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    Qantas plans to restart international scheduled flights in July

    The post Qantas plans to restart international scheduled flights in July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas is re-opening international flight bookings on all its regular routes from July 1, 2021. Qantas has consistently targeted mid-2021 as the resumption date for its international services. Now, six months out, Qantas is sticking to that timeline. But not everything is reverting to normal. The Qantas A380s will remain on the ground. Qantas’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner’s will fill the breach, including operating the iconic QF1/QF2 service between Sydney and London. Whilst this is indeed good news, I wouldn’t get too excited about it for the following reasons: Australia has…

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    South Korea and Singapore mull travel bubble in July

    The post South Korea and Singapore mull travel bubble in July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. South Korea is talking with Singapore about opening its first travel bubble in July, which would allow vaccinated travelers on direct flights to by-pass quarantine. Health officials said the country has also proposed bubbles with Taiwan, Thailand and the US Pacific territories of Guam and Saipan as they look to ease pandemic-related travelling restrictions to revive ailing tourism and airline industries. South Korea currently mandates two-week quarantines on most passengers arriving from abroad. Senior Health Ministry official Yoon Taeho said the country will initially open its travel bubbles only to…

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    Open Thailand Safely campaign: Tourism sector seeks to reopen country by 1 July

    The post Open Thailand Safely campaign: Tourism sector seeks to reopen country by 1 July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Several leading international tourism companies in Thailand have launched a campaign to reopen the country’s borders from 1 July 2021. The #OpenThailandSafely campaign was launched on 2 March with the support of over 15 major companies including YAANA Ventures, Minor Group, Asian Trails, Capella Hotels and Resorts, EXO and many others. The Open Thailand Safely campaign has laid out its arguments in a petition which will underpin a formal request to the Royal Thai Government to respond favourably to the rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programmes underway…

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    Why a July reopening is ideal for vaccinated tourists to travel freely in Thailand

    The post Why a July reopening is ideal for vaccinated tourists to travel freely in Thailand appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. On 2 March, leading tourism and hospitality companies have launched a petition for Thailand’s reopening on 1 July 2021. Included in the signatories are Minor International, YAANA Ventures, Khiri Travel, Asian Trails, Smiling Albino, EXO Travel, Capella Bangkok, Skål International Bangkok and Thailand, Royal Vacation, Diethelm Travel, and many more. Thailand is basically open. Travellers who are willing to brave to fulfil the long list of requirements and to put up with a 14-day quarantine can obtain the certificate of entry or the STV and…

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    Bali eyes reopening to international tourists by end of July

    The post Bali eyes reopening to international tourists by end of July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Bali aims to reopen the island to foreign tourists by end of July by speeding up vaccination rollout in the place. According to Tourism and Creative Economy minister Sandiaga Uno, the Indonesian government is in talks with different countries like China, South Korea, and Singapore for potential travel bubbles to allow travellers to visit the island. Crucial to Indonesia’s plan is rolling out the vaccine in Bali and other tourism sites like Bintan and Batam and inoculate a large portion of the population. However, one of the roadblocks to…