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    Qantas to launch ‘Digital Health Pass’ for international flights

    The post Qantas to launch ‘Digital Health Pass’ for international flights appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas will soon launch TravelPass, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) ‘digital health’ smartphone app for international flights, with the ability to store and present proof of Covid vaccination as well as the results of pre-departure Covid tests. The airline has chosen the International Air Transport Association’s Travel Pass platform to spearhead an industry-wide push to streamline a return to the skies for business and leisure travellers – especially as countries begin to require vaccination or negative test results for inbound passengers. During a series of international repatriation flights, Qantas…

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    Heathrow Airport to introduce a GBP5 passenger drop-off charge

    The post Heathrow Airport to introduce a GBP5 passenger drop-off charge appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Heathrow Airport is making a desperate attempt to recoup more than £2 billion in lost revenue from the pandemic by instituting a £5 drop-off fee for passengers arriving by car or taxi. The new fee takes effect in October and applies to all vehicles entering the areas outside the terminals. Blue badge holders and emergency vehicles will be exempt, but taxis and private hire cars will have to cough up. The new fee will be applied to all vehicles entering the forecourt areas outside any of the airport’s terminals, including…

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    Brits can now collect air miles without credit card

    The post Brits can now collect air miles without credit card appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Customers of UK Direct Debit Travel Card Currensea can now collect KrisFlyer miles whenever they spend abroad thanks to a new partnership with Singapore Airlines. The first non-credit card in the UK to offer such a benefit, Currensea gives customers the ability to earn 2 KrisFlyer miles for every GBP 1 (or equivalent) they spend abroad. This means Brits collect more KrisFlyer miles for their buck than when using a credit card. Currensea is the first-of-its-kind Direct Debit Travel Card that allows consumers to spend directly from their high-street bank…

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    England to allow unquarantined travel from US and EU if vaccinated

    The post England to allow unquarantined travel from US and EU if vaccinated appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. People fully vaccinated in the United States and European Union – except France – will be allowed to travel to England without having to quarantine on arrival, the UK government announced. “We’re helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends,” transport secretary Grant Shapps said. The policy will come into force from 2 August. Travellers fully jabbed with a vaccine approved by the US Food and Drug Administration or the European Medicines Agency will be able to travel from any country…

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    EU warns Google to improve hotel and flight search results in two months

    The post EU warns Google to improve hotel and flight search results in two months appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Google has two months to improve the way it presents internet search results for flights and hotels and explain how it ranks these or face possible sanctions, the European Commission and EU consumer authorities have said. The world’s most popular internet search engine has long faced scrutiny from antitrust enforcers and consumer groups around the world over its business practices, which in some cases have landed it with hefty fines. The latest grievance centres on the prices on its services Google Flights and Google Hotels. The…