News: Kamark departs as Etihad restructures operations

Robin Kamark has stepped down from his role as chief commercial officer with Etihad Airways as the carrier restructures in the wake of the Covid-19 travel slump. Following his departure, the business units within the commercial department will be separated and transferred to the leadership of Mohammad Al Bulooki, chief operating officer, and Adam Boukadida,...
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News: Covid-19 may limit Saudi Arabia tourism expansion

Saudi Arabia can become a regional tourism powerhouse, according to new analysis of the region. However, the country is unlikely to reach its optimistic annual visitor goals as the Covid-19 pandemic hits global travel. The Middle Eastern destination is seeking to welcome 100 million guests annually by 2030, Fahd Hamidaddin, chief executive of the Saudi...
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Focus: BTN interview: Gloria Gallardo, president, Guayaquil Public and Municipal Company of Tourism

Having been recognised as a regional leader by voters at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here talks to Gloria Gallardo, president of the Guayaquil Public and Municipal Company of Tourism, to find out how it feels to have won Breaking Travel News: Congratulations – Guayaquil has been honoured with the titles of South...
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News: Madeira honoured with top World Travel Awards title

Discover Madeira has been awarded the title of Europe’s Leading Island Destination at the World Travel Awards. It is the seventh time the archipelago has received the accolade. Madeira was referred to as the most enviable island on earth by author H.N. Coleridge in the 19th century – “it ensures every European comfort with almost...
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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Luis Capdeville Botelho, chief executive, Azores Tourism Association

With the Azores, an autonomous archipelago of Portugal situated in the mid-Atlantic, recognised as a top destination for adventure travel by the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with local tourism chief, Luis Capdeville Botelho, about the prestigious honour Breaking Travel News: Congratulations – Azores Tourism Association has been recognised as Europe’s Leading...
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News: British Airways to grow long-haul network next month

British Airways will operate 52 long-haul routes alongside its short-haul network next month as the airline continues to adapt to changing restrictions around the globe as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Services will continue to operate to US gateways including New York JFK, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and San Francisco, with Newark added to...
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News: Cyprus removed from safe travel list for British holidaymakers

Cyprus and the Baltic state of Lithuania have become the latest countries added to the UK quarantine list. The decision from the department of transports means travellers arriving into the UK from the two destinations will have to isolate for 14-days from 04:00 on Sunday morning. Data from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and Public Health...
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News: TUI River Cruises to put summer 2022 on sale next week

TUI River Cruises and Marella Cruises will put their summer 2022 programmes on sale from November 5th. TUI also confirmed one of its three ships, TUI Maya, will become all-inclusive as standard. Marella Cruises will have six additional itineraries available across three of its ships, with another itinerary on Marella Discovery on sale from December...
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News: ITB Berlin to remain virtual-only in 2021

ITB Berlin will be an entirely virtual event next spring as Europe continues to battle the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual industry showcase was cancelled at the last minute earlier this year as the first wave of the virus swept the continent. Now it has been confirmed the show will not return until...
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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Owain Jones, managing director, Wizz Air UK

Amid the torrent of negative headlines from the UK aviation sector over the past few months, a few bright moments have stood out. One was the possible return of Flybe. But, on the whole they have come from Wizz Air, with the low-cost carrier seeking to expand its operations across Europe while others retrench in...
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