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Continuing to build out new gateways and provide more convenient access to the island for U.S. travellers from the Midwest, Jamaica is pleased to welcome new non-stop air service from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) in Missouri to Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ) by Southwest Airlines. The new flight will operate once weekly on Saturdays starting October 7 and is now available for booking.

Visitors at the Hong Kong booth at ITB Berlin were introduced to the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign, coinciding with the drop of mask rules..

The HKSAR Government announced the dropping of the mandatory mask-wearing rule which went into effect on March 1. All visitors traveling to Hong Kong will no longer be required to wear masks indoors and outdoors and can enjoy Hong Kong’s iconic and new experiences to the fullest.

The United States and Bangladesh celebrated 50 years of government relations in 2022, but people-to-people ties go back even further. The late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy was an outspoken supporter of Bangladesh’s 1971 liberation movement.

He was the first U.S. statesman to visit Bangladesh. That special bond continues today.

A temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala has introduced a mechanical elephant to conduct its rituals.

The initiative by authorities at Irinjadappilly Sree Krishna Temple in Thrissur district is part of their pledge to stop using live animals for any festivities. The model was donated by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.

If you rely on a Global Positioning System (GPS) device to guide you on unfamiliar roads, you have Gladys West to thank for it.

West, 87, is a retired mathematician living in north-eastern Virginia. Her former employer, the U.S. Navy, credits her with playing a pivotal role in developing GPS technology. From 1956 until her retirement in 1998, West worked with a team of engineers at a Navy base in Dahlgren, Virginia.

Speaking to Breaking Travel News at the inaugural Global Tourism Resilience Conference in Kingston, Jamaica, last month, Nicola Madden-Greig, president of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), discussed the methods used by the region to get through the COVID-19 pandemic and come out the other side poised to thrive. Chief among them was close collaboration among the public and private sectors, multiple industries, and various island destinations.

U.S. companies are moving relief equipment and donating food, money and supplies to assist the people of Türkiye and Syria after the devastating earthquakes in February.

“Our brothers and sisters in Türkiye and region desperately need our help,” Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of the Chobani yogurt company, based in Norwich, New York, said in a tweet the day after earthquakes struck.

The Board of Directors and members of the African Tourism Board congratulated the government and good people of Sierra Leone on the commissioning of the ultra-modern Freetown International Airport on March 3, 2023.

The Sierra Leone Minister of Tourism, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, received HE President Dr. Julius Maada Bio at the opening ceremony of the newly constructed airport.