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The Reverie Saigon Leads the Way in Health & Safety

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, April 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Vietnam’s most opulent hotel is now also one of the country’s safest. Vietnam’s only Leading Hotel of the World is now leading the charge in keeping visitors healthy and safe. The Reverie Saigon has received two globally recognized health and safety standards, designed to assure guests that they’re going above and beyond when it comes to…

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WISeKey and SUNx to Introduce First Ever Climate Change and Sustainability NFT

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 6, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / WISeKey to launch the NFT auction of the original SWATCH created for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. This unique, first-off-the-line watch, designed by Maurice Strong under the theme “It’s in our Hands” it was given to his widow Hanne Strong, by the wife of the founder of Swatch Nicolas Hayek.

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Less Hassle, More to Explore: Marriott International Continues to Deliver on Consumer Desire for Enhanced Contactless Technology

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Marriott International, Inc. today announced the debut of a pilot program for contactless arrival kiosks at several select-service hotels, as well as the launch of a proof-of-concept for contactless grab-and-go marketplaces at two Fairfield by Marriott hotels. Both concepts build upon ongoing measures to boost traveler confidence while reinforcing the company’s Commitment to Clean initiative.

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Marriott Bonvoy’s Portfolio of Longer Stay Brands Announces the Debut of Marriott Executive Apartments in Doha

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Marriott Executive Apartments, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 leading brands, has announced its debut in Qatar with the opening of Marriott Executive Apartments City Center Doha. Owned by Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC), the elevated serviced apartments answer the rapidly growing demand for longer stay accommodations that offer a sophisticated experience with amenities and…

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New Research Backs Rapid Testing for Safe and Efficient Restart of Air Travel

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Geneva, Switzerland, April 5, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to accept best-in-class rapid antigen tests in fulfillment of COVID -19 testing requirements following the publication of new research by OXERA and Edge Health. The OXERA-Edge Health report, commissioned by IATA, found that antigen tests are: Accurate: The best antigen tests…

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World Tourism Forum Lucerne Postpone its Innovation Festival

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Lucerne, Switzerland, April 4, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Forum Lucerne announced that the Innovation Festival, Moving Forward, will not go ahead as planned on 29-30 April. Unfortunately, the Swiss government has ongoing restrictions on physical events, therefore we have no choice but to postpone the Innovation Festival. It will now take place from 15-16 November 2021. However…

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NEW ZEALAND CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK

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Every year the International Dark-Sky Association hosts International Dark Sky Week (IDSW) to raise awareness about light pollution’s many negative effects. Created in 2003 by a (then) high school student, Jennifer Barlow, the week is designed to highlight and educate how the loss of our starry night and light pollution negatively effects ecosystems, as well as our own health.

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ROUND-UP:March 29-April 02, 2021

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TIAC urges agent action ahead of the Canadian federal budget; Billy Bishop airport needs cash; Israel opens its border with Egypt, and other news from a busy week in travel: NEWS Air Canada and Transat AT announced Friday that they have mutually agreed to terminate the Arrangement Agreement for the proposed acquisition of Transat by Air Canada after being advised by the European Commission that it…

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Alain St. Ange Set to Reposition Tropical Islands Tourism of Indonesia

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Jakarta, Indonesia, April 3, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Seychelles former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Alain St. Ange, is set to reposition tropical islands tourism in Indonesia. The movement also spearheads the promotion of tourism between AFRICA UNION and ASEAN, said Mr. St Ange. Indonesia is one among the largest member states in ASEAN, and the Indonesia Tourism is leading…

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Tourist Arrivals Down 87% in January 2021, UNWTO calls for Stronger Coordination

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Madrid, Spain, April 3, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global tourism has carried on into 2021, with new data showing an 87% fall in international tourist arrivals in January as compared to 2020. The outlook for the rest of the year remain cautious as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) continues to call for stronger coordination on travel protocols…

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