Here’s this week’s recap of Tourism Industry News.
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Airline and Air Travel News
Travel Weekly: With 500 Unruly Passengers Reported FAA Extends Zero Tolerance Policy
AFAR: Data Shows a Summer Travel Surge Is Coming. Will Airfares Surge, Too?
Travel Weekly: Latest Occupancy Data Shows US Hotels Making Comeback
Business Traveller: Marriott Outlines Growth of Extended Stay Brands
Hotel Management: 4 ways data will help hotels transform the guest experience
Hospitality Net: AxisRooms Channel Manager Recognized As A Premier Status Connectivity Partner by Booking.com
Travel Weekly: Crystal is the latest line to bypass the CDC. Will others follow?
Meeting and Event News
Axios: Outdoor Sports Have Boomed During the Pandemic
Destinations, Experiences and Inspiration
CN Traveler: Paris’s Champs-Élysées Is Undergoing Massive Changes. The famed promenade is regularly choked with traffic, but a newly announced project plans to make it more pedestrian-friendly.
CN Traveler: How One Hotelier is Preserving a Fairly Tale Region of Coastal Norway
Travel Weekly: Operator Intrepid Travel unveils a line of premium trips designed to meet an expected post-pandemic rise in demand for more upscale yet still socially responsible travel.
Visit Iceland: As of March 18 2021 all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to travel to Iceland without being subject to border measures, such as testing and quarantine. This includes citizens outside the Schengens area, such as the UK and the USA.
AFAR: Alice in Wonderland exhibition in London will explore how the fantastical tale inspired global culture and influential creators, including Walt Disney, Salvador Dalí, and Tim Burton.
Tourism and the Pandemic
Travel + Leisure: Biden Administration Optimistic for May Travel Despite U.S.-Canada Border Remaining Closed
Reuters: Greece to Welcome Vaccinated and Covid Negative Tourists from May 2021
CN Traveler: Travel Insurance Companies Add Permanent Pandemic Coverage
Lodging: The Road to Recovery: Working on Policies That Will Provide Relief to Hotels and Bring Back Travel
Big Hospitality UK: Operators that have invested in alfresco dining spaces are being caught out by changes to rules on what constitutes an outside space as well as inconsistent enforcement by local authorities.
Travel Pulse: Home-stay provider Airbnb is partnering with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) to promote 18 of the group’s member countries via an integrated marketing campaign featuring online profiles of each nation including current travel protocols
Lodging Magazine: US Lost 5.6 million travel supported jobs in 2020
Travel Weekly: Will Digital Tipping Become the New Norm?