Tourism

The safest mask to wear is deadly upsetting to Americans

The US Government has a good reason to mislead its 332 million citizens against wearing KN95 and N95 masks. Europe however is now coming out with the truth. Regular surgical face masks most Americans wear are not really protecting yourself, but are designed so you can protect others. In Europe, governments are slowly standing up […]

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Sunwing Airlines and pilots reach tentative agreement

The Unifor 7378 Sunwing Pilot collective agreement expired on November 30, 2020, and it was announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with Sunwing Airlines which operates out of 6 bases across Canada. Pilots represented by Unifor Local 7378 have reached a tentative agreement with Sunwing Airlines. The details of the tentative agreement will […]

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New findings of early man at tourist site Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge is a key tourist site where visitors can learn about human evolution and prehistory. The site and new museum attract local and international tourists to visit and experience what it may have felt like to live as the earliest man did. An international team of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists has discovered a large collection […]

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How the pandemic changed the air cargo business in 2020

Volatility – both in volumes and in rates – has been the order of the day in many markets in 2020. The figures underlying that statement can be presented today, by comparing the full year 2020 with 2019, looking at air cargo from a number of different angles. December gave reason for cheer, with a […]

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Carnival Cruise Line announces additional cruise cancellations

Carnival’s guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their option Carnival Cruise Line is notifying guests of additional cruise cancellations, extending its pause in US departures through April 30, 2021, and cancelling Australian operations through May 19, 2021. In addition, Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled the European itineraries for Carnival […]

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Europe’s busiest airports named

Most Western European airports experienced a decline in passenger traffic of 70% or more in 2020 Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport was Europe’s fifth-busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic in 2020, following Istanbul’s new airport, Roissy – Charles de Gaulle in Paris, London Heathrow and Amsterdam’s Schiphol. Heathrow had been first among European airports, but […]

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Boeing commits to deliver commercial planes ready to fly on 100% sustainable fuels

Sustainable aviation fuels are proven, used every day, and have the most immediate and greatest potential to reduce carbon emissions in the near and long term Boeing is setting an ambitious target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels […]

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National Plan for Vacation Day arrives not a moment too soon

More than six in 10 Americans report that they “desperately” need a vacation after trauma of COVID-19 pandemic If it wasn’t obvious already, the latest research confirms it: Americans need a vacation! More than six in 10 Americans (63%) report that they “desperately” need a vacation after trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data […]

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FlyersRights praises Biden’s air travel mask executive order

Reasonable masking rules, social distancing, and COVID-19 testing measures are necessary for air travel Finally, the DOT is set to promulgate reasonable rules with the force of law to make air travel safer during the coronavirus pandemic. The DOT and FAA policy of inaction, which held that mask rules were unnecessary, is reversed. FlyersRights.org’s position […]

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December revenue, daily rate, and occupancy declined substantially

Last month Hawaii hotel room revenues statewide fell by 77.2 percent to $107.9 million, down from $472.6 million in December 2019 In December 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantial declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to December 2019 as tourism continued to be impacted significantly by the […]