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Dr. Henry Ting to join Delta as airline’s first Chief Health Officer

If you have never heard before that there are new positions in the airline industry, such as Chief Health Office, meet Dr. Henry Ting, a medical leader with deep and broad experience in patient care, medical research, education and management. Tomorrow is his first day in this position at Delta Air Lines, though this world-renowned cardiologist has partnered with Delta on health and safety practices since the pandemic’s early days. Delta's CEO Ed Bastian wants to establish Delta as a model for how organizations promote physical and mental health.



American Airlines becomes the only US carrier with nonstop service from Miami to Tel Aviv and Paramaribo, Suriname

American introduces new destination to route map with nonstop service from Miami (MIA) to Paramaribo, Suriname and adds new flight from MIA to Tel Aviv (TLV) beginning in June. MIA will launch a new summer service to Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT), and Portland, Maine (PWM). Airline increases capacity to Latin America and the Caribbean with additional frequencies from MIA to the Caribbean starting in April.



Faena Group and Accor embark on global venture to expand the Faena brand worldwide

On January 26, Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik of Faena Group, together with Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor, announced in Paris the launch of a global strategic partnership focused on expanding the Faena brand around the globe. The new venture will manage Faena Buenos Aires and Faena District Miami Beach, as well as all future projects created in collaboration together.



Florida’s tourism industry applauds Governor Ron DeSantis’ budget recommendations for VISIT FLORIDA

The tourism industry in Florida is working tirelessly to get back on track after the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. A $50 million budget for VISIT FLORIDA recommended by Governor DeSantis for this year has been received with cheers in the state that heavily depends on tourism and needs to continue its marketing efforts to attract visitors.



Negative COVID-19 test required for travel to the United States beginning January 26

The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind all travelers that beginning  January 26, all air passengers two years of age or older arriving to the United States must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding. This order applies to both foreign nationals and U.S. citizens. Updated information.



Eastern began flights Miami-Asuncion

On January 5, Eastern Airlines began two weekly nonstop passenger flights between Asuncion and Miami International Airport, adding new direct service to Paraguay’s capital city of half a million people.  In addition to the two weekly Asuncion flights, Eastern currently operates charter flights four times a week to Guayaquil (Ecuador), twice weekly to Montevideo (Uruguay) and once weekly to Guatemala City (Guatemala). Eastern was one of the first airlines to resume service at MIA with repatriation flights during the pandemic.