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What is the future of tourism?


Here are ways travel will change after the pandemic will be over

Travel and Tourism, for the past 5 months the pandemic are declining . in some counties .

coronavirus cases continuing to spike in America, Brazil and abroad, travelers with a United States passport and Brazilian passport remain grounded. To date, just 9 countries are open to them without restrictions. If Belarus, Serbia, Zambia or any of the other six countries on that list aren’t in the cards, then travelers itching to get on an international flight will have to wait.

What will the tourism industry be like in 2030?

Will travel be open in 2021?

If 2020 is the lost year for travel, will 2021 be the year of recovery? And if it is, what does that mean for you?

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“I want to travel as much as I can,” says Adam Twins Travel, a photographer based in Iran . “I will be spending more time in South Africa, China and Thailand to make up for lost time.”

Travel agents see the same level of enthusiasm.

“We see a full recovery in the first quarter of 2021,” with more International borders are open. Like the Gambia.

Note: This is the second of a two-part series on travel’s lost year and what it means. Here’s part one.

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Many signs point to a quick rebound for travel in 2021. That’s because people will be making up for missed travel in 2020 and trying to use their travel vouchers, which expire soon. Travelers will have to time their trips carefully this time.

How profitable is the travel industry?


A decade ago, the industry’s average profit-to-revenue ratio came to six percent. This figure is estimated to have doubled to 12 percent by 2016. A 2017 survey of 1,193 travel agents found that on average 80 percent of their revenue was made up by commission, with 25 percent generated by services fees.

According to the Travel Industry Mobility Market Outlook on COVID-19, the global revenue for the travel and tourism industry will be an estimated 447.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2020 – a decrease of around 34.7 percent from the previous year.

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Dominican Republic to offer free Covid-19 tests to travellers

The government of the Dominican Republic is taking measures to strengthen the capacity of the destination to respond to the entry requirements of source markets.The ministry of tourism and the ministry of public health have announced new measures to strengthen the capacity of the destination to respond to new requirements for all visitors to the country.

The ministry of health will donate 400,000 antigen tests as part of the Traveller Assistance Plan currently provided by the state to international visitors staying at hotels in the Dominican Republic. These antigen tests will be part of the free plan currently offered up until 31 March.

The rapid antigen tests required by the UK and other governments will be administered to hotel guests at no costs by the technical health personnel in the hotels and the result will be certified by the ministry of public health.

Regarding countries that require PCR testing for entry, the ministry of tourism highlighted that the current capacity of the laboratories is 11,000 tests per day, which guarantees sufficient capacity for locals and visitors.

Additionally, over the next three weeks there will be an increase of 40 per cent capacity to ensure that no travellers would encounter any problems when returning to their country. The hotels will aid guests in making appointments for PCR testing, but those costs will be covered by the traveller.

“The Dominican Republic continues to be committed to offering a safe tourism experience both to those who visit us and for all Dominicans involved in the industry’s supply chain. Therefore we are continuously reviewing measures to offer our visitors the necessary facilities to enjoy a holiday and a return trip with complete peace of mind,” said Dominican Republic tourism minister David Collado.

Until 31 March all international tourists arriving by air and staying in a hotel have a free medical coverage plan that covers all types of emergencies, including possible contagion of Covid-19.

The 10 most spectacular airport approaches from the cockpit

As an airline pilot, I’m fortunate to have one of the best office views in the world. Looking down from 43,000 feet gives you an appreciation of just how vast some countries are and how densely populated some cities have become.

Traversing the expanses of northern Canada or the far reaches of Russia, you can go hours without seeing any signs of human inhabitation. Crossing the Atlantic to South America, the water just seems to go on forever.

However, it’s when making the approach to land that some of the best views are on offer. Curving in through mountain valleys or picking out famous landmarks, it’s sometimes a real honor to be treated to some of these stunning vistas.

In my 15 years of flying, these are my top 10. I’ve also recommended which side of the aircraft you should try and get a window seat to get the best (okay, second best after the flight deck) view in the house.

A word on runways and approaches

The approach an aircraft makes into an airport depends mainly on the direction from which the flight is coming and also on what ATC’s needs are at the time. Most flights arriving into Heathrow from the far east will come in over the North Sea and be directed in by ATC over north London.

However, if there are many arrivals from that direction at once, ATC may direct some flights to come in from the south. There’s no hard and fast rule what will happen, so as pilots, we are always prepared for change.

The same goes for the runway in use. For performance reasons, we prefer to land and take off into the wind. As a result, ATC at the airport will select the runway in use primarily on the wind direction. Once again, this can change at short notice.

