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Should Vaccinated People Be Allowed to Travel Freely?

Some countries have considered opening their borders to tourists who have been vaccinated. Thailand considered it, but last week the government spoke out against the idea. Australia says that vaccination will be required for entry into the country when borders re-open. … Continue Reading

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Airfare Deals

Qantas Launches Mystery Flight Experiences

Qantas announced on Wednesday the latest innovative offer to combat the closure of international borders by offering a series of flights. The plan is to operate on weekend three domestic mystery flights for traveller’s keen to enjoy unique experiences in Australia. … Continue Reading

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AirAsia calls for standardised global protocols to facilitate cross border air travel recovery

As vaccines continue to roll out across the globe and domestic air travel looks set to return to pre-Covid levels in the near future, AirAsia joins a number of leading aviation and tourism experts, in calling for a standardised approach to travel protocols to help kickstart the international air travel revival.   … Continue Reading

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Vietjet certified with the highest global ranking for Covid-19 compliance
Boeing 777s Grounded by Airlines Following Denver Incident
Emirates Passengers Offered Chance to Purchase Adjoining Seats
Qatar Airways Will Offer Touch Free Entertainment Via Bluetooth

Appointments / Movers & Shakers

Adria Bono joins Swan Hellenic as Destination Management Director High-end excursions expert joins top team at cultural expedition cruise pioneer

Swan Hellenic announced that its top management was being strengthened with the arrival of Adria Bono, bringing the cultural expedition cruise leader the connections and insight of twenty years’ unrivalled high-end excursions design and commissioning expertise in the luxury and expedition cruise markets.

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SWISS restructures top management of its flight operations


Shopping Apps Rank 2nd in Popularity After Music Apps, 73% of Millennials Shop Daily

IMI’s data analyzed by the HelpCenter app team reveals that a sudden, pandemic-inspired shift to digital had a significant impact on consumer behavior, boosting the downloads of shopping apps and making them rank second in popularity after music apps. … Continue Reading

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Cargo & Freight

January Air Cargo Demand Recovers to pre-COVID Levels

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released January 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand returned to pre-COVID levels (January 2019) for the first time since the onset of the crisis. January demand also showed strong month-to-month growth over December 2020 levels. … Continue Reading

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Number of Global New Covid-19 Cases Continues to Fall WHO Reports

The number of global new cases reported continues to fall for the sixth consecutive week, with 2.4 million new cases last week, an 11% decline compared to the previous week. … Continue Reading

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Cruise News

P&O Cruises UK to offer short domestic UK cruises – could P&O Cruises Australia follow this model?

P&O Cruises UK has announced that it will be offering a series of short-break and week-long UK cruise, described as “the ultimate escape staycation” in the UK summer of 2021 and there is considerable speculation whether P&O Cruises Australia will follow this model, offering domestic Australia cruises, once given approval to do so by the Federal Government. … Continue Reading

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Mastercard issues $600 million Sustainability Bond

Builds on Mastercard’s pledge to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and commitment to bring 1 billion people and 50 million small businesses into the digital economy by 2025 … Continue Reading

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Hotel Feature

Sustainable vacation 2021 – Offers from the Green Pearls® hotels in spring and summer

At Berghotel Rehlegg, sleep coach Christine Lenz will help you sleep more peacefully. The offer “Simply sleep well and Rehlegg’sen” will be held this year from May 3-7 and October 11-15. … Continue Reading

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Trend: Ecotourism and Mindfulness

Hotel Trends

U.S. hotel profitability improved slightly in January

U.S. hotel gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR) improved slightly from prior months but remained in the low single digits, according to STR‘s January 2021 monthly P&L data release. … Continue Reading

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New Deals From Your travel club

Focus this week is on NZ as we have many NZ members and until borders open, when we too can take advantage of these, hopefully the Kiwis can check them out first. … Continue Reading

Lifestyle News

Enjoy up to 50 Per Cent Off on Modest Fashion Collections at Kashkha

Kashkha, a global brand for contemporary Arabic fashion, invites fashion lovers to explore its gorgeous collection of Modest Fashion and avail up to 50 per cent discount on select lines. The offer is valid both in stores in the UAE as well as online. … Continue Reading

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Medical Tourism

Nerve damage after chemo: potential risk factors revealed

Being older, overweight and having low haemoglobin levels (fewer red blood cells) could increase a patient’s risk of developing debilitating nerve damage following chemotherapy, a research team led by UNSW Sydney has revealed. … Continue Reading

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Responsible Tourism

Emirates Group reaffirms commitment to wildlife and habitat conservation

On the occasion of World Wildlife Day, the Emirates Group has reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to protecting wildlife and habitats. It also shone the spotlight on conservation efforts across the organisation at an online Environment Forum for its global employees. … Continue Reading

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Meet Kangaroo Island’s Most Captivating Characters

Assist ecologist Heidi Groffen from Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife with Kangaroo Island dunnart conservation … Continue Reading

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Vacations By Rail Launches New Outdoor-Focused Journeys for 2021

Visit Thailand / Mekong

First batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Thailand

Prime Minister and Defense Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has personally received the first lot of 200,000 doses of China’s Sinovac at Suvarnabhumi Airport, as the kingdom readies to kick start its national vaccination campaign. … Continue Reading

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