Coronavirus outbreak ‘biggest tourism challenge since 1991 Gulf War’

The coronavirus crisis means tourism into Europe faces its biggest challenge since the 1991 Gulf War, a trade association has warned. The threat posed by the virus and the “inherently irrational” fear generated by the threat has been highlighted as the two main problems by the European Tourism Association (ETOA). Chief executive Tom Jenkins said:Continue reading “Coronavirus outbreak ‘biggest tourism challenge since 1991 Gulf War’”

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Princess Issues RFP to Clean and Sanitize Diamond Princess

Princess Cruises announced today a global search for a service provider with advanced, scientifically proven cleaning and disinfection capabilities to perform work onboard the Diamond Princess. The work will begin after the guests and crew have disembarked, following the quarantine of the ship in Yokohama. Princess is seeking proposals and estimates from the most technologicallyContinue reading “Princess Issues RFP to Clean and Sanitize Diamond Princess”

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Coronavirus: Slump in-demand set to cost airlines almost $30bn

A slump in demand due to the coronavirus outbreak is set to cost the global airline industry $29.3 billion in lost revenue this year. The bulk of the revenue loss – $27.8 billion – will hit carriers in the Asia-Pacific region, as Iata warned that 2020 would be a “very tough” year for the sector.Continue reading “Coronavirus: Slump in-demand set to cost airlines almost $30bn”

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