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More than 1000 pilot job loss as Norwegian Airlines its transatlantic and Asian air network

There are more than 1,000 pilots and cabin crews working at Gatwick for the budget airline Norwegian are learning they have lost their jobs. This Oslo-based airline is to abandon its transatlantic and Asian network of long-haul flights – many …

  • Japan: More than 400 cruise ships cancelled due to COVID 19 scare

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    At least 443 port calls by cruise ships at major Japanese ports have been cancelled, with many ship operators halting services amid fears over COVID-19. These cancellations at the Japan’s 10 largest ports for cruise ships could result in the …

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  • Nevada’s casinos closure order will make $39 billion loss

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    The tourism in Nevada is largely dependent on casinos. But due to coronavirus outbreak, the government urged to shut down all the nonessential businesses. This makes a huge loss in Nevada tourism business. The Nevada Resort Association has made a …

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  • IOC: Tokyo Olympics to be postponed

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Due to the global coronavirus crisis, a veteran member of the International Olympic Committee announced that 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be postponed.   Dick Pound, International Olympic Committee  mentioned that the games were likely to be pushed to 2021.  …

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  • UK issues strict stay-at-home notice amid rising coronavirus cases

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    The United Kingdom finally decided to issue a strict lockdown notice and is currently banning people to leave their houses except for very limited or urgent reasons. On Monday, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially addressed the UK citizens …

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  • No-fly rules and airlines shut down strands thousands of British travellers

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    As increasing number of countries are imposing no-fly rules and airlines have shut down operations leaving tens of thousands of British travellers stranded abroad.   From Wednesday 25 March the UAE has announced that all passenger flights will be suspended. …

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  • UK Rail Franchising system to remain suspended for six months

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

      Due to the coronavirus crisis the rail franchising system has been suspended as it was announced by the Department of Transport (DfT) that the franchise agreements to run trains across the UK will remain suspended for six months.   …

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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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  • Tourism shut down in Cuba, regulates entry

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

      Cuban leader Miguel Díaz-Canel announced on Friday night that the country is shutting down most air travel and will not be admitting tourists from Tuesday. In the middle of coronavirus pandemic for weeks the island was open for tourism. …

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  • New Zealand prepares to go on complete lockdown to stop coronavirus spreading

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    New Zealand will enter an almost full lockdown by Wednesday as an immediate measure to prevent the spreading of coronavirus. The schools will shut except for parents working in essential services, along with public transport across the country – and …

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  • Italy bans internal travel as coronavirus cases continue to rise

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Italy recently declared a ban on internal travel as the number of coronavirus cases in the country increased over the weekend. Italy’s government has now ordered to restrict all travel and movement within the …

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  • Holidaymakers refused of cash refunds by travel firms

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Cash refunds for hundreds of holidaymakers have been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. According to the Foreign Office (FCO) travel abroad until 16 April has been warned and anyone with a package holiday will be entitled to a full …

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  • Finland named as the world’s happiest country for the third time

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

      The 2020 edition of the annual United Nations World Happiness Report announced Finland as the world’s happiest country for the third time in a row.   As per the report the reasons for wellbeing is good social support networks, …

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  • California issues “stay-at-home” order amid coronavirus scare

    Published on : Saturday, March 21, 2020

    The California government has issued a “stay at home” order to all of its residents as it tries to erase the spreading of Coronavirus across the state. Governor Gavin Newsom told Californians they should only leave their homes when necessary …

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  • Transport for London to close 40 stations

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

     The number of confirmed cases for coronavirus has soared and according to the World Health Organisation’s latest report on March 18, there are currently 19,127 confirmed cases of Covid-19.   The Transport for London (TfL) will be closing up to …

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  • Longleat Safari Park opens for its visitors with strict hygiene standards

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    Longleat has announced its drive-through safari park will be open for visitors from 20th March 2020. While Longleat House, walk through animal areas and other attractions are temporarily closed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world-famous Safari Park …

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  • U.S. State Department issues Level 4: Do Not Travel Advisory

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    On Thursday, the U.S. State Department issued the Level 4 Travel Advisory warning American citizens to refrain from international travel. This is the highest possible level of travel advisory and has only been issued in few countries like North Korea …

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  • Hawaii Government asks tourists to cancel trips for a month to lower coronavirus spreading

    Published on : Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Hawaii governor David Ige encouraged visitors to postpone their island vacations for at least the next 30 days as the state tries to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. The novel coronavirus has gone global reaching most of the nations throughout the …

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  • UNWTO: By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow

    Published on : Thursday, March 19, 2020

    The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) observes that full or partial travel restrictiosn have been or continue to be introduced across the world considering the recent COVID-19 situation.     Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary-general of UNWTO said that the pandemic affects …

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  • Canada-U.S. border officially closed; non-essential travel restricted

    Published on : Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Canada and the United States finally close agreement and decide to temporarily shut the Northern U.S.-Canada border to non-essential travel and traffic. The decision has been made in mutual agreement between the two countries and its leaders. The United States …

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  • Severe storms, tornadoes expected across central, southern U.S.

    Published on : Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    Severe thunderstorms, including the possibility of tornadoes, are expected to erupt over portions of the central and southern U.S. on Wednesday and Thursday, forecasters warn.   While much of Wednesday will be storm-free, a round of severe storms is likely …

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