volume 55-2020

UNWTO Election | Shaika Mai Challenges Zurab Pololikashvili

MANAMA: Shaika Mai Al-Khalifa from the kingdom of Bahrain will challenge the incumbent, Zurab Pololikashvili, for the role of Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Pololikashvili was appointed to the role in 2017 and will seek a second three-year mandate during an executive council meeting of the body in Madrid this …

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Gulf Air Set To Move | Entire Ops To New Bahrain Terminal

MANAMA: Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced that starting January 28, it plans to move its entire operations for inbound and outbound flights to the new Bahrain International Airport terminal.  This will provide a brand new customer experience to its passengers flying through the airline’s hub, the Kingdom of Bahrain, it said. …

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Covid-19 Repercussion | Airbus jet Deliveries at 566 in 2020, Down 34%

TOULOUSE: Airbus delivered 566 commercial aircraft to 87 customers in 2020, 34 percent fewer than in 2019, in line with the production adaptation plan set out in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to overcome international travel restrictions, the Airbus team developed an innovative e-delivery solution which represented more than 25% …

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New York Times Enlists | Lahore In 52 Hotspot Tourist Destinations To Love In 2021

ISLAMABAD: The historic walled city of Lahore was enlisted in 52 dream destinations for tourism lovers to visit in 2021 by the New York Times (NYT). The NYT, an American Daily with worldwide readership, compiled its list 52 places to love in 2021, after stifling more than 2,000 suggestions, received by it from the readers …

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Resuming Air Connectivity | IATA Welcomes ‘Solidarity and Stability’ Agreement

DUBAI: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the signing of the ‘solidarity and stability’ agreement that will see Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt open their air, land and sea borders with Qatar.  The agreement paves the way for commercial airlines to resume regional connectivity, which will shorten flight times and provide essential …

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Cruise Lines Extend | Suspensions Further Into 2021

Several major cruise lines have announced that they will continue to pause their operations until later in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions continue to limit cruise trips. Liners including Carnival Cruises, Holland America, Princess Cruises, and P&O have all announced further cancellations and suspensions in recent days, with most extending to …

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