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ANTIGEN TESTS WORK CONCLUDES WESTJET-YVR STUDY

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WestJet and the Vancouver Airport Authority (VAA) say that the results of their high-profile COVID-19 Testing Study at YVR, now concluded, prove that antigen testing is an “effective, acceptable, and cost-efficient method for screening travellers” that can contribute to “safer and healthier air travel.” Led by UBC and Providence Health Care, and sponsored by the airline and airport…

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PUBS, PATIOS & BARS: Salt Lake City ready to serve

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The only thing better than discovering a great pub in a destination is finding a whole bunch of them. And to that end, the tourist promotion board of Salt Lake City, Utah, says it is ready to serve with a special pass designed to encourage visitors to sample the city’s burgeoning brew-pub scene. With Salt Lake better known for its church and famous choir than its beverages, the city’s tourism…

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TREADING LIGHTLY: TTC launches five-step climate plan

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With Earth Day as a backdrop, The Travel Corporation (TTC) has announced that it intends to achieve carbon neutrality as a company by 2030. Efforts by the travel giant, which includes Trafalgar, Insight, Contiki, and Uniworld River Cruises amongst its 40 global brands, includes a five-step climate action plan, investment in two developing carbon removal projects, and the launch of a sustainability…

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SAFARI WITH A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE

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As environmental consciousness rises around the world, more travellers are actively looking to support businesses who are doing their part to conserve the environment and uplift communities; and with poaching now at epidemic proportions, they want assurances that a percentage of what they pay for a safari is being put back into conservation. Charles Nkhoma blows across the rim of his tin mug to…

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IATA and Unilabs Partner to Help Passengers Manage Covid-19 Tests

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Geneva, Switzerland, April 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, have signed an agreement to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. The agreement will make Unilabs one of the first major lab groups to be…

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EXPEDIA ‘DOUBLES DOWN’: New plan to focus on client fulfillment

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After 25 years as an online travel agency focussed solely on volume and transactions, Expedia says it is making a “pivotal” switch in philosophy to become “the ultimate travel companion” for clients that will help them “every step of the way.” The company says its “renewed commitment to travellers” comes on the heels of what has arguably been one of the toughest years for the travel industry as a…

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A BIG COMEBACK: Survey says Americans gearing up to go

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While there is little indication that Canadians will be going anywhere soon, travel fever is heating up south of the border with nearly half of Americans expecting to travel again in the next three months, according to a new Tripadvisor survey. And, notably, those plans include international travel. Tripadvisor says that its 2021 Summer Travel Index reveals that with every passing day travel is…

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WTTC Reveals US Tourism Sector Suffered Loss of $766 Billion in 2020

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Miami, Florida, United States, April 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector suffered a significant loss of $766 billion* in 2020. In 2019, the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector accrued a GDP of nearly $1.9 trillion. However, WTTC’s research found that in 2020, a year in which the COVID-19…

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Cross Hotels and Resorts Signs Third Hotel in Pattaya

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Pattaya, Thailand, April 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Cross Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading hotel operator, recently signed a significant hotel management agreement with Kasetsinn Co., Ltd. to open Cross Pattaya Phratamnak. In the face of the ongoing pandemic, Cross Hotels & Resorts continues to carve a leadership role in the hospitality sector as it once again proves that being agile in…

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Marriott International Signs Agreement to Debut JW Marriott Brand in Spain

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Marriott International today announced it has signed an agreement to introduce the JW Marriott brand to Madrid, offering discerning guests a new destination to rediscover a balance in mind, body and spirit, in the heart of the city. Located in the central Plaza de Canalejas, JW Marriott Madrid will be developed by Millenium Hotels Real Estate as part of their lease agreement with a wholly owned…

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