CHICAGO: U.S. airlines will benefit from the Biden administration's decision https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/us-relax-travel-restrictions-passengers-uk-eu-november-source-2021-09-20 on Monday to reopen the country to fully-vaccinated air travelers from around the world, experts said, but the outlook for lucrative business travel was less certain.
Lifting restrictions will allow tens of thousands of foreign nationals to fly to the United States. It also gives the big three air carriers, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, a chance to recover part of their trans-Atlantic business.
Moody's Investors Service estimates the White House decision would result in a "stronger" operRead More »
LANGKAWI: After more than a year with hardly any tourists, Langkawi was brimming with domestic travellers on Malaysia Day yesterday.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the island’s travel bubble performance would be a benchmark for other local destinations to learn from.
Entry into Langkawi is only by sea and air, and authorities are ensuring only fully vaccinated tourists who have been screened for Covid-19 can set foot on the island.
“With a local population of 115,000 and almost 90% of them fully vaccinated, this will be the best place to measure the success of the scheme,” Nancy told a press conference here yesterday.
Expressing delight at the arrival of the first batch of tourists, she urged everRead More »
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia’s first service from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi yesterday morning under the tourism bubble recorded a 100% flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel.
The low-cost carrier said the maiden flight, the first of nine scheduled daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, left KL International Airport 2 (klia2) at 9.50am utilising an Airbus A321neo.
“Aside from Kuala Lumpur (63 flights weekly), AirAsia also has flights to Langkawi departing from Penang (14 times weekly), Johor Baru (seven times weekly), Ipoh (three times weekly) and Kota Baru (three times weekly), making up a total of 90 weekly flights,” it said in a statement.
AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said over 200,000 seats to Langkawi were sRead More »
Perhentians: Hippie hideaway While many backpacker haunts have become gentrified over time, the Perhentians have managed to retain their low-key vibe. They might not be easy to get to, but the Perhentian islands off the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia have achieved iconic status on the backpacker trail. In …Read More »
MITM TRAVEL FAIR 2016 The 2016 Kuala Lumpur MITM Travel Fair is to be held at Mid Valley Exhibition Centre. The organizer Malaysian Chinese Tourism Association has said they expect to attract over 80,000 visitors to the fair. Admission to the travel fair is free. Travel and tourism fairs are …Read More »
Tanjung Aru, Sabah – Beach Honeymoon Setting Tanjung Aru is a sub district of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah. The main feature here is the dazzling white beach which is a favourite among couples, especially during sunset. Activities at Tanjung Aru is not as plentiful as other places, but the view …Read More »
Monday, 18 September 2017 : A woman threw acid at four female American tourists at a train station in the French city of Marseille on Sunday, an attack police said they did not believe was terrorism-related. Two of the women, in their early twenties, were treated in hospital for burns …Read More »
Monday, 31 July 2017 The total solar eclipse that will sweep across the entirety of the continental United States on 21 August has the country’s emergency services officials bracing for impact. The celestial event, the first of its kind in nearly a century, has so many stargazers hyped up that …Read More »
Thursday, 8 June 2017 New Delhi — The proposed scheme will be based on India’s UDAN scheme which provides a ticket for an hour’s flight for approximately US$ 38. UDAN is considered one of the cheapest air connectivity schemes aimed to bring smaller cities on aviation route for the economic uplift of a region. The proposal has not …Read More »
Thursday, 6 April 2017 According to a new travel trends report, the most popular way for finding airfare deals is to head straight to an airline’s website versus a meta travel search engine like Kayak, Skyscanner and Expedia. In a survey of 2,500 travellers across North America by air travel …Read More »