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    WHO Says It is Unclear If Vaccine Prevents Covid-19 Trasmission

    The post WHO Says It is Unclear If Vaccine Prevents Covid-19 Trasmission appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan expressed scepticism over what exactly the coronavirus vaccine does with regards to transmissibility while speaking during a WHO press briefing on Monday. A reporter asked if someone who was travelling from overseas and had received the vaccine would pose a risk for community transmission if they visited a place where there is limited community spread. “I think what we are learning now and continue to wait for more results from vaccine trials, is to really understand if these vaccines,…

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    Three travel advice you didn’t know you needed

    The post Three travel advice you didn’t know you needed appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Many thought that things will get better by the holidays with the news of effective vaccines now available. Some people whose holiday was thwarted by lockdown postponed their vacation this year. However, the emergence of a more contagious strain of COVID-19 forced many countries to impose border restrictions to prevent the entry of the new strain. With a lot of uncertainty surrounding travel, some travellers are considering what to do with their travel plans. James Lynn, co-CEO and co-founder of travel debit card Currensea, has put together advice in response to…

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    India Tourism Mart to be held virtually on 18-20 February

    The post India Tourism Mart to be held virtually on 18-20 February appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In a first, the India Tourism Mart 2021 will be held on a virtual platform with buyer-seller meetings slated from 18-20 February, the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has said. FAITH is the policy federation of all national associations representing the tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India. The first such buyer-seller meet undertaken by FAITH in 2015 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Christened ‘Tourism Mart’ in 2018, the event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and has emerged as a highly…

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    Bali suffers without Australian and Chinese tourists

    The post Bali suffers without Australian and Chinese tourists appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. For almost a year now, local businesses on the island of Bali are struggling to survive due to the sharp drop of international arrivals. Australian and Chinese tourists are top foreign tourists visiting Bali. According to Statista.com, “In the first half of 2020, Australia was the largest feeder market for direct foreign tourist arrivals to Bali, Indonesia. In that year, Australians made around 222,000 visits to Bali. Chinese tourists made up the second-largest group of arrivals to Bali, at 117,000 arrivals. Bali is arguably Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, and saw a…

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    Etihad Group CEO takes COVID-19 vaccine

    The post Etihad Group CEO takes COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer of Etihad Aviation Group, received his first dose of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine at Etihad Airways Medical Centre. Douglas said: “As we say goodbye to 2020, I wanted to start the new year by demonstrating my own confidence in Abu Dhabi’s National Vaccination Programme. While it offers the obvious benefit of being safeguarded against COVID-19, this is my way of contributing to a safer workplace and safer Abu Dhabi community. “From an aviation perspective, as borders continue to open up, we hope that through increased vaccination rates,…