Covid-19

  • UNWTO’s online travel campaign receive success amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has been working towards providing support to the global travel and tourism industry since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to urge citizens across the world to stay at home, …

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  • Rockland County close down parks amid COVID-19 crisis

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Rockland County recently announced its decision to shut down all green spaces in the area that would include all county-run parks. The decision has been undertaken in light of the coronavirus pandemic to maintain proper social distancing as containing the …

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  • Hilton Hotels partner with Amex to provide free rooms for medical professionals

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Hilton Hotels have decided to partner with American Express (Amex) to provide around 1 million hotel rooms free of cost for healthcare workers across the U.S. The hotel rooms would be provided to medical professionals fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic …

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  • Latgale tourism industry seeks government help

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    The Ezerzeme Latgale region Tourism association has surveyed with more than 100 regional tourism businesses and found that many small businesses related to travel and tourism idnustry are concerned about not meeting the current criteria to qualify for government support …

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  • TUI Airways cabin crew to support the NHS

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    TUI Airways cabin crew have decided to support medical teams at NHS. The expertise and first aid training of the carrier’s cabin crew will be utilised in hospitals across the nation. The decision follows TUI U.K.’s support towards a new …

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  • Virginia offers hotel rooms to homeless to curb coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced $2.5 million in emergency funding that would go to serving the state’s homeless population. The money will go to temporarily housing 1,500 Virginians who are currently in shelters, have no shelter or are in …

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  • Air New Zealand plans to lay-off 387 pilots

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    New Zealand’s flag carrier Air New Zealand has decided to lay-off 387 pilots amid the coronavirus pandemic and the crisis faced by the aviation industry. The carrier’s chief executive Greg Foran and his executive team had several meetings with The New …

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  • Japan to declare state of emergency amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    Japan has finally decided to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures. The decision comes in light of the coronavirus pandemic as the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tokyo saw a sudden surge on Sunday. …

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  • Two passengers reported dead as Coral Princess docks in Miami

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    On Saturday, the Coral Princess cruise arrived in Port Miami. The cruise was carrying thousands of passengers, out of which 12 guests tested positive for coronavirus. Those guests were isolating themselves in their respective cabins. After the ship docked in …

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  • ICAO issues State letter seeking new measures for safe flight operations

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently issued a new State letter seeking national governments to adopt new measures in order to ensure safe operations during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. ICAO has also planned to establish a contingency coordination website till …

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  • American joins other airlines to cut maximum flights to NYC

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    On Sunday, American Airlines suspended around 90% of flights to the New York City area. American becomes the latest carrier to drastically cut down services to NYC that is being as the coronavirus hotspot in the U.S. The airline joins …

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  • FCO extends non-essential global travel ban

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has recently decided to extend its ban on all non-essential global travel for an indefinite period of time. The decision arrives as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise across the globe …

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  • Boeing to extend Seattle production suspension plan

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    Boeing has recently announced that that it will extend its temporary suspension of production in the Seattle-area until notified further. It was towards the end of March that the company announced that it would suspend all productions from the Seattle …

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  • Bahamas Paradise cancel all sailings; operations to resume on May

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line recently announced that most of its sailings have been canceled till May 6 due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. However, The Grand Celebration is expected to resume operations on Friday, May 8. The resumed sailing date …

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  • Accor furloughs staff and withdraws dividend amid COVID-19 crisis

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Leading hospitality company Accor has decided to withdraw a dividend payment of €280 million for the financial year 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The company informed in a recent press statement that more than half its branded hotels across …

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  • Zion National Park closed down amid COVID-19 spread

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    On Friday, the Zion National Park closed its doors to visitors becoming the latest national park to shut down in Utah. The closure took place as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to prevent the spread of the coronavirus …

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  • airBaltic cuts further flight operations for upcoming months

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Latvia’s flag carrier airBaltic has decided to decrease its overall capacity between April 15 and October 31, 2020. The decision arrives in light of the coronavirus pandemic as COVID-19 cases continue to soar across the globe. The aviation industry has …

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  • China observes a national day of mourning for victims of coronavirus

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Chinese President Xi Jinping led the whole country on Saturday in observing a national day of mourning for those who lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic. Clad in black, Xi paid his respects to victims of the outbreak with …

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  • Singapore establish ‘Circuit-Breaker’ plan to prevent COVID-19 spread

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    On Friday, the Singapore government announced a new set of measures as a ‘circuit breaker’ against the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision has been undertaken with the aim of mitigating the spread of the deadly coronavirus.  The move comes following the …

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  • Dominica Tourism Board provides new regulations to curb COVID-19

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Discover Dominica Authority recently informed its regional and international audience or guests about the current status of the Dominica tourism industry in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes following the State of Emergency & Curfew effective from …

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