Cebu Pacific Lays Off Over 150 Cabin Crew Members

Travel bans to and from Manila and in key provinces forced Cebu Pacific to lay off over 150 cabin crew members. Notices sent to probationary workers revealed that the budget airline terminated the employment contracts of select flight personnel after it was “forced to scale down and suspend flight operations” due to travel restrictions covering Metro Manila, as well as …

PAL Cancels All Domestic Flights

Philippine Airlines announced on Tuesday the cancellation of all of its domestic flights amid the enhanced community quarantine now being enforced by the government on the entire island of Luzon. “In compliance with the Philippine government’s Enhanced Community Quarantine measure over the Region of Luzon, including Metro Manila, all domestic flights of Philippine Airlines are cancelled effective immediately until April …

Int’l Travel Ban in Effect for NCR Officials

Local government officials in Metro Manila are barred from traveling abroad for the next 30 days while the National Capital Region is under a community quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Interior and Local Government said. This is “to ensure that they are hands-on in fighting COVID in their respective localities,” DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said in …

Attractions Closed, Events Canceled Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, major tourist attractions and events that draw visitors from all over the globe are feeling its effects. On March 1, the Louvre in Paris said it would not open that day or in the coming days following more than 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in France. One of South Korea’s most …

COVID-19 Epidemic Takes its Toll on European Tourism

China is among the fastest-growing sources of European tourism revenue over the past few decades. In 2018, Chinese tourists spent a total of 277 billion dollars in Europe. European tourism has been greatly impacted by the novel coronavirus epidemic. Around 80 percent of bookings had been canceled in Rome and Sicily for March. Venice, which used to be known for …

Emirates Airline Asks Staff to Take Leave Over COVID-19

Major international airline Emirates is asking staff to take unpaid leave for up to a month at a time due to the spread of COVID-19 that has led to flight cancellations around the world. Emirates has cancelled flights to Iran, Bahrain and to most of China because of the virus, and countries around the world have placed strict restrictions on …

Half of World’s Beaches At Rish From Climate Change

Scientists say that half of the world’s sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked. Researchers at the European Union’s Joint Research Center in Italy used satellite images to track beach changes over the past 30 years and simulated how global warming might affect them in the future. The results showed half of …

Slytherin Slithers in to London’s Warner Bros. Studio Tour

The Warner Brothers Studio Tour in London has historically given lots of love to Gryffindor. But now it’s finally putting the house’s cunning, dark magic–loving counterpart front and center. Beginning April 3 until September 6, the Slytherin common room will be recreated for tour guests for the first time ever. The 25-foot high set dressed with authentic props and decor, …

Prince Harry’s Newest Venture Showcases Eco-Friendly Travel Choices

Prince Harry launched a new global initiative on sustainable and eco-friendly travel. Called Travalyst the project seeks to showcase sustainable accommodation, aviation and experience providers to help travelers make choices that better protect wildlife, communities and the environment. Founded by The Duke of Sussex together with Booking.com, Skyscanner, Tripadvisor, Trip.com and Visa, Travalyst aims to “be the driving force that …