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Weekly Roundup of News: December 5, 2021

United Kingdom to require all arriving passengers to self quarantine

Countries around the world are tightening their border restrictions amid concerns of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 and United Kingdom is no different. The United Kingdom has announced that it will require all arriving passengers to self-quarantine. The announcement comes after the UK added 6 African countries to its Red List.

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Hilton signs Hilton Garden Inn’s debut hotel in Sydney

Hilton has announced the signing of Hilton Garden Inn’s debut hotel in Sydney, marking the sixth Hilton Garden Inn hotel in the pipeline for Australasia and the brand’s entry into Sydney, Australia’s largest gateway city.

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Emirates postpones the launch of flights to Tel Aviv, Israel

Emirates has postponed the launch of flights to Tel Aviv in Israel. The decision comes after Israel announced border closure after the country confirmed 1 case of the new Omicron variant of Coronavirus.

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SpiceJet to get 2 Boeing B777s as compensation from Boeing for B737MAX grounding

A few days ago, SpiceJet surprised everybody by posting on its social media accounts that it is hiring pilots for Boeing B777-200ERs. At the time, nobody had a clue what was happening. However, now we have a answer to that question as SpiceJet itself has confirmed that it will be receiving 2 Boeing B777s as compensation from Boeing for B737MAX grounding.

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Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Nashik opens its doors to guests

Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Nashik has opened its doors to guests in the wine capital of India.

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Flybe 2.0 takes delivery of its first aircraft: A Dash 8-400

Flybe 2.0 has announced that it has take delivery of its first aircraft, a Dash 8-400 aircraft. Flybe 2.0 is the revival of the original Flybe which suspended operations almost two years ago.

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IHCL opens its first hotel in Sikkim, Vivanta Sikkim Pakyong

IHCL has announced the opening of its first hotel in Sikkim, Vivanta Sikkim, Pakyong. The stylishly designed hotel is set amidst lush paddy fields and bamboo forests with stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayas.

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Frontier Airlines announces 16 new routes and a new destination

Frontier Airlines has announced a big South Florida expansion with 16 new routes and a new destination.

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Hyatt Centric debuts in Australia with the opening of Hyatt Centric Melbourne

Hyatt has announced the opening Hyatt Centric Melbourne, marking the entry of the vibrant Hyatt Centric brand into Australia. The hotel is located in a prime location in the heart of Melbourne’s fast-emerging downtown.

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Qatar Airways to launch flights to Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch flights to Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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United to become first airline to fly a aircraft full of passengers using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

United will today operate what it says an ‘unprecedented’ flight ‘that will serve as a turning point in the industry’s effort to combat climate change: for the first time in aviation history, a commercial carrier will fly an aircraft full of passengers using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)’.

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Aer Lingus launches flights between Manchester and New York JFK

Aer Lingus has finally launched flights between Manchester and New York JFK after multiple delays due to border closures.

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Marriott announces the opening of Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands

Marriott has announced the opening of Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands. This is the first international five-star hotel in the harbour suburb of Melbourne.

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ITA Airways, Italy’s new flag carrier, places order for 28 Airbus aircraft

ITA Airways, Italy’s new flag carrier, has placed an order for 28 Airbus aircraft. This follows a memorandum of understanding announced at the end of September 2021.

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Emirates to resume flights to Nigeria

Emirates has announced that it will restart flights between Dubai and Nigeria on 5th December 2021.

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Austrian Airlines to add an additional weekly frequency to Cancun

Austrian Airlines has announced that it will add an additional weekly frequency in flights to Cancun starting January next year.

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Indigo renews its partnership with Accor

Indian low cost carrier Indigo has announced that it has renewed its partnership with Accor.

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Now Open: Fairfield by Marriott Dehradun

Fairfield by Marriott, one of Marriott’s 30 brands, has announced the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Dehradun, marking the brand’s first opening in Uttarakhand and also expanding the brand’s presence in India. This is the 21st Fairfield by Marriott property in India.

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Cathay Pacific to install HBO MAX in its seatback inflight entertainment

Cathay Pacific has announced that it will introduce HBO Max Originals to its seatback inflight entertainment (IFE) experience. With this, Cathay Pacific will become the first Asian airline to introduce HBO Max Originals to its IFE.

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Hyatt’s tommie Hollywood debuts in Los Angeles

Hyatt has announced the opening of tommie Hollywood, a lifestyle hotel located in the heart of Hollywood near Sunset Boulevard, in partnership with Relevant Group.

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Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts to launch 5 new brands

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to double its footprint of 54 properties across 23 countries by 2025 with the introduction of 5 new brands launching in the next 1 and a half years.

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Flair Airlines expands Eastern Canadian services with new flights to Deer Lake

Flair Airlines has announced the expansion of its Eastern Canadian services with new flights to Deer Lake. With this, Flair will become the first Ultra low cost carrier to start services to Deer Lake.

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