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    The Golden Drum International Festival of Creativity, which aims to support young creatives to find inspiration, develop creative skills, gain industry insights and explore issues and ideas that will reshape the industry's future, has opened registrations for its Young Drummers and The Golden Drum competitions.
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    D&AD has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of the D&AD Shift with Google programme in New York.
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    Air travel and Covid-19: Long term view for post-Covid passenger travel demand

    The International Air Transport Association and Tourism Economics have released a long-term view for post-Covid-19 passenger demand recovery which demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term...

    28 May 2021


    Increased air travel digitalisation needed for sector restart, IATA

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (Covid-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other Covid-19 measures...

    27 May 2021


    WTTC launches initiative to support women in travel and tourism

    Leaders from the private and public sectors and academia join forces at Global Summit to promote diversity and inclusivity to boost women's equality...

    11 May 2021


    IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

    7 May 2021


    Dubai to host first in-person global travel, tourism event since the onset of Covid

    "The theme of this year's show is A new dawn for travel and tourism and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest Covid news from around the world - vaccine rollouts, the current state of the industry and more importantly, what the future holds."

    6 May 2021


    Short-haul flight ban is a good start - now we need to reimagine the modern airport

    Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems...

    By Enrica Papa and Luis Delgado 3 May 2021


    Oceania Cruises to restart operations in August

    Oceania Cruises has announced that it will resume cruise operations with the 1,250-guest Marina in August, beginning with sailings to Scandinavia and Western Europe...

    29 Apr 2021


    Global tourism will only recover if countries work together

    The global travel industry will only return to a new norm when the whole world is ready to travel under a unified system...

    26 Apr 2021


    The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel

    We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

    By Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021


    Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up again

    After lockdowns and bans on flying, tourists will have high expectations and demands.

    By Katerina Antoniou 13 Apr 2021


    The countdown to Africa Travel Week Virtual has begun

    This year's Africa Travel Week, which takes place virtually this week from 7-9 April, will feature trends, insights and speakers from across the globe...

    6 Apr 2021


    Island resorts leading recovery in global leisure travel, says ATM

    Many island economies are dependent on tourism and nowhere is this more apparent than in the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives and the Seychelles...

    1 Apr 2021


    When 1 in 3 users are tourists, that changes the bike-share equation for cities

    Bike-share programmes don't just cater for residents. When tourists use them too, that greatly increases the value the whole community gets from these bikes.

    23 Mar 2021


    World's first space hotel set to open in 2027

    Called Voyager Station, the project will be built by Orbital Assembly Corporation which describes itself as "the world's first large-scale space construction company"...

    17 Mar 2021


    Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?

    The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

    By Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021


    3 ways to ensure 'wellness' tourism provides a post-pandemic opportunity for the travel industry

    With the right preparation, specialist destinations can benefit from an expected increase in demand...

    By Jaeyeon Choe and Michael Di Giovine 8 Mar 2021


    Is it ethical to quarantine people in hotel rooms?

    From February 15, people travelling to the UK from a country on the UK's travel-ban list will be required to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for ten days...

    11 Feb 2021


    IATA training initiative to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market

    The International Air Transport Association training course will be offered free of charge for those who register before 23 February...

    10 Feb 2021


    Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfort

    Exploring the history of quarantine hotels reveals ambivalences and inequities that continue to fuel debates over their effectiveness in the era of Covid-19...

    By Kevin James 17 May 2021


    Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks

    You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over...

    13 May 2021

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