in early November. According to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the visa-free regime will contribute to the development of tourism and the strengthening of relations and economic ties […]

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22 Nov, 2020

US, Holland and Italy United for LGBT Green Mural

US, Holland and Italy United for LGBT Green Mural

The first green mural paying homage to the LGBT+ movement was inaugurated in Rome on a large wall courtesy of the Armellini State Industrial Technical Institute (ITIS) in Largo Beato Placido Riccardi, San Paolo district (Rome). The project, strongly desired and supported by the Dutch Embassy in Italy, was curated by Yourban 2030 in collaboration […]

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21 Nov, 2020

Ranger Killed by Elephants in Murchison Falls Park

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Popular tourist destination in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park, was struck by tragedy when a ranger by the name of Sergeant Scot Guma was killed by elephants while in the line of duty to rescue communities of Nwoya district outside the park on November 15, 2020. According to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Public Relations Officer […]

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21 Nov, 2020

Thailand Hotel Industry: Bleeding to Death

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Thailand has reported just 3,880 COVID-19 cases and 60 deaths since the start of the pandemic and is considered one of the lowest risk countries in the world. But travel and tourism are suffering. With no end in sight to the stifling government imposed travel restrictions, businesses large and small are hemorrhaging and struggling to […]

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21 Nov, 2020

Air Canada receives IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 2 certification

Air Canada receives IATA Environmental Assessment Stage 2 certification

As part of Air Canada’s commitment to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner, the airline recently undertook a rigorous certification process with the International Air Transport Association to receive an industry-leading environmental certification, IEnvA Stage 2. The IATA Environmental Assessment program (or IEnvA) is an Environmental Management System specifically developed for the airline sector, […]

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21 Nov, 2020

Millennium & Copthorne prepares for post-COVID-19 recovery of hotel operations

A year after delisting from the London Stock Exchange, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Limited (M&C) disclosed major initiatives that will prepare it for a recovery by as early as 2021 from the recent challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The privatization granted M&C greater agility and cushioned impact of the pandemic. Lessons learned and operational […]

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21 Nov, 2020

African Diaspora Tourism Key for Africa

African Diaspora Tourism Key for Africa

Tourist companies, individuals, and organizations with passion on the continent’s tourist attractions and heritages are all set to celebrate for the first time, Africa Tourism Day on November 26, to spearhead the promotion and marketing of the continent’s rich tourist potentials and African Diaspora Tourism. Africa Tourism Day (ATD) has been planned and organized by […]

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21 Nov, 2020