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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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WALDORF ASTORIA COMES TO XIAMEN

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts have announced the opening of the Waldorf…
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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…
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SINGAPOREIMAGINE: ISLAND STATE LOOKS TOWARDS FUTURE OF TRAVEL

The Singapore Tourism Board has announced a new initiative to reimagine travel…
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70% OF DESTINATIONS LIFT TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, BUT GLOBAL GAP EMERGING

The number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall.…
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LUXURY HOTEL MARKET STILL ON THE RISE

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Luxury Hotels estimated at US$174.9bn in…
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NICE AIRPORT INTRODUCES FREE ANTIGEN TESTING

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has opened a comprehensive technical platform, supervised by…
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SOUTH AFRICA REOPENS BORDERS

The South African government has announced that its borders reopened to travellers…
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WTTC WELCOMES CUTTING OF UK QUARANTINE DOWN FROM 15 TO 5 DAYS

The UK government’s latest move that will slash the travel quarantine lockdown…
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EUROPEANS MAINTAIN A ROBUST DESIRE TO TRAVEL, DESPITE COVID-19 SECOND WAVE

European travellers have a stable and positive attitude towards travel but concerns…
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UNITED LAUNCHES FREE TRANSATLANTIC COVID TESTING

United customers travelling on flight 14 on 16 November from Newark to…