News: Spain to require proof of vaccination from UK travellers

Spain has updated its entry requirements for travellers from the UK. From December 1st, travellers arriving from the United Kingdom in Spain will need to show a vaccination certificate.



News: New red list additions as Omicron fears grow

Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola have been added to the travel red list for arrivals into England as fears over a new variant of Covid-19 grow.



News: Johnson confirms UK arrivals will require PCR test

Boris Johnson has confirmed travellers touching down in the UK will require a PCR test on arrival. The move comes as authorities seek to contain the spread of a new Covid-19 variant, known as Omicron.



News: Fifth of destinations still completely closed to tourism

One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of Covid-19 impact the restart of international tourism.



News: Israel to accept Covid-19 antigen tests for travel

Passengers arriving in the destination can present a negative antigen test from the previous 24 hours. This is instead of the previous requirement of a negative PCR test from the previous 72 hours.



News: UNWTO general assembly headed for Madrid

More than 500 delegates from around the world are set to arrive in Madrid for the general assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.



News: Jamaica to welcome Stockholm connection next winter

The Jamaica Tourist Board has confirmed that Ving, operated by Sunclass Airlines, will be returning to the destination with direct flights from Stockholm, Sweden.



News: Radisson Hotel Gorizont Rostov-on-Don opens in Russia

Radisson Hotel Group has welcomed the opening of the new 169-room Radisson Hotel Gorizont Rostov-on-Don. The company now has 43 hotels in operation and under development in the country.



News: South Africa leads red list additions as new Covid-19 variant identified

The government has reintroduced red list restrictions on arrivals from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia with immediate effect.



News: Regent Phu Quoc to open next spring

Opening its doors next spring, Regent Phu Quoc will be an ultra-luxury all suites and villas resort set in an unrivalled private beachfront location in Long Beach on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.



News: Domes Resorts to manage the Lake Spa Resort

The property has been acquired by Hotel Investment Partners, the largest owner of resort hotels in southern Europe, backed by funds managed by Blackstone.



News: Alicia Keys headed to Expo 2020 in Dubai

Alicia Keys will be the first international artist to perform as part of the Infinite Nights series at Expo 2020 in Dubai. She will be performing from the heart of Al Wasl Plaza on December 10th.



News: Accor Stadium debuts in Australia

Accor has secured the naming rights for Stadium Australia, with the venue in Sydney Olympic Park to begin the transition to Accor Stadium from today.



News: Collins to join board at Saga Cruises

Saga has confirmed the appointment of Fran Collins as the newest member of Saga’s cruise board. The company hopes to benefit from Collins’ more than twenty years of experience.



News: Etihad Airways loses control of holidays division

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company is moving forward with a diversification strategy, taking over Etihad Holidays from Etihad Airways.



News: airBaltic launches codeshare deal with Emirates

Emirates and airBaltic have launched a codeshare deal. Customers of the Latvian carrier will benefit from convenient access to Emirates’ worldwide network via its hub in Dubai.



News: Grenada drops quarantine requirement for vaccinated travellers

As the holiday travel season begins and with global vaccinations on the rise, Grenada has updated its visitor protocols. A two day quarantine for vaccinated travellers has been scrapped.



News: Holiday Inn overhaul nears completion in Europe

IHG Hotels & Resorts has reached a new milestone in the ongoing upgrade of two of its most recognisable brands, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.



News: Expo 2020 Dubai prepares to mark UAE golden jubilee

Expo 2020 Dubai will mark 50-years since the founding of the United Arab Emirates in show-stopping style with a four-day slate of world-class events and immersive experiences.



News: IATA calls for simplification of Covid-19 travel rules

The International Air Transport Association has called on governments to adopt “simple, predictable and practical” measures to safely facilitate the ramping-up of international travel as borders re-open.