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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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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 […]

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Saudi Arabia further eases travel restrictions

DJEDDAH: The Kingdom’s first COVID-19 RT-PCR test, developed at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, has been approved by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority. Startup KAUST NoorDX launched the new service at KAUST Health, and university president Dr Tony Chan was the first to be tested. Located in KAUST’s main laboratories, NoorDX provides […]

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UK holiday providers see bookings triple as traffic light system ends before mid-session

Holiday companies saw bookings triple ahead of the October semester as Britons seek sunny breaks behind the being phased-out traffic light system. Popular destinations include Turkey, which was recently taken off the red list, and Spanish destinations including the Canary and Balearic Islands. City trip bookings have also seen a rebound as testing requirements are […]

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SuperyachtNews.com – Owner – Thailand lifts travel restrictions for yachts

Thailand’s possible reopening should take place on November 1 … New regulations for flying to Phuket will facilitate crew changes and the eventual reopening of Thailand scheduled for November 1, 2021. “The goal of the Thai government is to allow all vaccinated crew / guests to travel to Thailand without needing to quarantine,” says Gordon […]

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Covid-19: Australia eases restrictions on international travel; What does this mean for foreign travelers?

Countries are gradually moving towards opening up international travel in a calibrated manner. Australia opens its international borders allowing its permanent residents and citizens to leave the country. The reopening of national borders, however, depends on the respective national authorities of the country. Australian restrictions linked to Covid-19 Australia has imposed one of the country’s […]