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Good news for people with wanderlust: Frequent travellers 7 per cent happier

The new study was published in the journal of Tourism Analysis.
People dreaming of travel post-Covid-19 now have some scientific data to support their wanderlust. A recent study has found that frequent travellers are happier...

Alberta Premier punishes lawmakers for holiday travel abroad

In a statement posted on Twitter Monday, Kenney announced that one cabinet minister, Tracy Allard, along with his chief staff will be stepping down from their posts after revelations the two travelled abroad in recent weeks.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney took disciplinary action against a number of lawmakers and officials who defied Covid-19 travel guidelines over the holidays, as the...

Ireland to replace British travel ban with stricter testing

Ireland banned passenger flights and ferries on December 21.
Ireland plans to end a ban on travel to the country from Britain on January 6 and replace it with stricter Covid-19 testing measures...

Snowfall in Kashmir valley brings in hordes of visitors seeking break from pandemic gloom

With regular operations of international flights suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, travellers from across the country have set their sights on the Kashmir valley.
Tourists are making a beeline to Kashmir. The famous twin resorts of Gulmarg and Pahalgam are witnessing a heavy influx of New Year revellers...

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccines for travel would ‘kill the sector’

“I don’t think governments will require vaccination next year” for travel, Gloria Guevara, head of the World Travel and Tourism Council, said at a press conference Thursday. “If they do that they will kill their sector.”
The rollout of vaccines against Covid-19 has intensified debate about whether they should be made mandatory, with the head of a major tourism lobby...

Covid falling or flat in 38 states on eve of holiday travel

Eighteen states, mostly in the U.S. Midwest, reported sharply falling seven-day averages of new coronavirus infections compared with the prior week.
Eighteen states, mostly in the U.S. Midwest, reported sharply falling seven-day averages of new coronavirus infections compared with the prior week. Another 20 states,...

Air travel demand is higher than ever in Australia, Jetstar says

Qantas Airways Ltd.’s low-cost carrier Jetstar said it will operate a record number of flights in Australia early next year as demand rebounds to higher than pre-pandemic levels.
Qantas Airways Ltd.’s low-cost carrier Jetstar said it will operate a record number of flights in Australia early next year as demand rebounds to...

United Air holds out hope for summer travel on vaccine progress

Bookings for the third quarter of 2021, the heart of the airline industry’s peak season, will only be 40% below pre-pandemic levels.
United Airlines Holdings Inc. predicted that sales will rebound next summer as vaccines take hold, even as the company echoed rivals in warning that...

New Zealand creates its first ‘travel bubble’ with Cook Islands

The Cook Islands is one of the only countries to remain Covid-free.
Sydney, Dec 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand and the Cook Islands will let people travel between the countries without quarantine, they said on Saturday,...