Covid-19

  • Melbourne will hosts International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2028

    Published on : Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    Melbourne has been chosen as host city for the International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2028, the world’s largest gathering of psychologists from across the globe. Held every four years, ICP 2028 will mark 40 years since it has been held …

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  • Etihad expands IATA Travel Pass on flights between Abu Dhabi and other seven destinations

    Published on : Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    Following successful trials, Etihad Airways has expanded IATA Travel Pass on flights between Abu Dhabi and seven destinations across its network as it continues to implement digital solutions to simplify the travel experience in the wake of the pandemic. IATA …

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  • STR: Latin America’s hotel occupancy level soars above 40%

    Published on : Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    The popular leisure markets, especially beach destinations, have continued to post hotel occupancy levels above 40%, according to data from STR through 25 July. As demand remains predominantly domestic leisure-driven, markets reliant on that segment are leading hotel performance in …

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  • US Travel Association reacts to continued travel restrictions

    Published on : Monday, August 2, 2021

    The US Travel Association, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy, Tori Emerson, recently shared his thoughts on the Biden Administration’s decision to uphold travel restrictions. Barnes said in a statement that Covid variants are of concern, but closed …

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  • Finnair is offering affordable COVID-19 test

    Published on : Monday, August 2, 2021

    Several EU countries now require travellers to have a negative Covid-19 test as a requirement for entry. To make travel more accessible to more people, Finnair has arranged a rapid antigen test that costs €65 and is available from August …

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  • Bhutan inoculation process completed 90% against COVID-19

    Published on : Monday, August 2, 2021

    Bhutan has successfully inoculated its 90 per cent of its eligible adult population against COVID-19 within a week, an achievement that the UNICEF has hailed as vaccine “success story” in one of the world’s remotest regions. The Himalayan kingdom of …

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  • Japan crossed 10,000 daily COVID-19 infections for the first time

    Published on : Monday, August 2, 2021

    Japan has surpassed 10,000 daily Covid infections for the first time, leaving health officials in the country rattled as they battle to get the outbreak under control. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that the government will decide whether to declare …

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  • China announces fresh travel restrictions amid new rise in COVID-19 cases

    Published on : Monday, August 2, 2021

    China confined millions of people to their homes as the country introduced mass testing and fresh travel restrictions after reporting reported the largest coronavirus outbreak in months. On Monday, China witnessed an outbreak of the fast-spreading Delta variant with 55 …

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  • UK government eases restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers

    Published on : Friday, July 30, 2021

    The UK government has confirmed that fully vaccinated travellers from the European Union and United States will be able to avoid quarantine when arriving in England, Scotland and Wales from an amber list country. The change will come into force …

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  • United Airlines plans to outsource the catering operations

    Published on : Friday, July 30, 2021

    United Airlines (UAL.O) said that the company was moving forward with plans to outsource its catering operations following a six-month review, similar to other airlines’ strategies. United Airlines also said it has selected three suppliers to operate the airline’s five …

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  • Korea promotes its MICE oriented destinations to global event planners

    Published on : Friday, July 30, 2021

    In the presence of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Korea MICE Bureau is gearing to promote the the unique MICE venues and destinations with a brand new marketing campaign. The new campaign features a set of promotional videos along with …

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  • UK set to reopen international cruise sector

    Published on : Thursday, July 29, 2021

    UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps recently confirmed a ban on international cruises docking in the UK will be lifted. The policy has been in place since last July, and is due to be lifted on August 2. The move comes …

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  • Heathrow reports continued losses due to COVID

    Published on : Thursday, July 29, 2021

    According to the latest reports by Heathrow Airport, the cumulative losses from Covid-19 have amounted to £2.9 billion. The revenue fell by half in the six months to June, down to £348 million.Losses totalled £868 million for the period. Just …

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  • Israel to support COVID-stricken tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Israel’s Finance and Tourism Ministries recently announced in a joint statement that the country has launched a new plan costing 60 million new shekels ($18 million) to support the Covid-hit tourism industry. The program, initiated by Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman …

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  • UNWTO reports continued crisis in tourism industry despite uptick in May

    Published on : Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    According to the latest UNWTO data, the biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year as international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020) between January and May. Despite a …

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  • Thailand plans to launch ‘island hopping’ program for tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    Thailand has reportedly started to plan the launch of an ‘island hopping’ tourism program, in a move to boost tourism in the country. As per the program, it will be allowing quarantine-free foreign travellers arriving in the resort island of Phuket …

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  • US to maintain existing travel restrictions amid Delta variant concerns

    Published on : Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    On Monday, July 26, the White House confirmed that the United States will not lift any existing travel restrictions “at this point” due to concerns over the highly transmissible Covid-19 Delta variant and the rising number of US coronavirus cases. …

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  • Singapore likely to ease restrictions after COVID-19 measures review

    Published on : Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    Singapore will review its Covid-19 restrictions in early August, and can ease some measures if virus clusters are under control and hospitalisation rates remain low. On Monday, July 26, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said that any loosened restrictions will be …

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  • Greece, Italy and France will impose vaccine passports and green certificates on tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    Greece, Italy and France are going to impose vaccine passports on tourists visiting bars, cafes and attractions this holiday summer season.  Most of the European countries are enforcing new rules which will only allow people who have had a vaccine …

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  • Spain imposes new stricter rules to curb virus spreading

    Published on : Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    Spain issues new restrictions that are affecting most of the tourists in many of the popular holiday hotspots in the country. The Balearic Islands are going to implement face masks both indoors and outdoors, which includes walking on the street …

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