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Celebrate safely this holiday season

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The FINANCIAL — The holidays traditionally involve sharing meals, hosting gatherings, and traveling to visit family and friends. However, as the coronavirus continues to spread, it’s important to understand how you can protect yourself and others while celebrating the season.…

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Celebrate safely this holiday season

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The FINANCIAL — The holidays traditionally involve sharing meals, hosting gatherings, and traveling to visit family and friends. However, as the coronavirus continues to spread, it’s important to understand how you can protect yourself and others while celebrating the season.…

How has COVID-19 Changed ‘Superstar Cities’?

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The FINANCIAL -- Just over a year since the pandemic led to shut-downs and stay-at-home orders across the world, the rollout of vaccines and gradual reopening of long-shuttered parts of the economy have many wondering when life will return to a pre-pandemic normal, University of Pennsylvania notes.  But amidst the numerous changes this past year…

With impressive accuracy, dogs can sniff out coronavirus

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The FINANCIAL -- Many long for a return to a post-pandemic “normal,” which, for some, may entail concerts, travel, and large gatherings. But how to keep safe amid these potential public health risks?…

American Express Launches 2021 Global Travel Trends Report

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The FINANCIAL -- American Express released the American Express Travel: Global Travel Trends Report, which provides unique insight into consumer sentiment toward travel nearly one year after the COVID-19 pandemic began. The findings in the report, grounded in survey research across seven countries, including the United States, Australia, India, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United…

Report into Airbnb impact on cities calls for strong EU rules to protect housing

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The FINANCIAL – Short-term rental platforms like Airbnb are failing cities by not only driving up rent but also hurting affordable housing across the world, says a new study released today by The Left in the European Parliament.…

AA, BA and oneworld airline alliance launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing

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The FINANCIAL — American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional coronavirus (COVID-19) medical-based testing trial on select flights from cities in the United States to London Heathrow (LHR), in a combined effort to scientifically demonstrate how COVID-19 testing can reopen international travel and remove the need for passengers to quarantine on arrival. The…

Ryanair announces additional flights for Christmas

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The FINANCIAL — Ryanair announced additional flights commencing from the 17th Dec, allowing family and friends to finally reunite this year. In response to strong demand and as part of their commitment to bring families and friends together this Christmas, Ryanair is pleased to announce a total of 24 additional flights from Belgium, France, Greece,…

Georgia among National Geographic’s best destinations to visit in 2021

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The FINANCIAL — National Geographic, a major global travel publication, hails Svaneti, Georgia among the world’s finest destinations to visit in the post-pandemic year 2021. National Geographic lists the best destinations every November. Reported by the global editors of National Geographic, these 25 destinations are framed by five categories: Nature, Adventure, Culture, Sustainability, and Family.…

Qatar Airways launches exclusive programme for students from all over the world

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The FINANCIAL — Qatar Airways has launched a global programme exclusive to students worldwide. Student Club is powered by the airline’s loyalty programme, Qatar Airways Privilege Club, and offers a range of benefits curated for students to support them throughout their educational journey. Members of Student Club will enjoy great savings and bespoke benefits such…

Qantas celebrates 100th birthday

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The FINANCIAL — Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) today marks 100 years since it was founded in the Australian outback. On 16 November 1920, two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier Fergus McMaster, founded what would later become the national carrier. This happened just…

Airline alliances join together to urge governments implement testing protocols

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The FINANCIAL — The three global airline alliances, oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance, are in full support of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) second-phase Council on Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) report released on 10 November. Together, they urge governments to implement the report guidelines for passenger testing protocols, as well as the adoption of…

KLM reduces capacity in Europe in response to second wave of COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL — In the coming months, KLM will serve around 90-95% of the European destinations it served before the crisis. Service will be suspended to a number of destinations, primarily in the United Kingdom. Overall capacity aboard European flights will be reduced from about 50% to 40% compared to pre-corona figures. In terms of…

Lufthansa and ver.di agree on crisis package ​​​​​​​through the end of 2021

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The FINANCIAL — Lufthansa and the ver.di union have agreed on an initial crisis package on 10 November 2020 after intensive negotiations. The measures, with a volume of more than 200 million euros, will help to overcome the economic effects of the crisis.  They mainly apply to the ground staff of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa…

Qatar Airways resumes flights to Kiev, Tbilisi, Warsaw, Miami, Phuket, Seychelles and Algiers

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The FINANCIAL — Qatar Airways’ fleet of modern fuel-efficient aircraft has enabled it to continue flying throughout the pandemic and sustainably rebuild its network maintaining its position as the leading international carrier providing global connectivity. The airline will resume flights and increase services to several destinations in the coming weeks, including: Algiers (two weekly flights…

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