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    J&K Tourism Deptt evokes good response during TTF Kolkata

    The tourism department while participating in Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) Kolkata, considered to be the Asia’s biggest travel show platform, evoked a positive response from the stakeholders at the event. TTF Kolkota is organised by the Fairest Media and has participation of around 140 travel trade bodies including 14 state tourism Departments/Boards from the country JK Tourism has provided a space for the travel trade of Jammu and Kashmir and has deputed its team of officials for promoting Jammu and Kashmir. On inaugural day GM JKTDC Sukriti Sambhyal while speaking about the unique natural heritage, culture cuisine craft and […] More

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    Real Estate Industry Moves To Flexible Payment Model

    Proptech providers say flexible rent has been preventing evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. getty Since COVID-19 sent the economy into a tailspin a year ago, much has been written about the movement to cancel rent and the importance of continuing eviction moratoriums. But some in the real estate industry have pointed to solution that may be more viable in the long term for both residential and commercial tenants: flexible rent.  Even before the pandemic, companies were springing up to provide more flexibility for tenants and landlords. Take NestEgg, which launched in 2017 as a property management app for independent landlords […] More

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    Japan travel campaign to remain suspended even after emergency lifted

    Japan will continue to suspend its subsidy program aimed at promoting domestic tourism after the government fully lifts the coronavirus state of emergency on March 7, officials said Sunday. The resumption of the “Go To Travel” campaign, which some experts believe caused the novel coronavirus to spread nationwide, would come only after thorough preventive measures are taken, the officials said, adding the government will carefully consider whether to restart the program in March in areas where the infection situation is under control. Photo taken at a shopping street in Tokyo’s Asakusa area on Dec. 19, 2020, shows a signboard promoting […] More

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    Akbar Travels and Sabre in new partnership

    Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, and India’s largest travel agency, Akbar Travels, have announced a new long-term, strategic partnership agreement.    It will further expand Sabre’s footprint in the Indian subcontinent while driving operational efficiencies to increase productivity and profitability for Akbar.   Under the extended and expanded agreement, Sabre will continue to be Akbar’s preferred global distribution (GDS) partner in India, ensuring that the firm, which is the largest travel company in India in terms of IATA-approved branches, staff numbers and business turnover, can continue to access real-time, rich content […] More

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    Direct intervention from Government needed to save ‘demonised’ travel industry

    Direct intervention is needed from the Government to save the “demonised” travel industry, according to the leader of the Seanad. he Government needs to act now to save Aer Lingus, just like other countries have done, according to Senator Regina Doherty. She said that €280m cash injection to airport authorities does not come “close enough” to ensure… Read further. More

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    Rajasthan Tourism Conducts Roadshow At TTF Kolkata

    Rajasthan Tourism Rajasthan Tourism Conducts Roadshow At TTF Kolkata Kolkata, 26th February, 2021: Rajasthan Tourism conducted an informative roadshow on the first day of TTF Kolkata at Uttirno, Alipore, exclusively for travel trade and media. Dr. Manisha Arora, Additional Director Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan made a vibrant presentation on the latest offerings from the colourful state of Rajasthan. She emphasized that Rajasthan has always been very close to the hearts of the Bengalis and Rajasthan is very proud of this fact. She also informed the travel agents and local media about the new tourism policy announced by the State […] More

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    JobKeeper end a wake-up call for tourism ‘zombie companies’

    A HAMMER blow set to drop on the tourism industry when JobKeeper dries up next month could be the wake-up call needed to push diversification and shake off limitations associated with Cairns being just a tourist town. Tourism operators are anxiously ticking off the days until the federal government pulls the pin on the wage subsidy that’s set to end on March 28 and for some business already struggling, an end to free money could be the last straw. In the December quarter, 16,600 Cairns employees received the benefit, Queensland Tourism Council chief executive Daniel Gschwind said.   In the […] More

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    flydubai Launches Flights to Minsk

    flydubai, a Dubai-based airline, recently launched of flights to Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The airline operates three flights a week between Dubai International (DXB) and Minsk National Airport (MSQ) and commenced on February 20. flydubai will be the first Dubai-based carrier to offer direct flights on this route. With the addition of Minsk, flydubai will grow its network to more than 70 destinations. The airline has been steadily increasing its operations and has recently announced the start of flights to a number of destinations including Colombo, Doha, Istanbul and the Maldives as well as new routes such as Grozny, […] More

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    Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Feb. 26 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

    A mass COVID-19 vaccination site capable of inoculating 6,000 people per day is set to open next month in a parking lot at the United Center, part of a local, state and federal effort to protect more older Illinoisans and people in the communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Friday. The site is scheduled to open March 10, with vaccinations available to any Illinois resident who currently qualifies under state guidelines, including those 65 and older, health care workers and other front-line workers in essential industries, and as of Thursday, people with certain preexisting health conditions. Appointments […] More

