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The Bahamas “Ahead of the Curve” On Travel Testing

The Bahamas “Ahead of the Curve” to Meet New US Cross Border Testing Requirements

President of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) Mr. Robert “Sandy Sands”, expressed his confidence in the destination’s ability to meet the travel requirements for all air passengers travelling/returning to the US.
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U.S. Travel Advisory Ease A Big Boost

The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association’s (BHTA) president yesterday hailed the US easing its health travel advisory on the country as “a big boost” for the economy’s largest industry.

Robert Sands told Tribune Business that the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) move to upgrade The Bahamas from a “Level 4” to “Level 3” status “removes a major deterrent” for potential tourists wanting to travel to this destination.

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Consultant: Vaccine Distribution Slowing Travel Recovery

The introduction of COVID-19 vaccines has likely slowed down the recovery of the travel and tourism industry, as people “wait and see” what the travel industry will look like in the era of the vaccine, Managing Director and Partner of Boston Consulting Group Marguerite Fitzgerald said yesterday, adding that data compiled by his company has determined that global tourism numbers will not return to 2019 levels until 2023 or 2024.

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