Industry News Update 22.11.21


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Booster jabs added to NHS COVID pass for international travel
From 19th Nov 21, travellers will be able to show proof of a booster vaccination within the NHS COVID Pass for international travel.

Booster vaccination and third doses will automatically appear in the pass for people in England within five days of receiving the jab. For more information, click here.

Australia further relaxes border ban to attract working holidaymakers
Australia is further relaxing Covid border restrictions as it continues to take further steps to safely reopen to the world.

Additional changes to international border arrangements come into effect on December 1. Skilled migrants and international students, as well as citizens from Japan and South Korea, will be among those allowed entry to the country providing they are fully vaccinated.

Eligible visa holders also include humanitarian, working holidaymakers and provisional family visa holders. click here for full story

Business Travel expected to fully recover by 2025
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released its annual BTI Outlook, which predicts that business travel will fully recover by 2025.

The report projected a 21 percent increase in business travel spending in 2021, with the majority of the gain expected to come at the end of the year due to rollout of vaccinations and rise in consumer confidence. It also forecasts that there will be a significant pick-up in group meeting activity and international business travel in 2022. For more information, click here.

Priority Pass to expand Ready 2 Order F&B service
Priority Pass has outlined plans to double the number of lounge locations offering its Ready 2 Order food and beverage service

The technology, which was piloted in October 2020, allows guests to order food and drink from their mobile by scanning a QR code or tapping an NFC enabled device on signage in the lounge.

The group says that the service will now be rolled out to a further 30 lounge locations by next year, details of which will be announced in the coming months. For more information, click here

Travel news as a glance:

  • Passengers transiting ‘airside’ through England no longer have to complete a UK passenger locator form – click here
  • United Airlines to start VTL flights to Singapore from San Francisco from January 2022
  • Flybe returns with Birmingham airport new headquarters
  • Accor partners with Qantas for loyalty rewards

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