The UAE has issued a new directive making it mandatory for passengers travelling to and from the Emirates to have both their primary (first name) and secondary (surname) names mentioned in…
Indian private carrier IndiGo on November 23 launched 19 new connecting flights to Europe, under a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines.
TravelgateX, the global marketplace for the travel trade, with the aim of expanding its international distribution network, is now integrated with GIATA, a global leader in non-bookable…
Booking.Com appoints Santosh Kumar as country manager for India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia.
Everyone dreams of a career that complements their personal preferences and helps them reach life goals. That's why all the travel-hungry souls out there should keep their eyes and ears open…
Payment methods for post-pandemic travel and tourism success The relationship between the travel sector and the payments industry has always been complex, never more so than during the…
Hong Kong is diligently working to make it as simple as possible for people to test for COVID-19 as they go about their days using public transportation.
Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced that the carrier is buying 23 more 737-9 airplanes
the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) is calling on governors and state public health agencies to include hotel employees for inclusion in phase “1b” of the vaccination rollout.
All persons who have entered Switzerland from these two countries since 14 December must go into quarantine for 10 days.
European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced that it is recommending the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine be granted authorization for use in the European Union for people over the age of 16.
Cebu Pacific (CEB), commercially launches its Test Before Boarding (TBB) process for passengers flying from Manila
French authorities are planning to close the border with the UK after the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus
Cathryn Pikett from Kansas wants President Donald Trump to declare Marshall law in the United States, so he can stay in power. It appears President Trump agrees with Cathryn.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts aims at opening and managing 1,000 hotels in China by 2025
Qatar Airways is delighted to welcome this festive season by creating special moments that will surprise and delight our passengers both on board and on the ground.
Thailand’s authorities have decided to resume the visa-free regime for Russian tourists.
Qatar Airways welcomed Air Canada’s inaugural flight from Toronto to Doha today,
IATA) unveiled key design elements of the IATA Travel Pass
The 2020 Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival officially concluded yesterday. It was the first time the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) had adopted an “online + offline” format for the event
Cebu Pacific continues to extend the validity of its flexible options for passengers traveling until March 31, 2021.
Seychelles features in National Geographic for a brand partnership made in collaboration with the Seychelles Tourism Board dubbed “Island Adventures”
‘Global Holiday Intent’ survey conducted by YouGov has revealed that residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are the most likely to make an international trip in 2021.
As Heathrow prepares for a much needed boost in the form of the Christmas getaway and the capital moves into Tier 3, passengers are being reminded of guidelines at the airport.
IATA renewed its call on governments to ensure that employees in the aviation sector are considered as essential workers
The Seychelles International airport of Pointe Larue welcomed British Airways again on its grounds on Sunday, December 13, 2020, after a four-week break from the safe tropical island…
Russia’s Prime Minister announced today that the country’s government has extended subsidy programs to support airports and airlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi issues statement on UAE’s Unified Tourism Identity Strategy
In alignment with the exciting news today from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai regarding…
A recent national survey shows that nearly two-thirds (69%) of Americans will not travel for Christmas.
Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, welcomed the arrival of its second ATR-freighter, further boosting its growing cargo operations.
the sales on the websites selling false certificates of negative test results for the presence of the COVID-19 infection increased dramatically lately.
Sofitel Adelaide, and two brand new The Sebel properties, 2021 will be a strong year of new hotel openings for Accor in the Pacific.
U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the announced Bipartisan Emergency COVID Relief Act of…
With New Year’s around the corner but the scale of celebrations limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, travel experts today released the report on 2020’s Best Cities for New Year’s.
OTAs dominate the online travel market space, but the lack of efficient refund policies in place has been one of the greatest areas of concern during COVID-19.
Delta is extending among the most flexible waivers of any airline. We are waiving change fees for all U.S. domestic and international tickets purchased through March 30, 2021
United Airlines‘ passengers will soon have access to virtual, on demand customer service at the airline’s hubs, giving people an easy, contact-free option to get real-time information and…
Arabian Travel Market (ATM), is expecting a huge influx of exhibitors and visitors from Israel and further afield, wanting to take full advantage of Israel’s participation in its first major…
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) jointly called on governments to follow the International Civil…
Tokyo Olympic Games were scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Games’ organizers to postpone the event.
