Covid-19

  • Delta Air Lines reports $15.6 billion loss for financial year 2020

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    Delta Air Lines recently reported a pre-tax loss of $15.6 billion for financial 2020, representing a loss per share of $19.49 on total revenue of $17.1 billion. In the December quarter alone, the carrier saw pre-tax losses of $1.1 billion. …

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  • U.K. to close all travel corridors amid COVID fears

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that the U.K. will close all travel corridors starting from Monday, January 16, to curb the risk of spreading as yet unidentified new stains of the COVID-19 virus. At present, travellers are allowed …

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  • Fred Olsen. Cruise Lines delays operations further

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2021

    Fred Olsen. Cruise Lines becomes the latest operator that has decided to delay its expected return to the seas. New cruise ship Borealis will still be the first of the fleet to set sail, with her maiden voyage, to Iceland, …

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  • Qatar airways achieved highest Diamond Standard status in Global Apex Health Safety

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2021

    Qatar airways recently made it official that it has achieved highest Diamond Standard status in Global Apex Health Safety. The Diamond Standard status, that is officially the highest level attainable, was announced by APEX and global aviation marketing consultancy, SimpliFlying, …

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  • Jet2 suspends all flights and holidays until March

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Jet2.com has decided to suspend all flights and holidays until March 25. The leisure operator said the decision has been undertaken due to the uncertainty surrounding travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For customers due to travel from 26 …

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  • Marella Cruises to extend pause in operations

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Marella Cruises has decided to extend its pause in European operations until March 31, 2021 while long-haul trips are not now expected to return until at least April 30. The TUI-owed line said the decision was undertaken due to continued …

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  • Norwegian to focus on short haul routes upon return

    Published on : 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 …

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

    Published on : 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 …

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  • Heathrow witnesses huge drop in traffic in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Heathrow recently reported that passenger numbers fall by 73 per cent last year as COVID-19 restrictions took a huge toll on the aviation sector. A total of 22 million people passed through the airport. In December, passenger numbers plummeted 83 …

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  • Malaysia declares state of emergency due to rising COVID cases

    Published on : 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 …

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  • Thailand proposes quarantine on golf resorts to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021

    Thailand’s Tourism Minister has proposed a plan to allow foreigners to quarantine in some of the country’s many golf resorts to boost the ailing tourism sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said in a press statement that authorities …

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  • Princess Cruises delays resumption of operations further

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2021

    Princess Cruises has become the latest line to delay its return to operation. The Carnival-owned brand will now not be welcoming guests until at least May 14 this year. The cruise line said that the decision has been undertaken to …

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  • Norwegian continues to struggle for survival

    Published on : Friday, January 8, 2021

    Norwegian recently revealed that traffic figures for December continued to be heavily influenced by lower demand caused by continued travel restrictions across Europe although Christmas bookings were positive. Around 129,664 customers flew with Norwegian in December, a decrease of 94 …

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

    Published on : 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 …

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  • Major tour operators cancelling trips until mid-February

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2021

    Virgin Holidays has become the latest travel firm to cancel holidays following the latest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions that were imposed in part of the U.K. The tour operator mentioned that refunds would be offered to travellers due for departure before …

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  • Qantas Airways likely to resume international services from July

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Qantas Airways has started taking bookings for international flights from July 1. The Australian flag-carrier previous said it was not expecting to fly internationally until much later in the year but now appears to be gambling sufficient COVID-19 vaccinations will …

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  • Egypt hoping for a gradual tourism recovery this year

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Egypt’s tourism sector is expecting a gradual recovery after revenues of the industry plunged by nearly 70% to $4 billion in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the tourism minister and some travel companies. Tourism and Antiquities Minister …

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  • NSW tourism experienced worst hit during festive months

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Australian tourism experienced huge blow during the festive period. A recent analysis hinted at a loss of around $3 billion during the Christmas and New Year weeks. Following the renewed rise in coronavirus-related new infections on a global scale, visitors …

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  • MTDC to attract companies at their new convention centre near boat club

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    The MTDC or Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation will build a convention centre near the boat club to attract corporate companies and also boost tourism. The all new state-of-the art convention centre will be erected near the boat club at the …

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  • Thailand imposes partial lockdown amid new COVID-19 outbreak

    Published on : 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, …

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