Covid-19

  • Boeing reports US$11.9 billion loss for 2020

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    Boeing has reported a net loss of US$11.9 billion for financial 2020, or a GAAP loss per share of $20.88, as the full toll of the COVID-19 becomes clear. The figure is down from a profit of US$636 million last …

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  • East West and Northumberland rail lines happy with £794m support

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    East West Rail, that will soon connect Oxford and Cambridge, will get an assistance of £760m to open new parts of the line. The Northumberland Line, that generally carries freight will get £34m for initial work that focussed at reintroducing …

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  • Dubai to introduce stricter travel protocols starting January 31

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Dubai has recently decided to tighten restrictions on travellers amid the growing concerns of COVID-19. All passengers to Dubai from any country are now required to hold a COVID negative PCR Test certificate with the new rule announced by the …

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  • Australia’s state borders set to reopen soon

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales recently recorded its 11th day of zero local coronavirus cases allowing neighbouring Queensland state to lift border restrictions while Victoria state also hinted at relaxing travel with Sydney. Australian states imposed quarantine …

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  • Rolls-Royce shares dire forecast for 2021

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Rolls-Royce has said it expects to burn through more cash than anticipated in 2021 as planes powered by its engines fly less amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company, which was in the midst of cost cutting exercise before the outbreak …

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  • Mauritius plans to boost tourism post vaccine rollout

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Mauritius recently launched its COVID-19 vaccination programme giving priority to frontline workers including health care professionals, and employees of the tourism industry. Senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are also among those to get the jab. Nearly 50,000 …

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  • Carnival Cruise Line announces new set of cancelations

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed a new series of delays only days after pushing back a proposed restart date back until the end of April. In addition to the blanket suspension, Carnival has confirmed Carnival Magic, Carnival Paradise and Carnival …

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  • Staff scarcity leaves Hawaii hotel industry in great peril

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    According to a recent report published by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) released on Jan. 21, projected that Hawaii hotels would continue to experience low occupancy in 2021. The report further mentioned that only half of the hotel …

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  • AWF happily extends virtual safari programme

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    African Wildlife Foundation is happy with the success of the virtual safari programme that initiated in October 2020 on a hybrid tour to Tanzania. The participants shared a real time experience through this mode of safari, and hence are happy …

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  • Las Vegas tourism hopes to reconnect with business

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    After months tourism industry if not back with a bang, is happy with the tourist flow. News from all over the world is positive and hospitality sector is once again experiencing business. A recent report hence published few positive points …

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  • Jamaica boosts COVID testing facility with return of tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that the country has bolstered its COVID-19 testing infrastructure to meet the growing demand for such tests. It has been mentioned that the increase in demand has been driven by new travel …

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  • Israel bans flight services until the end of January

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    The Israel government has decided to ban passenger flights in and out of the country with effect. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the ban on flights is likely to last until the end of January in …

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  • Seychelles now ready to welcome vaccinated travellers

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Seychelles government now open for tourism but with limited entry. They are gearing up to open tourism but allow only those who have taken both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine and have a negative report from a RT-PCR test done …

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  • Space Coast to boost business in 2021

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    Florida tourism industry experienced its worst days during the pandemic. Businesses paused with sudden lock down decision and hospitality and tourism industry suffered. However, with the passing of 2020, New Year 2021 brought with it new hopes and expectations, and …

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  • AIME 2021 cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Events (AIME) recently announced that it has decided to cancel the 2021 event, which was scheduled to be hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and online in March, due to concerns brought …

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  • Visit Jersey launches new travel campaign

    Published on : Friday, January 22, 2021

    Visit Jersey has recently launched a new marketing campaign titled ‘Restore Your Balance’, to raise awareness about the destination’s varied product and to attract more visitors both on and off-season. The campaign sees the tourist board continuing its message of …

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  • Seychelles opens tourism for vaccinated travellers

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    The Seychelles government has recently opened the country for tourism for those who have taken both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine and have a negative report from an RT-PCR test done 72 hours prior to the journey, according to official …

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  • WTTC predicts 100 million tourism jobs can be revived in 2021

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently announced that more than 100 million jobs could return to the global Travel & Tourism sector during 2021, as the world recovers from the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. It stated that a …

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  • Singapore Airlines set to launch COVID-19 testing trial

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    All passengers flying Singapore Airlines outbound from Singapore and Indonesia (bound for Singapore) will now be able to book pre-departure polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and serology tests as part of a trial service. The scheme will be operated in partnership …

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  • Malaysian tourism industry on the verge of crippling again

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    The Malaysian tourism industry is being crippled once again with the implementation of another Movement Control Order (MCO) effective since January 13, 2021 alongside countrywide restrictions on interstate travels. Despite being allowed to operate, hotels are expected to lose all …

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