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Domestic tourism in Peru is expected to grow significantly

The National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) projects that during 2022 tourism trips to the interior of the country will exceed 22 million. That would represent an increase of 50.68% over the previous year.

Expo 2020 Dubai passes ten million visitor milestone

Expo 2020 Dubai visitor numbers continue to rise, reaching 10.1 million arrivals as of January 18th.

The reasons why fossil tourism is so popular in Morocco

Most of 2020 and 2021 has been a catastrophic period for the world airline industry, as passenger demand plummeted and countries across the world were affected by lockdowns and severe travel restrictions. The Skytrax customer survey operated for 23 months (September 2019 to July 2021), with the 2021 Awards representing a mix of more normal travel times combined with some travel during the global pandemic. Evaluating the Top 20 airlines, there have been some up and down movements versus 2019 results, although a core of airlines still dominate these higher positions.

London City Airport predicts strong passenger recovery in 2022

London City Airport expects pent up passenger demand to fuel a surge in growth in 2022, with the introduction of new routes and the return of top-selling destinations, resulting in more than three quarters of 2019 routes operating at LCY this year.

Electric Aviation Group launches fuel cell development spin-off

Hot on the heels of the December launch of a powertrain business, UK technology firm Electric

Marriott to take W brand into Greece

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Temes, a developer and operator in high-end tourism and real estate, to debut the W Hotels Worldwide brand in Greece with the opening of W Costa Navarino.

Record in Cancun with flights from 70 foreign cities and 17 Mexican ones

Cancun broke records this Saturday as one of the largest airports connected in the world from foreign cities, with 70 in total, to which it is possible to join links from 17 other Mexican terminals, according to data from Airports of the Southeast (ASUR) to which it had access REPORTUR.mx.

Delta and ITA Airways launch codeshare partnership

Delta will place its code on ITA Airways-operated flights to 33 destinations including flights from New York-JFK, Washington D.C., Boston, Los Angeles and Miami to Rome and 16 onward connections within Italy.

Qatar Airways is voted the World’s Best Airline at the 2021 World Airline Awards

Most of 2020 and 2021 has been a catastrophic period for the world airline industry, as passenger demand plummeted and countries across the world were affected by lockdowns and severe travel restrictions. The Skytrax customer survey operated for 23 months (September 2019 to July 2021), with the 2021 Awards representing a mix of more normal travel times combined with some travel during the global pandemic. Evaluating the Top 20 airlines, there have been some up and down movements versus 2019 results, although a core of airlines still dominate these higher positions.

Hard Rock Hotels announces the opening of what will be its flagship hotel in New York

The long-awaited Hard Rock Hotel New York, located in the heart of Manhattan itself, is almost finished and is already accepting reservations for its official opening, which will take place in April 2022. Located at 159 West 48th Street and forming part of the emblematic skyline , a few steps from Times Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park and the quintessential shopping areas of Fifth Avenue; This new must-see entertainment destination pays tribute to New York’s Music Row tradition and will become the iconic brand’s new flagship hotel.

Aeromexico connects Madrid-Barajas Airport with two new destinations in Mexico, Guadalajara and Monterrey

Aeroméxico is the only airline that operates to these two Mexican destinations from the Madrid airport
The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has two new destinations in Mexico, Guadalajara and Monterrey, operated by Aeroméxico. The airline, which also flies to Mexico D.F. from Madrid, is the only airline that offers direct flights to Guadalajara and Monterrey from Madrid-Barajas Airport.

Sydney and Melbourne relaxing isolation rules for fully vaccinated international travelers

Fully vaccinated international travelers arriving in Sydney and Melbourne will no longer have to quarantine for 72 hours starting Tuesday, December 21, Australian government officials announced Thursday.

See the city of Lyon illuminated as 150 year old light festival returns

Lyon’s Fêtes des Lumières kicked off last Wednesday with more than 30 dazzling projections and light installations colouring the city’s historic centre and parks.

