Covid-19 Travel Updates

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Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council announces second virtual destination summit
  • www.traveldailynews.com
  • 6 July, 2020
Following the success of the first virtual Resilience Council summit, it has been announced that a second summit will take place on 8th July 2020. In partnership with Jacobs Media Group and FINN Partners, the Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council virtual destination view more +
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Norwegian Airports take the lead on touchless travel with Amadeus technology
  • www.traveldailynews.com
  • 6 July, 2020
OSLO and MADRID - Avinor, the firm operating Norway’s 44 state-owned airports, is rolling out an ambitious end-to-end touchless travel programme to tackle the impact of COVID-19 and help restore traveler confidence ahead of Norway’s summer season view more +
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Google Maps features allow commuters to travel safely amid COVID-19 pandemic
  • www.fox29.com
  • 5 July, 2020
Google has created a way for consumers to travel safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic by showing them relevant information concerning the virus along their designated routes view more +
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Rethinking fitness, food, fresh air and floor plans for the post-pandemic guest
  • www.traveldailynews.com
  • 3 July, 2020
While would-be travelers have sheltered at home, hotels and resorts have been putting protocols in place to keep guests safe when travel resumes view more +
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INDIA's wealthy are still planning their travel, taking to PRIVATE JETS
  • www-cntraveller-in.cdn.ampproject.org/
  • 1 July, 2020
As India slowly and shakily emerges from one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, travel as we have known it is still a way off. And while flying has resumed, its severely restricted—and stressful. view more +
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Must have gear, gadgets and accessories for safer summer travel
  • www.fortune.com
  • 3 July, 2020
Even though the pandemic is still ongoing—and will be for the foreseeable future—some travel restrictions are being lifted here and there. And after months inside, many people are antsy to get out and on the road (or in the air) for any kind of vacation. view more +
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UNWTO and TELEFONICA partner to help destinations use data and AI to drive tourism’s sustainable recovery
  • www.traveldailynews.com
  • 3 July, 2020
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has strengthened its partnership with Telefonica, the Spanish multinational telecommunications company... view more +
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Five ways the pandemic will change travel for the better
  • www.globetrender.com
  • 3 July, 2020
Now that global lockdowns are beginning to lift, we’re tentatively thinking of future adventures, where we’ll go, and how we’ll get there... view more +
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How staycations are becoming the most popular tourism trend
  • www.thehindu.com
  • 2 July, 2020
Surf Turf — the surf school in Covelong — is currently closed. Normally bustling with surfers at this time, the airy property, facing the Bay of Bengal, is awaiting the Government’s orders to soon reopen... view more +
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SIMPLIFY How You Travel: Tips For Your Next Business Trip
  • www.news.clearancejobs.com
  • 1 July, 2020
With planes less comfortable and flying less glamorous, you need to simplify your travel plans. With the onslaught of COVID-19’s quarantine life, regular travel is no longer the norm... view more +
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How One Travel Business Is Diversifying To SURVIVE COVID-19
  • www.forbes.com
  • 2 July, 2020
The travel industry has been devastated by COVID-19, but forward-looking businesses are implementing survival strategies. One such company is Parking Spot, the near-airport parking company with 37 locations at 22 major airports... view more +
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Travel will become more LUXURIOUS after the coronavirus pandemic, hotel and aviation experts predict
  • www.insider.com
  • 2 July, 2020
The future of travel is likely to be more luxurious and romantic post-coronavirus, according to hotel and aviation experts... view more +
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Bring conservation messaging into WILDLIFE-BASED TOURISM
  • www.newswise.com
  • 1 July, 2020
Newswise — The study states that failing to encourage tourists to do more on behalf of wildlife represents a missed opportunity for conservation... view more +
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Leaders of Tomorrow Exclusive with Minister of Tourism, India
  • www.timesnownews.com
  • 1 July, 2020
The Tourism sector, and its contribution to India’s economy, is a subject many policymakers have shied away from discussing, given the present scenario... view more +
