Tourism

September 17, 2020

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American Express Announces Plans to Expand Centurion® Lounges in Two Major U.S. Airports and Prepares to Welcome Travelers with New Health and Safety Practices

  • AMERICAN EXPRESS TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND AND ENHANCE EXISTING CENTURION LOUNGES AT NEW YORK’S LAGUARDIA AIRPORT AND LAS VEGAS’ MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • AMERICAN EXPRESS INTRODUCES NEW “CENTURION LOUNGE COMMITMENT” HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Today, American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced plans to expand two of its signature Centurion Lounges and introduced The Centurion Lounge Commitment, a set of new health and safety protocols and practices, which will be implemented"...

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September 14, 2020

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UTB starts Digital Campaign to boost local tourism

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has launched a domestic tourism campaign dubbed ‘Take On The Pearl’.

The 8-week long campaign is aimed at jump-starting the country’s tourism, with focus on the domestic market, in addition to putting a spotlight on some of the country’s prized tourist attractions.

Addressing"...

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September 4, 2020

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Mavenir Wins Best 5G Core and Best OpenRAN at 5G World 2020

Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end cloud-native 4G/5G Network Software Provider focused on accelerating digital transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), was recognized for its continuous network and service innovation, taking home two awards for “Best 5G Core” and “Best OpenRAN” at the 5G World Awards 2020, hosted by Informa Tech. Leveraging Mavenir’s technology innovation DNA, both the OpenRAN vRAN and 5G Core use cloud-native architecture and open interfaces, following web-scale principles to provide the required scalability, agility and reliability in order to support the wide range of 5G use cases and meet stringent 5G performance requirements. In addition, both are fully containerized solutions and share a common integration and management layer. “Mavenir continues to drive forward with advanced cloud-native solutions......

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September 3, 2020

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Global Air Cargo stable, capacity remains constrained

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets in July showing air cargo demand is stable but at lower levels than 2019.

While there is some month-to-month improvement, it is at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest.

This is due to the capacity constraint from the loss of available"...

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September 2, 2020

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Into Tibet 2020: Tips for Experiencing a Different Tibet by CGTN

Going into Tibet is not a myth in modern times.

Across the roads and over the streams in Tibet, you will see the magnificent sunrise in the City of the Sun, breathe in and out the pure smell of nature, and pink-cheeked children will sing folk songs and prayers for you. CGTN's journey Into Tibet 2020 officially kicked off on August 19 this year.

Three teams led by CGTN"...

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August 31, 2020

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City of Tampere: Architecture Competition for New Art Museum Building to Launch in Finland

An international architecture competition has been launched in the historical city centre of Tampere. The contestants of the competition get to design a new building for the Sara Hildén Art Museum. The old factory buildings in the area as well as the cultural surroundings offer an interesting setting for the competition. With approximately 370,000 residents, the steadily growing Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. If the nearby municipalities are included, Tampere is the second largest urban"...

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August 30, 2020

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Santam pays out R870m in relief to hospitality and retail services in South Africa

Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer, has paid out, R870 million, nearly all of its R1 billion interim relief funds, in just over three weeks to the hospitality, leisure and non-essential retail services industries.

Interim relief payments have since August 5 been made to more than 2 000 businesses. The individual amounts paid range from R25 000 to R1.5-million. Two weeks ago Santam had already paid R506 million of the R1-billion,"...

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August 19, 2020

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Covid19: Minister of Tourism insists on application of health prevention rules

ALGIERS- The Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and Family Work, Mohamed Hamidou, insisted, Monday in Algiers, on the importance of the rigorous application of health prevention rules against the Coronavirus epidemic, after the resumption of tourist activity.

During an inspection visit to infrastructures falling within his sector in Algiers, the Minister underlined the need for rigorous application of the Sanitary Protocol in touristic establishments,"...

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August 18, 2020

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For the first time since its launch,ADIHEX’s 18th edition to be extended to 7 days International Fair

The Higher Organizing Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) have announced that the 18th edition of the event will take place over seven days from September 27 to October 3, 2021, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of Emirates Falconers’ Club. The exhibition will extend for the first time in its history over 7 consecutive days, in line"...

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August 4, 2020

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International tourism loses $320bn in 5M 2020

There has been a $320bn loss in international tourism receipts between January and May this year, according to the latest edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Barometer.

The enormous toll of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on international tourism has now become clear, translating into a fall of 300 million tourists and a 56% year-on-year drop in tourist arrivals. The figures, which cover the first five months"...

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