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World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) launches major hotel sustainability initiative at its Global Summit in Manila
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World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) launches major hotel sustainability initiative at its Global Summit in Manila

‘Hotel Sustainability Basics’ provides a starting point to drive sustainability in hospitality Criteria include 12 actions that are fundamental to hotel sustainability . London, UK: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its ‘Hotel Sustainability Basics’, a globally recognised and coordinated set of criteria that all hotels should implement as a minimum to...

Organizer of Sunwing party flight says his group was unfairly abandoned by airlines
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Organizer of Sunwing party flight says his group was unfairly abandoned by airlines

MONTREAL — The organizer of a controversial Sunwing party flight to Mexico says his group was unfairly abandoned by the airline. James William Awad told reporters at a new conference today that Sunwing, along with Air Canada and Air Transat, should be “ashamed” of themselves for refusing to fly his group back to Canada based...

80% of Filipinos seek sustainable, ‘meaningful’ way to travel
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80% of Filipinos seek sustainable, ‘meaningful’ way to travel

MANILA – More and more Filipinos are getting “thoughtful and deliberate” in how they travel, with about 80 percent, saying they want to visit a place in ways that could also benefit local communities, both economically and socially. In a commissioned research forwarded by Airbnb on Tuesday, over 80 percent of Filipinos polled said it is...

Confusion at Canadian airports: Few details on COVID-19 testing rules for travellers
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Confusion at Canadian airports: Few details on COVID-19 testing rules for travellers

EDMONTON, December 2, 2021 — Confusion has been growing at some Canadian airports that say they want more direction from the federal government since it changed COVID-19 testing rules for travellers. As health officials from around the world warned about the new Omicron variant, Ottawa announced earlier this week that all air passengers entering Canada,...

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Philippines halts inbound tourism for public health, safety

MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday supported the pandemic task force’s decision to suspend the entry of foreign tourists to the Philippines, saying public health and safety remain a priority. The Philippines originally planned to allow the entry of fully vaccinated foreigners to the country from December 1 to 15 but opted to...

Southern African leaders slam travel bans over Omicron
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Southern African leaders slam travel bans over Omicron

JOHANNESBURG – Southern African leaders have expressed disappointment over decisions taken by several countries to ban travel from half a dozen Southern African Development Community member states (SADC) following the detection of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus. “The unilateral travel bans now imposed on SADC countries by the United Kingdom, European Union, United States,...

Quarantine shortened for vaccinated OFWs, balikbayans: Department of Tourism
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Quarantine shortened for vaccinated OFWs, balikbayans: Department of Tourism

MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday said the hotel quarantine period for fully vaccinated returning overseas Filipinos, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and balikbayans from yellow countries will be reduced from five to just three days starting November 22. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said that fully vaccinated balikbayans from yellow countries with pre-departure testing within 72 hours...