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Centara outlines regional expansion stra...

BANGKOK, March 14, 2022: Centara Hotels and ResortsThailand’s leading hotel operator, unveiled its recent business performance, expansion plans and strategic direction for the future, including several new hotels, new destinations and new brand concepts. This exciting era of growth will help the group achieve its long-term goal of becoming one of the world’s top 100 […]

Centara Reveals Strong Business Performa...

Bangkok, Thailand– Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, unveiled its recent business performance, expansion plans and strategic direction for the future, including several new hotels, new destinations and new brand concepts. This exciting era of growth will help the group achieve its long-term goal of becoming one of the world’s top 100 hotel […]

Will the Maldives develop the offshore I...

The archipelago is seeking to become an Islamic finance hub for South Asia, but needs more legislation and the country’s half-million Muslims to embrace Islamic banking. The Maldives archipelago in the Indian Ocean is developing an Islamic finance sector, although it may need to strengthen legislation and local turnover to attract enough international players to […]

Mena Hotels to outpace last year’s growt

The outlook for hotels in the Middle East and North Africa is “positive” in 2022, with most markets in the region expected to improve on last year’s performance as Covid-related security measures -19 are helping to cushion the long-term impact of the pandemic on the recovery, according to Colliers. Dubai hotels are expected to be […]

Do I need a visa to go to Oman?

Home to superb diving sites, intriguing archaeological ruins, historic forts and souks (markets) and some of the best hiking trails in the region, Oman promises an unforgettable travel experience. Visas to visit this complex and history-rich land are easy to obtain, but there are red tape to navigate compared to its Gulf neighbors. Many people […]

Rules for entering the Czech Republic du...

The Czech Republic continues to apply the color coding system, categorizing countries according to their epidemiological situation. Divided into four categories, the green category represents low-risk countries, where no travel restrictions apply; the orange category represents medium risk, and red and dark red include countries with very limited travel comfort. Travelers from all countries, regardless […]

What we know about VTL Penang-Singapore ...

Justin Ng Director of Digital Content, Kuala Lumpur As announced earlier when the KL-Singapore and JB-Singapore VTL initiatives were brought back to full capacity, Penang could be the next destination on the bilateral agenda, it is now given the green light. According to Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong, in a report by The Star, […]

Minor opens the largest Avani Resort in ...

(March 01, 2022) Minor Hotels has expanded its rapidly growing portfolio of Avani hotels with the opening of Avani+ Khao Lak Resort, a 327-key beachfront property on Bangsak Beach in Thailand. The brand’s largest resort in Thailand by key count, the property also serves as the launch pad for AvaniFit, a dynamic 24-hour facility that […]

India: scheduled international flights s...

In a recent development, scheduled international flights have been suspended until further notice. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has decided to further extend the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights, amid ongoing speculation around the imminent resumption of international flights. Now, with this announcement, it is clear that scheduled international commercial flights […]

Álex González and María Pedraza have bee

To the cheetah who was silent, always as discreet as possible “so as not to give work to the paparazzi”, Alexander González he continues to add new conquests to his sentimental agenda; the last, Maria Pedraza. They already have their love nest: an apartment of about two hundred square meters in a private urbanization on […]

What to see at the Sharjah Art Foundatio...

For its spring 2022 program, the Sharjah Art Foundation promises to take viewers on a journey. Among them is the Arabian Sea, with Mumbai artists’ studio documentary CAMP From to Gulf to Gulf (2013) and Ghana, as photographer Gerald Annan-Forson’s images during the country’s revolution in the late 1970s will be the focus of a […]

Japan opens online applications for entr...

Japan on Friday began accepting online applications from sponsors, including universities and businesses, seeking entry clearance for foreign students and business people ahead of the easing of strict entry restrictions on Tuesday. entering the country. Sponsors will be required to share entrant information through the Incoming and Returning Tracking System (ERFS)which comes under the Ministry […]

SITA appoints David Lavorel as CEO

(February 25, 2022) SITA has appointed David Lavorel as Chief Executive Officer. David succeeds former CEO Barbara Dalibard who left SITA after five years at the helm. David Lavorelle Over the past 20 years at SITA, David has held various leadership positions, most recently as CEO of SITA at Airports and Borders. He also worked […]

UAE flights: Abu Dhabi’s ‘green list’, C

Procedures differ for vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers to and from the capital By Waheed Abbas Published: Thu 17 Feb 2022, 08:49 Abu Dhabi authorities are updating the “green list” of countries for inbound travel repeatedly to screen foreign passengers arriving in the capital to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Abu Dhabi again updated the […]

Saudi Expo 2020 pavilion scores 3 millio...

