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GBTA GBTA urges resolution of 5G rollout concerns related to air travel safety

Statement from Suzanne Neufang, CEO, GBTA:

“Recent uncertainty and concerns have arisen around the potential disruption and impact on air travel related to the rollout of high speed 5G networks in the U.S. Mid-day reports show little impact due to the agreement to minimize the use of 5G around airports. GBTA is pleased with today’s … read more


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Airbus Airbus cancels big order for 50 A321neos from Qatar Airways

The feud between Airbus and Qatar Airways has reached new heights: Airbus has cancelled an order for 50 A321neos from Qatar Airways, an unprecedented decision taken in the context of its dispute with the Qatari company over paint problems on its large A350 aircraft.

The cancelled contract was concluded ten years ago and then … read more


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AA WorldFlight UK: Travel firms call for removal of testing rules

With data last week suggesting one in 25 people in the UK currently had the virus, airlines say passenger testing is having no real impact.

It is thought ministers are finalising changes to guidance on Covid testing.

The travel industry said compulsory testing for UK arrivals and departures had held back the sector’s recovery.… read more


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AA Travenews Omicron slows bookings, but tour operators are liking 2022 overall

Omicron ruined just about everything this holiday season, from thousands of flights canceled globally at Christmas to downsizing New Year's Eve plans (not to mention the fluctuation of travel restrictions and tighter testing windows).

And the variant looks like it will continue to upend plans as we head into 2022.

But tour operators … read more


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AA Travenews Passenger wearing red thong iso proper mouth mask thrown off flight

Passenger behaviour at its best again on this United Airlines flight departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday (16 December). 30-year-old passenger Adam Jenne believed that wearing a red thong is sufficient as a face mask.

Cabin crew was obviously not amused with Adam’s own Covid-19 regulations and threw him off the flight. Soon … read more



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AA Travenews Orient Express makes a grand return to Italy with La Dolce Vita train

More than 150 years ago, Georges Nagelmackers turned a dream into a reality when he launched the first luxury Orient Express train. Soon, Orient Express will head back on track to offer travellers an unforgettable journey through one of the world’s most beloved countries: Italy.

From the luxury rail tourism project signed by Arsenale S.p.A… read more


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SouthAfrica ASATA Global travel agency associations agree; Closing borders is not the answer

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), Association of South African Travel Agencies (ASATA), Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) and World Travel Agents Associations Alliance (WTAAA), collectively re… read more


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AA Travenews UK to reintroduce pre-departure Covid-19 testing

The government has confirmed all UK arrivals must once again show proof of a negative PCR or lateral flow test before they will be permitted entry.

The test must be taken no earlier than 48 hours before departure and applies to vaccinated passengers and children aged 12 and above. Officials said the changes come in light of concerns over t… read more


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