Category: Global

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States (US) to London Heathrow (LHR), in a combined effort to scientifically demonstrate how COVID-19 testing can reopen international travel and remove the need for passengers to quarantine on arrival. The free tests will initially […]

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Corona unveils ‘Rediscover Paradise’ in partnership with Thrillophilia

  In its quest to get the world back outside when it is safe to travel and explore nature, Corona that has long been synonymous with the beach and natural world today announced the launch of ‘Rediscover Paradise’ program in partnership with Thrillophilia, a leading online curator of experience-based gateways. The initiative aims at promoting local […]

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Global travel industry to gather at ReCONNECT- the virtual exhibition, prepare for reopening

Indian Government has mandated unrestricted domestic travel, international travel likely to catch up fast The Indian Government has mandated the States to do away with any restrictions on movement of persons within the country. The policy of unrestricted travel first announced in Unlock 2 has been reiterated in Unlock 3 and 4 guidelines and the […]

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Emirates returns over INR 9,985 crore to customers in refunds

Emirates reveals that is has returned over 9,985 crore rupees (US$ 1.4 billion) in COVID-19 related travel refunds to date, making strong and steady progress on its commitment to customers to complete pending refunds. More than 1.4 million refunds requests have been completed since March, representing 90% of the airline’s backlog. This includes all requests […]

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It’s time to travel differently and responsibly with Club Med

As a pioneer in premium all-inclusive holidays with a responsible vision, Club Med believes in eco-friendly holidays and has always shown the way towards sustainable tourism through its offerings. In the current scheme of things, experts predict that responsible travel may emerge as a strong trend post the global COVID-19 crisis. Travellers are likely to lean towards […]

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Advice to Hotel Owners: An Asset Manager’s View

Shwetank Singh, Vice-President, Development & Asset Management, InterGlobe Hotels pens a special column for Travel News Digest readers. Uncertainty is the order of the day. Everyone wishes they had a crystal ball. The only thing that people are sure of in the current pandemic is the economic and humanitarian havoc caused at a scale and […]

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CapaJet announces South East Asia & Pacific repatriation flights beginning 19th August

After successfully organizing & operating a number of repatriation flights in last two months, bringing back thousands of stranded Indians home,  today announced that it would be operating new flights beginning 19th August targeting key routes in South East Asia & Pacific. These flights will be operating from Jakarta, New Delhi, Port Moresby, Nadi and will […]

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Club Med is pulling out all stops to reassure guests into having a safe and memorable holiday

Club Med, the pioneer in premium all-inclusive holidays prides itself in offering comfortable and carefree holidays with customer happiness at its core. Health and safety of the staff at Club Med (G.Os & G.Es) and of its guests (G.Ms) has always been a priority and the resort teams have stepped up hygiene and safety measures […]

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UNWTO recognizes RateGain for creating solutions to aid tourism’s recovery

  UN’s specialized wing for tourism, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has recognized RateGain’s ‘Smart Distribution’ as a solution that helps the industry in ‘Healing for Prosperity’ in its recent initiative where over 1,300 companies participated from over 110+ countries. RateGain’s AI-powered distribution offering is aimed to help enterprise as well as independent and […]

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Emirates Skywards introduces over 1,500 new ways to earn Miles

Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has introduced a thousand new ways to earn Miles while shopping online with popular UK and US brands including Apple, Samsung, Nike, Bose, RayBan, Hugo Boss, Macy’s, etc. Members can now visit skywardsmilesmall.com, choose from more than 1,500 brands and splurge on shopping – all […]

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