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    Another lost summer for the Brits with no European breaks in sight: WTTC

    The post Another lost summer for the Brits with no European breaks in sight: WTTC appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. UK families face yet another ‘lost summer’ thanks to the controversial traffic light system, quarantines, costly COVID-19 tests and confusing travel rules and regulations, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The global tourism body, which represents the global private travel and tourism sector, says this combination has effectively made much of Europe off-limits to holidaymakers for the second successive year, despite the success of the vaccination rollout. As well as being hugely disappointing for those yearning for a summer break, it has also brought…

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    85% of Americans enthusiastic about travel in 2021

    The post 85% of Americans enthusiastic about travel in 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As vaccination rates continue to go up and travel restrictions are lifted across the country and globe, many Americans are eager to resume traveling this summer. After conducting a survey on travel sentiment in January of this year, IPX 1031 recently surveyed 1,500 Americans to re-visit the topic six months later to see how feelings towards travel have changed. Almost 85% of respondents are optimistic about traveling in 2021— up from 48% in January. 9% are somewhat optimistic and only 6% are not. Further, an even three-quarters specifically plan to travel…

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    Oman launches first digital national travel trade booking platform

    The post Oman launches first digital national travel trade booking platform appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), the Sultanate’s executive tourism development arm unveiled VisitOman.om, the first authorized national online booking and information gateway for Oman’s travel trade sector. In its first phase, registration is now open for travel trade partners in international markets together with Oman’s travel and tourism players for future bookings. Envisioned to become a fully integrated digital travel trade ecosystem for the Sultanate, VisitOman.om will serve four overarching objectives: First, to position Oman as a growing tourism destination to global markets. Second, to increase inbound tourism. Third, to…

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    Unveiled: ‘Welcome to Abu Dhabi’ video content platform to turbo-boost tourism recovery

    The post Unveiled: ‘Welcome to Abu Dhabi’ video content platform to turbo-boost tourism recovery appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Welcome to The World, the first customer generated online global travel and tourism video platform, where users book directly with suppliers and bypass commission-driven aggregators to access membership rewards and benefits – has launched a dedicated Welcome to Abu Dhabi page. The platform’s new Welcome to Abu Dhabi initiative has won anchor support from key tourism providers in the emirate, including the Qasr Al Hosn national monument experience operated by the Department of Culture & Tourism Abu Dhabi, Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, the W Abu…

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    Twinkle twinkle! Starry celebration under the magic of Matariki stars in New Zealand has begun

    The post Twinkle twinkle! Starry celebration under the magic of Matariki stars in New Zealand has begun appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. It’s that time of the year again! A time to celebrate new life, to remember those who’ve passed and to plan for the future. A time to spend with whānau and friends – to enjoy kai (food), kōrero (story) and waiata (song). What is Matariki or Māori New Year? Aotearoa New Zealand is in celebration mode with the arrival of Matariki, a significant time in the New Zealand cultural calendar marking the beginning of Māori New Year. Each year the Matariki cluster of stars…