World tourism almost stopped in April due to the COVID-19 crisis, with a 97% drop in the number of international arrivals, 180 million less than in the same month of 2019, after a decrease of 55% in March, according to data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a jewel of Peruvian tourism, will not reopen in July as originally scheduled due to concerns over the coronavirus, local media reported on Sunday.
Spain reopened its borders on Sunday, a significant stage in Europe's gradual reopening after its battle against the coronavirus, as infections in Latin America surged past two million.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) issued the following statement to announce that the association’s ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from U.S. ports until 15 September 2020.
London City Airport received its first commercial flight in nearly three months on Sunday as Britain moved another step closer to fully emerging from its coronavirus lockdown on Jul 4.
A group of giant tortoises who have lived in captivity for decades and helped rescue their species from the brink of extinction were released into the wild in the Galapagos Islands this week.
The UK aircraft manufacturer, Britten-Norman, celebrates the 55th anniversary of the Islander’s maiden flight with a look to the future of British Aviation. The Islander is one of the world’s most successful and enduring aircraft designs.
LATAM Airlines Group informs that LATAM Airlines Argentina announced on Wednesday that it will cease passenger and cargo operations for an indefinite period. The announcement is a result of current market conditions, exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty of building structural agreements with local industry actors, which has made it impossible to foresee a viable and sustainable long-term project.
LATAM Airlines Group said on Wednesday its Argentine subsidiary will cease operations indefinitely, cancelling all domestic flights, its first major cutback since filing for bankruptcy protection. The announcement fell short of saying the company, Latin America’s largest airline, will entirely wind down its subsidiary, although it is unclear if it will ever resume operations.
After three months of empty squares and alleys and gondoliers stranded on dry land, Venice sprang back to life over the weekend as tourists flocked back to the city for the reopening of the Doge's Palace.