The UK has today closed all travel corridors, meaning all arrivals will have to quarantine for ten days. Travellers will also require a negative Covid-19 test, taken within three days of departure.
trivago has acquired weekengo and weekend.com, a start-up focused on finding travellers inspirational getaway packages. The company is based in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Matt Holmes has been promoted to head of development for south-east Asia & Pacific Rim, while Eudo Chan has been appointed director of development for the region.
The government has announced plans for a financial support scheme aimed at airports in England. The scheme is expected to open this month in response to new Covid-19 travel curbs.
British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced the UK will close all travel corridors to protect against the risk of as yet unidentified new Covid-19 strains from next week.
ABTA chief executive, Mark Tanzer, said: “We are asking the government to use the global travel taskforce structure to convene specific working groups to look at these very issues."
Raul Leal has stepped down as chief executive of Virgin Hotels after leading the company for ten years. A new leader is expected to be named in the coming weeks.
With the delivery of both Silver Origin and Silver Moon in 2020, and with the delivery of Silver Dawn scheduled for November, Silversea said it was optimistic the sector would recover.
Daily cash burn averaged $12 million for the three months to December, though this was down from $24 million per day in the September quarter.
Passengers from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Suriname, French Guiana, Uruguay and Venezuela will be barred from entry.
Virgin Atlantic has completed “financing transactions” relating to two Boeing 787 aircraft in partnership with Griffin Global Asset Management and Bain Capital Credit.
Holiday company Saga has experienced a notable increase in interest for holidays in recent weeks, with older travellers looking for longer trips, further from home departing in 2022.