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    Etihad Group CEO takes COVID-19 vaccine

    The post Etihad Group CEO takes COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer of Etihad Aviation Group, received his first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at Etihad Airways Medical Centre. Douglas said: “As we say goodbye to 2020, I wanted to start the new year by demonstrating my own confidence in Abu Dhabi’s National Vaccination Programme. While it offers the obvious benefit of being safeguarded against COVID-19, this is my way of contributing to a safer workplace and safer Abu Dhabi community. “From an aviation perspective, as borders continue to open up, we hope that through increased vaccination rates,…

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    Delta CEO Shows Employees Why 2021 Will Be Another Difficult Year

    The post Delta CEO Shows Employees Why 2021 Will Be Another Difficult Year appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Running what was one of the world’s top-performing airlines by revenue through the middle of a pandemic – something the industry has never experienced– meant a lot of revaluation and reconstruction. Now, as the airline works to chart a path forward, a memo from CEO Ed Bastian shows the airline expects a rocky road ahead. Traditionally, at the start of each new calendar year, airlines chart a path forward for the next 12 months and try to share that vision with their staff and customers. This year, those…

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    Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson, 62, succumbs to pancreatic cancer

    The post Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson, 62, succumbs to pancreatic cancer appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Marriott International has announced the unexpected passing of its president and CEO Arne Sorenson on 15 February. Sorenson left an unparalleled legacy being the first CEO of the hotel group without the Marriott surname. He also turned Marriott into the largest hotel conglomerate after the USD13-billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In May 2019, the hotel group announced that Sorenson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On 2 February 2, Marriott shared the news that Sorenson would temporarily reduce his schedule to facilitate more demanding treatment for…

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    Vaccines roll out in Asean, Asia and globally speeds up world travel recovery: AirAsia CEO

    The post Vaccines roll out in Asean, Asia and globally speeds up world travel recovery: AirAsia CEO appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. AirAsia welcomes news of COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out across Malaysia commencing from this week, as the first key indicator of a global travel reboot in the near future. AirAsia’s key international markets are also progressing well with the vaccination programme including Indonesia, Singapore, China and Australia, while other regional countries such as Thailand and the Philippines are scheduled to begin their vaccination programme by the first quarter of this year. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said: “After a year of uncertainty, it’s great…

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    Airbus CEO expects business travel to recover

    The post Airbus CEO expects business travel to recover appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Airbus Chief Executive Guillaume Faury expects business air travel eventually to return to close to pre-pandemic levels and airlines are devoting the same space to business class seats as before, he said in an interview published on Sunday. Air travel remains in crisis despite accelerating vaccine rollouts in developed countries. With video calls having replaced in-person meetings, it remains to be seen to what extent business travel will recover. But Faury told Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag corporate thinking had changed. “Companies realized: at some point they have to meet their customers…