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China issues temporary entry ban on all foreign visitors

The Republic of China recently issued a new travel ban that restricts all foreign visitors from entering the country. No foreign visitors would now be allowed to enter the country even if they carry visas or residential permits. The decision …

  • Sustainable travel – A buzzword for new age travelers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    With no trouble, the 2020s could turn out to be ‘the decade of sustainability’. As more and more companies are promising to help combat climate change, travelers are gradually becoming even savvier on who and what is negatively impacting the …

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  • France to “activate” 70 extra hospitals for tackling a potential spread of corona virus

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    France would “activate” 70 extra hospitals in order to tackle a potential spread of corona virus Covid-19 with the virus already causing tourism in the country to decline by 30-40%.   France Health Minister Olivier Véran said that the objective is to …

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  • Corona virus scare affects global tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Corona virus France is the most visited tourism destination for any country in the world, with almost 90 million visits a year. The country’s financial minister has said that visits could temporarily go down by 30% to 40% due to …

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  • Venice and Milan on high alert over corona virus spread

    Published on : Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Both Venice and Milan are on high alert over fears of spreading of corona virus.   The Carnival of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The carnival ends with the Christian celebration of Lent, forty days before Easter, on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash …

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  • S. Korea on high alert over virus, Italy struggles to contain outbreak

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    South Korea on Monday reported another large jump in new virus cases Monday a day after the president called for “unprecedented, powerful” steps to combat the outbreak that is iconfounding attempts to stop the spread.   The 161 new cases …

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  • 9th International Railway Summit in Warsaw promotes connected mobility

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    The 9th International Railway Summit, a unique 3-day networking event for the global railway sector concluded in Warsaw on 21 February. The summit, supported by the International Union of Railways (UIC), comprised a full timetable of powerful debate, one-to-one business meetings, …

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  • Cinder House Launches Cinder Bar at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis on March 5

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Cinder House, the wood-fired restaurant by James Beard Award winner Gerard Craft at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, introduces Cinder Bar, the new, casual dining and imbibing experience for guests and locals alike, conveniently located adjacent to Cinder House restaurant.   To celebrate …

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  • There’s Always Time To “Take Your Time” With Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Whether it’s one day, one hour, or even one minute, with Four Seasons there’s always time to Take Your Time. The hustle and bustle of daily life often fails to fade away while travelling, but Four Seasons invites guests to slow …

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  • Take Your Time With Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    With Four Seasons, whether it’s one day, one hour, or even one minute, there’s always an opportunity to Take Your Time. Life does not stop, even while travelling, and with 366 days in 2020, there is no better year to make …

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  • USTOA Helps Travelers Understand REAL ID

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    With an October 1, 2020 deadline looming for travelers to possess a REAL ID compliant travel document, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) has compiled a simple tool kit for travelers and travel advisors.     Many states in the U.S. …

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  • Third coronavirus victim dies on virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Authorities said Sunday that a third passenger from the coronavirus-plagued Diamond Princess cruise ship has died,.   The latest victim, a Japanese man in his 80s, tested positive for the deadly flu-like illness while aboard ship and was among those …

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  • Hotels outside the Irish capital impacted worst by tourism slowdown

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Hotels and guesthouses outside the city of Dublin suffered the worst of 2019’s hold up in the growth of tourism, according to a leading industry lobby group.   Hotels and guesthouses in Ireland in 2019 had 73 per cent filled …

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  • Zimbabwe introduced Twalumba Travel & Tourism awards!

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Lately, the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry has introduced new national tourism awards, Twalumba Travel and Tourism. It primarily focuses on stimulating individual and collective initiations in the quest of growth and development.   Last week, the …

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  • Nepal all set to welcome adventure lovers through The Visit Nepal Year 2020 campaign!

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Nepal is all prepared to introduce exciting possibilities in its endeavor to draw more visitors worldwide. As the geographical landscape has always been a major attraction for adventure enthusiasts with 70 per cent of the great Himalayas falling in this …

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  • Oman Air wins Best First Class Award

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has been named best First Class Suite by German-based iF design, a world leader in design. The national carrier’s bespoke design delivers new levels of comfort and offers the ultimate …

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  • IATA COVID-19 Cuts Demand and Revenues

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak (COVID-19) shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region. Considering that growth for …

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  • Sense Africa announces 8-night creative tour to Eswatini Led by Craft & Travel

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Eswatini specialist tour operator Sense Africa is adding a new tour to its portfolio this year, focusing on creative, experience travel. In a new ‘Craft and Safari Tour’, participants will visit two national parks, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Hlane Royal …

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  • Seaside Finolhu Becomes a Member of Design Hotels

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Seaside Finolhu has become the first luxury resort from the Maldives to be accepted as a member of Design Hotels, the globally-recognised resource for curated design-led hotels. Operated by the German hotel company, Seaside Collection, Finolhu earned its place as …

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  • JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa Set To Debut In March 2020

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the upcoming opening of JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa slated for March 2020, marking JW Marriott’s second property in Orlando. Just a 30-minute drive from the Orlando International …

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  • Westin Hotels & Resorts Debuts In Monterrey, Mexico

    Published on : Monday, February 24, 2020

    Westin Hotels & Resorts is continuing its commitment of bringing unmatched wellness offerings to Mexico with the opening of The Westin Monterrey Valle, the brand’s first hotel in Monterrey, and its 8th property in Mexico. Acquired by Fibra Inn and operated …

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