New direct flights to Mauritius from Aeroflot

New direct flights to Mauritius from Aeroflot


Air travel

  • Air traffic control failure hits UK airports. A failure in the UK’s air traffic control system caused major disruption at airports across the country on September 22, 2023. Hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed, and passengers were advised to check with their airlines before traveling.
  • Aeroflot to launch direct flights to Mauritius. Russian national carrier Aeroflot has announced that it will launch direct flights to the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on October 30, 2023. The flights will operate three times a week from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport.
  • Saudia to operate to and from Red Sea International Airport. Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced that it will begin operating flights to and from the new Red Sea International Airport on December 8, 2023. The airport is located in the northwestern region of Saudi Arabia and is expected to become a major hub for tourism in the country.

Hotels and resorts

  • Aloft Hotels debuts in Singapore with the opening of the world’s largest Aloft hotel. The Aloft Sentosa Island Singapore opened its doors on September 15, 2023, becoming the largest Aloft hotel in the world with 403 rooms. The hotel is located on Sentosa Island, a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, resorts, and attractions.
  • Qatar Airways Holidays launches exclusive flight-and-hotel packages with complimentary Expo access. Qatar Airways Holidays has launched a new range of exclusive flight-and-hotel packages for travelers visiting the World Expo 2023 in Doha, Qatar. The packages include round-trip flights on Qatar Airways, accommodation at a variety of hotels in Doha, and complimentary Expo tickets.
  • Cathay launches global premium travel lifestyle brand with ‘Feels Good To Move’ campaign. Cathay Pacific has launched a new global premium travel lifestyle brand called Cathay Life. The brand is designed to appeal to travelers who are looking for a more personalized and immersive travel experience. The ‘Feels Good To Move’ campaign is the first campaign for the new brand and features a series of videos and images that showcase the different ways that travelers can experience the world through Cathay Life.


  • Austria offers free rail travel for a year – if you get a tattoo. In an effort to promote tourism, the Austrian state of Styria is offering free rail travel for a year to anyone who gets a tattoo of the state’s logo. The tattoo must be at least 2 inches wide and must be visible when wearing a T-shirt.
  • Bhutan cuts daily tourist fee by half to lure more visitors. The Bhutanese government has announced that it is cutting the daily tourist fee by half from $200 to $100 per person in an effort to attract more visitors to the country. The fee is still one of the highest in the world, but the government hopes that the reduction will make Bhutan more affordable for tourists.
  • This world-class airport will soon go passport-free. The new Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, is set to become the first in the world to offer passport-free travel. The airport is using facial recognition technology to identify passengers and allow them to pass through security without having to show their passports.

Other news

  • Bear spotted at Disney World prompts closure of parts of Magic Kingdom. A bear was spotted wandering around the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on September 21, 2023. The bear was eventually tranquilized and removed from the park, but the incident caused several areas of the park to be closed for a short period of time.
  • Rescued alligator with top half of its jaw missing gets new home at Gatorland, Florida. An alligator with the top half of its jaw missing has been given a new home at Gatorland, a theme park and wildlife preserve in Florida. The alligator, which was rescued from a canal in Miami, was named Chomper and is now living in a special enclosure at Gatorland.


The travel industry is constantly evolving, and there is always something new to see and do. Whether you are looking for a new destination to explore or a unique travel experience, there is something for everyone.