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Virtual Travel is now the new normal
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 1 July, 2020
New Delhi, July 1 (IANSlife) Travel is one of the most rewarding and enriching adventures one can indulge in. Every year, travel enthusiasts from across the world plan their trips well in advance... view more +
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WILDLIFE TOURISM : surprising benefits
  • www.redgreenandblue.org
  • 30 June, 2020
Wildlife tourism is a major business, accounting for 20% to 40% of the entire tourism industry’s net value. However, this kind of tourism can also have a detrimental impact... view more +
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LESS VISITED DESTINATIONS Have a Chance to Be on Travel's Larger Map: Top Expedia Group Exec
  • www.skift.com
  • 30 June, 2020
All the recent search-and-booking activity for historically less-visited destinations will make it easier for them to justify marketing expenditures even after the pandemic wanes, says Expedia’s Cyril Ranque... view more +
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AUSTRALIA TO SRI LANKA : Exchange of knowledge in sustainable tourism
  • www.news.griffith.edu.au
  • 30 June, 2020
The Australia Awards ‘Sustainable Tourism Development’ Short Course draws to a close with an online workshop in June 2020 and participants say they are motivated to further enhance sustainable practices in the Sri Lanka... view more +
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CORONAVIRUS has forever transformed travel industry, Airbnb CEO says
  • www.foxbusiness.com
  • 29 June, 2020
The worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus has forever transformed the travel industry, the CEO of Airbnb has speculated... view more +
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US Travel Association critical of European ban
  • www.breakingtravelnews.com
  • 29 June, 2020
The United States Travel Association has reacted angrily to suggestions American holidaymakers will be barred from Europe as the region reopens to tourism... view more +
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Video JAPAN’s TOURISM LINKED BUSINESSES explore new ideas to survive COVID-19 travel restrictions
  • www.channelnewsasia.com
  • 28 June, 2020
Japan's tourism-related businesses are reinventing themselves to survive the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions. CNA's Senior Correspondent Michiyo Ishida reports... view more +
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TRAVEL INSURANCE: Is it worth it?
  • www.mcall.com
  • 28 June, 2020
Through the travel insurance broker InsureMyTrip.com, Suzanne Tow of New York City paid $270 to cover a $5,000 trip in May to Yosemite National Park... view more +
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Immigration bans will lead to dumbing down of the world
  • www.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 June, 2020
Among the attributes that have made the United States a superpower is the brainpower that helped build it. The US produces more college degrees than any other nation, graduating around a million masters’ and conferring more than 200,000 doctorates every year. According to the US Census Bureau, since 2000, the number of people aged 25 and over whose highest degree was a master has doubled to 21 million... view more +
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IS IT WORTH it to bundle flights and hotels?
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 28 June, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented need for consumers to cancel travel plans. Many travelers have encountered frustration changing arrangements, canceling trips and obtaining refunds... view more +
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Traveling for business?
  • www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com
  • 28 June, 2020
As the economy gradually begins to function in this new normal, some workers who traveled for business before the COVID-19 pandemic may be returning to that lifestyle. If this includes you, traveling by plane, bus or train means you’ll be in close contact with other passengers, increasing your risk of exposure... view more +
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HOLIDAY bookings 'explode' as travel restrictions ease
  • www.bbc.com
  • 27 June, 2020
Ministers said from 6 July, blanket restrictions on non-essential overseas travel will be relaxed in the UK. Holidaymakers will be allowed to travel to certain European countries without having to spend 14 days in quarantine upon their return... view more +
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Tunisia's tourism sector hopes for a quick recovery as borders reopen
  • www.aljazeera.com
  • 27 June, 2020
In the historic heart of Tunisia's capital, Tunis, coppersmith Mohamed Chawchi is putting his skills to work. He hammers away at plates he plans to sell, hoping the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is over... view more +
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ARE WE ready to travel?