Heathrow has announced it is exploring a proposal to implement a Forecourt Access Charge (FAC) for vehicles in late 2021 to prevent a car led airport recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delta Air Lines is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep international customers informed of potential COVID-19 exposure through contact tracing.
DOT determined that carriers are not required to recognize emotional support animals (ESA’s) as service animals and may treat them as pets.
DCT Abu Dhabi) has unveiled plans to celebrate the UAE’s 49th National Day through a calendar of thrilling activities
The Seychelles Islands joined African leaders in the Tourism Industry to help pave the path towards recovery at the WOW! Hospitality Trends Summit 2020
The DOT’s move to restrict its enforcement and rulemaking efforts is particularly troubling since the federal law that deregulated the industry has been interpreted to preempt state laws…
The results of pre-departure testing trials carried out by four of Heathrow’s transatlantic carriers will be brought together by a study commissioned by the airport to demonstrate the…
Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford announced new anti-COVID-19 measures that would ban alcohol sales in Wales’ pubs and bars, and require the establishments to close by 6pm.
The country finally reached gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) above $0, but at $5.43, it was still down 95.5% compared to the same time last year.
Zoological Society of London (ZSL) announced that London Zoo will re-open for the holiday season on December 2.
Emirates is re-opening its lounges around the world beginning with the Emirates lounge in Cairo International Airport.
Boeing‘s troubled 737 MAX jet could be cleared within weeks to return to European skies after a nearly two-year grounding
Dusit International has continued its expansion in China with the recent opening of the highly anticipated Dusit Thani Wellness Resort Suzhou, Jiangsu
With Coronavirus cases continuing to spike in America and abroad, US travelers are itching to hit the road and travel but remain grounded due to various restrictions worldwide.
IATA welcomes the publication of the Manual on Testing and Cross Border Risk Management Measures by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Hawaiian Airlines starts pre-travel COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle
Hawaiian Airlines today announced it is offering drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 pre-flight tests for its guests traveling to the islands from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and…
Qantas Airways Chief Executive Officer has announced that the Australian flag carrier is planning to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all international travelers boarding their…
The outbreak of Covid-19 has greatly changed Chinese travellers’ mentality. After the pandemic, some factors will affect how Chinese travellers choose their holiday destination in a more…
Recently both G-Adventures and Intrepid Travel have implemented the necessary measures to ensure absolute safety in all of their trips in order to inspire confidence to future travellers and…
Consumer-facing businesses around the world are all looking to seek out, attract and nurture the largest catchment of high-value customers that they possibly can. While brand loyalists…
Our hectic lifestyles push us to ‘book everything in advance’ and we inevitably find ourselves succumbing to the pressure. At the back of our heads is always the thought ‘What if I have to…
Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) has announced 28 opportunities for the travel trade to visit five of their cruise ships in 2020.
WeSwap has unveiled that 54% of Brits are most concerned about Brexit’s effect on holidaying in general, and the prospect of things such as EHIC cards no longer being valid.
Allied Market Research has reported that the global travel accommodation industry garnered USD 632.8 billion in 2018 and is estimated to reach USD 893bn by 2026.
The team from InsightsX, the business intelligence tool provided by TravelgateX for the tourism market, has taken a full x-ray of the travel sector in the UK.
Social media platform Helo has launched a three-month-long travel campaign called Helo Travel to encourage millions of users across nine regional language communities to "Say Helo to India".
Tripkada, the Philippine curated trip-joining start-up platform, launched its joiner app for iOS, gave stakeholder updates and revealed its expansion plans.
I recently sat down with Tripkada's April Cuenca to learn more about how both she and the startup she built are disrupting the Philippine travel industry.
Bad travel and hospitality services. Scripted customer care messages. Slow assistance. Mix them all together with social media, and you have a potential customer service hot spot for travel…
Felix Lee Zheng De looks like any other Singaporean engineering student: lanky, bespectacled, wearing jeans and trainers, raring to go anywhere. What sets this twenty-something apart is…
India remains a favourite of global travellers for its natural beauty and impressive architecture. So how do we explain the recent trend of Indian vacationers going to faraway continents…
A panel of cruise safety experts has rejected claims that a larger ship poses more danger than a smaller one. Speaking at a press conference in London today, Tom Allan,…
Holidays sold by airlines or arranged as an agent acting on behalf of consumer could be included in the ATOL scheme, a government bill has revealed. The Civil Aviation Bill has…