COVID-19 — Industry News

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THE LANDS “DOWN UNDER” PREPARE PATH FOR REOPENING IN 2022

Australia and New Zealand have finally set paths towards (very gingerly) reopening…
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CANADA REOPENING TO THE WORLD

Canada is to reopen its borders for “non-essential travel” for international visitors…
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THE TIMELINE FOR THE “PATHWAY OUT OF COVID”

Australia has already implemented one of the world’s toughest border policies since…
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MAURITIUS OFFERS FREE COVID JABS TO PREMIUM VISA HOLDERS

Mauritius’ Premium Visa allows international visitors to stay on the island for…
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MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES REOPEN FOR VACCINATED VISITORS

Countries on the Mediterranean Sea are opening one by one to either…
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VIENNA READY FOR RECOVERY

INTERVIEW - Norbert Kettner, Vienna Tourist Board’s Director: "we will promote Vienna…
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FRANCE LAUNCHES EUROPEAN “RECOVERY CAMPAIGN”

Atout France is launching a recovery campaign entitled “What really matters! #ExploreFrance”.…
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INTERVIEW: UNWTO / IATA DESTINATION TRACKER

An exceptional new project has been launched between UNWTO and IATA, named…
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BREATHTAKING “PRIVATE ISLAND VACATIONS” IN FIJI TO OFFSET COVID TRAVEL SLUMP

Fiji's COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce (CRMT) is promoting “Luxury Vacations in Paradise”…
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EU PARLIAMENT VOTES ON “EU COVID-19 CERTIFICATES”

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a COVID-19 certificate to…
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VACCINATION SET TO OPEN GATES TO EUROPE FOR U.S. RESIDENTS

By Veronika Verzhak European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says vaccinated…
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MALDIVES INTRODUCES 3V TOURISM

The Maldives are planning “vaccination stay” packages for tourists in order to…
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BRINGING BACK FREEDOM IS ESSENTIAL TO A EUROPEAN TOURISM RECOVERY

An ITB Panel Discussion during ITB Berlin NOW looked at the recovery…
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SRI LANKA: A MODEL FOR THE REOPENING OF ASIAN DESTINATIONS

One of the most progressive destinations in Asia when it comes to…
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DIGITAL GREEN CARD SET TO REOPEN BORDERS IN EUROPE

The European Union has unveiled its “Digital Green Certificate” to facilitate free…
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IATA SAYS AIR TRANSPORT WILL BEGIN TO RECOVER BY YEAR END

Alexander de Juniac, the Director General and CEO of the International Air…
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GOLF QUARANTINE: THAILAND SWINGS TO AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION FOR FOREIGN VISITORS

While Thailand is reopening very cautiously to international tourists with very strict…
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YOUR COVID PASSPORT, PLEASE SIR…

Sweden and Denmark have announced they will begin the development of digital…
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ICELAND TO REOPEN BORDERS TO FOREIGN TOURISTS

Iceland is among the first countries in Europe to lift quarantine for…