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40% of destinations have now eased travel restrictions: UNWTO

A growing number of destinations around the world have restarted their tourism industries while adapting to the new normal, with the latest analysis from...

Emirates rolls out bespoke portal for travel trade partners

Emirates has launched a new online platform that will allow its travel trade partners around the world to have easy access to the airline's...

Thomas Cook India takes over dnata Travel’s corporate portfolio

Thomas Cook India has signed an agreement with dnata Travel to take over the latter's corporate travel business portfolio and serve its existing clients...

Preferred promotes staycations in India

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched Loving Local, a global campaign championing local and regional hotel stays, in India. The campaign, rolled out across 21...

India agents petition for expedited airfare refunds

The IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI) has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of India, calling for the powers to order airlines...

Airports to lead the future of frictionless travel in APAC

Sarah Samuel, Head of Airport IT, Amadeus Asia Pacific, shares why airport operators need to invest in a touch-free future to cater to evolving passenger demands and drive non-aeronautical revenues.

Will a digital health passport help us fly again?

National governments in Asia, Australia and Europe have rolled out contact-tracing apps to curb the spread of Covid-19 on home soil, but what if similar technology could be harnessed in the skies and effectively bring the travel industry back to life?

Hygiene highest priority for travellers: Skyscanner survey

Global travellers looking to book holiday accommodation in the post-Covid era prioritise sanitation and hygiene over price and location, according to a Skyscanner survey. The...

Changi Airport deploys touch-free tech

Contactless check-in kiosks, as well as facial and iris recognition for immigration clearance, are part of heightened safety measures rolled out by Changi Airport,...

Trafalgar, Costsaver now run private group tours

The Travel Corporation's Trafalgar and sister brand Costsaver is offering private trips in Europe for groups of 12 or more, to ease travel anxiety...