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  • Industry Waits to See on Biden's Infrastructure Plan
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    Industry Waits to See on Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

    The business travel industry for the most part is taking a wait-and-see approach to President Joe Biden’s plan, announced March 31, to spend about $2.3 trillion on infrastructure improvements in the United States. Some of that spending, according to the White House, is planned for travel infrastructure, including commercial airports and Amtrak. Neither the Global Business Travel Association, the U.S. Travel Association nor the American Hotel & Lodging Association as of Friday had taken a public stance on the plan, at least for now. The plan, not yet legislation, calls on Congress to invest $25 billion in commercial airports, including […] More

  • Cebu Pacific flights continue during MECQ; only essential passengers allowed
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    Cebu Pacific flights continue during MECQ; only essential passengers allowed

    MANILA – Cebu Pacific said Monday it would continue to operate domestic and international flights during the modified enhanced community quarantine but reminded the public that only essential passengers are allowed to and from Manila during the period.  “Cebu Pacific will continue to operate its domestic and international flights as scheduled. However passengers who wish to postpone their flights and those traveling for non-essential reasons may select their preferred option through the Manage Booking portal on the Cebu Pacific website,” the carrier said. Passengers who wish to postpone their flights can avail of unlimited bookings at no extra cost and […] More

  • Here's what tourists will find when they return to Singapore post Covid-19 curbs
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    Here’s what tourists will find when they return to Singapore post Covid-19 curbs

    With vaccinations against the Covid-19 well underway around the world, many are hoping that leisure and regular business travel will soon resume. According to government data compiled by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford, as of April 9, 6.2 per cent of Indians have received at least one vaccination shot whereas Singapore has vaccinated 19.3 per cent of its 5.8 million population with at least one dose of the vaccine as of April 6. Singapore will have the capacity to vaccinate its entire population by the third quarter of this year but expect that the […] More

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    International update: Global Covid infections pass 131 million

    6 April Global: The global Covid death toll has passed the grim tally of 2.8 million with a figure of 2,850,821 according to the WHO. Meanwhile, infections have passed 131 million world wide. US: US Covid -19 infections have passed 30.7 million. Meanwhile, the US coronavirus death toll is 555,615 according to Johns Hopkins University data. Gayle Smith, a former US Agency for International Development administrator and chief executive officer of the ONE Campaign to eradicate preventable disease, was named the coordinator for global Covid response and health security at the US State Department. Smith, who helped lead the Obama […] More

  • Ministry to Pass Transport Control Regulations as Eid Homecoming Banned
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    Ministry to Pass Transport Control Regulations as Eid Homecoming Banned

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Transportation Ministry will soon issue a regulation on the public transportation and travel requirements as a follow-up to the central government’s ban on Eid homecoming or mudik this year. The ministry’s spokesperson Adita Irawati said that the policy is being finalized.. “It will be announced in the next few days,” said Adita when contacted on Monday, April 5, 2021. Adita stopped short of explaining the details of the regulation, saying that complete information will be conveyed at the same time as the policy issuance. The policy will support the government’s decision to bar the mass exodus from May 6 […] More

  • Vaccine passports offer public health benefits but also stir debate
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    Vaccine passports offer public health benefits but also stir debate

    Julia May, director of operations for the Portland outdoor concert venue Thompson’s Point, said if there was a viable system to require patrons to prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, staff there would consider using it. “I think we are a long way off from having all the answers on this one, but if we continue to put community health on a pedestal – as I think it’s our obligation to do moving forward – it’s a conversation that needs to be had for both guests and staff alike,” she said. Vaccine passports, or certifications, have been discussed since before […] More

  • IATA Introduces Travel Pass Vaccination App
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    IATA Introduces Travel Pass Vaccination App

    If you’re vaccinated, there’s now a travel app for that. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has developed its Travel Pass app to allow users to store verified COVID-19 test results and vaccine certification on phones to smooth border procedures on international flights. The app is expected to be available for iPhones on April 15 and later on Android. It’s been beta tested on a Singapore-London flight and now Barbados has agreed to allow it as proof of vaccination for passengers on a Virgin Atlantic flight from London on April 16.  IATA says it hopes most countries and airlines will […] More

  • Sacramento airport sees highest numbers since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic
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    Sacramento airport sees highest numbers since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic

    MONTICELLO DE LA CRUZ. BEEN A LONG YEAR BY ISOLATION. I’VE JUST BEEN ME AND MY DOGS, SO I’M JUST EXCITED. TO GET OUTSIDE, YOU KNOW AND FIND SOME SUNSHINE. IT’S GONNA BE REALLY NICE AND OF COURSE TO SEE MY SON. HE JUST MOVED DOWN HERE LAST SUMMER AND AS VACCINE DISTRIBUTION EXPANDS ACROSS THE NATION FOUR DAYS OF SEEING OVER 12,000 PASSENGERS PASSED THROUGH TSA. THAT’S THE MOST THAT WE’VE SEEN IN. A SINCE THE PANDEMIC HIT A YEAR AGO MORE PEOPLE ARE TAKING A MUCH WANTED VACATION THE LAST PROBABLY THREE TIMES I’VE HAD TO TRAVEL THE […] More

  • Planning a summer vacation? You
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    Planning a summer vacation? You’ll want to book flights early

    “As the airplanes fill up, we’re going to see the airfare go up. Absolutely. No doubt about it,” says travel agent Steve Cosgrove. DALLAS — The CDC announced Friday that Americans who are fully vaccinated can fly with low risk.  As the number of fully vaccinated people continues to climb, travel agent Steve Cosgrove said he expects travel numbers to soar.   “We’ll see a slight drop after Easter, as we normally do,” Cosgrove said. “May will dip down just a little bit.” Cosgrove, who owns Dynamic Travel & Cruises in Southlake, said we can likely expect to see a surge […] More

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    What do I do with them?

    The coronavirus pandemic in Florida is an evolving news story so some information in this article could be out of date. To stay connected with our comprehensive coverage of COVID-19 in Florida, sign up for our Coronavirus Watch newsletter. You’ve gotten completely vaccinated against COVID-19 — congratulations! — and you’ve gotten a little 3″x4″ card with your vaccine information. Now what do you do with it? Should you carry it around? Make copies? Laminate it? Here’s some answers to some of the most common questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. What’s on my COVID vaccination card? Your card contains […] More

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