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UK relaxes travel advice for 51 more destinations

Britain’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is relaxing travel advice for 51 countries to help them align with the government’s red list reduction announced yesterday. Countries for which the government immediately lowers its advice against “all but essential travel” based on the current Covid-19 risk assessment are: Bahamas, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Martinique , Palau, […]

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Student housing provider hit by international travel restrictions

Britain’s largest provider of student accommodation has warned that Covid’s international travel restrictions have affected demand from Chinese undergraduates. Unite Students said even though its occupancy rates rebounded as academics flocked to college campuses, the numbers were still below its expectations for the current year and below pre-pandemic levels. About 94% of its beds had […]

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UK government cuts travel red list to seven countries

The UK government has announced that as of Monday, October 11, it will remove 47 countries from its red list for Covid-19 travel restrictions, with only seven remaining with the strictest entry requirements, while the rules are relaxed for fully vaccinated travelers arriving from 37 of the countries. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Twitter […]

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As travel restrictions ease, London homestay brand Plum Guide secures $ 9 million in funding

The global overnight market is estimated to be worth $ 1.2 trillion as the travel industry’s recovery accelerates from the pandemic, reports said. Despite this growth, the search for the perfect vacation can feel like a lottery with over 15 million households online to choose from. In addition, customer reviews are often misleading or deceptive. […]

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Hospitality industry urges executives to ease Covid travel restrictions

Global travel and tourism jobs are expected to grow only 0.7% this year, with industry hampered by movement restrictions and uneven access to Covid-19 vaccines, World Travel said and Tourism Council. Governments could save nearly 19 million jobs by the end of 2021 if they continue to ease travel restrictions and allow travelers to show […]

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New report shows growing frustration with COVID-19 travel restrictions

A new report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has found that commercial airline passengers are increasingly frustrated with the current travel restrictions of COVID-19. The IATA study found that 67% of those polled believed most country borders should be open now, a 12% increase from the June 2021 survey. Another 64% said that […]