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    UNWTO to host key week for global tourism

    The post UNWTO to host key week for global tourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The global tourism sector is starting the new year prepared to #RestartTourism when conditions allow, with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) set to again bring together leaders from across the public and private sectors. Today in Madrid, the UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee will hold its first meeting of the year. This meeting to advance concrete plans to ensure the restart of tourism will take place in the context of the UNWTO Executive Council. This meeting will be a hybrid event, combining in-person and virtual participation. The committee will bring…

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    These are new lockdown travel rules as South Africa reopens 20 land borders this week

    The post These are new lockdown travel rules as South Africa reopens 20 land borders this week appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. South Africa is reopening 20 land border crossings to allow normal travel from this week, lifting restrictions implemented last month to control rising coronavirus infections. This was revealed by the Home Affairs Ministry. The ministry said land border points, including those with Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Botswana, would reopen after being closed on 11 January. “The active and orderly management of people through our borders is an important part of the country’s overall risk-adjusted approach to control the spread of COVID-19,” said home affairs minister…

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    Qantas to roll out health passports this week

    The post Qantas to roll out health passports this week appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Qantas announced that it is looking into the use of digital health pass apps to help resume safe international travel according to a report by Simple Flying. The CommonPass and IATA Travel Pass smartphone apps are being trialled on the airline’s international repatriation flights. Qantas suspended all its international services on the 19 of March last year. Since then, it has operated only repatriation flights in this segment, including services to London. Qantas’ leadership previously shared that it didn’t expect the airline to resume any significant long-haul international flying before a…

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    Maldives resort launches $23,250 a week remote working package

    (CNN) — A desk with an ocean view, a “dedicated” personal assistant, non-stop refreshments and a complimentary laundry service. This might read like an over-imaginative wish list from a frustrated remote worker, but a luxury resort in the Maldives has just launched a “Workation Package,” with all of these benefits and more. The Nautilus Maldives, which reopened on September 1, is offering travelers the chance to switch up their work from home routine by setting up office at this hideaway in the Baa atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve for up to 21 days However, a working experience like this does not come cheap. A seven-night stay for two at one of…

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    Rebulid and revive! Travel industry gears up for English Tourism Week

    The post Rebulid and revive! Travel industry gears up for English Tourism Week appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. English Tourism Week is fast approaching with this year’s week dedicated to showing support for tourism businesses and destinations across the sector as they reopen and start to rebuild. Coordinated by VisitEngland and taking place from 22-31 May, this event is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, highlighting its economic importance to local economies and promoting the innovation, quality and range of products and services on offer to encourage more domestic breaks. It comes as the tourism agency’s latest forecasts show that domestic tourism spending is estimated…