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Added 6 April, 2020

Travelers set to fly with Etihad will be among the first in the world to check-in for flights using new technology designed to identify medically at-risk travelers. The technology could help to identify those in the early stages of Covid-19. It will be installed at Etihad’s hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport and testing will begin this...

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Added 26 March, 2020

As countries in Asia impose stricter entry requirements on foreign visitors amid a new wave of imported coronavirus infections, hotels in the region are seeing unexpected opportunities as quarantine lodgings for travelers and workers seeking self-isolation venues. Industry players say the unusual proposal of repurposing hotels as quarantine...

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Added 19 March, 2020

The parent company of online travel agency Lastminute.com believes that travel demand across its European business could start to bounce back by May. Like most tourism-focused companies, LM Holding saw a significant drop-off in demand over the past couple of weeks as European countries introduced measures to try and contain the coronavirus...

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Added 29 February, 2020

Delta Air Lines has announced that it is committing $1 billion over the next 10 years on its journey to mitigate all emissions from its global business going forward. The airline will invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies, accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and establishing new projects to...

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Added 26 February, 2020

As dozens of airlines cancel flights in and out of China due to the coronavirus, the wealthy are increasingly turning to flying private jets for travel in and out of the country, according to the BBC. Travelers are getting stuck trying to enter or leave mainland China in the thousands as the deadly virus makes its way around the globe, having...

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Added 24 February, 2020

Passengers on board Virgin’s first ever cruise ship Scarlet Lady can get the ultimate souvenir from their holiday; a nautical themed tattoo. Richard Branson launched the new cruise ship in Dover this week, which comes with the world’s first tattoo parlour at sea. The aptly named ‘Squid Ink’ parlour will have two full-time resident tattoo...

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Added 18 February, 2020

SpaceX announced a partnership this week with space tourism Space Adventures to start launching passengers to orbit aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft starting as early as 2021. SpaceX says it will send four privately-paying space tourists to orbit the Earth for five days. “This historic mission will forge a path to making spaceflight possible for...

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Added 12 February, 2020

Singapore’s tourism arrivals and receipts will “take a significant hit” as result of the novel coronavirus, with visitor arrivals this year expected to dip about 25 to 30 percent, according to the latest estimates released Tuesday from the Singapore Tourism Board. This was a hard estimate to put out. Consistently ranked among Asia’s top...

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Added 11 January, 2020

U.S. airline Delta is partnering with Utah-based exoskeleton company Sarcos Robotics to test whether its powered suits can help employees at lifting luggage and other repetitive tasks. The company says its Guardian XO exoskeleton can enable users to lift 200 pounds (90 kg) for up to eight hours at a time without risking work injuries or fatigue...

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Added 8 January, 2020

North Dakota’s new tourism marketing campaign is promoting what the sparsely populated US state has plenty of: elbow room. Among the least-visited states in the nation, North Dakota’s tourism agency unveiled a $2.9 million campaign touting the state’s wide-open spaces, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Tourism Division Director Sara Otte...