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

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 …

  • In 2020, international tourism could drop by 60-80 percent

    Published on : Thursday, May 14, 2020

    In 2020, international tourism could fall by 60-80 per cent because of the pandemic, resulting in the revenue loss of USD 910 billion to USD 1.2 trillion. It would eventually place millions of livelihoods at risk, the World Tourism Organization …

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  • World Tourism Remains At a Standstill as 100% of Countries Impose Restrictions on Travel

    Published on : Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization showing that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism. …

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  • Global tourism would get survival boost from the East

    Published on : Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Until just a couple of months ago, a bright future was expected, with Portugal breaking previous records in terms of tourism revenue, number of visitors and room nights. This success even brought complaints about overtourism. However, now there’s a whole …

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  • Tourism might come up with new strategies post corona to stay afloat

    Published on : Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    It’s a known fact that Bangkok streets abound in shops selling popular items and souvenirs that are eye-catching and pocket friendly. However for now, there’s no one to buy them. The coronavirus pandemic has marked a devastating impact on travel, and the UNWTO …

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  • Disney faces harsh impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    The Walt Disney Company recently informed that it is currently facing nearly $1.4 billion hit during the first quarter of financial 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • WTTC calls upon G20 leaders to support tourism recovery

    Published on : Thursday, April 23, 2020

    The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon G20 tourism ministers so that they can lead a united and coordinated recovery action for the Travel and Tourism sector in the wake of the COVID-19-pandemic.     WTTC is …

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  • UNWTO seeks strong governmental action for tourism recovery

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) convened the Global Tourism Crisis Committee in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee was formed to bring together every part of the tourism sector as well as leading international institutions in order to create …

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  • WTTC launches ‘Together in Travel’ campaign

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has decided to launch a new marketing campaign, ‘Together in Travel’. The campaign has been planned with the aim of galvanizing the global travel and tourism community. It will also show the importance …

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  • UNWTO reviews the plight of global tourism amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently issued a new report highlighting the scale of disruption caused to the global tourism industry by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report outlines a comprehensive study on travel restrictions in the wake of …

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  • WTTC praises heroes of the travel and tourism sector

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has praised millions of people around the world involved with the tourism sector for going the extra mile during the unprecedented global crisis. WTTC has appreciated workers from the travel and tourism sector …

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  • Disney theme parks may use temperature check after reopening

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Bob Iger, Walt Disney Executive Chairman recently said that the company might organise temperature checks once its theme parks reopen. He mentioned in a press statement that the move might make a traumatized population feel safer once people venture out …

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  • GlobalData says future profitability for travel companies threatened

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    GlobalData reveals that during the coronavirus-induced existential crisis has led to staff adjustments to stay operational and has put staff commitment under considerable strain.   The reputation, return on investment (ROI) and the financial performance of a company will be …

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  • UNWTO’s online travel campaign receive success amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has been working towards providing support to the global travel and tourism industry since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to urge citizens across the world to stay at home, …

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  • FCO extends non-essential global travel ban

    Published on : Monday, April 6, 2020

    The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has recently decided to extend its ban on all non-essential global travel for an indefinite period of time. The decision arrives as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise across the globe …

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  • Walt Disney to lay-off theme park staffs

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    The Walt Disney Company has decided to lay-off its theme park staff, starting April 19, this year. The decision arrives following the closure of all Disney theme parks due to the coronavirus pandemic.     Earlier last month, the entertainment …

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  • Message from Mr. Apratim Ghoshal, Editor, Travel And Tour World

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has seen some unprecedented changes in the way we function. Countries around the globe are under lockdown, many people are going through the hardest phases of their lives that we cannot even imagine.   It’s almost a …

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  • Research: Over USD 25bn loss to operators in roaming revenue

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    During the next nine months a new analysis from Juniper Research shows the impact of Coronavirus on the international travel industry which will cost network operators more than USD25 billion in lost revenue.   Medium and high impact scenarios were …

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  • Global cruise bookings are on the rise for next year despite coronavirus spreading

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The cruise bookings for 2021 are on the rise despite coronavirus outbreak in this year. It is according to a analysis done by UBS, the booking volume for 2021 cruises has gone up 9 percent in the last 30 days …

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  • Britain will enjoy warm temperature in this weekend after blizzards

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The people of Britain will relax in warm sunshine this weekend, during the lockdown time, as the recent cold snap gives way to temperatures of up to 20 degree C. Following several chilly days of single-digit temperatures, the mercury will …

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  • China issues temporary entry ban on all foreign visitors

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    The Republic of China recently issued a new travel ban that restricts all foreign visitors from entering the country. No foreign visitors would now be allowed to enter the country even if they carry visas or residential permits. The decision …

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