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China's Tianjin outbreak grows as Omicron spreads to Dalian

2 days ago   |   By China Travel & Tourism News

China's northern port city of Tianjin reported an increase in COVID-19 infections on Thursday as it stepped up efforts to rein in an outbreak that has spread the highly transmissible Omicron variant to another city. Omicron has brought new challenges for China's strategy to quickly stamp out outbreaks, which has taken on urgency ahead of the Winter Olympics set to start from Feb. 4, while the busy Lunar New Year travel season begins this month. Volkswagen Group's China unit said it had shut a vehicle plant run jointly with FAW Group in Tianjin, as well as a component factory since Monday...
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As Omicron spreads, CDC tightens its travel health advice

As Omicron spreads, CDC tightens its travel health advice

2 days ago   |   By Travel and Tour World

In its latest travel advisory issued Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control moved Canada to its highest risk level category, “Level 4: Very High COVID-19.”
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COVID-19: Omicron causes sharp drop in airline ticket sales

COVID-19: Omicron causes sharp drop in airline ticket sales

2 days ago   |   By Travel and Tour World

Airline ticket sales have fallen sharply since the end of 2021, the International Air Transport Association said Wednesday, blaming governments for having “over-reacted” to the Omicron COVID variant by closing borders.
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Norwegian cancels sailing mid-cruise

Norwegian cancels sailing mid-cruise

Aimee Focaraccio boarded the Norwegian Gem on Sunday for her 10-day birthday cruise from New York. Read more ...

GlobalData: Omicron to deter global economic recovery in 2022

GlobalData: Omicron to deter global economic recovery in 2022

Despite visible green shoots in key macroeconomic indicators in the first half, the emergence of new COVID-19 variant Omicron and its fast spread has made the global economic... Read more ...

Nobu Hospitality announces a new hotel in Spain

Nobu Hospitality announces a new hotel in Spain

Nobu Hospitality, the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, has announced its fourth Spanish hotel and restaurant-Nobu Hotel and... Read more ...

Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world as COVID-19 escalates

Hong Kong suspends transit flights from most of the world as COVID-19 escalates

Hong Kong will suspend for a month transit flights from around 150 countries and territories considered high risk because of the escalation of the coronavirus variant Omicron... Read more ...

France issues new travel rules for Brit visitors

France issues new travel rules for Brit visitors

France is easing COVID-19 restrictions that have been introduced on December 18, effectively limiting all non-essential travel between the two countries amid fears about the... Read more ...

European carriers flying thousands of near-empty planes

European carriers flying thousands of near-empty planes

Airlines in Europe this winter are flying passenger planes that are at times nearly empty in order to hold onto coveted take-off and landing spots at airports during a time of... Read more ...

ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 takes place in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 takes place in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

ATF 2022 will be held under the theme “ASEAN - A Community of Peace and Shared Future”. The Sokha Beach Resort, in Sihanoukville, houses the largest meeting space in the... Read more ...

Caribbean Airlines introduces Boeing 737 Max

Caribbean Airlines introduces Boeing 737 Max

Caribbean Airlines has carried out its initial revenue flight with the fleet's first Boeing 737 Max 8. The airline, which is headquartered in Port of Spain in Trinidad &... Read more ...

Norwegian cancels sailing mid-cruise

Norwegian cancels sailing mid-cruise

Aimee Focaraccio boarded the Norwegian Gem on Sunday for her 10-day birthday cruise from New York. But the celebration ended Thursday when Norwegian let passengers know the... Read more ...

Here Are Best Drive-Thru Restaurants in America

Here Are Best Drive-Thru Restaurants in America

A drive-thru meal can be everything from an on-the-go treat to sustenance on a long journey home. But, where is the best place to stop for your mid-trip fill? Read more ...