  • www.thehindu.com
  • 27 June, 2020
Earlier this week, for the first time since the arrival of the pandemic, I decided to sit with someone (other than family), relax and have a drink. She came over and, at first, we lingered by the door. Where earlier we would’ve hugged, now we were maintaining a physical distance. There was the joy of finally being able to meet, but also the realisation that Covid-19 had affected the way we were behaving around each other... view more +
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BUY NOW FLY LATER? What travel experts say about today's low prices for future flights
  • www.foxnews.com
  • 27 June, 2020
There’s never been a worse time to fly. With coronavirus cases surging in some states and more international borders closed than open, the friendly skies aren’t so friendly. But there is a silver lining. Many fares have never been better. Considering airlines are waiving sky-high change fees and dropping prices to fill empty seats, buying that $275 roundtrip ticket from San Francisco to Costa Rica in September is awfully tempting, even in the midst of a global pandemic... view more +
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UZBEKISTAN’S OFFER: Visitors will receive $3000 if they get Coronavirus while visiting the country
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 26 June, 2020
As the world is opening for tourism after a long lockdown, every country is trying to lure tourists with different kinds of offers and deals. However, Uzbekistan, in a bid to attract tourists, has introduced quite an unique offer wherein if a visitor gets Coronavirus... view more +
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EXPERTS give tips on post-pandemic travel
  • www.wrex.com
  • 26 June, 2020
ROCKFORD (WREX) — Travel experts say there are safe ways for brief getaways during the pandemic. These getaways largely focus on road trips that last less than four days with limited stops to limit exposure. Additionally, travelers should pack extra snacks and water to help cut out unnecessary stops... view more +
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4 LATEST Summer Travel Trends : public charters, private home rentals and more
  • www.businessinsider.in
  • 26 June, 2020
Table of Contents As lockdowns ease — and lockdown fatigue peaks — travelers are eager to salvage some form of vacation despite the ongoing pandemic, and many are asking, 'Will it be safe to travel this summer?'... view more +
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REOPENING : 13 tourist hot spots planning to reopen this July
  • www.insider.com
  • 26 June, 2020
Destinations like Italy, Iceland, Spain, the Florida Keys, and Jamaica rolled out the welcome mat once again to tourists in June. Other destinations decided to wait a little longer to put ample health measures and precautions in place amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic... view more +
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WTTC : Global Protocols for Short Term Rental
  • 26 June, 2020
The below suggested protocols for short-term rentals were compiled based on input from leading companies and associations in the Short-Term Rental industry, many of which have partnered with trusted experts in public health and governments to support the safe, healthy, and responsible reopening of this type of accommodation to the public. The objective of these protocols is to promote consistent standards across all relevant functions with an increased focus on health, safety, and physical distancing in line with what travellers need and expect... view more +
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A 'SAFECATION' is the best way to travel this summer. Here's how to do it
  • www.news.yahoo.com
  • 25 June, 2020
As summer revs up, many families who've planned vacations and long-anticipated reunions are left wondering whether it's safe to travel during the coronavirus outbreak... view more +
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TRAVEL in Times of COVID-19
  • www.emarketer.com
  • 25 June, 2020
Few industries have been hit as hard by the coronavirus as travel. Recovery will be slow, with many sectors not returning to pre-pandemic levels until at least 2022. Some pandemic-related trends, like increased local “staycations,” may persist... view more +
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GLAMPING Is Growing Travel Trend - From New York City To The Rockies
  • www.forbes.com
  • 25 June, 2020
In my previous article I explained why glamping is surging in popularity, and the perfect form of travel for these confusing, stressful, pandemic times. In short, it combines many of the top travel trends and things people are now looking for in a vacation into one neat and typically affordable package: private lodging with no lobby or elevator or shared hallway; the great outdoors, fresh air and lots of personal space; resort-like amenities and activities; an experience that lends itself to a flight-free driving road trip; all in a turnkey and romantic way that requires no camping gear or experience... view more +
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WHICH international destinations are reopening to tourists?