Portugal to Singapore could be the longest train journey in the world

The opening of a new train line in Laos has just created the longest continuous train journey in the world.

New York Announces New Terminal at JFK Airport by 2026

The governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, announced on Monday the construction of a new terminal at the John F. Kennedy airport (better known as JFK), the largest in the city and between the largest in the world, which will cost about 9.5 billion dollars and will be operational in its first phase by 2026.

What does France’s travel ban mean for UK holiday plans?

France has banned all non-essential travel from the UK, starting on Friday night. We explain what it means if you have planned to visit over the festive period.

Flair Airlines to expand fleet to 30 aircraft by 2023 and plans international expansion

Flair Airlines announced its growth plan, confirming that it will add 18 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft between 2022 and 2023, bringing its total fleet to 30 aircraft, and maintains its goal of reaching 50 MAXs in the next five years.

Korean Air creates jet inspection technology using drone swarms

Korean Air has developed aircraft inspection technology that can examine airplane condition using drone swarms. The technology will be ready for commercial use in 2022.

Pratt & Whitney Launches Improved GTF for A320neo

Pratt & Whitney on Thursday launched a new version of its Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine meant to reduce fuel consumption by another 1 percent in the Airbus A320neo. Called the GTF Advantage, the new configuration also will deliver higher thrust, both at sea level and for "hot and high" airports, allowing for increased range and payload. Generating up to 34,000 pounds of takeoff thrust per engine, the Advantage configuration makes GTF the most powerful engine for the A320neo family.

Virgin Atlantic Inaugurates Long-Haul Flights From Edinburgh

Sunday saw Virgin Atlantic inaugurate its first long-haul route from Edinburgh. The airline launched its new service from the Scottish capital to Barbados, its third route to the Caribbean nation. It’s the first connection to Barbados from the Scottish capital.

Facial-recognition technology at 4 airports to be introduced by March next year: Centre

Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) has not yet been introduced at any of the airports in India, replied Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation General V K Singh (retd) to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Maya Bay on hold, but preparations for an eventual reopening continue

This week The Thaiger revealed that Maya Bay, on Koh Phi Phi Leh, may remain closed beyond its proposed January 1 reopening, following a groundswell of local support to keep the famous Bay closed. For a while anyway. This is partly spurred on by environmental concerns for the iconic bay which has been closed to visitors since July 2018, and partly because all the infrastructure to cope with a new round of tourists simply isn’t ready yet.

Fiji reopens to tourism

Fiji reopened its border to international travelers for the first time in nearly two years on Wednesday, December 1 as the Pacific Island country seeks to revive its dominant tourism industry.

JetBlue, Aer Lingus Expand Codeshare Agreement

JetBlue Airways today announced it is expanding its codeshare partnership with Ireland’s national carrier, Aer Lingus, opening more bookings from hub cities New York and Boston.

Airports in Peru Will Increase Capacity to Handle More Flight Operations

In a meeting between the Secretaries of the Peruvian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, it was agreed that the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, and others in Perú, will increase their capacity and have more flight frequencies.

Dubai luxury hotel firm Five to take VIP A220 from Comlux

Dubai-based hotel and resort group Five is acquiring an Airbus A220 business jet from Switzerland’s Comlux Group.

Dominican Republic’s aviation authority approved 30 new routes for AraJet

The Civil Aviation Board of the Dominican Republic (JAC) in its last extraordinary session approved 30 new routes to the national operator DW Dominican Wings, S.A. (AraJet). In addition, other international operations such as Avianca and Azur Air were approved.

Dubai Expo 2020 welcomes visitors at the largest cultural gathering in the world

Expo 2020 Dubai is the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region and the site will transform into District 2020 after Expo 2020 closes its doors. There are already 87 new permanent buildings. It'll be a model global community that will rethink the cities of the future.

Tourism in Germany continues to get better

In September 2021, domestic and foreign guests booked 45.3 million overnight stays in German accommodation facilities. As the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports after preliminary results, that was 10.1 percent more overnight stays than in September 2020. However, the number of overnight stays was still 5.0 percent below the level of September of the pre-crisis year 2019.

