Tag Archives: Covid19

Accor reopens hotels as Covid-19 peak passes | News

Accor reopens hotels as Covid-19 peak passes | News

Hotel giant Accor has seen revenue fall by 52 per cent in the first six months of financial 2020. In total the company took in £826 million over the period, while earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell into -£204 million. Sébastien Bazin, chief executive of Accor, said: “The shock that our industry […]

Covid-19 outbreak onboard Hurtigruten ship | News

Covid-19 outbreak onboard Hurtigruten ship | News

An outbreak of Covid-19 on a Hurtigruten cruise ship in Tromsø, Norway, is likely to cause further unease among passengers as the industry seeks to rebuild confidence. Four crew on expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen were confirmed as having the virus on Friday, and were taken to hospital. All 158 crew members on the ship […]

UNWTO reveals huge cost of Covid-19 on global tourism | News

UNWTO reveals huge cost of Covid-19 on global tourism | News

The enormous toll of Covid-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) data showing the cost up to May was already three times that of the 2009 global economic crisis. As the situation continues to evolve, the United Nations agency has provided the first comprehensive insight into the […]

Cruise & Maritime Voyages sunk by Covid-19 | News

Cruise & Maritime Voyages sunk by Covid-19 | News

Cruise & Maritime Voyages has ceased trading with immediate effect, becoming the latest casualty of the slowdown in travel prompted by the global Covid-19 outbreak. Administrators Duff & Phelps were appointed to wind up the company earlier. Sister companies South Quay Travel & Leisure, Independent Coach Travel and Viceroy will also close, along with international […]

IndiGo latest airline to unveil Covid-19 cuts | News

IndiGo latest airline to unveil Covid-19 cuts | News

IndiGo will cut ten per cent of its workforce as it downsizes to meet falling demand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The largest carrier in India last month said it would seek to cut over £400 million in costs this year. In a letter to investors IndiGo chief executive, Ronojoy Dutta, said: “It […]

WTTC calls for consistency on Covid-19 travel rules | News

WTTC calls for consistency on Covid-19 travel rules | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called for more consistent travel rules and Covid-19 advice by European countries to counter confusion from travellers. Those journeying to Europe for the first time since travel restrictions began to ease have faced a baffling array of different types of travel rules and advice – with each […]

Virgin Atlantic returns to the skies after Covid-19 grounding | News

Virgin Atlantic returns to the skies after Covid-19 grounding | News

After a three-month hiatus, Virgin Atlantic will be welcoming customers back onboard this evening with the first passenger flight departing London Heathrow to Hong Kong. To ensure the health and safety of customers and crew, Virgin Atlantic is implementing additional measures to offer peace of mind in the airport and when taking to the skies. […]

ITB Asia to move online in wake of Covid-19 | News

ITB Asia to move online in wake of Covid-19 | News

Messe Berlin (Singapore) has confirmed that ITB Asia, MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia will go virtual. The event will remain on October 21st-23rd. The annual travel trade show will be held on a virtual platform, due to the uncertainty over continued global travel restrictions and safe distancing measures. The virtual event will be […]

Jet2.com reports profitable year despite Covid-19 impact | News

Jet2.com reports profitable year despite Covid-19 impact | News

Dart Group, owners of Jet2.com, has reported a pre-tax profit of £148 million for the year ended March 31st. The figure is down 11 per cent from the £166 million recorded last year, largely due to the impact of Covid-19 on the tourism sector. The company took a £108 million on fuel hedging, while foreign […]

WTTC to host Global Science Summit on Covid-19 | News

WTTC to host Global Science Summit on Covid-19 | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council will host a new event to examine the scientific evidence that can be used to inform practical solutions for mitigating and living with Covid-19. Hosted in partnership with Carnival Corporation, the event will take place on July 23rd. Taking place from 14:00-17:30 GMT, the event is open to the […]

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