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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 …

  • Tourism industry seriously needs to reconsider its business model

    Published on : Friday, February 19, 2021

    With each passing day, the future of Earth is becoming bleak. The trouble created by COVID-19 has not been enough to shift the route, nor has it prompted polluting sectors of the economy to reconsider the harms that they are …

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  • State governments look at music to resurrect tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    Australian state governments are collaborating with musicians and the music industry to drive their post-pandemic tourism reboots, with two projects reaching audiences of over 1.1 million. The NSW Government’s multi-episode web series The Long Road has reached over 750,000 views …

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  • The number of foreign tourists received by EU dropped by almost 70 percent due to COVID

    Published on : Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    In 2020, the number of foreign tourists received by the EU dropped by almost 70 percent due to COVID, a recent report has been published by the European Tourism Commission shows. The aforementioned statistics is the worst in decades. According …

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  • Domestic tourism market – Heavy investment is underway

    Published on : Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    At this moment, for holidays, unnecessary traveling in and out of the country is being heavily discouraged. For the anticipated future, Fáilte Ireland in domestic tourism marketing has recently declared what it termed ‘a heavyweight investment’ in this sector. After …

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  • Without Asian tourists, Blue Mountain wore an empty look

    Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2021

    In Australia’s iconic Blue Mountains, the Lunar New Year period is generally the time of the year when it experiences maximum rush of tourists with many Asian visitors coming to ring in the new year. However in 2021 with closed …

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  • Hotels in Saskatchewan are promoting staycations for local residents

    Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Trying to promote a hotel during a pandemic has been anything but easy, opined Kendi Danbrook. However, seeing the community rally around local businesses, things are appearing to look a little brighter. “It’s been kind of a tough year for …

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  • The Bahamas to host two virtual events offering romantic escapes throughout the destination

    Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2021

    The Bahamas is one of the leading destinations for weddings and honeymoons in the world. It is gearing up to host two virtual events offering romantic escapes throughout the destination. The events are expected to bring together industry leaders, partners, …

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  • Uzakrota Travel Awards unveils 2020 winners of its World Leading categories

    Published on : Thursday, February 11, 2021

    Yesterday, Uzakrota Travel Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in travel and tourism – unveiled the 2020 winners of its World Leading categories. Skål International bagged the World’s Leading Tourism Association Category among eight other associations …

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  • Venice still magical as tourist-free carnival kicks off

    Published on : Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Sumptuously-dressed couples promenaded around St Mark’s Square in the swirling fog as Venice kicked off its celebrated carnival this weekend — without the usual crowds of tourists, absent due to the pandemic. Italy relaxed its coronavirus restrictions on Monday, allowing …

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  • Entry date submission for ‘Reigniting Africa’ has been extended until June 30

    Published on : Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    The submission deadline for ‘Reigniting Africa’ entries has been extended until June 30 giving African travel and tourism stakeholders an additional four months to get their entries together to vie for top spot in the continent’s most impactful, story-driven COVID-19 …

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  • $1.3 trillion revenue loss for international tourism in 2020

    Published on : Monday, February 8, 2021

    The revenue loss in the international tourism sector in 2020 caused by a decrease in travelers crossing borders is estimated at $1.3 trillion, on the back of strict travel bans imposed by countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. Last year’s international …

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  • Royal monuments of Rajasthan might soon witness wedding photo shoots

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2021

    The majestic monuments of Rajasthan may soon witness a lot of couples posing for pre-and post-wedding shoots. As per a new scheme of the Gehlot government, people who are interested to get their pictures clicked at the historical sites in …

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  • ITB Berlin NOW Convention: Ideas for the dawn of a new age

    Published on : Friday, February 5, 2021

    The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the global tourism industry into a deep existential crisis. The entire industry is undergoing fundamental change, while the ITB Berlin NOW Convention offers orientation in these difficult times. All sessions will take place from 9 …

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  • 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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