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IATA urged governments to accelerate relaxation of travel restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to accelerate relaxation of travel restrictions as COVID-19 continues to evolve from the pandemic to endemic stage.

  • Virgin Atlantic, Collinson, and PATA unite to tackle global COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity

    Published on : Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    Travel industry leaders have united to support the Go Give One campaign to help fund COVID-19 vaccines worldwide. Virgin Atlantic has joined travel services specialist Collinson and the Pacific Asia Travel Association as part of the Global Travel Sector Vaccine …

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  • BRITS banned from entering due to Omicron in several countries

    Published on : Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    The UK put travel restrictions in place to try to curb the spread of the new variant, expected to become the dominant strain in London.

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  • WTTC confirms Manila for 2022 global summit

    Published on : Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has confirmed the next global summit will take place in Manila on March 14-16.

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  • Langkawi needs 60% international travellers, says tourism association

    Published on : Monday, December 13, 2021

    The island resort is crying out for more foreign tourists, with only 376 of them arriving since the international tourism bubble pilot project began last month.

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  • USTOA Announces The 2022 Executive Committee and Board of Directors at Annual Conference & Marketplace

    Published on : Friday, December 10, 2021

    The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) announced the 2022 Board of Directors, five of whom will serve as the Executive Committee, at the Annual Conference & Marketplace from December 7 – 10, 2021 at Omni Orlando Resort at the …

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  • U.S. Travel and Tourism Diversity Matters Announce Partnership

    Published on : Thursday, December 9, 2021

    The U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Diversity Matters announce a new strategic partnership that will strengthen the association’s focus and support of the industry on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and provide greater access to Tourism Diversity …

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  • Planny Drive releases B2B2C for travel and business purpose

    Published on : Thursday, December 9, 2021

    Planny Drive releases B2B2C solution for destination marketing and travel businesses. Its game-changer white label road trip planner.

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  • U.S. Travel Reacts to Disappointing November Jobs Report

    Published on : Monday, December 6, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the November jobs report, which saw the Leisure & Hospitality sector add just 23,000 jobs while nearly 8% of all of …

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

    Published on : Friday, December 3, 2021

    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’

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  • WTTC new restrictions policy position

    Published on : Friday, December 3, 2021

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

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