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    Qantas creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s

    The post Qantas creates ‘whacker’ to scare reptiles away from parked A380s appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas has developed a piece of technology dubbed a “wheel whacker” to help stop snakes and scorpions boarding planes it has parked due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst Australia’s borders are currently closed, and Qantas has ceased international flights other than government-run repatriation flights that bring citizens home from viral hotspots. The airline, therefore, parked its fleet of Airbus A380s at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, a location where low humidity makes for an ideal aircraft storage location. Qantas expects to fly its A380s again one day,…

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    World’s Coolest Winter! How UAE’s domestic tourism campaign creates USD 272 million revenue in a month

    The post World’s Coolest Winter! How UAE’s domestic tourism campaign creates USD 272 million revenue in a month appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UAE’s inaugural domestic tourism campaign, World’s Coolest Winter, attracted 950,000 tourists from across the country, reportedly driving AED 1 billion (USD 272.2 million) of revenue into the hospitality sector within one month, said a report. The 45-day campaign was launched on December 12, 2020 and concluded on January 25, 2021, as part of the new UAE Strategy for Domestic Tourism, to encourage residents and citizens to explore the country’s hidden gems and promoted the features that distinguish each of the seven emirates,…