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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Let The Countdown Begin

Birmingham Gears Up For Commonwealth Games

Let The Countdown Begin A 12-month countdown leading to central English city of Birmingham becoming a focal point of athletic excellence is underway. Birmingham and the surrounding West Midlands – which bill themselves as the heart of England, thanks to their central location – will next year host the... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations

Disappointment Continues

IATA's June Traffic Results Reveal Travel Restrictions Continue To Weigh On Demand

Disappointment Continues June 2021 passenger demand performance reveals only ‘a very slight improvement’ in both international and domestic air travel markets reports IATA. And the airline industry association says that due to international travel restrictions, demand remains significantly below pre-COVID-19... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Price Is Not The Driver

Expedia Group Finds Safety, Financial Security Top Influences On Travel Decisions

Price Is Not The Driver The sands are shifting, so to speak. Newly released research from Expedia Group found that views on travel -- including positive sentiment on vaccine passports, increased budgets and an enduring demand for safety and financial security – are changing. In The Traveler Value Index,... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

Etihad Rolls Out IATA Travel Pass

Etihad Rolls Out IATA Travel Pass After 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. It is now is available for passengers on... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, News, Technology

Epic Voyages From Emerald Cruises

Epic Voyages From Emerald Cruises With Canada set to open its border to fully vaccinated international travellers in early September, Canadians are expressing more confidence about the prospect of finally booking an international vacation. In fact, a recent study by Flight Centre Travel Group reported that nearly 80% of... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Specials

Fear Of Delta Dawns

Variant Concerns Impacting The Plans Of U.S. Travellers

Fear Of Delta Dawns In its latest tracking study of American travellers, Longwoods International reports that a quarter are postponing travel because of the recent increased spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. With coronavirus case numbers, hospitalizations, and deaths on the rise again, support among... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, News, Trends & Research

No More Quarantine For EU, US Travellers To The UK

No More Quarantine For EU, US Travellers To The UK The UK government announced that passengers arriving from amber countries who have been fully vaccinated in Europe (EU Member States, European Free Trade Association countries and the European microstate countries of Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City) and the USA will no longer have to... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Cruise, Destinations, News

Mixing It Up In Antigua & Barbuda

Visitors Who Received Mixed Vaccinations Welcome On The Islands

Mixing It Up In Antigua & Barbuda Antigua & Barbuda’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Technical Working Group has approved the mixing of the AstraZeneca vaccine with either Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the mixing of a Moderna and a Pfizer vaccine. As a result, the Ministry of Health & the Environment says that... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

TICO Gets A Conviction

TICO Gets A Conviction After being charged by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), Moose Travel Company Ltd. has been convicted of selling travel services without registration. On July 23, 2021, Moose Travel Company Ltd. pleaded guilty to selling travel services without registration between July 2018 and... more ›
Posted in Canada, COVID-19, News, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

KLM Takes Off With COVID-19 Check, [email protected]

KLM Takes Off With COVID-19 Check, Upload@Home KLM is advising that its customers who are travelling to a selected number of destinations can now have the necessary COVID-19 travel documents checked in advance. The carrier’s COVID-19 check | [email protected] is a new service that allows customers to travel well-prepared and smoothly.... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Technology
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