DHAHRAN: The COVID-19 pandemic has helped Saudi Arabia become one of the most tech-savvy countries. For two years, you could no longer leave your home without two essentials: your mask and your smartphone. Forget your bulky wallet or possibly forget to bring one of your IDs; everything you need now could easily fit in your […]

Can you trust Thrillophilia.com for your...

Taking a vacation comes with several major tasks, from choosing a destination, booking places to stay, finding places to eat, and exploring things to do. What if there was a one-stop-shop where you can align all aspects of your trip, make reservations, and just focus on having a great vacation? Thrillophilia.com is one such travel […]

Easing of quarantine, Cov testing rules ...

KOLKATA: This is good news for international passengers arriving in Kolkata from this week as a number of restrictions in terms of RT-PCR testing and home quarantine have been lifted as the Omicron wave diminishes in the country. The travel and tourism industry suffered a sudden setback due to the third wave at the end […]

Bangladeshi man bound for Maldives detai...

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport officials said on Friday they arrested a man bound for the Maldives for allegedly carrying 1,791 smuggled Yaba tablets before he boarded his flight. Aviation security officials at the airport said the passenger, Al Amin, 42, from Chandpur, was carrying the tablets concealed in a mobile phone charger. Group Captain AHM […]

UK airline bookings soar | Weekly TTR

SINGAPORE, February 11, 2022: Flight bookings to and from the UK have soared following recent announcements that relaxed rules on Covid-19 testing, according to new research from ForwardKeys. Since the relaxation of testing and self-isolation rules, combined inbound and outbound flight bookings have jumped to 84% of pre-pandemic (2019) levels, outbound at 106% and inbound […]

9 days of vacation… increased demand for

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger KUWAIT CITY, February 2: The declaration of the nine-day vacation on National and Liberation Days has increased travel demand among citizens and expatriates who have started planning to spend their vacations outside the countries – to various destinations like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Sharm el-Sheikh, Dubai, London, the Maldives, Luxor and […]

IHG will open more than 50 hotels in the...

IHG Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of more than 50 hotels in 24 countries, expanding its Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio in 2022. The IHG Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio is a collection of heritage brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo […]

A billion dollar fence against the UN

At a time when Australian businesses and families are being mowed down by Covid, Prime Minister Scott Morrison dropped $1 billion to keep the United Nations away from the Great Barrier Reef. This is just the start of Morrison’s spending spree, with funding for the Reef set to rise to $3 billion in the latest […]

Will Omicron derail the recovery of airl...

In releasing its latest operating data, Singapore Airlines (SIA), co-owner of Gurgaon-based Vistara Airlines, revealed that it carried 600,000 passengers in December, nearly double the number of passengers it transported a month ago. That’s ten times more than the 64,600 it carried in December 2020, and an indication that the struggling airline industry in the […]

Empty private jet flights hastened the d...

On several occasions, a private plane paid for by Credit Suisse dropped him off on a Thursday and returned empty to Switzerland, according to people familiar with the trip. On Monday, a plane took Mr. Horta-Osório to go to work in Zurich. The empty flights were identified in a review of his trip by the […]

From Maldives to Italy, Nora Fatehi unve...

After hypnotizing audiences with his movements in hit songs like ‘Dilbar ‘,’ Naach Meri Rani ‘,’ O Saki Saki ‘,’ Garmi ‘ among others, Nora Fatehi has become one of the most popular names in the Hindi film industry. When she does not set the screens on fire with her movements, the actress satisfies the […]

Prayer guide 2022 equips Christians to p...

