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    US warns against travel to UK as COVID-19 spike continues

    The post US warns against travel to UK as COVID-19 spike continues appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. US citizens have been warned against travel to the UK over spiralling coronavirus cases. The UK was placed on the highest level of the United States travel guidance – “Level 4: Very High” – on Monday, warning that even fully-vaccinated travellers could be at risk. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention issued the update on the day Boris Johnson ended mask-wearing and social distancing laws while reopening nightclubs. The move will be a blow to the Prime Minister after he sought to broker a way to reopen UK-US…

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    As capacity war continues, Jetstar starts Brisbane–Perth service

    The post As capacity war continues, Jetstar starts Brisbane–Perth service appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Jetstar will compete with rival Virgin and Qantas and launch five return services between Brisbane and Perth in time for the summer season. The A320 services will begin in November and increase to daily trips during the peak period, adding more than 100,000 seats between the cities per year. It comes a week after the budget carrier announced it was to increase its domestic capacity to 120 per cent of pre-COVID levels and amid a growing network war between the major airlines rebuilding their market share. Jetstar chief executive Gareth Evans…

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    Number of global new Covid-19 cases continues to fall – WHO reports

    The post Number of global new Covid-19 cases continues to fall – WHO reports appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The number of global new cases reported continues to fall for the sixth consecutive week, with 2.4 million new cases last week, an 11% decline compared to the previous week.  The number of new deaths also continued to fall for the past three weeks, with nearly 66 000 new deaths reported last week, a 20% decline as compared to the previous week. A total of four out of six WHO regions reported declines in new cases, with only South-East Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean regions showing a…

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    UK risks increasing isolation if it continues to keep doors closed to international travel: WTTC

    The post UK risks increasing isolation if it continues to keep doors closed to international travel: WTTC appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UK risks becoming increasingly isolated if it continues to keep the doors closed to significant international travel, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The warning from WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, comes as figures reveal that forward bookings for international flights are lagging far behind the increased capacity generated by extra flights scheduled. Airlines have dramatically increased flights to popular holiday destinations – many of which are still on the government’s ‘amber list’ – in anticipation…