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    Etihad to rehire staff laid off during the start of the pandemic

    The post Etihad to rehire staff laid off during the start of the pandemic appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Etihad Airways is preparing to rehire some of the thousands of employees it laid off during the pandemic, the latest sign that the aviation industry is beginning to recover as travel restrictions are eased despite rising infection rates in many markets. Employees who were laid off have been asked to register their interest in being rehired through the airline’s alumni programme, which is based in Abu Dhabi. It is unclear when Etihad will begin rehiring employees such as cabin crew and ground agents. As a result of…

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    Emirates predicts another busy weekend ahead as traveller numbers peak since pandemic times

    The post Emirates predicts another busy weekend ahead as traveller numbers peak since pandemic times appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Emirates is expecting high passenger volumes to pass through Terminal 3 at Dubai International this weekend, 16-17 July, as traveller numbers reach among their highest levels since the pandemic began. With added safety measures and COVID-19 travel requirement checks in place, travellers may encounter longer than expected waiting times at Emirates check-in counters. Customers starting their journey from Dubai are encouraged to physically check-in & drop their bags early to avoid long wait times. Fliers can check-in for their flights up to 24 hours before departure,…

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    Air NZ dust off long-haul routes suspended at start of pandemic

    The post Air NZ dust off long-haul routes suspended at start of pandemic appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Air New Zealand is bringing back long-haul routes it suspended in early 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic and is increasing frequencies on the few long-haul services it has been operating. From October 31 to December 31 the national carrier has added flights from Auckland to San Francisco, Vancouver, Honolulu, and Singapore. It is also adding a Christchurch-Singapore route to its schedule, a route it did not fly pre-pandemic. Air New Zealand general manager networks Scott Carr said services were subject to change in line with global travel…

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    Brits to spend more on holidays after the pandemic

    The post Brits to spend more on holidays after the pandemic appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. While 50% of Brits have been saving more since the pandemic, two-fifths (41%) of Brits are planning to spend more on their holidays once international travel resumes, according to the new research by battleface. 2,000 UK adults were surveyed between 11 and 15 June by Opinium Research on behalf of travel insurance provider battleface to look at the immediate motivators and barriers to international travel for 2021. Once abroad, spending habits will likely remain the same, with over a third (36%) planning to spend the same amount as before the…

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    Dubai marks a year of reopening post pandemic

    The post Dubai marks a year of reopening post pandemic appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As Dubai marks a year since reopening its borders to international tourists on 7 July 2020, the latest data from Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) shows the city welcomed 3.7 million overnight visitors during the 11-month period from July 2020 to May 2021. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai said: “We have seen inspiring commitment and proactivity from all stakeholders in the public and private sector to work together to adopt innovative approaches that…