July 7, 2020


Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion, report

The world’s tourism sector could lose at least $1.2 trillion, or 1.5% of the global gross domestic product (GDP), having been placed at a standstill for nearly four months due to the coronavirus pandemic, UNCTAD said in a report.

The UN’s trade and development body warned that the loss could rise to $2.2 trillion or 2.8% of the world’s GDP if the break in international tourism lasts for eight months, in line with the expected decline"...

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June 26, 2020


As Gripping as a Movie! Announcing Beppu, The Onsen Journey, a Video for the Whole World That Depicts the Birth of the Beppu Hot Springs in a Miraculous Location over 2.6 Million Years

Release date: June 25, 2020 | Online at Beppu City’s tourism economy was hit with an unprecedented shock as COVID-19 began to spread in April of this year. Never in our history have we seen visitors drop to nearly zero, especially during the weeklong holidays in May. We struggled through those months, and have entered a new phase where we believe we can begin to hope that the COVID-19 curve has flattened. Beppu City has begun to look toward a recovery in tourism demand once the fear of COVID-19 has been eliminated. To that end, we are releasing a public relations video, Beppu, The Onsen Journey, on June 25, to be shared not only throughout Japan but across the globe as well. Directed by Yuki Yusa, professor emeritus and geo-physicist at Kyoto University, the video looks back at 2.6 million years of history, weaving together computer graphics and actual imagery......

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March 9, 2020


ACI Reveals World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards.

The awards recognize those airports around the world that deliver the best customer experience in the opinion of their own passengers.

This year, 140 awards have been won by 84 individual airports. The full list of winners can be found here.


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March 1, 2020


Tourism: Wonders of Algerian desert: Discover Tassili n’Ajjer National Park

Tassili n’Ajjer is a national park in the Sahara desert, located on a vast plateau in south-east Algeria. Having one of the most important groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world, and covering an area of over 72,000 km2 (28,000 sq mi), Tassili n’Ajjer was induced into UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in 1982.

The Tassili n’Ajjer National Park is unique in the respect of it being created to conserve a mountain range"...

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February 26, 2020


Can Algeria Avert Financial Ruin Through Revived Tourism and New Visa Rules?

From the deep blue Mediterranean coastline of Algiers to the winding alleyways of colorful Casbah, there are many spectacular travel destinations to explore in Algeria.

Africa’s largest country, which is just a short flight from much of Europe, is currently home to seven UNESCO-inscribed World Heritage Sites, such as the Roman ruins of Hippo Regius that stretch over vast land covered with green olive trees, flowers, and rosemary.


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February 19, 2020


Travel Insurance Consultants reinstates SAA insolvency cover

The Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) has reinstated the travel supplier insolvency cover on the South African Airways (SAA). This milestone represents a significant step forward for SAA, the global travel agency community and customers alike.

In practice, this means that both TIC and the Bryte Insurance Company are now offering these essential insurance services across the travel trade, and providing protection for customers choosing to fly with"...

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February 18, 2020


ABS, the Royal Canadian Navy, and Defence Research & Development Canada Launch Digital Asset Framework Pilot

(AETOS Wire)-- ABS today announced it is engaged in a pilot program with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to deliver the ABS Digital Asset Framework for the RCN’s Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels.

The ABS Digital Asset Framework forms the foundation of a broader Conditioned-Based Class program that transforms ship classification from a calendar-based schedule"...

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February 18, 2020


GSMA Board Statement on MWC Barcelona 2020

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA Board would like to express its sadness at the unavoidable cancellation of MWC Barcelona 2020. This decision is painful, but we believe the correct one. Health and safety are the priorities of all of the GSMA Board and Mobile Network Operators. Our sincere thoughts are with those affected in China and around the world in these trying times.

Our vision at the GSMA is to unlock the power"...

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February 18, 2020


Boehringer-Ingelheim Launches Patient-Centric MyStudyWindow Powered by Carebox

  • Boehringer Ingelheim offers MyStudyWindow to provide patients, families, caregivers, and doctors consistent access to information about Boehringer Ingelheim’s actively recruiting studies conducted at global site locations
  • The platform features patient-centric study titles and descriptions, educational content, and guidance on the clinical trial selection and enrollment process
  • Anonymous condition-based questionnaires identify and pre-screen potentially relevant studies based on a few questions about patient diagnosis, disease stage, and treatment history
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February 16, 2020


Accor set for expansion in Ethiopia

Accor, a leading augmented hospitality group, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia after signing a management agreement to open a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles.

In a move that ramps up its ambitious development plans in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Group has partnered with private conglomerate, Yuluch Elyano Trading plc, to operate the 150-key Ibis Styles Addis Ababa, its fifth upcoming property in the capital, with a scheduled opening date of 2023.

Conveniently situated"...

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