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France joins race for COVID-weary tourists

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France on Tuesday joined the race to woo tourists on the move again after a year of having their wings clipped by COVID-19, launching a multi-million-euro campaign targeted mainly at Europeans. The world's top tourism destination in 2019 is hoping to save its standing among tourists keen to roam the… Read

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Moody's upgrades outlook for global aviation industry to 'positive'

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Moody's has upgraded its outlook for the global airlines industry to "positive" from "negative", as the ratings agency expects steady vaccine rollouts across geographies to drive a rebound in commercial air travel. "While the continuing pandemic means there is a risk of further disruption to air travel in various countries… Read

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Japanese transport group aims to set up public ropeway transit system by 2025

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You don’t need to work in a big city to know that the morning rush hour is a tricky business all of its own. This is especially true in large cities in Japan: trains, cars, and buses alike vie for space in the cityscape, and the crowded public transport systems have become… Read

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Robot ninja virtual sightseeing tours to be held in Kochi Prefecture

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One of Japan’s biggest vacation periods, Golden Week, has come and gone but was once again hampered by rising coronavirus infection cases around the country. While it makes for a depressing holiday for most people, this is especially difficult for businesses and communities that rely on our tourism yen. For… Read

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Rebound in global corporate travel business expected by year-end

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FCM, one of the world’s largest travel management companies, expects a significant rebound in its global corporate travel business by year-end as activity increases. The company, which operates in more than 95 countries, believes sales will continue to increase globally and is targeting 50 per cent of pre-COVID levels by… Read

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Korean Air expands baggage notification service to all flights

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Korean Air has confirmed that it will expand its baggage notification service to all international and domestic flights, starting 1 May 2021. Passengers will receive a message such as "Your baggage KE123456 has been loaded on flight KE1211 bound for Jeju (CJU)" on Korean Air’s new mobile app “Korean Air… Read

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Hilton to open 4 luxury hotels in China

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Hilton and Shimao Group Holdings have signed an agreement to launch four luxury hotels in China: Waldorf Astoria Shenzhen, Conrad Shanghai, Conrad Wuhan and Conrad Zhuhai. When they open, the hotels will mark the entry of Hilton’s luxury brands - Waldorf Astoria and Conrad - in the four cities, while… Read

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New World La Plume Niseko Resort to open in 2023

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New World Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Hong Kong SAR-based real estate and development firm La Plume Niseko Resort TMK to manage New World La Plume Niseko Resort, a new luxury resort in Japan set to open in 2023. Occupying nearly nine acres within the lush forest land… Read

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Emirates expects to fly 70% of normal capacity by winter, CCO says

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Emirates plans to operate around 70% of its normal capacity this winter thanks to an expected increase in international travel as countries ease coronavirus restrictions and reopen borders. Emirates, the world's biggest long-haul airline before the pandemic, has been gradually rebuilding its network of 157 passenger destinations since flights were… Read

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ANA to install world's first hands-free lavatory doors on 21 aircraft

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) has partnered with JAMCO Corporation to develop the world's first hands-free door that allows easy access to lavatories on its aircraft. The innovative door was developed as part of the ANA Care Promise initiative, and will help limit potential vectors for the transmission of pathogens. "Guided by the… Read

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