Covid-19 — Industry News

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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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COVID IMMUNITY GIVES NEW HOPE FOR ISRAEL’S TOURISM INDUSTRY

By the end of March, Israel had already vaccinated over 80% of…
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NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR IATA

On April 1, 2021, Willie Walsh took on the role of IATA…
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THE COVID-19 EFFECT ON SPORTS EVENTS CHANGING OVER TIME

While the global pandemic has had a significant impact on sporting events,…
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PANDEMIC MAY ALLOW VR TO SHAKE OFF “GIMMICK” IMAGE IN TOURISM

The impact of COVID-19 may allow Virtual Reality to permanently shake off…
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THOMAS COOK (INDIA) BULLISH ON MICE SECTOR

Thomas Cook (India) has set its sights on the restart of MICE…
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GLOBAL HOTEL INDUSTRY TO TAKE THREE YEARS TO RECOVER

The hotel industry will take three years to recover from the effects…
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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…
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AIRLINES PREPARE FOR NEW U.S. COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Beginning Tuesday, 26 January, international travellers to the United States will be…
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UK CLOSES ALL TRAVEL CORRIDORS UNTIL AT LEAST MID-FEBRUARY

All UK travel corridors, which allow arrivals from some countries to avoid…
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SE ASIA: REOPENING VITAL IN 2021

Southeast Asia was a shining star in the tourism firmament until 2020.…
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THE UAE’S TOURISM TRILOGY

The United Arab Emirates, and in particular Dubai, are under the spotlight,…
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NEW BRAND LAUNCHED BY HARD ROCK HOTELS

Hard Rock Hotels have introduced a new hotel brand with the launch…
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UNWTO AND CNN PARTNER ON NEW GLOBAL CAMPAIGN

 The World Tourism Organisation and CNN International Commercial have teamed up to…
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KEY DESIGN ELEMENTS OF IATA TRAVEL PASS UNVEILED

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has unveiled key design elements of…
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TASKFORCE EXAMINES COVID TESTING TRIAL

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld have teamed up with researchers at the…
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THE RESHAPING OF AIR TRAVEL

Nine in ten American air passengers do not expect to return to…
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POST-COVID TOURISM: ECONOMIC RECOVERY, OR SUSTAINABILITY FIRST?

An ITB Virtual Convention on December 10 discussed the future of sustainable tourism…
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CREATING A SAFE AND SEAMLESS JOURNEY IN THE NEW NORMAL

The World Travel & Tourism Council has unveiled a major new report…
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UNWTO WORKS WITH INDONESIA ON TOURISM RESTART IN BALI

The World Tourism Organisation has concluded its first in-person visit to Bali…