Coronavirus

  • Spain extends travel restrictions for the U.K., Brazil and South Africa

    Published on : Thursday, February 25, 2021

    The Spanish government recently announced another travel ban and extended restrictions for travellers from the U.K., Brazil and South Africa until at least March 16, amid the rise of new COVID variants in those countries. On Tuesday, Health Minister Carolina …

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  • Accor reports a net loss of €2 billion for financial year 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Accor has reported a net loss of €2 billion for financial 2020 as COVID-19 took a huge toll around the world. The figure is sharply down from a profit of €464 million as compared to 2019. Travel restrictions saw revenues …

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  • WTTC seeks faster tourism reopening from the U.K.

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    While the U.K. government has decided to continue travel restrictions in order to curb the spread of the new strain of COVID-19 across the country, WTTC has warned the process may take a longer time. Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently …

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  • U.K. bans international non-essential travel until May 17

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced a ban on non-essential international travel from and to the country till at least May 17 in light of the spread of the new strain of COVID-19. It was announced that domestic …

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  • Japan tourism boost suddenly led to virus spread

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Adviser’s recently mentioned that the all new increase in coronavirus attack in Japan might have happened because of a sudden tourism push campaign. The travel tourism industry experienced a complete pause for a while, and this affected severely on the …

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  • Israel planning to reopen amid rising COVID vaccinations

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    In light of nearly 4.3 million people receiving at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, Israel has started to prepare for reopening its economy once again. The domestic tourism sector is gradually witnessing a return as locals return to …

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  • U.S. extends travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico until March 21

    Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021

    The U.S. government recently announced that the U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least March 21. The restrictions at U.S. land border crossings with Canada and Mexico was first established exactly …

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  • Mayor of London set to launch £5m campaign to boost tourism recovery

    Published on : Friday, February 19, 2021

    The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has recently revealed plans to launch a £5m tourism campaign to encourage people to travel back to the capital post-COVID. The money will be used to bring domestic visitors and tourists back to London …

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  • Canada introduces new set of stringent travel and entry restrictions

    Published on : Thursday, February 18, 2021

    Canada has recently introduced a new set of stringent travel restrictions and entry rules in a bid to curb the spread of the new variant of coronavirus disease in the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the latest measures …

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  • Theocharis: Greek tourism to focus on business

    Published on : Thursday, February 18, 2021

    In a recent meeting it has been decided that strategic planning is essential for growth and sustenance after the pause in travel business last year. Hence, in accordance with the Tourism Ministry they have laid down a ten year plan …

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  • Italy would not open its ski slopes

    Published on : Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    On Sunday, the Italian government suddenly delayed on opening the much loved ski season of Italy due a detection of coronavirus variant in a good number of recently infected persons in the country. Health Minister, Roberto Speranza’s ordinance prohibiting amateur …

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  • Auckland put under three-day lockdown amid new COVID cases

    Published on : Monday, February 15, 2021

    On Sunday, February 14, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ordered a three-day lockdown in Auckland in order to stop the spread of the new U.K. variant of the COVID-19 virus. The level 3 restrictions will require everyone to stay …

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  • Caribbean Travel Marketplace to go virtual in May

    Published on : Friday, February 12, 2021

    The Caribbean Travel Marketplace will be staged virtually for the first time in nearly 40 years. The show is considered to be the premier annual gathering in the region, where Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals meet with colleagues and international …

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  • Australian tourism industry is under threat of losing 320,000 jobs

    Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Australia expect to lose 320,000 tourism jobs and billions due to border shutdown. In the aftermath of pandemic, Australian tourism industry is under the threat of losing 320,000 jobs and 7 billion USD owing to border shutdown during peak tourism …

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  • New Caledonia continues Covid-19 travel restrictions till July end

    Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2021

    New Caledonia will maintain travel restriction owing to Covid-19 spread till the end of July. Earlier the restrictions were to end by March, however, the present scenario forced rethinking and the government made it official that movement in this current …

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  • Scotland mandates 10-day hotel quarantine for arriving travellers

    Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Scotland has decided to quarantine all visitors to the country in a designated hotel for ten days on arrival starting Monday, February 15. The latest decision was recently announced by Scottish transport secretary Michael Matheson. Six hotels with a combined …

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  • U.K. government introduces tougher travel and entry restrictions

    Published on : Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    The U.K. government has recently announced a series of new measures designed to curb the spread of the new variants of COVID-19. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced tougher border measures and said that the new rules have been undertaken …

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  • WTTC urges the world to focus on ‘high-risk travellers’

    Published on : Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently called upon governments to abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and urged to focus on how individual ‘high-risk travellers’ are treated at borders instead. WTTC is urging governments around the world to …

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  • Transport Canada extends cruise ban until February 2022

    Published on : Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    Transport Canada has recently decided to extend a ban on cruise vessels in all Canadian waters until February 28, 2022. The order, which were originally issued last spring and extended several times since, was announced by minister of transport, Omar …

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  • IATA declares 2020 as the worst year for aviation industry

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2021

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2020 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometres) fell by 66 per cent compared to the full year of 2019 and is considered to be the sharpest …

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