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    Airline Alliances urge universal travel standards

    The post Airline Alliances urge universal travel standards appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. To facilitate the safe restart of international travel and restore the value contributed by travel and tourism to the world’s economy, the three global airline alliances oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance are calling on G7 governments, at their upcoming leadership summit on 11-13 June, to agree on a common set of travel and health standards to enable the safe reopening of borders. COVID-19 has significantly impacted the travel and tourism sector, which has long been a key contributor to many economies. A recent estimate by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)…

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    Travel between the US and UK moves closer to a comeback

    The post Travel between the US and UK moves closer to a comeback appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. After more than a year of stringent travel restrictions between the U.S. and the U.K., President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have agreed to work toward reopening transatlantic travel. The two leaders met on Thursday ahead of Friday’s G7 summit, and agreed to work toward reopening travel between the U.S. and the U.K. as part of a refreshed “Atlantic Charter,” the Wall Street Journal reported. The original Atlantic Charter was a joint statement by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1941, outlining the allies’…

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    Proposed travel bubble will revive international student sector

    The post Proposed travel bubble will revive international student sector appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A proposed travel bubble between Australia and Singapore will revive the international student industry. Prime Minister Scott Morrison flagged his ambitions for the travel arrangement in his meeting with his Singaporean counterpart last night but has warned it could be “some time” away. Defence Minister Peter Dutton hopes a proposed travel bubble between Australia and Singapore will revive the international student industry. “The international student numbers have dried up, so to see that start again will be important and there are many Australian jobs that hang off that industry,” Dutton said.…

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    Three travel advice you didn’t know you needed

    The post Three travel advice you didn’t know you needed appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Many thought that things will get better by the holidays with the news of effective vaccines now available. Some people whose holiday was thwarted by lockdown postponed their vacation this year. However, the emergence of a more contagious strain of COVID-19 forced many countries to impose border restrictions to prevent the entry of the new strain. With a lot of uncertainty surrounding travel, some travellers are considering what to do with their travel plans. James Lynn, co-CEO and co-founder of travel debit card Currensea, has put together advice in response to…

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    Russia mulls COVID-19 vaccination certificates for cross-border travel

    The post Russia mulls COVID-19 vaccination certificates for cross-border travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to consider issuing certificates to those who had been inoculated with domestic vaccines against COVID-19 for overseas travels, a document published by the Kremlin showed. The document also said the government has been tasked with making the certificates internationally recognisable. Russia, which has the world’s fourth highest number of COVID-19 cases, is putting high hopes on several domestically produced vaccines. It started wide-scale vaccination against the disease last month. More than 800,000 people in Russia have been inoculated so far and more than…