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  • Latgale tourism industry seeks government help

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    The Ezerzeme Latgale region Tourism association has surveyed with more than 100 regional tourism businesses and found that many small businesses related to travel and tourism idnustry are concerned about not meeting the current criteria to qualify for government support …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Annual dividend scrapped by International Airlines Group

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    International Airlines Group announced the scrapping of a planned dividend for shareholders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Previously a final dividend of 0.17 euros per share was proposed and Stephen Gunning, chief financial officer for the company mentioned …

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  • Hainan to develop horse racing without betting

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Local authorities confirmed that South China’s island province of Hainan will develop horse racing without betting involved.     An official from Hainan’s sports bureau said that Hainan has no tradition and history of horse racing, so they need to …

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  • Research: Over USD 25bn loss to operators in roaming revenue

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    During the next nine months a new analysis from Juniper Research shows the impact of Coronavirus on the international travel industry which will cost network operators more than USD25 billion in lost revenue.   Medium and high impact scenarios were …

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  • German National Tourist Board introduces #DiscoverGermanyFromHome communication campaign

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    During the current lockdown period, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is summarizing its ongoing marketing activities on all its social media channels worldwide in the #DiscoverGermanyFromHome communication campaign. The main goal is to make inspiring, empathetic, and at the …

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  • Hull Trains suspends all services in U.K.

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Amid the coronovirus pandemic, Hull Trains has suspended all services and turns the first UK rail operator to stop trains from 30 March until further notice.   The operator said in a statement released on the website that as a …

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  • EasyJet grounds entire fleet due to COVID-19 scare

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of planes and said it cannot give a date for when they will restart. The budget airline said it had made the move due to the unprecedented travel restrictions imposed by governments globally due …

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  • Malaysia Tourism & Travel Mart (MTTM) 2020 will be postponed

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had announced measures on 16 March 2020 to restrict movement nationwide which started  from 18 March till 31 March 2020, in a bid to stem the rising number of coronavirus cases.   Due to the …

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  • Michigan’s capital city Lansing is losing $682 million due to coronavirius crisis

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The President Donald Trump said that he wants the lockdowns around the country to end by Easter to keep the economy from getting worse. The pandemic is expected to cost Mid-Michigan millions of dollars in travel and tourism alone.   …

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  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Reaches Out To The Community Through Food Aid

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is standing with the community during these difficult times by feeding and nourishing people in need in Kuala Lumpur, with its recent contribution totalling over 340kgs of surplus food.   The recent Government …

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  • Tourism Noosa’s drive to keep tourism afloat during unsure times

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    Tourism Noosa is taking an integrated destination management approach for marketing Noosa recognizing the importance of tourism as Noosa region’s largest single economic driver. They are considering development of more regional airline routes and increasing length of stay.   With the recent outbreak of corona virus worldwide, there is …

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  • Japan will impose entry ban from 18 European nations and Iran

    Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Japan will impose an entry ban on foreign travelers from 18 European countries and Iran to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said. The measures would be the broadest set of border controls that Japan …

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  • In the midst of coronavirus, Visit KC shifts its priorities

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    In the middle of sudden closed down of bars and restaurants, Visit KC is currently shifting its priorities in trying to help all the workers associated with hourly tourism and hospitality.   The main priority of this non-profit organization is …

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  • New Round of $1 Billion Relief Measures for Airport Community

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    With support from the Government, the Airport Authority (AA) today launched a new round of HK$1 billion relief package for the airport community in view of the continuing impact brought by the COVID-19 outbreak.   The relief package is put …

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  • Hotels all over Greece have shut down

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    Hotels all over Greece are shutting down as of Monday morning with few exceptions that were to be modified on Sunday, putting the tourism of Greece on ice even though it is the prime income source for many districts of …

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  • West Virginia tourism officials compile online dining guide

    Published on : Monday, March 23, 2020

    The tourism officials in West Virginia are letting the public know the services that restaurants are offering during the coronavirus scare. More than 150 businesses statewide on listed on an online dining guide that gives updated hours of operation and …

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  • New Orleans tourism are expected to face thousands of lay-offs next week

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    Among the 106 largest metro areas of the country, New Orleans, a tourism-dependent economy has the third-highest percentage of jobs in tourism, majorly at risk from the recession that is all set to create wave across the U.S., as per …

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  • In Northern Ireland, 3,000 businesses related to tourism ‘may not survive’!

    Published on : Friday, March 20, 2020

    Minister of Northern Ireland, Diane Dodds recently explained that there had been “an alarming drop-off in activity” in the tourism sector.   She disclosed that Titanic Belfast, one of the key attractions of the country, was seeing visitor numbers going …

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