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Marriott International to Provide Associates Financial Award for COVID-19 Vaccination

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced it has created the Vaccination Care Program, which will provide a financial award to U.S. and Canadian associates at its managed properties who get vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees will receive the equivalent of four hours of pay upon completion of the vaccination. Marriott International supports global vaccination efforts to […]

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Europeans increasingly eager to travel during Spring 2021 as Covid-19 vaccine rollout begins

32% of respondents indicated that they intend to take a trip during April-June 2021, a 20% rise compared to the previous research wave 52% of Europeans plan to travel in the next six months, a 5% increase compared to the November 2020 survey Strict health and safety protocols allow the majority of Europeans (67%) to […]

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UK: Covid-19 Passport from iProov and Mvine Moves Into Trial Phase

Mvine and iProov announce today their design for a simple, secure and widely recognized Covid-19 immunity and vaccination passport will now move into live testing. The Mvine-iProov passport enables a person’s test result or vaccination status to be registered and proved without disclosing their identity, and without the need for extensive new infrastructure. With additional […]

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CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States.  Testing before and after travel is a critical layer to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19. This strategy is consistent with the current phase of the pandemic and more […]

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ITB Berlin and IPK International: High travel satisfaction in summer despite COVID-19

ITB Berlin publishes new results of the second COVID-19 study of IPK international – Germans were very satisfied with their outbound travel experiences in times of Corona – Increase in travel intentions abroad for the next 12 months – Travel security remains a central topic For the second time this year and with the participation […]

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Enhanced COVID-19 Testing and Regulatory Reforms Key to Preserving Benefits of Aviation for Greece

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Greek government to support all efforts for a common travel protocol and promote an enhanced pre-flight COVID-19 testing program to save aviation, travel and tourism jobs in Greece. The Association also requested a framework of financial, operational and regulatory support from the government to help preserve […]

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ETC: Second wave of COVID-19 outbreak threatens european tourism recovery | Loss of almost 1 billion global international arrivals expected in 2020

A new surge in Covid-19 cases and the reintroduction of travel restrictions have halted European tourism recovery with international tourist arrivals to Europe down 68%[1] halfway through the year relative to 2019. That is according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest quarterly report “European Tourism: Trends & Prospects” for Q3 2020 which has been closely […]

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UK looks set to lose 2.4m jobs in 2020 due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions, says WTTC

A staggering 2.4 million jobs could be lost in the UK Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain place, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed. The new figure comes from WTTC’s latest economic modelling, which looks at the punishing impact of COVID-19 and travel restrictions on the Travel […]

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Celestyal Cruises provides complimentary travel insurance including Covid-19 cover on new bookings

To provide guests with additional peace of mind as they look towards returning to cruising,  Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, has announced that it will provide complimentary travel insurance for all new, individual bookings made from now through November 30, 2020 for […]

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COVID-19: European Council adopts a recommendation to coordinate measures affecting free movement

The European Council adopted a recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restrictions of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This recommendation aims to avoid fragmentation and disruption, and to increase transparency and predictability for citizens and businesses. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our daily lives in many ways. Travel restrictions have made […]

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