Tag: coronavirus pandemic

Gentilon: EU needs €1.5 trillion to recover from COVID-19
European travel news

Gentilon: EU needs €1.5 trillion to recover from COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 20, 2020

A mind-boggling €1.5 trillion ($ 1.63 trillion) would be needed to keep the European Union afloat and enable it to ... Read More

Coronavirus infection cases exceed two million worldwide
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Coronavirus infection cases exceed two million worldwide

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 14, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic cases count topped two million, according to the latest update of the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker, ... Read More

Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Belize
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Two more cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Belize

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 7, 2020

Belize Ministry of Health has continued to scale up testing for COVID-19 and a further 26 samples were tested on ... Read More

UNWTO: Stay home today, #TravelTomorrow
Travel Safety & Emergencies

UNWTO: Stay home today, #TravelTomorrow

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 6, 2020

By staying home today, we can travel tomorrow! The hashtag #TravelTomorrow encapsulates this message of solidarity and hope, through which ... Read More

Carnival Cruises opts not to rely on COVID-19 relief package
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Carnival Cruises opts not to rely on COVID-19 relief package

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 1, 2020

Following the news that Carnival Corporation is securing finances of at least $6 billion to combat the effects of the ... Read More

Access to Québec airport installations is now controlled
Airport news

Access to Québec airport installations is now controlled

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020

The ministère des Transports wishes to inform the population, as well as air carriers and operators, that access to airport ... Read More

Holland America Line pauses its global cruise operations for 30 additional days
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Holland America Line pauses its global cruise operations for 30 additional days

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020

Due to the continued port closures and travel restrictions surrounding global health concerns, Holland America Line has made the decision ... Read More

These states hit hardest by social distancing amid COVID-19
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These states hit hardest by social distancing amid COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

The latest study on the states hit hardest by social distancing was released today. With COVID-19 spreading throughout the country ... Read More

Why Qatar Airways is increasing flights to Australia?
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Why Qatar Airways is increasing flights to Australia?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

Qatar Airways was able to run its national airline for sometime in mids of an embargo by the UAE, Saudi ... Read More

Minnesota becomes 21st state to issue “Stay at Home” order
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Minnesota becomes 21st state to issue “Stay at Home” order

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced the order March 25, 2020 to commence at 11:59pm on Friday, March 27 and ending ... Read More

Flyers rights group: $0 for consumers as airlines allowed to spread COVID-19
Airline News

Flyers rights group: $0 for consumers as airlines allowed to spread COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

Airline passenger rights group FlyersRights.org today said that $0 are allocated for consumers while the airlines are given green light ... Read More

COVID-19: Global risk levels and international travel advice
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COVID-19: Global risk levels and international travel advice

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic on 11 March. The outbreak has had a ... Read More

IATA: European airlines revenue losses mount
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IATA: European airlines revenue losses mount

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) strengthened its call for urgent action from European governments to provide financial relief to ... Read More

UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan
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UN chief urges G20 leaders to adopt ‘war-time’ COVID-19 plan

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 26, 2020

UN chief Antonio Guterres is urging the heads of G20 countries to take joint action to assist developing nations deal ... Read More

COVID-19 has grim profit impact on global hotel markets
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COVID-19 has grim profit impact on global hotel markets

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

The extent to which the coronavirus has impacted the global hotel industry is now coming into focus. Beyond the virulence ... Read More

UNWTO calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate tourism recovery
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UNWTO calling on innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate tourism recovery

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2020

In the face of an unprecedented challenge, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), with the support of the World Health Organization ... Read More

Coronavirus to cause 5.9 million travel-related job losses by May
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Coronavirus to cause 5.9 million travel-related job losses by May

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020

Revised projections show a worsening impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy: a loss of 5.9 million jobs by ... Read More

India: More than a billion Indians in lockdown
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India: More than a billion Indians in lockdown

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020

India will go into complete lockdown starting at midnight Wednesday, the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today. The lockdown ... Read More

WHO chief: COVID-19 epidemic ‘accelerating’
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WHO chief: COVID-19 epidemic ‘accelerating’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2020

