World Health Org Won’t Endorse Proof of Vaccines for Safe International Travel

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The WHO would not go as far as to endorse vaccines for safe travel. Alernon77 / Getty

Skift Take: A top health official said there was currently a “great disparity” among countries about testing, quarantines and travel bans, leading to the world being “a little bit paralysed, a little bit confused.” No kidding. How can travel have chance at recovery with so many mixed messages?

— Tom Lowry

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Travel’s New Cadence and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Travelers will be more destination-decisive in 2025. Illustration by Nadia Sgaramella.

Skift Take: In Skift’s top travel stories this week, our Megatrends 2025 discussed travel becoming more soulful and a comeback for the hotel industry. In other stories, Norwegian scuttled its long-haul operation, and Hilton ceased making political contributions.

— Dennis Schaal

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