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    Spain topples UK from top holiday booking spot

    The post Spain topples UK from top holiday booking spot appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Spain has now toppled the UK staycation from its top spot with 29% of bookings, the UK is 12% of bookings and Greece remains at 8% of all summer holiday bookings made by Travel Counsellors. Holiday bookings were already up by 10% and are expected to rise further. The latest booking figures from leading independent travel agency, Travel Counsellors, show that 50% of all new holiday bookings and re-bookings made last week (w/c 28 June) are for summer 2021. For bookings further down the line, US, Spain and the Maldives are…

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    Tourism stakeholders takes action on plastic waste and pollution

    The post Tourism stakeholders takes action on plastic waste and pollution appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Tourism businesses and destinations are stepping up their commitment to sustainability. Aimed at reducing waste and pollution across the sector, the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) is welcoming 32 new signatories, with every global region represented behind the shared goal. The Initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution. It enables businesses, governments and other tourism stakeholders to lead by example in the shift towards a circular economy of plastics. Among the 32 new signatories are organizations such as TUI Group,…

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    Australia’s vaccine passport could be on phones by December

    The post Australia’s vaccine passport could be on phones by December appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Covid-19 vaccines could be administered at your local Bunnings under a suggestion raised at talks between the federal government and business leaders. vaccination details of Australians, enabling the eventual return of international travel. The government is aiming to have it available for iPhone and Android users by December this year. As well as providing real-time access to Covid-related information, the app will also store immunisation data against other diseases, including yellow fever, as well as allergy alerts and organ donation status, Executive Traveller reports. The app should be able to plug into…

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    Australia-Singapore travel bubble delayed

    The post Australia-Singapore travel bubble delayed appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Australia’s travel bubble with Singapore has been delayed until the end of 2021, the Federal Tourism Minister confirmed on Sunday. On Sunday, Dan Tehan, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, confirmed that the travel bubble, which will allow quarantine-free travel between the two countries for the first time since March 2020, has been delayed as a result of Australia’s interrupted vaccine rollout and the Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney. The scheme was set to open in July or August. “When it comes to when we were looking at a bubble, it has been put back due…

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    Airlines are slowly recovering: Which countries are bouncing back

    The post Airlines are slowly recovering: Which countries are bouncing back appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In 2020, the operations of airlines were shattered. Over 60% of commercial aircraft in the world have been grounded. While floats were leaving the aircraft storage facilities to spend months at the warm, dry desert sunshine. The International Air Transport Association warned in April 2020 that 25 million jobs were in danger of collapse because of COVID-19 demand for air services. The Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves the international airline sector with a colossal loss of US$371 billion of gross passenger income by 2020 with another predicted loss of…