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  • Thailand likely to reopen for international tourists starting July 1

    Published on : Saturday, March 6, 2021

    Thailand Tourism has recently introduced a campaign trying to persuade the countrymen to welcome overseas tourists back by July. The campaign ‘OpenThailandSafely’ aims at welcoming tourists from across the globe by July 1, 2021. The date has been chosen to …

  • New Zealand hit by three powerful earthquakes sparking tsunami warnings

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    New Zealand has been hit by three powerful earthquakes, prompting some evacuations and triggering tsunami warnings across the South Pacific. An offshore 7.3 magnitude quake left many people awake during the night throughout New Zealand. Another massive 8.1 earthquake occurred …

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  • Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

    Published on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    A massive iceberg almost the size of Greater London has recently broken away from the Antarctic ice shelf near a British research station, as reported by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The research body said the iceberg measuring 1,270 square …

  • IFEMA and SEGITTUR renew their partnership agreement for FITUR 2021

    Published on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    IFEMA and SEGITTUR have renewed their partnership agreement for organising the FITUR KNOW-HOW & EXPORT special interest section at the next edition of FITUR, the International Tourism Trade Fair, which will be held from 19th to 23rd May 2021, at …

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Global Travel News

  • Japan introduces Circular Economy Collaboration with World Economic Fo

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    Attaining a circular economy needs transforming policy and business. Also, it will need a new way of approach to alliances and partnerships. At this week’s Japan Circular Economy Roundtable, the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ) and Keidanren (Japan Business …

  • Voting starts for the World Golf Awards 2021

    Published on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    World Golf Awards has started its voting for the 2021 programme. Categories include the entire spectrum of golf tourism, and vary from all the best golf courses and designers to golf destinations, resorts as well as tour operators. Voters – …

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  • Global Travel Taskforce registers to facilitate international travel

    Published on : Wednesday, March 3, 2021

    The transport secretary urged the potential travellers not to book a holiday, has chaired a meeting of a taskforce aimed at restarting international travel in a safe and sustainable way. Grant Shapps chaired the first meeting of the revived Global …

  • Ancient Lord Shiva temple in Billawar awaits tourism identity

    Published on : Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    After abrogation of Article 370, the Government of India is trying to revive the “lost glory” of newly created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, for which developmental package valued at thousand crores has been announced with the tourism package …

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    EUROPE

  • European tourist destinations are hopeful about China’s winter sports industry

    Published on : Saturday, March 6, 2021

    Tourist destinations in Europe are positive that the strong growth of China’s winter sports industry will do well to their economies. They believe that China’s increasing interest in such sports, fueled by organizing Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, is …

  • Spain is hoping to welcome 300,000 visitors from China this year

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    Turespana, or Tour Spain, in Guangzhou is the first European NTO to associate with COTRI (China Outbound Tourism Research Institute) in its Advantage: Tourism (A: T) programme. This program is expected to reboot business from China. To quote COTRI CEO, …

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    AMERICA

  • U.S. extends travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico until March 21

    Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021

    The U.S. government recently announced that the U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least March 21. The restrictions at U.S. land border crossings with Canada and Mexico was first established exactly …

  • Florida concern over possible travel ban ahead of spring tourism seaso

    Published on : Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    The tourism officials in Florida are concerned over the possible threat of a domestic travel ban by President Biden ahead of the spring break season. The CDC speculates the United Kingdom variant of the coronavirus could be the dominant strain …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • DWC Horserace mrks its 25th anniversary amid the pandemic

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    Dubai World Cup Horserace marks its 25th anniversary this month; however, instead of the characteristic glamorous event, this year’s horserace will be a relatively subdued affair due to the ongoing corona cases. The horserace event is heavily dependent on tourism, …

  • Visit Dubai and Visit Israel predicts harmonizing tourism between the

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    Visit Dubai and Visit Israel have predicted that tourism will be harmonizing between the two countries. Leaders of both travel organizations expect that American tourists will visit Dubai and Israel in one trip. Chad Martin, the director of North East …

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    ASIA

  • Thailand considers vaccine certificates for incoming international tra

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    The tourism reopening plans of Thailand are gaining impetus as authorities has introduced a national inoculation program and consider coronavirus vaccine passports and quarantine waivers. Prayuth Chan-Ocha, the Prime Minister this week has asked the officials to do research on …

  • February saw the sign up of sponsorship deal to capitalize on Southeas

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    The month of February witnessed tournament operators as well as organizations sign up sponsorship deals with an intention to benefit from the rising markets of Southeast Asia and India. As the ban of PUBG Mobile in India have slowed down …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • To boost tourism, ASEAN countries should initiate standardized travel

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    Malaysian airline AirAsia has requested the ASEAN nations to build up standardized travel requirements to speed up the coming back process of some international air travel. On Thursday, the company declared that it had completed an evaluation of the COVID-19 …

  • Sabre and two Chinese airline companies partnered to minimise disrupti

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, today announced the implementation of Sabre’s Recovery Manager Operations solution for China’s national flag carrier Air China as well as China Eastern Airlines, to enhance their …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Saga cruises extends suspension until summer

    Published on : Saturday, March 6, 2021

    Saga cruises has extended the current suspension of travel operations following publication of a new roadmap out of lockdown for the U.K. The company has informed that agents holiday and cruise operations will now begin on May 17 and June …

  • Australia extends international cruise ship ban until June 17

    Published on : Thursday, March 4, 2021

    Australia is extending its bar on international cruise ship to avoid the coronavirus spreading.  The three-month extension will take the human bio-security emergency period out to 15 months. It was introduced on March 18 last year and was set to …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Four Seasons Resort Marrakech Celebrates International Women’s Day w

    Published on : Saturday, March 6, 2021

    The team at Four Seasons Resort Marrakech is organising special events to mark this special day and celebrate the spirit of women. Azzera Restaurant On this occasion, Executive Chef Thierry Papillier is hosting for the very first time a four-hand …

  • Marriott International plans to open over 60 new hotels in China in 20

    Published on : Saturday, March 6, 2021

    Hotel Corporation Marriott International has announced that it plans to open over 60 new hotels in China this year. The operation of these new hotels, in addition to Marriott’s existing businesses, will prioritize China’s domestic market since international traveling has …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Australia witnesses declining tourism income with lesser Chinese visit

    Published on : Saturday, March 6, 2021

    Australia’s seasonally attuned exports of tourism-related services slumped by 10 percent to A$2.25 billion ($1.75 billion) in January compared to December. Experts opine that this reflects a decline in Chinese visitors due to the pandemic and souring China-Australia relations. In …

  • 14th summit of ECO attended by Kazakh president and other dignitaries

    Published on : Friday, March 5, 2021

    The Secretary General of the Turkic Council H.E. Baghdad Amreyev took part in the 14th Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) hosted by the Republic of Turkey on 4 March 2021. The Summit was held virtually under the theme “Regional …

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