Coronavirus

  • Tourism in Hong Kong hits a record low due to coronavirus pandemic

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    The tourists’ arrivals in Hong Kong dived nearly 99 per cent to another new low of 82,000 in March, official year-on-year figures revealed on Wednesday, as the coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic forced the city’s travel and tourism industry to …

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  • Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Cancelled

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival has been cancelled for the first time in its 38-year of history. The cancellation comes in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in numerous events and festivals being cancelled or …

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  • Alaska’s Denali Park Road closed amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Alaska’s Denali Park Road has been closed to recreational access. On Tuesday the National Park Service announced the closure and mentioned that the move has been undertaken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also said that Alaska is following …

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  • Tunisia’s tourism at major risk; government seeks loan guarantee

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Tourism is one of the biggest contributors to Tunisia’s economy. Unfortunately in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism sector has been harshly affected, similar to the rest of the world. According to official reports, the Tunisian tourism sector is …

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  • Air Arabia and Etihad Airways have no plans to delay the launch of low cost airline

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Air Arabia and Etihad Airways have no plans to hold up the introduction of a low-cost Abu Dhabi-based airline in a joint venture – but the timing will depend on market conditions, an Air Arabia spokesman.     Air Arabia …

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  • Princess Cruises extends temporary pause of global operation due to COVID 19 Outbreak

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    In continued response to the impact of the COVID-19 or coronavirus global outbreak and the recent order from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Princess Cruises is canceling all voyages through June 30, 2020. The cruise line had …

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  • Myanmar fails to celebrate Songkran Festival amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Songkran or Thingyan (as addressed by local people), Myanmar’s New Year festival has been called off this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The festival is also the country’s biggest public holiday and attracts numerous tourists from across the globe. …

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  • Lock Haven limits park activities amid COVID-19 crisis

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Local municipalities of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania have decided to close down playgrounds and limit city park activities in order to keep children and families safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.     Joel Long, Mayor, Lock Haven announced last week that …

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  • Saudi Arabia hotels used as quarantine centres

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Hotels and luxury suites in Saudi Arabia are being used quarantine centres and have now quarantined thousands of people to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This action is also providing a temporary lifeline to an industry crippled in the face …

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  • HANYC donates thousands of masks & gowns to Elmhurst Hospital

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    The charitable arm of the Hotel Association of New York City, Hotel Association of New York Foundation (HANYC) has been largely contributing to provide help during the coronavirus pandemic. As a part of its continued COVID-19 community outreach efforts, the association …

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  • Japan’s Narita Airport arranges makeshift cardboard beds for passengers

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Japan’s Narita Airport recently made a unique arrangement for passengers. The airport authorities have prepared an impromptu hotel of cardboard beds and quilts in its baggage-claim area for passengers. The arrangement has been made for international passengers arriving from abroad …

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  • Taiwan Government provides support to tourism industry

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Taiwan’s government has decided to provide emergency relief measures for its crippling tourism sector as part of its NT$1.05 trillion (1.14 trillion baht) aid package. The support would be provided to workers and businesses bearing the economic brunt of the …

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  • EU asks member states to extend external border closure

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    The European Commission (EU) recently invited the European states that are part of the Schengen Area as well as the associated states to extend the closure of the external border for all non-essential travel through May 15.     The …

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  • Pulkovo Airport launch new operation schedules

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Northern Capital Gateway LLC (NCG), the operator of Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport Russia, has decided to adjust the operating hours of the airport. The Pulkovo airport will be open until 11 p.m. local time on April 10.     From April 11 to …

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  • AHLA supports billion dollar loan plan for small businesses

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) recently expressed support for plans by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Nancy Pelosi. According to the plan, an additional $250 billion in loans would be provided to help small businesses.     AHLA also penned a …

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  • Cornish locals block the roads to visitors

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    The Cornish locals have blocked roads to visitors and a motorhome was stopped by police on its way to the Lake District as second home owners continue to flock to rural areas. Hundreds of holiday lets and second home owners …

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  • U.K. likely to extend lockdown restrictions

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    On March 23, the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a nationwide lockdown notice under the term “National Emergency” as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Later, Mr. Johnson tested positive for coronavirus and was admitted to the ICU for …

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  • Churches across United States battles how to hold service during Easter amid COVID-19 outbreak

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    At the holiest time of year for Christians during Easter, most of churches across the United States are wrestling with how to hold holy services amid the coronavirus or COVID 19 outbreak, and in some cases, that has set up …

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  • Airbnb U.K. restricts accommodation to keyworkers

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    Leading accommodation providing platform Airbnb has decided to limit its accommodations and bookings in the U.K. All bookings in the U.K will now be limited to “essential stays”. Only keyworkers working to provide any essential services can book rooms and …

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  • Air France-KLM to run skeleton operation

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    Air France-KLM has decided to run a “skeleton operation” throughout the months of April and May. The carrier already grounded its capacity by more than a third back in March. The action came in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and …

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