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Travellers should ‘wear to care’ in the new normal says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon all travellers to don protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in...

Post-COVID-19 Green Recovery Must Embrace Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized the aviation industry’s commitment to its emissions reduction goals and called for the International Energy Agency (IEA)...
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Expedia: Same-State Stays, Road Trips and Flexibility Pave the Way to Recovery

Summer travel inarguably looks different this summer, and the latest report from Expedia sheds light on the emerging priorities and behaviors of Americans looking...
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WTTC welcomes UK government budget statement

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO said: "Thousands of tourism businesses large and small across the country will be breathing a collective sigh of...

IATA: Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching...
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Qatar Airways Further Enhances Its Safety Measures Onboard For Passengers And Cabin Crew

Qatar Airways has increased its health and safety measures onboard by introducing new personal protective equipment (PPE) for customers and cabin crew. The airline’s...
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Etihad Airways to resume wider network of flights as UAE travel restrictions eased

Etihad Airways is gradually resuming services to more destinations across its global network. This follows the easing of travel restrictions by UAE regulatory authorities...

Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index falls 5.3% in June

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index fell 5.3% in June to a level of 3,060. Year to date through the first six months of 2020, the stock...
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UNWTO: Giorgio Armani and Gino Sorbillo named new Special Ambassadors for Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has appointed two new Special Ambassadors as it leads the restart of the sector across Europe. On the occasion of...
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Lufthansa launches second set of measures of its restructuring program

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a second set of measures as part of its overall restructuring program in the wake...
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WTTC and Carnival Corporation Present Unique COVID-19 Scientific Summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)– together with the world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation– will host the WTTC/Carnival Corporation Global Science Summit on COVID-19.  Set...
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EasyJet holidays announces take off for this summer

EasyJet holidays has announced plans to start operating its first holidays this summer season from 1 August 2020. The move comes following the news...
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WTTC cautiously welcomes government’s decision to re-open England’s borders

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “WTTC cautiously welcomes the government’s decision to relax the international arrival rules on July 10 to enable travellers...

ABTA launches customer information campaign to help holidaymakers book with confidence

ABTA is unveiling a new, dedicated, customer-focused webpage titled ‘Restarting travel – a guide for customers’ which is designed to take travellers through extra...
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Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion

The world’s tourism sector could lose at least $1.2 trillion, or 1.5% of the global gross domestic product (GDP), having been placed at a...

ACI and IATA Call for Governments to Bear Costs of Public Health Measures

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have today urged that costs related to public health measures aimed at...
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Ryanair resumes operations from Athens

Ryanair on July 1st celebrated the resumption of flights from Athens after almost 4 months grounded due to Covid-19 restrictions. An Athens to Rome...
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WTTC says even a small turn on the travel tap could be a massive...

New research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) shows even a modest increase of just one million more international arrivals into Europe...
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Lufthansa reorganizes responsibilities on the Executive Board

The Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG today approved a new allocation of responsibilities for the Executive Board. The former...

May Passenger Demand Shows Slight Improvement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in May (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), dropped 91.3% compared to May...