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    ARIZONA AIRFIELDS PROVIDE REFUGE FOR JETS GROUNDED BY TRAVEL SHUTDOWN

    Apr 26, 2020

    Hundreds of airliners idled by the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the travel industry and other circumstances crowd a southern Arizona airfield where workers are trying to make room for even more aircraft that may not take to the skies again soon. Pinal Airpark just off Interstate 10 between...

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    AIRLINES AND TRAVEL FIRMS DENY REFUNDS

    Apr 22, 2020

    All of the UK’s biggest airlines and most big holiday companies are breaking the law by denying refunds within 14 days for travel cancelled during the pandemic, according to Which? Most have instead offered vouchers or credit notes. Ryanair has started telling customers they will have to wait ...

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    ADVENTURE TRAVEL SUPPLIERS EXPECT BUSINESS TO BE DOWN 40% IN 2020

    Apr 20, 2020

    Activity in the adventure travel industry is expected to be down 40% compared with last year. In a recent survey of members, The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) says that the impact of COVID-19 is expected to be felt throughout 2020. In addition, the study shows that 84% have a negative ou...

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    TRIPADVISOR, AIRBNB AND MANY OTHERS SWITCH TO VIRTUAL TOURS AND ACTIVITIES

    Apr 13, 2020

    As demand for tours and activities has fallen away to almost nothing in many countries around the world, a string of brands are putting their efforts into temporarily digitizing their products. Last week saw a number of the main platforms turning their attention to providing virtual versions of tour...

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    BOOKING HOLDINGS MOVES TO SUPPORT FINANCIAL POSITION INTO 2021 WITH CAPITAL-RAISING PROGRAM

    Apr 09, 2020

    Booking Holdings says bookings have decreased by more than 85% year-on-year. In an update on the impact of COVID-19 on current trading, the online travel company says it believes the impact on the current quarter, ending June 30, will be greater than the situation in the first quarter of 2020. Booki...

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    AIRBNB DECIDES TO BAN BOOKINGS IN THE U.K. AFTER ALL

    Apr 09, 2020

    Airbnb has temporarily halted bookings on the platform in the U.K., except for key workers and those with "essential stays." The closure of bookings until at least April 18 has yet to be extended to other countries. The decision comes just days after the company said it would be relying on...

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    FCM STRENGTHENS FINANCIAL POSITION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

    Apr 09, 2020

    FCM Travel Solutions’ parent company Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has announced a comprehensive package of initiatives to strengthen its balance sheet and liquidity position. These initiatives mean that FCTG has secured a total AUD $900 million through a mix of capital raising and new deb...

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    SABRE WINS FIRST U.S. STAGE OF FARELOGIX ACQUISITION ANTITRUST CASE

    Apr 08, 2020

    A nine-month lawsuit by the U.S. government to stop Sabre's deal to buy Farelogix is over after a court ruled in favor of the travel technology and distribution giant. The victory for Sabre in a Delaware courthouse on Monday is the first of two hurdles it hopes to pass this week, paving the way ...

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    ON-THE-GO TRAVEL AGENCY LAUNCHES DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

    Apr 06, 2020

    A new travel agency which allows its agents to sell holidays while travelling the world has launched amid the coronavirus crisis. Travelisto.com, which has joined homeworking group Travel-PA, says its ‘travel designers’ will be “hybrids between enthusiastic influencers and real tra...

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    GLOBAL AIRLINE TRADE GROUP DEALS MASSIVE BLOW TO TRAVEL AGENCIES BY OPPOSING REFUNDS

    Apr 03, 2020

    This isn’t the news travel agencies were hoping for. The International Air Transport Association has just dealt a fresh blow saying it is now backing member airlines’ moves to issue vouchers, not refunds, to cash-strapped travel agencies. “The message I have to deliver is not one t...

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    AIRBNB GETS SERIOUS ON LONG-TERM STAYS, DENIES HOSTS ARE FINDING NEW PLATFORMS

    Apr 01, 2020

    Airbnb is introducing a number of new tools to help push the platform more in the direction of long-term stays during the coronavirus crisis. The company says the move is to give hosts the chance to provide "local accommodation in these challenging times." It claims 80% of hosts now accept...

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    WTTC IMPLORES G20 LEADERS TO SAVE TOURISM SECTOR

    Mar 31, 2020

    World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has urged the G20 leaders to execute crucial measures to save the travel and tourism sector following COVID-19, in a virtual meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia. According to the global tourism leaders, around 75 million jobs are at immediate risk. The associatio...

