Covid-19

  • 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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  • Italy bans Christmas markets due to COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    As a part of the new rules in the latest Italian Government Decree of November 3, 2020, the one that divided Italy into red, orange and yellow zones, an explicit ban has been established on the opening and holding of Christmas …

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  • WTM Virtual wraps up successful opening day

    Published on : Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    The opening day of WTM Virtual on November 9, 2020 brought together ministers, travel leaders, entrepreneurs, experts and researchers to discuss the future of the travel industry.

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  • Manchester Airport restricts operations to only one terminal

    Published on : Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Manchester Airport has decided to move all operations into terminal one in response to the drop in passenger numbers as a result of England’s return to a national lockdown for a minimum period of four weeks. The will be effective …

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  • Southeast Asia aims to gain a grip on tourism once again

    Published on : Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    While some Southeast Asian countries are gradually opening their borders for foreign travelers, many are also of the opinion that the region’s tourism industry needs to travel a long way before it drives out the gloom brought by the COVID-19 …

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