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CDC issues framework for resuming safe cruise ship operations
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CDC issues framework for resuming safe cruise ship operations

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Framework for Conditional Sailing Order that introduces a phased ... Read More

The Happiest Man in Tourism is from Planet Happiness
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The Happiest Man in Tourism is from Planet Happiness

editor editor- October 30, 2020

Paul Rogers from Planet Happiness understands the needs of destinations in terms of building back better; share information about our ... Read More

Flyers Rights rejects FAA secrecy in Boeing 737 MAX FOIA litigation filing
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Flyers Rights rejects FAA secrecy in Boeing 737 MAX FOIA litigation filing

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

In a Motion for Summary Judgment filing on Wednesday, Flyers Rights challenged FAA’s near-total redaction of all requested documents pertaining ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett breaks ground for iconic shopping experience
Jamaica travel news

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett breaks ground for iconic shopping experience

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett yesterday lead in breaking ground at The Shoppes at Rose Hall, signaling the ... Read More

Turkey Tourism becomes a member of world’s leading tourism organizations
Turkey Travel News

Turkey Tourism becomes a member of world’s leading tourism organizations

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) which is responsible for the promotion and development of Turkey as a tourism ... Read More

Medjet expands COVID-19 transport benefits to include travel in Costa Rica
Costa Rica travel news

Medjet expands COVID-19 transport benefits to include travel in Costa Rica

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

As of November 1, 2020, Costa Rica will open its borders to U.S. travelers, and no longer require a negative COVID-19 ... Read More

US tourism recovery may be hindered if Trump wins second term
USA Travel News

US tourism recovery may be hindered if Trump wins second term

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

With President Trump’s surprise victory in 2016 likely being a contributing factor to a 2.1-percentage-point slowdown in the compound annual ... Read More

Aeroflot: Passenger traffic being restored in financially prudent manner
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Aeroflot: Passenger traffic being restored in financially prudent manner

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020

PJSC Aeroflot (Aeroflot) today announces its financial results for the third quarter (Q3) and nine months (9M) ending 30 September ... Read More

United Airlines launches free transatlantic COVID-19 testing program
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United Airlines launches free transatlantic COVID-19 testing program

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 29, 2020

United Airlines today announced the world's first free transatlantic COVID-19 testing pilot program for customers. From November 16 through December ... Read More

Tobago leverages UNESCO designation to boost tourism development
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Tobago leverages UNESCO designation to boost tourism development

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

The Tobago Tourism Agency Limited celebrates the island’s latest achievement of obtaining UNESCO Man and the Biosphere designation, and welcomes ... Read More

First winter season 2020 TUI flight arrives in Saint Lucia from UK
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First winter season 2020 TUI flight arrives in Saint Lucia from UK

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

Tuesday October 27 marked the return of TUI to Saint Lucia. TUI’s winter weekly direct flights from London Gatwick to ... Read More

US citizens in Riyadh warned of potential terror attack on Saudi capital
Saudi Arabia travel news

US citizens in Riyadh warned of potential terror attack on Saudi capital

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

US Embassy in Riyadh warned American citizens, currently in the Kingdom, of a potential terror attacks on the Saudi capital, ... Read More

Costa Cruises reviews its Winter 2020-2021 schedule
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Costa Cruises reviews its Winter 2020-2021 schedule

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

Considering the limitations still in place in some European countries, and in light of the current epidemiological situation, Costa Cruises ... Read More

United Airlines redesigns mobile app for people with visual disabilities
Airline News

United Airlines redesigns mobile app for people with visual disabilities

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

United Airlines today launches a redesigned version of its mobile app, with new enhancements intended to make travel easier for ... Read More

Nearly half American are planning winter trips
USA Travel News

Nearly half American are planning winter trips

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

While the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing everyone to adapt to “the new normal,” many Americans are still ... Read More

Paris de Gaulle overtakes London Heathrow as Europe’s busiest airport
Airport news

Paris de Gaulle overtakes London Heathrow as Europe’s busiest airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Britain is falling behind because we’ve been too slow to embrace passenger testing. European leaders acted ... Read More

Surety Hotel debuts in downtown Des Moines
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Surety Hotel debuts in downtown Des Moines

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

Surety Hotel opens its doors on November 11, 2020 in the Des Moines’ downtown district, heralded as the Midwest’s burgeoning ... Read More

