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Coping with COVID: E Cape rallies to get tourists home

Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) and the Eastern Cape tourism sector have rallied to help international tourists get home, following the travel restrictions that were implemented in late March.One couple wrote to ECPTA, thanking them for helping them…

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in Oceania

Carnival Cruises to relaunch eight ships in August

Carnival Cruises has revealed plans to return to limited sailing from August.As part of a phased resumption in North American service this summer, a total of eight ships will depart from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston.From August 1st, Carnival Dream,…

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in News

Virgin Atlantic to cut jobs and close Gatwick base

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to downsize it business in response to the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy.The London-based carrier said it expected a recovery in aviation traffic to pre-crisis levels to take up to…

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in Europe

Swiss government offers funds to support aviation sector

The Swiss government will provide CHF1.9 billion (£1.6 billion) to the domestic aviation sector to bridge liquidity shortfalls as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Some CHF1.275 billion will go directly for the two airlines, Swiss and Edelweiss, while up to…

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in Africa

Poll results – tourism legacy issues

Last week we asked readers if they thought the South African government should also be focusing on resolving legacy issues facing the tourism industry, such as visas and National Public Transport Regulator (NPTR) operator licence delays.Yes, the tourism sector needs…

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in South America

Quito Airport eyes June return to full operations

Quito Airport will be ready to return to full operation whenever the situation allows, according to Andrew O’Brian, chief executive of Corporación Quiport.While Ecuador has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the airport has to date remained open and…

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in Oceania

Coronavirus sweeps over in-flight magazines

Among the collateral damage that the coronavirus pandemic is having in the aviation industry are in-flight magazines. As airlines cut flights in late March, several companies removed the magazines for health reasons. Now it does not seem that they will…

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