Please rotate your device.

Starting today, we will be introducing a new series to the blog, highlighting innovations in the travel industry in its vision to return to the ‘new normal’ post-Coronavirus.


Even though Matt Hancock announced today that the British public should be prepared to cancel their summer holiday plans, the travel industry has been demonstrating its resilience, adaptability, ingenuity, and positivity to the Covid-19 crisis, with the news stories below giving a glimpse into the way forward.

Canary Islands and UNWTO agree first safe flight using digital health passport

The Canary Islands (Spain) and the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have agreed a pilot flight in July for the world’s first ‘safe’ flight using the Digital Health Passport, developed by Canarian company Hi + Card.

Kuoni to launch video appointment service

Kuoni will launch a video appointment service for customers later this week, with boss Derek Jones encouraging other travel brands the current situation was “a great time to experiment”.


Tui reveals ten-point plan to re-open resort hotels

A ten-point plan setting out standards for Tui to re-open tourist hotels after the lifting of Coronavirus lockdown has been outlined.

Turkey outlines four-stage ‘healthy tourism certification’ to support recovery

A four-stage Healthy Tourism Certification has been initiated by Turkey as the country seeks to attract foreign tourists from this summer once Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Portugal creates tourism hygiene accreditation to help Covid-19 recovery

Portuguese tourism officials have created a “clean and safe” accreditation for its industry as the country looks ahead to its post-Coronavirus tourist recovery.