Month: September 2020

(CNN) — A magnificent beast made of four million parts from 30 different countries, the Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and its era is almost at an end. Initial assembly has recently been completed on the last ever superjumbo, after it was announced in 2019 that the European airplane manufacturers were discontinuing
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With elementary and high school around the world attending school virtually this fall, hotels are selling an unlikely travel opportunity — the “schoolcation.” Families are being enticed from their homes by hotels promising a change of scenery alongside tutoring, round-the-clock tech help and after-school activities that are more fun than what’s available back home.   Relieving
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020 to reflect a weaker-than-expected recovery. The trade body pointed to a dismal end to the summer travel season in the northern hemisphere as a particular concern. IATA now expects full-year 2020 traffic to be down 66 per cent compared to 2019. The
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United Arab Emirates-based independent hotel management company Aleph Hospitality has announced its entry into the Middle East market with the signing of its first hotel in Dubai. The new was confirmed during AHIC on the Road, a revamped hospitality showcase taking place across the emirate this week. The 386-room five-star hotel, located on Sheikh Zayed
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Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, has said he expects to see no long-term damage to the tourism sector in the emirate in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking during AHIC on the Road, a revamped hospitality showcase taking place across the emirate this week, he
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Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, has been presented with the prestigious AHIC Leadership Award 2020. The ceremony took place during AHIC on the Road, a revamped hospitality showcase taking place across the emirate this week. Picking up the award, Saeed Almarri struck an upbeat tone on
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Expert guide to Les Gets Overview Hotels Restaurants Après ski Snow reports For a small resort, Les Gets has good selection of comfortable hotels, from two- to four-star. There’s also a fair choice of apartment accommodation, however there are surprisingly few catered chalets run by UK tour operators. Hotels Hotel Christiania The small, 20-room Christiania
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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and the Oberoi Group have announced a long-term strategic alliance that will see the two groups jointly collaborating across a range of initiatives. The partnership creates a platform for the two organisations to work more closely together while seeking to retain the unique heritage and identity of each. The alliance greatly
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We polled Budget Travel readers to understand how COVID-19 is influencing their travel attitudes and opinions. Rediscovering America became the new light at the end of the tunnel for an uncertain COVID-19 world. The revival of road trips, camping, and van life changed how many of us see travel in 2020, but leaves many families
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A JetBlue Airways Corp. plane taxis next to American Airlines Group Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., and Alaska Airlines Inc. aircraft at Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Monday, April 6, 2020. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has turned airlines’ most price-sensitive customers into a prize. Airlines
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Aegean has seen revenue slump 88 per cent in the second quarter, highlighting the stark impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector. Consolidated revenue for the second quarter stood at just €40 million, down €307 million from the same period last year. Pre-tax losses (excluding extraordinary losses) stood at €59 million, against a
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