COVID-19 — Industry News

For the latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on the tourism sector.
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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…
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CROATIA, GHANA AND ECUADOR GET WTTC SAFE TRAVELS STAMP

Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana are the latest in a long line of…
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WTTC SLAMS UK GOVERNMENT OVER NEW QUARANTINE MOVES

The World Travel and Tourism Council has issued a strongly worded statement,…
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COSTA CRUISES: ITALIANS ONLY, THANKS!

Costa Cruises has announced that the September cruises of Costa Deliziosa from Trieste and Costa…
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PATA’S MARIO HARDY – ON ASIA PACIFIC AND THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Pacific-Asia Travel Association CEO, Dr Mario Hardy talks to us about the…
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MASS EXODUS OF BRITISH TOURISTS FROM FRANCE AS QUARANTINE LOOMS

Britain’s Transport Minister said Thursday that quarantine measures will be re-imposed for…
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TOURISM RESTARTS: 40% OF DESTINATIONS HAVE NOW EASED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

The responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing…
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DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANISATIONS TAKE POST-COVID ACTION

Numerous destination marketing organisations and local operators have been taking decisive action…
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CHINESE TRAVEL AGENTS SAY RECOVERY WILL COME IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR

A comprehensive survey of Chinese travel agencies by ITB China has found…
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CAN’T VISIT? EXPERIENCE THE AMAZING JOURNEY ON VIDEO…

Now’s the perfect time to experience the history of Beppu Hot Springs,…
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WTTC CALLS FOR OPENING OF ESSENTIAL AIR CORRIDORS

The World Travel & Tourism Council is urging for the opening of…
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CRUISE AND MARITIME VOYAGES PLACED INTO ADMINISTRATION

South Quay Travel Limited, which traded under the name Cruise & Maritime…