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WHO: African nations ‘far from ready’ for COVID-19 vaccination drive
African Tourism Board News

WHO: African nations ‘far from ready’ for COVID-19 vaccination drive

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 28, 2020

Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa highlighted the importance of strong planning and preparation for successful inoculations against COVID-19. ... Read More

London Zoo to reopen for holiday season regardless of London’s ‘COVID-19 tier’
UK Travel News

London Zoo to reopen for holiday season regardless of London’s ‘COVID-19 tier’

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 28, 2020

Zoological Society of London (ZSL) announced that London Zoo will re-open for the holiday season on December 2. One of ... Read More

Sheremetyevo International Airport uses AI to manage airport activities
Airport news

Sheremetyevo International Airport uses AI to manage airport activities

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 28, 2020

Sergei Konyakhin, Director of the Production Modeling Department of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport, gave a presentation at the Artificial Intelligence ... Read More

WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority launch COVID-19 Testing Study
Airline News

WestJet and Vancouver Airport Authority launch COVID-19 Testing Study

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 28, 2020

Today marked the launch of the WestJet-YVR COVID-19 Testing Study, a collaborative effort between researchers from UBC and Providence Health ... Read More

Investments and education focus of UNWTO high-level visit to Tunisia
Breaking Travel News

Investments and education focus of UNWTO high-level visit to Tunisia

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 27, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has met with H.E. Kais Saied, President of Tunisia, and his Prime ... Read More

Berlin converts its old airports to COVID-19 vaccination centers
Airport news

Berlin converts its old airports to COVID-19 vaccination centers

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 27, 2020

Berlin city officials announced that of the city's closed airports will be converted into COVID-19 vaccination centers capable of servicing ... Read More

Emirates re-opens worldwide lounges beginning with Cairo
Airline News

Emirates re-opens worldwide lounges beginning with Cairo

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Emirates is re-opening its lounges around the world beginning with the Emirates lounge in Cairo International Airport. In the coming ... Read More

EASA: Boeing 737 MAX could return to European skies ‘within weeks’
European travel news

EASA: Boeing 737 MAX could return to European skies ‘within weeks’

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Boeing's troubled 737 MAX jet could be cleared within weeks to return to European skies after a nearly two-year grounding ... Read More

Minister Bartlett lauds JHTA’s COVID-19 Ambassador Program
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett lauds JHTA’s COVID-19 Ambassador Program

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Jamaica's Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has lauded the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) for their new COVID-19 Ambassador ... Read More

Global aviation industry agrees vital slot use relief
Aviation News

Global aviation industry agrees vital slot use relief

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

The Worldwide Airport Slot Board (WASB), comprising Airports Council International (ACI World), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the ... Read More

Dusit International opens luxury wellness resort in Suzhou, China
Breaking Travel News

Dusit International opens luxury wellness resort in Suzhou, China

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Dusit International has continued its expansion in China with the recent opening of the highly anticipated Dusit Thani Wellness Resort ... Read More

Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe
Airline News

Delta to launch first quarantine-free, COVID-free travel to Europe

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020

Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have joined in a first-of-its-kind trans-Atlantic COVID-19 testing ... Read More

Experts cast doubt on safety of Boeing 737 MAX ungrounding
Aviation News

Experts cast doubt on safety of Boeing 737 MAX ungrounding

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

November 25, 2020  FlyersRights filed a Reply in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the FAA. (Flyers Rights ... Read More

IATA calls on governments to support industry move to Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Aviation News

IATA calls on governments to support industry move to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments worldwide to support the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as ... Read More

Prague Airport receives ACI Airport Health Accreditation
Airport news

Prague Airport receives ACI Airport Health Accreditation

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

Last spring, in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, Prague Airport began to implement a number of measures aimed at protecting the ... Read More

IATA launches new Aviation Carbon Exchange
Aviation News

IATA launches new Aviation Carbon Exchange

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), an important new tool to help airlines ... Read More