Barbados to establish world’s first metaverse embassy

The tiny Caribbean nation has inked a deal with leading metaverse platform Decentraland to legally declare digital real estate to build its virtual embassy.

Barbados has broken new ground as it prepares to become the first sovereign country with an embassy in the metaverse.

Official opening of the five-star Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana

Karisma Hotels & Resorts and Margaritaville officially opened the doors of their new five-star hotel, Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, welcoming their first guests.

United States reopens borders to fully vaccinated travellers

The United States has opened its borders to travellers from a host of new countries following nearly two years of closures in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

MOTN Festival Set to Thrill Visitors with Never Seen Before Activities and Entertainment at Abu Dhabi Corniche

The fifth edition of the Mother of the Nation (MOTN) festival will be welcoming excited visitors from the 9 - 18 December, with the 2021 event offering a thrillingly updated, family-friendly experience filled with jaw-dropping fun, fascinating activities and a packed schedule of A-list, star-studded concerts as it returns to Abu Dhabi’s Corniche this year.

Sani/Ikos Group unveils European expansion plans

Sani/Ikos Group continues its growth plan with the acquisition of four new properties in Greece and Iberia and the expansion of two existing resorts.

Rome Airport Plans to Offer Flying Taxis by 2024

There's nothing worse than getting off a long flight and then having to sit in traffic on the way to your accommodation. But Rome's main airport may have a solution to these travel troubles, as it plans to offer passengers the option of traveling into the city in a flying taxi.

Qantas accelerates the return of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 deliveries

Although originally expected to remain in long-term storage in the Californian desert until the end of 2023, Qantas Group had announced in August that five A380s with upgraded cabins would return from July 2022 to operate flights to Los Angeles and London.

Aeroméxico generated operating profits for the first time since the start of the pandemic

Aeromexico recorded an operating profit of 330 million Mexican pesos (USD 16 million) in the third quarter of 2021, which represents the first quarterly period with that indicator out of the red since the start of the pandemic.

Spain’s tourism industry celebrates strong summer season

The sector saw a record-high number of domestic travelers in July, but is struggling to lure back international visitors due to the pandemic

Rolls-Royce trent 1000 passes 100% sustainable fuel test

Evidence continues to mount that 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) can be successfully used in aircraft engines after a successful test flight by Rolls-Royce, Boeing and World Energy.

U.S Will Open Land And International Borders On November 8

After the US closed its borders to many countries, including the UK and the Schengen area of Europe last March, speculation has been growing about when this would occur. President Trump initially signed the Presidential Proclamation only to overturn it as he was leaving office. However, President Biden decided to reinstate the ban until more Americans had been fully vaccinated.

Emirates and Qantas extend partnership to help boost recovery of international travel

Qantas and Emirates have announced they will extend their cornerstone partnership for another five years, meaning customers and frequent flyers of both airlines will have access to an expansive joint network, and millions of reward seats to travel across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the UK.

Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 77th Annual General Meeting approved a resolution for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This commitment will align with the Paris Agreement goal for global warming not to exceed 1.5°C.

Priority Pass Reports Increase in Airport Lounge Visits

Collinson has reported that Priority Pass lounge visits increased by 46% in the first half of 2021 when compared to the second half of 2020.

Dassault Falcon 10X Business Jet, France

French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation introduced the Falcon 10X, a new advanced high-speed, ultra-long-range business jet, in May 2021.

Mexico: Air tourism recovers above 80% at airports in Culiacán, Los Mochis and Mazatlán

The recovery of seats on domestic flights at the airports of Culiacán, Los Mochis and Mazatlán are above eighty percent and began the arrivals of airplanes with international routes, which is expected to strengthen tourism activity, said Oscar Perez Barros, Secretary of State Tourism.

