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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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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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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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Banyan Tree Samui Secures HACCP Approval

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Koh Samui, Thailand, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) certification has been awarded to Banyan Tree Samui, an 88-key luxury beachfront resort in southern Thailand, in response to its commitment to food safety and hygiene standards. The award follows a stringent and continuous three-year audit of the hotel’s F&B policies, and reviews of various…

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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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Carnival Corp and Hilton Present 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19

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London, United Kingdom, April 1, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) – together with the world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), and the leading global hospitality company Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) – today announced the 2021 Global Scientific Summit on COVID-19. • Read all the latest WTTC News and Press…

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UNWTO: Vaccinate SIDS to Restart Tourism and Kickstart Recovery

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Madrid, Spain, March 31, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is calling for the international community to show solidarity with Small Island Developing States by ensuring they have access to COVID-19 vaccinations. • Read all the latest UNWTO News and Announcements here. With tourism a leading employer and economic pillar for many of the SIDS, the United Nations specialized…

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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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