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Accor Creates Coronavirus “ALL Heartist Fund” to Aid Employees
Accor Group announced last week the launch of the “ALL Heartist Fund” to help its employees affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
A 2020 Travel and Hospitality COVID-19 Reality Check
In the not too distant future, tourism and hospitality industry officials are going to wake up to the fact that the 2020 touristic season has been canceled by a pandemic. Already, Europe’s airlines stand to lose more than €76 billion according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). And for every euro the airlines lose, destinations […]
Greece Blocks Dutch and German Flights Over Coronavirus
Greek officials have temporarily banned passenger flights from Germany and the Netherlands. The ban for Germany allows traffic from the central European country to Athens only. The measure is the latest in a series of Greek crackdowns to ensure the public is protected from COVID-19. Greece’s Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos […]
The Day After the Tourism Industry Grinds to a Halt
Yesterday, thousands of tourism businesses canceled millions of reservations. Tomorrow, every cruise line, hotel, and air carrier will wake to a new world.
Coronavirus Update: The Pandemic is Accelerating
The World Health Organization (WHO) warns the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating as cases worldwide approach 400,000.
TUI Cancels TUI Holidays Over Coronavirus Situation
TUI will no longer be offering TUI holidays departing 17 March to 16 April 2020 on account of restrictions from the coronavisus pandemic.
Thousands of Tourism Jobs at Risk in Greece Over Covid-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 outbreak leveling serious repercussions on Greece’s tourism industry. Thousands of jobs are at risk as because of the pandemic.
Greece’s March 25th Parades Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Greek regional governors and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have decided to cancel the parades for the March 25 holiday.
SETE Calls for Emergency Measures Over Covid-19 Pandemic
The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called on the Greek government to implement a series of COVID-19 related emergency measures.
The U.S. Covid-19 Travel Ban Signals a Disaster of a New Order
Stock markets are in freefall over the COVID-19 pandemic and Europe is in a panic over Trump’s travel ban. But this is only the beginning.
COVID-19: Ryanair Suspends Italy Flights Until April
Ryanair announced the suspension of its full flight schedule to/from and within Italy in the wake of the country’s lockdown over COVID-19.
Booking.com Announces Free Cancellations Due to COVID-19
Booking.com has issued a notice regarding the Coronavirus announcing free cancellations and refunds for travelers affected.
Scientists Now Say Worldwide COVID-19 Spread a Near Certainty
Tourism professionals should not hold out false hope for a kill-off of COVID-19 spread. Experts say the virus may affect all countries.
COVID-19 May End Up Costing World Airlines $29 Billion in Revenues
New York – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak (COVID-19) shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region. Considering that growth for the region’s airlines was forecast to be 4.8%, the net impact will be […]