Prayer is the first thing persecuted Christians ask when Voice of the Martyrs spokesperson Todd Nettleton meets them in countries where it is difficult to practice their faith. Whether it’s the woman he met on a recent trip to the Middle East who has planted 30 house churches since accepting Christ two years ago, or […]

Gulf: Gulf ministers visit China amid en...

BEIJING: Foreign ministers from oil-rich Gulf countries arrived in Beijing on Monday for a five-day visit as unrest in neighboring Kazakhstan raises concerns over China’s energy security. Officials from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, as well as Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Nayef bin Falah al-Hajrah, will be in China until Friday, the […]

China News, unrest in Kazakhstan, violen...

China has sought in recent years to strengthen its ties with the Gulf states. Beijing: Foreign ministers from oil-rich Gulf countries arrived in Beijing on Monday for a five-day visit as unrest in neighboring Kazakhstan raises concerns over China’s energy security. Officials from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, as well as Gulf Cooperation Council […]

Hamad Int. Qatar airport reports 41.37%...

(Jan 10, 2022) Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Qatar handled 17,702,635 passengers in 2021, an increase of 41.37% in the number of passengers served in 2020. Airport freight operations increased by 20.71% in 2021, with 2,589,283 tonnes of freight handled in 2021 as well as the introduction of 6 new freight destinations. Aircraft movements increased […]

Spike in arrivals from abroad at the air...

Chennai: The surge in Covid-19 cases has dramatically affected the travel plans of many in recent days, but November and December generated good passenger traffic for the city’s airlines and airport.Passenger traffic, especially international, has grown at a faster rate despite restrictions and the need for testing, over the past two months. However, the growth […]

Are you ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cu...

Are you ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ™? Match schedule More details to come Register NationalityAfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBenignBermudaBhutanBoliviaBosnia herzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaGreen capCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas islandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoleseCongo, Democratic Republic ofthe Cook IslandsCosta RicaIvory CoastCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadeGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard […]

Hitchhike with Siklo

Immerse yourself in life’s thrilling adventures and hitchhike with Ringo and Samara as Siklo arrives on Vivamax this January 7th. An original Vivamax film, Siklo is an upcoming sexy action thriller starring Vince Rillon and Christine Bermas. This is the story of Ringo (Vince Rillon), a delivery man who falls into a forbidden love with […]

Lufthansa begins operating flights from ...

Indian travelers to Switzerland and Germany will be able to make their flights as Lufthansa Group, the main German airline, revealed that Swiss International Airlines to Mumbai from international destinations will start operating from January 10 in the part of the Air Bubble agreement. A deal like this means two countries aiming to restart commercial […]

Where to travel in 2022

Despite a persistent pandemic, many borders have reopened. More will likely follow this year, so it’s time to plan the trips. Ranging from urban centers bursting with culture to unspoiled wilderness away from the crowds, here’s a rundown of the destinations to explore this year. Before booking, check the latest travel requirements and restrictions. Lombardy, […]

An overview of the Hyatts pipeline by 20...

Hyatt continues to develop its brands in the places that matter most to guests, members and owners. As leisure travel continues to drive recovery in many parts of the world, today’s announcement signals an ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of high-end travelers through a strong pipeline of diverse brands in some. of the most […]

Abu Dhabi removes UK, Qatar, Russia and ...

Abu Dhabi has updated its green list of countries for inbound travel to the emirate from where passengers can travel directly to the emirate without having to quarantine themselves on arrival. As of 12:01 am on Monday, January 3, this list now includes 71 countries, compared to 73 countries. The United Kingdom, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, […]

India to resume additional flights to Ge...

German citizens planning to travel to India will soon be able to do so, as authorities in both countries have agreed to resume additional flights between the two territories from January 19, India’s national carrier Air India said. Such a move is part of the air bubble deal previously reached by Germany and India, reports […]

India launches air travel bubble with Sa...

New Delhi: In a major relief for international travelers, who are planning to visit Saudi Arabia, the Indian government recently announced that it has signed the air bubble flight agreement with the Gulf country, and direct flights between both countries will start soon. Scroll down for more details.Also Read – 7 Omicron Symptoms In Fully […]

The world raves about Saudi Arabia’s rav

I always thought that rave parties were the preserve of Goa, but Riyadh is now a competitor When Bob Dylan sang in the 1960s, could he anticipate Saudi Arabia in the 2010s and 2020s? Come mothers and fathers all over the countryAnd don’t criticize what you can’t understandYour sons and daughters are beyond your commandYour […]

Which countries can Russian citizens vis...