UNWTO Global Tourism Plastics Initiative welcomes 26 new signatories
Responsible Tourism News

UNWTO Global Tourism Plastics Initiative welcomes 26 new signatories

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the global ... Read More

IATA: International air connectivity crisis threatens global economic recovery
Aviation News

IATA: International air connectivity crisis threatens global economic recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data revealing that the COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating impact on international ... Read More

Thanksgiving holiday will not offer instant boost for US domestic tourism
Breaking Travel News

Thanksgiving holiday will not offer instant boost for US domestic tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

87% of US respondents in the latest travel industry survey in November said they are concerned about restrictions on socializing ... Read More

Tunisia exempts foreign tourists from mandatory COVID-19 quarantine
Tunisia travel news

Tunisia exempts foreign tourists from mandatory COVID-19 quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

Tunisian Ministry of Tourism announced the decision of the country's authorities to lift a mandatory 14-day COVID-19 quarantine requirement for ... Read More

Routes and ACI World team up to support rebuilding air connectivity
Aviation News

Routes and ACI World team up to support rebuilding air connectivity

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

An exclusive partnership designed to help airports recover from the most challenging period the aviation industry has ever faced has ... Read More

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland ease COVID-19 restrictions for Christmas
UK Travel News

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland ease COVID-19 restrictions for Christmas

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 25, 2020

There will be some holiday relief for the Brits this Christmas season, as UK's four countries have concurred to ease ... Read More

Etihad Airways introduces facial biometric check-in for cabin crew
Airline News

Etihad Airways introduces facial biometric check-in for cabin crew

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with information technology company SITA, to trial the ... Read More

Cruise industry to lose $19.6 billion in revenue due to COVID-19
Cruise Industry News

Cruise industry to lose $19.6 billion in revenue due to COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

Not many industries have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak as the cruise industry. Cruise line revenues practically disappeared since ... Read More

IATA calls for governments to support safe and sustainable industry restart
Aviation News

IATA calls for governments to support safe and sustainable industry restart

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously approved a resolution re-confirming the airlines’ unwavering commitment to ... Read More

JetBlue to host next IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston
Meeting Industry News

JetBlue to host next IATA Annual General Meeting in Boston

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that JetBlue Airways will host the 77th IATA Annual General Meeting and World ... Read More

IATA AGM calls for reopening borders with testing and without quarantine
Aviation News

IATA AGM calls for reopening borders with testing and without quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to re-open borders ... Read More

IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine
Aviation News

IATA: Steps forward for testing to reopen borders without quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures ... Read More

Russia’s business travel sector lost 80% of revenues in 2020
Russia travel news

Russia’s business travel sector lost 80% of revenues in 2020

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

According to the head of the Department of State Tourism Projects and Tourism Safety of Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism, ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines starts pre-travel COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle
Airline News

Hawaiian Airlines starts pre-travel COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines today announced it is offering drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 pre-flight tests for its guests traveling to the islands ... Read More

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights
Airline News

Qantas to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for international flights

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

Qantas Airways Chief Executive Officer has announced that the Australian flag carrier is planning to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for ... Read More

IATA Director General to step down in March
Aviation News

IATA Director General to step down in March

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO will step down from his ... Read More

Abu Dhabi reports positive signs of recovery for tourism sector
Breaking Travel News

Abu Dhabi reports positive signs of recovery for tourism sector

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) held its quarterly industry development committee meeting this ... Read More

Future travel with family is a priority for Americans
Breaking Travel News

Future travel with family is a priority for Americans

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

As we approach the holiday season, American travelers have an abiding desire to travel, even as the country navigates the ... Read More

IATA: Travel Pass key to reopening borders safely
Aviation News

IATA: Travel Pass key to reopening borders safely

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, ... Read More

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards  for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins
Responsible Tourism News

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins

mm Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020

As the holiday travel season approaches, travel experts and consumer advocates are repeating their calls for Department of Transportation Secretary ... Read More

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