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Covid-19 hits Chinese New Year domestic travel | News

Covid-19 hits Chinese New Year domestic travel | News

Research undertaken by ForwardKeys reveals that domestic air travel in China during New Year Golden Week was 69 per cent down on the equivalent period in 2019, when travel was at normal, pre-pandemic levels. The period, which ran from February 11th–17th this year, is one of the busiest in the year for Chinese travellers. Domestic […]

Heathrow optimistic for year ahead despite huge losses | News

Travel sector calls for further support as new lockdown begins | News

Heathrow Airport has reported a loss of £2 billion for financial 2020 as Covid-19 restrictions saw travel come to a virtual standstill. In comparison, the London location made a profit of £546 million in 2019. Revenue fell from £3 billion to just £1.2 billion last year. Passenger numbers fell 73 per cent to just 22 […]

UNWTO: 2020 was worst year on record for tourism | News

UNWTO: 2020 was worst year on record for tourism | News

Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74 per cent when compared to 2019 according to the latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Destinations worldwide welcomed one billion fewer international arrivals in 2020 than in the previous year, due to an unprecedented fall […]

Qatar Airways to boost Montréal services next year | News

Qatar Airways to boost Montréal services next year | News

Qatar Airways has announced it will begin incrementally increasing flights to Montréal from January 16th and operate daily frequencies by February 25th. The service is an increase from the previously scheduled four weekly frequencies. The Montréal service is operated by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We […]

Mantis Impact Experiences to launch next year | News

Mantis Impact Experiences to launch next year | News

Mantis has launched a new series of events, Mantis Impact Experiences. Focused on ecotourism, sustainable travel and adventure, the new programme will offer the traveller seeking an immersive experience an opportunity to make a real impact for conservation, or to even embark on a transformative adventure into the wilds. Guests can find themselves behind the […]

IATA AGM: Sector faces deep losses into next year | News

IATA AGM: Sector faces deep losses into next year | News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a revised outlook for airline industry performance, predicting deep losses into next year. The trade body predicts a net loss of $118.5 billion for the sector this year, significantly deeper than the $84 billion forecast made in June. Perhaps more worryingly, a net loss of $39 billion […]

Arabian Travel Market to return to Dubai next year | News

Arabian Travel Market to return to Dubai next year | News

Reed Travel Exhibitions has confirmed plans to host an in-person Arabian Travel Market in Dubai next spring. The show, which went online for the first time earlier this year, will take place from Sunday, May 16th until Wednesday, May 19th at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Now in its 27th year and working in […]

Palm Fountain to celebrate Diwali this year | News

Palm Fountain to celebrate Diwali this year | News

The Palm Fountain will welcome Diwali this coming week, with the record-breaking attraction set to put on a one-off performance to celebrate the festival. In addition to the dancing fountain, an amazing firework show is set to light up the skies of Dubai on November 13th. The impressive fountains shoot up to 105 metres high […]

CAA extends ATOL credit note scheme until end of the year | News

CAA extends ATOL credit note scheme until end of the year | News

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced the ATOL refund credit notes scheme will be extended until the end of the year. In July, the ATOL scheme announced, following confirmation from the department for transport, that refund credit notes issued for cancelled ATOL protected bookings as a result of Covid-19 would be protected. Originally, this […]

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