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    Thailand will fully reopen to vaccinated travellers in mid-October, says PM

    The post Thailand will fully reopen to vaccinated travellers in mid-October, says PM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As the government seeks to restart the crucial coronavirus-devastated tourism industry, Thailand’s Prime minister announced that the country will fully reopen to vaccinated foreign visitors by mid-October. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said fully inoculated foreign visitors and returning Thai citizens must be allowed entry without quarantine or other inconvenient restrictions, and that his goal is to open up the country within 120 days. The PM acknowledged that the push to re-open might create problems. “I know this decision comes with some risk because, when we open the country,…

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    EU adds US to safe travel list

    The post EU adds US to safe travel list appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. European Union governments in a meeting in Brussels have agreed to add the United States to their list of countries from which they will allow non-essential travel, EU diplomats said. Ambassadors from the EU’s 27 countries approved the addition of the United States and five other countries at a meeting on 16 June, with the change to take effect in the coming days. The ban on non-essential travel for American tourists is expected to be lifted on 18 June, just in time for the summer travel season and more than a year…

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    Vistara delays Tokyo route launch to July

    The post Vistara delays Tokyo route launch to July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. India’s Vistara Airlines has now postponed the launch of flights between Delhi and Tokyo Haneda from 16 June to 7 July. The launch of weekly flights between Delhi and Tokyo has been delayed due to operational reasons. While plans were to commence service to Haneda with 787-9 Dreamliners this week, the airline has now pushed the inaugural date to July. The carrier said in a statement on social media that it regretted any inconvenience caused and that it would ensure suitable alternatives would be offered to all affected customers. Vistara is set…

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    Here’s how Japan’s tourism sector will suffer if no fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics

    The post Here’s how Japan’s tourism sector will suffer if no fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. With the jury still out on whether domestic spectators will be allowed at Tokyo 2020, the prospect of a complete ban on attendance cannot be dismissed. This scenario would be disastrous for several tourism-related industries in Japan, according to GlobalData. Ralph Hollister, travel and tourism analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The prospect of no attendance would take things from bad to worse for Japanese businesses involved in the tourism sector. The wait for the announcement on spectatorship with be agonizing for all businesses involved, as domestic…

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    This family resort in Vietnam is perfect for a post-COVID holiday

    The post This family resort in Vietnam is perfect for a post-COVID holiday appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Families whose last year’s holiday plans were thwarted by the COVID pandemic are keen to go this year. Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, a family resort in Vietnam, fits the bill whether you are planning for a trip with your kids, a long-stay vacation, or even a workation. Now that vaccination is underway in many countries, it may not be long before we see revenge travel happen. Here’s why Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh is the top family resort in Vietnam perfect for a post-COVID holiday. Safe and relaxing stay…