The risk of exposure to COVID-19 is less than 0.1 percent

The risk of exposure to COVID-19 while traveling after all passengers test negative 72 hours in advance of your flight is less than 0.1 percent. That’s according to a unique study that examined real-world customer data on Delta’s COVID-tested flight corridors between New York-JFK, Atlanta and Italy’s Fiumicino International Airport. The peer-reviewed study published in […]

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WTTC: COVID-19 pandemic saw Asia-Pacific region suffer the greatest GDP losses

Asia-Pacific was the region hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic according to the new annual Economic Trends Report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The report reveals the full dramatic impact of travel restrictions designed to curb COVID-19 on the global economy, individual regions, and its job losses worldwide. Asia-Pacific was the worst […]

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UNWTO: Global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism

The “crash” in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the years 2020 and 2021, according to an UNCTAD report published on 30 June. The estimated loss has been caused by the pandemic’s direct impact on tourism and its ripple effect […]

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COVID-19: Coreper endorses political agreement on the EU digital COVID certificate to facilitate free movement

The Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) today gave its unanimous support to the political agreement reached with the European Parliament on 20 May on the EU digital COVID certificate. The aim is to facilitate safe and free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, received […]

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EU COVID-19 certificate must facilitate free movement without discrimination

On Thursday, Parliament adopted its negotiating position on the proposal for a certificate COVID-19,  to reaffirm the right to free movement in Europe during the pandemic. MEPs agreed that the new “EU COVID-19 certificate” – instead of Digital Green Certificate, as proposed by the Commission – should be in place for 12 months and not […]

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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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