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    Qantas plans to restart international scheduled flights in July

    The post Qantas plans to restart international scheduled flights in July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas is re-opening international flight bookings on all its regular routes from July 1, 2021. Qantas has consistently targeted mid-2021 as the resumption date for its international services. Now, six months out, Qantas is sticking to that timeline. But not everything is reverting to normal. The Qantas A380s will remain on the ground. Qantas’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s will fill the breach, including operating the iconic QF1/QF2 service between Sydney and London. Whilst this is indeed good news, I wouldn’t get too excited about it for the following reasons: Australia has…

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    Mauritius unveils Covid-19 vaccination programme as it plans to safely reopen borders to tourism

    The post Mauritius unveils Covid-19 vaccination programme as it plans to safely reopen borders to tourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Republic of Mauritius has begun the vaccination of staff in the tourism industry in preparation of reopening its’ borders later in 2021. Mauritius is the first country in the world to classify staff who work in the tourism sector as front line to ensure they are fully protected when travel restrictions are lifted. The roll-out of the vaccination programme for tourism workers including hotel employees, Air Mauritius and Airports of Mauritius staff and other front line tourism staff. The chairman of the Mauritius Tourism…

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    GHM plans new Chedi for Qatar

    The post GHM plans new Chedi for Qatar appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. GHM has announced plans to open a new luxury resort, composed of 59 rooms and suites as well as 32 chalets and villas at Katara Cultural Village in Qatar’s capital city, Doha. Developed by the Qatari real estate consortium, Triple A in partnership with Katara Cultural Village, The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort, Doha, Qatar shall occupy a beachfront setting within the landmark 100-hectare (247 acre) Katara Cultural Village district that includes theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries, mosques, restaurants, shops, a park and an open amphitheatre. The area is a magnet for well-heeled…

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    Alitalia newco to launch ops early 3Q21, plans asset tenders

    The post Alitalia newco to launch ops early 3Q21, plans asset tenders appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. ITA – Italia Trasporto Aereo, the newco Alitalia, must commence flight operations this summer, by June or July, Italy’s minister of economic development, Giancarlo Giorgetti, told the parliamentary transport committee on March 17, the newspaper La Repubblica reported. The industrial plan for the airline’s launch “must be based on discontinuity, economic sustainability, and market vision. This means that to fly, ITA cannot be too heavy,” said the minister, who assumed office as part of Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s new cabinet on February 13. All operations must be accelerated if…

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    This major cruise line just announced plans to restart

    The post This major cruise line just announced plans to restart appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. It seems that the return of cruising is starting in high gear. One of the world’s biggest cruise lines, MSC Cruises, announced on Thursday it would resume operations with more than half its fleet over the next three months, but not in Australia though! The 18-ship brand already has restarted sailings out of Italy with one ship, MSC Grandiosa. But it now plans to have at least 10 ships sailing by 1st of August. All 10 ships will operate in Europe, where government officials have been more open to a…