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Tourism

WTTC report reveals tourism suffered loss of almost $5.9 trillion in 2020 due to COVID-19

This report confirms what we already know (tourism had a very bad year in 2020), but it also reveals how quickly the industry will rebound, under the right circumstances.

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Tourism

WTTC urges governments to abandon concept of ‘high-risk countries’

WTTC chief Gloria Guevara has taken to the soapbox once again to try and change the minds of governments on risk assessment.

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Tourism

Unvaccinated travellers should not be discriminated against, says WTTC chief

Gloria Guevara has seemingly gone after Qantas in her latest statement. However, that’s not to say it’s particularly nasty and full of swears.

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Tourism

ATIC’s COVID Clean Program gets global tick of approval

It turns out that Simon Westaway and his team at the ATIC were right on the money with its COVID-safe program.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: Sydneysiders encouraged to take a ‘Playcay’, South Korea specialist program + MORE

This week’s Destination Wrap is loaded with domestic updates, topped off with a smattering of international news.

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Tourism

WTTC releases ‘Safe Travels’ protocols for adventure travel

With the sector expected to see an increase in popularity as travellers seek more unique experiences post-COVID-19, adventure travel has received the WTTC treatment.

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Tourism

WTTC urges strong leadership from ScoMo to save tourism sector

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s Prime Minister has a lot more on his plate right now after this heaped spoonful from the WTTC.

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Wholesalers

CATO granted access to utilise ‘Safe Travels’ protocols

Unsure what this good news means for you as a CATO member? All is explained here for you, thanks to Travel Weekly’s copying and pasting of a press release.

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Tourism

Aussie travel insurance market forecast to shrink due to international restrictions

It appears Australia’s travel insurance providers are set to suffer from shrinkage in the coming months due to COVID-19.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Virgin Australia changes mask advice, Alliance expands fleet + MORE

Travel Weekly’s reporter attempted to match his espresso intake with the number of stories in this wrap. He’ll be opting for decaf next time around.

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Tourism

WTTC urges governments to reconsider country-wide border closures

The peak industry body has warned governments around the world that further country-wide border closures could seriously jeopardise global economic recovery.

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WTTC calls for governments to support travel ‘bubbles’ as it outlines new guidelines

by Christian Fleetwood

Here’s yet another story on travel ‘bubbles’. However, that’s not to suggest the accompanying image is an accurate representation of what they would look like.

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