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3 Big Uncertainties Now Facing Travel’s Recovery With the Omicron Variant

From consumer confidence to tourism board revenues potentially taking another big hit, the tourism industry continues to be at risk, especially with a new set of unknowns surrounding Covid's newest variant. It's not too late for travel leaders to demand urgent global vaccine distributions.

3 Big Uncertainties Now Facing Travel’s Recovery With the Omicron Variant

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Spain to Ban Unvaccinated British Tourists

Requiring vaccinations to travel to foreign countries isn't new, but it will likely become the norm for more travelers to more destinations and that is not a bad thing at all.

Spain to Ban Unvaccinated British Tourists

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Switzerland Imposes Quarantine on UK, Netherlands, Others

Expect for more confusing rules to emerge from European countries, where the Omicron variant has already been detected. Of course, their leaders could have avoided all of this by allowing for a more equal global Covid vaccine distribution.

Switzerland Imposes Quarantine on UK, Netherlands, Others

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UK Issues New Restrictions on International Travelers

This is not the holiday season anyone inside or outside the travel industry was looking forward to. The new two-day time out for international visitors is a tap to the breaks on inbound travel, but will likely lead to further restrictions for both inbound and outbound travel as well.

UK Issues New Restrictions on International Travelers
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Skift Aviation Forum Video: The Growing Demand for Puerto Rico

In this video conversation from the 2021 Skift Aviation Forum, we hear from Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico, about Puerto Rico's rising destination demand and successful approach to attracting and sustaining air traffic.

Skift Aviation Forum Video: The Growing Demand for Puerto Rico

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Omicron Variant Ushers in Global Wave of Travel Bans on Southern Africa

Omicron can be a brutal setback for the travel industry, but tough mitigation decisions like closed borders can buy countries time to evaluate the variant and mitigate against a potentially brutal winter surge of new cases.

Omicron Variant Ushers in Global Wave of Travel Bans on Southern Africa

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Argentina’s Outbound Tourism Latest Casualty of Currency Woes

Buy-now-pay-later schemes help people get around soaring inflation, but they're now being banned for foreign travel as the country enters negotiations to pay off some of its debt. It's not good news for travel agencies, or pent-up travelers.

Argentina’s Outbound Tourism Latest Casualty of Currency Woes

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South Africa Covid Variant Poses New Threat to Airlines and Tour Operators

Expect swift and radical precautionary measures in the weeks ahead, because the travel industry can't afford another lost winter.

South Africa Covid Variant Poses New Threat to Airlines and Tour Operators

Tourism

Thailand Sees a Readjusted Tourism Landscape During Its Slow Recovery

Some green shoots of recovery, as well as a reminder that many destinations will be subject to new booking trends and patterns as they reopen.

Thailand Sees a Readjusted Tourism Landscape During Its Slow Recovery

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European Union Proposes 9-Month Vaccine Certificates and Considers Adding Boosters

Booster verification indeed will become an important component of entry approvals in destinations around the world.

European Union Proposes 9-Month Vaccine Certificates and Considers Adding Boosters

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Coronavirus Vaccine Booster Shot Requirement Urged for European Travel

Oh, the booster shot requirement for travel is coming, guaranteed. It will be yet another flash point to divide already polarized populations.

Coronavirus Vaccine Booster Shot Requirement Urged for European Travel

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New Zealand Will Reopen to Vaccinated Tourists on April 30

April 30 is a significant date, but New Zealand's extreme actions to prevent the spread of coronavirus can be best summed up in one number: 40. That's the number of deaths the country has seen during the pandemic.

New Zealand Will Reopen to Vaccinated Tourists on April 30