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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 ›
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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 ›
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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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Spotlight On Ireland

Over 300 Canadian Travel Agents Celebrate With Tourism Ireland

Spotlight On Ireland Tourism Ireland is back to in-person sales missions, kicking off its efforts in Toronto and then heading to western Canada to showcase the island of Ireland to travel agents in Alberta and British Columbia. A delegation of 15 tourism enterprises from Ireland and 3 Canadian partners are... more ›
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ACTA Says Airport, Passport Delays Need To Be Addressed

ACTA Says Airport, Passport Delays Need To Be Addressed With Canadian travellers experiencing significant delays at airport security and customs & immigration check points and long wait times for Canadians renewing passports in-person, ACTA is calling on the government to urgently address the situation. The association notes in a statement... more ›
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Transformative Experiences That Are Travel Agent-Friendly

Transformative Experiences That Are Travel Agent-Friendly Paul Melhus makes it clear that ToursByLocals has been working with travel agents from the start and recognizes them as an integral part of its business. In fact, says ToursByLocals founder and CEO, agents bring top quality clients in search of truly unique travel products. And he also makes... more ›
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Israel Ends PCR Tests For Travellers

Israel Ends PCR Tests For Travellers Israel’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that Israel is dropping its final COVID-19 curbs by removing on-arrival PCR tests. Under the new guidelines agreed by the Ministry of Health and the Airports Authority, passengers landing at Ben Gurion airport from May 20 will no longer be required... more ›
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