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SWISS to trial IATA Travel Pass app

SWISS is to become the first airline in the Lufthansa Group to trial IATA’s new Travel Pass app, which it will do on its Zurich-London Heathrow route from 22 April onwards. The trial marks a major further step in making travel simple and reliable again during the current COVID-19 pandemic. SWISS has also been testing further such concepts… read more


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95% of travellers eager to travel abroad as soon as travel bans are removed

The vaccination is not mandatory travelling, but it should be. Most people are educated enough to make good decisions now. Do you think that should they make vaccination obligatory for travelling?

During the analysis below are some of the key findings of the survey by SchengenVisaInfo:

  • The majority of travellers (95 per cent) wo
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Turkey bans payment with cryptocurrencies

Turkey’s central bank on Friday prohibited the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin for purchases, citing transaction risks. The ban would be effective as of April 30, the central bank said in legislation published in the Official Gazette.

The new regulation prohibits transfer of cryptocurrencies for purchases or services.

The cen… read more


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  • Miscellaneous

Latest global flight demand trends

There has been plenty of positive news for the travel industry globally over the past weeks. With vaccination rates in key outbound tourism countries such as the UK and the USA increasing, the implementation of travel corridors for Israeli and Australian travellers, as well as the relaxing of quarantine measures in popular destinations su… read more



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UNWTO welcomes EU support and urges Europe to lead the restart

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-u… read more



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Air New Zealand to resume Hobart, government extends aviation support

Air New Zealand plans to launch a year-round route between Auckland and Hobart when a two-way transtasman bubble is started.

The Star Alliance member last flew to Tasmania’s capital 23 years ago and said the city would be its 10th Australian destination. Flights will be 2X-weekly on … read more


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IATA Travel Pass successfully trialed on first international flight

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… read more


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IATA appoints Standard Chartered as EasyPay service provider in India

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Standard Chartered Bank as one of its IATA EasyPay service providers in India enabling greater payment flexibility to travel agents.

IATA EasyPay is a new payment method which aids streamline payment flows within the aviation ecosystem. This new payment … read more


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