UK Aims to Restart Some International Travel for Britons by May 17

David Dyson  / Heathrow Airports Ltd.

A view of Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5C, from the airfield on May 2011. David Dyson / Heathrow Airports Ltd.

Skift Take: Britons will have to wait a bit longer to find out where they can travel starting May 17. But it seems likely they’ll have to consider different destinations than their past preferences, given that the UK government seems likely to loosen restrictions for countries with high vaccination rates.

— Sean O’Neill

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Executive Q&A: Lessons From Azerbaijan on Building a Sustainable Tourism Economy During the Pandemic

Skift Take: Azerbaijan has been growing its tourism economy for the last decade, reaching a record-breaking number of international travelers in 2019. Once the pandemic hit, the country’s tourism board realized they could use this time to emerge even stronger, thanks to Azerbaijan’s offerings that are equipped for a post-Covid-19 world.

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UK Prime Minister to Offer New Details for International Travel


UK Prime Minister will offer details on Monday that could eventually mean this empty corridor at Heathrow Airport will soon seen more travelers looking to go abroad. Skift

Skift Take: Boris Johnson is poised to offer some long-awaited good news for the UK, which has suffered frustrating starts and stops during the pandemic. Vaccine rollouts are turning the story positive.

— Tom Lowry

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