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How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come

In late 2019, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) published its “Economic Performance of the Airline Industry” report. It contained a 2020 forecast of 4.1 per cent growth in global air traffic demand and net post-tax profits for North American airlines of US$16.5 billion.

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  • Countries None
  • Published in Tourism

BARBADOS | Updated travel protocols for Barbados take effect August 5

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, August 4, 2020 – As the country struggles to carefully reopen the Barbados economy within the context of the devastation brought on by the Coronavirus, the Ministry of Tourism has released updated requirements for entry into Barbados which is scheduled to take effect on Wednesday August 5.

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  • Countries Barbados
  • Published in Tourism

AFRICA | Can roots tourism build social justice? A case study of travellers to Ghana provides insights

Protests against racism have erupted around the globe in recent weeks, sparked by the murder of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota, in the United States. This act of racial violence serves as a timely reminder of the racial inequalities that persist for black people around the world, African diasporas being no exception.

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  • Countries Africa
  • Published in Africa

JAMAICA | Help needed for craft traders and others in sector says PNP

KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 25, 2020: People’s National Party (PNP) President and Leader of the Opposition Dr. Peter Phillips says the plight of craft vendors across the island must be urgently addressed as the economic fallout from the Coronavirus has left them and their families without critical support.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism

JAMAICA | Preparations in High Gear for the Reopening of Jamaica’s Tourism Sector

MONTEGO BAY,  June 6, 2020 - Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has lauded local tourism partners for the high level of preparation evident in key sub-sectors of the tourism industry to protect tourism workers and visitors from the threat posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), ahead of the phased reopening of the sector.

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  • Countries Jamaica
  • Published in Tourism
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