Monday 6 July 2020

Airbus to axe 15,000 jobs due to pandemic

Airbus has announced plans to adapt its global workforce and resize its commercial aircraft activity in response to the Covid-19 crisis, which is expected to result in a reduction of around 15,000 positions no later than summer 2021. The information and consultation process with


EU to allow visitors from 14 'Covid safe' countries

The European Union (EU) has named 14 countries whose citizens are deemed "safe" to be let in from July 1, despite the pandemic, reported BBC.    The list includes Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealan


Preferred Hotels launches new travel campaign

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched Loving Local, a global travel series designed to facilitate highly localised, luxury hotel experiences across 21 compelling regional markets as consumers prepare to hit the open road once again for exploration and rediscovery of destinations close t


Ajman Tourism launches virtual half marathon

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) has announced the launch of Ajman Half Marathon, which provides the opportunity to participate in 10 km or half marathon 21.1 km, and aims to attract 500 participants from all levels.   This initiative comes in line wi


Enjoy an Andalusian retreat at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace

A tranquil oasis situated on the southern coast of Spain’s celebrated Andalucía region, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort is the ideal springboard from which to dive into Spanish history and culture.    Surrounded by Anda


African states set out vision to accelerate tourism

As UNWTO leads the restart of tourism, African member states have set out their vision for the sector, building on the UNWTO Agenda for Africa – Tourism for Inclusive Growth - the roadmap for African tourism that was adopted at the UNWTO General Assembly in 2019, and is based on the res


Emirates resumes on-ground services for premium customers

From July 1, Emirates' premium customers can once again enjoy the airline's signature Chauffeur Drive service (CDS) and airport lounge at its Dubai hub with the restart of these services following a full health and safety review.   Emirates has implement


WTM symposium to showcase the science of zero-carbon aviation fuels

WTM Portfolio is leading the way in tackling the climate crisis by hosting a symposium of top scientists who are working on ways to decarbonise aviation.   Harold Goodwin, WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, worked with Professor Paul Peeters, professor of


Kuwait to resume commercial flights in August

Commercial flights at Kuwait International Airport will resume from August 1, according to Kuwait news agency KUNA.   The decision was issued today, with Kuwait's cabinet agreeing on a three-stage resumption starting at 30 per cent capacity, the rep


MITEC is ready and safe to welcome business events

The Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) is getting the wheels back in motion for Malaysia’s business events industry with the reopening of the venue from July 1 with a focus on mitigating the risks while driving economic growth for the country.  

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