Air tax will increase in 2021

Government is planning to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) taxes due to millionaire losses in the travel industry this year; discover how this could impact your next year's holidays.

The road to recovery after Coronavirus in UE

It is not a secret that the travel and tourism sector has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus restrictions,how deep is the damage and how the UE community can show support?

Ultraviolet disinfection for aircraft cabins

In addition to the use of chemical disinfectants, Qatar Airways put an ultraviolet disinfection trolley to use as an extra layer of protection against the Covid-19, by using the Honywell’s UV Cabin system.

Private Jet demand increasing after Coronavirus.

According to industry reports, private jets are experiencing an exceptionally high level of bookings; in the new light of COVID-19 and stricter restrictions of commercial airlines this could become a comfortable and safest option for long trips.

Mexico: a virtual tourism fair

The first digital tourism exposition in Mexico was a success when it closed with operations for more than 100 million dollars.

Ryanair waiving its flight change fee

Customers who book for travel in October and November will be able to change their flights with zero change fee to travel until the 21st March 2021.

Lufthansa Group restricts exceptions from compulsory masks

From 1 September 2020, passengers who are unable to wear a mask during the flight must present a negative covid-19 test, which is not older than 48 hours at the scheduled begin of the journey.
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Italian airports, an example of best practice for the air transport sector

Rome's Fiumicino and Ciampino are the first airports in the European Union to receive the Airport Health Accreditation for the fight against the spread of covid-19 from the Airports Council International (ACI).

Ryanair flies from the UK to Faro with 14 extra flights every week

Ryanair is thrilled to strengthen the connection between the UK and sunny Faro over the coming weeks with 14 additional flights per week from 12 UK airports.

Global standards for Airline Operators by IATA

The IATA Health Safety Checklist for Airline Operators outlines the latest standards and recommended practices in addition to guidance material, available for free on its website IATA.org.

Virgin Atlantic provides complimentary COVID-19 global insurance cover for all bookings

To support customers and provide additional peace of mind, Virgin Atlantic has introduced Virgin Atlantic COVID-19 Cover, which will apply to all existing and new bookings, travelling from 24 August 2020 up until 31 March 2021. Discover how it works!

Kazakhstan resumes international flights with 4 countries

Kazakhstan has been slowly resuming air service with four countries including the UAE, Germany, Belarus and Ukraine starting from August 17. Flights to Egypt en route from Almaty to Sharm El Sheikh are planned to be resumed on September 12 this year.

Discover the most searched destinations for 2021 holidays

We know travel planning will be on pause for the next months, however it seems like travelers like to be optimistic and the online searches for “2021 holiday” have increased by 124%. Look of the most popular destinations.

COVID-19 Travel restrictions by IATA Travel Centre

Are you ready to travel again? Keep yourself updated about travel regulations.

Dubai to reopen events sector

These include indoor and outdoor concerts and private events, such as weddings. Know all the necessary restrictions and requirements.

Emirates to resume its A380 service to Toronto

The carrier is hoping to fill its reawakened superjumbos to London, Amsterdam, Cairo, Paris, Guangzhou, and Toronto by offering a one-of-a-kind COVID-coverage health insurance, valid for 31 days. You will not want to miss any detail!

LOT Polish plans to increase its flight frequency from September 2020

The airline is gradually re-establishing regular flights. At present, the Polish carrier offers 150 connections, and at the beginning of September it will broaden the range of domestic flights.

Cancun International airport report its busiest weekend since pandemic began

The UK embassy announced in its official Twitter account that it has reopened a center in Tehran on Monday where Iranian citizens can apply for British visa.

Emirates to reinstate flights to Stockholm in August

Emirates will resume weekly passenger flights to Stockholm from August 1, expanding its European network to 22 cities. Discover the new schedules and restrictions details.
*Emirates.com Photography

How would be the future of the airline industry

An interactive poll of 537 was held aviation professionals through June of this year – to give a broad look at how industry opinion is shaping up around a potential recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Take a look of the results!

