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    Pilots in India seek payment for colleagues who died of Covid

    The post Pilots in India seek payment for colleagues who died of Covid appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Amitesh Prasad, a pilot with Air India, came down with Covid-like symptoms in April this year after he flew from San Francisco to the southern Indian city of Bengaluru. He was among the many pilots who had worked on one of India’s largest humanitarian missions to bring home stranded residents and transport essential pandemic-related supplies. He died on May 9, one of at least 17 pilots in India who have died of the coronavirus, according to the Indian Pilots’ Guild, a union of about 350 pilots in the…

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    Ontario unveils pilot programme for free Covid test of international passengers

    The post Ontario unveils pilot programme for free Covid test of international passengers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Canada’s Ontario government said it is launching a pilot programme that will test international travellers returning to the province for COVID-19 at Toronto Pearson International Airport as a way to identify and stop the spread of the virus. “Beginning today, the province, in partnership with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, will offer free and voluntary COVID-19 testing for international travellers arriving and staying in the province for at least 14 days,” the government said. Testing will be conducted in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The announcement comes…

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    Three F&B trends to inspire formulation, packaging, marketing, post COVID

    The post Three F&B trends to inspire formulation, packaging, marketing, post COVID appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Essential reading for F&B professionals, and the hospitality industry as a whole, looking to glean insight into the wants and needs of consumers, and how this could benefit their bottom line, London research firm Mintel has revealed three trends which could make all the difference when rebuilding in the new-normal. The three trends, break down as follows. Feed The Mind: Innovative food and drink formulations will offer solutions for mental and emotional wellbeing that will create a new foundation for healthy eating. Quality Redefined: Brands will be challenged to…

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    WHO Asks Australia Not to Rush COVID Vaccinations

    The post WHO Asks Australia Not to Rush COVID Vaccinations appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has implored Australia, and other wealthy nations, not to rush their COVID vaccinations amid fears some countries will not be able to inoculate their vulnerable populations. Australia currently has distribution agreements with several vaccine candidates, including Oxford AstraZeneca and Pfizer, which is being used in the United Kingdom. While Australia is yet to formally approve a vaccine candidate, the approval process has been accelerated Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed, as he unveiled an ambitious plan to vaccinate four million Australians by the end of March. Australia…

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    Vietnam faces Covid surge, tightens entry restrictions

    The post Vietnam faces Covid surge, tightens entry restrictions appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Vietnam, which is coping with its worst outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, announced new restrictions for its largest city on Sunday, a day after its health minister said a “very dangerous” new variant of the coronavirus had been detected in the country. New social distancing requirements will be imposed in Ho Chi Minh City, which has a population of some nine million, roughly double that of the capital, Hanoi. The restrictions include a limit of five people in public gatherings, the state-run newspaper Tuoi Tre reported. A church in Ho Chi Minh…