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    Holiday Hurrah! 25% more Brits plan to book summer escape as restrictions ease

    The post Holiday Hurrah! 25% more Brits plan to book summer escape as restrictions ease appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A quarter of travellers (23%) will book an overseas holiday this summer, now that the self-isolation period for fully-vaccinated holidaymakers returning from amber destinations has been cut. The research by Holiday Extras, collated as rumours of the change started to circulate in June, has been released following the UK Government’s announcement, confirming that fully vaccinated holidaymakers will be able to return from amber list destinations without having to self-isolate. The change will make it easier for double vaccinated holidaymakers to visit countries including Greece, Spain, and…

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    Escape to Niseko for the coolest summer holiday

    The post Escape to Niseko for the coolest summer holiday appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Views of Mt. Yotei (1898m) from the peak of Mt. Annupuri (1300m) Japan-based travellers will experience its “green season” this summer in Niseko. Without international visitors this summer, there are great deals on accommodations, activities, and restaurants/bars. Niseko’s summer is ripe for all sorts of fresh gourmet food experiences and outdoor activities. Visitors this summer can also be among the first to try Hokkaido’s biggest tree-trekking course which has just opened at Niseko’s Hanazono Resort. Niseko Tourism marketing director Acme Wu says Niseko makes the perfect base to stay and explore…

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    More Brits book summer holiday after change in quarantine and testing rules

    The post More Brits book summer holiday after change in quarantine and testing rules appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Restrictions have become the number one reason not to fly overseas, but the recent announcement, that fully-vaccinated Brits will be able to travel to amber list countries without the need to quarantine or take a test on day eight of their return, makes a quarter of travellers (23%) book an overseas holiday this summer. The research by Holiday Extras collated as rumours of the change started to circulate in June, has been released following the UK Government’s announcement this afternoon, confirming that fully vaccinated holidaymakers will be…

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    Recovery of European tourism in sight this summer

    The post Recovery of European tourism in sight this summer appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. European travel activity is set to build some momentum moving into the peak summer months due to the gradual easing of restrictions, the ramp-up in vaccinations, and the EU’s recent reopening to more third countries and fully vaccinated travellers from abroad. Travel demand is expected to pick up considerably in the second half of 2021, though international arrivals will still remain 49% below pre-pandemic levels in 2021. That is according to the latest quarterly ‘European Tourism Trends & Prospects’ report published by the European Travel Commission (ETC). The report notes that…

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    Another lost summer for the Brits with no European breaks in sight: WTTC

    The post Another lost summer for the Brits with no European breaks in sight: WTTC appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. UK families face yet another ‘lost summer’ thanks to the controversial traffic light system, quarantines, costly COVID-19 tests and confusing travel rules and regulations, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The global tourism body, which represents the global private travel and tourism sector, says this combination has effectively made much of Europe off-limits to holidaymakers for the second successive year, despite the success of the vaccination rollout. As well as being hugely disappointing for those yearning for a summer break, it has also brought…