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    Mallorca’s Ill-Advised Gamble and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week – Skift

    Throughout the week we are posting original stories night and day covering news and travel trends, including on the impact of coronavirus. Every weekend we will offer you a chance to read the most essential stories again in case you missed them earlier. Lessons From Mallorca’s Rushed Reopening: Mallorca’s slammed tourism industry could see recovery begin this summer, but there are huge “ifs” — vaccine rollouts, source markets reopening, and the ability to move away from mass tourism. Did moving too quickly add to these uncertainties? Backpacker Tourism Faces a Changing Landscape Post-Pandemic: While some popular backpacker destinations will target […] More

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    Eliminate online travel, food apps and book directly from hotels, restaurants: Industry body to customers

    © Provided by The Financial Express MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Cleartrip, GoIbibo, etc., have been the prominent OTAs while Swiggy and Zomato have been the leading FSAs in the country. (Reuters image) Seeking out urgent support to survive the alleged possible collapse ahead, the Covid-hit hospitality sector has earnestly urged its customers to bypass online travel aggregators (OTAs) and food service aggregators (FSAs) and book rooms and order food directly from hotels and restaurants. Industry body Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) on Friday also launched a campaign to seek customer support for the industry that is going through […] More

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    Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL) Released Earnings Last Week And Analysts Lifted Their Price Target To US$66.31

    Investors in Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE:TNL) had a good week, as its shares rose 9.4% to close at US$60.43 following the release of its full-year results. It was a pretty bad result overall; while revenues were in line with expectations at US$2.2b, statutory losses exploded to US$2.97 per share. Following the result, the analysts have updated their earnings model, and it would be good to know whether they think there’s been a strong change in the company’s prospects, or if it’s business as usual. We thought readers would find it interesting to see the analysts latest (statutory) post-earnings forecasts […] More

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    GCC ‘Covid passport’ would store vaccine, travel eligibility info – News

    The digital document containing health info is expected to facilitate travel. ‘Covid-19 passports’ in the Gulf region could be closer to reality than previously thought. The digital passport — a certification, verification and validation system — could be an advanced form of the UAE’s Al Hosn mobile app, with not just vaccination and Covid-19 test data but also details like pre-travel eligibility requirements for the destination. It is expected to authenticate all country travel and health regulations, manage all documentation digitally and facilitate seamless travel. Also read: Covid-19: Unified GCC health passport in the works A top Omani […] More

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    Few hints of spring for a battered industry

    The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: Prospects for a swift travel rebound are dimming, said Mike Cherney and Eric Sylvers at The Wall Street Journal. After the worst year for tourism on record, the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines was expected to be “the great panacea” in 2021. “But at current vaccination rates, less than 20 percent of the world’s population is expected to be inoculated this year,” according to recent estimates. The spread of coronavirus variants from places like South Africa, Brazil, and the United Kingdom means governments will remain cautious before […] More

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    COVID-19: British Airways parent firm demands digital health passes to help reopen skies as it dives to £6.5bn loss | Business News

    The parent firm of British Airways has called for the introduction of digital health passes to help reopen the skies while revealing a €7.4bn (£6.5bn) annual loss as a result of coronavirus pandemic disruption. International Airlines Group (IAG) demanded a global approach, with common testing standards, as the travel industry reels from a disastrous 12 months that has largely grounded fleets and led to tens of thousands of job losses. The operating loss revealed by the company, which also includes Iberia and Aer Lingus among its stable of airlines, compares with profits of €2.6bn (£2.2bn) during 2019 – before COVID-19 […] More

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    Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on the future of travel and his company

    Bloomberg Power Outages Main Cause of Oil, Gas Shut-Ins (Bloomberg) — Texas lawmakers’ attempt to understand why the state’s power system failed last week yielded plenty of blame but few clear answers on how to prevent a similar crisis in the future.In two marathon hearings, lawmakers grilled the state’s biggest power providers, its grid operator and regulators about the blackouts that left more than four million homes and businesses without heat, light and water during a deep winter freeze.Executives from Calpine Corp., Vistra Corp. and NRG Energy Inc. blamed natural gas-supply shortages, grid disturbances and a lack of communication from […] More

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    Travel News – KTM Virtual 2021 meet to be held from March 1 to March 5

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the March 1-5 virtual Kerala Travel Mart 2021 (KTM), an event hat will give an aggressive push to the state’s tourism that suffered a huge blow in the wake of the COVID pandemic but is now showing signs of resurgence. This is for the first time that the event, which ensures a stellar convergence of domestic and foreign buyers in the vital sector, is being held virtually and in strict observance of the pandemic protocols. Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran will chair the inaugural function at the Uday Palace Convention Centre at Kowdiar in […] More

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