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    New Zealand to ask international travellers to show negative COVID-19 results

    The post New Zealand to ask international travellers to show negative COVID-19 results appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. New Zealand will ask international travellers from most countries to show negative COVID-19 test results before boarding flights to the country as new contagious variants of COVID-19 spread across globally. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that most global air routes will be of critical concern for the foreseeable future,” COVID-19 response minister Chris Hipkins said in a statement. Hipkins said the pre-departure test requirement would soon expand to all countries and territories…

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    Virtual ATM 2021 begins today as industry convenes to show support for travel recovery

    The post Virtual ATM 2021 begins today as industry convenes to show support for travel recovery appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Middle East region’s largest travel and tourism showcase, Arabian Travel Market continues this week from 24 May to 26 May with the highly anticipated ATM Virtual event. During the three-day showcase, which begins today, those unable to attend the in-person event this year have the opportunity to view sessions recorded from the in-person event, as well as participate in a range of webinars, live conference sessions, roundtables, speed networking events, destination briefings, as well as make new connections in one-to-one meetings. Danielle Curtis, exhibition director…

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    Qantas and Singapore Airlines diverging fortunes show disparities

    The post Qantas and Singapore Airlines diverging fortunes show disparities appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas and Singapore Airlines are travelling in opposite directions when it comes to the coronavirus crisis, with the former emerging strongly thanks to its buoyant home market and the latter mired in trouble with record losses as it can barely fly anywhere. While not out of the woods just yet, Qantas said Thursday it expects revenue from routes within Australia to almost double in the six months through June from the second half of last year. The airline and its low-cost unit Jetstar have added 38 routes since July to cater…