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North Korea has imposed a temporary ban on foreign tourists

For the time being, North Korea has stopped foreign tourists as a measure of protection against the spread of the mysterious virus from China. It has killed nine people at least and sickened over 400, a leading tour operator reported …

  • In 2020, Egypt is anticipated to welcome more than 15 mln tourists

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    In 2020, the number of tourists coming to Egypt is hoped to exceed 15 million, an official of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) said Tuesday.   “Figures released by the WTO shows that Egypt’s tourism sector has recovered after the …

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  • Russia among top 3 destinations in the world for Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    This month a new runway will be operational along with a gleaming new international terminal, Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport has set an ambitious target that would help to double traffic to 100m passengers in a year. Almost half are set to …

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  • Saint Lucia to introduce new ‘tourist accommodation fee’

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    The Government of Saint Lucia has declared that, following consultations with the tourist industry stakeholders, it will be bringing in a new tourist accommodation fee.   As of April 1, 2020, stay-over visitors to Saint Lucia will need to pay …

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  • Gradually tourism growth returns

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Huge arrivals of passengers in the second half of last year emphasized by the growth in Indian tourists helped in rebalancing the tourism sector of the island, according to the C9 Hotelworks newly released Phuket Hotel Market Update.   Besides …

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  • Bengal Tourism department to launch an app with complete tourist information

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    The Bengal Tourism department will soon launch an app with complete tourist information for a hassle-free experience of domestic as well as international travelers in the state.   People will be able to get details of tourist lodges, homestays and …

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  • Taiwan sees record tourism despite boycott from China

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Last year, China upped the ante against Taiwan making use of measures to bring discipline. China boycotted a prestigious film festival in Taiwan, enticed more countries to break diplomatic ties with Taipei, and restricted the number of visitors from the mainland. However, like before, it failed …

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  • Brunei’ tourism development revealed Brunei-China Year of Tourism 2020

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Brunei and China will launch a joint tourism year initiative to mark the start of a one-year event in tourism cooperation. This was revealed by Brunei’s tourism development department at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.   To mark the …

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  • Nordic tourism to benefit GCC countries

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Nordic tourists travelling to the GCC from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, are expected to bring in an estimated $810 million in travel and tourism revenue by 2024, as per data published before Arabian Travel Market 2020, which would …

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  • Tourists visiting Cappadocia break records in 2019

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    The number of tourists visiting Turkey’s popular destination Cappadocia smashed records in 2019 with the historical region hosting more than 3.8 million foreign visitors.   Cappadocia, lying in Central Anatolia’s Nevşehir province, has become a popular destination globally in recent …

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  • Asia-Pacific – the fastest growing region for travel and tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    As per a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing region for travel and tourism, with 80% of the top fastest growing cities, contributing US$915 billion (33%) in direct travel and tourism GDP. …

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  • In 2019, Japan enjoys its highest foreign visitor numbers

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    In 2019, Japan enjoyed its highest foreign visitor numbers on record, with more number of international travelers using Japanese railways than any other year throughout the decade.   Visitors also increasingly opted to travel with a JR Pass with the number of sales of passes …

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  • Camel festival to promote tourism in Mongolia

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

      Mongolia will hold its annual camel festival in the southern province of Umnugovi in March, in an effort to attract more tourists, local government said on Wednesday.   The local government said that in an effort to attract more …

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  • Egypt Tourism: Over 15 million tourists expected to visit the country in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    An official with the World Tourism Organization (WTO) said that the number of international tourists to visit Egypt in 2020 is expected to exceed 15 million. The new tourism figures released by the WTO shows that Egypt’s tourism sector has …

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  • Thomas Cook India signs strategic agreement with Yas Island Abu Dhabi

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Thomas Cook (India) has entered into a strategic long term agreement with Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations, to drive visitation in 2020 and …

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  • UNESCO Sites a Top Attraction on European Waterways Hotel Barge Cruises

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    In a world full of extraordinary natural and man-made wonders, there are just over 1,100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, voted by a prestigious United Nations cultural body which deemed them to possess “outstanding universal value.” To launch 2020 and the …

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  • US issues security alert to American travellers in Middle East

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    According to a security alert posted Monday on the US Embassy website, the embassy in Jerusalem has cautioned U.S. citizens to be vigilant in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza in view of the heightened tension in the Middle East,”. …

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  • Five-year tourist visa to UAE for all nationalities under new scheme

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always been a preferred destination for travellers from around the world. Now travelling to UAE will become that much easier, as the country has decided to issue a multiple-entry tourist visa scheme for all nationalities. …

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  • Locomotive failure leaves SA train passengers stranded for 24hrs

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    South African passenger rail operator, which is state-owned, has apologised for stranding travellers on a train from Johannesburg to Cape Town for more than a day as food dwindled and due to lack of sanitation carriages began to stink.   …

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  • India remains top market of origin for Sri Lanka tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    India remains the top sourcing market for Sri Lankan tourism with Indian tourists constituting 19 per cent of total tourist arrivals to the island nation in 2019.   The latest data released by Sri Lankan Tourism revealed that 3,55,002 Indian …

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  • Palau stops ‘reef-toxic’ sunscreen to protect marine environment

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Palau’s ground-breaking prohibition on “reef-toxic” sunscreens came into the forefront on Wednesday as the tiny Pacific island nation implemented stringent environmental steps that also include one of the largest marine sanctuaries of the world.   “We have to live and …

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