“We’ve got 30 percent of customers refunded, about 50 percent is in the [refund] queue and about 20 percent, we still have to do it because some of these are very complicated [with multiple legs of the journey with multiple airlines]. How you calculate stuff like that?
“In the U.S. alone, travel-related jobs account for more than a third of lost employment due to the fallout of the pandemic,” U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes said. “Health is paramount, and the public has a major role to play by embracing best practices such as […]
Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – About 51 percent of Malaysians polled have travelled domestically or are planning to do so since the restrictions of the movement control order (MCO) were lifted, Malaymail reported on August 12.
Brits living in the UK can quarantine at their own home, but they are not allowed to leave the house for a fortnight.
Seoul (VNA) – Indonesia has agreed to create a special entry system for business travellers from the Republic of Korea (RoK), the RoK foreign ministry said on August 13. According to the ministry’s press release, the measure will take effect on August 17, under which RoK businesspeople will be exempt from the mandatory two-week quarantine […]
‘Prioritise learning’Elsewhere in Europe, the first case was reported in one of Greece’s overcrowded island camps housing migrants and asylum seekers, and Spain’s Galicia region banned public smoking and asked people not to remove their masks to smoke where social distancing was not possible.
Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Huge repatrition drive The German foreign ministry announced on Wednesday (March 25) that, together with tour operators, it had brought back more than 150,000 Germans from abroad. Tour operator TUI added that almost 95 percent of the tourists who were stranded because of the coronavirus pandemic are now back in […]
Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica are the first countries in South and Central America that people plan to visit after the pandemic, drawn to the great wealth of challenging mountain treks, lush green jungle and pristine beaches.
More bad news: With coronavirus cases on the rise again in Europe, and restrictions on travel being reimposed, the situation may get even worse. The International Air Transport Association warned Thursday that 7 million jobs in Europe supported by aviation are now at risk — that’s a million more than it expected in June.
TURKS AND CAICOS Entry from international tourists is set to resume July 22 in the Turks and Caicos islands. Though, cruise ships will remain unable to dock through the end of August. Tourists will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within five days of travel— recently changed from 72 hours. Visitors will […]