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Focus: 5 ways to travel more in college


College students love to explore everything. Their own campus, the city life, the countryside, and even foreign states! Whether you prefer cross-country motorbiking or favour backpack tourism, college life is definitely the best time for travel. You’re friendlier and easily open up to new people. Your curiosity is ripe, and you won’t really feel bad about travelling cheap.

News: Nakheel pledges financial support to customers


The initiative is in line with the economic stimulus launched under the direction of sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai.

News: Vietjet to insure passengers against Covid-19


Vietjet will pay up to tens of billions of Vietnamese dong worth of insurance premiums to ensure passengers’ safety while flying on its modern and comfortable aircraft served by young and professional cabin crew.

News: Expo 2020 organisers to discuss possible delay


A spokesman for the Bureau International des Expositions - which awards hosting rights to the Expo - said the steering committee meeting would “reassess and adjust planned preparations”.

News: UNWTO: Covid-19 could push tourism back to 2013 levels


Taking into account past market trends, the UNWTO calculates that between five- and seven-years’ worth of international tourism growth could be lost to Covid-19.

News: Singapore Airlines secures rescue funding to overcome Covid-19 downturn


Singapore Airlines will offer all shareholders S$5.3 billion in new equity and up to a further S$9.7 billion through a ten-year mandatory convertible bonds. Singapore Airlines has also arranged a S$4 billion bridge loan facility with DBS Bank.

News: TUI secures €1.8 billion loan from German government


TUI AG has received the approval of the German government for a bridging loan of €1.8 billion from the KfW. The funds of Germany’s state-owned development bank are to be used to increase TUI’s existing credit line with its banks amounting to €1.75 billion.

News: Gatwick to cut operations to single terminal during April


Gatwick will consolidate operations into the south terminal from April 1st. The decision comes in response to the severe and unparalleled impact of Covid-19 on the global aviation sector, officials said.

News: Expo 2020: Water journey will highlight innovations, ideas and best practices


Meet the water tower of West Africa, discover an ingenious ‘amphibious housing’ idea and see smart sustainability solutions in action – these are just a handful of ways Expo 2020 Dubai will shine a light on the importance of water.

Focus: Un-cancel your vacation plans


Ahh, summer travel plans. The kids are out of school, the mountains and beaches are calling, the temperatures are rising, and the vacation days are set. Summer is a time when memories are made that last a lifetime, adventures are sought with reckless abandon, and long, lazy days spent by the water help us take some sorely needed self-care.

News: American chief executive Parker welcomes CARES act


In a video shared with team members, American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker discusses how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security act is expected to shape the response to Covid-19.

News: IATA reiterates call for government support for aviation as horizon darkens


The International Air Transport Association has reiterated its call for urgent action from European governments to provide financial relief to airlines. The latest IATA scenario for potential revenue loss by European carriers is US$76 billion.

Focus: Breaking Travel News investigates: How Covid-19 will change hospitality in the long-term


Minister of tourism for Jamaica, Edmund Bartlett is a powerful voice in international hospitality. Here he tells Breaking Travel News what must be done to halt the coronavirus pandemic and for the tourism sector to recover from the damage wrought

News: 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.

News: Global Tourism Resilience Centre to lead coronavirus fight in Caribbean


Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has argued the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre will be charged with driving the recovery of tourism in the destination and elsewhere in the region post Covid-19.

News: Europcar offers support to keyworkers with new programme


Europcar Mobility Group has launched the ‘Together’ programme to support the movement of workers in emergency service sectors in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

News: Qantas secures new funding as coronavirus battle continues


Qantas has completed a new round of debt funding, securing $1.05 billion in additional liquidity to strengthen its position as it manages through the Coronavirus outbreak.

News: IBTM Americas delayed until August


Reed Exhibitions Mexico has announced that IBTM Americas 2020 has been delayed. Scheduled to take place in late May, the event will now be hosted at Centro Citibanamex on August 26th-27th.

News: Thames Clippers services to be suspended until further notice


Thames Clippers services will be halted from tomorrow as the capital is locked down to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Sean Collins, chief executive Thames Clippers, confirmed all services will be temporarily suspending until further notice.

Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Anne Golden, general manager, Pan Pacific London


Pan Pacific London is expected to open at the end of the year, coronavirus permitting, and will represent a number of firsts for the British capital. Here Breaking Travel News speaks to Anne Golden, newly appointed general manager of the hotel, to find out more

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