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mmHarry S. Johnson has been working in the travel industry for 20 years. He started his travel career as a flight attendant for Alitalia, and today, has been working for TravelNewsGroup as an editor for the last 8 years. Harry is an avid globetrotting traveler.

St. Kitts & Nevis: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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St. Kitts & Nevis: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

On Friday, The Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris announced that, under the new ... Read More

Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Grenada: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Grenada and Carriacou are now welcoming registered yachts under new protocols. Yacht arrivals began in mainland Grenada on Wednesday May ... Read More

Dominica: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update
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Dominica: Official COVID-19 Tourism Update

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Dominica continues to ease COVID-19 related restrictions 46 days after the last confirmed case.  The announcement was made by Minister ... Read More

United Airlines CEO sends message to nearly 100,000 carrier’s employees
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United Airlines CEO sends message to nearly 100,000 carrier’s employees

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

J. Scott Kirby, Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines, today issued the following message to nearly 100,000 United Airlines employees: ... Read More

United Airlines turns old uniforms into masks for employees
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United Airlines turns old uniforms into masks for employees

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

United Airlines delivered 7,500 face coverings over the past week to front line employees at San Francisco International Airport and ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rental occupancy sluggish in April 2020
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Hawaii vacation rental occupancy sluggish in April 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

In April 2020, the total monthly supply of Hawaii vacation rentals was 319,500 unit nights and monthly demand was 16,000 ... Read More

Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board
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Finance Minister Boddenberg elected as new Chairman of Fraport’s Supervisory Board

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Fraport AG’s Supervisory Board, in an extraordinary meeting today, elected Hessian finance minister Michael Boddenberg as their new chairman.  Michael ... Read More

Global hotel rally emerges as COVID-19 persists
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Global hotel rally emerges as COVID-19 persists

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

The vertiginous drop in global hotel revenue and profit performance depicted in March data, continued its free fall in April, marked ... Read More

Domestic travel is about to boom
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Domestic travel is about to boom

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

While most travel has been put on pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, May 2020 survey indicates new travel trends ... Read More

Lufthansa AG postpones decision on convocation of General Meeting
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Lufthansa AG postpones decision on convocation of General Meeting

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG discussed the acceptance of the stabilization package offered by ... Read More

Global tourism & leisure industry deals total $4.86 billion in April 2020
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Global tourism & leisure industry deals total $4.86 billion in April 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 27, 2020

Total tourism & leisure industry deals for April 2020 worth $4.86 billion were announced globally, according sector's tracking database.. The ... Read More

FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight
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FAA restricts airspace for upcoming space flight

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued multiple Notice to Airmen (NOTAMS) Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) around Cape Canaveral, Fla., through Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The ... Read More

Domestic markets could offer struggling tourism companies a lifeline
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Domestic markets could offer struggling tourism companies a lifeline

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

80% of the respondents polled in a COVID-19 consumer survey claiming they are extremely or quite concerned about the ongoing ... Read More

Macao Tourism cancels International Fireworks Display Contest due to COVID-19
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Macao Tourism cancels International Fireworks Display Contest due to COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

Due to the global spread of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19), after careful assessment and consideration, Macao Government Tourism Office ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy
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Hawaii hotels report dramatic decline in revenues and occupancy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

In April 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported dramatic declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and ... Read More

IGLTA presents global snapshot of LGBTQ+ traveler sentiment
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IGLTA presents global snapshot of LGBTQ+ traveler sentiment

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) recently surveyed members of the LGBTQ+ community to gauge their attitudes toward leisure travel ... Read More

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center is ready to welcome events back
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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center is ready to welcome events back

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC) is ready to welcome events back to Hong Kong. With a series ... Read More

Upswing in travel costs can lead to slow post-COVID tourism recovery
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Upswing in travel costs can lead to slow post-COVID tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

According to COVID-19 consumer survey, 59% of respondents globally are always or often influenced by how well a product aligns ... Read More

