Vaccine tourism, where tourist hotspots are now offering COVID-19 vaccinations on holiday to attract visitors, is a double-edged sword as, while it could assist travel’s restart, it also raises the question of vaccine equity as it will further increase the divide between the wealthy and less privileged, says GlobalData, aContinue Reading

Fully vaccinated travellers (with vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation) can arrive from all international destinations without the need to quarantine. All travellers will require a PCR test within 48 hours of departure, a test on arrival and retesting on select days depending on the country they have travelledContinue Reading

GENEVA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and UK NHS COVID Pass can now be uploaded into IATA Travel Pass as verified proof of vaccination for travel. Travelers holding an EU DCC or UK NHS COVID Pass can now access accurate COVID-19 travel information for theirContinue Reading

GENEVA – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on states to follow new guidance on travel from the World Health Organization (WHO). The guidance recommends a “risk-based approach” to implementing measures related to COVID-19 and international travel. It will be presented to the WHO COVID-19 International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on Thursday 15Continue Reading

The report also quoted co-chair of the task force Gan Kim Yong as saying that authorities expect a regular rapid testing regime to be in place by around mid-July, which is when the group limit for higher-risk activities including dining-in will be increased to five people. The new development comesContinue Reading

Europ Assistance announced the international findings of their 20th Anniversary edition of the Holiday Barometer. The survey was conducted by Ipsos, a global market research firm, among 14,000 people across 14 countries and three continents. It tracks global travel trends and this 2021 edition features questions about the impact of the pandemic onContinue Reading

GEOGRAPHY The Maldives is a nation of islands in the Indian Ocean, that spans across the equator. The country is comprised of 1192 islands that stretch along a length of 871 kilometers. While the country covers an area of approximately 90,000 square kilometers, only 298 square kilometers of that isContinue Reading

SiteMinder has launched SiteMinder Multi-Property to set the new distribution management standard for modern hotel chains and groups, by giving revenue teams critical distribution controls in place of the obsolete features and high costs that typically come with legacy systems. The technology makes it possible for hotel chains and groupsContinue Reading