Runways around the world have a numerical designator depending on the magnetic compass heading they face. For example, a runway facing east would be runway 09 and the other end, obviously facing west, would be runway 27. If there are two runways of the same heading, like at London Heathrow, they would be 09L/09R and 27L/27R.

10. Newark Liberty International, New York (EWR)

Window seat: Right-hand side

Kind of cheating with this one, as this is technically on departure, so it comes in at No. 10. However, the views flying out of Newark and routing initially to the north are too good not to be mentioned.

For the most part, Newark uses the two parallel runways 05L/05R and 22L/22R. When the wind is out of the north, runway 05L is used for departure and it’s this one that gives the best views.

The runways aren’t the longest, so it tends to be a fairly high-powered takeoff, rocketing off into the evening sky. Shortly after takeoff, when at around 1,500 feet, we’ll often get a right-hand turn towards Upper Manhattan.

A few seconds later we’re treated to the most incredible view over Central Park, Midtown New Yorkand all the way to downtown. To the far side of the city, you can see the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge and JFK Airport in the distance. Without a doubt, the best view on departure anywhere in the world.

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Looking out across Central Park and the rest of Manhattan. (Photo by Charlie Page/TPG)

9. San Francisco International (SFO)

Window seat: Left-hand side

Alcatraz Island, the Bay and, of course, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco has some of the most easily recognizable landmarks in the world. Flying in from the north, the route brings us in over the Sonoma and Napa Valley vineyards, giving us some wonderful waypoint names such as MRRLO, MLBEC and LEGGS.

From here, we coast out over the sea slightly, making a slight left turn and flying parallel to the Golden Gate Bridge at around 12,000 feet. Not only does this give great views of the bridge, but it also enables you to spot Alcatraz, downtown San Francisco and the numerous piers jutting out into the bay.

For an added bonus, try and grab a seat on the right-hand side for departure. The departure route is much the same as the arrival but at a much lower altitude and closer to the bridge.

Views on the arrival into San Francisco International Airport. (Photo by urbancow/Getty Images)

8. Miami International (MIA)

Window seat: Left-hand side

Ah, Miami. Sun, sea and, err, stunning approaches. Depending on the route across the Atlantic, the initial approach into Miami takes us over the Bahamas before starting the descent. These sandy reefs look great from 38,000 feet but the real treat comes later on.

The arrival route takes us down the coast, giving you an appreciation of just how populated the coastline is. Houses, hotels and apartments line the waterfront all the way from Palm Beach, through Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, all the way down to Miami itself.

When the wind is coming from the west and landing on runway 27, the approach takes us directly over the famous Venetian Islands, as if we were flying straight down Venetian Way. As we are directly overhead, this view can only be seen from the flight deck, but the cabin windows give great views, too.

Whilst window seats on the right give good views flying down the coast, sitting on the left gives the best views of South Beach as you fly over at around 2,500 feet and then the cruise terminals and downtown just a few moments later.

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The arrival into Miami passing over South Beach. (Photo by Charlie Page/TPG)

7. Dubai International (DXB)

Window seat: Right-hand side

Dubai Airport is at its busiest in the small hours of the morning, but if you find yourself on a flight from the north that lands during daylight, you’re in for a treat. Irrespective of which runway you land on, there are great views to be had across the city.

The approach to 30L/R is slightly better though as the aircraft is at a higher altitude as it flies downwind, parallel to the runway. Early on in the approach, you’ll be able to see down the coast to the Palm Jumeriah jutting out into the sea and the distinctive Burj al Arab hotel.

As the coast passes behind, the skyscrapers of the center of the city come into view, including the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

The view of The Palm and the Burj al Arab on the approach into Dubai. (Photo by Charlie Page/TPG)

6. Corfu (CFU)

Window seat: Left-hand side

The Greek island of Corfu is 230 miles northwest of Athens and the airport itself is nestled beneath some serious hills. Even though they are only 2,000 feet high, their proximity to the airport and the way that they arc round under the approach path stops us from flying a straight-in approach.

As a result, we must fly in at an angle towards the runway, lining up with the runway at around 700 feet above the water. To make it even more dramatic, there’s a hotel built into the side of the hill just by the runway. This gives a unique perspective of looking up at people by the pool just before we touch down.

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(Photo by Kateryna Mashkevych/Shutterstock)

5. Dubrovnik (DBV)

Window seat: Left-hand side

The stunning walled city of Dubrovnik overlooks the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea. Looking down on this area from 38,000 feet is inspiring, the whitetails of hundreds of boats darting between the islands which litter the Dalmatian Coast.

