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FCO extends non-essential global travel ban

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has recently decided to extend its ban on all non-essential global travel for an indefinite period of time. The decision arrives as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise across the globe …

  • FCO extends non-essential global travel ban

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has recently decided to extend its ban on all non-essential global travel for an indefinite period of time. The decision arrives as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise across the globe …

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  • Walt Disney to lay-off theme park staffs

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    The Walt Disney Company has decided to lay-off its theme park staff, starting April 19, this year. The decision arrives following the closure of all Disney theme parks due to the coronavirus pandemic.     Earlier last month, the entertainment …

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  • Message from Mr. Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has seen some unprecedented changes in the way we function. Countries around the globe are under lockdown, many people are going through the hardest phases of their lives that we cannot even imagine.   It’s almost a …

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  • Research: Over USD 25bn loss to operators in roaming revenue

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    During the next nine months a new analysis from Juniper Research shows the impact of Coronavirus on the international travel industry which will cost network operators more than USD25 billion in lost revenue.   Medium and high impact scenarios were …

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  • Global cruise bookings are on the rise for next year despite coronavirus spreading

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The cruise bookings for 2021 are on the rise despite coronavirus outbreak in this year. It is according to a analysis done by UBS, the booking volume for 2021 cruises has gone up 9 percent in the last 30 days …

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  • Britain will enjoy warm temperature in this weekend after blizzards

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The people of Britain will relax in warm sunshine this weekend, during the lockdown time, as the recent cold snap gives way to temperatures of up to 20 degree C. Following several chilly days of single-digit temperatures, the mercury will …

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  • China issues temporary entry ban on all foreign visitors

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The Republic of China recently issued a new travel ban that restricts all foreign visitors from entering the country. No foreign visitors would now be allowed to enter the country even if they carry visas or residential permits. The decision …

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  • WTTC urges G20 leaders to save the Travel & Tourism sector

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global travel & tourism private sector have urged world tourism leaders to implement critical measures to save the Travel & Tourism industry. The call was made in light of the …

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  • Corona virus is likely to affect global tourism significantly

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    The corona virus outbreak is expected to cost the global tourism industry $1 trillion in lost revenue, bringing around 50 million job losses worldwide, said the head of Global Tourism Forum (GTF) in Turkey.   Bulut Bağcı, the managing director …

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  • Corona adversely affects local tourism

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    The World Travel and Tourism Council is forecasting that the coronavirus pandemic could create an outcome of 50 million job loss across the tourism industry globally.   In a community like Niagara County — where so much of the local economy is …

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  • Singapore to close borders but refrain from lockdown

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    Singapore recently decided to close borders to short-term visitors and some foreign workers starting today, March 23rd 2020. The decision comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic after Singapore reported the first two deaths in the country due to coronavirus. …

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  • Coronavirus and its impact on the travel and tourism industry

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    The travel and tourism sector is one of the largest industries in the world. Almost every country around the globe welcomes millions of tourists each year. Numerous people travel all around the year for both personal and professional reasons. These …

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  • UNWTO Convenes Global Tourism Crisis Committee

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) hosted a high-level virtual meeting yesterday, bringing together key UN agencies, the chairs of its Executive Council and Regional Commissions, and private sector leaders. Tourism is the economic sector that has been hardest hit by …

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  • Qantas Group Outlines Customer and Employee Impact of Coronavirus-Related Network Cuts

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    The Qantas Group has outlined the customer and employee impact of a huge drop in travel demand triggered by the public health response to the Coronavirus crisis.     Earlier this week, cuts to 90 per cent of international flying …

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  • Japan Airlines Announces Partial Revision to 2020 Summer Schedule in Response to COVID-19

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    Due to the global impact of COVID-19, Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced the decision to revise its flight frequency plans during the summer schedule of FY2020.     Reduction and Suspension on International Routes Between March 29 and April 30, …

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  • Air New Zealand Brings Forward Suspension of Argentina Service

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    NZ31 (Buenos Aires-Auckland) departing Ministro Pistarini Airport at 1145pm 18 March local time will be the airline’s final service until 30 June 2020.     Air New Zealand has upgauged the aircraft operating the service to the larger Boeing 777-300 aircraft which …

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  • Air New Zealand to Close London Cabin Crew Base

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    London-based cabin crew will operate their final service on the route on 20 March (ex Los Angeles). A New Zealand-based crew will operate the remaining flight on 21 March. The route will then be suspended until 30 June.     …

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  • Air Seychelles Revises Domestic Schedule to Praslin

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    Effective Saturday, 21 March 2020, Air Seychelles will be revising its flight schedule to Praslin, due to reduced demand following the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).   As part of its revised schedule, the airline will now operate six round …

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  • Swedavia to Implement Action Programme in Order to Address Dramatic Decline in Traffic

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    Swedavia has decided to implement an action programme in order to adapt its operations in the face of a dramatic decline in passenger volume combined with uncertain market prospects. Operations in the company will be adapted to a minimal level …

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  • Emirates to Operate Chartered Flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    Due to the temporary suspension of air services between Russia and UAE, Emirates will temporarily suspend its operations to Russia starting from 20 March until further notice.     To facilitate the return of travelers whose journeys were disrupted, Emirates …

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