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    Nosediving net: Emirates posts $5.5 billion annual loss for first time in over 30 years

    The post Nosediving net: Emirates posts $5.5 billion annual loss for first time in over 30 years appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Dubai-based Emirates airline posted a USD 5.5 billion annual loss, its first in more than three decades, after the coronavirus pandemic devastated the aviation industry. The carrier said it received a capital injection of USD 3.1 billion from its owner, the government of Dubai, to help it survive the crisis. “The Emirates group was hit hard by the drop in demand for international air travel as countries closed their borders and imposed stringent travel restrictions,” said chairman and chief executive, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed…

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    Keep calm and log on! PATA to host Virtual PATA Annual Summit 2021

    The post Keep calm and log on! PATA to host Virtual PATA Annual Summit 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced that the PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 will take place online from 27-29 April. The three-day virtual event, organised with the support of platinum sponsor, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), will bring together international thought leaders, industry shapers and senior decision-makers who are professionally engaged with the Asia Pacific region. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said: “Ras Al Khaimah has strongly committed to supporting the revitalization of the travel and tourism industry in a more…

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    One love! Fitz Club’s annual tennis match a smash hit

    The post One love! Fitz Club’s annual tennis match a smash hit appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The 13th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament recently held at the Fitz Club – Racquets, Health and Fitness was a smashing success. Sponsored by Siam Daikin Sales, Carabao Group, Yonex Thailand, Dunlop Thailand, Meiji, Supply Gallery, T& T Aluminum, Fur-right and VC Fabric, the tournament brought together Thai players and expatriates along with supportive fans in this thrilling three-day event. Keen tennis players of all levels gathered early on as the tournament started with a warm welcome from Vitanart Vathanakul, the CEO of Royal Cliff Hotels Group, who is also…

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    Brits accumulate six billion hours of annual leave and GBP867m in foreign currency

    The post Brits accumulate six billion hours of annual leave and GBP867m in foreign currency appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As locked-down Brits bunkered down at home and worked their way through lockdown, people have amassed time off and money that they could use now that international travel restarts. According to a research conducted by Holiday Extras, the working population has accumulated over six billion hours of annual leave one year into the pandemic as they waited for travel to resume. The research found out that workers have banked an average of 10 days of annual leave. 45% of those polled have earned at least a…