Covid-19

  • P&O Cruises extends pause in operations until next year

    Published on : Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    P&O Cruises recently decided to extend its pause in operations until April 2021 as a response to the current uncertainty around European ports of call. The move comes following similar announcements from other Carnival-owned cruise brands including Princess Cruises and Seabourn. …

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  • China seeks QR Code tracking for all international travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    China recently urged countries around the world to adopt a global COVID-19 tracking system using QR codes with the hope that it would drastically speed up international travel amid the pandemic. It was during the latest virtual G20 leaders’ summit …

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  • NSW and Victoria state borders reopened after four months

    Published on : Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    On Monday, the border between Australia’s two most populous states- New South Wales and Victoria was reopened after more than four months of shutdown, as Victoria finally came out of a second wave of coronavirus infections after observing a strict …

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  • AirAsia reviews investment plans after Japan unit suffered bankruptcy

    Published on : Saturday, November 21, 2020

    AirAsia is reviewing its initial plan of investing in troubled Indian airline JV after experiencing cash crush owing to bankruptcy suffered by the Japan unit. Bo Lingam, president of airlines at AirAsia Group mentioned that their business in India and …

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  • Gatwick Airport welcomes new COVID-19 testing facility

    Published on : Saturday, November 21, 2020

    Gatwick Airport and ExpressTest have joined hands to welcome the opening of a new COVID-19 screening centre. Located within the long stay car park at the South Terminal, the site will a fast and accurate and lab-analysed PCR swab test. It …

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  • South Australia announces six-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown

    Published on : Friday, November 20, 2020

    The state of South Australia recently announced a six-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown for its nearly two million people in a bid to contain a sudden coronavirus outbreak with a total of 22 new cases reported from an Adelaide hotel used to …

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  • Africa surpassed 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases as second wave looms

    Published on : Friday, November 20, 2020

    The African continent has surpassed 2 million confirmed cases as the top public health official on Thursday warned that “they are inevitably edging toward a second wave” of infections. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said the 54-nation …

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  • Thailand needs to speed up assistance to groups badly affected by Covid-19

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    The Thailand government needs to speed up providing assistance to groups that are badly affected by Covid-19, like hotel operators in Phuket. At a forum arranged by the Foundation for Labour and Employment Promotion, Kiriya Kulkolkran, a lecturer at the …

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  • ‘World’s largest battery’ to support Saudi Arabia’s green tourism mega –resort

    Published on : Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    Saudi Arabia recently announced that they will soon erect the world’s biggest battery facility to store wind and solar to power a vast luxury tourist complex on the Red Sea that will boast 50 hotels and its own airport. Based …

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  • Sydney to use drones for monitoring beaches and parks

    Published on : Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    Surf Life Saving New South Wales has decided to use drones to monitor all beaches across Sydney in order to ensure that people are following COVID-19 guidelines. The drones have already taken over the sky around the weekend and are expected …

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  • South Africa reopens border to international tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    After observing months of international travel restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa has finally decided to reopen its borders for international tourism. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced that the destination will open its international borders to …

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  • Cruise ship now safer than ever with COVID testing lab

    Published on : Tuesday, November 17, 2020

    At the most uncertain time when travelling has become a threat, the Viking Star cruise ship is one of the first cruises to come forward in a responsible way. They have upgraded their facility with adequate COVID- 19 testing lab …

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  • Covid 19 cases spiked after resuming Caribbean cruise

    Published on : Monday, November 16, 2020

    Resuming sailing in the Caribbean found a sudden spike in the covid-19 cases. About a total of seven passengers tested positive for Covid-19 aboard the SeaDream 1 cruise ship docked in Barbados, according to two passengers on the ship. Those …

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  • Cuba reopens after pandemic pause

    Published on : Monday, November 16, 2020

    Havana airport is gearing up to start operating from Sunday by opening regular commercial flights that was closed for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was made it official by the Cuban media. This decision however was taken …

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  • Tunisia-Libya border reopens after seven months of closure

    Published on : Monday, November 16, 2020

    Libyan authorities recently announced that the country has decided to reopen its border crossing with Tunisia after nearly seven months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the countries have also mentioned that besides the border reopening, flight services …

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  • Travel businesses have had no chance to recover with 9 in 10 summer holidays cancelled

    Published on : Friday, November 13, 2020

    The ABTA says the travel and tourism industry has had no opportunity to recover since the start of the pandemic, as new figures1 reveal that despite the opening of travel corridors – 9 in 10 (91%) holidays in July and …

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  • Cuba decided to reopen Havana airport ahead of tourism season

    Published on : Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Cuba has decided to reopen the Havana airport has decided to open to regular commercial flights on Sunday after being closed for seven and a half months in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move arrives on time for what …

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  • Tourism and Sports Ministry now hopeful with China travel plans

    Published on : Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    As the New Year is approaching the Tourism and Sports Ministry looks forward to the travel plans and boost the industry in China. Now they are even planning to welcome tourists during the Chinese New year without following codes of …

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  • SMEs success lies in leveraging data and technology to ease COVID pressures

    Published on : Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Digitalization and innovation are key for SMEs survival as the travel industry emerges from COVID-19’s impact according to a report by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), conducted by Twenty31 Consulting Inc. and supported by Agoda, revealed at the World …

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  • Costa Cruises temporarily suspends Costa Deliziosa operations to Greece

    Published on : Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Costa Cruises recently announced that the company has decided to temporarily suspend the operations of Costa Deliziosa cruises to Greece. Costa, a part of Carnival Corporation, said that the decision arrived as a result of measures enacted by the Greek …

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