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Global tourism needs a stimulus

Summer is here and the living is easy, as the old song goes. And both domestic and international holidaying should be increasing in spite of dark clouds of the pandemic still shrouding in some sections of the globe. But the …

  • OECD draws up blueprint for tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, June 3, 2021

    OECD ministers have endorsed a new initiative to promote safe international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative involves a safe travel blueprint and a temporary international cross-sectoral forum for knowledge sharing. The forum will allow governments and stakeholders to …

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  • UNWTO initiative ‘Best Tourism Villages’ to pursue Sustainable Development Goals

    Published on : Saturday, May 29, 2021

    World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has decided to recognise villages across the world that are committed to the promotion and preservation of their cultural heritage and sustainable development through tourism. This new initiative was announced at the opening of the UNWTO …

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  • Vaccine passport can boost global travel and MICE industry

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    The global travel and tourism industry was one of the worst-affected by the restrictions imposed by governments across the world on the movement of people across the world to control the spread of the COVID-19. More than a year have …

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  • UNWTO, Google come together to help tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    UNWTO and Google have joined hands to lead global tourism’s recovery through several new initiatives that include new trainings for Destination Management Organisations (DMOs). The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) builds on previous cooperation between the two organizations. Most notably, …

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  • UNWTO joins hands with Google to boost global tourism recovery

    Published on : Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    The United Nation World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have recently joined hands with Google to sign a new agreement in order to work together and lead global recovery of tourism through innovation, education and market intelligence. The new memorandum of understanding …

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  • Ponte Vecchio is yearning to get back tourists

    Published on : Monday, May 24, 2021

    Fadi Ayshoh, retail director of the Gold Art boutique, said “Ponte Vecchio lives on Americans.” In the window, he positioned a five-carat diamond, priced at 160,000 euros optimistically, “This is going to sit here until the Americans come back. Then …

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  • Vaccination tourism ad goes viral before taking off

    Published on : Friday, May 21, 2021

    As India is facing a sharp shortage of vaccines amid Covid 2.0, vaccine tourism is the new buzz on the internet in the last few days. This term started trending online when travel operators from European countries started offering a …

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  • Travel apps will be important in tourism revival, says GlobalData

    Published on : Friday, May 21, 2021

    The wish to enjoy a ‘seamless’ travel experience will have intensified during the pandemic with travelers searching for an easy-to-use platform that would inform them how they can travel safely. COVID-19 has increased the competition to organize contactless processes, digital …

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  • ITIC Summit concludes successful return of live and in-person Arabian Travel Market

    Published on : Thursday, May 20, 2021

    The Middle East Tourism Summit, organised by ITIC in partnership with Arabian Travel Market 2021, rounded off the Middle East region’s largest travel and tourism showcase by calling for continued collaboration at government level to support the recovery of the …

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  • Latest Covid wave and inter-provincial travel restrictions invite cancelations and departures by tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    The latest wave of COVID-19 and inter-provincial travel restrictions has invited a lot of cancelations and departures by tourists. Those willing to stay are also obstructed by the inter-provincial travel plan which might turn into an inter-district plan if the …

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  • Emerging markets suffer from fresh outbreaks of Covid

    Published on : Friday, May 14, 2021

    Fresh outbreaks of COVID-19 and travel restrictions are discouraging tourists from visiting Thailand’s beaches and Turkey’s bazaars, obstructing a recovery in tourism, which is a crucial source of foreign currency, employing many in emerging markets. Global tourism suffered its worst …

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  • In New Hampshire, officials hope for a rebound of summer tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    The officials of New Hampshire officials anticipate spending nicely on summer tourism to get back to the levels of 2019. This summer, the state Division of Travel and Tourism Development, is forecasting that there will be roughly 3.5 million visitors …

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  • Travel restrictions have made enthusiasts discover local attractions

    Published on : Monday, May 10, 2021

    International travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic have made many travel aficionados to discover local and regional tourist destinations. Nevertheless, communities have been affected very differently from increased numbers of domestic tourists. In Canada, the impact on international travel due …

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  • IATA hails G20 agreement to support safe tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 7, 2021

    IATA has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism. IATA urged G20 governments to quickly follow up their endorsement of the …

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  • WIPO and UNWTO joint report shows value of IP in tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 7, 2021

    As per a joint new report done by WIPO and the UNWTO regarding the value of intellectual property in boosting tourism shows how the IP system would create a constructive ecosystem for innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in tourism. The publication, …

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  • WTTC Global Summit witnesses assembling of global leading private and public sector leaders

    Published on : Friday, April 30, 2021

    The world’s leading private and public sector Travel & Tourism leaders stood united for restarting international travel at the closure of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit. They used the esteemed forum to share their experiences from …

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  • Many countries globally are bracing for tourism reopening

    Published on : Friday, April 30, 2021

    In spite of overtourism in the years earlier, 2021 might be a year of “desperate for tourism” — with even Venice, Barcelona and Reykjavik eager for visitors to return. Places simply selling beauty spots and sunsets are now marketing their …

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  • WTTC introduces initiative helping women in travel sector

    Published on : Friday, April 30, 2021

    The leaders of travel and tourism sector have taken an oath to work towards equality of women and boost up female representation in various leadership roles. This announcement was made before the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The commitment …

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  • Experience Oxfordshire launches the Oxfordshire Hospitality Guide to support hospitality business

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, has today announced they will be launching a new publication to help support hospitality businesses as we come out of national lockdown. The Oxfordshire Hospitality Guide will showcase places to eat …

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  • At the WTTC Global Summit, Jamaica leads multi-destination tourism

    Published on : Thursday, April 29, 2021

    • Ongoing talks between countries in the region have been taking place to build up multi-destination tourism.• At the WTTC Global Summit, Jamaica chaired a meeting to aim on the establishment of such a task force.• This will make significant …

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