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    Travel searches to Singapore spike up after talks of travel bubbles

    The post Travel searches to Singapore spike up after talks of travel bubbles appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A significant spike in travel searches to Singapore originating from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan has been recorded through the last two weeks of March 2021. This increase, as detected across ADARA’s data consortiums, coincides with public announcements of plans to restore travel between these countries and Singapore. The most significant increase in travel search to Singapore was detected from Australia, which was the first country to announce talks on a potential bilateral travel bubble with Singapore. In the two weeks following the news, travel searches from Australia to…

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    How the pandemic will forever change the airport experience

    The post How the pandemic will forever change the airport experience appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As we are now rolling into the vaccination phase 1b which will have approximately 6 million Australians vaccinated, people will have more confidence in travel, even though domestically for the time being, until the international borders will open again hopefully has the government has already indicated, by October 2021. As air travel experiences a resurgence, which means airports are slowly coming back to life, however, the passenger experience will look significantly different from the pre-pandemic time. There will be less human interaction, and certain pandemic precautions could stay in place…

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    PONANT 10’s series will make you want to cruise again

    The post PONANT 10’s series will make you want to cruise again appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. PONANT’S purpose build luxury expedition small ship Le Lapérouse in Australia’s Kimberley region. PONANT’S purpose build luxury expedition small ship Le Lapérouse in Australia’s Kimberley region.The PONANT 10’s is a series of less than 10 minutes webinars that answers every question you might have about the cruise line and provide the best training to sell small-ship luxury expeditions to your clients. Watching these videos makes me want to ring a cruise travel agent to jump onboard as soon as possible. Inside one of the lounges on board one of…

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    Small ship expedition cruising emerges from COVID-19 as a clear winner

    The post Small ship expedition cruising emerges from COVID-19 as a clear winner appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Monique Ponfoort Recently appointed CEO with an enviable industry resume, Monique Ponfoort is already making a big splash. With two new state-of-the-art ships in 2021, Aurora Expeditions is well-positioned as a 30 year, trusted brand with really unique, exciting selling points. Travel Daily (TD): On a personal note, how are you, and what positives can we take from 2020? Monique Ponfoort (MP): It was a really challenging year for everyone, but I’m very excited and optimistic for the entire industry, especially for the future of expedition cruising. As…

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    Israel to allow vaccinated travellers starting May

    The post Israel to allow vaccinated travellers starting May appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Starting in May, Israel will reopen its borders to vaccinated travellers. In the first stage, groups will be allowed under guidelines to be published by the Ministries. Minister of Tourism Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein agreed on a framework for the opening of Israel to vaccinated groups of foreign tourists. A limited number of groups will start to arrive on May 23. The number will be increased based on the health situation and progress of the program. Individual travellers will be allowed into Israel in the second stage. All…