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ABTA welcomes the removal of Foreign Office advice against travel for Spain, Greece and France

The Travel Association has welcomed the news that the Foreign Office has now removed its advice against all but essential travel to several popular holiday destinations, including Spain, Greece, France, Morocco and Jamaica, with immediate effect. The changes come in …

  • 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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  • Beth Potter appointed President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada

    Published on : Friday, February 26, 2021

    Beth Potter has been appointed the new President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), commencing from March 15, 2021. She is a recognised leader and comes with more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit and tourism …

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  • ABTA’s response to the Prime Minister’s roadmap on easing lockdown restrictions

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    The Travel Association has responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement today on a roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions. Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive of ABTA – The Travel Association said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement today sets an ambition to get people …

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  • Suzanne Neufang Named Executive Director of GBTA

    Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the business travel industry, proudly announces the hiring of Suzanne Neufang as its next Executive Director, leading the combined GBTA and the Association of …

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  • Travel agents and tour operators urge Stormont to deliver tailored financial support

    Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021

    The Travel Association, ANITA (Association of Northern Ireland Travel Agents) and NITA (The Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance) are urging the Northern Ireland Executive to deliver tailored financial support for travel agents and outbound tour operators in recognition of the unique …

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  • U.S. Travel Welcomes Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy as National Chair

    Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021

    The U.S. Travel Association on Friday announced the election of Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, as its new national chair. Duffy, who most recently served on the board as first vice chair, will lead an executive committee and …

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  • The Convention Centre Dublin appoints Julie O’Neill as non-executive Chairperson

    Published on : Friday, February 19, 2021

    The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie O’Neill as non-executive Chairperson of the company. Ms. O’Neill will take over as Chairperson at the beginning of March. This follows the announcement made on 07 …

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