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Thailand To Ease Travel Restrictions As Government Plans Vaccine Passport

Thailand To Cut Quarantine Time For Vaccinated And Backs Vaccine Passports

Share The Article Last Updated 7 mins ago Once of the world’s most popular destinations for travelers on any budget, 2021’s Thailand now resembles a shadow of its former self. Shops that once sold trinkets and souvenirs are shuttered, beaches are empty, and hotels once at maximum capacity are instead closed. However, news coming from […]

UK Government Considers Implementing New Vaccine Passport

UK Government Considers Implementing New Vaccine Passport

Following the lead of fellow European countries Denmark and Sweden, it emerged on Friday that the British government was looking into the prospect of a vaccine passport, that would allow those in the UK to travel abroad once more. As the UK races to vaccinate its population, the news is bound to be warmly received […]

Government introduces new rules for International Travel

Government introduces new rules for International Travel

International passengers returning to Australia will now be required to provide a pre-flight negative COVID test, while masks will become compulsory on all flights, under new National Cabinet measures. At a special meeting between State premiers and Prime Minister Scott Morrison, it was also agreed that National Cabinet will now meet every fortnight, following the […]

What Brexit means for travel, government funding and COVID-19 lobbying to feature in ABTA’s Jan meet

What Brexit means for travel, government funding and COVID-19 lobbying to feature in ABTA’s Jan meet

ABTA is holding an extra round of regional business meetings this year, starting from 19 January 2021 and running through to 2 February. During the meetings, ABTA will provide an update on the government schemes available to support the sector and the lobbying work that the association is conducting, particularly around the need for tailored […]

ABTA confirms agents are eligible for new government grants

ABTA confirms agents are eligible for new government grants

The government has published amended regulations that explicitly reference retail travel agents as businesses that are required to legally close in tier four areas within England. Trade body ABTA argued the confirmation was a welcome step in ensuring agents in England are eligible for grant support under the localised restrictions support grants regime. The previous […]

U.S. Airlines Urge Government To End Travel Bans on EU, UK and Brazil

U.S. Airlines Urge Government To End Travel Bans on EU, UK and Brazil

Airlines for America represents most US airline carriers, including American, Delta, United and Southwest. The group is petitioning for a global testing program to provide a safe alternative in which borders may remain safe and controlled while being open.  According to the letter, the group states: “We believe a well-planned program focused on increasing testing […]

Heathrow to give Government COVID testing data

Heathrow to give Government COVID testing data

Heathrow’s workforce has stepped up and taken part in three rapid point of care COVID-19 testing trials, doing their bit to get aviation back flying again. The findings from the trials are being evaluated and will be shared with Government as Ministers consider how testing could provide a safe alternative to blanket quarantine in certain […]

New Zealand Government announces travel industry support package

New Zealand Government announces travel industry support package

The New Zealand Travel Industry Suppliers Group says the Government’s commitment of $47m to support the travel industry is vital to help bring back the travel funds of New Zealanders whose international travel has been canceled due to COVID-19, says the Group’s Chair, Robyn Galloway. Travel industry suppliers, also known as wholesalers, work with travel […]

Indonesian Government Preparing Bali For International Tourists

Indonesian Government Preparing Bali For International Tourists

For both backpackers and luxury-orientated travelers, it truly doesn’t get much better than Bali. A slice of paradise noted for its stunning landscapes, perfect beaches and impressive temples, Bali is loved the world over and is a must-visit spot in Southeast Asia. Since the start of the pandemic, the island has been reeling from the […]

Maharashtra government lowers types of permission for hospitality sector from 70 to 10

Maharashtra government lowers types of permission for hospitality sector from 70 to 10

The Maharashtra cabinet on 7 October approved the ‘ease of doing business’ policy for the hospitality sector in the state, bringing down the number of licences required for businesses. State tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray hailed the decision as a landmark decision. According to a graphic shared by the minister on Twitter, one will only need […]

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