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Travel Forward & World Travel Market appoints two new senior officials

Travel Forward – the travel technology event co-located with WTM London – and part of the WTM Portfolio, which also includes WTM London, Arabian Travel Market, WTM Latin America, WTM Africa and London Travel Week, has announced two new senior …

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise – Braemar’s ‘Western Caribbean & Central America’ Fly-Cruise Update

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can confirm that Braemar, currently at anchor in The Bahamas, has taken on supply of food, medication and ship supplies, after a delivery via cargo ship from Freeport overnight.     At the same time, two doctors …

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  • FAA Proposes $79,500 Civil Penalty Against the King Salmon Airport in Alaska

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $79,500 civil penalty against the King Salmon Airport in King Salmon, Alaska, for allegedly violating federal aircraft rescue and firefighting regulations.     Between Aug. 27 and Aug. 29, …

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  • Gulf Air To Suspend Flights To Four Airports In Pakistan

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has temporarily suspend flights to and from several airports in Pakistan effective from the 14th of March 2020 until the 31st of March 2020.     Flights to and from …

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  • IATA Welcomes EU Suspension of Slot Use Rules

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by the European Commission (EC) granting the temporary suspension until June 2020 of the 80-20 “use it or lose it” rule for airport slots.     The decision reflects the unprecedented …

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  • Singapore Airlines Experiencing High Volume Of Customer Enquiries

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) is experiencing an  extraordinarily high volume of customer enquiries at our customer services centres, reservation and sales offices, and social media channels.   This comes amid a wave of travel restrictions affecting SIA services around the world, including …

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  • Singapore Airlines Offers Fee Waiver and Flexible Rebooking for all Customers

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Singapore Airlines is waiving all rebooking fees for tickets issued on or before 15 March 2020, for travel up to 31 May 2020, with immediate effect. Customers can cancel their existing flight itineraries, retain the value of their tickets and …

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  • Radisson Hotel Group – Letter to Guests from Global Ceo

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Thank you for your continued loyalty and trust in Radisson Hotels in these uncertain times. Our commitment and responsibility towards you have never been stronger as we face the COVID-19 pandemic.   We are continuously monitoring the ever-changing circumstances surrounding …

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  • Air New Zealand Capacity Reductions

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    The airline placed itself into a trading halt today to allow it time to more fully assess the operational and financial impacts of global travel restrictions.     On its long haul network Air New Zealand will be reducing its capacity by …

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  • Southend Rail Services Return as Speed Restriction Lifted

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Southend rail passengers are able to catch their usual train from Monday 16 March after a speed restriction at Maryland, near Stratford, was lifted.     Recognising the severe impact the disruption was having on passengers, Network Rail reworked the …

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  • Services Resume on Storm Damaged Dumfries Railway

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Network Rail has completed work to reopen the line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries and passenger services have now resumed (Monday March 16) following damage during Storm Ciara.     The section of line near Holywood in Dumfries & Galloway had …

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  • Vivid Sydney 2020 cancelled

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    The NSW Government today announced the cancellation of Vivid Sydney 2020 following recommendations by the Federal Government and health authorities to limit non-essential organised gatherings to less than 500 people to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.     …

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  • Aeroflot Makes Additional Amendments to Flight Schedules on European Routes

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    Aeroflot has adjusted its flight schedules to destinations in Europe.   From 16 March, Aeroflot will continue to operate flights from Moscow to the following destinations in Europe: Amsterdam, Athens, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Dublin, Geneva, Helsinki, Larnaca, Lisbon, Ljubljana, …

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  • FCAA and CLIA Confirm U.S. Ports Are Open to Returning Cruise Ships

    Published on : Monday, March 16, 2020

    The FCCA and CLIA today released the following statement related to U.S. ports and returning ships:   U.S. ports are open to returning ships, and passengers are able to disembark and fly home as confirmed by a National Interest Exemption …

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  • Corona virus outbreak puts millions of travel and tourism jobs at risk

    Published on : Saturday, March 14, 2020

    The global corona virus outbreak has put millions of travel and tourism jobs at risk, according to a leading industry body.   The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said that up to 50 million jobs could be lost due …

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  • Virus outbreak takes a massive toll on global tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    As the government is executing preventive measures to fight the spread of novel coronavirus in the Kingdom, the widespread outbreak has taken impacted the tourism sector, stakeholders explained on Wednesday.   “The situation is very difficult. We lost 50 per …

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  • Coronavirus outbreak jostled travel industry

    Published on : Thursday, March 12, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has gone global reaching most of the Asian nations and European countries. This outburst in China now becomes a worldwide pandemic. Since it was first identified in mid-December (Wuhan Province in China), the virus has killed more …

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  • Portugal’s tourism sector under crisis due to coronavirus

    Published on : Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    The tourism sector has been badly affected by the deadly COVID-19 virus ever since it started spreading to different corners of the world. Portugal is one such country that is largely dependent on the tourism industry for its annual economy. …

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  • Airbus set for strong presence at India’s flagship civil aviation show – Wings 2020

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    Airbus will highlight its class-leading products, technologies and services at India’s largest civil aviation show – Wings India. The biennial event will be held at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad from 12-15 March 2020.   Airbus will exhibit at Stand 9 in …

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  • Airbus extends its reach into precision agriculture solutions with AgNeo

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    Airbus has launched AgNeo, its new integrated precision farming solution for commodity and permanent crops. Delivering in-season actionable information based on satellite imagery and premium agronomic analytics, AgNeo will help customers save time, optimise inputs and increase yields.   AgNeo …

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  • US President Trump signs $8.3bn aid bill as cases increase in the country

    Published on : Saturday, March 7, 2020

    With confirmed cases reaching 233 – in addition to 14 deaths – Mr Trump urged calm, adding: “It’ll go away.”   The White House has faced criticism for its response, and has acknowledged the US does not have enough test …

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