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Dubai seeks to postpone Expo until October 2021

The government of the United Arab Emirates has formally requested the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai. The move came in a letter addressed to Dimitri Kerkentzes, secretary general of the Bureau International des Expositions, the body that [...]

Aviation capacity falls dramatically in first week of April

Analysis by ForwardKeys has revealed that the Covid-19 crisis has brought the aviation industry to its knees. In the week to April 5th, international airline seat capacity fell to just 23 per cent of what it was in the first week of April [...]

Bundhun calls for solidarity among Mauritian tourism industry

Director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Arvind Bundhun, has released an official statement on behalf of the organisation to express his gratitude and continued support of its tourism partners in the country. He called for [...]

Expo 2020 expected to be postponed until next year

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are expected to announce the postponement of Dubai Expo 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage global hospitality. The jamboree was expected to begin on October 20th this year, kicking-off [...]

Summer holiday bookings down by a third in the Americas

International summer season bookings for air travel to all American destinations are currently 26.8 per cent behind where they were at the equivalent moment last year, according to new research. Analysis from travel analytics company ForwardKeys [...]

Ewing to lead Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board

The Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board has announced the appointment of Pamela Ewing as director of tourism. Minister of tourism, Ralph Higgs, congratulated Ewing on her appointment and stated: “The ministry of tourism welcomes [...]

Millions of seats cancelled following EU border closure

As many as 48,200 flights and 10.2 million seats could be scrapped after the European Union moved to close external borders for 30 days earlier this week. That is according to new research from ForwardKeys. Olivier Ponti, vice president [...]

Hyatt works to mitigate coronavirus damage with new measures

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has waived cancellation fees for stays in Greater China, South Korea, Japan and Italy until March 31st. The move is part of a wider package of measures designed to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus on travellers. Guests [...]

ATM 2020: Coronavirus sees event delayed to June

Reed Travel Exhibitions has postponed Arabian Travel Market as the world continues to battle an outbreak of Covid-19. The event, which had been scheduled to take place next month, will now be hosted From June 28th-July 1st at the Dubai World [...]

Berlin Brandenburg Airport finally close to opening

After close a decade of waiting, Berlin Brandenburg Airport could finally be close to opening. With construction beginning in 2006, the airport on the edge of the German capital was set to open in 2011. Designed to accommodate 30 million [...]