News: Aqua Expeditions returns to Amazon sailing in Peru

Aqua Expeditions has confirmed the resumption of its Peruvian Amazon operations, with the first departure of Aria Amazon scheduled for December 18th. The move comes as travel restrictions in South America slowly lift. Peruvian borders are now open, with flights from seven regional destinations in operation since October 5th, and international flights from the USA,...
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News: Qatar Airways adds new destinations to global network

Qatar Airways resume flights and increase services to several destinations in the coming weeks, the carrier has announced. The Middle Eastern airline will fly to Algiers twice a week from November 13th, with Chicago to follow, with nine flights a week starting from November 15th. In between, on November 14th, a twice weekly service to...
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News: Oceania winners at the World Travel Awards unveiled

World Travel Awards has unveiled its Oceania 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Oceania Winners Day. The untamed wilderness, golden beaches and laid-back charms of New Zealand helped it lift the title of ‘Oceania’s Leading Destination’, with its adrenaline hub Queenstown voted ‘Oceania’s Leading City Destination’. French Polynesia, with its mesmerising atolls and marine...
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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Robert Zgozi, chief executive, Absolute Zambia Safaris

Absolute Zambia Safaris has been honoured as one of the best travel, tourism and hospitality providers in the region by voters at World Travel Awards, with Breaking Travel News here chatting with owner, Robert Zgozi, to find out more about the company Breaking Travel News: Congratulations on your victory at the World Travel Awards, with...
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News: Ponfoort to lead Aurora Expeditions

Australian-owned Aurora Expeditions has welcomed Monique Ponfoort to the role of chief executive, marking the start of an exciting new chapter in small-ship expedition travel. With a career spanning more than 25 years in the travel and cruise industry, including Qantas, Jetset, Helloworld, and most recently, seven years in expedition cruising managing the Asia Pacific...
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News: Virgin Hyperloop transports first passengers

The first passengers have successfully travelled in a hyperloop pod in the desert of Nevada. The test was carried out by Virgin Hyperloop, one of a number of companies seeking to bring the technology to market. “For the past few years, the Virgin Hyperloop team has been working on turning its ground-breaking technology into reality,”...
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News: IATA data reveals slowdown in aviation recovery

Figures from the International Air Transport Association have confirmed that passenger demand in September remained highly depressed. Total demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) was 73 per cent below September 2019 levels. This is only a slightly improvement over the 75 per cent year-to-year decline recorded in August. Capacity was down 63 per...
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News: Wizz partners with CarTrawler for new rental options

Wizz Air has launched Wizz Ride, a new taxi and private transfer booking platform integrated into its existing mobile app. The debut comes in partnership with the business-to-business car rental provider CarTrawler. The platform offers users the broadest range of travel options, making route planning more efficient with its customer-tailored solutions. Using CarTrawler’s mobility software...
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Focus: BTN interview: Alexandra Vila, global senior manager, brand strategy and communications, LATAM

South American carrier LATAM has been honoured as the best in the region by voters at the World Travel Awards, here we find out how valuable the title is from global senior manager of brand strategy and communications, Alexandra Vila Breaking Travel News: Congratulations – LATAM has been recognised as South America’s Leading Airline Brand...
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News: Peru reopens doors to United States travellers

Peru has reopened its doors to international tourism, allowing guests from the United States to enter with a negative Covid test taken within 72 hours of departure. Travellers must arrive on a non-stop flights to Lima from a variety of United States cities. Peru closed its doors to tourism in March as the pandemic swept...
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