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World's first space hotel set to open in 2027
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

GLOBAL

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

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

GLOBAL

Is it ethical to quarantine people in hotel rooms?
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

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers
WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

By Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

GLOBAL

Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November

According to Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director-general and CEO, this is because governments responded to new outbreaks with even more severe travel restrictions and quarantine measures...

11 Jan 2021

GLOBAL

Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?
Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?

The Covid-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon...

By Joseph M. Cheer, Colin Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen 29 Dec 2020

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Governments to consider aviation workers as essential for vaccination

"We are not asking for aviation workers to be on top of the list, but we need governments to ensure that transportation workers are considered as essential when vaccine roll-out plans are developed."

18 Dec 2020

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Health digitises Covid-19 screening at ports

The Health Department will launch the Covid SA travel system, a digital screening platform that allows travellers to complete the required travel health questionnaire on their personal devices ahead of their arrival at ports of entry...

10 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic
Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany supports the demands of numerous international associations and companies for an immediate termination of the current blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic...

9 Dec 2020

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Governments urged to follow global guidelines on crew testing

The International Air Transport Association and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations have jointly called on governments to follow the International Civil Aviation Organization Council Aviation Recovery Task Force guidelines...

8 Dec 2020

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How to re-enchant tourism

After Covid-19 becomes a tragic chapter in the history of the tourism industry, leaders will have to find ways to rebuild the industry and to increase both the number of people travelling and regain profitability.

By Dr Peter E. Tarlow 7 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive
Planning a road trip in a pandemic? 11 tips for before you leave, on the road and when you arrive

Following these simple steps can help to keep your holiday memorable in the best possible way...

By Thea van de Mortel 1 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

World Travel Awards announces 2020 World category winners
World Travel Awards announces 2020 World category winners

Winners include Maldives, Portugal, Lisbon and The Algarve...

30 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up
Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline health advice has so far mostly focused on staying hydrated and avoiding deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is free hand masks, hand sanitiser and more space between passengers...

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 24 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement
Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement

With world arrivals forecast to be down 50% by the end of 2020, the global travel supply chain is under immense pressure...

19 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the Covid-19 pandemic
How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use Covid-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design...

By Caleb Wellum, Anne Pasek and Emily Roehl 18 Nov 2020

AFRICA

World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners
World Travel Awards announces Africa 2020 winners

World Travel Awards - the global initiative to recognise and reward excellence in travel and tourism - has unveiled its Africa 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Africa Winners Day.

9 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

Travel industry prepares to do business at WTM Virtual
Travel industry prepares to do business at WTM Virtual

Travel and tourism professionals from around the world will reconnect with vital business partners this week at WTM Virtual...

9 Nov 2020

GLOBAL

Radisson launches new brand, signs 10 hotels across EMEA region
Radisson launches new brand, signs 10 hotels across EMEA region

A number of hotels have already joined Radisson Individuals in the UK and Asia with additional properties in discussions in Italy, Germany, Russia and beyond...

23 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

Transforming the VR experience in hospitality
Transforming the VR experience in hospitality

Singapore-based, VResorts has launched a virtual reality booking platform, which enables travellers to choose their destinations and purchase their vacations from within the virtual reality space...

15 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight
Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight

"The risk of a passenger contracting Covid-19 while onboard appears very low. With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travellers..."

15 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry
Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry

The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6bn per month in 2021.

7 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

Your guide for travel to SA amid Covid-19
Your guide for travel to SA amid Covid-19

A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test certificate not older than 72 hours and travel insurance are just some of the requirements for travellers to South Africa upon arrival on the country's shores.

5 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector
How the decline in Chinese tourists around the world has hit the luxury sector

A significant number of Chinese tourists spend large sums on luxury items, such as designer clothes and accessories, when they travel overseas...

By Xiaoqing Chen and Carol Zhang 1 Oct 2020

GLOBAL

Five ways to make your holidays more sustainable
Five ways to make your holidays more sustainable

Here's how to travel with purpose and be a more responsible tourist...

By Brendan Paddison and Karla Boluk 18 Sep 2020

GLOBAL

How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit
How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit

Secretary-General of UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili's shares his thoughts on how African tourism destinations can lead in recovery efforts...

By Zurab Pololikashvili 7 Sep 2020

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Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

By Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

GLOBAL

Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on hold
Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on hold

As religious sites put pilgrimages on hold, a whole industry in travel, transport and accommodation takes a hit...

By Faizan Ali and Cihan Cobanoglu 28 Aug 2020



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