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  • Travel-tech

New Report Shows Value of IP to the Tourism Sector

A new report published jointly by WIPO and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on the value of intellectual property in boosting tourism shows how the IP system creates a favorable ecosystem for innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in the sector.

The publication, entitled “Boosting Tourism Development through Int… read more




  • Beyond Africa

Most Europeans ‘willing to travel’ this summer

Most Europeans are willing to travel by the end of August, demonstrating the “significant amount of pent-up demand which has accumulated following months of travel restrictions,” a new report has found.

Successful vaccination programs and the advent of health certification means that 5… read more


  • Flights

Air Tanzania cancels flights to Mumbai

AIR Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has cancelled flights to Mumbai due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in India. The decision came a day after Engineer Matindi announced that ATCL is set to flights to China's Guangzhou twice a month starting this Saturday.

The national carrier was prompted to postpone flights to the China's city afte… read more


  • Cruise

Celebrity Cruises resumes 2021 Summer sailings to Galapagos Islands

Celebrity Cruises announced its Summer 2021 return to sailing the breath-taking Galapagos Islands on one of the new-luxury brand’s three stunning ships that offer itineraries in this unique part of the world.

Beginning July 4, the luxurious, state-of-the-art mega yacht, Celebrity Flora, will be the first to resume sailing the… read more


  • Accomodation
  • Beyond Africa

Hotel revenue reaches 50% of 2019 level

Total revenue for U.S. hotels reached 50% of the comparable 2019 level, according to STR ‘s March 2021 monthly P& L data release.

  • GOPPAR, TRevPAR and EBITDA PAR came in higher than any month since February 2020.
  • GOPPAR: US$26.79  TRevPAR: US$86.61  EBITDA PAR: US$12.77  LPAR (Labor Costs): US$27.66
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  • Miscellaneous

African airlines traffic sank 73.7% in March

Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted all comparisons are to March 2019, which followed a normal demand pattern.

Total demand for air travel in March 2021 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) was down 67.2% compared to March 20… read more


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