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Cheaper Transatlantic Flights On The Way Due To The Pandemic

Cheaper Transatlantic Flights On The Way Due To The Pandemic

NATS and NAVS Canada, the air traffic control services responsible for the UK and Canada, are no longer designating their pilots specific routes to follow across the Atlantic, instead allowing them to pick their paths “based entirely on optimum route, speed and trajectory.” These flights are being used as a test for the airlines to […]

AIME Cancels 2021 Event Due COVID-19 Implications

AIME Cancels 2021 Event Due COVID-19 Implications

  Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has today announced the cancellation of the 2021 event, which was scheduled to be hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and online in March, due to concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Event organisers Talk2 Media & Events have shared that like many […]

Due to lack of foreign tourists, some Bali hotels are closing for good

Due to lack of foreign tourists, some Bali hotels are closing for good

Some hotels in the paradise island of Bali are shutting down permanently as reopening to international tourists is still far from happening. As the pandemic has reached its eighth month with no end in sight, Bali looks far from what it used to be teeming with tourists. Deserted streets and beaches led for some businesses […]

Tourism in Spain staring at USD 120 billion loss due to COVID-19

Tourism in Spain staring at USD 120 billion loss due to COVID-19

Devastated by the pandemic, Spain’s all-important tourism sector is expected to incur losses of more than EUR 100 billion (USD 120 billion) this year, an industry body warned. If the dire prediction proves correct, it would take the sector’s annual income back to the level it was in 1995, the Exceltur tourism association said. “We […]

Ryanair logs in first-half loss due to passenger slump

Ryanair logs in first-half loss due to passenger slump

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has reported a loss of EUR 197 million (USD 230 million) for the first half of financial 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to extract a huge toll on the aviation sector. The loss compares to a profit of EUR 1.15 billion (USD 1.34 billion) for the same period of last year. […]

United Airlines adds over 1,400 flights due to Thanksgiving travel demand

United Airlines adds over 1,400 flights due to Thanksgiving travel demand

United Airlines expects the week of November 23 will be its busiest since March as customers travel to visit friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, United is anticipating approximately 50% of United customers flying for Thanksgiving are booking travel less than 30 days prior to departure compared to last year when around […]

US could lose 9.2 million jobs in 2020 due to COVID-19, travel restrictions

US could lose 9.2 million jobs in 2020 due to COVID-19, travel restrictions

A staggering 9.2 million jobs could be lost in the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain in place, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed. The new figure comes from WTTC’s latest economic modelling, which looks at the punishing impact of COVID-19 and travel restrictions on the […]

EU halts all travel with UK due to new COVID-19 mutation

EU halts all travel with UK due to new COVID-19 mutation

French authorities are planning to close the border with the UK after the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus there, according to the latest reports. Italy also intends to suspend flights with United Kingdom for the same reason, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio wrote on Facebook. The Dutch government has already banned air […]

Travel ban bites: Countries that have blocked travel from UK due to new Covid strain

Travel ban bites: Countries that have blocked travel from UK due to new Covid strain

European nations have begun to impose travel bans on the UK after it reported a more-infectious and ‘out of control’ coronavirus variant. Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium are all halting flights. The measures vary and are initially short-term but the French rules also affect Channel freight. An EU meeting today will discuss […]

Love-lost Brits miss out on romance due to 2020 travel restrictions

Love-lost Brits miss out on romance due to 2020 travel restrictions

Brits are flocking to sunnier climes Data from KAYAK reveals there may be less love in the UK this year as hundreds of thousands of holiday romances simply didn’t happen due to travel restrictions and disrupted holiday plans. Annually, over 20% of travellers report having a holiday dalliance according to data for 2018 to 2020 […]

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