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WHAT'S NEXT?: How we travel, where we travel and whether we travel at all will mean tremendous change in the decades ahead.

  • [New] Travellers from Australia who have the right to enter New Zealand can still fly over in October and November, but will need to quarantine for 14 days and return a negative test before departing. - Australia's leading news site
  • [New] Once travel restrictions are lifted, Asian carriers will have to boost flying to the European Union within six weeks or risk losing slots even if demand is slow to return. Reuters
  • [New] Consumer demand is favorable, travel and tourism are expected to pick up (particularly in the UAE), and the vaccination rollout continues - all of which should signal that a recovery is on the cards. IDC: The premier global market intelligence company
  • [New] The hotel industry is projected to end 2021 down more than $59 billion in business travel revenue compared to 2019. Hotel News Resource
  • [New] The number of new cases at destinations has a direct impact on safety concerns, but Chinese travellers are learning to balance risk and desires. Hotel News Resource
  • [New] Fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents from high risk countries and unvaccinated travellers from medium-risk countries must all serve 21 days of hotel quarantine. Hong Kong Free Press HKFP
  • [New] Full recovery from the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association is not expected until 2024, with state and local tax revenues generated by hotels recovering earlier, albeit in 2023. Hospitality Net
  • [New] New rules could see the need for a test before returning to the UK dropped, and the day 2 PCR test requirement replaced with a cheaper and more simple antigen or lateral flow test requirement which could help make travel significantly simpler for Brits. Mirror
  • [New] Delta Air Lines, Inc (Delta Air Lines) took strict measures to motivate employees by increasing healthcare premium of unvaccinated employees on their healthcare plan and meet the expected rise in travel demand. eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
  • [New] With budgets stretched, the introduction of a low-cost rail service will play well with cash-strapped travelers while domestic demand soars in the UK.
  • [New] The Traffic Light System has sought to balance a greater degree of travel with limiting the risk to the UK from Variants of Concern. UK Government
  • [New] The idea of proof of vaccination, or vaccine passports, has gained more traction in the days following President Joe Biden's announcement that two-thirds of the American workforce will be required to be vaccinated in the coming weeks. CIDRAP
  • [New] Daily infection rates are more than three times higher than they were last Labor Day in the US - and in the coming days and weeks, we could be met with still higher infection rates as Covid cases that were picked up on Labor Day travels are detected. CNN
  • [New] France will update its travel guidance to include bans for travelers from the United States and Israel without a COVID-19 vaccination. USA TODAY SUN
  • [New] The US, along with much of the rest of the world is apparently drifting back into a crazy quilt of mask mandates and vaccine passports that will make it hard for most small businesses to survive.
  • [New] While reducing global demand for both 2021 and 2022 amid concerns over travel restrictions extending into 2022, the EIA is still forecasting a 5 million bpd increase in 2021 and 3.6 million b / d in 2022, bringing the resulting tally to 101 million b / d. OLTNEWS
  • [New] There might be additional benefits from the liberalisation of international passenger air travel in terms of a higher rate of innovation in the world. PLACE
  • [New] Britain and the United States have warned against travel to Thailand because of rising case numbers and low vaccination rates. The Straits Times
  • [New] No 10 will give the go-ahead to vaccine passports, booster shots, and the biggest flu jab rollout in history to ease pressure on the NHS. The Sun
  • [New] In the UK, last minute announcements and changes to 'traffic-light' status of travel rules have dashed hopes of summer family holidays for many and wrecked airline planners. Royal Aeronautical Society
  • [New] Tourism Revenues in Mexico is expected to be USD 950000.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter. Trading Economics
  • [New] A national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association found 69% of leisure travelers plan to take fewer trips as the number of COVID-19 cases rises. CoStar

Last updated: 18 September 2021