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    Cultural Agency Boss Tasks Travel Agents On Culture Promotion

    Director General National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Otunba Segun Runsewe (right) and National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) Mrs Susan Akporiaye (left) in Abuja recently August 02, (THEWILL) – Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe, has called on the members of the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA) to wake up and embrace the promotion and marketing of the rich Nigerian culture. He explained that Nigeria culture is one of the oldest in the world, and needs marketing communication initiatives that could unveil its iconic content and context to […] More

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    Air travel reaches another pandemic height and flight delays increase – Texas News Today

    Dallas – Air travel in the United States has reached new highs in the pandemic era, and airlines are struggling to catch up with the summer crowd. According to the Transportation Security Administration, the United States has set another recent high on Sunday’s air travel, despite an increase in the number of coronavirus infections caused by delta mutations, with more than 2.2 million people. I passed the checkpoint at the airport. This is about 11,000 more screenings than July 18, the highest number since February 28, 2020, before the United States took the full brunt of the pandemic. However, air […] More

  • Boris Johnson abandons ‘amber watchlist’ travel plan
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    Boris Johnson abandons ‘amber watchlist’ travel plan

    UK politics & policy updates Sign up to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about UK politics & policy news. Boris Johnson has killed the idea of creating an “amber watchlist” for foreign holiday destinations, after warnings that it might have forced hundreds of thousands of tourists from England to cancel European breaks. The UK prime minister said on Monday he wanted to create a system that was “as simple and user-friendly for people as possible”, as the government prepared to update its traffic-light ratings for travel this week. The prime minister’s allies confirmed that a mooted […] More

  • This Week in Cruise Recovery: Cruise360, NCL Restart and Silver Moon
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    This Week in Cruise Recovery: Cruise360, NCL Restart and Silver Moon

    All in all, it was a great week—and a confidence-builder for advisors—on the course to cruise recovery. Most notably, Cruise360, the annual travel trade conference by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) welcomed advisors back to South Florida for in-person sessions, classes and ship inspections.  Four top trade executives—Brad Anderson, co-founder, Avoya Travel; David Crooks, SVP of product and operations for World Travel Holdings; Michelle Fee, co-founder and CEO, Cruise Planners and Jackie Friedman, president and CEO, Nexion—gave Travel Agent their feedback and perspective about being back “in person” and attending the functions at Cruise360. Sailing, Sailing Norwegian Cruise Line has officially “restarted” global cruising operations with […] More

  • Condor, a German airline based in Frankfurt, has signed an agreement with Airbus for seven Airbus A330neo, and unveiled plans to lease a further nine. Click to enlarge.
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    Condor Orders Seven Airbus A330neo Aircraft; Plans to Lease Nine More

    (02 Aug 2021) Condor, a German airline based in Frankfurt, has signed an agreement with Airbus for seven Airbus A330neo, and unveiled plans to lease a further nine. The airline will operate the A330neo on its long-haul network to the Americas, Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. “We are proud to be the German launch customer for the A330neo,” said Condor CEO Ralf Teckentrup. “Thanks to the latest technology and maximum efficiency of the aircraft, we will be taking off with our new plane from Autumn 2022 with fuel consumption of just 2.1 litres per passenger per 100 kilometres … On […] More

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    Banyan Tree Global Foundation Opens Greater Good Grants to Entries for 2022

    (02 Aug 2021) The Banyan Tree Global Foundation launched the inaugural Greater Good Grants (GGG) in 2020 to support impactful projects that benefit local communities and environments where the group operates. To continue this important initiative, the group has opened GGG entries for the year 2022, prioritising timely projects that will tackle contemporary issues, impacted by COVID19. “The ongoing pandemic has affected many people in one way or another, but the indigenous communities are especially vulnerable,” said Dr Steve Newman, Assistant Vice President, Group Sustainability Director and Coordinating Director of Banyan Tree Global Foundation. “We hope to connect with projects […] More

  • Cabinet rebellion LIVE: Boris facing assault on THREE fronts -PM's approval rating plunges
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    Cabinet rebellion LIVE: Boris facing assault on THREE fronts -PM’s approval rating plunges

    Boris Johnson is on alert this morning as senior Cabinet ministers and Tory MPs warn the Prime Minister proposals for a new watchlist targeting major European countries would sink the travel industry. The “amber watchlist,” would share the countries in danger of being put on the red list, requiring hotel quarantine. Many think the amber list could include popular destinations Italy, Greece and Spain. On Thursday, at the next so-called “RAG update”, changes to the red, amber and green lists for August will be announced, focusing on outlining the amber watchlist plans. However, the Government is now considering backtracking on […] More

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