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Geneva, Switzerland, April 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, have signed an agreement to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. The agreement will make Unilabs one of the first major lab […]

Miami, Florida, United States, April 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector suffered a significant loss of $766 billion* in 2020. In 2019, the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector accrued a GDP of nearly $1.9 trillion. […]

Pattaya, Thailand, April 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Cross Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading hotel operator, recently signed a significant hotel management agreement with Kasetsinn Co., Ltd. to open Cross Pattaya Phratamnak. In the face of the ongoing pandemic, Cross Hotels & Resorts continues to carve a leadership role in the hospitality sector as […]

Kampala, Uganda, April 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / In line with UWA mandate of protecting wildlife resources in Uganda as per the Uganda Wildlife Act 2019, UWA has taken over full charge of Security of the Rhinos at Ziwa Sanctuary in Nakasongola district in order to secure the rhinos at the sanctuary. For this to […]

Geneva, Switzerland, April 20, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / A new IPSOS and World Economic Forum survey found that almost 60% expect a return to pre-COVID normal within the next 12 months. including 6% who think this is already the case, 9% who think it will take no more than three months, 13% four to six […]

Paris, France, April 20, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Vietjet President and CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao has been awarded the Legion of Honour from the French Government at the France Embassy in Vietnam. The award ceremony was attended by diplomats, high-ranking dignities from Vietnamese Government and business leaders in Hanoi on April 14, 2021. The […]

Geneva, Switzerland, April 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an agreement with Eurofins to incorporate its worldwide COVID-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. Eurofins is a leader in bio-analytical testing with 800 laboratories across 50 countries. As part of the partnership, Eurofins’ dedicated COVID-19 portfolio encompassing multiple test […]

St. James, Barbados, April 19, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Apes Hill Golf and Beach Club in St James, Barbados, is undergoing a major renovation with sustainability at the top of the agenda. With its ground-breaking sustainable initiatives, Apes Hill is working to become the most environmentally responsible golf course in the Caribbean – from the […]

Fort Worth, Texas, United States, April 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Responsible tourism is very much on the minds of Virtuoso customers, according to new survey data from the consortium. The vast majority of those surveyed, 82%, said the pandemic has spurred them toward more responsible travel. And 70% said traveling sustainably enhances their vacation […]

Menlo Park, California, United States, April 18, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Facebook have partnered to help global destinations make use of the power of digital marketing as they look to welcome tourists back safely. Over the past year, the United Nations specialized agency for tourism has been supporting its […]