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Nine countries put Japan on ‘do not go’ list due to coronavirus spread

Nine countries put Japan on ‘do not go’ list due to coronavirus spread

Nine countries put Japan on ‘do not go’ list due to coronavirus spread

Nine countries called for travel restrictions to Japan, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu said during a press conference in Tokyo. As of today, Micronesia, Tonga, Samoa, Israel, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Bhutan, have called for restrictions on travel to countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, including Japan. The United […]

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22 Feb, 2020

VIA Rail Canada will resume full Montréal-Ottawa service February 24

VIA Rail Canada will resume full Montréal-Ottawa service February 24

VIA Rail Canada will resume full Montréal-Ottawa service February 24

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced that full weekday service between Montréal and Ottawa will resume starting Monday, February 24: Overview of service resumptions* Route Service Toronto- London-Windsor In full service Toronto-Sarnia In full service Toronto-Niagara Falls In full service Montréal-Ottawa Weekdays Full service (starting date planned Monday, February 24)   Montréal-Ottawa weekends Full service […]

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22 Feb, 2020

United, Chase and Visa announce extension of United MileagePlus credit card program

United, Chase and Visa announce extension of United MileagePlus credit card program

United, Chase and Visa announce extension of United MileagePlus credit card program

United Airlines, Chase Card Services and Visa today announced a multi-year extension of the United MileagePlus credit card program. The extension continues the more than 30-year relationship between the number one card issuer in the U.S., the U.S. airline with service to the most U.S. cities and most countries around the world and the world’s […]

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21 Feb, 2020

Annual Seychelles Roadshow thrills partners in Brazilian cities

Annual Seychelles Roadshow thrills partners in Brazilian cities

Annual Seychelles Roadshow thrills partners in Brazilian cities

In the second week of February, the Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) and its partners showcased the beautiful exotic destination during the annual dedicated Seychelles Roadshow in Brazil. The 3-day intensive promotional activity brought the dynamic Seychelles delegation to Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo where they met with Brazilian partners and conducted various informative activities […]

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21 Feb, 2020

How Airlines could stop the spread of COVID19 on a plane? Invest $1!

Why most airlines are not stopping the spread of COVID19 on a plane?

How Airlines could stop the spread of COVID19 on a plane? Invest $1!

How can a passenger be protected from Coronavirus on a plane? The answer: Don’t use the airline toilet or go to Wallmart before you board a flight. You will be safer in your airline seat, because airlines refuse to invest 10 cents for your hygiene. “The public should refuse to fly on any airline unwilling […]

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21 Feb, 2020

Coronavirus Hot Spots: On Cruise Ships and Airplanes

Coronavirus Hot Spots: On Cruise Ships and Airplanes

Coronavirus Hot Spots: On Cruise Ships and Airplanes

Despite a two-week quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that ended Wednesday in Japan, a growing number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases have been reported onboard the ship. The first deaths were reported on Thursday. What are the Coronavirus Hot Spots? According to a Purdue University air quality expert, cruise ship air conditioning systems are […]

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21 Feb, 2020

Corporate Travel Management names CAP Worldwide Serviced Apartments as 2020 extended stay & alternative accommodation partner

Corporate Travel Management names CAP Worldwide Serviced Apartments as 2020 extended stay & alternative accommodation partner

Corporate Travel Management names CAP Worldwide Serviced Apartments as 2020 extended stay & alternative accommodation partner

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) today announced their official 2020 partnership with CAP Worldwide (CAP) in the provision of extended stay, serviced apartments, corporate housing and alternative accommodation to their growing client portfolio. Corporate Travel Management (CTM) showed further innovation of their already world-renowned services by partnering with a new and exciting disrupter in the global […]

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21 Feb, 2020

Ethiopian Mobile App big hit with flyers

Ethiopian Mobile App popular with flyers

Ethiopian Mobile App big hit with flyers

The number of Ethiopian Mobile App users has reached one million. With a robust and integrated digital strategy, Ethiopian has set an innovative approach to simplicity and seamless end-to-end customer experience with its user-friendly mobile App. The multi-award winning global airline launched into a digitization journey with localized service, languages and payment options. Being a […]