However, from lower down on the approach into Dubrovnik, the aircraft glides slowly past the city, so close you can almost peer into the tiny windows of the houses and buildings.

If you’re lucky, you may even be treated to the circling approach. This takes the aircraft past the airfield, turning back between two hills before touching down on the runway.

Dubrovnik airport is set in a valley. (Photo by Christian Kramer/The Points Guy)

4. Los Angeles International (LAX)

Window seat: Right-hand side

I love flying to LA — there’s always such a buzz on the flight amongst the passengers and more often than not, there’ll be a famous face or two sitting at the front. However, I love the approach because it gives you a real appreciation of just how wide and sprawling the city is. Cutting through the San Bernadino mountains past the Big Bear ski resort, the basin opens up to buildings as far as the eye can see.

As you get closer to the airport, Downtown LA comes into view with the Hollywood Hills beyond. Then, just before touchdown is the stunning SoFi stadium, the new home of the LA Rams and LA Chargers. Depending on which runway you’re landing on, a window seat on the right will either give you a great view of the stadium, or you could end up being papped yourself by the spotters waiting at the famous In-n-Out burger joint.

The famous In-n-Out burger next to the threshold of runway 24R at LAX. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

3. Gibraltar (GIB)

Window seat: Right-hand side

If you’ve ever been to Gibraltar, you’ll know what a spectacular place it is. The 1,400-foot rock dominates the peninsula, with the airport sitting directly below it.

The land is so narrow that the runway sticks out into the bay at the western end and ends abruptly at the beach at the other end. When landing towards the east, the approach takes you around the back of the rock, lining up with the runway passing over sailboats and yachts below. A word of caution, though: When it’s windy this approach can get bumpy!

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The Rock of Gibraltar overlooks the runway. (Photo by Charlie Page/TPG)

2. Innsbruck (INN)

Window seat: Right-hand side

There is no bigger thrill than flying down a snowy valley, with 10,000-foot mountains towering above you on both sides before passing low over the town and touching down on a snowy runway. Landing into Innsbruck, you get all of these.

Depending on the runway in use and the wind strength and direction, the arrival can start at either end of the valley which runs roughly east/west. The most straightforward approach starts at the eastern end of the valley and lands in over the town. If the easterly runway is in use, some approaches start in the western valley, snaking its way around corners before lining up with the runway.

However, the most spectacular approach and the most challenging, but exciting, for pilots is the visual approach after arriving from the east. Just before flying over the town, we break off the approach to the left, heading towards the Brenner Pass. At this point, we can be rocked by strong turbulence as wind spills out of the Pass before we make a right-hand turn, flying low over the side of the valley.

From here, we are looking for the spire of the church in the village of Axams ahead of us, our visual reference point to start the turn onto final approach. Looking up to our left, we can see skiers coming down the hill above us. As soon as we fly over the church, we start a tight 180-degree turn, flying as slow as possible to keep the turn tight enough to line up with the runway facing back from the way we came. Absolutely exhilarating!

(Photo by byhafes via Twenty20)

1. London Heathrow (LHR)

Window seat: Right-hand side

There are very few airports in the world where the approach brings you directly over the center of the city, but London Heathrow is one of them. Depending on the origin of your flight, you’ll either make the initial approach over north or south London.

From here, traffic is directed into a single stream of aircraft towards the landing runway. If this is towards the west, as it tends to be around 80% of the time, get ready to spot more famous landmarks than you can shake a Union Flag at.

If the flight is from the north and the aircraft is in just the right spot, you’ll be a party to my favorite airborne view in the world. As the pilots make the right hand turn to line up with the runway, the wing dips to reveal the modern skyscrapers of the City nestled around the history of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

There’s so much more in this short glimpse so make sure you have your camera ready as it doesn’t last long. The photos, though, will last a lifetime. Enjoy!

London, in all its glory, on the approach into Heathrow. (Photo by Daniel Ross/The Points Guy)

Bottom line

One of the best perks of the job is enjoying some of the spectacular views we get from the flight deck. Some approaches bring us in over the center of the city while others have us weaving between mountains and over churches. No matter how many times I’ve flown to the airports I’ve mentioned, I never tire of the views.

I’ve flown into Heathrow more than 1,000 times and not only does this approach make you appreciate the city even more, but after a long transatlantic flight, it’s also the perfect way to make sure you realize you’re home.

Portugal Is Opening A Village For “Digital Nomads” On A Dreamy Island

What is ‘home’? Is it an ideal, a state of mind, or a physical place? If home is wherever you’re happy, and your employer allows you to work from “home”, the “digital nomad” lifestyle is an enviable one, with the potential for many passport stamps and priceless memories. 

