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WTTC calls for borders to remain open and safe travel to continue

WTTC calls for borders to remain open and safe travel to continue

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC supports the World Health Organization (WHO) position in calling for borders to remain open and safe travel to continue.

“Closing borders will not prevent the spread of new variants. The latest variant is increasingly being detected in countries around the world. The way to keep safe is to focus on the vaccination status of individual travellers rather than placing whole countries onto red lists.

“Rather than stigmatising countries such as South Africa, which rely heavily on a strong Travel & Tourism, we should be applauding them for identifying this new variant so quickly.

“Until we fully understand this new variant we must focus on prioritising the world distribution of vaccines while adopting sensible measures such as wearing masks’

  • USA second most popular destination for holiday plans over the next 12 months

    Published on : Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    As the USA opens its borders to UK travellers for the first time in nearly 20 months, ABTA reveals huge pent-up demand for people wishing to jet off to the States. New data from ABTA reveal almost 1 in 5 …

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  • France leads tourism recovery, WTTC research reveals

    Published on : Monday, November 8, 2021

    New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals France’s Travel & Tourism sector’s recovery could achieve a growth of 34.9% this year.

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  • IATA Reports Uptick in Booking Activity

    Published on : Monday, November 8, 2021

    Travel restrictions are easing worldwide as the vaccination rates are increasing each day, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has found through its latest economics’ chart.

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  • Virtual PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2021 to be held from November 24-26

    Published on : Monday, November 8, 2021

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organise the Virtual PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2021 from November 24 – 26. As destination marketing organisations (DMOs) across the globe continue to rebrand from a purely marketing organisation to embrace …

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  • ABTA responds to Chancellor’s Autumn Budget

    Published on : Saturday, October 30, 2021

    The Travel Association has responded to today’s Budget saying that while retail travel agents should benefit from ongoing business rates relief, the Government could have done much more to support the recovery of one of the UK’s truly world-leading economic …

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  • “Future of Travel Mobility” Draws Top Leaders for Travel Sustainability, Innovation Summit

    Published on : Thursday, October 28, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association convened top leaders in travel, transportation and technology with policymakers and administration officials for the association’s first-ever Future of Travel Mobility summit today. Discussions focused on issues central to the coming decade and beyond of transportation and …

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  • IATA urges rapid reopening of global airline industry

    Published on : Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    IATA or The International Air Transport Association urged governments to use the commitments reached at the ICAO High Level Conference on COVID-19 (HLCC) to make real progress towards restoring global air connectivity. States attending the ICAO HLCC declared their commitment …

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  • ITB Asia 2021 opens virtually today

    Published on : Monday, October 25, 2021

    ITB Asia 2021 opens virtually today with the travel industry in Asia gradually opening and braving new realities in leisure, MICE and corporate travel. In the course of the next few days, more than 3,200 travel products will be showcased to international attendees. Over 900 buyers and 400 sponsors & exhibitors from all over the world will come together to explore business opportunities and connect with travel trade suppliers and partners.

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  • 100 crores vaccinations, a landmark step for Indian tourism revival, says FAITH Associations

    Published on : Friday, October 22, 2021

    FAITH the policy federation of all the national associations representing the complete tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) jointly express their deep gratitude to the PM for leading a …

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  • ABTA unveils agenda for new Travel Trends Conference

    Published on : Thursday, October 21, 2021

    The Travel Association is launching a new hybrid Travel Trends Conference that will provide insight on the latest industry trends, popular destinations, customer sentiment and marketing strategies. Designed to support the continued recovery of travel businesses as travel returns, this …

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