Delta Is Teaming Up With the CDC for Contact Tracing on International Flights

Editor's note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure. Delta will become the first U.S. airline to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a contact tracing program for international […]

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Can you go on holiday if you live in a tier 3 area?

Residents of areas that are designated “tier 3” at the end of England’s lockdown have been told they will be able to travel abroad from 2 December. On Monday 23 November, the government published its plans for the coming winter – which included the options for people wishing to travel abroad. At present, no one in England can travel domestically […]

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Diagon Alley is covered in snow for the first time at Warner Bros Tour

Spellbinding! Inside the Christmas Warner Bros Studio Tour Harry Potter film set – with pictures revealing the new snow-covered Diagon Alley The annual Hogwarts in the Snow feature has opened to the public at the Warner Bros Studio Tour London  The Hogwarts castle model, a popular fan favourite, has also been transformed with a dusting of snow  The dining tables […]

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Ryanair agrees to buy 75 extra 737 MAX jets in boost for Boeing

Ryanair orders 75 extra 737 Max jets in multi-billion-pound boost for Boeing that sends shares up by 5.2 per cent The order is the largest for the jet since 2018, when it was grounded Ryanair already has 135 of the 197-seat Max 200 on order  ‘The Boeing Max is a fabulous aircraft,’ Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said  Budget airline Ryanair has […]

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Coronavirus vaccine: WHO ‘looking at prospects’ of e-vaccination certificates for travel

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The WHO does not recommend countries issuing “immunity passports” for those who have recovered from COVID-19. However, the organisation is looking at prospects of deploying e-vaccincation certificates, similar to those it is developing with Estonia. In October, […]

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The Newest Hotel Amenity? Virus-Scrubbed Air

When the coronavirus first hit, hotels quickly adopted enhanced cleaning polices, including germ-killing electrostatic spraying and ultraviolet light exposure in guest rooms and public areas. But as research on virus spread has shifted focus from surface contact to airborne transmission, some hotels and cruise ships are scrubbing the very air travelers breathe with a variety of air filtration and treatment […]

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How Can Cruise Lines Attract New Cruisers in 2021?

Before the pandemic, the cruise industry was the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, with demand increasing a whopping 20.5 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a 2018 report by the Cruise Lines International Association. The industry was worth roughly $150 billion that same year. The industry also impacts the lives of thousands of people: More than a […]

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The airport that came in from the cold – and then went out again

It didn’t happen in 2011, 2012 nor in any year up to and including 2019. But in 2020, Berlin Brandenburg airport finally opened after a construction performance of implausible incompetence. I paid £57 for the privilege of being on the first flight: easyJet’s departure to Gatwick, just six hours into November. Yet even before the end of the month, the […]

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EasyJet introduces charges for overhead baggage

They’re one of the most profitable airlines in the world, and with this new charge set to be rolled out in 2021 – EasyJet is set to get a little richer. In February, the budget airline will start charging all customers a fee of almost $50 to use the overhead luggage compartments on all of its flights. While passengers will […]

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