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Canada’s Osoyoos council braces for $6 million tourism revenue loss

The tourism officials in Osoyooos warned that the COVID-19 pandemic could mean the huge loss of millions of dollars in tourism revenue. Destination Osoyoos said in a letter to town council, with the closure of all leisure and business travel, …

  • Hong Kong shuts all pubs and bars as government aims to limit social gathering

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Most bars and pubs in Hong Kong shut to obey with the government’s latest ban aimed at limiting social gatherings and curbing a growing number of Covid-19 cases tied to entertainment hotspots. The Health authorities said six of nine new …

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  • Victorian Government launches Bushfire Recovery Fund

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    The Andrews Labor Government today launched its special Bushfire Recovery round of the Regional Events Fund.     Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula announced in Milawa that the dedicated Bushfire Recovery round was accepting applications from …

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  • Dominica Tourism Board provides new regulations to curb COVID-19

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Discover Dominica Authority recently informed its regional and international audience or guests about the current status of the Dominica tourism industry in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes following the State of Emergency & Curfew effective from …

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  • Central Bank of Egypt reveals Egyptian tourism revenue

    Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020

    The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said that Egypt’s tourism revenues has hit a record high of 13 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.   It mentioned that the  total revenues of tourism sector increased to 13.03 billion dollars in 2019 …

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  • JNTO launches e-learning platform for travel agents

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    The Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has recently announced the launch of a new e-learning platform for travel agents. The plan comes following a nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Japanese Tourism Organisation decided to introduce the platform …

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  • More than 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began lockdown

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began a lockdown last week were starting to fly to their home countries Friday. The initial problem for many tourists had been that they were banned from catching domestic flights during …

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  • Cambodia allows exemption of tax for aviation and tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    Following the temporary suspension of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Cambodia has issued a three-month minimum tax exemption for the aviation sector and exemption on monthly taxes for tourism operators. These measures are aimed at easing …

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  • Tourism season in Turkey postponed to post May

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    The tourism season in Turkey is expected to postpone until after-May period due on ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s culture and tourism minister said on April 2.   Mehmet Nuri Ersoy noted that hopefully, they will see that tourism activities …

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  • Australia Tourism Industry welcomes government’s payment support plan

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    The Australian Federal Government recently announced the program of wage support through the ‘job keeper payment’. The payment system appears to be a life-saving action for Australia’s tourism industry. The tourism sector in Australia has welcomed the payment plan with …

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  • Rescued koalas released into the wild in Australia

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    There is a ray of hope despite Australia is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic like the rest of the world as the first rescued koalas are starting to be released into the wild in the country.     Last year …

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  • Major U.K. travel insurers have stopped selling travel insurance

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Since the coronavirus pandemic sparked travel chaos around the world a significant number of major insurers in the U.K. have pulled out of the travel insurance market.   Which? the consumer organisation found out from 75 insurance providers if and …

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  • Sioux City Parks close down amid COVID-19 crisis

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    On Wednesday, Sioux City declared the closure of all public playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, Skate Park, Dog Park, restrooms, shelters, and Cone Park Lodge until notified further. However, parks and bike trails will officially remain open for residents to …

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  • Grand Canyon Park closes doors to visitors

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    On Wednesday the Grand Canyon Park closed to visitors for an indefinite amount of time. The park joins other national parks that closed down to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.     Visitors still had permission to access …

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  • Thousands stranded in a cruise ship as standoff intensifies in Australia

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    A cruise ship operator with six vessels stranded off Australia is calling on the nation to help evacuate thousands of its crew members as the coronavirus outbreak ravages the industry. Carnival Cruise said that it needs Australia’s help to bring …

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  • Jamaica Tourism Board to deliver virtual care package

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The Jamaica Tourism Board has decided to use digital platforms to deliver a virtual care package to followers around the world. The virtual care package would be delivered in a time when the world is practicing social distancing amid the …

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  • Global cruise bookings are on the rise for next year despite coronavirus spreading

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The cruise bookings for 2021 are on the rise despite coronavirus outbreak in this year. It is according to a analysis done by UBS, the booking volume for 2021 cruises has gone up 9 percent in the last 30 days …

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  • UNWTO launches new call of action for travel and tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector. The recommendations are the very first output from the Global Tourism Crisis Committee, established by …

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  • Calgary’s Telus Convention Centre opens as an emergency shelter

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The Telus Convention Centre in downtown Calgary has been transformed into an emergency shelter to aid the city’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic.The city had originally planned to house the homeless in hotels and motels, but the …

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  • TUI U.K. to lay-off thousands of staff

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The holiday giant and the biggest holiday provider in the United Kingdom, TUI U.K. has decided to lay-off around 11,000 staff starting today. The move will also include nearly 4,500 retail agents. The company mentioned in a statement that approximately …

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  • Tourism economy of Wisconsin shatters as coronavirus spreads

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The tourism economy of Wisconsin will be harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic in areas where there is more tourism, a study by the Wisconsin Policy Forum said.   The study found that counties that depend heavily on tourism face …

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