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Daily Travel Alerts 17 Feb’2020

UNITED KINGDOM: UPDATE: Storm Dennis – Travel disruption continues
The UK Met Office has issued another weather warning for today (February 17) as Storm Dennis continues to disrupt travel.

Delays to road, rail and air travel are expected in the UK.

Travellers should check weather reports for updates.

AUSTRALIA: Flights cancelled as airline workers go on strike
Jetstar ground staff will go on a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, February 19, TravelMole reports.

The airline has cancelled flights from Melbourne and Sydney. The strike will also affect Avalon International Airport, Brisbane International Airport, Cairns International Airport and Adelaide International Airport.

Travellers are advised to check their flight status or contact their travel agent.

NIGERIA: Dust haze may disrupt flights in Nigeria
Dusty winds blowing in from the Sahara Desert may disrupt flights to and from Lagos until the end of February, Bloomberg reports.

Airlines have issued travel advisories and travellers are urged to check the status of their flight before arriving at the airport.

GREECE: Public transport disruption in Athens
Public transport workers in Athens will go on a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, February 18, GTP News reports.

The strike will affect the Athens metro, the ISAP electric railway and tram services.

Travellers should check with their travel agents or contact local officials for further information.

UNITED KINGDOM: UPDATE: Storm Dennis – Airline disruption
With strong winds expected across London on Saturday, February 15, British Airways is offering passengers a range of options if the weather does disrupt travel, TTG Media reports.

Passengers booked on a short-haul flight to or from Heathrow, Gatwick or London City on Saturday can delay their travel to another flight between Sunday and Wednesday, February 19.

Passengers booked on a long-haul flight should contact the airline or their travel agent.

SOUTH AFRICA: New conference centre opens in Cape Town
A new Breakwater Conference Centre has opened in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Tourism Update reports.

The four-level building offers flexible spaces and facilities for between 750 and 900 people, including a 250-seat auditorium. Ground and first-floor conference venues can each accommodate 150 delegates or can be converted into smaller venues.

JAPAN: Harry Potter theme park to open in Tokyo
A park based on the Harry Potter film franchise is set to open in Tokyo in spring 2023, Japan Times reports.

The new theme park will replace the 94-year-old Toshimaen amusement park. The old park will close in different stages this year as preparations get under way to start construction on the new theme park.

Warner Bros. is yet to unveil plans for the theme park.

As per Travel Info Plus 17 February 2020.

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