Kazakhstan loathes Borat, but steals his line for new tourism slogan
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Kazakhstan loathes Borat, but steals his line for new tourism slogan

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020

Kazakhstan's national tourism agency Kazakhstan Travel yesterday released a video online showing a compilation of the new ads. Quite shockingly, ... Read More

Mexican Caribbean resumes tourist activities after Hurricane Zeta
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Mexican Caribbean resumes tourist activities after Hurricane Zeta

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Yesterday, at approximately 11 pm - local time - Hurricane "Zeta" made landfall in Quintana Roo, entering through Chemuyil, in ... Read More

Princess Cruises extends pause of operations in Australia
Cruise Industry News

Princess Cruises extends pause of operations in Australia

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Due to the uncertainty about when international travel restrictions might be lifted, Princess Cruises is extending its pause in operations ... Read More

Harvard study: Air travel presents lower COVID-19 risk than shopping and dining out
Aviation News

Harvard study: Air travel presents lower COVID-19 risk than shopping and dining out

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

A new gate-to-gate study by scientists from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health is the most comprehensive research to ... Read More

Rail travel likely to boom post COVID-19
Rail Travel

Rail travel likely to boom post COVID-19

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

International rail travel offers an ‘environmentally friendly’ alternative to flying and as the second wave of COVID-19 approaches, it may ... Read More

Canada’s airports expect massive fee increases and  service reductions
Airport news

Canada’s airports expect massive fee increases and service reductions

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

The failure of government and the airline industry to embrace a holistic approach to aviation support during the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More

US hotel profit stuck in neutral while rest of the world switches gears
Hospitality Industry News

US hotel profit stuck in neutral while rest of the world switches gears

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Bouncing back to profitability is proving a Sisyphean task for US hotels. The rest of the world is having a ... Read More

Airlines unable to cut costs deep enough to save jobs
Aviation News

Airlines unable to cut costs deep enough to save jobs

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) presented new analysis showing that the airline industry cannot slash costs sufficiently to neutralize ... Read More

Tanzania tourism announces major shift in destination marketing strategy
Tanzania Travel and Tourism News

Tanzania tourism announces major shift in destination marketing strategy

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- October 27, 2020

Tanzanian tour operators plan to bring the key Global Travel Agents into Tanzania in their latest painstaking initiatives to promote ... Read More

UNWTO: International tourism down 70% in all regions
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UNWTO: International tourism down 70% in all regions

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit global tourism hard, with the latest data ... Read More

Costa Cruises completes Italy’s first LNG cruise ship bunkering operation
Cruise Industry News

Costa Cruises completes Italy’s first LNG cruise ship bunkering operation

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 27, 2020

Costa Cruises, a major European cruise line and a part of Carnival Corporation & plc, today announced another milestone for Costa Smeralda, the line's ... Read More

FAA launches National Drone Safety Awareness Week
Aviation News

FAA launches National Drone Safety Awareness Week

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, November 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA ... Read More

Up to 100,000 new cases daily: Second COVID-19 wave hits France
France Travel News

Up to 100,000 new cases daily: Second COVID-19 wave hits France

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

On Sunday, France registered a record 52,010 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, more than any other country ... Read More

All Nippon Airways to  become first sustainable fuel airline in Asia
Airline News

All Nippon Airways to become first sustainable fuel airline in Asia

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This ... Read More

Milan Bergamo Airport maintains 2030 development masterplan
Airport news

Milan Bergamo Airport maintains 2030 development masterplan

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 26, 2020

Milan Bergamo Airport continues to maintain its infrastructure development masterplan with the recent unveiling of the Italian gateway’s new extra-Schengen ... Read More

Liar! American College of Emergency Physicians to President Trump
Health News

Liar! American College of Emergency Physicians to President Trump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2020

Since 1968, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has united and amplified the collective voice of emergency physicians across ... Read More

Montréal renews the state of emergency
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Montréal renews the state of emergency

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

In accordance with the Civil Protection Act, Montréal's executive committee has renewed the state of emergency for the urban agglomeration of ... Read More

IATA: Air Canada continues to combat illegal wildlife trade
Airline News

IATA: Air Canada continues to combat illegal wildlife trade

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 24, 2020

Air Canada is proud to announce today that it has successfully attained the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Illegal Wildlife ... Read More

Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas
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Australia to re-open domestic borders by Christmas

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 23, 2020

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison today chaired a meeting of the National Cabinet at which the leaders of seven of ... Read More