China To Implement “Green Channel” For Scheduled Charter Flights

Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced last week (read more here) that it would extend its Five Ones-flight restriction policy through October, significantly limiting the number of flights allowed to and from the country.

Many airlines and countries have criticized this policy because it has mostly meant that very few, if any, foreign operated flights are going.

EXTENDED: Hilton Honors Buy Points 100% Bonus + Doubled Limit Through June 3, 2020

Hilton Honors launched back in March a points sale at a 100% bonus that was supposed to end yesterday (Wednesday, May 27, 2020), but which has now been extended until June 3, 2020.

Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points every calendar year before any bonus, although the limit is doubled to select if not all members (check the purchase page).

Airfare of the Day [Premium Economy] CATHAY PACIFIC Singapore to USA West Coast from $958

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Cathay Pacific and their Premium Economy excursion round trip fares between Singapore (SIN) and San Francisco (SFO)/Seattle (SEA)/Los Angeles (LAX), USA.

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IHG Rewards Club Master Property List (May 2020)

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IHG Rewards Club doesn’t publish a comprehensive property list on its website with the number of points required per night.

We decided to make it easier for our readers to have a comprehensive look at IHG Rewards Club point requirements and have compiled a new Master Property List as of May 2020. We have done this previously in 2016 and 2019.

South Africa Welcomes Back International Tourists In February 2021!

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South Africa doesn’t plan to open its doors to international tourists before February 2021, based on the information released by the country’s parliament.

Business travel to the country is possible earlier (date unclear), while domestic tourism in South Africa would not return before December and international in February 2021.

Lufthansa Board Postpones Rescue Package Decision Due To Conditions Imposed By EU

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The previously negotiated 9 Billion Euro rescue package for Lufthansa might fall through after all as the LH board has just declined sanctioning it after EU regulators imposed certain unfavorable conditions.

The board postponed the decision pending new negotiations on the political level as the German government was also firmly against strong EU involvement in the case.

Japan Tourism Agency Clarifies: Rebate Only For Domestic Travel

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Japan Tourism Agency made unclear announcements last week about its new Go To Travel-campaign that was set to go live in July to help the country’s hard-hit hospitality sector.

The agency was then implying that they would give 50% rebates for select tourists traveling to the country to stimulate demand. The terms of this campaign, however, were unclear (and still are).

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] KLM Los Angeles to Amsterdam from $1,996

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Virgin Atlantic and their peak of peak season weekend business class non-refundable fares between Los Angeles (LAX), USA and Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands. This fare allows routing on codeshare KLM nonstop service LAX-AMS.

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Virgin Australia Sets New Summer Schedule, Cancels All Long Haul Flights Until Early August

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Virgin Australia (currently in administration) has just published their new schedule for the coming two months and while a lot of regional flights are back, their long haul international flights will be cancelled until at least the second week of August.

There is one exception though: Since May 16th Virgin Australia is flying once per week between Brisbane and Los Angeles for the period of one month as repatriation flights.

Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan & JW Marriott Jakarta “The One Club” 50% Off

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Two Marriott affiliated properties in very close proximity in Jakarta are offering their “The One Club” membership program at a discounted price of 4M IDR ($271) through July 30, 2020.

You get two nights at both JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan-hotels and many F&B vouchers for free and discounted dining that are all valid through December 31, 2021.

Australia’s International Travel Opening Plan

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Australia and New Zealand have been talking about opening a trans-Tasman travel bubble as soon as possible and perhaps including numerous Pacific Islands into it too.

Some timetables were coming out of Australia today about possible dates when various travel restrictions could be lifted if all goes to the plan.

Nordic Choice Unlimited & 10 Night Packages June 19 – August 16, 2020

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Nordic Choice has been very active at launching sales and packages to drive and stimulate demand during this tough time for hospitality sector companies.

Now the hotel company has launched two exciting packages for stays this summer in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway between June 19 – August 16, 2020.

Vietnam Expands Electronic Visa To 80 Nationals Effective July 1, 2020

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Vietnam has been slowly expanding its electronic visa service that allows many nationals to bypass the time consuming manual process before entering the country.

Vietnam is now, despite its borders being closed for all international arrivals, adding more countries into the program bringing the number to 80 effective July 1, 2020.

Fairmont North America “Stay Close” Second Night Free December 31, 2020

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Fairmont has launched a new campaign for stays in North America through the end of 2020 (check property-specific blackout dates).

You can get every second night or second room free (essentially 50% off) for stays at participating hotels if booked by June 15/30.

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