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    Vaccines roll out in Asean, Asia and globally speeds up world travel recovery: AirAsia CEO

    The post Vaccines roll out in Asean, Asia and globally speeds up world travel recovery: AirAsia CEO appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. AirAsia welcomes news of COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out across Malaysia commencing from this week, as the first key indicator of a global travel reboot in the near future. AirAsia’s key international markets are also progressing well with the vaccination programme including Indonesia, Singapore, China and Australia, while other regional countries such as Thailand and the Philippines are scheduled to begin their vaccination programme by the first quarter of this year. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said: “After a year of uncertainty, it’s great…

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    Consumer perception of travel safety reach highest levels since April 2020 with vaccines roll out

    The post Consumer perception of travel safety reach highest levels since April 2020 with vaccines roll out appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Six weeks after COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in the US, more than 50% of US adults expect to be fully vaccinated in the next six months. As a result of the vaccine rollout, the percentage of US adults feeling safe staying in a hotel and flying reach highest levels since April 2020 at 46% and 34%, respectively. Of those already vaccinated, 70% feel safe staying in a hotel and 54% feel safe flying. More than half (53%) of those already vaccinated are likely to…

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    COVID-19 vaccines remarkable impact in the UK

    The post COVID-19 vaccines remarkable impact in the UK appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Covid-19 vaccination in the UK began on 8 December 2020, shortly after the British regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), granted emergency authorisation to the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine, an RNA vaccine.  On 30 December 2020, the MHRA gave approval to a second vaccine, the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine, and vaccinations began on 4 January 2021, with a third vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, approved on 8 January 2021. The UK National Health Service (NHA) first results of the UK vaccination programme suggests it is having a “spectacular” impact on preventing serious illness.…

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    Maldives to offer holidaymakers vaccines on arrival

    Maldives will soon offer visitors vaccinations on arrival as part of its three-pronged initiative aimed at reviving the country’s hard hit travel sector, according to its tourism minister. The “3V” strategy, which encourages tourists to “visit, vaccinate, and vacation,” will provide a “more convenient” way to visit the country, Abdulla Mausoom told CNBC on Wednesday. At present, visitors to Maldives must provide a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and proof of hotel booking to gain entry. Mausoom said the country’s Health Protection Agency is set to make an announcement on restriction-free entry to vaccinated arrivals “very soon — maybe even this week.” Maldives, an archipelago state in South Asia…

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    Foreigners Who Travel to Maldives Will Be Offered COVID-19 Vaccines, the Country Says

    Dreaming of getting your coronavirus vaccine with a side of stunning beach views? Government officials of the tourism-dependent Maldives have announced plans to offer coronavirus vaccines to international visitors as an incentive to reopen travel. The South Asian nation’s tourism minister said on CNBC this week that a new Maldivian tourism campaign, dubbed ‘3V,’ for ‘Visit, Vaccinate, Vacation,’ aims to make shots available for vacationers who travel to Maldives, once all local residents have been offered a vaccine.  “The main idea of tourism being open is to provide a reasonably safe tourism with minimum inconvenience,” Maldivian Tourism Minister Abdulla Mausoom said in an interview. “So once the country gets vaccinated,…