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    British Airways facing crew shortage due to rising infection rate

    The post British Airways facing crew shortage due to rising infection rate appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. British Airways is facing a cabin crew shortage as the airline adds more flights to reopened holiday destinations just as increasing numbers of crew are being ordered to self-isolate due to surging COVID-19 infections across the United Kingdom. British Airways says all its flights are currently operating as normal. The warning came in a memo from a cabin crew union who told cabin crew who are still at work that they will face a “challenging” few days ahead “As we head into this weekend, for a variety of reasons,…

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    RevPAR rising! An APAC recovery update

    The post RevPAR rising! An APAC recovery update appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. While some destinations and segments, like city-based hotels that cater to business travellers, may take longer to experience sustained occupancy and revenue growth – it is a misconception to think RevPAR is suppressed in all markets and for all property types. In this guest column, Ian Chinn, regional director of sales for IDeaS Revenue Solutions talks about how travel and leisure segment continues to make up the majority share of occupancy and improving levels of corporate travel. For a travel-dependent industry, COVID-19 outbreaks and subsequent border closures continue to have a significant impact…

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    A new island of hope rising from the Indian Ocean

    Maldivian authorities counter the idea that this is basically a tropical rubbish dump, albeit rather vaguely. “All measures to minimise the impact of construction on the environment are monitored by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) of the Maldives,” Ahmed told me. While Hulhumalé is being fashioned primarily to improve the lives of Maldivians, its City of Hope also aims to be a beacon for a new cohort of tourists interested in more than just lying in a beachside resort bubble. A 2018 World Finance report, for example, highlights the potential for medical and sports tourism tied into upcoming projects such as the Maldives’ first multi-specialist hospital, water theme park and…

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    BBC – Travel – A new island of hope rising from the Indian Ocean

    (This year, we published many inspiring and amazing stories that made us fall in love with the world – and this is one our favourites. Click here for the full list). Scattered across the Arabian Sea, south-west of Sri Lanka and India, the Maldives present the face of a dreamy, tropical idyll to travellers from all over the world, who fly in to savour picture-perfect coral atolls fringed with white sand, luxurious resorts and world-class water sport. We are one of the most vulnerable countries on Earth But perhaps no other nation faces an environmental threat quite like the Maldives. Its luxury beach resorts may be world-famous, but with more…