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ITB Virtual Convention: Three-part session series at focuses on the hotel industry and current crisis

The hospitality industry is facing turbulent times: On 11 August (2 – 4 p.m. CET) ITB Berlin will launch its next round of online sessions as part of the virtual ITB Berlin Convention. Under the heading ’ITB Virtual Convention Hospitality Update – Trends & Cases’, the three sessions and interviews on the global platform […]

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ACI Europe: Latest traffic data shows disastrous COVID-19 impact on airport industry

European airport trade body, ACI EUROPE, today released its air traffic report for June, Q2 & H1 as well as an interim update for July. The report reveals the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe’s airports, with passenger traffic decreasing by -64.2% during the first half of the year – and almost coming to complete standstill in the second Quarter, with a […]

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UNWTO, ONCE Foundation and ENAT call for the reopening of tourism destinations to cater for the needs of people with disabilities

According to the newest data from UNWTO, 40% of global destinations have now eased restrictions on travel introduced in response to COVID0-19. Now, with tourism steadily returning, UNWTO has joined disabled people’s organizations and organizations from across civil society to design a basic set of recommendations aimed at maintaining the ethos of “Accessible Tourism for All” in the […]

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WTTC says UK is heading to ‘worst case scenario’ threatening nearly three million Travel & Tourism jobs

Nearly three million jobs in the UK – and 197 million worldwide in the Travel & Tourism sector globally – look set to be lost due to the collapse of travel, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). WTTC economic modelling conducted less than two months ago predicted this ‘worst case scenario’ would […]

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MSC Cruises reveals details of company’s comprehensive health and safety protocol

MSC Cruises’ CEO Gianni Onorato revealed the full details of the Company’s comprehensive health and safety protocol that has been developed to support the restart of operations in the Mediterranean, designed to protect the health and safety of guests, crew as well as the local communities that the Company’s ships will visit. MSC Cruises has […]

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IATA: Airlines and airports issue stark warning to European Prime Ministers on inconsistent approach to travel restrictions

Europe’s airline and airport associations have written to Prime Ministers, Transport, Health and Home Affairs Ministers across the European Union, Schengen and the UK, setting out deep concerns over their failure to implement coherent and science-based approaches to travel restrictions. The letter, sent jointly from Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), Airlines for Europe (A4E) […]

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Lufthansa: More destinations available from Munich throughout all of Europe

In the late summer season, Lufthansa will take off from Munich to 5 further European destinations. Beginning 7 September, the airline will be returning to Marseille, Gothenburg, Kiev and Sibiu/Romania, and from 5 October to Graz.  Already, Lufthansa has significantly expanded its European services during the Bavarian summer holidays and added the Greek island of […]

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British Airways’s August Schedule see return to more destinations

Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe. In Europe flights will resume to the holiday destinations of Bari, Bastia, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Catania, Figari, Frankfurt, Genoa, Kefalonia, Lyon, Luxembourg, Malta, Paphos and Pula, while further afield Antigua, Islamabad […]

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UNWTO: 40% of destinations have now eased travel restrictions

UNWTO has surmised that up from 22% of destinations that had eased restrictions on travel by 15 June and the 3% previously observed by 15 May. It confirms the trend of a slow but continuous adaptation and responsible restart of international tourism. At the same time, however, of the 87 destinations that have now eased travel restrictions, just four have completely […]

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TUI UK announces streamilining of retail and closes 166 of its stores

TUI UK and Ireland announced that it is set to streamline its retail estate and will close 166 TUI high street stores replacing them with a new homeworking sales and service team. Customers value the personal service and support TUI travel advisors offer; the business is looking to move 70% of the 900 impacted roles […]

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