Although Russian citizens need a visa to travel to countries in North America and Europe, there are many places a Russian tourist can enter without a visa. As a rule, there are many visa-free destinations for Russian passport holders. These include exotic places like, for example, the Republic of South Africa or Jamaica; but the […]

Pakistani economy destroyed, but Islamab...

Archive photo | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan with General Qamar Javed Bajwa | Facebook / ImranKhanOfficial Text size: A- A + IIt’s surprising on one level, while not at all surprising on another. Most recently, the former head of the Federal Board of Revenue of Pakistan noted clearly that the country was bankrupt and […]

Gulf migrant workers speed up travel pla...

HYDERABAD: Against the backdrop of Omicron’s snowball fears, several Gulf migrants cut their vacations short and returned to Gulf countries to resume their work. Additionally, anticipating a possible increase in flight costs and likely restrictions on flight services, several migrants have returned to their home countries as there is also a rush to return to […]

Air New Zealand welcomes new ATR to link...

Thursday, December 16, 2021, 11:10 a.m.Press release: Air New Zealand Kiwis who travel to the regions for a well-deserved vacation this Christmas will feel great in flight as they land in an all-new ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft. After taking the 10-day trip from Toulouse, France, through some of the world’s most scenic destinations – Crete, Bali […]

from meeting Santa Claus in Finland to r...

As 2021 draws to a close, you may have found yourself in the privileged position of having more annual leave than you know what to do with. And while the travel specter may be difficult to navigate right now, given the new variant of Covid-19, if you’re planning on getting away from it all, there […]

United Airlines expands partnership with...

(Dec 14, 2021) United Airlines and Virgin Australia Group have signed an agreement to improve the travel experience between Australia and the Americas. The partnership will have benefits for MileagePlus and Velocity Frequent Flyer members and will create more one-stop-shop connections to cities in the United States, Australia, Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. Subject […]

Qatar Airways increases flights to popul...

(Dec 13, 2021) Qatar Airways is increasing the frequency of flights to popular destinations around the world to better meet travel demand during the peak winter holiday season. This includes Qatar Airways’ inaugural services to Odessa, Ukraine, which launched with three weekly flights on December 9, 2021, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with two weekly flights from […]

The global aviation industry in the mids...

2021 has been a year of economic recovery for many countries after a nearly one-year battle against the global Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 that resulted in a strong backlash on various economic sectors and industries across the globe. One of those countries was the Maldives, which relied mainly on income generated by the tourism industry […]

How Banyan Tree Group will double its ho...

Banyan Tree Group announced that it will double its presence to 54 properties in 23 countries by 2025, with the launch of five new brands over the next 18 months. As a pioneer of rational stewardship and responsible tourism, this expanded global portfolio of 10 unique brands will enable the Group to increase its impact […]

Mike Ashley spends £ 2million on helicop

Mike Ashley spent £ 2million on helicopter and commercial jet flights in the year through April 2020, according to recently released accounts from billionaire owner Sports Direct’s holding company. The bill for his AgustaWestland AW109 helicopter and Dassault Falcon 7X jet was £ 100,000 higher than the previous 12 months, according to documents filed by […]

Banyan Tree Group presents five new bran...

Banyan Tree Group, one of the world’s leading independent hotel groups, is set to double its presence to 54 properties in 23 countries by 2025 with the launch of five new brands over the next 18 months. As a pioneer in focused stewardship and responsible tourism, this expanded global portfolio of 10 unique brands will […]

Luxury hotels around the world

As uncertainty and new cases of the Omicron variant increase across the world, some countries have reimplemented travel restrictions. New restrictions obviously mean potential challenges for the hospitality industry, and as we’ve seen throughout the pandemic, each class of hotel can be affected differently. In this latest article, we take a look at the performance […]

Hyatt unveils plans to further expand it...

