Covid-19

  • Singapore Airlines to vaccinate crew against COVID-19

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Singapore Airlines has launched a bid to vaccinate all its crew against the COVID-19 virus. Similar to a scheme proposed by Dubai-based rival Emirates, the Singapore flag-carrier hopes to offer the vaccine to pilots, gate agents, flight attendants and anyone …

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  • Disneyland Paris delays reopening plan until April

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    Disneyland Paris becomes the latest theme park to push back its reopening date to April 2, 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take France by storm. The theme park had been due to reopen on February 13. In a …

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  • Sri Lanka set to reopen for foreign tourists this week

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    After observing a ten-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka has finally decided to reopen its borders to foreign tourists on Thursday, January 21, 2021. However, all travellers will be subject to strict coronavirus related protocols. Under the …

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  • Florida’s Space Coast tourism expecting recovery this year

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    After a dull 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic took the usually sunny Florida’s tourism industry by storm, experts are saying that things are likely to go up especially with Florida County’s already busy schedule. Brevard County Director of Tourism said in a statement …

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  • U.K. government airport scheme set to open this month

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2021

    The U.K. government has announced plans for a financial support scheme aimed at airports in England. The scheme is expected to open this month in response to new travel curbs introduced to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The …

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  • U.K. begins travel corridor closure amid COVID-19 fears

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2021

    The U.K. has successfully started the process of closing all travel corridors, prompting all arrivals to undergo mandatory quarantine for ten days. The move was first announced on Friday, January 15, 2021 and has been designed to curb or slow …

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  • Salt Lake City convention hotel to welcome guests from fall 2022

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2021

    Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City is expected to be completed by fall 2022. The project is expected to be completed in $377 million. One year after its groundbreaking ceremony, Salt Lake’s convention hotel, the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City will …

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  • 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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