Tourism

US travel agency air ticket sales show seasonal trend in December

US travel agencies’ December 2020 air ticket sales were down 83% compared to December 2019, when sales totaled $6.1 billion Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today released data showing net sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies totaling $1 billion in December 2020, reflecting a typical seasonal decline in bookings at the end of the calendar year. Year […]

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Visit Plano announces new staff members

Visit Plano names Steve Yearwood new Association and SMERF Sales Manager and Olivia Woodward new Event Services Coordinator Visit Plano has tapped Steve Yearwood as its new Association and SMERF (social, military, educational, religious and fraternal) Sales Manager, and appointed Olivia Woodward to the position of Event Services Coordinator. Yearwood, who joined Visit Plano this […]

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Groups challenge Trump Administration’s latest assaults on Endangered Species Act in Hawaii

Trump administration issued two new regulations that strip vital protections from federal lands necessary for the conservation of threatened and endangered species Today Earthjustice filed two lawsuits in the District of Hawai’i in response to the outgoing administration’s most recent attacks on the Endangered Species Act, the law that serves as the last safety net […]

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Quick-witted Wheel of Fortune contestant wins featured trip to Nevis

The Nevis Tourism Authority hit the ground running to kickstart its marketing efforts for 2021 by being featured on Wheel of Fortune for December 30, 2020. A marvelous trip to Golden Rock Inn on the picturesque island was the grand vacation prize on the fourth game of the day.  Lawrence Forbes, who works for the […]

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Singapore Airlines restarts Singapore-Moscow service

Singapore’s flag carrier airline announced today that it will resume regular flights from its hub at Singapore Changi Airport to Moscow, Russia starting from January 20, 2021. “We can confirm that from January 2021, SIA reinstated services to Moscow,” the Singapore Airlines said. The flights will be carried out on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. “Passengers […]

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New dangerous COVID-2 virus in Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, and Portugal

It’s known as SARS_COV-2 . A new strain of the virus is spreading in South America, specifically Brazil, Panama, Cape Verde, and also in Portugal. Scientists around the world are scrambling to learn more a Previously a new strain known as B.1.1.7 was detected in the UK and South Africa prompting borders to be shut […]

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UNWTO: 4 Years Needed for Recovery of the Travel Industry

The Corona pandemic hit the travel industry especially hard in 2020. The border closures and travel warnings made vacations almost impossible. In addition to border closures in spring, travel warnings and accommodation bans in the fall ensured that the travel industry fell into a deep hole. Current data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) […]

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Alitalia airline: Hypothesis of the sale

Alitalia airline is being sold off bit by bit, one piece at a time. Steps being taken include what is being called a Plan B, the aviation part, along with other such things as having to work with Parliament. Times are rough, costs are high, and revenue is down. Read more for all the details. […]

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U.S. Travel Praises President-elect Biden’s Emergency Relief Plan

“Accelerating the distribution of vaccines is the key to getting travel back to normal, and we applaud President-elect Biden’s emphasis on a robust federal leadership role to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible.” These are the words of U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow which were issued following President-elect Biden’s […]

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FAA issues Super Bowl LV flight requirements for General Aviation pilots

FAA publishes a webpage with information for Tampa, Fla. area airspace and airports General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Tampa, Fla., Feb. 3 – 9, 2021, will need to check out the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for air traffic procedures for the area. Super Bowl LV is Sunday, Feb. 7, at Raymond […]