Announced at ILTM Cannes, Hyatt presents plans for seven new luxury hotels across Europe and the Middle East, in addition to 24 luxury properties in gorgeous destinations in the United States, Mexico, Morocco , Greater China, Thailand and more. CANNES – Hyatt today unveiled plans for seven new luxury hotels and resorts across Europe and […]

THC orders 20 Airbus H145 and 6 ACH160 h...

(Dec 06, 2021) The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first and only helicopter service provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed a second contract for purchase with Airbus Helicopters. THC previously signed an agreement to purchase 10 Airbus H125 helicopters to […]

UNWTO guides tourism towards greener and...

Innovation, youth empowerment and tourism and rural development took center stage when Spanish Prime Minister Sánchez Pérez-Castejón joined UNWTO for the third day of its General Assembly in Madrid. While the first days of the world’s largest tourism meeting focused on UNWTO’s response to the impacts of the pandemic and uniting Members behind its leadership […]

Countries Respond to Omicron COVID-19 Va...

[author: Zachary George Adam Monjo ] As governments and people around the world wait for more scientific data on the transmissibility and danger of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, countries are quickly imposing travel restrictions – primarily restricting travel from southern Africa. The restrictions vary from completely closing borders to suspending flights, enforcing quarantines, restricting arrivals […]

Mangaluru: after restrictions lift, book...

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SP) Mangaluru, December 2: Immediately after the issuance of orders lifting restrictions on direct travel from India to Saudi Arabia, there was an impressive increase in people interested in booking for this trip. Moreover, people benefit because they can enter Saudi Arabia without having to spend huge sums. After the […]

Travel protocols to know during the pand...

Wed Dec 1 2021 15:21 Last update on: Wed, Dec 1 2021 16:10 Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel “> Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel Since arriving, the coronavirus epidemic has changed the course of our lives in various ways. Just a few weeks ago, looking back, we felt relieved that the situation had improved over time. But […]

Singapore Tightens Border Measures, Ends...

SINGAPORE – Easing social measures will be suspended and travelers entering Singapore will face stricter rules from 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, as the country acts to buy time amid the spread of the new variant Omicron around the world. New travel arrangements with six countries will also be postponed. The Department of Health […]

Biden briefed by COVID team as omicron v...

President Biden addresses the media as he arrived on Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., On Sunday after returning from Nantucket, Mass., After spending the Thanksgiving vacation there. Carolyn Kaster / AP hide caption toggle legend Carolyn Kaster / AP President Biden addresses the media as he arrived on Air Force One […]

Several States Tighten Restrictions As O...

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday decided to review its plans to resume international flights amid growing concerns about the spread of a new, potentially more contagious variant of Covid called Omicron. The overhaul of the Center comes at a time when several countries have started reimposing restrictions and closing borders to stem the spread of […]

Saudi FM Prince Faisal inaugurates the n...

DJEDDAH: Year after year, vacationers in Saudi Arabia prefer to revisit their favorite vacation destinations, and research shows the Saudis are not breaking away from their pre-pandemic patterns anytime soon. According to a new study from Marriott Bonvoy, the traveler loyalty program encompassing hotels, resorts, house rentals and experiences in 30 brands in 138 countries, […]

Salam Tree in Riyadh “looks like Hyde Pa

DJEDDAH: Year after year, vacationers in Saudi Arabia prefer to revisit their favorite vacation destinations, and research shows the Saudis are not breaking away from their pre-pandemic patterns anytime soon. According to a new study from Marriott Bonvoy, the traveler loyalty program encompassing hotels, resorts, house rentals and experiences in 30 brands in 138 countries, […]

Saudis prefer to revisit their favorite ...

RIYAD: Visitors flock to the Salam Park Bird Garden, which is one of Riyadh’s 14 Season Zones, where colorful exotic parrots have found a new home. The area, which opened on November 19, has been well received by visitors, with thousands marveling at the winged creatures on display. Visitors can find over 50 different bird […]

Start of regional league ushers in new e...

Monday is expected to be a milestone day for women’s sport in Saudi Arabia. Especially for women’s football. It is the day that the new Saudi Football Federation Regional Football League kicks off across the country. Sixteen teams will participate in the first phase, with matches played mainly in the capital Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. […]

Four Seasons Jackson Hole appoints Sean ...

