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in Oceania

Boeing fined $2.5bn for 737 Max fraud

Boeing has agreed to pay $2.5 billion to settle criminal charges in the United States centred on the troubled 737 Max.Officials argued the manufacturer hid information from safety inspectors about the design of the aircraft.The US justice department said the…

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in News

UK to require pre-departure Covid-19 test from Friday

Pre-departure Covid-19 testing will be required for everyone travelling to the UK from 04:00 GMT on Friday morning.People arriving by plane, train or boat, including UK nationals, will have to take a test up to 72 hours before leaving the…

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in Europe

Scottish hotel market expected to recover quickly

More than five years after Scotland’s capital Edinburgh became the second most visited city in the UK, the country’s hotel market continued to flourish. Edinburgh had an impressive 46.1% increase in its hotel room number as over 5000 new rooms…

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in Asia

Qatar Airways returns to Riyadh after blockade lifted

Qatar Airways has resumed flights to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia with a daily service.Services have been suspended since June 2017, when Saudi Arabia launched an economic blockade against Qatar in response to what it perceived to be political transgressions on…

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in Africa

Airline suspends Durban-London route

British Airways will suspend its direct flights between Durban and London as part of a network reduction due to the impact of COVID-19.Durban-Heathrow is just one of 13 destinations earmarked for suspension.“Coronavirus is having a major impact on customer travel….

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in South America

Chile’s tourism sector is losing the employees

Chile’s National Statistics Institute (INE) released the Employment Bulletin in Tourism Characteristic Activities (ACTs) for the September-October-November rolling quarter of 2020. The number of workers in Chile’s tourism industry dropped by 36.2% to 418,376.In the previous quarter (August-September-October) the decrease…

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in North America

D.C.-area leaders: Stay away from inauguration

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Washington mayor Muriel Bowser have joined forces to urge Americans not to travel to the nation’s capital for the coming week’s presidential inauguration, asking citizens to “participate virtually” instead.In a joint…

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