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    CROATIA ALLOWS AMERICAN TRAVELERS TO VISIT DESPITE EUROPE BAN

    Jul 09, 2020

    Travelers who are healthy and looking for a taste of Europe but are disappointed by the European Union travel ban barring U.S. travelers entry can take comfort in knowing that there are still destinations that they can travel to.Croatia is one of a few European nations that still allows Americans to...

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    NYC & COMPANY’S COALITION FOR HOSPITALITY & TOURISM RECOVERY INITIATES ACTIVITIES FOR SAFE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

    Jul 08, 2020

    NYC & Company’s Coalition for NYC Hospitality & Tourism Recovery introduced The Roadmap for Tourism’s Reimagining and Recovery; All In NYC, a revitalization campaign; and a Stay Well NYC Pledge. The Roadmap for Tourism’s Reimagining and Recovery features three stages &ndash...

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    FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROTOCOLS FOR TRAVELERS

    Jul 07, 2020

    Florida’s perennial popularity as a vacation destination has contributed to its emergence as one of the nation’s top states for new COVID-19 cases since America began its reopening process. But, with folks desperate for a domestic summer escape, many coming from nearby states and some fr...

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    CARDLYTICS DATA ANALYSIS PREDICTS RECOVERY SIGNS FOR TRAVEL INDUSTRY

    Jul 06, 2020

    Travel has been devastated by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, but new data shows signs of recovery in most sectors of the industry. According to analytics platform Cardlytics, consumers have been spending more in recent weeks as states reopen, with travel agencies jumping from a 93-percent decline...

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    GLOBALDATA SURVEY PREDICTS GEN Z AND MILLENNIALS AS KEY RECOVERY GROUP OF TRAVEL INDUSTRY

    Jul 04, 2020

    A new survey conducted by GlobalData suggests that younger and wealthier traveler groups will be the first to resume international leisure tourism, once restrictions are lifted. And, while people’s desire to travel post-pandemic is in no short supply, consumer confidence in the safety of actua...

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    CBP RESCHEDULES OPENING OF TRUSTED TRAVELER PROGRAM ENROLLMENT CENTERS

    Jul 02, 2020

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that trusted traveler program enrollment centers will remain temporarily closed until at least August 10. Prior to Wednesday's postponement, Global Entry and other trusted traveler program enrollment centers were scheduled to reopen on Monda...

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    AMERICAN QUEEN STEAMBOAT COMPANY EXTENDS RELAUNCH AS AN ACT OF CAUTION

    Jun 30, 2020

    Out of an abundance of caution, American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) has extended its suspension of operations onboard the American Empress through August 2, 2020, and the American Duchess through August 16, 2020.“The decision to extend our suspension was disappointing, but necessary in ord...

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    BARBADOS TO REOPEN ITS BORDERS ON JULY 12

    Jun 29, 2020

    On July 12, 2020, Barbados will begin welcoming visitors back, with JetBlue flights from New York-JFK scheduled to resume service on July 25 and American Airlines from Miami on August 5.Within 72 hours prior to departure for Barbados, “all travelers from high-risk countries are strongly encour...

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    WTTC ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR SAFE AND SEAMLESS TRAVEL DURING COVID-19 RECOVERY

    Jun 25, 2020

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has laid out a new series of guidelines as part of its Safe and Seamless Traveler Journey (SSTJ).The organization has identified five critical calls to action to governments around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including supporting a rapid testin...

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    PARIS GRADUALLY REOPENING TO EUROPEAN, INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS

    Jun 24, 2020

    Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations globally and the city is working diligently to welcome European and international travelers back as soon as possible.According to a teleconference hosted by Atout France, officials announced the country is open to tourists from the European Union...

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    UNWTO CALLING FOR RESPONSIBLE RESTART OF TOURISM

    Jun 23, 2020

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is once again calling on governments across the globe to restart tourism in a responsible way as the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a loss of about $195 billion in international tourism receipts over the first four months of 2020.Fortunately, the UNWTO World Tour...

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    CELEBRITY SUSPENDS GLOBAL CRUISE OPERATIONS THROUGH SEPT. 15

    Jun 23, 2020

    In accordance with the Cruise Lines International Association announcement that its ocean-going cruise line members will voluntarily extend the suspension of cruise operations from U.S. ports until Sept. 15, 2020, Celebrity Cruises said it will be extending its suspension of global operations for al...

