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Windstar Cancels Asia, Adds Tahiti Sailings

Windstar Cancels Asia, Adds Tahiti Sailings Windstar Cruises has cancelled its scheduled cruises in Asia for fall of 2022, citing the continued uncertainty regarding ports reopening in the region. The move will affect seven scheduled itineraries on the all-suite Star Breeze, including a crossing of the Pacific from Alaska to Japan,... more ›
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UNWTO Praises Recovery In The DR

UNWTO Praises Recovery In The DR The UNWTO has praised those in the Dominican Republic's' tourist trade, saying in a statement they've guided their country to the very top of international tourism's recovery. A UNWTO statement said the Dominican Republic's tourist trade is "achieving the most successful recovery in the... more ›
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International Travel To Maintain Growth In 2022

Full Recovery Expected By 2025

International Travel To Maintain Growth In 2022 According to GlobalData, international departures will reach 68% of the pre-COVID-19 levels globally in 2022 and are expected to improve to 82% in 2023 and 97% in 2024, before making a full recovery by 2025 at 101% of 2019 levels, with a projected 1.5 billion international departures. However,... more ›
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South Korea Warms Up Its Welcome

Entry Rules Ease, Mask Mandate Dropped

South Korea Warms Up Its Welcome Government regulations to battle the spread of COVID-19 in South Korea are gradually being loosened, while Canadians are amongst those foreign travellers being welcomed back to visit the country. South Korea has lifted the outdoor mask mandate as of May 2, although people will still need to... more ›
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Europe Tourism Remains Resilient

Europe Tourism Remains Resilient The European Travel Commission (ETC) is predicting that European tourism will demonstrate resilience despite risks on multiple fronts. In the ETC’s latest ‘European Tourism Trends & Prospects’ quarterly – which monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as current... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research, Ukraine Russia

Flight Centre Looks To The Future

Flight Centre Looks To The Future As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, Flight Centre is looking to the future. The company’s founder, Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner shared bold plans for Flight Centre Brand 4.0. Embracing Flight Centre’s three core assets - its people, its product, and its global retail footprint - the brand... more ›
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Get Ready For Growth

CHTA Says The Region Needs To Prepare Now

Get Ready For Growth With the tourism sector rebound strongly from the global pandemic, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is calling on the region’s “bread and butter” industry to ramp up efforts to be adequately staffed to meet the impending surge of arrivals and continued... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research

IATA Welcomes EASA Mask Mandate Recommendation

IATA Welcomes EASA Mask Mandate Recommendation IATA is welcoming new guidance from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) removing its recommendation that masks should be required in-flight. EASA’s updated Aviation Health Safety Protocol, published 11 May, calls for the mandatory mask rule to be relaxed where rules have been... more ›
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Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Fleet Relaunch

Norwegian Cruise Line Celebrates Fleet Relaunch Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL celebrated the completion of its Great Cruise Comeback with the sailing of Norwegian Spirit, the 17th and final ship in its fleet to return to service. NCL’s return to service after a 500-day pause began with Norwegian Jade’s July 25, 2021 sailing from Athens... more ›
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Future Outlook Encouraging For Tourism Innovators

Future Outlook Encouraging For Tourism Innovators Day One of the IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference was characterized by an urgency to tackle tourism agendas in a new world economic order, reports Press Today’s Ted Davis, who’s attending the event. Post-pandemic hindsight is allowing tourism stakeholders and thought... more ›
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