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BY ANY OTHER NAME: Vaccination passports may be on the way, but will Canadians be eligible

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‘Vaccination Passports’ – loaded words these days. Viewed by some as a threat to “freedoms” by others as the arrival of freedom to travel. Much of the chatter is fraught with distortion, misconception and wishful thinking. Many experts in the field agree that some of the controversy is caused by the name itself – the document in question is in fact a health certificate – not much different than…

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WTTC Research Reveals Tourism Sector Contribution to UK GDP Slumped Shocking £148 Billion

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London, United Kingdom, April 12, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals that the dramatic collapse of the UK’s Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out a staggering £148 billion from the UK economy. Impact of COVID-19 sparks a 62.3% collapse in the sectors GDP. More than 300,000 jobs lost, while many more remain sustained by…

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WE THE SOUTH: Border blues a boon for snowbird fans

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The “We the North” rallying cry had its horizons expanded when the Toronto Raptors temporarily relocated to Tampa, Florida. Now the NBA team is getting some Canadian company in the Sunshine State. The Toronto Blue Jays kicked off their 2021 home at TD Ballpark in nearby Dunedin yesterday. And Toronto FC will soon join their sporting cousins with a home opener at Orlando’s Exploria Stadium – about…

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COPING WITH QUARANTINE: Horsing around in hotel helps

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By Day 3 of being confined to his Australian hotel room for quarantine, David Marriott was getting bored. He’d watched a few seasons of “The Sopranos” and his eyes were getting tired from reading. Then his lunch arrived in a brown paper bowl and he thought “Aha! That’s a hat waiting to happen!” The paper cowboy was born. Using the good quality paper bags his food was delivered in each day…

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Singapore Accepts IATA Travel Pass

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Singapore, April 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed Singapore’s acceptance of pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass. From 1 May 2021, passengers traveling to Singapore will be able to use IATA Travel Pass to share their pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test results upon check-in with their airline, as well as on-arrival at the…

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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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UNWTO Welcomes EU Support to Lead the Way in Tourism’s Restart

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Madrid, Spain, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Only with strong and coordinated political action can Europe reopen to tourism in time for the peak summer season. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again stressed the importance of collaboration as it welcomed European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas to Madrid for a high-level meeting focused on the joined-up response to the…

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WTTC and ETC Call on European Parliament to Approve Digital Green Certificate

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Brussels, Belgium, March 27, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / WTTC and the European Travel Commission (ETC) welcome European Commission’s proposal for the EU wide Digital Green Certificate, which will be a major step towards the recovery of Travel & Tourism in the region. The introduction of the new certificate to travel could see Member States welcoming travelers with proof of vaccination, a negative test or…

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IATA Travel Pass Successfully Trialed on First International Flight

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Changi Airport, Singapore, March 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the arrival at London’s Heathrow Airport of the first traveler using the IATA Travel Pass app to manage their travel health credentials. “The successful implementation of IATA Travel Pass in this trial with Singapore Airlines passengers demonstrates that technology can securely…

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