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Aida Cruises extends cancellations to September | News

Aida Cruises extends cancellations to September | News

Aida Cruises has announced it will extend its pause of operations until August 31st. The Carnival Corporation-owned line confirmed last month it would cancel all North American sailings in 2020, with a number of European departures now axed. The move does not apply to individual departures from AIDAprima, AIDAperla and AIDAdiva, the line added. “Aida […]

Aloha Friday Photo: Maui sunset silhouette + Coronavirus travel restriction update

Aloha Friday Photo: Maui sunset silhouette + Coronavirus travel restriction update

Mahalo to Chris Hill for sharing this lovely shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Chris took this photo on Maui during a visit in January 2019. — Hawaii Coronavirus Travel Restriction Update Quarantine to be extended beyond June Yesterday, Gov. Ige hosted a Facebook Community Connection in which he and the island mayors took […]

Rocco Forte Hotels to open new Milan property in 2023 | News

Rocco Forte Hotels to open new Milan property in 2023 | News

Rocco Forte Hotels has signed for a new five-star hotel opening in the fashionable centre of Milan. The hotel will be the first Rocco Forte property in the Italian city and is set to welcome guests in 2023 after a full refurbishment.  Rocco Forte Hotel director of design, Olga Polizzi, will collaborate with interior designers […]

Interisland quarantine to be lifted, while trans-Pacific travel quarantine remains in effect

Interisland quarantine to be lifted, while trans-Pacific travel quarantine remains in effect

We continue to keep on the look out for signs of Hawaii reopening tourism. While we don’t have any specific dates yet, there’s some progress in that the interisland quarantine will be lifted and the governor says he’ll announce more next week about reopening tourism. Interisland quarantine to be lifted June 16, 2020 This week, […]

Ryanair pilots agree pay cut to minimise job losses | News

Ryanair pilots agree pay cut to minimise job losses | News

Ryanair has welcomed a decision by pilots’ union Balpa to accept a four year pay deal for its members in the UK. The contract will see UK-based pilots of the low-cost carrier take a 20 per cent pay cut, to be resorted over period. Pilots will also see with productivity improvements on rosters, new flexible […]

Aloha Friday Photo: Holoholokai Beach

Aloha Friday Photo: Holoholokai Beach

Mahalo to Bob Lafond for sharing this beautiful shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Bob took this shot while visiting the Big Island of Hawaii in September. This area fronts the lovely Fairmont Orchid Resort. The blazing tiki torches, palm trees and sunset sky just make us want to sigh. Such a delightful scene! […]

Hawaii closer to “Travel with Aloha” plan for pre-tested tourists to visit without quarantine

Hawaii closer to "Travel with Aloha" plan for pre-tested tourists to visit without quarantine

Lieutenant Governor Josh Green posts a short, but informative COVID-19 summary video every day on his Facebook page. For would-be travelers to Hawaii, the June 9th video had some hints of encouraging news. Of course, nothing is official yet, but the lieutenant governor seems to indicate that a plan to reopen tourism is about to […]

Breaking Travel News investigates: Conferences, exhibitions and online events | Focus

Breaking Travel News investigates: Conferences, exhibitions and online events | Focus

As governments around the world begin to ease the handbrake on travel restrictions, many tourism and hospitality organisations have been offered a glimmer of hope during what is emerging as the industry’s toughest ever year. Yet all travel companies worldwide continue to face a landscape that is shifting by the hour. The list of air […]

Hawaii’s governor extends out-of-state traveler quarantine through July 31, but…

Hawaii's governor extends out-of-state traveler quarantine through July 31, but...

… Hawaii’s lieutenant governor still says that they’re working towards opening up travel to/from the mainland with testing. From his summary video on June 10, he said, “You all know we’re going to open up interisland travel on the 16th [of June] but we’re working towards a month later opening up Hawaii with a test. […]

ABTA offers advice to post-Covid-19 holidaymakers | News

ABTA offers advice to post-Covid-19 holidaymakers | News

ABTA has unveiled a new customer-focused webpage titled ‘Restarting travel – a guide for customers’, designed to take travellers through extra steps to consider as they book their next trip. The move comes as quarantine restrictions are lifted for holidaymakers returning from dozens of countries. Available here, the website includes how to plan for their […]

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