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Weekly Roundup of News: May 23, 2021

United Airlines bets big on July with more flights

United Airlines is betting big on July with 400 flights added compared to June. The airline in a statement said that it will operate at 80% of pre-pandemic US schedule.

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Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble postponed (again)

Travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong that was supposed to start on 26th May 2021 has now been postponed (again) due to a sudden increase in Singapore.

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Accor debuts its Novotel brand in Cambridge, United Kingdom

Accor has announced that it has opened Novotel Cambridge, marking the brand’s debut in the city. The hotel is one of the 1st buildings completed as part of the transformation of Cambridge North into a new urban neighbourhood, with sustainability at its heart and providing a revitalised urban gateway to the city.

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Iceland-based Startup PLAY launches ticket sales to 7 destinations

Iceland-based Startup airline PLAY has launched flight ticket sales to 7 destinations across Europe. The airline’s first route will be to London Stansted.

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Transatlantic Disruption: JetBlue announces flights to London

JetBlue has finally revealed the launch date of its highly anticipated Transatlantic route to London. The airline states that it is ‘ready to disrupt the Transatlantic market’.

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European Union agrees to open to fully vaccinated travellers

The European Union (EU) has moved a step closer to reopening to foreign travellers, as the Union has allowed vaccinated people to visit the bloc. It has now been more than a year of closed borders and this decision will come as a welcome move for the millions of people who have been separated from family and friends.

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St. Regis makes its glamorous debut on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island

Marriott’s luxury brand, St Regis Hotels and Resorts, has made its highly anticipated debut on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island in United Arab Emirates. The hotel, heralding the storied heritage and celebrated traditions of St. Regis, joins a dynamic global portfolio and brings the brand’s signature hallmarks of bespoke service, innovative design, and exquisite experiences to the city of Dubai.

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Evolve Back Resorts goes international with the opening of a property in Botswana

Evolve Back Resorts, formerly known as Orange County Resorts, has opened its first ever international resort in Central Kalahari, Botswana.

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Sheraton Hotels unveils its new vision in Turkey with the opening of Sheraton Istanbul Levent

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, a Marriott brand, has unveiled the Sheraton Istanbul Levent. The newly renovated hotel exemplifies the brand’s worldwide transformation of its guest experience and showcases signature key elements from the new concept that aims to create an environment where guests can feel comfortable and at ease, whether working, meeting, or relaxing.

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Air Canada to resume flights to Dubai

Starting 1st June 2021, Air Canada will fly 3-times-a-week to Dubai in United Arab Emirates.

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American Startup Breeze Airways reveals routes with tickets now on sale

United States-based Startup Breeze Airways has revealed its route network with the tickets now on sale for as low as $39. The airline’s very first flight will be on 27th May 2021 with the Embraer E190 aircraft.

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Indigo selects CFM’s Leap-1A engines to power its 310 A320neo family aircraft

Indigo has announced that it has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its fleet of 310 new A320neo family aircraft. This includes A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR. The agreement signed yesterday includes 620 new installed engines and associated spare engines, as well as a multi-year service agreement.

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The Postcard Gir Wildlife Sanctuary opens its doors

Postcard Resorts has opened its 1st ever property in Gujarat in Gir called The Postcard Gir Wildlife Sanctuary. The resort blends luxury with wilderness in the middle of the Gir forest – the home of the asiatic lions.

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Spain finally reopening to international tourists in June

Pack your bags for a summer holiday as Spain yesterday announced that it is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world starting 7th June 2021. This comes after the European Union agreed to reopen its borders to vaccinated travellers.

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Eurowings Discover announces new Summer 2022 long-haul routes

Eurowings Discover, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, has announced 7 new long-haul routes from its main German hubs, Frankfurt and Munich. Flights will begin in Summer 2022 with tickets going live next week.

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