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 25 June, 2020
Although most governments are still advising against "nonessential" international travel, a host of popular destinations are beginning to ease their Covid-19 lockdown measures and border restrictions and are moving toward welcoming tourists back... view more +
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IATA Proposes Alternatives to Quarantine
  • www.iata.org
  • 24 June, 2020
Geneva The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies... view more +
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7 TIPS for Creating a COVID-19 Essential Business Travel Policy
  • www.jdsupra.com
  • 24 June, 2020
As states are relaxing COVID-19-related restrictions, employers should remain cautious about business travel. California’s public health orders still limit travel to an “urgent matter” or that which is “essential to your permitted work.” Given the increased risk of exposure inherent in traveling, employers should continue discouraging any business travel... view more +
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SAFECATIONS : VIRUS upends tourism marketing, sparks idea of 'safecations'
  • www.startribune.com
  • 24 June, 2020
CONCORD, N.H. — The coronavirus has upended the way cities and states market themselves as summer travel destinations, and some tourism officials are just emerging from an especially awkward position: telling potential visitors to stay away... view more +
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Travel is making a comeback–just not by plane
  • www.techrepublic.com
  • 24 June, 2020
Americans' appetite for travel is starting to return, although not surprisingly, they are taking road trips instead of getting on a plane. Mobility data from Descartes Labs' has found that in many states, residents have begun traveling at nearly the same rate they were traveling before COVID-19–just by car... view more +
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ATTRACTIONS kick-start tourism with social distancing innovations
  • www.globetrender.com
  • 24 June, 2020
From vicinity alarms in museums to al fresco drive-in cinemas, countries around the world are looking at new and creative ways to welcome tourists in the safest way possible. Erica Jamieson reports... view more +
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The Travel Credit Stimulus - everything You Need To Know
  • www.forbes.com
  • 23 June, 2020
Federal and state governments are looking for creative ways to keep the economy moving this summer. You likely received a $1,200 stimulus check to offset lost wages from the CARES Act earlier this year. Now Congress is scheduling talks next month for a new stimulus package. One of the most interesting proposals is a travel credit stimulus... view more +
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GLAMPING Is 2020's Hottest Travel Trend - Here Are The Best Places For Your Trip
  • www.forbes.com
  • 23 June, 2020
With warm weather across the entire nation, and months into the global coronavirus pandemic, just about everyone is itching to get out of the house and do something different. But travel is still a long way from “normal,” and polls, travel experts and common sense all point in the same directions: driving road trips, separated lodging (no crowded elevators or lobbies), and time spent outdoors - active or not - are the biggest trends right now... view more +
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TRIP.COM Group joins Google to launch Travel Trends Report
  • www.finance.yahoo.com
  • 23 June, 2020
SINGAPORE, June 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its recently announced "Travel On" campaign, leading international online travel services provider Trip.com Group has joined Google to launch the Trip.com Group x Google Travel Trends Report... view more +
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6 TRAVEL SHOWS to Help Keep Your Wanderlust Alive
  • www.lifehacker.com
  • 23 June, 2020
Are you an adventure traveler or foodie traveler or even a bucket-list traveler sitting around thinking, “Well, I’ll never travel again”? With travel restrictions still in place, it seems like it’ll take months before travel will resume back to its regularly scheduled programming... view more +
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Reopening guide for tourism and hospitality sector
  • www.bbc.com
  • 23 June, 2020
Northern Ireland Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Tourism NI have published new guidance on how the tourism and hospitality sectors can reopen safely... view more +
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Is it safe to stay in a hotel, cabin or rental home yet?
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 22 June, 2020
After nearly three months of quarantine, millions of Americans are ready to travel -- an overnight trip, a weekend getaway, a summer sojourn. With states reopening, that's now possible, with a caveat. Before coronavirus, few people likely thought twice about staying in a hotel room, rental home or cabin in the woods... view more +
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SUNSET AT THE BEACH
  • www.tboacademy.com
  • 22 June, 2020
A situation we never thought of, has impacted the most thought of plans of our lives. I think all of us, who are reading this, have at least once revisited their social media accounts or cloud repositories to see places we visited when the pandemic had not hit the globe... view more +
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How SOUTH KOREA Became a Medical Tourism Powerhouse?
