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    Delaying return of international travel until May could be fatal blow for UK’s ailing travel sector

    The post Delaying return of international travel until May could be fatal blow for UK’s ailing travel sector appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. While the UK travel sector has been widely supportive of plans to life Covid-19 restrictions, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned the process may take too long. UK Prime minister, Boris Johnson, unveiled the plans on 22 February, with a global travel taskforce to report on the reopening of travel on 12 April. The government would then decide on removing restrictions on international travel. However, this would not happen until 17 May at the earliest. While some businesses have already…

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    Covid-19 variants bring new blow to the open borders of Europe

    The post Covid-19 variants bring new blow to the open borders of Europe appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. European countries are again tightening borders to limit travel to keep the spreading of the new virus variants under control. It is now becoming a common practice in the face of Covid threats, raising questions about whether a pillar of European Union integration can survive. As the new variants of the coronavirus spread rapidly, major countries are moving to reintroduce border controls, a practice that has become the new normal during the pandemic and is fragmenting what was pre-pandemic one of the world’s largest area of free movement.…

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    Influencer pleads guilty for threatening to blow up plane when asked to pay for wine

    The post Influencer pleads guilty for threatening to blow up plane when asked to pay for wine appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A former Instagram famous glamour model threatened to blow up a plane and screamed foul-mouthed abuse at flight attendants and passengers after being asked to pay for a glass of wine during a flight from Melbourne to Auckland. Hannah Lee Pierson Source: Twitter On Wednesday, Hannah Lee Pierson, 31, pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly behaviour disruptive conduct at a Christchurch court over the November 7, 2020, inflight incident. Pierson was alleged to have become disruptive shortly after flight attendants started the inflight…

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    After the Covid blow, Virgin expands its flight schedule

    The post After the Covid blow, Virgin expands its flight schedule appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. After a very controversial statement this week where Virgin CEO Jayne Hrdlicka was lobbying for Australia to open the international borders soonest at the cost that “some people may die,” on Thursday she said she understood her words “taken in isolation may have hurt some people. If I had my time again, I would use different words to make the same point.” Virgin Australia has “turned a corner” from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic and is about to dramatically expand its operations, the airline’s Ms Hrdlicka says. Virgin will…