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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 […]

Kauai seeking to rejoin Hawaii’s Safe Travels program for incoming travelers

Kauai seeking to rejoin Hawaii's Safe Travels program for incoming travelers

Yesterday, March 2, Kauai’s mayor, Derek Kawakami, announced that Kauai is seeking the governor’s approval to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program starting April 5, 2021. You can read the full announcement here. This proposed rule to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program is called Rule 25. Here’s a summation of it from the announcement: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Government announces local tourist board funding review | News

Government announces local tourist board funding review | News

The government has announced a review to assess how destination management organisations across England are funded and structured. The investigation will examine how they perform their roles in order to establish whether there may be a more efficient and effective model for supporting tourism at the regional level. If so, the review will make recommendations […]

MPs urge chancellor to support tourism sector | News

MPs urge chancellor to support tourism sector | News

In a letter signed by more than 80 MPs from right across the political divide, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Hospitality and Tourism is urging the chancellor to provide decisive financial support to protect sector businesses crucial to communities around the UK. A similar call was heard from the aviation sector earlier. The tourism […]

Air Astana seeks to bounce back after Covid-19 losses | News

Air Astana seeks to bounce back after Covid-19 losses | News

Air Astana has reported a loss of $94 million for 2020. The 2020 figure, just the second-ever annual loss for the flag-carrier of Kazakhstan, was the result of total or partial shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The closures resulted in capacity and revenue falls of 47 per cent and 55 per cent, respectively. Total […]

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