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News: ATM Virtual: Global standards vital to recovery


Developing a global set of transparent hospitality standards relating to health, safety and hygiene will be key to regain the trust of travellers in a post COVID-19 landscape.

News: ATM Virtual: China offers light at end of tunnel


With the spread of coronavirus under control and domestic leisure travel growing, Middle East travel professionals are now looking to China to initiate international tourism.

News: Korean Air introduces baggage loading notification system


Korean Air has launched a new service that notifies passengers when their checked baggage has been safely loaded on their flights. The system is available for all international flights departing Incheon International Airport.

News: Expansion plans unveiled for Ruby Lissi in Vienna


Ruby Hotels has announced expansion plans for its Vienna property, Ruby Lissi, as it reopens. The expansion project, which will be completed by late 2021, includes the addition of 64 new guest rooms, a lounge and an additional two-story bar with roof terrace.

News: Italy to open doors to British travellers tomorrow


The Italian Tourist Board has announced British visitors will be able to travel to the country with no quarantine restrictions from June 3rd. As of May 18th, the country started to significantly open up to members of the public.

News: easyJet to fly one third capacity over summer


easyJet plans to fly 50 per cent of its 1,022 routes in July and 75 per cent in August, although with a lower frequency of flights equating to around 30 per cent of normal July-to-September capacity.

News: Strong domestic demand may offer salve to UK tourism sector


The UK hotel sector’s traditionally strong domestic leisure demand bodes well for its recovery once lockdown measures from Covid-19 are fully lifted, according to a new report from global hotel consultancy HVS.

News: P&O Cruises delays return to October in latest blow to sector


P&O Cruises has announced an extension to the pause in its operations until October 15th. The line said the latest delay would allow it to focus on working with all relevant public health bodies to approve further enhancement of health and safety protocols.

News: Forbes Travel Guide debuts back-to-work guidelines


Forbes Travel Guide has introduced a new set of complimentary ‘back-to-work best practice’ guidelines. The advice includes helpful service hints that illustrate how best to apply the recommendations while maintaining an exceptional level of service.

News: Marriott sees occupancy increase as China hotels reopen


Marriott chief executive, Arne Sorenson, has revealed the company has now reopened all of its properties in China, with business travel driving a recovery in the market. The hotel giant has over 350 properties in the country.

News: Algarve to reopen beaches to tourists this weekend


The news comes as the destination, renowned for its 200 kilometres of coastline, gears up for flights to resume to Faro international airport from the UK and Ireland.

News: Lufthansa to offer 115 weekly UK flights by mid-June


Lufthansa Group has confirmed plans to significantly expand services in the second half of this month. The services on offer continue to focus on summer destinations and aim to make as many tourist destinations as possible accessible for holidaymakers.

News: Breaking Travel News agenda: AviaDev Europe moves online


Organisers said, taking into consideration the uncertainties and risks related to offering live events following the global Covid-19 pandemic, the show would instead move online.

News: Customers return to Nakheel Malls as Dubai lockdown eases


Footfall at Nakheel Malls’ destinations across Dubai reached up to 70 per cent of normal capacity last weekend, with homeware, sports gear and health and safety at the top of customers’ shopping lists.

News: World Ski Awards launches #ReStart initiative


World Ski Awards has unveiled a new initiative that aims to galvanise the recovery efforts of the global ski tourism industry in the wake of Covid-19. #ReStart will serve as a resource of information, practical advice, marketing and PR support,

News: Breaking Travel News roundtable: The future of business travel


As the Middle Eastern hospitality community emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole has led an expert panel to examine the impact of the outbreak on the business travel market.

Focus: How to travel and study at the same time


If you want to spend your student days and see the world, this is quite possible, even if your wallet does not have that much money and you need to study. It is enough to know how to save on travel and fit them into your student budget. It can be done at the same time at ease.

News: Accor seeks to reignite the love of travel


ALL - Accor Live Limitless, the daily lifestyle companion that integrates rewards, services and experiences throughout the Accor portfolio of brands, has introduced a new global campaign: Reignite the Love of Travel.

News: ATM Virtual: JA Resorts pivots to digital during Covid-19 downtime


In the midst of the dramatic change in business landscape, JA Resorts & Hotels has introduced a new wave of strategies, policies and tools for travel trade partners.

News: ATM Virtual: Travellers are ready to return


Delegates at the new online event have been advised global hospitality will be more competitive than ever as the world reopens, with destinations urged to prepare now for the return of guests.

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