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The eighth edition of APG World Connect, the annual air transport conference, will take place from November 2 to 4 at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. This year’s theme is “Between Mass Transport & High Contribution: Where to Land?”
“For eight years, APG has been organising World Connect, which gathers APG members, airline top executives, managers of travel agencies, and the major players in the air transport industry,” said Jean Louis Baroux, Founder and CEO.
During this edition, APG will present the fourth award ceremony to select the best airlines nominated by international travel agents.
To date, 430 participants have confirmed their presence including 70 airline executives from around the globe. Last year’s conference was held in Marrakesh but the event was hosted by Monaco in 2014.
Italy, the first European country hit hard by the Covid pandemic, has cautiously reopened borders for the first time since mid-March amid an encouraging slowing of infection rates and death tolls.
A new site called Travel-Map has been launched showing real-time summaries of which borders are open and which are still closed during deconfinement, making it easier for travellers to plan summer trips.
Nice Côte d’Azur is set to reopen flights to nine European cities in June as the airport initiates a progressive resumption of flights within the week.
EasyJet has begun offering flights between the UK and Nice from 15th June, starting with a tentative schedule of three flights a week to Gatwick only, ahead of a more normal schedule in July.
Since Christmas weekend, train travellers have experienced random last minute cancellations of scheduled rail service, even as recently as yesterday. It's no surprise then that French train operator SNCF has warned of cancellations and delays over the New Year weekend. The latest disruption to services is not due to strike action, the most frequent cause, but because of "operational problems", SNCF said.
The interruption is due to start on Friday, December 30, and last through Monday, January 2. At such times, it’s the later services in the day, particularly the last scheduled trains, that are most likely to be cancelled, often without warning.
The last scheduled train service from Monaco to Nice Ville on December 31 is at 11:42 pm, arriving at 00:06 am on Sunday, January 1.
HGTV is still casting for Mediterranean Life, a new HGTV show set on the Mediterranean coast of Europe.Similar to House Hunters International, Mexico Life and Caribbean Life, Mediterranean Life will tell the stories of English native speaking families/couples/individuals who’ve started their new life in Mediterranean Europe and are renting or buying a property here. The satellite television channel is looking for energetic people who are in love with the Mediterranean lifestyle and searching for a new home by the Mediterranean Sea. Anyone interested in being on the show should send an email with their story to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include: your email, your name, phone number, location and a photo of you and your family. HGTV, which reaches over 40 million households in the US and accessible in 70 countries, is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, “a leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the internet and emerging platforms”. SNI’s lifestyle portfolio includes the popular television and internet brands DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million consumers each month. The company's global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia the Middle East and Africa. International operations include TVN, Poland's premier multi-platform company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living Network.