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News: Delta wins approval in Brazil for LATAM joint venture


Delta and LATAM have received regulatory approval for their trans-American joint venture from Brazil’s competition authority, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense.

News: Thailand added to England quarantine safe list


Visitors arriving in England from Thailand and Singapore will no longer be expected to isolate for 14-days from Saturday after both countries were added to the safe travel list.

News: South Africa to reopen to international visitors in October


South Africa is preparing to reopen its borders to travellers for the first time since March. In an address to the nation earlier, president Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed the process would begin in October.

News: Ryanair cuts further capacity for October


Ryanair will reduce October capacity by a further 20 per cent, in addition to cuts already announced in August. The airline said the move as due to “continuous changes” in travel restrictions.

News: Qantas offers seven-hour ‘flight to nowhere’


The ‘Great Southern Land’ flight is on offer to those who are missing the excitement of travel or for travellers who are keen to “wave to friends and family interstate”.

News: Lufthansa grows leisure focus for summer 2021


Lufthansa has expanded its summer schedule for next year, with 15 new European destinations, including Greece and Spain available to book.

News: QE2 to return to market in Dubai from October


The world-famous ocean liner-turned-hotel Queen Elizabeth 2 will reopen her doors to guests in the United Arab Emirates on October 1st.

News: Gatwick rolls out UV light cleaning system


Gatwick has become the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light energy to guarantee a 99.9 per cent microbe disinfection rate.

News: Fred. Olsen welcomes second new vessel to fleet


Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has completed its fleet by welcoming Bolette to Rosyth, Scotland – just two weeks after taking delivery of another new ship, Borealis.

News: ITLM goes virtual with 2020 World Tour


ILTM has replaced its suspended 2020 shows with online versions. Under the title ITLM World Tour, the virtual events are designed to unite the entire global community of buyers and suppliers of luxury travel. 

News: Tisch steps up as president at Loews Hotels


Loews Hotels & Co has selected Alex Tisch to assume the role of President. In his new role, Tisch will work closely with Jonathan Tisch, chairman and chief executive officer of Loews Hotels & Co.

News: Norwegian unveils new sustainability strategy


Norwegian has launched a new sustainability strategy that will see it seek to cut CO2 emissions by 45 per cent by 2030. The carrier said goals were in line with the Paris Agreement.

News: loveholidays latest to resign ABTA membership


loveholidays has become the latest travel agent to depart ABTA in a growing dispute over refunds. The online travel company follows On the Beach in resigning its membership of the trade body.

News: Dart Group becomes Jet2 plc as travel focus grows


Dart Group has changed its name to Jet2 plc. Shares in the company, which owns leisure airline and holiday provider, are now trading under the JET2 ticker.

News: No place for Fascination and Imagination at Carnival


Carnival Cruise Line has announced the sale of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination. Both had previously been put on long-term lay-up status and removed from published itineraries.

News: voco brand to go global with launch in China and US


IHG created the new flag two years ago, focusing on conversion opportunities that combine the informality an independent hotel with the reassurance of a global brand.

News: Cargo demand buoys Manchester Airports Group


An increasing reliance on e-commerce during the pandemic, coupled with a reduction in passenger flights, has driven significant growth in air cargo at the Manchester Airports Group.

News: P&O Cruises cancels all departures into 2021


All Caribbean cruises are cancelled until the end of January next year, while all cruises from and to Southampton are cancelled through February.

News: Union Coop to offer home delivery to Palm Jumeirah residents


Union Coop has announced that its convenient store concept located at the Pointe will now be starting home delivery for its valued consumers.

News: Say Hueque goes carbon free in Argentina


Say Hueque has become the first tour operator in Argentina to be recognised as offsetting 100 per cent of the carbon emissions created by its trips.

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