  • www.news.yahoo.com
  • 22 June, 2020
Medical tourism, or the practice of traveling abroad to receive medical treatment, has become a prominent global phenomenon over the past several decades. The potential reasons for medical tourism are manifold: lower-cost care, superior care, circumventing waitlists at home, access to experimental treatments that are banned in your country, and the opportunity to combine treatment with vacation... view more +
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COLUMBIANA Area Tourism Bureau moves forward with 2020 events
  • www.wfmj.com
  • 22 June, 2020
The Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau (CATB) announced that the Columbiana Wine Festival 2020 and 2020 Joy of Christmas Light Show will proceed as scheduled, CDC guidelines and state regulations permitting... view more +
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TRAVEL TIPS For A Pandemic
  • www.vpr.org
  • 22 June, 2020
Traveling safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus: Rutland’s summer set-up, coronavirus numbers, and a meadow... view more +
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ROBOTS Play Pivotal Role In Keeping Travel Safe During Covid-19 Era
  • www.fobes.com
  • 21 June, 2020
Robots are changing the way the travel industry approaches cleaning as it grapples with how to restore confidence amid the Coronavirus pandemic... view more +
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NEW TOURISM TRENDS : A charter flight to Rwanda to party with Mountain Gorillas
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 21 June, 2020
Rwanda has opened its tourism after few months of closure, targeting mountain gorilla tracking tourists with a cut in the price of permits for tracking endangered mountain gorillas... view more +
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SAUDI ARABIA Starts $4 Billion Tourism Development Fund
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 21 June, 2020
Saudi Arabia started a fund with an initial capital of $4 billion to develop its tourism industry as the oil-rich kingdom seeks to diversify its economy and attract more foreign travelers... view more +
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SPACE TOURISM This startup will send you to space in a balloon, for a price
  • www.bgr.com
  • 20 June, 2020
Ever wanted to travel to the edge of space but don’t trust explosive rocket technology? Well, you’re in luck! A new startup called Space Perspective wants to take (a lot) your money... view more +
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RV/ MOBILE VANS : Now, you can hire a mobile-van and travel around Karnataka's tourist hotspots
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 19 June, 2020
The Karnataka government has launched Caravan Tourism in a bid to boost the tourism sector that has been badly hit by the COVID-19. As per this initiative, tourists will now be able to book caravans and visit their favourite tourist hotspots... view more +
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BUSINESS TRAVEL: European Countries Making Special Arrangements for Business Travelers
  • www.businesstravelnews.com
  • 19 June, 2020
If you're a travel manager hoping for special treatment from European governments to get business travel moving again, keep hoping... view more +
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UNWTO : Governments responded swiftly and strongly to COVID-19 threat to tourism
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 19 June, 2020
Governments around the world have responded quickly and strongly to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their tourism sectors, new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has found... view more +
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INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS that are reopening to tourists
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 19 June, 2020
Although most governments are still advising against "nonessential" international travel, a host of popular destinations are beginning to ease their Covid-19 lockdown measures and border restrictions and are moving toward welcoming tourists back... view more +
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ROAD TRIPS go luxe with caravan tourism, a new way to travel - Bangalore
  • www.bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com
  • 18 June, 2020
A road trip with friends on a car sounds like a fun plan, but what if you get all facilities of a hotel while driving? A make-believe family of four in the Hollywood film, We’re the Millers (2013), showed us how a recreational vehicle (RV) can become your on-road partner for days at a stretch. Not only is it a smooth drive -- complete with a kitchen setup, incinerator toilet and lounge with TV sets -- but also the perfect vehicle to hide, chase your enemies or run from them on the highway, as shown in the movie... view more +
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ROAD TRIPS go luxe with caravan tourism, a new way to travel
  • www.bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/
  • 18 June, 2020
A road trip with friends on a car sounds like a fun plan, but what if you get all facilities of a hotel while driving? A make-believe family of four in the Hollywood film, We’re the Millers (2013), showed us how a recreational vehicle (RV) can become your on-road partner for days at a stretch. Not only is it a smooth drive -- complete with a kitchen setup, incinerator toilet and lounge with TV sets -- but also the perfect vehicle to hide, chase your enemies or run from them on the highway, as shown in the movie... view more +