Russia will resume international flights starting August 1st

Air traffic will resume with Britain, Turkey and Tanzania, and Russia is working to expand the list, according to Russian officials.

UK imposes obligatory quarantine for arrivals from Spain

Travel restrictions requiring anyone arriving in the United Kingdom from Spain to self-isolate for 14 days were reimposed by authorities on Sunday with less than 24 hour’s notice. The UK’s Foreign Office updated its travel advice urging against all non-essential travel
*Sky news Photography

Kazakhstan plans to restart flights next month

Kazakhstan plans to restart flights to Thailand and Georgia in August, this information was confirmed by Dastan Ryspekov, Сhairman of the Committee for Tourism Industry of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kazakhstan. Don’t miss any detail!

UK embassy resumes issuing visa for Iranians after 10 years

The UK embassy announced in its official Twitter account that it has reopened a center in Tehran on Monday where Iranian citizens can apply for British visa.

Norway opens to most European Countries

Norwegian government has revised its coronavirus travel restrictions, allowing people from many European (EU/EEA/Schengen) countries including the U.K. to visit Norway with no quarantine requirement from July 15th.

Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map by IATA

Discover which countries have entry restrictions by air.

Self-service days are no longer a plan for the future, they are here.

Whatever the new normal is, it’s going to be more and more around self-service, says Dallas Airport CEO. Self-check-in for luggage, entirely touchless restrooms and many other changes are about to come.

Crowdless fun in Europe for this 2020.

Some of Europe’s least-infected countries promise holidays off the beaten track, free of mass tourism and clichéd stops. Look at the safest destinations based on COVID-19 cases and hygiene protocols here!

Safe Travels Stamp for Mexico by World Travel and Tourism Council

WTTC created a set of common standards and rules to help ensure the safety of both travelers and those that work in the industry. Here you have the list of recognized destinations in the country!

American Airlines resumed operations in the Dominican Republic

After the suspension of service in March due to travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus, American Airlines resumed operations in the Dominican Republic with flights to its four destinations in the country: Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago, and Santo Domingo.

Etihad Airways increased its network to 29 destinations

UAE's national airline specifies: "We hope to increase our destinations from July 16, and continue to work closely with the UAE Government and global aviation authorities to ensure we keep you connected the best we can". Discover the destination list from July 1st, and regulations!
*ETIHAD Potography

Risk of diseases transmission by cabin air, briefing by IATA

HEPA or high efficiency particulate air filters are effective at capturing greater than 99 percent of the airborne microbes in the filtered air. Know the answers to the FAQ!
*Getty Images Photography

Carnival Cruise Line's ships in North America won't sail again until October

Until then, all scheduled cruises have been cancelled. When service does resume, Carnival “will take all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety”. – Christine Duffy

Italy flights banned carry-on luggage

Italy has banned passengers from bringing carry-on luggage and using overhead lockers on all domestic and international flights, only items that fit under the seat in front.

US-Mexico border travel restrictions extended to July 21st

"Non-essential" travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature, DHS said. Commercial trucking and trade aren't affected by the restrictions.

Egypt’s tourism sector is hoping for a rebound on July 1st

Country prepares for a gradual reopening; there will be 232 establishments open in the 13 governorates which have been approved to receive both foreign and domestic visitors.

Travel Regulations Map by IATA

Discover the latest regulations to travel according to the governments and airlines around the world, published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Emirates will flight by June 15

This Airline is ready to be back on track, discover the scheduled dates and destinations.

Wizzair comes back stronger

The Hungarian Low-cost carrier opens two new bases at Malpensa and Larnaca Airports.

Mexican Caribbean has officially reopened for tourism

Take a look at the activities that you will be able to enjoy at these destinations, and safety measures as well.

The way of traveling has been reinvented

Are you thinking of flying soon? Know the established protocols for a safe travel according to the new normality.

Anti-virus measures by Japanese Air Carriers

The state of emergency it is done in Japan, get informed about the safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus on board planes.


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