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    Making hotel travel possible for all! Wyndham becomes official partner of ITB China for third time

    The post Making hotel travel possible for all! Wyndham becomes official partner of ITB China for third time appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has become the Official Partner Hotel of ITB China 2021, which is set to take place as a physical event in Shanghai from 24 – 26 November 2021, with a virtual extension from 8 November to 31 December 2021. With over 8,900 hotels and 21 established brands across nearly 95 countries, the world’s largest hotel franchising company becomes the official partner hotel of ITB China for the third year in a row. The hotel industry giant will have a…

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    Nosediving net: Emirates posts $5.5 billion annual loss for first time in over 30 years

    The post Nosediving net: Emirates posts $5.5 billion annual loss for first time in over 30 years appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Dubai-based Emirates airline posted a USD 5.5 billion annual loss, its first in more than three decades, after the coronavirus pandemic devastated the aviation industry. The carrier said it received a capital injection of USD 3.1 billion from its owner, the government of Dubai, to help it survive the crisis. “The Emirates group was hit hard by the drop in demand for international air travel as countries closed their borders and imposed stringent travel restrictions,” said chairman and chief executive, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed…

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    What Matters 2021: Singaporeans most looking forward to travelling and spending time with loved ones

    The post What Matters 2021: Singaporeans most looking forward to travelling and spending time with loved ones appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. 2021 is going to be a year focusing on loved ones and making a difference. As we usher in 2021, one in three people are most looking forward to spending more quality time with loved ones this year. This is followed by being able to travel unhindered (24%) and doing things that matter or make a difference (21%), according to a global survey from digital travel platform, Agoda. Compared to the global trend, Singaporeans show strong desire to travel, with being able to travel…

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    Italy says no to big cruise ships in Venice…about time!

    The post Italy says no to big cruise ships in Venice…about time! appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Finally, after years of debate, under the new government of Mario Draghi, the Italian parliament has approved a ban on large cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice. Personally, I have always thought that letting large cruise ships inside the canal was a huge degradation for Venice without mentioning the damage that it was causing. A new decree enacted 31 March 2021, prohibits passenger ships over 40,000 tons and container ships from passing close to Venice’s historic centre. Italy’s culture minister said that the decision came in response…