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November 28, 2021


Singapore Airlines launches ‘digital health passport’

Singapore Airlines announced that it had started the trials of the world’s first “health verification process”, that the company described as the “new normal” for travel. Singapore’s flag carrier has become the first major airline to introduce a digital certificate developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and used to verify a traveler’s COVID-19 test

Next Generation COVID-19

A new strain of the coronavirus – the next generation COVID-19 – has emerged and is responsible for a 70 percent increase in infections in London alone. It has also struck in South Africa. The UK is now isolated from the rest of the world, confined to stay within its own borders. The European Union

Official Statement: CDC Director on Vaccine

The United States achieved an early but important milestone today – jurisdictions have now reported that more than 1 million people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since administration began 10 days ago. With cases of COVID-19 continuing to surge nationwide, this achievement comes at a critical time and will help to protect

Lufthansa and Vereinigung Cockpit union agree on pilots’ contributions until 31 March 2022

Lufthansa and the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have agreed on pilots’ contributions to help manage the crisis. The agreement runs until March 31 2022. Current cost-saving measures will not only be continued in the coming year but also supplemented by additional measures. In particular, the agreement includes the basis for an extension of short-time

Etihad Airways welcomes Abu Dhabi re-opening

Following an announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee, effective 24 December 2020, entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi will be relaxed. International tourists, residents and travelers from selected destinations, flying with Etihad Airways, will be allowed to enter the emirate without the need to self-isolate for 14 days.  The list of countries

COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the UAE

Emirates SkyCargo has notched yet another milestone by flying in COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech to the UAE for the first time for the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The vaccines were transported from Brussels on Emirates flight EK 182 on 22 December 2020, arriving at Dubai International Airport (DXB) at 22.15 local time. Watch a

ETOA sees European Tourism in Crisis Mode

If anyone is familiar with what is currently going on in European Tourism with COVID-19, it’s Tom Jenkins, CEO of ETOA, the European Tour Operators Association. ETOA is the trade association for tour operators and suppliers in European destinations from global brands to local independent businesses. Tom recently spoke about the crisis going on in

Hawaii vacation rentals down 37% in November 2020

In November 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 555,000 unit nights (-34.5%) and monthly demand was 175,400 unit nights (-69.9%), resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 31.6 percent (-37.0 percentage points). In comparison, Hawaii’s hotels had an average occupancy rate of 22.1 percent in November 2020. It is important

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