Global update for the travel industry (08/2021)

Date: Aug 2021

US Travel: Federal mask mandate extension makes sense

Harry Johnson, 17 Aug 01:34 PM

Extending the federal mask mandate for travel makes sense for the current health environment and has the travel industry’s full support.

Taliban run Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan loves Women and Amnesty

The Media Line, 17 Aug 01:19 PM

The real story is unfolding.

A'dead' Taliban commander is taking meetings in Kabul, assuring safety to doctors, businessmen.

The Taliban spokesperson also said at a press conference, his new government will guarantee women’s rights under the 'limits of Islam' following takeover of Afghanistan.

Minister Bartlett: Strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols key to successful return of cruise

Harry Johnson, 17 Aug 12:40 PM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says safeguarding the health and safety of the citizens of Jamaica, as well as visitors, remains the top priority as the island welcomed the successful return of cruise operations.

US travel mask mandate to be extended through mid-January 2022

Harry Johnson, 17 Aug 10:56 AM

US mask mandate requires face masks to be worn by all travelers on airplanes, ships, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares and at transportation hubs such as airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations, and seaports.

Seychelles goes digital on the Italian media stage with targeted campaigns

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 17 Aug 10:14 AM

The Seychelles Tourism representative office in Italy along with marketing partner Qatar Airways has launched consumer campaigns tapping into two very important and growing segments for the destination – honeymoons and ecotourism.

Travel plans: Where Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X clash and where they align?

Harry Johnson, 17 Aug 10:05 AM

Travel study reveals clashes and alignments amongst Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X.

Cruise passengers delighted to visit Jamaica after two-year wait

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor, 17 Aug 09:59 AM

“It’s totally awesome, been waiting two years for this,” admitted Terry Davis as he perused the Jamaican landscape with his partner, Katy Peale who added: “It’s just wonderful to be out, to travel, to see beautiful places again, be together with friends and family; have fun."

Prototype plane crashes in Russia killing all people on board

Harry Johnson, 17 Aug 08:50 AM

The plane missed the landing strip by 1.5 kilometers (0.9 miles) and exploded upon its collision with the ground.

Taliban halts all flights from Kabul International Airport

Harry Johnson, 17 Aug 06:19 AM

Taliban units have come in direct proximity to the airport and fired several warning shots to disperse the people that have flocked there.

New Zealand goes on nationwide lockdown over one COVID-19 case

Harry Johnson, 17 Aug 05:47 AM

New Zealand countrywide shutdown is due to last three days, while in Auckland and Coromandel Peninsula the lockdown will last a week.

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