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World Tourism Bodies Agree ‘Travel Restrictions Don’t Work’, Call for Coordinated Approach

International travel associations are warning that travel measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 are not working.

Tourism Stakeholders Warn of ‘Holiday Travel Chaos’ Due to Reintroduction of Restrictions

Tourism stakeholders are warning of a ‘holiday travel chaos’ due to the reintroduction of travel restrictions in response to the new Covid variant Omicron.

Greece’s Covid Travel Rules Most Searched For by UK Tourists in 2021

Greece and its Covid-19 travel regulations were the most searched for terms in 2021 by British vacationers, according to recent Google data.

Air France to Operate Up to 122 Weekly Flights to 11 US Destinations this Winter

This winter, Air France will serve 11 destinations in the US – NY, Boston, Washington, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco and LA, with up to 122 weekly flights.

Covid-19: WTTC Tells the UK to End its ‘Discredited’ Travel Traffic Light System

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon the UK government to finally bring an end to the “widely discredited” travel traffic light system.

Confusion Over Covid-19 Vaccine Certificates Could Hamper Travel Recovery, says GlobalData

The lack of an internationally recognized Covid-19 vaccine certification system could hinder travel recovery as many travelers are left confused about restrictions, says GlobalData.

Europe’s Airport Passenger Traffic in Downward Spiral in January-June

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports during the first half of 2021 shows a downward spiral year on year (-76.9%), according to data of ACI Europe.

EU Urges Member States to Lift Restrictions for Travelers from Ukraine

The European Council has recommended for member states to lift restrictions for non-essential travel into the EU for travelers from Ukraine.

Travelers from Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia Should be Allowed to Enter the EU, Says Council

Canada, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia are among the countries for which the European Council recommends member states to lift restrictions for travel into the EU.

Int’l Tourism Crash May Cost Global Economy $4 Trillion, Says Report

The crash in international tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for 2020 and 2021, says a new report.

United States Now on EU’s Safe List for Travel

The European Council has added the United States to its updated list of countries for which restrictions should be lifted for travel into the EU.

EU Adds Japan to Safe List for Air Travel

The European Council has added Japan to its updated list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted.

Greece’s Loutraki Set to Launch 2021 Tourism Campaign

The Loutraki Tourism Organization is ready to launch its tourism campaign for 2021 that will focus mainly on domestic travelers.

ITB Berlin: Int’l Tourism Spending to Reach pre-Covid-19 Levels in 3 to 5 Years

International tourism spending is expected to reach pre-Covid-19 crisis levels in 3 to 5 years, according to a Euromonitor survey presented at ITB Berlin 2021.

Covid-19 Forces Israel to Ban All Flights

Israel will not be allowing any passenger flights into and out of the country through to January 31.

Emirates will Restart Flights to Greece on July 15

Emirates is restarting flights to Greece with the resumption of its Athens-Dubai route as of July 15.

TUI Reveals 10-point Plan for Hotel Operations post-Covid-19

Travel giant TUI has introduced a 10-point plan with a set of measures and standards to reopen its hotels when the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.

Lufthansa Group: Crete Among 106 Destinations of June Flight Schedule

Lufthansa Group has announced that numerous sunny destinations, including Crete in Greece, will once again be accessible with its members airlines, starting in June.

European Commission Approves €7bn French Aid to Air France

The European Commission has approved a 7-billion-euro French aid measure to Air France for the company to obtain urgent liquidity in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: All Destinations Worldwide Have Travel Restrictions – Update by UNWTO

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted all destinations worldwide to introduce restrictions on travel, research by the UNWTO has found.
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