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Added 11 July, 2021

The world’s first autonomous hydrogen vehicle, created by the Estonian enterprise Auve Tech in cooperation with University of Tartu researchers, was presented to the public for the first time in Tartu, Estonia. The first passenger on the hydrogen vehicle was the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid. The hydrogen shuttle, which is authorized...

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Added 9 July, 2021

As tourism rebounds, the issues about visitor management continue to be front and center. The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority announced it is using geolocation data via a contract with location data company to track the recreational areas visitors and residents have been flocking to. Jennifer Chun, the director of HTA Tourism Research, said "One of...

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Added 8 July, 2021

The hospitality industry is warming up to cryptocurrencies with its first luxury franchise offering crypto transactions to make bookings. The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has adopted crypto, elevating the experience of modern luxury. The franchise has partnered with UK-based CoinDirect to provide a hassle-free, convenient, and secure portal...

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Added 3 July, 2021

We've been talking about the advent of flying cars for years.... Until now, however, it's just been talk. Now the world’s first flying car made its debut flight in what the manufacturer called a “development milestone.” AirCar, a dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle made by Klein vision, conducted the 35-minute flight from the international airport...

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Added 2 July, 2021

At the height of the pandemic, many experts predicted that Covid signaled the death of self-serve food buffets. Not so fast. Turns out that buffets aren’t disappearing completely from the cruise world. A top spokesperson for cruise giant Carnival Cruise Line said passengers on its initial comeback sailings out of U.S. ports over the next two...

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Added 21 February, 2021

Six Flags Entertainment Corp will hire thousands of workers this year as it prepares to reopen its theme parks after pandemic-induced shutdowns, thanks to COVID-19 vaccine rollouts. The company, known for roller coaster rides such as the El Toro, Batman the Ride and Bizarro, said on Friday it was planning on reopening all of its 26 theme parks...

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Added 21 February, 2021

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it is launching an effort to fill more than 6,000 jobs for airport screening officers, citing anticipated travel trends and progress in COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public.

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Added 14 February, 2021

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has become the first airline in the world to have vaccinated all its operating pilots and cabin crew against COVID19. The achievement was made possible through Etihad’s "Protected Together" employee vaccination initiative which was formally launched in January of this year. Tony...

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Added 6 February, 2021

Hotel room revenues have tanked during the coronavirus pandemic, but some leading operators in the industry hope underutilized kitchens can pave the way for future profits. Even before the pandemic depleted hotels of high occupancy rates and coveted business like corporate travel and conventions, full-service hotel owners struggled with food...

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Added 18 December, 2020

Marriott plans to roll out optional coronavirus tests in January as part of its group meetings and events division. The protocols include self-administered tests the guest could take prior to arrival or a coronavirus test administered by a third-party provider at the hotel. Optional daily temperature checks at the entrance to an event area as...