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Last chance to register for ABTA’s Travel Matters conference on Tuesday 22 June

With less than one week to go until this year’s Travel Matters conference, there are a limited number of places left, with registration open until 6pm on Monday 21 June at abta.com/travelmatters2021. Taking place virtually on Tuesday 22 June, ABTA’s …

  • U.S. Travel Calls for Path to Restart Cruising

    Published on : Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement: “The standard of evidence should be exceptionally high for rules that effectively single out certain industries as other parts of the economy are allowed to reopen. Restrictions have …

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  • Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Bill to Include Travel Agencies in Key Relief Grant Program

    Published on : Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Zane Kerby, President & CEO of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), releases the following statement in response to this week’s introduction of the Securing Access for Venue Equity (SAVE) Act (H.R. 2120), which would include travel agencies and …

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  • American Society of Travel Advisors Calls on Biden Administration to Address the Cruise Industry Recovery

    Published on : Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Zane Kerby, President & CEO of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), releases the following statement on the state of the cruise industry: “Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two busiest cruise ports in the world were both located …

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  • SATTE 2021 facilitates the renewal of the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors

    Published on : Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Informa Markets in India ( formerly UBM India ), India’s leading B2B exhibition organizer, is all set to bring in its first physical exhibition post the lockdown with the 28th edition of SATTE (South Asia’s Travel and Tourism Exchange) from …

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  • Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Launches “Forward Together” Initiative

    Published on : Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    As the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry continues to respond and adapt to challenges arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the region’s leading association representing the interests of the private sector, has launched …

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  • Travel Industry Urges White House to Set a Timeline to Reopen International Travel

    Published on : Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Leaders of the U.S. travel and aviation industry called on the Biden administration Monday to set a May 1 deadline to commit to a plan for reopening the country to inbound international visitation. The U.S. Travel Association is among the …

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  • HAI urgess take holders to treat tourism as a ‘Common Agenda’

    Published on : Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    The Hotel Association of India (HAI) called upon industry stakeholders to treat Tourism as a ‘Common Agenda’ and also highlights the need to make tourism viable, sustainable, accessible and affordable for all. Addressing the recent BITB conclave attended by 150 …

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  • CHTA launches Forward Together initiative

    Published on : Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    As the Caribbean tourism and hospitality industry continues to respond and becomes accustomed to challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), which is the region’s chief association representing the interests of the private sector, …

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  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Confirmation of Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative

    Published on : Friday, March 19, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Katherine Tai to serve as U.S. Trade Representative: “Katherine Tai brings strong expertise and experience to the post of U.S. Trade Representative at …

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  • Windstar Cruises Joins USTOA

    Published on : Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Terry Dale, president and CEO of United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), announced today that Windstar Cruises has joined USTOA as its newest Active Member. This brings the current total to 49 Active Members representing 143 brands. “Windstar Cruises is …

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  • USTOA Launches Global Travel Sweepstakes

    Published on : Thursday, March 11, 2021

    The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) today launched the USTOA Bucket List Travel Bracket Sweepstakes for consumers to vote on the most inspiring experiences in destinations around the globe. Participants will be entered to win a vacation for two, …

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  • FITUR 2021 will take place from 19th to 23rd May

    Published on : Thursday, March 11, 2021

    FITUR 2021, the Tourism Is Back special edition, organised by IFEMA, will take place next 19th to 23rd May. And to reflect the importance of innovation and technology advances, sustainability, and the environment, its FITURTECHY special interest section is back …

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  • U.S. Travel Voices Support for President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

    Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement in support of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package known as the American Rescue Plan: “President Biden’s plan lays out much-needed relief that can’t come soon enough, and …

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  • PATA Gold Awards 2021 open for submissions

    Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Organisations and individuals making outstanding contributions towards the successful promotion of the travel and tourism industry throughout the Asia Pacific region are encouraged to submit entries to the PATA Gold Awards 2021. The deadline for submissions is May 28, 2021. …

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  • ABTA – The Travel Association responds to the Budget

    Published on : Saturday, March 6, 2021

    ABTA has responded to the Chancellor’s Budget statement today, welcoming the extension of general business support measures, but saying that travel companies without retail premises must also be eligible for financial support. Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Latest Job Figures

    Published on : Saturday, March 6, 2021

    The U.S. Leisure & Hospitality sector gained 355,000 jobs in February and the industry’s unemployment rate now stands at 13.5%—compared with 379,000 jobs gained and a 6.2% unemployment rate for the overall economy, according to the monthly employment report released …

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  • USTOA Tour Operators Offer Wildlife Encounters Around the World

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    Observing animals in their habitats around the world can be a life changing experience for not just animal lovers but intrepid travelers of any age. Tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) are committed to offering …

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  • Surayyal Hizmi named 2021 PATA Face of the Future

    Published on : Thursday, March 4, 2021

    Surayyal Hizmi, Lecturer Advisor of the PATA Lombok Tourism Polytechnic Student Chapter, is today named as the 2021 PATA Face of the Future. This is the most prestigious honour open to young tourism professionals in the Asia Pacific region. “This …

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  • U.S. Travel Lauds Confirmation of Raimondo

    Published on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo: “Sec. Raimondo brings strong leadership to a Cabinet agency that will be pivotal to an important and difficult …

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to COVID Relief Bill

    Published on : Monday, March 1, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the COVID relief package advancing through Congress: “The relief package includes several provisions that will help accelerate the travel industry’s recovery …

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