News: Bartlett seeks to position Jamaica as resilience hotspot

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has said his team will be developing a Tourism Supplies Hub to help to position the Caribbean destination as a logistics centre in the region.



News: IATA calls for universal testing to rebuild aviation confidence

The trade body said accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic testing before departure was a preferable alternative to quarantine measures.



News: New safety protocols adopted as cruise sector prepares for relaunch

Cruise Lines International Association has confirmed it will adopt a new set of health protocols as part of a phased-in, highly controlled resumption of operations in North America.



News: Lufthansa calls for widespread testing as group confirms further cuts

Germany flag-carrier Lufthansa has confirmed it will cut further jobs in addition to the 22,000 redundancies already announced. An additional 50 aircraft will also be removed from the fleet.



News: One at Palm Jumeirah nears completion

One at Palm Jumeirah Is preparing to open in the United Arab Emirates, with two if its three of its luxurious penthouse properties already sold for record-breaking prices



News: Whitbread to cut 6,000 jobs as furlough scheme ends

The company, which operates the Premier Inn chain of hotels, said the move was necessary following a slump in travel following the Covid-19 outbreak.



News: Bench Events unveils plans for Future Hospitality Summit in Saudi Arabia

Bench Events has revealed the first details of the upcoming Future Hospitality Summit. Organised alongside the ministry of tourism in Saudi Arabia, the event will take place live from Riyadh.



News: Aeroflot to relaunch further international routes

Aeroflot has confirmed that international services between Russian capital Moscow and Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Kazakhstan will restart over the next week.



News: Early closing branded a ‘crushing blow’ to UK hospitality

All pubs, bars and restaurants in England must close by 22:00 from Thursday the government had ordered, to help curb the spread of coronavirus.



News: FCM research reveals slow recovery in business travel sector

Fifty per cent of organisations have begun travelling again, but with stipulations, according to the third phase of a combined multinational survey by the global travel management company.



News: Iglu.com to cut staff as travel demand slumps

Iglu.com has confirmed it will begin a redundancy consultation with a number of staff as the travel sector continues to battle the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.



News: Kimpton Fitzroy London reopens to guests

Located in Bloomsbury, the striking landmark building will welcome guests in its stunning rooms and suites, as well as the magnificent Palm Court for all-day dining.



News: Princess Cruises cuts two ships from fleet

Princess Cruises has announced the sale of two of its ships, Sun Princess and Sea Princess, as part of a wider shrinking of the fleet at owner Carnival Corporation.



News: Catto takes up chief marketing role with Travelport

Jennifer Catto is an award-winning marketing executive, with two decades of leadership experience at both fast-growth and established companies.



News: Croatia launches new social media tourism campaign

The Croatian National Tourist Board has launched a new promotional campaign – entitled ‘Thank you’ - on social networks including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



News: Airbus unveils three zero-emission aircraft concepts

These concepts each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight, exploring various technology pathways and aerodynamic configurations.



News: WTTC Safe Travels scheme reaches new milestone

The World Travel & Tourism Council has added 100 destinations to its ‘Safe Travels’ accreditation scheme, with the Philippines becoming the latest member.



News: Saudi Arabia to welcome first UNWTO regional office

The executive council of the World Tourism Organisation has met in-person for the first time this year, unveiling plans to open a new Middle Eastern office in Riyadh.



News: Liverpool Council selects Accor for new Knowledge Quarter property

Liverpool City Council has selected a new design Novotel hotel from Accor as the franchise brand for a new 221-bed flagship property in the Knowledge Quarter of the city.



News: Oman Air to return to Europe in October

Oman Air will return to scheduled service on October 1st, with service to 17 cities in 12 countries. Included in the offering will be two flights per week connecting Muscat and London, Frankfurt and Istanbul.