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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 …

  • U.S. Travel Mourns Passing of Marriott’s Arne Sorenson

    Published on : Friday, February 19, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the passing of Arne M. Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International: “It is difficult to find words that express the depth of our sadness at the passing …

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  • U.S. Travel Praises Confirmation of Mayorkas to Lead DHS

    Published on : Friday, February 5, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security: “Ali Mayorkas will be a strong and knowledgeable leader of the Department of Homeland Security at …

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  • Kerry Prince appointed as the new brand director of UK-based Reed Exhibitions

    Published on : Friday, February 5, 2021

    Reed Exhibitions  has announced that Kerry Prince, has been appointed as the new brand director of UK-based Reed Exhibitions. The newly formed brand team is the consolidation of the company’s B2B and Reed Travel Exhibitions divisions and will be responsible …

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  • State of the Travel Industry Event Maps Out Comeback for Hardest-Hit U.S. Industry

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    “Travel’s Next Great Chapter.” That’s how U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow described the coming era for the American travel and tourism industry following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that saw the industry lose 4.5 million jobs …

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  • Tourism body launches free tourism skill training programme

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) has collaborated with the University of Victoria – Peter B. Gustavson School of Business to provide a Tourism Skills Training (TST) Programme, with support from the Province of British Columbia. The TST Program, which …

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  • Travel Industry Alliance launches in the U.K.

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Nine U.K. associations with more than 7,000 member companies have joined hands to launch the Travel Industry Alliance (TIA). The new alliance brings together associations representing the travel, tourism and aviation sectors, both inbound and outbound, leisure and business. Key …

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  • Arabian Travel Market: 46 per cent Middle East luxury travellers are planning to travel internationally

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    The latest data analysis produced by YouGov for Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), has revealed that 46% of luxury travellers in the Middle East, are planning to travel internationally at some stage during 2021. The survey …

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  • Africa Travel Week unveils plan for 2021 virtual exhibition

    Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Africa Travel Week (ATW) has unveiled an audacious plan for its 2021 suite of shows, which includes several value-add opportunities, in addition to WTM Africa, which will run as a 100% virtual exhibition from 07-09 April 2021. “The plan for …

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  • National Plan for Vacation Day Arrives Not a Moment Too Soon

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    If it wasn’t obvious already, the latest research confirms it: Americans need a vacation. More than six in 10 Americans (63%) report that they “desperately” need a vacation after trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data prepared for the …

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  • Reaction to President Biden’s Executive Orders on Travel

    Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the COVID-related executive orders issued by the White House Thursday, many of which pertain to travel: “We welcome the president’s focus on policies that will encourage safe …

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  • FAITH looking forward to Union Budget FY 21-22 with expectations

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 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) and cause partner AIRDA is looking forward to the Union …

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  • ABTA’s response to travel corridor announcement

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2021

    An ABTA spokesperson said: “Public health is the absolute priority and the Government needs to take the steps it feels necessary to contain the spread of coronavirus and new strains entering the country. There are already a number of restrictions …

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  • U.S. Travel Applauds Biden Emergency Relief Plan

    Published on : Monday, January 18, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on President-elect Biden’s announced plan to combat the pandemic and provide direct relief to Americans: “Accelerating the distribution of vaccines is the key to getting travel back to …

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  • Travel Forward & World Travel Market appoints two new senior officials

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Travel Forward – the travel technology event co-located with WTM London – and part of the WTM Portfolio, which also includes WTM London, Arabian Travel Market, WTM Latin America, WTM Africa and London Travel Week, has announced two new senior …

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  • Frank Comito – CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association quits from current role

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    The CEO of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Frank Comito, has quit from his current position. This move comes after Comito helped guide the association in view of the pandemic, along with several devastating hurricanes and a number of …

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  • WTACH and Charitable Travel Unite to Give Back

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) is joining forces with new member Charitable Travel to make it easy for travel consumers to donate to registered charities doing good work around the world. With the motto, “for charity, …

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  • PATA set to organise Virtual PATA Annual Summit 2021

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today announced that the PATA Annual Summit (PAS) 2021 will take place online from April 27-29. The three-day virtual event, organised with the support of Platinum Sponsor, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority …

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  • U.S. Travel Condemns Disruptions at Capitol

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement: “We are profoundly heartbroken by the disturbing actions at the U.S. Capitol that are being viewed around the world. The behavior we are witnessing has no place in …

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  • The Caribbean will experience a faster visitor comeback compared to other parts of the world

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2021

    The President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Pablo Torres, said that the region will experience a faster comeback of visitors compared to other parts of the world. Torres said that tourism return to the region would be …

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  • ABTA Members take centre stage in second phase of new Travel with Confidence campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    ABTA Members’ professionalism, personal service and passion for travel – and why customers can book with confidence through them – are at the heart of the second phase of ABTA’s Travel with Confidence national advertising campaign, which launches across social …

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