Breaking Travel News investigates: Will German hotel market be first to begin Covid-19 recovery?
As officials in Germany begin a tentative reopening in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, HVS director Arlett Hoff here traces the spread pandemic and assesses how the county might bounce back from its impact
RCL Cares launches to UK cruise agents
RCL Cares offers information ranging from wellbeing support for families to links to UK government and ABTA advice to businesses, trade FAQs and contact details for sales support teams.
Tripadvisor launches Health for Hotels programme
Kanika Soni, chief commercial officer, Tripadvisor, said: “At this challenging time, we know Tripadvisor can play a unique role in helping to support the accommodation needs of frontline medical workers who seek out temporary housing.”
ABTA doubles down in credit note row
Mark Tanzer, chief executive of ABTA, encouraged passengers to take credit notes as a short-term measure to prevent agents from going bust. Today he doubled down on the request, arguing the topic has attracted an “increasing focus” this week.
WTTC calls on G20 tourism ministers to take initiative in Covid-19 recovery
An extraordinary tourism ministers meeting due to take place on Friday is set to discuss how to combat the crisis crippling the entire sector.
P&O Cruises and Cunard extend sailing suspension until end of July
P&O Cruises and Cunard are extending a pause in operations up to the end of July as a result of the continued impact of Covid-19. Cunard will also cancel the entire Alaska sailing season for its ship Queen Elizabeth.
Asia Pacific arrivals expected to fall by a third
New figures from the Pacific Asia Travel Association suggest international visitor numbers to the region are likely to fall by 32 per cent year-on-year during to the coronavirus pandemic.
Caribbean brands urged to recalibrate for post Covid-19 world
Caribbean tourism brands, including destinations, organisations and businesses, are being told to put people first in order to come out of the global Covid-19 pandemic stronger.
Air Mauritius latest to enter voluntary administration
The board of the Mauritian flag-carrier took the decision to put the company into voluntary administration earlier in order to safeguard its interests and that of all stakeholders for the long term.
Delta Air Lines sees spike in losses for first quarter
Delta Air Lines has reported a pre-tax loss of $607 million, or $0.84 per share, for the first quarter of 2020. The figure compares to a profit of $946 million for the same period last year.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines delays return to operations
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has confirmed that it will be extending its pause in sailings beyond May 23rd in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Drones race through Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah
Drone racers have captured new and unique footage of Nakheel Mall after being granted exclusive access during the temporary coronavirus closure.