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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
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:
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- The majority of travellers (95 per cent) wo
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
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
Speaking to the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee and Commission for the Middle East, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu noted that ongoing pandemic impacts on international mobility reveal that the world is “back to 2003 levels in terms of global seat capacity.”
“Here in the Middle East, passenger totals dropped by over 70% an… read more
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
Some people baked their way through the year Covid struck. Others tried working from home. And, across the world, more than 10,000 new startups were launched.
In fact, global startup funding rose 42% in 2020, against 2019 figures. That indicates a bold attitude towards reinventing the world post-pandemic.
But which industries … read more
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
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
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