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How COVID-19 'unified' competitors in the tourism industry: Sandals CEO

How COVID-19 'unified' competitors in the tourism industry: Sandals CEO

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, fierce competition drove the tourism industry. Businesses worked independently, with no sense of shared mission. Now, more than two years on, one industry executive said that's all changed. On a recent episode of Influencers with Yahoo Finance,Sandals Resorts Executive Chairman Adam Stewart explained how COVID-19's effects on the economy helped to "unify" players in the tourism industry.

RIU launches its new premium ‘Elite Club’ service

RIU launches its new premium ‘Elite Club’ service

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RIU Hotels & Resorts will launch its new exclusive service on November 26 with the opening of the Riu Palace Kukulkan in Cancun. Elite Club by RIU customers will have access to rooms with the best views, a personalized check-in and check-out service and premium drinks, among other benefits.

Dubai’s Emirates Airline to suspend Nigeria flights from September

Dubai’s Emirates Airline to suspend Nigeria flights from September

Dubai’s Emirates will suspend flights to Nigeria from next month over an inability to repatriate funds from Africa’s most populous nation, the airline said on Thursday. The decision highlights the difficulties faced by international carriers that fly to Nigeria, which is one of the biggest markets in Africa for several of them.

Luxury hotel Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi will open in the capital this year.

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Luxury hotel Rixos Marina Abu Dhabi will open in the capital this year. Located at Abu Dhabi Breakwater and housed in a giant pink-arched skyscraper that towers over the island, the new Rixos hotel will welcome guests from October. The hotel's all-inclusive concept will start in 2023, an Accor spokesperson has confirmed

Foreign tourists shun Japan over COVID-19 rules, rising infections

Foreign tourists shun Japan over COVID-19 rules, rising infections

Japan’s eased border restrictions have resulted in a relative trickle of international tourists entering the country, a disappointing but unsurprising development in the long-struggling travel and hospitality industry. Industry sources said travelers are put off by Japan’s remaining entry rules concerning PCR tests and chaperoned travel packages.