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Universal resumes work on Epic Universe following Covid-19 shutdown | News

Universal resumes work on Epic Universe following Covid-19 shutdown | News

Work is resuming on the new Universal Orlando Resort’s Epic Universe following a slowdown following the Covid-19 pandemic. Work on the park paused in July, as the company adjusted plans in the midst of the pandemic.  The restart will begin immediately – but is expected to take several months before reaching full-speed as Universal re-staffs […]

Princess Cruises scraps international summer sailing from UK | News

Princess Cruises scraps international summer sailing from UK | News

Princess Cruises has become the latest line to scrap plans for international sailing from the UK over the summer. The Carnival-owned line has cancelled sailings from Southampton on Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Island Princess through to September 25th. The news follows a similar decision from sister company P&O Cruises yesterday. Tony Roberts, vice president […]

Etihad Airways records US$1.7bn loss for 2020 | News

Kamark departs as Etihad restructures operations | News

Etihad Airways has reported an operating loss of US$1.7 billion for financial 2020, accelerating the losses of US $0.8 billion seen last year. The Abu Dhabi flag-carrier blamed the Covid-19 for its deteriorating fortunes. The airline saw a 76 per cent fall in passengers carried throughout the year, down to 4.2 million from 17.5 million […]

P&O Cruises cancels international summer season | News

P&O Cruises cancels international summer season | News

P&O Cruises has cancelled all international cruises on Arcadia, Aurora, Azura and Ventura until the end of August. Trips outside of the UK on Britannia and Iona have also been scrapped until the end of September. P&O Cruises president, Paul Ludlow, said: “We remain in very close contact with the UK government and associated bodies […]

Qantas launches new mystery flight experiences | News

Qantas launches new mystery flight experiences | News

Flight to nowhere? Check. Flight to somewhere? Check. Flight to who knows where? That’s next. Qantas has today announced the latest in its series of highly popular concept flights to combat the border blues, with plans to operate three domestic mystery flights for travellers keen to enjoy unique travel experiences in Australia while international borders […]

Mixed response to Budget from UK travel sector | News

Mixed response to Budget from UK travel sector | News

The UK tourism industry had broadly welcomed the Budget delivered today by chancellor Rishi Sunak – but there were also calls for more tailored support for high street travel agents. At the centre of the plan for the coming year was a pledge to extend the furlough scheme until the end of September. Sunak said […]

Expansion work begins on Sandals Royal Barbados | News

Expansion work begins on Sandals Royal Barbados | News

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) continues its development in the Caribbean as Sandals Royal Barbados breaks ground on an exciting new expansion, just in time for the summer season.  Set to launch on July 1st, the South Seas Village at Sandals Royal Barbados will be home to 66 new suites, bringing the total room count to […]

MSC Seaside to make European debut in May | News

MSC Seaside to make European debut in May | News

MSC Cruises has announced that MSC Seaside will be deployed in Europe this spring, joining flagship MSC Grandiosa in the Mediterranean from May 1st. This will be the first time the vessel has sailed in Europe since her launch in 2017. MSC Seaside will be performing a brand-new itinerary featuring seven-night cruises calling Genoa, Valetta […]

Hawaii travel news: March 2, 2021

Hawaii travel news: March 2, 2021

– Many want to know when will Hawaii welcome vaccinated visitors without pre-testing or quarantine. Yesterday, in an informal, online chat with the Star Advertiser, Lt. Gov. Green said he hopes this option could begin May 1, 2021. We shall see… – In that same online chat, Green also said he hopes for all inter-island […]

Bermingham appointed chief executive of Virgin Hotels | News

Bermingham appointed chief executive of Virgin Hotels | News

Virgin Hotels has confirmed James Bermingham has been appointment as chief executive of the company, effective immediately. Bermingham joins the Virgin Hotels executive team following nearly two decades with Montage International. “We are thrilled to welcome James into the Virgin Hotels family,” says Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. “For over a decade, we […]

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