Business travel

IATA Approves EU Covid Digital Certificate as Global Standard

The International Air Transport Association has approved the European Commission’s EU Covid digital certificate and urged countries to use it as a standard for their own certificates, the association said in a statement on Thursday. The EU’s Covid Digital Certificate (DCC) shares the Covid-19 vaccination and testing status of travelers and has been implemented in […]

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UAE travel agencies await official green light for issuance of tourist visas

They will be back soon – but with masks. The demand for tourist visas for the United Arab Emirates begins to increase well before the opening date of the Expo. Image Credit: Dubai: Outside of India, tourist visa applications from Lebanon and Jordan have increased dramatically since the United Arab Emirates opened them to all […]

Business travel

Organizations are reinventing business travel for the new normal

Being flexible and anticipating some uncertainty will help business travelers get back on the road (Getty Images / valentinrussanov) After months of closures and a more recent easing of restrictions, the business travel case is under scrutiny. While many are eager to establish some level of face-to-face contact with colleagues and clients, organizations are applying […]

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Travel restrictions put 8,000 jobs at risk in English-language schools

English language schools urgently need clarity on recruiting new students or risk putting up to 8,000 teaching jobs at risk. David O’Grady, CEO of Marketing English in Ireland (MEI), says he has no answers for global agents looking to book international students at the Irish schools he represents. Under current Covid guidelines, these private schools […]

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Alitalia announces the closure | Business travel news in Europe

Alitalia is ending operations and will no longer sell tickets for flights taking place after October 15. All flights previously scheduled after that date have been canceled, and ticket holders will have the option of receiving a full refund or rebooking the same destination on an earlier date, the company said. Alitalia’s end after 75 […]

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Cars.com Finds Delta Variant Impacting Labor Day Travel Destinations and Flight Plans with More Than One in Five Travelers Canceling Flights in Favor of Driving

CHICAGO, 25 August 2021 / PRNewswire / – Even with the delta variant increasing cases of COVID-19 across the country, Americans remain committed to getting out this coming Labor Day weekend 2021. Sixty percent of Americans plan to travel, in 17% increase over the same time last year, according to a national survey of Cars.comMT […]