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    Eva Air to unveil first Asian pilot of AOKpass

    The post Eva Air to unveil first Asian pilot of AOKpass appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. EVA Air has announced a pilot of AOKpass, the world’s most operationally advanced secure health certificate platform and app. The pilot, which will be AOKpass’ first in Asia, will be available on flights between Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (TPE) and San Francisco (SFO)/Los Angeles (LAX). Using the app, travellers will be able to securely verify their COVID-19 test results with the airline, from laboratories approved by local health authorities. They will benefit from fast-track channels at San Francisco and Los Angeles, while retaining the privacy of their personal health data. Deployments…

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    MakeMyTrip unveils trip guarantee to upgrade to alternate travel mode

    The post MakeMyTrip unveils trip guarantee to upgrade to alternate travel mode appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. MakeMyTrip (MMT) has introduced a gamut of new features within its trains segment to offer more choices, flexibility and convenience to customers when booking a train journey on the platform. The feature Trip Guarantee has been designed to help passengers discover and book last-minute alternate travel and financing options in case the train ticket remains unconfirmed before chart preparation, during these uncertain times. The feature allows customers to upgrade their unconfirmed train ticket to opt for a fresh booking through flight, cab, bus or an alternate train journey for…

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    Travel agencies race to adopt breakthrough risk management solution for Covid-safe travel

    The post Travel agencies race to adopt breakthrough risk management solution for Covid-safe travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As international borders gradually begin to reopen, the global travel industry is rapidly embracing a breakthrough data solution that enables travel agents and corporations to help their clients and staff plan COVID safe travel anywhere in the world. Leading travel management companies, agencies and distribution networks in Europe, North America and the Pacific have already signed up for GOPASS Global, a remarkable pre-travel risk management platform that launched only in January this year. And more big signings will be announced in the coming weeks. The platform distils…

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    Holiday Hurrah! 25% more Brits plan to book summer escape as restrictions ease

    The post Holiday Hurrah! 25% more Brits plan to book summer escape as restrictions ease appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A quarter of travellers (23%) will book an overseas holiday this summer, now that the self-isolation period for fully-vaccinated holidaymakers returning from amber destinations has been cut. The research by Holiday Extras, collated as rumours of the change started to circulate in June, has been released following the UK Government’s announcement, confirming that fully vaccinated holidaymakers will be able to return from amber list destinations without having to self-isolate. The change will make it easier for double vaccinated holidaymakers to visit countries including Greece, Spain, and…

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    RevPAR rising! An APAC recovery update

    The post RevPAR rising! An APAC recovery update appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. While some destinations and segments, like city-based hotels that cater to business travellers, may take longer to experience sustained occupancy and revenue growth – it is a misconception to think RevPAR is suppressed in all markets and for all property types. In this guest column, Ian Chinn, regional director of sales for IDeaS Revenue Solutions talks about how travel and leisure segment continues to make up the majority share of occupancy and improving levels of corporate travel. For a travel-dependent industry, COVID-19 outbreaks and subsequent border closures continue to have a significant impact…