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Nzayo to lead Singita Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Singita has promoted Lydia Nzayo to the role of general manager at Singita Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.Nzayo was among the first members of the team when she joined as assistant general manager in January last year ahead of the opening…

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UNWTO reveals huge cost of Covid-19 on global tourism

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…

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Wizz Air calls for flexibility on airport landing slots

Wizz Air has called the European Commission and all other stakeholders to bring an end of the current waiver from the 80-20 use-it-or-lose-it rule for airport slots.An extension of the waiver would be irrational and anti-competitive and would hinder rather…

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Jobs to go in Abercrombie & Kent restructuring

Abercrombie & Kent has launched a consultation with staff on a possible restructuring following the impact of Covid-19.The move, which will also involve Cox & Kings, was launched in an attempt to ensure both businesses maintain their positions as leaders…

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Bahamas closes borders to United States travellers

The Bahamas will to close its borders to international commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers from the United States.The move, confirmed by prime minister Hubert Minnis earlier, follows the continued increase in Covid-19 cases in a number of states.Jamaica…

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‘Legal action is the last resort’ – TBCSA

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) said it had not taken any legal action against government but, instead, was merely considering the legal options available to it to convince government to allow a phased reopening of the tourism…

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Spain is too dependent on tourism. Wat now?

The coronavirus crisis has severely affected the travel sector all over the world and countries whose economies are highly dependent on tourism are experiencing even more devastating effects. One of them is Spain.Tourism in the country amounts for more than…

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Delta projects gloomy two years ahead as losses soar

Delta Air Lines has reported an adjusted pre-tax loss of $3.9 billion for the three months to the end of June.The figure excludes $3.2 billion of items directly related to the impact of Covid-19.These including fleet-related restructuring charges, write-downs related…

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Croatia tourism demand gradually returning

Croatia welcomed over 600,000 international visitors in the first ten days of July, around half the figure seen during the same period last year.In numbers likely to create a measure of confidence in the sector, 4.4 million overnight stays were…

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London Stansted to appeal planning rejection

London Stansted will appeal a decision made by the Uttlesford district council planning committee to refuse an application to increase the current cap on passenger numbers from 35 to 43 million a year.The airport said the proposals could be delivered…

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