COVID-19 deniers threaten to boycott Qantas after Joyce’s vaccine revelation
by Ali Coulton
Anti-vaxxers, COVID-19 deniers and general conspiracy theorists are having an absolute field day following the news that Qantas passengers will need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel internationally.
Emirates unveils new NDC-powered gateway for travel agents
Have you always found Emirates’ online trade platform to be a little clunky and lacking in capabilities? Relieve your tech-induced pain here.
IATA issues stern warning to non-mask-wearing plane passengers
The commercial aviation industry’s peak body is fed up with plane passengers refusing to wear masks, judging by its latest statement.
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.
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