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China's peak Lunar New Year air travel season fizzles as Covid cases rise

China's peak Lunar New Year air travel season fizzles as Covid cases rise

Iphie Nie, a 30-year-old designer in Beijing who usually travels to visit family in her hometown of Shenzhen during the Lunar New Year has, like many Chinese, reluctantly decided against booking a flight for the mid-February holiday.

Biden administration plans to strengthen health measures around international travel

Biden administration plans to strengthen health measures around international travel

It’s a new dawn in the US, as Joe Biden entered The White House as the 46th president. The US imposed travel restrictions on Europe last March and the Brazilian entry ban was put in place in May ...

Covid vaccines mark end of pandemic era’s sizzling travel deals

Covid vaccines mark end of pandemic era’s sizzling travel deals

Snag those vacation bargains while they last. The arrival of a coronavirus vaccine has the US travel industry preparing for a rebound in demand following a historically terrible year.

School employees urged to avoid travel during upcoming mid-year vacation

School employees urged to avoid travel during upcoming mid-year vacation

The Shared Services Department at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has issued a circular calling upon school personnel to avoid travel during the upcoming mid-year vacation ...

IATA develops mobile apps for Covid-era travel to help reopen borders safely

IATA develops mobile apps for Covid-era travel to help reopen borders safely

Global aviation body IATA is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers navigate Covid-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments.

IATA downgrades Middle East 2020 traffic forecast; sees only 60mn travellers this year

IATA downgrades Middle East 2020 traffic forecast; sees only 60mn travellers this year

IATA downgraded its traffic forecast for the Middle East for 2020 and said it expected to see only 60mn travellers in the region this year compared to 203mn in 2019.

e-Scooters a rage now in Doha

e-Scooters a rage now in Doha

The demand for electric motorised scooters (e-scooters) in Doha continues to surge as many residents – including office employees – find these battery-powered vehicles practical, easy-to-use and environment-friendly.

Pre-flight testing to launch in Qatar this month

Pre-flight testing to launch in Qatar this month

The global air travel sector is facing its largest crisis in the history of the concept of flight. The industry, which was booming just ten months ago – is continuing to grapple with the economic and social impacts of this ongoing pandemic.

Unimaginably difficult time for aviation; rebuilding passenger confidence a must

Unimaginably difficult time for aviation; rebuilding passenger confidence a must

As the world is fighting to get out of the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic, the aviation industry goes through an unimaginably difficult time, seeing demand destruction, burning through cash and struggling to stay afloat.

Qatar Airways to start flights to San Francisco from Dec 15

Qatar Airways to start flights to San Francisco from Dec 15

Qatar Airways has announced it will operate four weekly flights from December 15 to San Francisco – the fifth new destination launched by Qatar's national carrier since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

QM highlights sites outside Doha to mark World Tourism Day 2020

QM highlights sites outside Doha to mark World Tourism Day 2020

Qatar Museums (QM) is highlighting the country’s heritage sites, cultural traditions and experiences, and other tourism destinations outside Doha to mark World Tourism Day (WTD) 2020.

List of low-risk countries revised

List of low-risk countries revised

As Qatar continues to implement its travel policies, the list of low-risk countries has been updated based on public health indicators in Qatar and around the world ...