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Emirates launches biometric pathway to Dubai passengers | News

Emirates has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International airport. The contactless airport experience is now open to passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path will give passengers a seamless travel journey from specific check-in to boarding gates, improving customer flow through the airport with less document checks and less queuing. […]

Emirates launches biometric pathway to Dubai passengers

Emirates has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International airport. The contactless airport experience is now open to passengers travelling from and through Dubai. The integrated biometric path will give passengers a seamless travel journey from specific check-in to boarding gates, improving customer flow through the airport with less document checks and less queuing. […]

United States cruise sector could return by December | News

Carnival Corporation chief executive, Arnold Donald, has said the cruise sector could return to the United States in as little as 30 days should the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) lift a ‘no sail’ order at the end of the month. All activity is effectively banned at ports across the country until October […]

Sorenson sees bright future for tourism in post-Covid-19 world | News

Arne Sorenson, chief executive of Marriott International, has delivered a rousing performance in support of the tourism sector during the Future Hospitality Conference in Saudi Arabia. Speaking to a global audience he argued the impact of the virus would eventually be contained, with the desire to travel reasserting itself. “One of the things that gives […]

Saudi Arabia prepares for Future Hospitality Summit | News

The travel community is gearing up for Future Hospitality Summit, a hybrid virtual conference developed to explore big ideas and tackle the challenges facing the hospitality industry. The event begins tomorrow, live from Riyadh and around the world. Organised by the ministry of tourism Saudi Arabia and G20 Saudi Secretariat, as part of the International […]

Stace to lead travel business at Saga | News

Saga has announced the appointment of Nick Stace as chief executive of its travel business. He currently holds the role of chief strategy officer with the company, and will take up his new role with immediate effect. In his new role Stace will oversee the cruise and tours businesses, while he will also retain responsibility […]

Palm Fountain recognised as biggest in the world | News

Nakheel Malls has official broken the record for the largest fountain in the world. Guinness World Records recognised the Palm Fountain in Dubai as covering 7,327 metres squared during an opening ceremony earlier. Located at the Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, the waterfront attraction creates a relaxing environment while its water jets dance to songs from […]

Accor sees revenue slump in third quarter as travel stalls | News

Accor has seen group revenue fall to €329 million in the third quarter of 2020, down by 69 per cent on a reported and 64 per cent on a like-for-like basis. The decline was attributed to the ongoing restrictions in travel created by the Covid-19 pandemic. RevPAR at the hotel giant fell by 63 per […]

Low-cost carries cut capacity as second Covid-19 wave bites

New data from Cirium suggests low-cost airlines in Europe have further scaled back flight operations in recent weeks. Carriers are reacting to a second wave of Covid-19 across the continent and the associated travel restrictions and quarantine requirements. The principal operating divisions of Eurowings, Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling Airlines and Wizz Air had collectively clawed their […]