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Destinations

APAC countries dominate the latest passport rankings

They might seem fairly useless right now, but that hasn’t stopped Henley & Partners from churning out its latest passport index.

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Aviation

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.

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Technology

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.

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Tourism

Kiwis have the most powerful passports in the world, new rankings show

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s soon-to-be trans-Tasman travel ‘bubble’ buddy has claimed top spot as the nation offering the most powerful passport in the world.

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Aviation

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.

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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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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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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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Technology

Flight Centre’s FCM becomes first global TMC to achieve Level 4 NDC certification

Here’s some news about the NDC… the new distribution capability, that is. Not the Nimbin District Choir or the Nordic Diving Club.

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Aviation

News

IATA chief urges continued, coordinated effort from safety regulators for Boeing 737 MAX re-entry

by Christian Fleetwood

Following its second Boeing 737 MAX Summit, the International Air Transport Association has urged continued cooperation between state safety regulators to return the jet to service.

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Aviation

Travel Agents

IATA introduces new rule for agents

While stories about embarrassing industry gaffes and crazy plane passengers are Travel Weekly’s bread and butter, we also sometimes deliver useful news like this.

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