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    Virgin Galactic receives FAA approval for commercial space trips

    The post Virgin Galactic receives FAA approval for commercial space trips appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Virgin Galactic has made history, becoming the first space liner to be certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry passengers on its spaceplanes. The adjustment of the operator’s license held by the company since 2016 comes as Virgin Galactic prepares for its last three test flights, including the first fully crewed test flight in the coming months. Friday’s announcement comes on the heels of Virgin Galactic’s first powered test flight from its Spaceport America, New Mexico facility of its VSS Unity spaceplane on May 22, 2021, which…

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    Qatar receives new Saudi ambassador as both states mend relations

    A handout picture released by the Qatar News Agency (QNA) shows Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (right) receiving a copy of the credentials of the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Farhan, in Doha on June 21, 2021. Image Credit: AFP Doha: Qatar’s foreign minister on Monday received the new Saudi ambassador to Doha, the first to be reinstated by Arab states after they agreed to end a dispute with Qatar earlier this year, state news agency QNA said. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain resolved in January to lift the boycott imposed in mid-2017 and…

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    Singapore Airlines Receives Highest Rating for Health and Safety

    The post Singapore Airlines Receives Highest Rating for Health and Safety appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Singapore Airlines has received the highest rating in a global audit of airlines’ health and safety standards amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the national carrier announced on Tuesday. The “diamond” rating is awarded to airlines that reach “hospital-grade level health safety”, according to a press release by audit organisers, the non-profit Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), and aviation marketing firm SimpliFlying. “Singapore Airlines’ commitment to customer well-being shines via a contactless journey management bolstered by best-in-class onboard hygiene,” said APEX CEO Dr. Joe Leader. The airline has invested in passengers’ wellness…

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    Cebu Pacific receives 7-star COVID safety rating

    The post Cebu Pacific receives 7-star COVID safety rating appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Philippine low-cost airline Cebu Pacific has received the highest 7-star COVID safety rating from AirlineRatings as it remains committed to providing you with safe and affordable flights this 2021. Fly with peace of mind with our new COVID Protect add-on to CEB Travelsure, for insurance coverage when it comes to COVID-related hospitalization and treatments. As people gear up for another year of making moments happen, the airline is more than ready to fly you to some of the best islands in the Philippines. Rediscover the wonders of travelling this 2021 with Bacolod,…

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    Haikou receives over one million travellers during Chinese New Year holiday

    The post Haikou receives over one million travellers during Chinese New Year holiday appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As China celebrated its grandest annual event – the Chinese New Year, major tourist province in southern China, Hainan witnessed a surge in domestic travelling. According to Haikou Tourism Development Commission, the capital Haikou received a total of 1,171,100 visitors during the seven-day holiday, raking in RMB 1.291 billion (USD 0.20 billion). Changying Wonderland in Xiuying district in Haikou City of Hainan province saw a big jump in visitors during the Chinese New Year holiday. During the holiday, a variety of activities were carried out in major attractions…