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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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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