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    British Airways trials ‘world first’ 25 second Covid-19 test

    The post British Airways trials ‘world first’ 25 second Covid-19 test appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. British Airways is the first airline in the world to conduct a trial with medical tech company Canary Global, to assess how its Pelican Covid-19 Ultra Rapid test, which displays a result within 25 seconds, can play a role in opening up travel. The airline will be inviting flight and cabin crew to take the Pelican Covid-19 test and will compare the performance of the result against existing tests that they are already taking.  Recently approved for use in Europe and UK, the test is currently going through U.S. FDA…

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    Carnival Cruise Line names Miss Universe Dominican Republic as godmother of new ship

    Miss Dominican Republic Kimberly Jiménez was awarded the “Spirit of Carnival” award for embodying the company’s values of fun, friendship, diversity and inclusion. She was also bestowed the honour of serving as godmother to the line’s newest and most innovative ship, Mardi Gras, set to debut from Port Canaveral, Fla., later this year. A gamechanger for the cruise industry, Mardi Gras is the first cruise ship in the Americas to be powered by eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and the first to feature an onboard roller coaster.  As godmother, Jiménez will preside over the Mardi Gras’ official naming ceremony, continuing a long-standing maritime tradition. Kimberly Jiménez Jiménez, as well as…

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    Thailand air travel is estimated to drop by 38% in 2021

    The post Thailand air travel is estimated to drop by 38% in 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai) has lowered its estimates of total domestic and international air travel in 2021 to 323,093 flights, a 38% reduction from its 518,790 flights estimate at the start of the year. Aerothai vice-president Thinnakorn Chuwong said the rising number of COVID-19 infections in Thailand and overseas has caused domestic and international travel to decline, while the government’s measures, urging people to refrain from inter-provincial travel, will further decrease demand for domestic flights. He said, however, that Aerothai estimates that the impact of the current…

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    The Australasian hotel industries greatest challenge – skilled manpower

    The post The Australasian hotel industries greatest challenge – skilled manpower appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Michael Johnson Adelaide SkyCity recently hosted the 12th AHICE (Australasian Hotel Industry Conference & Exhibition) with leading industry experts at the most prestigious hotel conference in Australasia.  The theme for the 2021 conference was ‘The Next Decade: Planning for the Future of the Australasian Hotel Industry’ and has attracted world-class speakers. The AHICE advisory council made up of leading hoteliers from Australia and New Zealand met to identify the industry’s challenges and opportunities. Key topics which were presented at AHICE 2021 included: Latest Trends, Market Analysis and Market Research, Technology and more.…

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    Seera and Klook ink deal to drive digital transformation of Saudi tourism sector

    The post Seera and Klook ink deal to drive digital transformation of Saudi tourism sector appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Seera Group, the region’s leading travel services company, have formed a strategic partnership with Klook, a world-leading travel and leisure booking platform, that will support the digital transformation and robust growth of Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector. The partnership was announced at the Arabian Travel Market 2021 in Dubai. Seera will be the exclusive partner of Klook in Saudi Arabia, and together, the two entities will create a one-stop digital platform with end-to-end content and inventory management solutions that will support tourism and leisure activity providers in…