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21 Feb, 2020

IATA: Coronavirus could cost global airlines $30 billion in lost revenue

IATA: Coronavirus could cost global airlines $30 billion in lost revenue

IATA: Coronavirus could cost global airlines $30 billion in lost revenue

Global airlines could lose almost $30 billion in revenue due to a rapid decrease in travel demand, caused by coronavirus epidemic, the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) has warned in its latest airline industry forecast. According to IATA’s forecast, if the outbreak remains mostly in China, Asian airlines will be hit the hardest and could […]

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21 Feb, 2020

Etihad Airways launches special Ramadan flights from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia

Etihad Airways launches special Ramadan flights from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia

Etihad Airways launches special Ramadan flights from Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will again operate a daily scheduled flight between the emirate of Abu Dhabi’s second largest city, Al Ain, and Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the last ten days of Ramadan. The airline will operate the flights from 14 May to 23 May to meet […]

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21 Feb, 2020

Heathrow targets zero carbon airport by mid-2030s

Heathrow targets zero carbon airport by mid-2030s

Heathrow targets zero carbon airport by mid-2030s

Heathrow has announced it’s become one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral, for its infrastructure, and the first to target zero carbon by the mid-2030s. Following investment of over £100 million in improving Heathrow’s energy efficiency and generating and purchasing renewable energy, Heathrow has reduced carbon emissions from airport buildings […]

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21 Feb, 2020

ITB Berlin: 15th Pow-Wow for socially responsible travel professionals

ITB Berlin: 15th Pow-Wow for  Socially responsible travel professionals

ITB Berlin: 15th Pow-Wow for socially responsible travel professionals

Over the last 17 years at ITB Berlin sustainable and socially responsible tourism have had a firmly established place in Hall 4.1b, underlining an environmentally friendly approach to tourism. This year more than 120 exhibitors from 34 countries are presenting their innovations and products for cultural tourism, nature tourism, socially responsible and sustainable tourism, geotourism […]

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21 Feb, 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Prague announces new General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Prague announces new General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Prague announces new General Manager

Four Seasons Hotel Prague announces the appointment of Martin Dell as the new General Manager.This new role follows his most recent position as Resort Manager at Four Seasons Resort Maui, Hawaii. Born and raised in the Czech Republic, Martin brings a wealth of global hospitality experience to his new role as General Manager in Prague. […]

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21 Feb, 2020

What happened to human rights in the United States of America?

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What happened to human rights in the United States of America?

Should Julian Assange be extradited to the USA. He is facing 17 new charges relating to the Espionage Act of 1917 in the United States. The Espionage Act charges carry a maximum sentence of 170 years in prison. Currently, Assange is incarcerated in the United Kingdom awaiting extradition to the land of the free. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to […]

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21 Feb, 2020

Habitas’ 3D-printed flat pack hotels may not be eco-friendly

Habitas’ 3D-printed flat pack hotels may not be eco-friendly

Details of Habitas’ expansion may contradict the brand’s eco credentials by going against its original pledge of using ‘local materials to minimize environmental impacts’. According to a recent survey, 49% of Millennials are now actively interested in products that are better for the environment and will actively buy them. However, whether these eco-conscious consumers see […]

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21 Feb, 2020

Travel sentiment for European destinations on the rise

ETC: Travel sentiment for European destinations on the rise

Travel sentiment for European destinations on the rise

The European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA), Eurail B.V. and the European Commission, have today released the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB), which indicates that the sentiment for travel to Europe between January-April 2020 is positive in six key overseas markets – Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and the US. The barometer […]

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20 Feb, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister announces UNWTO SG’s first visit to the region

Jamaica Tourism Minister announces UNWTO SG’s first visit to the region

Jamaica Tourism Minister announces UNWTO SG’s first visit to the region

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, will be the key speaker at the first ever UNWTO Global Summit on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Resilience Management, which is being hosted in Montego Bay in May. The visit is Pololikashvili’s first to the region, since being appointed […]

