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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

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

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

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

Cobblestone Freeway Tours Picks Discover the World

Cobblestone Freeway Tours Picks Discover the World Discover the World will partner with Cobblestone Freeway Tours to support travel trade sales across Canada effective July 20, 2021. Having provided sales representation for a number of travel companies in Canada for over 28 years, Discover the World will leverage its local knowledge to grow... more ›
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A Framework For Stewardship From WTTC

A Framework For Stewardship From WTTC The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released a new report outlining how destinations can grow responsibly, using the Destination Stewardship model. The report was launched in partnership with the Travel Foundation and the European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI) at... more ›
Posted in COVID-19, Destinations, News, Responsible Travel, Tourism Organizations, Trends & Research
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