Javier Piñanes, director of the Spanish Tourist Office in the UK, argued hospitals in the destination were under no pressure, and that the vast majority of new Covid-19 cases were among younger age groups.
The UK government has updated its travel lists, with the Balearic Islands moving to the amber list from Monday morning. The destination includes Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca and Formentera.
A new set of measures designed to make travelling to Qatar as easy as possible, while maintaining the necessary precautions to continue to protect against the spread of the virus, have been implemented.
The travel industry has welcomed news from Nicola Sturgeon that Scots who have been double-jabbed against Covid-19 will not have to self-isolate if they are coming back from an amber list country.
Virgin Galactic has successfully flown founder Richard Branson into space for the first time. The VSS Unity successfully reached space, completing the fourth rocket-powered spaceflight from the company.
ABTA has welcomed the news that the Foreign Development & Commonwealth Office has removed its advice against all but essential travel to several popular holiday destinations.
Madeira Promotion Bureau has launched an eight-week London taxi campaign as tourism to the islands reopens. The work comes alongside partners Ubiqtaxis and British Airways.
The travel trade in England has given a mixed reception to plans to remove quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from amber list countries.
The Dubai property market has seen its busiest month in eight years, as buyers continued to snap up villas and apartments in June, the latest data reveals.
Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed vaccinated travellers returning to England from amber list countries will no longer have to self-isolate from later this month.
The campaign is part of a drive to advise British tourists that travel will be different this year and encourage them to make sure they are taking all the necessary measures to prepare for their holiday.
Asia Pacific was the region hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic according to the new annual Economic Trends Report from the World Travel & Tourism Council.