Fraport AGM 2020: Shareholders approve all agenda items
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Fraport AGM 2020: Shareholders approve all agenda items

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

At Fraport AG’s first virtual-only Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, shareholders approved all agenda items.   Shareholders ratified the actions ... Read More

LATAM Airlines files for bankruptcy protection in US
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LATAM Airlines files for bankruptcy protection in US

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

LATAM Airlines Group SA, the largest airline in Latin America, said today that it is seeking to restructure its debt, ... Read More

ARC: Air ticket sales by US travel agencies down almost 52%
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ARC: Air ticket sales by US travel agencies down almost 52%

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. ... Read More

Russia to begin relaxing domestic travel restrictions on June 1
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Russia to begin relaxing domestic travel restrictions on June 1

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

One of Russia's top government officials today announced, that on June 1, the country's authorities will start cautiously easing domestic ... Read More

Protecting marine tourism: Divers at work on Great Barrier Reef coral nursery
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Protecting marine tourism: Divers at work on Great Barrier Reef coral nursery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

A team of seven Reef Restoration Foundation divers are continuing to maintain coral nurseries and plant corals off Cairns on ... Read More

VIA Rail Canada Montréal employee tests positive for COVID-19
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VIA Rail Canada Montréal employee tests positive for COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 26, 2020

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) has been informed that one of its employees working at the Montréal Maintenance Center tested ... Read More

COVID-19 brought tourism in Slovenia to a halt in April
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COVID-19 brought tourism in Slovenia to a halt in April

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Due to Slovenian government action to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease, no tourist arrivals and only about 11,000 ... Read More

European Commission probes takeover of Transat by Ar Canada
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European Commission probes takeover of Transat by Ar Canada

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Transat A.T. Inc. has taken note of the European Commission's decision to open an in-depth ("Phase 2") investigation to assess ... Read More

Montenegro declared first COVID-free state in Europe
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Montenegro declared first COVID-free state in Europe

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic announced on Monday that the Balkan republic of 620,000 people, which relies heavily on revenues ... Read More

Hertz VP: Business as usual for Hertz in Asia
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Hertz VP: Business as usual for Hertz in Asia

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

Eoin MacNeill, Hertz's Vice President, APAC made the following comments to reinforce that it is business as usual for Hertz ... Read More

ATM Virtual to focus on potential Chinese outbound travel market
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ATM Virtual to focus on potential Chinese outbound travel market

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

One of the most eagerly awaited sessions during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) three-day ATM Virtual event that takes place ... Read More

EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach
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EasyJet hit with £18 billion lawsuit over customer data breach

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 25, 2020

International law firm PGMBM have issued a class action claim in the High Court of London on behalf of easyJet ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Cargo traffic increased sharply in April and May
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Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Cargo traffic increased sharply in April and May

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

Cargo-only transit through Sheremetyevo Airport increased by 3.5 times from May 1 to May 18 compared to the same period in April, when ... Read More

India’s Star Air gears up to resume flights
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India’s Star Air gears up to resume flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

A few days ago, Indian aviation industry took a great sigh of relief, when the India's Ministry of Civil Aviation ... Read More

Italy prepares to re-start tourism as COVID-19 concerns are lessening
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Italy prepares to re-start tourism as COVID-19 concerns are lessening

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 23, 2020

General sentiment regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Italy is gradually becoming more positive. In two industry surveys, one conducted ... Read More

Minister: Tourists are welcome in Portugal
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Minister: Tourists are welcome in Portugal

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Portugal became one of the first countries in Europe to invite back tourists from elsewhere in the European Union. “Tourists ... Read More

New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine
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New arrivals to UK now have to spend two weeks in mandatory quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

British government authorities announced that all new arrivals from abroad will be required to undergo a 14-day mandatory quarantine. New ... Read More

Luxaviation UK CEO announces retirement
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Luxaviation UK CEO announces retirement

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Luxaviation UK announced today that the company’s co-founder and CEO Patrick Margetson-Rushmore is to take early retirement from 31 May ... Read More

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