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Tourism

Essential travel must be prioritised when international travel resumes: WHO

The World Health Organization has issued its advice for national health authorities on the gradual return of international travel.

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Aviation

Global air travel won’t return to pre-coronavirus levels until 2024, says IATA

This revised forecast by IATA makes for grim reading, so we recommend skipping this story if you’re over all the doom and gloom.

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Aviation

New study reveals air travellers’ top concerns

Legroom, inflight entertainment and availability of alcohol all appear to have taken a backseat when it comes to air travellers’ top concerns.

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Tourism

WTTC launches ‘Safe Travels’ protocols for aviation, MICE and tour operators

Confused by all these new measures and protocols being introduced by peak industry bodies? Add to your bewilderment with this.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Air NZ shrinks exec team, Etihad’s new Sydney-London route + MORE

This week’s Aviation Wrap is a bit like that Two-Face character from Batman comics and movies, in that it’s got both good and bad sides to it.

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Tourism

WTTC unveils health & safety protocols to re-establish confidence in travel

An overarching health and hygiene policy for the travel and tourism industry has been unveiled in a bid to restore consumer confidence post-COVID-19.

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Tourism

International tourism faces worst crisis since records began: UNWTO

The travel industry could face an 80 per cent drop in international arrivals for 2020, with the livelihoods of 120 million people now at risk, according to the organisation.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Etihad showcases ‘Greenliner’ aircraft, Rex secures funding + MORE

This week’s Aviation Wrap has got a bit of a Howard Hughes feel to it. By that, we mean our reporter who wrote it has overgrown fingernails and now wears tissue boxes as shoes.

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Aviation

Governments must get behind efforts to restore confidence in aviation: IATA

by Christian Fleetwood

It comes as a survey of recent travellers by the industry’s peak body discovered most could delay their plans to fly after the coronavirus pandemic is contained.

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Travel Agents

“You can make a difference – just keep it simple”: Aussie agent’s plea to airlines

An Aussie travel agent has called for airlines to simplify the way they distribute information, to help ease the stress the current system is placing on advisors.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Air NZ to shed thousands of jobs, record-breaking repatriation flight to Sydney + MORE

There’s plenty of important updates in this week’s Aviation Wrap, and a dash of feel-good news to boot.

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Aviation

Airlines could take $409 billion hit from coronavirus pandemic: IATA

by Christian Fleetwood

According to the association, airlines will require $324 billion in support from governments “simply to make it through” the coronavirus crisis.

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