Brazil has reopened international air travel to foreign tourists, which had been banned since March, even as its coronavirus outbreak ranks as the world's second-worst.
Countries should gradually lift international travel measures based on a thorough risk assessment and must prioritize essential travel for emergencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
Devastated by the loss of customers during the virus crisis, around 40,000 bars, hotels, and restaurants in Spain have permanently closed, the hotel and catering industry said. The figure amounts to 13% of such establishments in Spain, a country in which tourism plays a major role in the economy, and where the population tends to eat out very often, Spain's hostelry federation said.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) has been placed into administration in the UK, while TransOcean Tours (owned by CMV) is facing the same scenario in Germany. All departures have been cancelled for CMV and TransOcean.
River cruises are making a quiet comeback on the Danube after the COVID-19 pandemic brought global tourism to a standstill and forced companies to suspend voyages.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced on Monday an extended delay to the resumption of its sailing operations.
Royal Caribbean International has delayed the construction of the world’s largest cruise ship as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
The International Labour Organization has expressed support for new international measures to protect the rights of seafarers, stranded at sea because of the COVID-19 crisis .
British Airways, the world's largest operator of Boeing's 747, said it would retire its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect due to the downturn in the travel industry caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Rio de Janeiro's golden beaches are sparkling a lot more during the coronavirus pandemic, as residents and visitors stay away, revealing miles of pristine sand along the spectacular shore.