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Holland America Sets A Course For Greece

Holland America Sets A Course For Greece Holland America Line is set to sail from Greece beginning in August. Working in close coordination with the government of Greece, Holland America confirmed that it has received approval to restart cruising from Piraeus (Athens) in August with four departures aboard Eurodam. Bookings for... more ›
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Testing Costs Could Stall Recovery

Testing Costs Could Stall Recovery According to IATA, the high costs of COVID-19 testing could put travel out of reach for individuals and families and the airline industry association is calling on governments to ensure that this doesn’t happen And IATA makes it clear that COVID-19 testing must be affordable – as well as... more ›
Posted in Airlines, COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

Brokjans Joins VoX Team As GNTO Director In Canada

Brokjans Joins VoX Team As GNTO Director In Canada Anja Brokjans will be joining the VoX International team as Director for the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) effective immediately. Brokjans brings extensive experience in marketing, public relations, trade and communications to the position. Her previous experience includes a... more ›
Posted in Appointments, COVID-19, Destinations, News

Dominican Republic Reports Positive Recovery Numbers

Dominican Republic Reports Positive Recovery Numbers The Dominican Republic is reporting positive data as international tourism to the Caribbean destination recovers. In March, the D.R. welcomed 263,857 non-resident foreign passengers, a 56% increase compared to February, and 3.4% over March 2020. Over 70% of those arrivals were American... more ›
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U.S. Vaccine Skepticism Could Weigh On Recovery

U.S. Vaccine Skepticism Could Weigh On Recovery According to GlobalData, vaccine skepticism and COVID-19 concerns will continue to affect the US outbound travel recovery in 2021 and potentially in 2022, COVID-19 concerns are high in the US, with the data and analytics company’s Q1 2021 consumer survey reporting that 52% of US... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Trends & Research

Party In ‘Da Backyard’ With The Bahamas

Party In ‘Da Backyard’ With The Bahamas The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is throwing a party – virtually, of course – to show its appreciation of the travel agency community on May 6. Both Ellison ‘Tommy’ Thompson, Deputy Director General as well as Bridgette King, Executive Director Global Sales will host... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, Destinations, Events, News, Tourism Organizations, Travel Agents

France Has A Reopening Plan 

France Has A Reopening Plan  France is getting ready to re-open for international visitors from outside the European Union beginning June 9, 2021. International visitors would be required to present a health pass which would provide proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test or a proof of their immunity (COVID-19... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Tourism Organizations

A Little Appreciation From Royal Irish

A Little Appreciation From Royal Irish Royal Irish Tours is celebrating travel advisors through the month of May and offering them an incentive that doesn’t require any bookings. Advisors simply organize a virtual consumer night with their clients, co-hosted by Royal Irish Tours. The event can take place any time in 2021 but... more ›
Posted in Agent Incentives, COVID-19, Destinations, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Grenada Has New Rules For Fully Vaccinated

Grenada Has New Rules For Fully Vaccinated Grenada is reducing the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated persons entering the country. Effective May 1, 2021, persons providing proof of full vaccination will only be required to quarantine for up to 48 hours, pending a negative result from a PCR test, administered on... more ›
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Planeterra Launches Global Community Tourism Movement

Planeterra Launches Global Community Tourism Movement Planeterra has created the Global Community Tourism Network in an effort to change the face of travel by putting communities at the centre of tourism’s efforts, and to connect them to travel businesses that can help them to build back better after the pandemic. In announcing the... more ›
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