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ABTA set to launch direct debit system

ABTA has decided to launch a replacement version of its Single Payment System to members later this year. The technology has been developed by Travel Ledger. The direct debit system allows fast online payments between travel agents and tour operators. Transactions …

  • 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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  • New Members Appointed to the Drone Advisory Committee

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced new appointments to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee or DAC. “The Drone Advisory Committee is key to helping the FAA keep pace with innovation while protecting safety,” …

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  • FAITH India Tourism Mart goes virtual on 18-20th Feb

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2021

    Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality, 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) & cause partner AIRDA …

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  • U.S. Travel Mourns Passing of Disney’s Richard Bates

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2021

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the passing of Richard Bates, longtime senior vice president of government affairs for The Walt Disney Company: “The American travel and tourism community shares the deep sadness …

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  • Google launches Travel Insight for travel industry

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    As the Indian travel industry comes together to chart a path towards recovery, Google today launched Travel Insights with Google. A website that provides demand trends to sector participants, be they a chain of hotels, a small travel startup, or …

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  • Hurting Travel Industry Welcomes COVID Relief Deal

    Published on : Monday, December 21, 2020

    U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement on the announced bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package: “Washington is delivering a huge holiday gift to U.S. businesses and workers after an incredibly challenging year. “It’s …

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  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre launches its new indoor cinema concept

    Published on : Friday, December 18, 2020

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced an Australian first, developing a new drive-in, indoor cinema concept as part of the venue’s response to the challenges the events sector has faced in 2020. The Drive In(Door) Cinema program is …

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  • Dubai Business Events successfully hosted study mission for MICE tourists from the UK and Russia

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Dubai Business Events (DBE) has successfully hosted a study mission for meeting planners from the UK and Russia – its first in 10 months, since the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic – demonstrating the strong safety measures in place …

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  • Travel professionals’ expertise celebrated in ABTA’s new Travel with Confidence campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    The expertise of travel professionals will be front and centre of ABTA’s Travel with Confidence national advertising campaign, which launches this month with radio adverts streaming across digital platforms from Monday 14 December. Through the campaign ABTA is encouraging members …

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