Few destinations have embraced the present and future of the digital nomad lifestyle quite like Portugal, and that now includes the launch of a village specifically intended to draw in visitors tired of their own home office views, wherever they may be. Let’s just say the views in Madeira are pretty breathtaking…

Digital Nomads: The Rising Trend

Being a digital nomad is the concept of living in a country for an extended period of time, but typically working for a company based outside of the one you’re living in, to avoid breaking any laws. 

You work online, get paid online, so what’s tying you to “one” place? It was once only a dream for most who don’t work in web design, or other internet based jobs, but with more businesses embracing the benefits of an empowered workspace, the market is expanding.

It’s the idea that if you work for a company in one place, any place should be happy to have you spend your income in their country, and contribute to local economies. This typically fuels jobs for locals, in support of the digital nomads coming into the country.

Good internet, great views, curious and delicious food, nice weather, exciting culture and cheap rent – those are the main draws for digital nomads who wish to trade their current work from home (WFH) status quo for one of adventure, in a foreign destination. 

While Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and other beloved Southeast Asian destinations ticking “all the boxes” above have always been top picks for nomadic travelers, those countries are currently off limits to most visitors, so people are looking elsewhere. A few European countries are leading the charge, including Estonia and Portugal.

Portugal Is Opening A Village For “Digital Nomads” On A Dreamy Island

What is ‘home’? Is it an ideal, a state of mind, or a physical place? If home is wherever you’re happy, and your employer allows you to work from “home”, the “digital nomad” lifestyle is an enviable one, with the potential for many passport stamps and priceless memories. 

Few destinations have embraced the present and future of the digital nomad lifestyle quite like Portugal, and that now includes the launch of a village specifically intended to draw in visitors tired of their own home office views, wherever they may be. Let’s just say the views in Madeira are pretty breathtaking…

Digital Nomads: The Rising Trend

Being a digital nomad is the concept of living in a country for an extended period of time, but typically working for a company based outside of the one you’re living in, to avoid breaking any laws. 

You work online, get paid online, so what’s tying you to “one” place? It was once only a dream for most who don’t work in web design, or other internet based jobs, but with more businesses embracing the benefits of an empowered workspace, the market is expanding.

It’s the idea that if you work for a company in one place, any place should be happy to have you spend your income in their country, and contribute to local economies. This typically fuels jobs for locals, in support of the digital nomads coming into the country.

Good internet, great views, curious and delicious food, nice weather, exciting culture and cheap rent – those are the main draws for digital nomads who wish to trade their current work from home (WFH) status quo for one of adventure, in a foreign destination. 

While Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and other beloved Southeast Asian destinations ticking “all the boxes” above have always been top picks for nomadic travelers, those countries are currently off limits to most visitors, so people are looking elsewhere. A few European countries are leading the charge, including Estonia and Portugal. 

Dubai, Barbados and Bermuda also recently entered the ring, with their own special digital worker visas.

Portugal, as of February 1st, 2021 will take the most significant leap yet, with the islands of Madeira embracing nomads with their very own village. Ponta Do Sol will become the first pilot project village aiming to create a symbiotic relationship between locals and digital nomads, who are actively being encouraged to visit. 

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Locals will remain, but infrastructure, and help for new transplants will be in place, as will wicked fast wifi. The idea is to create the first community with purpose driven help and amenities for nomads taking up residence, be it a few weeks or a few months.

According to the official website, which has been launched in partnership with the Government of Madeira, Startup Madeira and acclaimed digital nomad Gonçalo Hall, there are a variety of areas in the region where nomads are welcome, and registration is open to ‘reserve your spot’. The Madeira Digital Nomad pilot program will run Feb 1-June 30th, 2021. 

The only thing that’s not clear: who’s eligible. In theory, as an autonomous region, this may mean anyone who registers for a spot and completes the steps may join, and that current travel restrictions for Portugal may be side stepped.

The Modernity and tradition combined as CNSC unveils downtown Chongqing store

CHINA. CNSC started 2021 as it left off in 2020 by opening another new store – this time in the central city of Chongqing.

Just two days after inaugurating its first offshore duty free store in Hainan province, the Sinopharm-controlled retailer yesterday celebrated the soft opening of a 1,400sq m downtown store in Chongqing, the largest municipality in southwest China.

The travel retailer offers a wide range of cosmetics, fragrances, fashion & accessories, handbags, watches, food & confectionery, children’s products and other categories.

The store enjoys a prime central business district location in Changjiahui Landmark Riverside Park, Chongqing’s first cultural tourism complex, which was opened in 2016. The lifestyle centre, sited between the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, serves as an integrated destination for leisure, entertainment, travel, and shopping.

