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British Airways launches BA Better World sustainability program

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British Airways has launched a new sustainability program - BA Better World. As part of the initiative, British Airways is working with bp to source sustainable aviation fuel for all its flights between London, Glasgow and Edinburgh during the UK’s COP26 climate change summit being held in Glasgow, Scotland later… Read

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England simplifies COVID-19 travel rules

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The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the “simpler, more straightforward system” would allow “more people… Read

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Experience Tokyo from a different angle: London Double Decker Tokyo Tour

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If you’ve been itching to get outside after being cooped up at home for months on end, but are understandably on edge about the risks involved whileCOVID-19 is still lurking around, then this socially distanced London double decker bus sightseeing tour might just be the escape you are looking for.… Read

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Carnival CEO discusses cruise lines, the pandemic, politics

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Carnival Corp, once a $21 billion company, saw revenue plunge to zero overnight last year when the pandemic shut down the cruise industry. It's CEO Arnold Donald's job to navigate uncharted waters for the cruise giant, which operates nine brands that span the globe. The company hopes to have the… Read

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Kurobe Dam to open to public in 2024

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Kurobe Dam in Toyama Prefecture is consistently ranked as one of Japan’s best sightseeing spots to check out if you’re on a budget, and it’s not hard to see why. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful mountain views, it’s a pretty impressive sight to behold, with dam fans regularly flocking to see… Read

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Tokyo farewells Japan’s only double-decker shinkansen with a special escalator at the station

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The only two-level shinkansen train in Japan, the E4 Series — also known as “Max Toki” and “Max Tanigawa” — currently used on the Joetsu shinkansen, is scheduled to end its regular service on Oct 1. Once it’s off the rails, there will be no more shinkansen double-decker trains in operation. ▼ The… Read

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Travel + Leisure’s new subscription Travel Club turns expert inspiration into bookable experiences

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Travel + Leisure Group, a new business line from Travel + Leisure Co, has launched Travel + Leisure Club, the only travel subscription service with the power to turn the aspirational pages from the iconic Travel + Leisure magazine, the world’s most influential travel brand, into real life, bookable experiences.… Read

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Company controlled by Bill Gates to buy major interest in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

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An affiliate of Cascade Investment, a company controlled by Bill Gates, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. In the all-cash deal, Cascade will increase its existing 47.5% stake to 71.25% by purchasing half of the existing 47.5% stake owned… Read

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Bangkok to reopen for vaccinated tourists in October

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Thailand plans to reopen Bangkok to fully vaccinated visitors in October, officials said Friday, as the kingdom seeks to salvage a tourism industry hammered by the pandemic. Before COVID, tourism made up a fifth of Thailand's national income but severe travel curbs imposed to fight the virus saw the usual… Read

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European tourists boost sector, but can't top Americans, Asians

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European travelers helped plug a gap left by Asian and North American tourists stranded at home by the pandemic, staving off a total washout this year for Europe's hospitality industry. After a disastrous 2020 tourism season, the sector had banked on vaccination campaigns and the easing of travel restrictions to… Read

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