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Ukraine invasion causes Russian outbound tourism to collapse

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The latest data from ForwardKeys reveals that Russian outbound tourism, already severely handicapped by pandemic travel restrictions, has fallen even further, because of Russia’s military operations in Ukraine. In the week before the outbreak of war (w/c 18th Feb), outbound international air tickets from Russia stood at 42% of pre-pandemic levels; but in the week…

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To mask or not to mask without mandates

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A federal judge struck down the government’s transportation mask mandate on Monday, making face coverings optional for passengers and employees. Four major airlines immediately revoked mask mandates. Pilots and suddenly maskless airline attendants announced the news to passengers, in some cases mid-flight.…

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9 Compelling Reasons To Visit Uganda

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There are plenty of reasons you should make Uganda your next travel destination or, at least, on your travel bucket list. The country is simply breathtaking, with one of the greenest sceneries you’ll have to see. Uganda shows herself in beautifully curved landscapes, rivers perfect for kayaking and crystal lakes, incredible wildlife, a haven for…

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EHL unveils its new campus in Singapore

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EHL Hospitality Business School, founded in 1893 as Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, has inaugurated its third campus in Singapore. Since the start of classes in February 2021, around 170 students from 30 nationalities have gone to Singapore to pursue EHL’s Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management program and diverse short courses. The inauguration ceremony…

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Hilton, American Express To Provide up to 1 Million Rooms To Support Ukrainian Refugees

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The FINANCIAL– Hilton and American Express, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, are teaming up to donate up to 1 million hotel room nights in hotels across Europe to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing horrific violence in their country.…

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British Airways and Phillips 66 Agree First Ever UK Produced Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply

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British Reporter — British Airways will become the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation fuel produced on a commercial scale in the UK after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66 Limited.…

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Tours you can take to truly experience Sydney, Australia

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With Sydney being the largest city in Australia, it is no surprise that there is an immense number of things to see and do. Listed below are a few activities you can partake in while you are visiting this bustling metropolis. Tours by helicopter Take to the skies in a chopper to see the absolute…

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British Airways Becomes the First UK Airline to Officially Recognise the Sunflower Lanyard

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The FINANCIAL — British Airways has partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to become the first UK airline to formally recognise the Sunflower…

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British Airways and Phillips 66 Limited have signed a multi-year sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) supply agreement

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The FINANCIAL– Sustainable aviation fuel produced at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in North Lincolnshire will help power a number of the airline’s flights from early 2022. The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery will be the first to produce SAF at scale in the UK. SAF is produced from sustainable waste sources and can reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions…

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American Airlines and GOL Complete Agreement to Form Exclusive Partnership Offering Increased Customer Benefits

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The FINANCIAL —  American Airlines announced it has signed a definitive investment agreement with GOL, Brazil’s largest airline, deepening the relationship between the two carriers to create the broadest and most rewarding network in the Americas. The combined networks will provide customers with more than 30 destinations in the U.S. served by American and more…

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Tourism Grows 4% in 2021 But remains Far Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

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The FINANCIAL — Global tourism experienced a 4% upturn in 2021, compared to 2020 (415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) were still 72% below the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to preliminary estimates by UNWTO. This follows on from 2020, the worst year on record for tourism, when international arrivals…

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Princess Cruise Lines Pleads Guilty to Second Revocation of Probation

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Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) has pleaded guilty to a second violation of probation imposed as a result of its 2017 criminal conviction for environmental crimes because it failed to establish and maintain an independent internal investigative office. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Princess was ordered to pay an additional $1 million criminal…

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Big Interview: Amadeus’ Hospitality Tech Workhorse is “Tip of the Iceberg”

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European travel technology giant Amadeus says only the tip of the iceberg of its efforts to modernise hospitality sector technology is currently visible.…

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EU Countries Mull Curbing Visa-Free Travel For Balkan, Eastern European States Due To ‘Abuses’

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Alleged abuses perpetrated by some Western Balkan states, as well as Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine, have prompted some European Union members to raise the possibility of canceling the visa-free travel regime to the bloc, according to an internal EU document.…

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People who work in tourist hotspots are generally low paid

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The FINANCIAL — Those who work in tourist hotspots earn less on average than people who live there.…

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