It will be summer of 2021 before air travel returns to growth path, says Emirates chief

Hopes tourists will start making a return to Dubai from next month: Tim Clark Emirates airline President Tim Clark believes it will be summer of 2021 before air travel sees a definite improvement.Image Credit: Bloomberg Dubai: A marked improvement in air travel might need to wait until summer of 2021, according to Emirates airline’s President. “We will start to see an uptick, quite a large … Continue reading It will be summer of 2021 before air travel returns to growth path, says Emirates chief

6 lessons we’ve learnt in lockdown that will make us better travellers

The lessons we’ve learned in lockdown could inspire us to become better travellers ©Westend61/Getty Images Over the past few months, we’ve learnt to live in a post-travel world, relying on nothing but our immediate surroundings for stimulation, adventure and exploration. But with many countries tentatively reopening borders, businesses around the world carefully beginning to trade again, and airline bosses doing everything within their power to fill seats … Continue reading 6 lessons we’ve learnt in lockdown that will make us better travellers

8 changes we can expect when flying after COVID-19

One thing seems clear with COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes it: we’re in it for the long haul, and it has already changed the face of life as we know it. Airlines, which are always in a perpetual state of change, are no exception. Aviation journalist John Walton looks at the changes we can expect when we start flying again.    Costs will … Continue reading 8 changes we can expect when flying after COVID-19

Ever wondered what it takes to become cabin crew on Emirates?

Dubai: William Wilson opens the airplane door, looks down at the grey escape chute, nods to the red lipstick marks smearing their way down to the ice cool pool, and says, “It doesn’t always go to plan.” The Emirates crew safety instructor has just led us through a series of disaster scenarios during which smoke and canned screaming has been plied into the cabin as … Continue reading Ever wondered what it takes to become cabin crew on Emirates?

Global tourism growth slowed in 2019: UN

Global tourism slowed in 2019 due to a cooling world economy, especially in Europe and Asia where uncertainties linked to Brexit and protests in Hong Kong also weighed, the United Nation’s tourism agency said Monday.  The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 4.0 percent last year to 1.5 billion, its slowest rate since 2016, the Madrid-based World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said in a statement. … Continue reading Global tourism growth slowed in 2019: UN

Increasingly popular Chiang Mai gears up for changing tourism trends

The Tourism industry in Chiang Mai has seen some changes recently, especially in the type, behavior and nationality of tourists, Pakkanan Winijchai, director of the Chiang Mai branch of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, said. The number of independent tourists visiting the northern city has been rising gradually though the number of group tourists dropped slightly after a boat accident in Phuket killed 47 tourists … Continue reading Increasingly popular Chiang Mai gears up for changing tourism trends

7 Ancient Sites Some People Think Were Built by Aliens

These spots might not have been crafted by extraterrestrials, but that doesn’t mean they’re not out of this world. PLANET EARTH IS home to some spectacular relics from bygone eras, constructions that seem to defy the technological capabilities of their time either because they’re too big, too heavy, or too complex.   As such, some suggest the ancient builders of the Egyptian pyramids, the Nasca lines, … Continue reading 7 Ancient Sites Some People Think Were Built by Aliens

The World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Is Now Taking Reservations

Here’s how much it’ll cost. A hotel with an out-of-this-world view is now taking reservations — but it’ll cost you. Would-be space tourists have been waiting for years for the chance to finally take their dream vacation of orbiting around our little, blue planet. Now, that dream is close to becoming a reality. Thursday, during the Space 2.0 Summit in San Jose, California, Orion Span introduced its … Continue reading The World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Is Now Taking Reservations