Ryanair launches its first ever ‘Buy one get one free’ offer

Ryanair is today (Thurs, 24th Sept) and for the first time in Ryanair history launching a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer on 1,600 routes across its network, for travel from 25th Sept until 14th Dec 2020. This autumn Ryanair is offering you, your close friends and family members the deal of all deals – […]

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Airlines flex fares in Europe in Q4 to woo travellers

According to research undertaken by ForwardKeys, a leading travel analytics company, Europe’s airlines have been offering significantly discounted fares for the September to December in a bid to woo back travellers. An analysis of airfares from the four major northern European markets: France, Germany, Netherlands and UK for the four major southern European destinations: Greece, […]

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IATA Calls for Systematic COVID-19 Testing Before Departure

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all passengers before departure as an alternative to quarantine measures in order to re-establish global air connectivity. IATA will work through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with health authorities to […]

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Experts recommend heightened protocols for the healthy return of sailing

New recommendations from a panel of globally recognized medical and scientific experts say that by relentlessly focusing on prevention and other measures – including the testing of guests and crew members – public health risks associated with the pandemic can be mitigated in a cruise ship environment. The Healthy Sail Panel submitted its recommendations today […]

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Tourism will never look the same | Skyscanner publishes new trends report

Leading travel company Skyscanner has today released a new report for Tourism, titled “The New World of Travel”. Moshe Rafiah, Skyscanner’s CEO said of the report’s publication; “Where they are able and willing, travellers are pioneering new ways to explore the world. Whether it’s shortening the timeframe in which they plan and take a trip, tackling complex risk assessments before deciding to travel, or expecting previously […]

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Cyprus Airways announces the launch of ticket sales for winter 2020 – 2021 | New destination Moscow

Cyprus Airways announces the launch of ticket sales for winter 2020 – 2021, The winter schedule includes Athens and Heraklion, as well as, the addition of new route Larnaka – Moscow. The Cypriot airline is also planning to resume flights to Tel Aviv, as soon as the situation with Covid-19 stabilizes. Passengers can book their […]

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WTTC celebrates as 100 destinations get the Safe Travels stamp

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announce that in just three short months, 100 destinations are now using its ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, with the Philippines becoming the official 100th destination. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, made history earlier this year when it launched the world’s first ever global safety […]

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Ryanair cuts capacity in October by another 20% as failed Irish and EU govt Travel restrictions damage bookings

Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, today (Fri 18th Sept) announced that it would cut its October capacity by a further 20% (in addition to the 20% cut already announced in mid-August). Ryanair now expects its Oct capacity to fall from 50% to approx. 40% of its Oct 2019 levels, but expects to maintain a 70%+ load […]

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Unprecedented industry appeal to European Commission President to end quarantines and develop common EU Testing Protocol

Over 20 EU Travel and Tourism Associations issue open letter to European Commission President von der Leyen following further dramatic decreases in air passenger traffic. Over 20 travel and tourism bodies as well as unions across Europe united today in an unprecedented call for European Commission leadership to replace quarantine restrictions with an EU Testing […]

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International tourist numbers down 65% in first half of 2020, UNWTO reports

International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showing the severe impact COVID-19 has had on the sector. According to the new issue of the World Tourism Barometer from the United Nations specialized agency, international tourist arrivals dropped by 65% during the […]

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