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IATA hails G20 agreement to support safe tourism

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 …

  • Tourist behaviour drives Amsterdam to move red-light district out of city centre

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Amsterdam authorities have agreed on a proposal by the city’s mayor to shutter its famous red-light district’s brothels and move sex workers out of the city center. At a Thursday meeting, the majority of Amsterdam’s city council said they were …

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  • The French Polynesian government has closed its tourism with no further notice

    Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    The French Polynesian government has declared that as of February 3, 2021, the country will be barring all entry related to tourism until fresh notice is issued. This is done to protect the islands from new and random variants of …

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  • Corona virus affects tourism worldwide and India

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Quite akin to what was portrayed in the 2011 Hollywood movie Contagion, the corona virus has not only caused more than a million deaths, but it has also brought in sudden changes in the daily lives of people within a …

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  • The Khonoma Village reopens its doors

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    For domestic tourists and visitors, the Khonoma Village Council and Khonoma Youth Organization together with Eco Tourism Management Committee (ETMC) have come to a decision to reopen Khonoma with effect from February 1st, 2021. On Sunday, a joint press release …

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  • Tourism is pinning its hope on vaccines

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    As many countries have started vaccination against Covid-19, expects to recuperate the travel sector that’s growing alongside millions of doses produced by pharmaceutical companies for distribution worldwide. Questions proliferate about whether the much anticipated vaccines can truly a game-changer for …

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  • UNWTO report shows global tourism suffering the worst in 2020

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2021

    As per the latest data from the UNWTO, global tourism suffered its worst year in 2020, with international arrivals going down by 74 per cent with destinations globally witnessing 1 billion fewer international arrivals due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. The …

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  • Tourism can defeat virus effect by innovation & safety

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    The shocking rise in new cases of COVID-19 infections in China has encouraged renewed calls for intensifying anti-pandemic steps like wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and keeping away from big gatherings. The central and local governments in China have …

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  • Tourism New Zealand encouraging Kiwis to “do something new”

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Tourism New Zealand, which is in charge of promoting New Zealand tourism, spent the past few months encouraging Kiwis to “do something new”. Now it is asking travelers to share something new on social media – rather than resort to …

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  • WTTC and WTN differ on reopening travel and tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Leaders of the newly-established World Tourism Network (WTN) disagree in the appeal announced by Gloria Guevara, the President & CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) regarding how an immediate response should look like about reopening the travel …

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  • Spain declares FITUR as event of exceptional interest for tourism industry bounce back

    Published on : Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    With the strong backing by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, IFEMA has received the declaration of “Event of Exceptional Public Interest” for FITUR. This award is a strong gesture of support from the national government for the work …

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  • Dolphins – a show stealer amid pandemic

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    A dolphin jumps out of the salty waters of Odisha’s famous Chilika Lake and is a treat for the eyes on a boat on the lagoon. After few seconds, several pairs of eyes again yearn for a glimpse of the …

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  • Travel Forward & World Travel Market appoints two new senior officials

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Travel Forward – the travel technology event co-located with WTM London – and part of the WTM Portfolio, which also includes WTM London, Arabian Travel Market, WTM Latin America, WTM Africa and London Travel Week, has announced two new senior …

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  • Bhim Garh Fort in Reasi district fails attracting tourists even after spending crores on its renovation

    Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2021

    Concerning an indifferent approach towards promotion of tourism in Jammu region, historic Bhim Garh Fort in Reasi district has failed to attract tourists even after spending crores of rupees on its renovation mainly due to lack of proper planning from …

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  • The island of Kauai alters its travel rules

    Published on : Thursday, January 7, 2021

    The island of Kauai is all prepared to reopen its borders to tourists after a temporary stop forced by the pandemic. However, the financial recovery in the tourism industry could be sluggish. Kauai had selected not of the take part …

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  • Wellness Escapes in Mexico to Recharge and Reset for 2021

    Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    This new year, travellers seeking “fresh beginnings” in the sunshine should look no further than Riviera Nayarit. Riviera Nayarit is an ideal choice for British travellers keen to explore Mexico’s Pacific coast, away from more traditionally crowded locations. Riviera Nayarit …

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  • New solar-based power plant on Koh Rong Samloem

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    In these times of the pandemic, most would-be travelers can only dream of escaping to sun-drenched island retreats. Some of these islands like Cambodia’s Koh Rong Samloem, are channeling the sun to future-proof their energy supply and for keeping climate …

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  • By 2021, Cairo Citadel Aqueduct is set to be Egypt’s prime attraction

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    The Citadel Aqueduct is one of the most visited parts of the historic walls that had surrounded Cairo before. In Old Cairo, this landmark construction is situated. At present, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is working on the maintenance …

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  • Beach ban causes a rise in other adventure activities in Easter Cape

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    The Eastern Cape advertises for itself as the Adventure Province of South Africa. So, there are ample of things to indulge in without getting one’s feet wet. The beach ban along the Eastern Cape coastline and Garden Route this festive …

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  • Tourism businesses to turn more hyper competitive post pandemic

    Published on : Tuesday, December 29, 2020

    Regarding the question whether tourism is tangible or intangible creation, the most accepted definition is provided by the UNWTO – “Tourism comprises the activities of persons travelling to another place outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive …

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  • Sevier County cities hopeful about 2021 tourism

    Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2020

    The pandemic has kept several at home but the year-end numbers looks good for the cities in the tourist mecca of Sevier County. Thanks to its ideal location, outdoor adventures and safety protocols, the tourism in the most visited cities …

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