(November 19, 2021) The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole has appointed Sean Casserly as the Resort Manager. A native of New York, Sean has over two decades of experience with Four Seasons and began his hospitality career with the group at the Four Seasons Hotel New York in 2000, after earning a Bachelor […]

Six Senses signs a very special hotel in...

(November 16, 2021) Six Senses has signed an agreement to expand its brand in the heart of Lisbon, for what will be the group’s second property in Portugal after the Six Senses Douro Valley in the heart of the country’s wine region. Six Senses Lisbon will be housed in the converted 17th-century Palácio Lavra and […]

IATA appoints Marie Owens Thomsen as Chi...

(November 16, 2021) IATA has appointed Marie Owens Thomsen as Chief Economist, effective January 4, 2022. Marie will join IATA after working at Banque Lombard Odier where she was responsible for global trends and sustainability since 2020. Marie Owens Thomsen Previously, Marie worked from 2011 to 2020 as Global Head of Investment Intelligence at Indosuez […]

United Airlines to increase flights to L...

(November 16, 2021) United Airlines has expanded its schedule to make it easier to attend CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The airline has added 14 new direct flights between Las Vegas and San Jose, California, Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, and also adds 30 flights from its hub airports in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New […]

DHL Express orders nine more Boeing 767-...

(November 16, 2021) DHL Express has ordered nine Boeing 767-300BCF (Boeing Converted Freighters), the company’s largest 767-300BCF order to date. The additional freighters will be used to expand DHL’s long-haul intercontinental fleet in response to growing global demand for freight capacity. DHL Express has ordered nine more Boeing 767-300BCFs. “We believe in the quality and […]

Spain orders three Airbus A330MRTT

(November 16, 2021) The Spanish Ministry of Defense has signed a formal order for the acquisition of three Airbus A330MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport). Under the terms of the agreement, the return of the first aircraft to transport configuration is expected in a few days with its conversion to MRTT scheduled for 2024. The handover of […]

COP26: Glasgow Climate Pact is a mixed b...

The pact creates a timetable to bring nations back to the table with higher commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, refers to cutting fossil fuels, and allocates more funds from developed to developing countries. But, while these are valid targets, the pact lacks an ambitious plan to reduce emissions from developed countries, fails to phasing […]

How SA’s BAC Compare to Other Countries

Would you be able to remember the legal blood alcohol limit in South Africa without having to google it? Otherwise, don’t worry, you are in the majority. You also may not be aware that the blood alcohol limit in South Africa (the amount of alcohol you can have in your system while still being allowed […]

Maldives facing crisis more serious than...

The impressive reconstruction of the Maldives’ tourism industry over the past year is overshadowed by a much greater existential threat: the climate crisis. The gates of the airport reopen. After 20 months of locked borders, people across Asia are starting to book vacations, visit family abroad, and most importantly, reconnect with the world. Already in […]

Lebanon and the Philippines among 13 new...

Abu Dhabi has expanded its green list of countries and destinations from which travelers can enter the emirate without needing to self-quarantine upon arrival. In the first update since early October, the Allow List has been extended and now covers 95 destinations. There are 13 new countries included like Lebanon, Turkey and the Philippines. In […]

The Maldives offers a slice of paradise ...

“Travelers are increasingly aware of the carbon footprint of travel. “ Known for its pristine beaches, luxury resorts and exciting water sports, the Maldives is one of the favorite international destinations for Indians. In 2020 and 2021, India became the primary source market for the Maldives. This year, from January 1, 2021 to October 13, […]

Restrictions on international travel wil...

The streamlined system merges the Amber and Green Lists and retains the Red List. The system of international traffic light restrictions put in place to protect public health needs to be significantly overhauled to make it simpler for travelers. The green and orange classifications will merge, but the red list will be retained for countries […]

Maldives judge influencers amid Covid-19

In a lockdown season, Georgia Steel was a jet setting. A digital influencer and reality TV star, Ms Steel left England at the end of December for Dubai, where she promoted lingerie on Instagram from a luxury hotel. In January, she was at a resort in the Maldives, where spa treatments include body wraps with […]