The disease spread is 'accelerating,' World Health Organization chief  said on Monday, that COVID-19 spread is "accelerating," citing the expanding figures of ... Read More

Zanzibar bans tourist charter flights, closes all tourist hotels
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Zanzibar bans tourist charter flights, closes all tourist hotels

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 21, 2020

Indian Ocean tourist island of Zanzibar has restricted tourist charter flights carrying visitors to the island, then announced the shutting ... Read More

US airline CEOs urging swift Congress action on bipartisan aid package
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US airline CEOs urging swift Congress action on bipartisan aid package

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the U.S. airlines, today issued a letter from leading airline CEOs ... Read More

Caribbean update on COVID-19 situation in the region
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Caribbean update on COVID-19 situation in the region

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2020

Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) today issued the following update on the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the region:   Turks and ... Read More

Air Canada announces special flight to bring Canadians home from Morocco
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Air Canada announces special flight to bring Canadians home from Morocco

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

Air Canada announced today that the airline, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, will operate a special flight March ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Unprecedented measures to contain COVID-19 spread
Airport news

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport: Unprecedented measures to contain COVID-19 spread

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

SIA JSC, the managers of Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport, is taking unprecedented measures to prevent the importation and spread of COVID-19 ... Read More

Kenya and Tanzania report sharp drop in hotel occupancy
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Kenya and Tanzania report sharp drop in hotel occupancy

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- March 20, 2020

Kenya and Tanzania are registering a sharp drop in toruist hotel occupancy after suspension of Kenya Airways' flights to key ... Read More

Lufthansa: We are now flying as many people home as possible!
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Lufthansa: We are now flying as many people home as possible!

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

From the beginning of next week, a return flight schedule will be in effect for the airlines in the Lufthansa ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport closes two terminals due to COVID-19 crisis
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Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport closes two terminals due to COVID-19 crisis

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport's Deputy Director General today announced that airport's terminals E and C will close from March 20 ... Read More

VIA Rail announces service changes in response to COVID-19
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VIA Rail announces service changes in response to COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020

In light of a significant reduction in passenger volumes as well as the most recent recommendations of the public health ... Read More

Canada’s Swoop suspends all international flights
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Canada’s Swoop suspends all international flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020

Swoop, a Canadian ultra low-cost carrier owned by WestJet, is altering its international operations to help with the global efforts ... Read More

Lufthansa achieves adjusted EBIT of €2 billion in difficult economic environment
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Lufthansa achieves adjusted EBIT of €2 billion in difficult economic environment

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said today: "The spread of the coronavirus has placed ... Read More

Delta Air Lines making it easy to change travel plans affected by COVID-19
Airline News

Delta Air Lines making it easy to change travel plans affected by COVID-19

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020

Delta Air Lines is making it easier for customers to cancel, change or re-book travel that’s been impacted by coronavirus. ... Read More

Tanzania tour operators, government devise unified response to COVID-19 outbreak
African Tourism Board News

Tanzania tour operators, government devise unified response to COVID-19 outbreak

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- March 18, 2020

Key players in Tanzania’s tourism industry have come together for a unified response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. This comes ... Read More

All Las Vegas casinos closed due to coronavirus pandemic
Travel Safety & Emergencies

All Las Vegas casinos closed due to coronavirus pandemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020

All entertainment venues in Nevada, including all Las Vegas casinos, will be closed due to the spread of the coronavirus, ... Read More

Very bad news for Italian tourism
European travel news

Very bad news for Italian tourism

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 18, 2020

From an early estimate, tourism in Italy will suffer significant damage which, only by May 31, will produce a negative ... Read More

Canada’s Sunwing Airlines halts operations, lays off 470 pilots
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Canada’s Sunwing Airlines halts operations, lays off 470 pilots

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2020

Canada's Sunwing Airlines today announced it will suspend operations after March 23, 2020 and all pilots, approximately 470 in total, ... Read More

Latin America update on coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic
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Latin America update on coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020

The countries in Latin America are taking preventative measures in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic. ... Read More

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