Spectrum of the Seas, Celebrity Millennium and their crews are ready to thank those who step up for others; company sends 1,000,000 masks to China efforts
At a time when it feels like there are too many disasters around the world and not enough relief, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. announced it will dedicate two ships to humanitarian efforts in Australia and California to support some of the people affected by recent crises.
The coronavirus outbreak has caused pain and disruption around the world. It is a stark reminder of the hurt that these terrible events can bring—and how fortunate we are that such traumatic events are not more frequent. "When things go wrong, this is a company that wants to find a way to help," said Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "At Royal Caribbean, we consider ourselves fortunate to be able to use our ships in a positive way during difficult times."
Actions taken by the Thai government and private agencies since the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) have raised the confidence within the MICE industry as 24 international and regional conventions and exhibitions involving more than 40,000 participants will proceed as planned over the next three months.
Changi Airport Group today welcomed the announcement by Russian carrier Aeroflot of its plans to launch non-stop services between Singapore and Moscow (Sheremetyevo) from 25 October 2020, Changi’s first link to this airport. (Singapore Airlines has a 5x weekly service from Singapore to Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport)
The introduction of this service will provide additional seat capacity between both countries, boosting opportunities for business, leisure and MICE travel.
In light of the ongoing Novel Coronavirus, organisers of IT&CM China and CTW China have decided, in the interest, well-being and safety of all valued event delegates and stakeholders, to defer the 2020 event to 3 - 5 August, subject to the recovery and control of the outbreak.
This course of action of deferring mass gatherings including large-scale exhibitions and conferences like IT&CM China and CTW China, is in line with advisories by health and government authorities (e.g. WHO) to prevent, contain, and mitigate spread of the virus. Further, as the status of the outbreak is constantly evolving, the postponement of the event is deemed to be the most appropriate step at this point when travel risk to / within China is heightened, and health and safety are immediate concerns on the top of everyone’s minds.
Organisers TTG and china-based CITS MICE will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further updates when necessary.
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