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    AirAsia has grounded 90% of fleet amid COVID-19 surge in Malaysia

    The post AirAsia has grounded 90% of fleet amid COVID-19 surge in Malaysia appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. AirAsia now operates a fleet of more than 170 aircraft AirAsia Group has grounded around 90% of its fleet of more than 200 planes across Asia due to the resurgence of COVID-19 outbreaks, an executive at its Malaysia unit said on Wednesday. Malaysia, its largest market with 105 planes, is currently under lockdown. AirAsia Malaysia expects demand could start to rebound from August, allowing it to restore service to all 17 of the domestic airports it serves by October, Chief Operating Officer Javed Anwar Malik said at a…

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    Vietnam faces Covid surge, tightens entry restrictions

    The post Vietnam faces Covid surge, tightens entry restrictions appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Vietnam, which is coping with its worst outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, announced new restrictions for its largest city on Sunday, a day after its health minister said a “very dangerous” new variant of the coronavirus had been detected in the country. New social distancing requirements will be imposed in Ho Chi Minh City, which has a population of some nine million, roughly double that of the capital, Hanoi. The restrictions include a limit of five people in public gatherings, the state-run newspaper Tuoi Tre reported. A church in Ho Chi Minh…

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    Vaccinations driving surge in UK tourism demand – Tripadvisor

    The post Vaccinations driving surge in UK tourism demand – Tripadvisor appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Tripadvisor has revealed that vaccine rollouts globally are driving increasing demand for summer holidays, with vaccinated travellers more likely to stay longer and spend more on their trips than unvaccinated travellers. As one of the countries where the vaccination rollout has already reached a large swathe of the adult population, eager travellers from the UK – alongside travellers in the U.S. – are pushing the tourism recovery forward, according to the report’s findings. At the other end of the spectrum, countries where the vaccine rollout is at a less advanced…

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    Attention travellers! Air passengers to be de-boarded if unruly. India announces new guidelines amid Covid surge

    The post Attention travellers! Air passengers to be de-boarded if unruly. India announces new guidelines amid Covid surge appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India has announced that passengers will be de-boarded from flights if they do not wear masks properly inside the aircraft or do not follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. If a passenger violates protocol despite repeated warnings then the passenger will be treated as ‘Unruly Passenger’, the aviation regulator said. In its circular dated 13 March, the DGCA said: “It has been noticed that some travellers undertaking air journey do not adhere to ‘Covid-19 protocols’ which essentially…

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    Wellness retreats sees surge in popularity as Brits look for post-lockdown getaways

    The post Wellness retreats sees surge in popularity as Brits look for post-lockdown getaways appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UK Wellness Retreat industry is expecting to see a spike in demand post-lockdown, after new research revealed an 81% increase in online searches in 2020. New research by motorhome rental company Camptoo has revealed that wellness, activity and camping retreats have seen a massive increase in online searches in the past few years. Demand for wellness retreats has seen a huge spike with a 1,605% increase in the last five years – including an 81% increase in 2020 – despite lockdown, showing people are desperate for…