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    FLORIDA REMOVES QUARANTINE MANDATE FOR NEW YORK TRAVELERS

    Aug 06, 2020

    On August 6, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis removed the order that required all travelers coming to Florida from New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to quarantine for 14 days. According to CBS and The Associated Press, Republican Gov. DeSantis had originally mandated the 14-day quarantine for travel...

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    RALEIGH FIRMS BEHIND NEW CHATBOT FOR NEW BERN’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE

    Aug 05, 2020

    The thing is, Ellie isn’t actually real. It’s an automated chatbot created by a partnership between digital marketing firm BluePrint Business Communications and software platform Ellie for New Bern’s official tourism website. Home to Tryon Palace and the birthplace of Pepsi Cola, t...

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    WYNDHAM EXPANDS TO WYNDHAM DIRECT TO SIMPLIFY CORPORATE TRAVEL BOOKINGS

    Aug 04, 2020

    With a focus on finding impactful ways to drive more corporate business for its hotels, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts a hotel franchising company with more than 9,000 hotels across 90 countries—today announced the expansion of Wyndham Direct, a unique booking, billing and business solution. The...

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    U.S. TRAVEL ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES CONFIDENTLY TOOLKIT FOR TRAVELERS SAFETY

    Aug 03, 2020

    The travel industry is encouraging travelers to do their part by traveling responsibly so they and others can do so confidently amid the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Travel Association has launched a new Travel Confidently Toolkit featuring industry guidance for promoting the health and safety of ...

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    MCKINSEY & COMPANY STUDY OBSERVES TRAVEL BOOKING BURST AFTER RESTRICTIONS LIFT

    Jul 30, 2020

    Dramatic changes in consumer behavior during the coronavirus pandemic have been hurting companies’ profits and sales. One of the most troublesome new consumer behaviors is engaging in short bursts of booking travel online. McKinsey & Company has been studying travel search and booking data...

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    HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE SUGGESTS STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS IN AMERICAN STATES

    Jul 29, 2020

    According to Harvard Global Health Institute’s (HGHI) COVID Risk Levels Dashboard map, Americans in 34 states (fully two-thirds of the U.S.) should presently be put under stay-at-home orders if the country hopes to contain the pandemic’s present widespread resurgence.The advanced online ...

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    BERMUDA LAUNCHES ONE YEAR RESIDENTIAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO WORK BECOMING ISLAND RESIDENTS

    Jul 28, 2020

    U.S. residents who aren’t working from their offices and simply cannot handle sitting at home anymore have a new option available to them move to Bermuda for a year to work remotely from a dream Caribbean destination instead.Bermuda has just passed new legislation called the ‘One Year Re...

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    YUCATAN CONTINUES TO PUSH TOWARD TOURISM REOPENING

    Jul 27, 2020

    A hotel opening and an increase in air connectivity are driving the tourism reopening in the Yucatan. These are the two latest developments in the state tourism board’s activation of its three-phase Tourism Recovery Plan, which includes health care, preservation of tourism operations with more...

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    SERKO LIMITED SIGNS ACENDAS TRAVEL ZENO RESELLER PARTNER AGREEMENTS FOR NORTH AMERICA

    Jul 24, 2020

    Serko Limited, a leader in online travel booking and expense management for business, announced the signing of Acendas Travel as a Zeno reseller partner for North America. The agreement brings Zeno’s user-friendly, consumer grade travel booking and expense platform to Acendas customers and con...

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    COSTA RICA RECEIVES GLOBAL CERTIFICATION FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

    Jul 23, 2020

    Costa Rica’s reputation as an eco-friendly travel destination has been further cemented with its Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) standard for lodging and tour operators achieving the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s GSTC-Recognized Standard status.“As global leaders...

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    WTTC WARNS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS CAN STOP COVID-19 RECOVERY FOR TRAVEL INDUSTRY

    Jul 22, 2020

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is warning that a return to country-wide border closures and blanket travel restrictions could derail the industry's recovery, stalling global economic growth. As a result, the organization is urging governments around the world to respond to spikes ...

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    LOUISVILLE TOURISM LAUNCHES MULTIPLE INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE RACIAL AND MINORITY IMBALANCES

    Jul 21, 2020

    The Louisville Tourism marketing agency has announced several new initiatives to assess and improve racial and minority imbalances. The new and improved initiatives will build on Louisville Tourism’s existing strategy of curating the city’s cultural assets and add innovative programming ...

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SPOTLIGHT

Corporate demand for more precise, timely data to manage travel spending is intensifying as advanced technologies emerge to help decision-makers deliver such insights. The average ticket cost or trip cost is today giving way to terms like total trip costs and total costs of travel.

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