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News: Fifth of destinations still completely closed to tourism

 

One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of Covid-19 impact the restart of international tourism.

News: Israel to accept Covid-19 antigen tests for travel

 

Passengers arriving in the destination can present a negative antigen test from the previous 24 hours. This is instead of the previous requirement of a negative PCR test from the previous 72 hours.

News: UNWTO general assembly headed for Madrid

 

More than 500 delegates from around the world are set to arrive in Madrid for the general assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

News: Jamaica to welcome Stockholm connection next winter

 

The Jamaica Tourist Board has confirmed that Ving, operated by Sunclass Airlines, will be returning to the destination with direct flights from Stockholm, Sweden.

News: Radisson Hotel Gorizont Rostov-on-Don opens in Russia

 

Radisson Hotel Group has welcomed the opening of the new 169-room Radisson Hotel Gorizont Rostov-on-Don. The company now has 43 hotels in operation and under development in the country.

News: South Africa leads red list additions as new Covid-19 variant identified

 

The government has reintroduced red list restrictions on arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia with immediate effect.

News: Regent Phu Quoc to open next spring

 

Opening its doors next spring, Regent Phu Quoc will be an ultra-luxury all suites and villas resort set in an unrivalled private beachfront location in Long Beach on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.

News: Domes Resorts to manage the Lake Spa Resort

 

The property has been acquired by Hotel Investment Partners, the largest owner of resort hotels in southern Europe, backed by funds managed by Blackstone.

News: Alicia Keys headed to Expo 2020 in Dubai

 

Alicia Keys will be the first international artist to perform as part of the Infinite Nights series at Expo 2020 in Dubai. She will be performing from the heart of Al Wasl Plaza on December 10th.

News: Accor Stadium debuts in Australia

 

Accor has secured the naming rights for Stadium Australia, with the venue in Sydney Olympic Park to begin the transition to Accor Stadium from today.

News: Collins to join board at Saga Cruises

 

Saga has confirmed the appointment of Fran Collins as the newest member of Saga’s cruise board. The company hopes to benefit from Collins’ more than twenty years of experience.

News: Etihad Airways loses control of holidays division

 

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company is moving forward with a diversification strategy, taking over Etihad Holidays from Etihad Airways.

News: airBaltic launches codeshare deal with Emirates

 

Emirates and airBaltic have launched a codeshare deal. Customers of the Latvian carrier will benefit from convenient access to Emirates’ worldwide network via its hub in Dubai.

News: Grenada drops quarantine requirement for vaccinated travellers

 

As the holiday travel season begins and with global vaccinations on the rise, Grenada has updated its visitor protocols. A two day quarantine for vaccinated travellers has been scrapped.

News: Holiday Inn overhaul nears completion in Europe

 

IHG Hotels & Resorts has reached a new milestone in the ongoing upgrade of two of its most recognisable brands, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

News: Expo 2020 Dubai prepares to mark UAE golden jubilee

 

Expo 2020 Dubai will mark 50-years since the founding of the United Arab Emirates in show-stopping style with a four-day slate of world-class events and immersive experiences.

News: IATA calls for simplification of Covid-19 travel rules

 

The International Air Transport Association has called on governments to adopt “simple, predictable and practical” measures to safely facilitate the ramping-up of international travel as borders re-open.

News: Air Astana to return to New Delhi next month

 

Air Astana will resume flights from Almaty to New Delhi, the capital of India, on December 16th, with three services a week operated by Airbus A320 aircraft.

News: Peacock-Gower takes up leadership role with Aurora Expeditions

 

Adventure travel company Aurora Expeditions has named Hayley Peacock-Gower as its chief marketing officer, a newly created role to drive global growth for the Australian brand.

Focus: Valef Yachts - Defining benchmarks In luxury yacht chartering

 

Kassandra and Alexandra Lefakinis are co-owners and managing partners in the second generation of Valef Yachts - a family business that pioneered luxury and mega yacht charters in Greece when it was founded in 1969. The women now define the new benchmarks in luxury yacht chartering.



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