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Powerful earthquake shook under the sea in the eastern Indonesia

A powerful 5.8 earthquake under the sea shook part of eastern Indonesia, and residents on the beachfront in part of Maluku province were told to go to higher ground. Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said people along Japutih and …

  • Powerful earthquake shook under the sea in the eastern Indonesia

    Published on : Thursday, June 17, 2021

    A powerful 5.8 earthquake under the sea shook part of eastern Indonesia, and residents on the beachfront in part of Maluku province were told to go to higher ground. Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said people along Japutih and …

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  • Phuket relaxes COVID-19 restrictions from June 1

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the following updates on Phuket’s announcement to relax the COVID-19 restrictions and entry measures from 1 June, 2021. Phuket Governor Mr. Narong Woonciew signed two orders on Friday, 28 May, …

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  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosts art fiesta

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    Thousands of art lovers, luxury goods and antique collectors, and connoisseurs flocked to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) over the last 10 days for three long-awaited events – Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, Art Central, and Christie’s …

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  • 21 dead after extreme weather hit in northwest China

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    About twenty-one people have died after extreme weather hit a cross-country ultra-marathon across a mountain in northwest China. The participants on the 60-mile course were subjected to hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds after a sudden drop in temperatures at …

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  • Thailand focuses on medical tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    Few of you might still remember my story on the lengthy 31 steps process of obtaining a visa, and 90 days of pre-paid accommodation also required were a bit de-motivating for some. With Tinder partnership, things got a little creative, …

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  • Shandong Airlines implements Sabre Corporation’s fare management solutions

    Published on : Monday, May 24, 2021

    Sabre Corporation a leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry, announced today that Shandong Airlines has successfully implemented its fares management solution to support the China-based airline’s efforts to drive revenue optimization and accelerate recovery as …

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  • Travel Tech firm Get-e has appointed Thanh Luu as a global sales manager

    Published on : Monday, May 24, 2021

    The Ground transportation expert Get-e has appointed Thanh Luu to the role of global sales manager for travel. Based at the company’s Amsterdam head office, Thanh will be responsible for bolstering Get-e’s go-to strategy for the entire travel ecosystem, including …

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  • Korea getting prepared for international travel

    Published on : Monday, May 24, 2021

    Full vaccination rate is expected reach 10% in August 2021, and 30% in December. As per the online publication – Our World in Data, 7.3% of the population of Korea has got their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 2.5% have …

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  • Stranded NRIs consider visiting Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka for avoiding residency issues

    Published on : Friday, May 14, 2021

    Non-resident Indians, businessmen and multinational employees trapped in India due to the second wave of Covid-19 are aiming to visit countries for a short period of time such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka or even Laos to steer clear of …

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  • Visit Maldives launches ‘I’m Vaccinated’ campaign

    Published on : Friday, April 30, 2021

    Visit Maldives together with the Maldives Ministry of Tourism launches the ‘I’m Vaccinated’ campaign, aiming to share a positive message regarding the vaccination of staff working in the tourism sector, as well as promote the initiatives undertaken to ensure the …

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  • Seychelles to allow entry to vaccinated visitors from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    In the wake of the ongoing rise of COVID-19 outbreak in the Asian Subcontinent, Seychelles has issued new travel measures for Indian visitors in a press conference held recently in the island nation. Effective immediately, the Public Health Commissioner has …

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  • Singapore and Hong Kong likely to launch travel bubble in May

    Published on : Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    Authorities in Singapore and Hong Kong have recently agreed to try and launch a travel bubble between the two countries next month. The long-awaited initiative was first slated to begin in November 2020 but was later suspended due to a sudden …

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  • Visit Maldives launches its virtual event management platform

    Published on : Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Visit Maldives launches its first virtual event management platform. Named ‘My Virtual Maldives’, the platform will amplify audience engagement and networking by connecting attendees from across the globe through hosted online events, ranging from virtual exhibitions, roadshows, webinars and travel …

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  • Thailand’s tourism resumption in uncertainty again

    Published on : Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    Majority of Thailand’s famous holiday destinations were almost vacant last week during the long Songkran holiday. The latest Covid-19 wave, with daily infections hitting a record 1,582 on Friday were enough to scare tourists away from popular beach resorts close …

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  • Thailand to shut down schools, amusement parks with alcohol sale ban to curb virus

    Published on : Friday, April 16, 2021

    For curbing the spike in the corona virus cases, Thailand is aiming to shut down schools, amusement parks with a ban on alcohol sale in restaurants. However, there is a possibility that this might put plans for reopening borders to …

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  • PATA calls for urgent action to address the COVID-19 impacts on the Thai tourism supply chain

    Published on : Thursday, April 8, 2021

    The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is calling for urgent action from all Thai travel and tourism industry stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to address the COVID-19 impacts on the local tourism supply chain. Between December 2020 …

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  • Tourism silence from Thailand to Singapore affecting oil demand

    Published on : Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Southeast Asian oil and fuel demand has hit a level after an initial recovery from the Covid-19-induced decline. It appears implausible to get back to pre-virus levels until the end of the year or later. A slow start of vaccinations …

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  • India-Bali travel corridor is in the offing

    Published on : Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    In July, Indonesia might see a slight rise in the tourist number from India entering Bali, as the Tourism Ministry is all set to open a holiday travel corridor with the South Asian country that would boost up tourist arrivals …

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  • Ho Chi Minh City all set to revitalize its tourism industry

    Published on : Friday, March 19, 2021

    For 2021, one of the top priorities of Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City will be supporting the hard-hit tourism, as per Phan Thi Thang, the Deputy Chairwoman of the city People’s Committee. Thang while attending a recent meeting with the …

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  • South Korea islands soaked in lavender to attract visitors

    Published on : Monday, March 15, 2021

    In South Korea, Banwol and Bakji Islands are known as Purple Islands as well as they are soaked in lavender color. Starting right from the houses, roads and natives, all are being painted purple, wearing purple hued clothes. These weird …

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