The April issue of ITIJ includes the latest round-up of news about the various digital health passes being trialled and created to ease passenger flow through airports once borders start to reopen; we get Robin Ingle of Travel Navigator’s take on some of the key issues that need to be addressed with regards to such travel passes; and we ask whether vaccine holdups could delay the restart of travel in certain parts of the world.
Elsewhere, we take an in-depth look at global payment systems in this month’s feature article, where we explore the myriad benefits of working with specialists in this field who know how to navigate fluctuating currencies, different banking practices and varying regulations to deliver fast and efficient payments across the world. It’s a new topic for ITIJ and makes for interesting reading!
Plus, we have some positive news about growth prospects in the global travel insurance marketplace from Research and Markets; details of a new survey from the UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute that shows Covid has focused consumers’ minds on quality over price when it comes to insurance; and a plethora of articles on new products and partnerships that detail some exciting new offerings in the industry.
I also have some news of a personal nature this month, which although is very exciting for me, also fills me with a heavy heart. At the end of June, I’ll be handing over the reins of ITIJ to pursue my own venture. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of ITIJ and ITIC over the last 20 years and have met so many friends and acquaintances that I’ll keep forever. It is, however, time for me to make a few life adjustments and explore new projects. After June, I hope to continue my relationship with ITIJ on a freelance basis, so you likely won’t see the last of me for quite a while yet.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this issue!