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    Qatar Airways joins IATA’s turbulence aware platform

    The post Qatar Airways joins IATA’s turbulence aware platform appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qatar Airways and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Qatar Airways will become the first airline in the Middle East to join the IATA Turbulence Aware platform.  Turbulence Aware, developed by IATA, assists airlines in mitigating the impact of turbulence, which is a leading cause of passenger and crew injuries and higher fuel costs each year, by pooling and sharing anonymized turbulence data from multiple participating airlines and thousands of daily flights. The real-time, accurate data enables pilots and dispatchers to select optimal flight paths, avoid turbulence, and fly at optimal…

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    Virgin Australia joins the campaign to accelerate vaccinations

    The post Virgin Australia joins the campaign to accelerate vaccinations appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka joined other business leaders at the Operation COVID Shield National Business Partnership Forum meeting. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, LG John Frewen, Coordinator-General, National COVID Vaccine Taskforce & Professor Paul Kelly, Chief Medical Officer hosted the roundtable to discuss the Federal Government’s Vaccination program. Virgin Australia looks forward to working with the Federal Government to help protect the community and ensure we can keep our economy moving. Virgin Australia Group CEO Jayne Hrdlicka said “I welcome today’s constructive round table discussion between the Federal Government, businesses and…

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    Thomas Cook India joins hands with Destination Maldives

    The post Thomas Cook India joins hands with Destination Maldives appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In a focussed initiative to give fillip to travel to the Maldives, Thomas Cook India has signed a strategic agreement with the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) to enhance visibility and visits to the destination. Given positive consumer sentiment due to announcements on the vaccine and significant lockdown fatigue, Thomas Cook India’s Holiday Readiness Report (December 2020) reveals that international destinations are seeing a marked upward demand trajectory with 48% of respondents keen to take an international holiday in 2021. Consumer interest in short haul destinations, including the Maldives,…

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    Aurora Expeditions joins luxury travel agency network Virtuoso

    The post Aurora Expeditions joins luxury travel agency network Virtuoso appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Aurora Expeditions has joined forces with the world’s leading luxury travel agency network Virtuoso® as part of its exclusive Regional Preferred Partners Program across Asia-Pacific. This exciting ‘by-invitation-only’ partnership connects Aurora Expeditions with more than 1,500 elite Virtuoso luxury travel advisors in the region, who deliver exclusive amenities, unique experiences and privileged access to their upscale clientele. “Being invited as a Virtuoso partner is an absolute honour,” says Aurora Expeditions CEO Monique Ponfoort. “We truly value the unrivalled reputation of Virtuoso member advisors, and we really look forward to offering their…

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    Former WTTC CEO joins Saudi Tourism

    The post Former WTTC CEO joins Saudi Tourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism announces the appointment of Gloria Guevera Manzo, most recently CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), to the position of chief special advisor to Ahmed Al Khateeb, the minister of tourism. As a special advisor to the minister of tourism, Guevera will draw on more than 25 years of public and private tourism sector experience to help facilitate international collaborations, develop human capital and contribute to the delivery of Saudi’s ambitious, large-scale tourism investments under Vision 2030. Ahmed Al Khateeb welcomed the appointment, saying: “Saudi Arabia’s…