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Where can you invest: Blue World City or Taj Residencia

Some of Islamabad’s most outstanding housing societies are located in the Federal Capital. Both housing societies have impeccable reputations when it comes to deciding whether to invest in Blue World City, or Invest In Taj Residencia. The capital of Islamabad, Islamabad, is responsible for providing housing to both local residents and tourists. Blue World City and Taj Residencia […]

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WHO recommends lifting COVID-19 travel restrictions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged nations to lift or ease COVID-19 travel restrictions. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the WHO said travel restrictions have proven to be of little public health value but detrimental to economic growth. On January 13, the WHO Emergency Committee on International Health Regulations met via […]

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News: MSC Group unveils new Explora Journeys brand

The MSC Group has announced its entry into the luxury cruise market with the launch of a new brand, Explora Journeys. Built by Fincantieri, the first of four luxury ships will set sail in 2023, with the remaining ships ready in 2024, 2025 and 2026. Each will utilise the latest in cutting-edge maritime technology to […]

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News: Calls for financial support if unlocking is delayed

If there are any changes to the June 21st ‘unlocking’ date this must be paired with details of economic measures to support affected businesses and industries, Labour has argued. Prime minister, Boris Johnson, is due to reveal whether the final step in the easing of Covid-19 restrictions can be taken on Monday. However, with cases […]

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News: Titan Travel appoints Constable as chief executive

Titan Travel has confirmed the appointment of John Constable to the role of chief executive. He will take up the role on June 21st. Constable is an established leader in the travel industry with a wealth of sector knowledge and leadership experience at chief executive level. Most recently, he was executive group general manager of […]

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News: Government unveils £10m tourism voucher scheme

A new rail pass and vouchers for popular tourist attractions are at the heart of a plan to return domestic tourism to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 and international tourism by 2023. A £10 million voucher scheme will be launched by the National Lottery this autumn to encourage trips beyond the peak summer season. Players will […]

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News: British Airways returns staff to furlough

British Airways has put thousands of staff back on the government furlough scheme following delays to the reopening of international travel. The flag-carrier had begun to bring people back ahead of the easing of restrictions on foreign holidays on May 17th. However, a decision to remove Portugal from the safe travel list, essentially closed outbound […]

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News: American Airlines takes Vertical Aerospace stake

American Airlines will invest in Vertical Aerospace, a leading UK-headquartered engineering and aeronautical business developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. With the investment, the carrier is hoping to demonstrate its focus on emerging technologies to reduce carbon emissions and investing in innovative ways that could improve the customer journey. As part of its […]

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News: Wizz Air launches first ever UK domestic service

Wizz Air is launching its first ever domestic service, with flights from its Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff bases to Jersey. Beginning in July, these flights will operate twice weekly. With a short flight time and sunny climate, Jersey is an ideal getaway on England and Wales’ doorstep. Those who are looking forward to a well-deserved […]

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News: Emirates to return to Malta and Cyprus from next month

Emirates has announced it will resume three weekly services to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus, from July 14th. The decision further expands its European network to 34 destinations, and offers customers worldwide more travel choices and enhanced connectivity via Dubai. With a successful vaccination programme and an overall decrease in daily Covid-19 cases in the country, […]

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News: New luxury collection from Delphina hotels & resorts

Delphina hotels & resorts has launched a new high-end selection of accommodations as the company prepares for the resumption of tourism. Included in over €15 million of investments planned for 2021, the company is launching a new catalogue – Our best Suites & Villas. Prestigious suites and villas of large sizes, often with private swimming […]

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News: Air Canada extends refund window

Air Canada has announced a 30-day extension of its Covid-19 refund policy. The policy allows eligible customers who purchased a non-refundable ticket before April 13th this year for travel on or after February 1st last year, but who did not fly for any reason, to submit their request for a refund online or with their […]

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News: Peru nominated at World Travel Tech Awards

It is not a secret that there are thousands of foreign tourists interested in the culture, history, gastronomy and attractions of Peru. This great influx of travellers from all over the world has helped the destination receive recognition from the World Travel Tech Awards. The official tourism portal is nominated in the category World’s Best […]

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News: Which? warns over poor quality Covid-19 testing

Listings with misleading pricing information and firms that did not offer testing services at all have been allowed to appear on the list of travel test providers from the UK government, a Which? investigation has found. Amid concerns about prices, regulatory oversight and the capacity of the system when mass travel resumes, the consumer champion […]

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News: Airline alliances call for global standards to reopen aviation

The three global airline alliances are calling on G7 governments to agree on a common set of travel and health standards to enable the safe reopening of borders. oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance said the move was needed to facilitate the safe restart of international travel. Covid-19 has significantly impacted the travel and tourism sector, […]

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News: MSC Cruises latest to confirm US summer return

MSC Cruises has become the latest line to confirmed restart plans for cruising from United States, with the first departures set for August. Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Corporation are also preparing to return over the summer. The announcement follows approval from the Centres For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) for MSC Cruise’s […]

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News: IATA praises reopening of borders in parts of Europe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the relaxation of Covid-19 border measures for vaccinated passengers by Spain and France this week. The body also praised the broader use of affordable antigen testing adopted in the European destinations. This is tempered, however, by ongoing disappointment at the failure to implement harmonised measures across Europe […]

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News: Atlantic Charter receives lukewarm response from UK travel trade

Prime minister Boris Johnson and US president Joe Biden have agreed a new Atlantic Charter. The original Atlantic Charter included landmark agreements to promote democracy, free trade and increased opportunity for all. It was one of the greatest triumphs of UK and US relations and did more than any other agreement to shape the world […]

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News: New wellness options at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has debuted the Maldives’ first aqua wellness centre. Further elevating the luxury wellness experience available to guests, the expansive facilities feature a brand-new hydrotherapy pool and a new menu of water therapy treatments. The 7,735 square-foot elaborate aqua wellness centre features a custom-built hydrotherapy pool, ice fountain, steam room and sauna. […]

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News: World2fly receives first Airbus A350-900

World2fly has taken delivery of the first of two A350-900s on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The airline, based on the Balearic island of Mallorca and founded by the Spanish hotel company Iberostar, will operate the planes on long-haul routes from Madrid. They will fly to leisure destinations, such as Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Cancun […]

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