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Madeira rejects amber list designation

Madeira rejects amber list designation

Madeira deserves to stay on the UK green list and should not be categorised with the rest of mainland Europe, according to local officials. The archipelago is 1,077 kilometres away in the Atlantic.

Portugal axed from UK travel green list

Portugal axed from UK travel green list

Portugal has been removed from the UK safe travel list in a move the government said would safeguard public health against variants of concern and protect the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.

Tourism arrivals limp through first quarter

Tourism arrivals limp through first quarter

Tourist arrivals were down 83 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 as widespread travel restrictions remained in place. However, the UNWTO Confidence Index shows signs of a slow uptick in optimism.

Ireland prepares for reopening of tourism sector

Ireland prepares for reopening of tourism sector

Ireland has adopted the European Union Covid-19 certificate, which will enable seamless travel among member states. The tourism body said this was good news for everyone in the tourism industry.

UKHospitality reveals growing staff shortages

UKHospitality reveals growing staff shortages

UKHospitality has revealed the extent of the staffing crisis facing a sector that is already in a hugely fragile state following more than a year of closures and severely restricted trading.