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20 Feb, 2020

Japan won’t cancel or relocate 2020 Summer Olympics over coronavirus fears

Japan won’t cancel or relocate 2020 Summer Olympics over coronavirus fears

Japan won’t cancel or relocate 2020 Summer Olympics over coronavirus fears

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are scheduled to be held between July 24 and August 9 and the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games will run between August 25 and September 6, but strong concerns have emerged recently that novel coronavirus outbreak in China may affect the athletic events. According to the statement issued by […]

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20 Feb, 2020

Resorts World Las Vegas and Hilton partner for new multi-brand resort

Resorts World Las Vegas and Hilton partner for new multi-brand resort

Resorts World Las Vegas and Hilton partner for new multi-brand resort

Resorts World Las Vegas and Hilton have partnered to bring three of Hilton’s premium brands together for the first time when the US$4.3 billion integrated resort, which is currently being developed, opens in summer 2021. The partnership marks Hilton’s largest multi-brand deal in company history and will include three Hilton premium brands, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, […]

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20 Feb, 2020

Cornwall Airport Newquay names new Managing Director

Cornwall Airport Newquay names new Managing Director

Cornwall Airport Newquay names new Managing Director

Cornwall Airport Newquay announced that from 4 May 2020 it will be appointing Pete Downes as its new Managing Director. Downes joins from London City Airport where he is currently Aviation Director and has been instrumental in driving its route development and airline growth, delivering passenger numbers in excess of five million per year. Starting […]

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20 Feb, 2020

IATA: Coronavirus cuts demand and revenues

IATA: Coronavirus cuts demand and revenues

IATA: Coronavirus cuts demand and revenues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak (COVID-19) shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region. Considering that growth for the region’s airlines was forecast to be 4.8%, the net impact will be an 8.2% […]

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20 Feb, 2020

Space for visions: Center for Creativity at Frankfurt Airport

Space for visions: Center for Creativity at Frankfurt Airport

Space for visions: Center for Creativity at Frankfurt Airport

Soft drinks, LEGO, lounge chairs: what sounds like a relaxed family vacation at the beach is actually a unique facility at Frankfurt Airport that is specifically designed to encourage creative work. Business ideas for the future are hatched in the inno.hub in Terminal 2, which is a radical departure from conventional office environments. Fraport AG […]

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20 Feb, 2020

Swiss International Air Lines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

Swiss International Air Lines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

Swiss International Air Lines takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first of 25 A320neo Family aircraft ordered by Swiss International Air Lines. The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines, Sharklets and cabin efficiency enablers, which together […]

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20 Feb, 2020

U.S. Travel Applauds Dept. of Homeland Security REAL ID Measure

U.S. Travel Applauds Dept. of Homeland Security REAL ID Measure

U.S. Travel Applauds Dept. of Homeland Security REAL ID Measure

The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for the issuance and production of a license and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting, for certain purposes, driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. Included in the purposes covered by the Act is boarding federally-regulated commercial aircraft. Obtaining this ID has […]

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20 Feb, 2020

Qatar Airways increases its stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group

Qatar Airways increases its stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group

Qatar Airways increases its stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group

Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. announced that it has increased its shareholding in International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. (IAG) from 21.4 percent to 25.1 percent. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Mr. Akbar Al Baker stated, “Our investment to date has been highly successful and the announced increase in our shareholding is evidence of our continued support […]

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19 Feb, 2020

Armenia tourism: This little country is making big strides

Armenia tourism: This little country is making strong inroads

Armenia tourism: This little country is making big strides

The small historic culture-rich Armenia, once part of the powerful USSR, is making strong inroads in the field of tourism. Armenia tourism is growing every year and continues to develop this foundation. The destination has many attractions and activities for tourists, Naira Mkrtchyan of the Armenian Russian international university told this correspondent in New Delhi, […]

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19 Feb, 2020

How to Protect G Suite Business-critical Data from Insider Threats

How to Protect G Suite Business-critical Data from Insider Threats

How to Protect G Suite Business-critical Data from Insider Threats

You can always trust your internal users with business-critical data, right?  As much as you would like to answer yes to that question, insider threats to data account for many of the disaster recovery scenarios experienced by your business.  This can lead to business continuity being affected.  Whether accidental or intentional, the deletion of data […]

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19 Feb, 2020