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News: Israel suspends all international flights

 

The ban on flights will come into force from 22:00GMT and last until the end of January, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement.

News: Jamaica boosts Covid-19 testing capacity as tourism returns

 

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has revealed that the country has bolstered its Covid-19 testing infrastructure to meet the growing demand for such tests.

News: Ryanair suspends ‘jab and go’ ads following complaints

 

Ryanair has been forced suspend its ‘jab and go’ advertising campaign after a ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority following hundreds of complaints.

News: Boeing lays out plans for sustainable aviation

 

The company hopes to offer commercial planes which are capable and certified to fly on 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuels by 2030 in an attempt to cut carbon emissions.

News: Carnival Cruise Line delays return until late April

 

Carnival Cruise Line has extended its pause in United States departures until at least April 30th. At the same time, Australian operations have been cancelled until May 19th.

News: Turkmenistan Airlines makes first Airbus purchase

 

Turkmenistan Airlines has placed an order for two A330-200 passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft. The order marks the first time an Airbus aircraft has been sold in Turkmenistan.

News: Olson takes chief marketing role with Ian Schrager Company

 

Chelsea Olson joins the business with over ten years of experience in hospitality and marketing. Her career has spanned from media and editorial to public relations, communications and branding.

Focus: Things to consider before you visit Chernobyl

 

The term “Chernobyl” has now become associated with tragedy, despair, and grief. It’s been over thirty years since the day of the chaotic Chernobyl disaster. Yet, it remains as one of the most dreadful catastrophes in the history of mankind. Several generations have passed, but the appealing stories and gripping artifacts left frozen in time have tickled the curiosity of a new generation of people from all parts of the globe.

News: Qatar Airways continues to build Africa connections

 

The national carrier of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 120 destinations with plans to increase to over 130 by the end of March.

News: easyJet elects to store fleet as Covid-19 cases surge

 

Research from Cirium comparing daily fleet activity for the past 90 days shows how easyJet placed more than half its aircraft in storage to reduce capacity.

News: Meliá Hotels to offer free Covid-19 tests

 

The Spanish company will offer free on-site Covid-19 antigen testing for guests at its ten hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic who are staying for more than three nights.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Anabela Almeida, general director, Consolidador.com

 

Having been recognised as the best-in-the-business by voters at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with Anabela Almeida, general director of Consolidador.com, to find out more

Focus: New Housing, Dining, Nightlife and More in Downtown LA

 

From the early 2000s, Downtown LA has witnessed a quick revitalization after the adaptive reuse ordinance was passed which made it simpler for developers to convert and construct new spaces. In the year 2007, more growth spurring amendments were made to zoning rules of the area and now Downtown represents one of the quickest growing neighbourhoods of LA.

News: Ovation Travel Group acquired by American Express Global Business Travel

 

Ovation Travel Group clients and travellers will continue to receive the outstanding, high-touch service for which the business and its people have become so renowned over the last 36 years.

News: Nakheel launches Covid-19 vaccination drive for employees

 

Master developer Nakheel hosted a company-wide Covid-19 vaccination drive for employees and their families. The effort is part of a commitment to prioritise staff wellbeing,

News: Princess Cruises shrinks fleet with sale of Pacific Princess

 

The sale of the cruise ship is in line with parent company Carnival Corporation’s plan to accelerate the removal of less efficient ships from its fleet.

News: Airbus confirms further aircraft production cuts

 

Airbus hopes to produce 45 A320 family planes per quarter by the end of the year, down from the 47 initially anticipated. A decision on a potential change in A350 production rates has been postponed.

News: Mangelaars appointed chief executive with Skyscanner

 

John Mangelaars will replace Moshe Rafiah, who has been splitting his time as chief executive between both Skyscanner and Travelfusion, the company he founded over 20 years ago.

News: Global Tourism Resilience Centre opens new location in Kenya

 

The Nairobi satellite centre will be a focal point for developing, coordinating and supporting resilience-building and response efforts in the tourism sector.

News: Qatar Airways to add latest United States destination

 

Qatar Airways will add its 12th gateway in the United States with the resumption of four-weekly Atlanta flights starting June 1st.

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