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    What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise

    The post What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly irreversibly altered the landscape of travel industry with countries and destinations continuing to grapple with the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the world continues its struggle against the pandemic, there have been attempts to restore normalcy by governments and industries looking to reemerge from the debilitating crisis. As it stands, the travel industry is experiencing a gradual recovery (albeit in stages) and many are hoping that the arrival of summer 2021 will offer a strong boost.…

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    With no funds for salaries, Hyatt shuts Mumbai hotel

    The post With no funds for salaries, Hyatt shuts Mumbai hotel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. One of Mumbai’s best known 5-star hotels, The Hyatt Regency, is set to shut down ‘until further notice’. Indicating the financial strain it faces, the property’s authorities have said they have no money to pay salaries. The hotel, located close to the Mumbai airport, is owned by Asian Hotels (West). In a short statement released, the hotel’s general manager Hardeep Marwah said the parent firm had not sent money for operations. “This is to inform all the on-roll staff of the hotel that no funds are forthcoming from Asian Hotels…

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    Flight caps to increase, hotel quarantine to remain

    The post Flight caps to increase, hotel quarantine to remain appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. After the flight caps were reduced at the last cabinet meeting early January, from next week they will be increased again for returned travellers to help get overseas Australians home, the prime minister confirmed yesterday. National Cabinet met this morning and determined the country’s hotel quarantine system would remain despite recent coronavirus transmission in the facilities. Other topics on the agenda included the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine now the doses have been secured, and how to deal with the virus long term. The point is that the vaccination program, over…

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    Travelling to Scotland? All arrivals to pay USD 2413 for 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine

    The post Travelling to Scotland? All arrivals to pay USD 2413 for 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Scottish transport secretary, Michael Matheson, has confirmed all visitors to the country will be required to stay in a designated hotel for ten days on arrival from. Six hotels close to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports with a combined capacity of 1,300 rooms will be used to implement the quarantine. The cost of the stay, set at GBP 1,750 (USD 2413.43) per person, must be met in advance by travellers. Final costs for those not travelling alone are currently being worked through, Matheson added, as…

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    Domestic travel in India to continue to aid hotel recovery in 2021

    The post Domestic travel in India to continue to aid hotel recovery in 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. India’s hospitality industry witnessed a decline of 54.9% in Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) during January to December (CY 2020) as compared to CY 2019, according to JLL’s Hotel Momentum India (HMI) Q4 2020, a quarterly hospitality sector monitor. With the revival of domestic travel, emergence of recovery indicators has come to the rescue of the sector. The recovery of the sector has been primarily driven by leisure ‘revenge travel’ during weekends, festival season, weddings and demand of food & beverage. Total number of signings in Q4…