The American Gaming Association has welcomed the White House’s decision to lift the COVID-19 testing requirement for international air travellers to the United States, saying the move puts the United States on equal footing with other countries and will provide a major boost to the nation’s travel and hospitality industries.
The WTTC calls for immediate action by the U.S. to open borders to international travellers to enable a return to pre-pandemic levels. The tourism body also predicts the travel sector can contribute over 9% to U.S. GDP and 6 million new jobs over the next decade with the support of the new U.S. National Travel and Tourism Strategy.
Ten people have been confirmed dead following a collision between a train and a bus carrying prisoners in Texas. The vehicle is believed to have lost control on an icy stretch of road before sliding down an embankment and hitting the train.
Following a year of planning, the Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council is unveiling a fresh new logo and brand to elevate the exposure of California’s favourite beachside destination. “Santa Cruz” is presented in a gradated shade of orange, with a teal-coloured sea star between the words accompanied by the tagline “Let’s Cruz”.
More than 2,500 flights have been cancelled in the north-east of the United States as another winter storm sweeps in. Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are among those cancelling departures as Nemo bears down on the region.