Focus: The Quintana Roo Tourism Board promotes twelve attractive destinations of the Mexican Caribbean

The state of Quintana Roo’s Tourism Board is promoting the Mexican Caribbean through a series of virtual events in the European markets going hand in hand with the recovery of the connectivity to the region.



News: Seychelles takes back full control of national carrier

United Arab Emirates flag-carrier, Etihad Airways, had taken a stake in the Indian Ocean airline in 2012 as part of a wider equity investment strategy.



News: Expo 2020 Dubai hosts successful international participants meeting

The face-to-face gathering of more than 370 delegates ahead of the opening of Expo 2020 in October has been hailed as a great success by authorities in Dubai.



News: UKHospitality warns rent arrears could cost tourism jobs

A new survey of members, found that resolving the rent debt issue is critical to ensuring the future health of a sector that pre-pandemic accounted for ten per cent of UK employment.



News: Boeing boosts production capacity in Costa Rica

Boeing has announced a new partnership with a Costa Rica-based maintenance, repair and overhaul provider to create additional conversion capacity for the 737-800 converted freighter.



News: Scenic Group to return to Portugal in July

Both the Scenic and Emerald cruise lines will resume their original Douro schedules, offering eight-day round-trips from Porto exploring the sun-drenched vineyards and postcard-worthy towns.



News: Fully-vaccinated St Helena reopens to tourism

The second most remote inhabited island in the world, guests will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes, outstanding marine life, historic heritage and the warm and friendly local community spirit.



News: Cox & Kings launches small group brochure for 2022

Luxury small group tour specialist Cox & Kings has launched its small group tours 2022-23 preview brochure early, on the back of consumer demand.



News: Le Méridien Maldives Resort to open this summer

Secluded in a south-eastern pocket of Lhaviyani Atoll, the property is located on a natural island defined as “island surrounded by vast lagoon” in Dhivehi, the local parlance of the Maldives.



News: Madeira offers free Covid-19 tests to tourists

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira has been considered one of the safest destinations in Europe by international observers.



News: Holland America Line to return this summer

Working in close coordination with the government of Greece, Holland America Line has received approval to restart cruising from Piraeus (Athens).



News: Airbus mourns passing of pioneer Ziegler

Bernard Ziegler was instrumental in the introduction of the first digital fly-by-wire (FBW) and side stick controls in a commercial passenger aircraft - with the A320 in 1988.



News: FCDO updates travel advice for limited number of destinations

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has updated its travel advice for a number of destinations, potentially clearing the way for the restart of travel.



News: Virtual Caribbean Travel Marketplace to return next month

Caribbean Travel Marketplace will offer buyers from around the world a chance to refresh their portfolios as they prepare for the post-Covid-19 revival of travel and tourism.



News: IATA warns testing costs may deter travellers

The International Air Transport Association has called on governments to ensure that high costs for Covid-19 testing do not put travel out of reach for individuals and families.



News: No return for P&O Cruises Australia before September

P&O Cruises Australia has announced a six-week extension to its suspension of operations. The line will not now return to sailing until September 17th at the earliest.



News: American Airlines reopens more Admiral lounges

As American continues welcoming customers back to the skies, the airline is reopening additional Admirals Club lounges and adding enhancements to give customers more peace of mind.



News: UNWTO partners with G20 to drive tourism recovery

The UNWTO has sought to served as the sector’s global voice as the tourism ministers of the G20 nations met to devise a way forward for an inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery.



News: Fisher appointed marketing director with Saga

Hannah Fisher has joined Saga Travel as its new marketing director. Fisher brings with her a wealth of experience gathered over more than 20 years in the marketing industry.



News: American Express Global Business Travel agrees to acquire Egencia

As part of the transaction, Expedia Group would become a shareholder in, and enter a long-term strategic commercial agreement with, American Express Global Business Travel.