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KENYA’S TOURISM ON PATH TO RECOVERY

Kenya’s tourism sector is reported to be on the path to recovery,…
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WHAT AMERICANS ARE MISSING MOST? TRAVEL.

According to a new study released this week by Hilton, 95% of…
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VIRGIN ATLANTIC INTRODUCES PRE-FLIGHT COVID TESTING FOR CREWS

Virgin Atlantic has announced it is the first UK airline to introduce…
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G20 TOURISM LEADERS INTENSIFY EFFORTS TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY

Tourism Ministers of the G20 nations have committed to stepping up their…
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IATA AND UNWTO SIGN MOU TO BOLSTER TOURISM

The World Tourism Organization has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the…
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NEW RULES FOR INBOUND VISITORS TO SEYCHELLES

The Seychelles Department of Tourism has reviewed its Visitor’s Travel Advisory effective…
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BAHAMAS TO ELIMINATE QUARANTINE

Beginning November 1, the Bahamas will remove the mandatory “Vacation in Place” requirement for…
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EU MINISTERS ON TRACK TO FINDING SOLUTIONS FOR TOURISM INDUSTRY

The World Travel and Tourism Council has welcomed the outcome of the…
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DESTINATION DEMAND AND CHOICE – A TECTONIC SHIFT

In times of COVID-19, travel restrictions determine the choice of destination –…
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AIR TRAFFIC FORECAST DOWNGRADE

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgraded its traffic forecast for 2020…
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NEW REPORT ON POST-COVID TRAVEL LAUNCHED BY WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council has unveiled a new report that explores the…
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ETC PUBLISHES RECOVERY STRATEGY HANDBOOK FOR NTO’S

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has published a handbook that explores the…
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CLIA MANDATES 100% COVID TESTING FOR PASSENGERS AND CREW IN AMERICAS

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which represents 95% of global ocean-going cruise capacity,…
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IATA CALLS FOR SYSTEMATIC COVID-19 TESTING BEFORE DEPARTURE

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment…
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EUROPEAN TOURISM INDUSTRY CALLS ON COMMISSION TO EASE RESTRICTIONS

Over 20 EU Travel and Tourism Associations have issued an open letter…
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HEIGHTENED PROTOCOLS RECOMMENDED FOR CRUISE INDUSTRY

New recommendations from a US panel of medical and scientific experts say…
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LUFTHANSA REVISES RECOVERY ESTIMATES DOWNWARDS

Germany’s national carrier has decided upon a third package within its restructuring…
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SOUTH AFRICA OPENS BORDERS ON 1 OCTOBER

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa (pictured above) has announced his country is…
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COLOMBIA ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

On September 19th, the Colombian city of Cartagena will have its first…
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JAPAN AND SINGAPORE OPEN BUSINESS “GREEN LANE”

Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu (pictured above) and Singapore’s Minister…
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OMAN REOPENS TO INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS ON 1 OCTOBER

Oman is reopening its airports to international flights on October 1. The…
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MORE COUNTRIES CLOSE BORDERS TO FRENCH TRAVELLERS

An increasing number of countries are closing their borders to visitors from…
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NO EXCEPTIONS TO WEARING MASKS ON BOARD – IATA

The International Air Transport Association is appealing to all travellers to wear…
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BALI EXTENDS BAN ON FOREIGN TOURISTS UNTIL END OF YEAR

Bali’s Governor Wayan Koster has officially announced that the tourist island will…