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flydubai, a Dubai-based airline, recently launched of flights to Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

With a fleet of the latest-generation aircraft and an unrivalled level of service, Qatar Airways has a steadfast vision to provide the best in-flight experience to its passengers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline remained unwavering in its commitment to upgrade the current fleet of Boeing B787-8 Dreamliner with Thales AVANT inflight entertainment (IFE) system.

For generations, travel has inspired storytelling in our favourite books and songs and fuelled the growth of cultures and civilizations. But over the last year, the world went on a different kind of journey, swapping passports for puzzles and beaches for binge-watching. Now, a new survey from IHG Hotels & Resorts reveals how much people are longing for human connection, to be with their loved ones, and to make new memories.

On Janauary 25, Zdravko Počivalšek, economy minister, Slovenia, on an official visit to the UAE, symbolically took over the management of the Slovenia pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai.

R Hotels announced the appointment of Samir Arora as cluster general manager of its three Dubai properties: The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, and ibis Styles Jumeira Dubai.

Amadeus has signed a wide-ranging technology partnership agreement with OK Travels and Tourism LLC, a fully-fledged tour operator and ticket sales travel company in Abu Dhabi.

flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, recently announced that Catania and Naples in Italy, Salzburg in Austria and Malta will be joining its European network from May of this year.

Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, the first Hyatt Regency brand in Qatar, announced the appointment of Julien Gonzalvez as general manager. Carrying an extensive experience of managing Hyatt Hotels properties for years, Gonzalvez will manage and oversee all the key aspects of the hotel and will be leading the planned renovation of the property.

Despite the challenges, due to the current circumstances, Radisson Hotel Group has started moving towards normality with a host of expansion and opening announcements over the past months.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, many of us never gave a second thought to sharing bathrooms or sleeping in beds that others had slept in - now we're all hyper-conscious about travel hygiene. With this in mind, experts at ShowersToYou.co.uk sought to find the European capitals with the cleanest accommodation to help us plan our next getaway.

 Using Airbnb, Booking.com, and Tripadvisor, ShowersToYou.co.uk calculated the average cleanliness ratings of accommodation within popular European capitals, to reveal the cleanest destinations in Europe.

Where are the top three cleanest European capitals?

 Lisbon comes in first place as the cleanest European capital with an average of 4.79 stars. Between the three websites analysed, Airbnbs in Lisbon had the highest ratings (4.89), with TripAdvisor following closely behind (4.87 stars). When looking at guest reviews, common sentiments included: ‘rooms felt clean and well cared for’ and ‘very very clean and enforced mask-wearing/hand cleaning’.

 Coming in second is the picturesque Prague. The medieval capital of the Czech Republic scored an average of 4.74 stars in total, with stays in Airbnbs receiving the highest cleanliness rating (4.87). With the same average rating is Zagreb in joint second with 4.74 stars.

 Berlin makes the top 10 cleanest European capitals. Berlin grabs the 10th spot alongside Athens and Budapest with an overall rating of 4.68 stars. Airbnb guests were the most satisfied with the cleanliness of their stays, rating the vibrant capital with 4.84 stars, followed by TripAdvisor (4.76 stars) and Booking.com (4.44 stars).

 Zagreb comes out on top with 4.93 stars on Airbnb. Some of the guest reviews describe their stay in Croatia's capital as ‘sparkling clean’, ‘spotlessly clean’ and "immaculately clean’. Despite ranking as the sixth cleanest European capital overall, Moscow places in joint second place alongside Budapest, Madrid and Amsterdam with an average cleanliness rating on Airbnb of 4.90 stars.

 Again, Zagreb comes in first place as the European capital with the cleanest accommodation on Booking.com with an average of 4.67 stars. Following in second is Poland's capital, Warsaw, with 4.62 stars and Lisbon with 4.61 stars.

 Contradicting its stereotype of being smelly and dirty, TripAdvisor users rated Paris as the city to have the cleanest stays in Europe with 4.88 stars. Lisbon claims second with cleanliness ratings of 4.87 stars. Combatting the dirty stereotype again, London makes the top 3 cleanest capitals on TripAdvisor with 4.85 stars on average.