COVID-19 — Industry News

For the latest news on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on the tourism sector.
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CORONAVIRUS: AIRLINES SUPPORT JOINT US-EUROPEAN TESTING SCHEME

Major airlines have asked for a joint coronavirus testing programme, so that…
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BAHAMAS CLOSE BORDERS TO USA AND LOCK-DOWN GRAND BAHAMA

Flights from the USA to Bahamas are to be halted and Grand…
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MAKING AIR TRAVELLERS FEEL SAFER

The world's three biggest airline alliances have joined together to create a…
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SLOVENIA LAUNCHES €345m TOURISM VOUCHER SCHEME

The Slovenian Government has launched a voucher scheme in order to kick…
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WTTC SAYS “WEAR TO CARE”

The World Travel & Tourism Council is calling upon Governments to enforce…
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MALDIVES OPEN BORDERS

The Maldives have officially reopened to tourists from all nations.
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BALI IMPLEMENTS THREE-PHASE REOPENING PLAN

The island of Bali will reopen to international tourism on 11 September.
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ITB VIRTUAL CONVENTION ADDRESSES BURNING POST COVID-19 QUESTIONS

PhoCusWright founder and serial board director Philip C. Wolf suggested travel companies…
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UNWTO OFFICIALS TOUR POST COVID-19 ITALY

A high-level delegation from the World Tourism Organisation is in Italy on…
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50% OF LUFTHANSA FLEET TAKES BACK TO THE AIR

Lufthansa Group airlines have published flight schedules through the end of October,…
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NO MASK – NO DICE

Las Vegas doesn’t have a lot of rules for visitors, but wearing…
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ETC JOINS CALL FOR GREEN TRAVEL RESTART

With the gradual restarting of passenger air transport in the coming weeks,…
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TOURISM IN AMERICAS – TOPIC OF ANNUAL MINISTERS’ MEETING

Ministers from across the Americas have met to map a course for…
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“TRAVEL SAFE” LAUNCHED BY TRIPADVISOR

Tripadvisor has launched a new suite of “Travel Safe” tools to help…
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TOURISM REBOUND

New research has been released showing very strong consumer demand for post…
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AIR FRANCE PHASES OUT A380

The Air France-KLM Group has announced the definitive end of Air France…
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EUROPEAN COMMISSION LAUNCHES “REOPEN EU” WEBSITE

The European Commission has launched “Re-open EU”: a web platform to support a…
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SAFE TRAVELS STAMP SET TO BOOST TOURISM CONFIDENCE

Major destinations around the world are signing up to the world’s first…
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WTTC SAYS GOVERNMENTS MUST ACT TO SAVE SECTOR

The World Travel and Tourism Council is calling on governments to take…
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50% OF AMERICANS STILL PLAN TO TRAVEL IN 2020

A Travel Leaders Network survey of nearly 2,700 frequent travellers in the…