Coronavirus

  • Norwegian to focus on short haul routes upon return

     Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Low-cost carrier Norwegian recently outlined a simplified business structure and dedicated short haul route network as it plans a return from the COVID-19 shutdown. The airline mentioned that with the latest plan the carrier is hoping to build a robust …

  • U.K. to require pre-departure COVID-testing from January 18

     Thursday, January 14, 2021

    U.K. will now require pre-departure COVID-19 testing for everyone travelling to England starting Monday, January 18, 2021. The new regulations were set to come into force on Friday, January 15 but have been delayed as the government said it needed …

  • Jeju Air and Sabre indulges into long-term relationship

     Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Sabre Corporation has recently made it official that they have once again renewed their long-term distribution partnership with one of the largest Korean low cost carrier, Jeju Air. This renewed agreement ensures that Sabre will continue to distribute Jeju Air’s …

  • Malaysia declares state of emergency due to rising COVID cases

     Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    On Tuesday, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah gave his consent to declare a state of emergency in the country in order to stop the COVID-19 outbreak after the latest surge in the coronavirus cases. It was …

  • Oasis Crusie ship returns to Florida

     Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    One of the largest cruise vessels, Oasis-class once again returns to the PortMiami on Saturday morning since it was suspended owing to operation suspension. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship departed Florida last year on March 1, which was not long …

  • Airlines reduces fare to reconnect with flyers

     Monday, January 11, 2021

    Airlines have focussed on adopting new ways to reconnect with tourists and boost travel industry. While 2020 was a nightmare to the industry, first the pandemic outbreak followed by lockdown and travel restrictions for months. Now 2021 is the present …

  • Tunisia suffers huge loss due to pandemic

     Monday, January 11, 2021

    Owing to the pandemic travel and tourism suffered immense loss and Tunisia tourism was no exception. It experienced a steep fall from $746 million in 2019 to some 65% drop in 2020 due to the lockdown and travel restrictions imposed …

  • Germany extends COVID-19 lockdown with stricter rules until January 31

     Friday, January 8, 2021

    Germany recently decided to extend its nationwide lockdown until the end of January and also introduced tougher new restrictions in an effort to curb rising COVID-19 cases. Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her statement that restricting all forms of contact …

  • Thailand imposes partial lockdown amid new COVID-19 outbreak

     Monday, January 4, 2021

    In light of the new wave of coronavirus cases, Thailand’s government empowered some provincial governors to set their own restrictions and urged the public to avoid unnecessary travel. Thailand was lauded worldwide for largely controlling the virus outbreak by mid-2020, …

  • Saudi Arabia reopens borders and resumes international flights

     Monday, January 4, 2021

    Saudi Arabia recently announced that the country is set to reopen its borders and resume international flights after a two-week entry ban introduced to curb the new strain of the COVID-19 virus. According to a statement by interior ministry the …

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