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TRAVEL INSURANCE Policies Anticipate Return Of Summer Holidays
  • www.forbes.com
  • 18 June, 2020
Travel insurance providers are marketing policies again after several months when sales were either suspended or the cover provided was severely restricted due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic... view more +
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REPORT : Travel bookings by young people increased by 29% since March
  • www.dailyhive.com/
  • 17 June, 2020
While the world is still adjusting to the new normal brought on by the pandemic, several consumer trends surrounding travel have begun... view more +
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IATA issues criteria for COVID-19 testing in air travel process
  • www.deccanchronicle.com/
  • 17 June, 2020
Geneva: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released criteria for the use of COVID-19 testing in the travel process... view more +
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STUDY shows that virus hasn't put a stop to tourism opportunities
  • www.observer-reporter.com/
  • 17 June, 2020
Tourism is a big deal in Washington County – a $700-million-a-year endeavor. That’s why Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency commissioned a Pittsburgh marketing consultant to gauge how safe consumers believe they will be while engaging in tourist activities countywide – during the pandemic and, perhaps, afterward... view more +
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WTTC welcomes the reopening of borders and the easing of Travel Restrictions across Europe
  • www.hotelierindia.com/
  • 16 June, 2020
The council has also applauded the European Commission (EC) recommendation to Schengen member states to lift all internal border controls by June 15 and international travellers from July 1... view more +
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TRAVEL SURVEY : Vacationers Booking Flights to Uncrowded Destinations
  • www.businesstravelerusa.com/
  • 15 June, 2020
A Travel Leaders Network survey of nearly 2,700 frequent travelers found that Americans are making plans again and finding ways to confidently skirt their Covid concerns. The survey found that half are starting to make finite plans for their next vacation or have already made plans, while the other half continues to dream about it. Fifty percent of those surveyed said they plan to take their next vacation in 2020... view more +
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ONLINE TRAVEL aggregators see 40% demand revival in air travel
  • www.livemint.com/
  • 14 June, 2020
OTAs are betting on reopening of domestic tourism and intra-state leisure travel to increase sales on their platforms... view more +
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HOW TO TRAVEL SAFELY during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • www.nny360.com/
  • 14 June, 2020
Are you considering rescheduling travel that you put off because of coronavirus disease? Maybe you have work or family obligations that require you to travel. Yet worries about safe travel and lodging are holding you back... view more +
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Travel industry counting on staycations to drive early business
  • www.moneycontrol.com/
  • 14 June, 2020
The hotel industry is betting heavily on local stays and weekend getaways with young travellers searching for trips to nearby destinations after being locked down in their houses for over two months... view more +
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Accelerating demand for private jet travel
  • www.globetrender.com
  • 13 June, 2020
Jet charter company PrivateFly says that compared to 2019, it has seen an 85 per cent rise in inquiries over the past two weeks, as “Germaphobia” (a trend identified by Globetrender in its recent report) grips the travelling public... view more +
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You Need To Know About Traveling during pregnancy
  • www.www.forbes.com
  • 12 June, 2020
During COVID-19 (and even before the pandemic), its expected for women to have questions and concerns about traveling while pregnant... view more +
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Americans plan to buy travel insurance for future trips: Survey
  • www.foxbusiness.com
  • 11 June, 2020
When it comes to booking future tips, 45 percent of respondents agreed that they are more inclined to buy travel insurance for future leisure trips following the COVID-19 pandemic, which has greatly upended the travel industry as a whole. view more +
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WTTC: #SafeTravels - Global Protocols & Stamp for the New Normal
  • www.wttc.com
  • 12 June, 2020
WTTC alongside our Members, governments, health experts and other industry associations are working together to achieve effective recovery protocols by developing meaningful action plans that optimise sector-wide recovery efforts... view more +
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COVID-19 Inspired Travel Choices Based On Cleanliness As Much As Price
  • www.forbes.com
  • 11 June, 2020
Bruce, Jessica, and Anne are partners in Oliver Wyman’s transportation and services practice. Bruce is based in New York, Jessica works out of Washington DC, and Anne is in the Paris office... view more +
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Digital booking, fitness certificate a new norm as travel bodies issue SOPs
  • www.business-standard.com
  • 10 June, 2020
Masks and medical certificates will become must-carry items for travellers as tour operators and tourism boards devise protocols to resume business in post Covid-19 environment... view more +
