Battered UK travel industry calls for testing, more support

LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters)Britain’s travel industry called on the government for an airport testing regime and more tailored support as it published figures showing how the pandemic has sapped demand for the overseas trips that are its lifeblood.

ABTA, the UK industry body representing 4,300 travel brands, said that between February and July 2020, which included the country’s three-month lockdown period, only 15% of 2,000 Britons surveyed took

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JetBlue to Give Passengers At-Home Covid-19 Testing Access

JetBlue is partnering with at-home Covid-19 testing supplier Vault Health to give passengers access to testing prior to travel, the carrier announced.

Vault has created a landing webpage for JetBlue customers, at which they provide a JetBlue confirmation code and start the testing process at a discounted price. Vault provides a kit for an at-home saliva test, and users administrate it while on a video chat supervised by Vault to

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5 Tips to Maximize COVID-19 Testing and Reopen with Confidence

As schools, office buildings and tourist destinations open their doors once again, leaders continue to look for guidance on how to do so as safely as possible, for as long as possible and with as little threat of transmission as possible.

Rapid testing can help.

Over the last few months, NIC has been working with our partners, Impact Health and Next Marketing, on a turnkey, rapid COVID-19 testing solution, TourHealth.

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Business trip during pandemic: testing, empty airports, lonely takeout

  • Alan Kearl is a beauty industry executive experienced in operations, finance, and strategy.
  • After losing his job during the pandemic, he was sheltering in place in Maine.
  • So he had mixed emotions when he was offered a consulting gig that would require travel.
  • Overall, he’s felt safe traveling, but has noticed a lot of big changes in airports and hotels.
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Amid U.S. Golf Boom, Struggling Hawaii Courses Look To Pre-Travel Testing For Needed Boost

Anyone who’s played Ko’Olau Golf Course on Oahu has surely regaled fellow golfers with stories of playing one of the most difficult and visually stunning courses in the world – soaring mountains, lush green

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In or out? West Hawaii businesses await Mayor Kim’s decision on pre-travel testing program

Conflicting messages regarding Hawaii County’s participation in the state’s pre-travel testing program, scheduled to begin Oct. 15, have prompted unease among West Hawaii businesses on Tuesday.

After the Honolulu Star-Advertiser broke the news that Big Island Mayor Harry Kim would opt out of the program, the county clarified its position later in the day.

“A definitive decision has not been made yet — it’s forthcoming this week,” Maurice Messina, Kim’s

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Hawaiian Airlines Expands Pre-Travel COVID-19 Testing Options with Convenient At-home Service

Guests can self-administer tests at home with real time audio-video supervision

HONOLULU, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hawaiian Airlines today began offering travelers visiting or returning to the Hawaiian Islands from the U.S. mainland a pre-travel COVID-19 test they can take from the comfort of their home to qualify to be exempt from the state of Hawai’i quarantine.

Hawaiian’s guests can order the $150 mail-in saliva test online through

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American Airlines hopes to spark international travel with COVID-19 testing

In hopes of boosting international travel, American Airlines said it will begin offering coronavirus testing on some international flights leaving Miami, as well as flights to Hawaii out of Dallas.

In cooperation with the governments of Jamaica and the Bahamas, American Airlines will be testing passengers for the coronavirus before flights out of Miami starting next month.

The airline said that flights from Miami to Jamaica will allow for Jamaica

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Testing time for business passengers?

“We’re proposing business travel as a priority,” says Drew Crawley.

If I tell you he is chief commercial officer for American Express Global Business Travel, you may well be thinking: well, he would say that, would he? But hear him out.

“What we want to do is to get confidence back into flying, and confidence back into the government so they know that, if there are issues, they can follow

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United to Offer Pre-Flight Covid-19 Testing for Hawaii Travel Next Month

United Airlines on Oct. 15 will begin a Covid-19 testing program for passengers traveling to Hawaii from San Francisco, allowing passengers with negative results exemption from Hawaii’s 14-day quarantine requirement.

United is giving passengers two options for testing. One is the rapid Abbott ID Now Covid-19 test, which last month gained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for mass-scale testing. Passengers can schedule appointments on their day of

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Why IATA is calling for systematic Covid-19 testing before you depart for your next travel adventure

By Travel Reporter Time of article publishedSep 23, 2020

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for the development and deployment of “rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic” Covid-19 testing for passengers before their departure.

The organisation believes this is an alternative to quarantine measures to re-establish global air connectivity.

IATA revealed this week that they will work with the International

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