Coronavirus

  • Malaysia launches 10-year tourism plan to support battered industry

    Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Malaysia has launched a 10-year plan to restart its battered tourism sector, which is estimated to have lost more than 100 billion ringgit ($24.61 billion) this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Southeast Asian country had initially targeted 30 …

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  • Center Parcs closes all U.K. sites until January 7

    Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Center Parcs has decided to close all its locations in the U.K. until at least January 7. The move comes as parts of the south of England and London move into tier four, with new restrictions in place designed to …

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  • Sudden break out of highly contagious Covid mutation in UK forced travel restrictions

    Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    Airlines decided to close down all of a sudden owing to the outbreak of highly contagious mutation of Covid-19 recently spiked in UK and South Africa. This impacted negatively on travel and tourism and airlines prompted closed down in several …

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  • Switzerland announces entry ban from the U.K. and South Africa

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    The Switzerland Federal Council recently introduced a general entry ban for all foreign nationals seeking to enter the country from the U.K. and South Africa following the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus in both the …

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  • London and Southeast England announces lockdown amid new COVID variant

    Published on : Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    London and Southeast England has officially enforced a lockdown as a part of Boris Johnson’s attempt to control a fast-spreading new strain of the coronavirus, asking more than 16 million people to stay at home for Christmas. According to the …

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  • Countries ban travel to the U.K. amid new strain of coronavirus

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    Almost all major European countries have banned travel from the U.K. after a highly infectious new strain of the coronavirus was discovered in the country. The World Health Organisation called for stronger containment measures after the British government warned the …

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  • East Coast Railways adapts first EOTT system in Indian Railways

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    The East Coast Railways (ECoR) has adapted to the End of Train Telemetry (EOTT) system and this will help trains to run without guards. It is the first railway zone in the country to use the cutting edge technology for …

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  • Hyatt hotels happy to announce expansion plans

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    Hyatt hotels have recently announced its grand expansion plan, and the way it has decided to come up with the luxurious experience in the popular European tourist’s cities. Hyatt spokesperson made it official that they have plans to add over …

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  • Qatar Airways restarts flights from Gatwick

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2020

    Qatar Airways recently resumed flight services from London’s Gatwick airport, and it emphasised on rebuilding its UK network. The carrier decided to start three weekly flights from London Gatwick, with the route operated by a B787 Dreamliner aircraft configured for …

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  • Brazilian airline GoI resumes flying

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2020

    Brazil’s Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA made it official that they will fly Boeing Co’s 737 MAX planes from Dec.9 and resume services on commercial routes in the domestic network. Gol further added that they wish that all of the …

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  • Tenerife closes borders for international travellers again

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Island and one of the most popular holiday hotspot especially for British holidaymakers has decided to close its borders to international travellers once again for the next 15 days starting Friday, December 18, 2020 …

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  • Thailand resumes tourism offers special tourist visa for long stay

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Thailand is back to tourism services after the lockdown pause. It is fully open and allows visitors from all countries. Recent reports stated that tourists will have to undergo PCR test and mandatory quarantine on arrival, and will also have …

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  • Abu Dhabi plans to reopen after lockdown pause and attract foreign tourists

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2020

    While the environment is optimistic about corona vaccine, Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen tourism after a prolonged pause of several months. It will soon reopen to attract foreign tourists and boost its economy through tourism. They have plans to …

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  • Germany set to impose mid-week stringent nationwide lockdown

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    Germany will close shops from the middle of next week in tightening of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. This most important decision came ahead of a meeting planned for Sunday morning between Chancellor Angela …

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  • ITB Virtual Convention focuses on COVID-19 impact on sustainability tourism

    Published on : Monday, December 14, 2020

    On 10 December 2020 at the ITB Virtual Convention on, industry experts talked about how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted on sustainability efforts in the hotel trade, cruise industry and at destinations. At the year’s final session of the ITB …

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  • TUI reports loss of €3.1 billion in travel but looks at 2021 recovery

    Published on : Thursday, December 10, 2020

    TUI Group recently reported a total loss of €3.1 billion in travel for financial year 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic takes the world storm. The figure was a huge decline as compared to the profit of €532 million as seen …

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  • Delta and KLM to launch COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam

    Published on : Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    Transatlantic partners Delta Air Lines and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines are all set to launch COVID-tested flights from Atlanta to Amsterdam. The airline partners have worked with the Dutch government, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to deliver …

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  • Delta set to launch contact tracing system in the U.S.

    Published on : Saturday, December 5, 2020

    Delta has decided to join hands with the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention to keep international customers informed of potential COVID-19 exposure through contact tracing. Along with nine global airline partners, the carrier is working with government agencies, health …

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  • MSC Cruises pauses MSC Grandiosa sailings for Christmas

    Published on : Saturday, December 5, 2020

    MSC Cruises has decided to temporarily pause the operations of MSC Grandiosa later this month following the change of regulations in Italy. The line will also move the planned restart of operations onboard MSC Magnifica back to January. The move …

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  • Travel Technology Europe rebranded to TravelTech Show

    Published on : Saturday, December 5, 2020

    Travel Technology Europe is rebranding to TravelTech Show as it is now launched as the first truly global event for the travel tech industry. Marketing and digital technology specialists are meeting at this hybrid environment as the event is scheduled …

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