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Escape to the Best of Maldives at Anantara Kihavah Villas

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Huravalhi Island, Maldives, April 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Lending itself naturally to social distancing where one can truly unwind in spacious outdoor environments in a ‘one island, one resort’ setup, the Maldives has always been a dream vacation choice for most travellers. If you have been visualising a tropical luxury scene of embracing pure white shores lined with swaying palms…

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Macao Welcomed 100,000 Visitors during Easter and Ching Ming Festival Holidays

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Macao, Macao SAR, April 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The three-day (3 – 5 April) Ching Ming Festival Holidays of the Mainland fell between the Easter Holidays (2 – 6 April) this year. During the five-day holidays, Macao welcomed nearly 100,000 (99,568) visitor arrivals, with an average daily volume of almost 20,000 visitors (19,914). The average hotel occupancy rate was 53.1%.

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WTTC: Germany’s Tourism Sector Contribution to GDP Dropped €161 Billion

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Berlin, Germany, April 13, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals that the dramatic collapse of Germany’s Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out €161 billion from the nation’s economy. COVID-19 sparks a dramatic 46.9% collapse in the sector’s contribution to GDP. More than 440,000 jobs lost, while many more remain protected by the…

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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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Skål International Celebrating 89th Anniversary

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Malaga, Spain, April 12, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / World’s largest global network of Tourism Professionals dedicating the entire month of April 2021 for Skål Celebrations and Doing Business Among Friends in the Travel and Tourism Industry. First Skål club was established in 1932 in Paris, France. After its foundation, the club was promoted by the friendship between a group of Parisian Travel Agents who…

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Advancing Harmonized Travel Protocols and Financing Tourism’s Survival

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 12, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has again convened its Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in harmonizing travel and health protocols and securing vital financing for businesses struggling to survive an historic crisis. The ninth meeting of the Crisis Committee advanced solutions to the biggest challenges standing in the…

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SEVERE STORMS SWEEP U.S. SOUTH

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A cluster of severe storms swept across the South early Saturday, leaving one person dead in Louisiana, toppling trees and power lines in Mississippi, dropping large hail on an Alabama coastal city and levelling buildings in the Florida Panhandle. St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard confirmed a man’s death in an early morning tornado in Palmetto, Louisiana. Bellard told KLFY-TV that Jose…

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ANIMATED ABOUT AGENTS: Get your own caricature from JTB

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The Jamaica Tourist Board likes to get animated when it comes to travel counsellors – and to prove it, the JTB’s Canadian office is planning to create hundreds of unique, personalized caricatures as a gift to its travel partners. In celebration of Travel Agent Day on May 7, and as a token of gratitude for all they do, agents are invited to upload a smiling photograph or headshot of themselves to…

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ROUND-UP:April 5-9, 2021

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Qatar Airways operated the world’s first fully vaccinated flight; a new airline plans to debut at YTZ this fall; and several cruise lines announce summer re-start dates in non-US ports. NEWS Qatar Airways operated the world’s first fully COVID-19 vaccinated flight on April 6. Designed to showcase the airline’s stringent health and safety measures, the special three-hour “flight to nowhere”…

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