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DELTA AIRLINES CEO Explains Why Travelers Can Fly With Confidence
  • www.pressfrom.info
  • 10 June, 2020
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian believes travelers can "fly with confidence" right now. In a recent appearance on the "Conversations with Mike Milken" podcast, Bastian outlined all of the ways that the airline is working to ensure passenger safety amid the coronavirus pandemic... view more +
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‘ROLE OF ADVISOR is Even Greater than Just Planning Travel'
  • www.travelmarketreport.com
  • 9 June, 2020
It’s been 110 days since Seabourn initiated its voluntary pause in operations due to the spread of COVID-19 worldwide, but work hasn’t stopped for the luxury cruise company as the team continues to repatriate crew members and talk every day about how it will return to service in the new normal... view more +
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THREE TYPES of travelers will probably book international trips before everybody else
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 9 June, 2020
Who are the three types of travelers most likely to travel internationally this summer?... view more +
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GOOGLE MAPS to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions
  • www.youtube.com
  • 8 June, 2020
Google is adding features on its Maps service to alert users about COVID-19-related travel restrictions to help them plan their trips better, the Alphabet Inc unit said on Monday... view more +
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LOOKING to the Recovery of Leisure Travel Demand - Deloitte
  • www.hotelnewsresource.com
  • 8 June, 2020
What do consumer’s evolving safety and economic concerns, future travel intentions, current travel spending, and online travel shopping behavior tell us about the recovery of leisure travel demand? Our global survey findings offer some insights... view more +
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SAFECATIONS Are This Summer's Smartest Travel Trend—Here's How to Plan Yours
  • www.realsimple.com
  • 8 June, 2020
It’s almost summer. We’ve almost made it. Obviously 2020 summer travel plans and expectations have had to change dramatically for everyone since the coronavirus outbreak—canceled or postponed trips, closed hotels, and halted flight routes. But as the weather warms up and parts of the country slowly begin to reopen, travel still seems to be very much on the table in the coming months. Travelers will just need to be extra cautious... view more +
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‘People Are Getting in Planes': The Travel Business Is Picking Up
  • www.nytimes.com
  • 8 June, 2020
After months of staying at home during the pandemic, Americans are heading to vacation destinations like Florida and national parks... view more +
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PACIFIC ISLANDS plead to join Australia-New Zealand travel bubble
  • www.ft.com
  • 8 June, 2020
Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world. Stay informed and spot emerging risks and opportunities with independent global reporting, expert commentary and analysis you can trust... view more +
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NEW TOOL employs air travel data to predict global spread of covid-19
  • www.globalhealthnewswire.com
  • 8 June, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase, punctuated by emerging hot spots and continuing global spread, a new analytical tool developed by RAND Corporation researchers allows policymakers to predict regional risks of importing cases of COVID-19. The tool, which melds information on infection rates with global air traffic data, has already produced a number of insights... view more +
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IATA Launches Travel Regulations Map
  • www.iatatravelcentre.com
  • 7 June, 2020
The information is correct to the best of IATA's knowledge at the time of publication and is being reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis by IATA staff, given the rapidly evolving nature of the international response to the COVID-19 outbreak... view more +
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Optimism Persists For Corporate Travel Industry Stakeholders
  • www.pymnts.com
  • 4 June, 2020
With business trips all but wiped from corporate expense reports, corporate business travel industry stakeholders have been thrust into an unprecedented scenario. Uncertainty is at an all-time high, but what is clear is that business travel management FinTechs aren’t sitting idly... view more +
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CONTACTLESS TECH Promises to Be Travel's Next Big Thing: What's Real and What's Hype?
  • www.skift.com
  • 4 June, 2020
Several tech firms are hoping the travel industry will rush to buy digital tools designed to reduce how much contact travelers have with surfaces touched by strangers and how often they interact face-to-face with staff. Yet it remains unclear what’s actually happening and what’s hype from vendors... view more +
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The Bahamas Will Start Welcoming International Travel on July 1
  • www.travelmarketreport.com
  • 3 June, 2020
The Bahamas will reopen its borders to international travel starting July 1, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation announced on Wednesday. The country, which has been essentially locked down since March 24, will reopen in a few phases... view more +
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Who is allowed to travel to Italy from June 3rd?
