Sunday 29 March 2020

Citymax hotels launches delivery service for stay-at-home dining

In a bid to continue serving its loyal customers, Citymax Hotels has rolled out its delivery service allowing residents to enjoy the same quality dining experience even when staying at home.   Claypot at Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah and Sizzling Wok at Citymax H


AirBaltic carries face masks and respirators to Latvia

After a request from the National Health Service of the Republic of Latvia this weekend, airBaltic performed a special cargo flight to and from Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport in China, bringing 900,000 face masks and 80,000 respirators made in Zhengzhou and Yiwu regions to Latv


Monaco launches upgraded virtual tour

As travellers across the world practice staying at home and social distancing, Monaco has launched an upgraded virtual tour of the entire principality that will keep them engaged.   With so much to explore, now is the best time to immerse yourselves in a virtual


Saudi Arabia extends all flight suspensions

Saudi Arabia is extending the suspension of all domestic and international flights and workplace attendance until further notice, said a report in Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoting an off


Oman Tourism to capitalise on building more heritage inns

The Oman Ministry of Tourism recently revealed that significant investments will be poured in to transform ancient houses into heritage inns and guest houses in an aim to boost tourism efforts promoting the sultanate’s vibrant local heritage.    


VIRUS: BARIG appeals to politicians to secure liquidity

The unprecedented impact of the quickly spreading Corona-crisis is profoundly threatening the aviation and travel industry in Europe. The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG), the joint representation of interests of more than 100 German, European and global airlines, has appea


Hundreds of Germans repatriated from RAK

Hundreds of German tourists were repatriated on March 28 from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport after being stranded in the UAE for a week due to the current global crisis, a media report said. A total 329 passengers, most of whom were German nationals, departed from the airpo


Global tourist arrivals to fall 20 to 30pc

International tourist arrivals will be down by 20 per cent to 30 per cent in 2020 when compared with 2019 figures, warned the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in its updated assessment of the likely impact of the COVID-19 on international tourism.    UNWT


Arctic expert shares free virtual 'Lights over Lapland'

With the world on lockdown due to COVID-19 – one tourism company has gone above and beyond to give people around the world the chance to experience Lapland in all its majesty – without having to leave the confines of their homes.   Specialist Aurora


EU airline revenue losses mount; Iata calls for urgent govt support

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) strengthened its call for urgent action from European governments to provide financial relief to airlines.   The latest Iata scenario for potential revenue loss by European carriers is $76 billion and passenger

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