The so-called ‘Chongqing Bund’ faces the magnificent Chongqing Grand Theater and overlooks Chaotianmen Square at the confluence of the two rivers.

The store’s design concept is derived from the Chongqing landscape and incorporates elements of Chinese ink painting. “Combined with modern decoration, the collision between modernity and tradition presents a fantastic visual experience,” CNSC said.

The Sinopharm-owned travel retailer said the opening deepened the company’s presence in southwest China. Other recent projects in the region include stores at Chongqing Jiangbei and Guiyang Longdongbao airports. The ‘port + downtown’ synergistic effect of such multiple openings will be extended in southwest China to enhance the consumer shopping experience, CNSC pledged.

Stepping up the pace: Golden moments for CNSC in 2020/21

01 January 2021: Modernity and tradition combined as CNSC unveils downtown Chongqing store

30 December 2020: Magical moments for CNSC as it marks its Hainan debut with Sanya opening

23 December 2020: “A new benchmark” – CNSC opens spectacular post-arrivals Beijing duty free store

4 December 2020: CNSC wins departures duty free contract at new Guiyang Longdongbao Airport T3

30 November 2020: CNSC reveals plans to transform image of land border duty free following contract gains

27 November 2020: Fast-growing CNSC builds on Nanjing success by securing Nanchang and Quanzhou airport duty free contracts

8 November 2020: CNSC named highest bidder for Nanjing Lukou International Airport departures duty free contract

3 September 2020: CNSC opens revamped downtown store in Hangzhou

24 June 2020: CNSC captures the spirit of central China with upgraded Zhengzhou duty free store

18 June 2020: Breakthrough for CNSC as new shopping policy augurs “golden period” for downtown duty free

9 June 2020: CNSC to host Mid-Year Duty Free Carnival in downtown stores

Source: Moodie Davitt Business Intelligence Unit

Hainan Island: Travel retail’s global hotspot

The Moodie Davitt Report will publish a Hainan Island Special Report with the China edition of The Magazine in February 2021. Written by Martin Moodie and Dermot Davitt, it will explore how the offshore duty free business in China has become critical to the world’s leading brands across many categories.

The report will feature:

  • Comment & analysis on the seismic impact of the new offshore duty free policy in Hainan since 1 July
  • The potential of new offshore duty free allowances across categories from beauty to fashion and watches and from wines & spirits to consumer electronics
  • Major interviews with and profiles of China Duty Free Group, CNSC, DFS Group, Hainan Tourism Investment Development Co, Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development (Hanain IEDB), Lagardère Travel Retail, and others, with a special focus on the ambitious Hainan Free Trade Port project
  • Beyond Hainan, we examine the rebound in the China domestic market, assess prospects for Chinese airports and hopes for an eventual return to international travel. With input from leading travel retailers in the Mainland, Macau and Hong Kong markets
  • The ecommerce drive: Assessing the potential of the partnership between travel retail’s long-time market leader Dufry and the digital powerhouse Alibaba; plus digital strategies at CDFG and other major players
  • Expert input from top travel analyst ForwardKeys
  • With contributions from our content partners Globuy, iClick, Jing Daily, Jessica’s Secret and DutyFree Expert on trends among Chinese consumers and the duty free market

2021 Get Your Vaccine And Travel To Asia On Miles In The Back Half Of 2021.

Star Alliance member EVA Air has wide open business class award space from Los Angeles to Taipei (and beyond in Asia) for August 2021 through end of schedule.

International travel right now isn’t an option for most – especially to Asia – but come summer 2021 the world is likely to look a lot different than it does today. I’m betting that late summer and fall travel is going to be possible, and mileage trips are exactly what you want to be booking given the flexibility to cancel and redeposit miles. I’ve got an Asia trip on the books for the back half of 2021 already myself.

The Biggest Challenge to Online Travel’s Recovery in 2021

Travelers explore Zhangjiajie, China in Hunan Province on June 14, 2020. The timing of a travel recovery will impact all sectors, including online travel.

Skift Take: The bean counters, meaning the financial experts, at all of the major online travel companies have their work cut out for them as they monitor and try to predict the shape and timing of any potential travel recovery. These companies need to be nimble, and hoard their cash.

Boss Baby’ Sequel Moves to September 2021

Fans of the Alec Baldwin-voiced “Boss Baby” are going to have to wait a little longer to get their fix, as the animated comedy has been moved from its planned March 26 release date to Sept. 17, 2021. Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation announced today that the animated sequel, “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” would [

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