  • www.thelocal.it
  • 3 June, 2020
As Italy seeks to restart its tourism industry, the country has reopened to some international visitors from Wednesday June 3rd – but not to everyone. Here are the new rules, explained... view more +
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ICAO Council adopts new COVID-19 guidelines for aviation recovery
  • www.internationalairportreview.com
  • 3 June, 2020
The new ICAO report aims to support the aviation industry in restarting the international air transport system and aligning its global COVID-19 recovery... view more +
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Survey: TOURISM INDUSTRY gearing up for return of group travel
  • www.busandmotorcoachnews.com
  • 2 June, 2020
There are signs that group travel will resume before the end of the year — and as early as next month.... view more +
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WTTC : 'Safe Travels': Global Protocols
  • www.wttc.org
  • 2 June, 2020
WTTC alongside our Members, governments, health experts and other industry associations are working together to achieve effective recovery protocols by developing meaningful action plans that optimise sector-wide recovery efforts... view more +
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Countries offering incentives to tourists post-coronavirus, from free hotel stays to spa vouchers
  • www.msn.com
  • 1 June, 2020
Sicily, Italy: Accommodation and flight costs up to 50% covered, and free tickets to attractions... view more +
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Explained: Restarting international air travel; the concept of 'air bridges' and 'bubbles'
  • www.indianexpress.com
  • 1 June, 2020
A decision on restarting international flights might not entirely be India's call, given that this depends mostly on the destination country’s assessment of India being safe and consequent permissions that need to be issued to Indian carriers to fly to their airports... view more +
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On travel, health insurances and COVID-19
  • www.businessamlive.com
  • 1 June, 2020
The federal government ordered the decontamination of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, and The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, over two weeks ago. Even though there is still a ban on international flights and travels, and interstate travels as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is just a matter of time before the ban will be lifted. But COVID-19 is still very much with us. It is a visitor that has taken up residence on mother earth and it is not going to go away anytime soon, so we have to learn to live with it... view more +
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Americans desperate to travel are buying up 'COVID campers'
  • www.dailyherald.com
  • 31 May, 2020
Floor traffic at Mike Regan's two RV dealerships outside Austin, Texas, is up 30% compared with last May. And the reason is fear... view more +
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These 7 Countries Have Potential To Become Major Tourist Destinations In A Post-Covid World
  • www.forbes.com
  • May 31, 2020
As the global tourism industry struggles in the midst of this unprecedented downturn, many nations around the world are preparing for a boom in international visitors once travel is more feasible... view more +
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How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the way we travel?
  • www.architecturaldigest.in
  • May 31, 2020
With the entire travel industry essentially on pause and no clear answer about when things will return to normal, one thing is certain: Travelling in a post-COVID-19 world will not be the same as before... view more +
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WTTC launches safety stamp for tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • May 28, 2020
WTTC has come out with the world's first global safety stamp to recognise ‘Safe Travels’ protocols around the world. Saudi Arabia, Barcelona, Portugal, Cancun and Seville are the first to adopt these private sector protocols and stamps... view more +
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What will staying in a hotel look like in the near future?
  • edition.cnn
  • May 27, 2020
While pandemic-era policies are still being developed at hotels around the globe and will no doubt vary widely, it's safe to say that guests will see big changes the next time they check in anywhere... view more +
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TRAVEL INSURANCE : Personal Travel Insurance Market 2020 Covid-19 Impact on Global Status, By Players, Types, Applications and Forecast To 2025
  • marketwatch.com
  • May 26, 2020
New Study on “Personal Travel Insurance Market: Covering Covid-19 Impact on Global Industry 2020 Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts 2026” Added to Wise Guy Reports Database... view more +
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TRAVEL BUBBLE : Countries try 'travel bubbles' to save post-lockdown tourist season
  • nbcnews.com
  • May 25, 2020
LONDON — Never heard of "travel bubbles" or "air bridges"? Read on because what you learn just might save your summer vacation now that we are in the coronavirus era... view more +
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Predictions for cruises, international destinations, tours and more
  • usatoday.com
  • May 24, 2020
Covid-19 has put the travel to a halt. While experts agree the tourism industry remains in flux, there are early signs of adaptation and resilience that are fueling consumer confidence... view more +
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Travellers will have to adapt to new realities post Covid-19 outbreak
  • financialexpress.com
  • May 24, 2020
Air travel is set to undergo massive changes in the near future. From thermal scans and sealed meals to immunity certificates, the new age of sanitised travel will be unlike anything we have seen before... view more +
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Camping, RVing a popular option as the summer of COVID-19 approaches
  • ca.news.yahoo.com
  • May 22, 2020
EDMONTON — Sandy Grunleitner and her family love camping, hiking and being in the outdoors... view more +