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TRENDING NEWS


    CYPRUS WILL PAY YOUR MEDICAL BILL IF YOU CONTRACT COVID-19 WHILE VISITING

    May 31, 2020

    In a bid to lure more tourists to its island nation, officials in Cyprus say they will pay the medical bill for anyone who contracts the coronavirus while visiting the country. The plan was outlined in a letter to tour operators and airlines detailing the measures Cyprus is taking to ensure the safe...

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    CWT TO UPGRADE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE WITH CONCUR TRAVEL

    May 29, 2020

    CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has announced expanded integration with Concur Travel, the leading brand for expense, invoice, and travel management solutions. CWT clients using Concur Travel can now select RoomIt by CWT, its hotel distribution division, as their exclusive source of hotel...

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    ABERCROMBIE & KENT ADDS SIX NEW TAILOR MADE USA JOURNEYS

    May 27, 2020

    With travel likely shifting towards domestic destinations rather than international, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K), which earned Luxury Travel Advisor's Award of Excellence for Best Luxury FIT Operator, added six new Tailor Made USA adventures across the American West and Alaska, in addition ...

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    THAILAND LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM TO ENSURE VISITOR SAFETY, CONFIDENCE

    May 26, 2020

    Thailand has taken a key step in welcoming back travelers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, launching a new safety certification program that will identify businesses, including restaurants, hotels and travel agents, that meet all appropriate COVID-19 hygiene and quality controls upon inspection.The Amazi...

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    SPAIN WILL REOPEN TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS ON JULY 1

    May 25, 2020

    Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, announced over the weekend that Spain will reopen to overseas tourists, beginning July 1, 2020. On that date, the government will officially lift its current fourteen-day quarantine policy for foreign arrivals, The Telegraph reported.Sánchez said:...

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    VISITENGLAND ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL ENGLISH TOURISM WEEK FROM 25-31 MAY, EXPLAINS AGENDA

    May 22, 2020

    VisitEngland has today announced that this year’s English Tourism Week to highlight the economic importance and value of tourism to local economies across England is going virtual. VisitEngland has this year asked MPs to record video messages for use on their social media ...

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    APPLE LEISURE GROUP JOINS ‘BUY ONE, GIVE ONE’ CAMPAIGN TO JUMP-START TRAVEL

    May 22, 2020

    Apple Leisure Group Vacations (ALGV) announced today that it’s coming together with other hospitality operators to participate in a new ‘Buy One, Give One’ program, which serves the dual purpose of generating immediate revenue for hotels suffering from the effects of the ongoing CO...

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    TRAVEL SOLUTIONS USA INITIATES NEW SERVICE TO SUPPORT HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY DURING COVID-19

    May 21, 2020

    Industry Leaders Come Together in Strategic Partnership with T&M Protection Resources, LLC to Provide Bi-Weekly Data Reports to navigate the future of the Travel Industry. Travel Solutions USA, a hospitality industry platform pioneered by leaders in the travel space, has a...

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    HAWAII OFFICIALS TO TIGHTEN TRAVEL RULES FOR VISITORS' SAFETY

    May 19, 2020

    Hawaii officials are implementing new measures, from the airport to accommodations, to crack down on scofflaws. The Hawaii Tourism Authority launched a media campaign telling prospective visitors to stay home until the Islands are ready for them. ...

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    CANCUN AND RIVIERA MAYA PLAN TO REOPEN TO TOURISTS NEXT MONTH WHAT TO KNOW

    May 15, 2020

    The popular tourist destinations of Cancun and Riviera Maya plan to reopen for international travel by the beginning of June, according to reports. Not long ago, Los Cabos, on the other side of the country, also announced a phased reopening plan to welcome visitors back to its beaches. The proposal ...

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    JEWISH NATIONAL FUND USA LAUNCHES VIRTUAL TOURS TO ISRAEL, REGISTRATION ONGOING

    May 13, 2020

    The Jewish National Fund USA (JNF), just launched virtual tours, taking people to Israel and showing them iconic places. People buy seats on virtual buses, they have a professional tour guide all via Zoom. Business Bureau consistently award Jewis...

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    TRAVELERBUDDY HELPS TRAVELERS DISCOVER DREAM DESTINATIONS AND GET READY TO EXPLORE ADVENTURES

    May 11, 2020

    The squabble between Verizon and T-Mobile is the spectrum they're using for 5G. TravelerBuddy is designed to take the 'oops' moments out of travel. Traveler Buddy Group is a client-centric travel-tech company. Dream Now. Travel experiences an...

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Data specialists from both ARC and Expedia Group analyzed ARC’s global flight data and Expedia Group’s lodging trends to distill actionable information to help people save money on travel. While it’s impossible to guarantee when to find the lowest prices, after examining the variab

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