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A Leisure Travel Recovery Is Being Held Back By A Lack Of Standardized Testing And Foreign Entry Rules

The slow pace of development of a single global system for tracking and certifying the Covid-19 vaccination status of the world’s 7.8 billion people is delaying the beginning of a meaningful recovery of air travel demand.

No one is expecting business travel to begin recovering until late this year, and probably not even then. But the travel industry is desperately hoping to see the beginnings of a significant pickup in leisure-oriented travel this spring or summer. True, vacationers spend far less money on average than business travelers, but their typically huge numbers could help cash-starved travel

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When will the hotel quarantine start? Date the announcement of travel rules for red list countries is expected

The Government announced plans to introduce hotel quarantines for international arrivals from a “red list” of 30 countries last week – but hotel industry leaders say they have been “kept in the dark” about how it will actually work.



a sign on the side of a building: The Government plans to introduce hotel quarantine for arrivals from 30 countries (Photo: Getty)


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The Government plans to introduce hotel quarantine for arrivals from 30 countries (Photo: Getty)

Best Western chief executive Rob Paterson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the chain is “yet to understand exactly what the protocols are required of the hotels”.

He said: “I think in any normal company if you went out and announced a programme nationally, and you hadn’t thought about how you were going to plan that, and you hadn’t spoken to the people involved, I’m not sure I’d have a job if I did that in my company.

“To this day we simply haven’t heard anything.”

He added: “We’ve got all

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New Travel Rules Devastating for Agents and Industry: ACTA and ACITA

ACTA and ACITA are sounding the alarm for travel agents and travel agencies following the federal government’s announcement of tough new travel news. But ACITA says Ottawa is at last talking about financial help for agents.

“The news of earlier today with respect to the suspension of flying to the Caribbean and Mexico as well as significant related restrictions is absolutely devastating for all sectors within the travel industry – from airlines to hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, travel agents, independent contractors and all other businesses that rely on tourism,” ACTA President Wendy Paradis said on Friday.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced that Canadian airlines will cease flying to the Caribbean and Mexico as of yesterday, and that the ban will continue through April 30. He also announced tough, new testing rules and quarantine regulations that will radically reduce travel demand.

“Without enhanced and urgent aid, and

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Canada’s COVID rules on leisure travel weighing on business, say industry officials

By Allison Lampert and Rod Nickel

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Canada’s move to limit inbound flights to four major airports as it seeks to curb the spread of COVID-19 from leisure travel is spilling over to business trips and fueling uncertainty which could delay economic recovery, industry executives said.

Canada, which already has some of the world’s toughest travel and quarantine rules, plans to introduce restrictions such as mandatory airport COVID-19 tests and hotel quarantines for up to three days.

Directing flights to four airports — Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver — which started Thursday, has created headaches for some companies in smaller cities.

Separately, the hotel quarantines, which were announced last week but await the drafting of formal rules, are creating uncertainty among essential business travelers who normally do not have to self-isolate.

“This kind of approach with business travel is going to hamper our efforts to rebound,” said Anthony

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