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Canada’s Osoyoos council braces for $6 million tourism revenue loss

The tourism officials in Osoyooos warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could mean the huge loss of millions of dollars in tourism revenue. Destination Osoyoos said in a letter to town council, with the closure of all leisure and business travel, …

  • Major U.K. travel insurers have stopped selling travel insurance

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Since the coronavirus pandemic sparked travel chaos around the world a significant number of major insurers in the U.K. have pulled out of the travel insurance market.   Which? the consumer organisation found out from 75 insurance providers if and …

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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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  • UNWTO launches new call of action for travel and tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector. The recommendations are the very first output from the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, established by …

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  • Saudi Arabian government asks global Muslim population to delay Hajj bookings

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The Saudi Arabian government has asked Muslims planning to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage to delay booking amid uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic. Hajj Minister Mohammed Banten said the kingdom was concerned about the safety of pilgrims and urged …

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  • 5.2 million guests to be affected by Marriott’s data breach

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Marriott announced of a data breach and informed about 5.2 million guests that their information was comprised through an app which was used to provide services at hotels. An unexpected amount of guest information was accessed through two employees’ login …

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  • Dubai Expo 2020 supports a one-year postponement

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    As the coronavirus continues to ravage global hospitality authorities in the United Arab Emirates are expected to announce the postponement of Dubai Expo 2020.   On October 20 this year it was expected to start that would have started six …

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  • U.K. will experience more wintry showers as temperatures drop

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    More freezing showers and heavy rainfall are set to hit parts of the United Kingdom as temperatures drop below average following a spell of unseasonably warm weather. While U.K. was getting used to life in lockdown last week, sunshine struck …

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  • U.K. invests £75m for rescue flights to bring British citizens home

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    The U.K. government recently announced a £75m package to introduce a new airlift operation. The rescue flights would be launched to bring home thousands of British nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic. Numerous Britons left behind in other …

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  • Hull Trains suspends all services in U.K.

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Amid the coronovirus pandemic, Hull Trains has suspended all services and turns the first UK rail operator to stop trains from 30 March until further notice.   The operator said in a statement released on the website that as a …

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  • U.S. cruise industry sees $750 million loss due to COVID-19 outbreak

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak has made U.S. cruise lines  to experience nearly $750 million loss since January. A State Department travel warning to Americans this past weekend could further rock their boats. The shares of Carnival Cruise, Norwegian Cruise and Royal …

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  • COVID-19 impact will push tourism back

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    An updated assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 on international tourism by the World Tourism Organisation has been released. It predicts that the international tourist arrivals will be down by 20-30 per cent in 2020 as compared to the …

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  • Blizzard and snow batter U.K.’s spring time; Freezing temperature continues

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    Snow has hit the U.K., bringing a chilly start of British spring time. Many people have been out taking advantage of several days of sunshine since Britain began its complete coronavirus lockdown on Monday. But snow, sleet and heavy downpour …

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  • U.S. over takes China in most confirmed coronavirus cases

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, the United States has overtaken China (81,782 cases) and Italy (80,589 cases). But with almost 1,300 Covid-19-related fatalities, the United States death toll lags behind China (3,291) and Italy (8,215). …

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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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  • Emirates asks passengers to wait a year for refunds

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    After the UAE closed the county’s airports and Emirates stopped flying on Wednesday leaving hundreds of thousands of British travellers with grounded flights, the carrier informed passengers whose flights are cancelled that they should accept vouchers that are redeemable after …

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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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  • UNWTO urges entrepreneurs and innovators to accelerate tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in coordination with the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently urged the entrepreneurs and innovators to contribute new ideas and solutions to help the tourism industry. The requirement in light of the unprecedented challenge …

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  • London City Airport will remain shut until May

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    As the world goes into a coronavirus lockdown, the London City airport which mostly caters to the business travellers will shut down this evening and not re-open until May at the earliest. In 2019, the airport in the capital’s docklands …

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  • Qantas Airlines makes historic non-stop flight from Northern Territory to Heathrow

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Qantas Airlines is operating an historic non-stop flight from Australia’s Darwin to London’s Heathrow Airport as travellers struggle to return to the United Kingdom amid the coronavirus pandemic. Its flagship Sydney to London service usually flies via Singapore but due …

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  • Miami International Airport officials confirm immigration agent tests positive for Covid-19

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

     Two federal Customs and Border Protection sources confirmed that an immigration agent at Miami International Airport tested positive for the coronavirus.   On Monday, the CBP notified the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department about the positive COVID-19 case .   Although …

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