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Weekly Roundup of News: July 25, 2021

Canada to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated Americans next month

The Public Health Agency of Canada has announced that fully vaccinated travellers from the United States will once again be allowed to enter Canada, more than 16 months after the borders were closed to non-essential travel.

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Air Canada to have up to 220 daily flights between Canada and the United States after the reopening of borders

Air Canada yesterday announced its summer trans border schedule. The airline will fly on 55 routes to 34 destinations, with up to 220 daily flights between the two North American countries. The carrier says that this new schedule coincides with the loosening of restrictions on travel between the two countries.

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Air India announces flights between Mumbai and Malé

Indian national carrier Air India has announced a new nonstop route connecting Mumbai with Malé, Maldives. The announcement comes after Maldives announced that it is now accepting travellers from India.

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India: Maharashtra and Kerala ease entry requirements for fully vaccinated travellers

Maharashtra and Kerala have issued new guidelines regarding entry requirements for fully vaccinated travellers.

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Frontier Airlines announces 21 new routes in major expansion

Frontier Airlines has announced 21 new nonstop routes, including significant buildup in three major markets with nine new routes in Atlanta, seven in Dallas and five in Las Vegas.

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Hyatt Centric Altstadt Hamburg scheduled to open in 2025

Hyatt Hotel Corporation has announced that it will open its Hyatt Centric branded hotel in Hamburg. For this, a new franchise agreement has been signed between SV Hotel and the Hyatt Hotel Corporation.

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SpiceJet launches flights between Mumbai and Amritsar

Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet has announced the launch of flights between Mumbai and Amritsar.

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Delhi Airport resumes operations at Terminal 2

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport has announced that operations at the airport’s Terminal 2 has resumed from 22nd July 2021.

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Canada extends India travel ban until 21st August 2021

Canada, in a huge blow to thousands of travellers, has extended its flight ban for India until 21st August 2021. The announcement means that the busy travel season before the beginning of college terms will be hampered.

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Fortune Hotels introduces four new offers

Fortune Hotels, a member of ITC’s hotel group, has announced four new packages for urban travellers.

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Emirates’ inaugural flight to Miami takes off

Emirates’ inaugural flight to Miami has taken off, marking the airline’s first passenger flight to the city, its second destination in Florida, and the carrier’s first new destination launched since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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West Bengal makes Negative RT-PCR test report mandatory for unvaccinated passengers

The government of West Bengal has issued latest guidelines regarding the entry requirements for travellers entering the state.

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IHCL announces the debut of amã Stays and Trails in Kerala with seven tea estate bungalows in Munnar

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) South Asia’s largest hospitality company, has today announced the opening of a collection of seven heritage Tea Estate bungalows in Munnar in its amã Stays &Trails portfolio.

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Australia-New Zealand travel bubble ends

The TransTasman travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand has ended. The travel corridor, set up in mid-April, allowed Australians and New Zealanders to travel quarantine-free between the two countries. However, following the fresh waves of COVID-19 in Australia, New Zealand pulled the plug on Friday for at least the next eight weeks.

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IHG announces the signing of Intercontinental Resort Amma, Canj in Montenegro

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced a franchise agreement with Celebic Group, one of Montenegro’s largest real estate development companies, to open InterContinental Resort Amma, Canj – Montenegro in autumn 2023.

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IHG to open dual-branded voco and Holiday Inn hotel in Chicago

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has today announced for the first dual-branded voco Hotel in the United States in downtown Chicago.

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Helvetic Airways modifies it’s inflight dining concept

Helvetic Airways has modified the inflight foodservice concept for its summer-timetable services from and to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. The new meals will be served free of charge to all travellers flying from or to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg or Bern Belp airports as part of Helvetic Airways’ all-inclusive air travel product.

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Breeze Airways cuts five routes temporarily and reduces frequency on some routes in major adjustment

Breeze Airways, which began flying less than two months ago in late May, has cut several routes and reduced frequencies on several others this week.

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Ryanair announces 9 new routes from new Zagreb base

Ryanair yesterday announced plans for a major expansion out of Zagreb, the Croatian capital. The news comes on the same day the airline opened its base in Zagreb for the very first time.

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Accor’s Mercure brand debuts in Greece with a hotel in Rhodes

Accor’s Mercure brand has opened its first property in Greece, Mercure Rhodes Alexia, a stylish city retreat on the island of Rhodes.

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IHG sets its sights on Austin for Atwell Suites brand

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that its newest brand – Atwell Suites – is coming to Austin, Texas. The Atwell Suites Austin Airport is owned and managed by Bob & Son, Ltd and is the third hotel underway for the brand, joining hotels currently under construction in Miami and Denver. There are currently more than 20 properties in IHG’s US pipeline for this design-led, dynamic, all-suites hotel brand optimized for longer stays of up to six nights.

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American Airlines announces flights to Dominica and Anguilla from Miami

Miami’s largest airline, American Airlines has announced flights to Dominica and Anguilla in the Caribbean that are scheduled to begin in December this year.

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IHG to bring its Holiday Inn brand to Szklarska Poreba, Poland

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Resort Szklarska Poreba in Poland, in partnership with AKME Wisniewski Szklarska Poreba.

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KLM launches ‘Upload@Home’ COVID-19 checking service

Right now, travelling with all the COVID-19-related requirements can be a challenge at the moment, especially because the rules change frequently and can vary from country to country. To solve this problem, KLM has launched a new service called ‘Upload@Home’. Etihad Airways recently launched a similar service called ‘Verified to Fly’.

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