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Bali begins gradual reopening of tourism after three months of lockdown

After observing nearly three months of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has finally decided to reopen its tourism sector.

  • Tourists in Turkey dished out $5.1 billion on food in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    The information sourced from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) stated that in the year 2016, hungry tourists ended up dishing out over 5 billion dollars on food and beverages in Turkey.   TurkStat said that the tourism expenditures totaled about …

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  • US pilots demand Norwegian Airlines to end low cost airlines from the UK

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Pilots of the United States have demanded that Donald Trump should ground low-cost flights from Europe operated by Norwegian, including the airline’s routes from Gatwick to New York, Florida, California and Las Vegas.   Master Executive Council, which represents 12,000 …

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  • Turkey wants to welcome 6,00,000 tourists from Israel

    Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Navi Avci, the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey said on Tuesday that the country has been missing it share of Israeli visitors. He expects that their number would almost double in the following year.   Currently, the tourism …

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  • Reliance on corporate business prompts growing divide in UK hotel performance

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    A growing divide is emerging in the UK’s hotel sector between the performance of leisure-based hotels compared with primarily business-orientated properties, according to the latest Hotel Bulletin Q4 2016, published this week by HVS, AlixPartners, STR and AM:PM.   Those …

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  • British Airways plane skids off runway in Denmark due to icy conditions

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    A British Airways plane skidded off a runway in Denmark, on Tuesday due to technical issues after it landed in icy conditions at the airport.   According to the media reports British Airways Flight BA804 had just landed at Billund …

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  • Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    On 12 March 2017, along with world cultures and amid a festive atmosphere, visitors, exhibitors and guests will gather to celebrate the finale of the 51st ITB Berlin. A spectacular show full of colour, African music, Caribbean songs, Andalusian rhythms …

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  • Kvarner records best start to tourism season

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Kvarner’s tourism season of 2017 has commenced with an increase in tourist arrivals as well as overnight stays as compared to the year 2016.   This region had witnessed an 11% increase in arrivals and 12% in overnight stays in …

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  • MPs unsatisfied with purposelessness of UK rail franchising system

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    The Commons Transport Select Committee revealed in one of their scathing report that Britain’s rail franchising system is failing passengers. Private operators are restricted in how much they can improve services and efficiency.   The committee warned saying the relationship …

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  • Marriott set to introduce communal apartments in hotels for up to 16 people

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Marriott Hotels, the largest hotel chain in the world is planning to make communal rooms in some hotels that will be shared  between six and 16 guests.   The idea, which is still in the design stage, would be rolled …

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  • Newquay becomes Britain’s fastest growing airport with 60% rise in travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Newquay airport in Cornwall saw 48 per cent more passengers in 2016 after they scrapped £5 “Airport Development Fee” in the end of March.   In April, an average of 1,018 people a day passed through Newquay, an increase of …

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  • Thailand extends visa incentives to impress tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    On Tuesday, the Thailand cabinet extended the free visas at Thai embassies and consulates by six more months that is till August. Furthermore, it has also started offering discount on visas on arrival for tourists from 21 countries.   The …

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  • Rains, gusty winds lash Southern California

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Southern California witnessed another day of intermittent showers with gusty winds on Tuesday and likely to be followed by a day of cloudy skies, then another storm later in the week, according to the National Weather Service.   Tuesday’s storm …

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  • PIA flight escorted to Stansted after security threat

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Jet fighters had to escort a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight to London’s Stansted Airport on Tuesday after unofficial reports of a security threat.   PIA flight PK-757 was on its way to Heathrow Airport from Lahore when authorities were …

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  • UK airports have parking costlier than a flight to Abu Dhabi

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    A study by Spacehopper showed that it costs lesser to fly to the United Arab Emirates than what it takes to park the vehicle at some UK airports.   Spacehopper, a peer-to-peer parking service revealed that London City has the …

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  • Flights attendants receive human trafficking training at Houston airport

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Airline Ambassadors founder Nancy Rivard, a former flight attendant and several of her colleagues flew to Houston to meet with 100 flight attendants who volunteered for a seminar on how to spot signs of human trafficking.   It is an …

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  • Ryanair claims it is ‘too nice’ to its customers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Ryanair claimed that they are being too nice to passengers. Once infamous for its no-compromise attitude to excessive cabin baggage is now saying that passengers are taking advantage of their less-restricted hand luggage rules.     Until 2013, airport departure …

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  • Uber, Lyft and more than 100 companies join legal brief against travel ban

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Silicon Valley has joined the protest against the Trump administration’s travel ban. Technology giants like Apple, Facebook, Uber, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Lyft and many others have filed a legal brief opposing the administration’s contentious entry ban.   The joint brief, …

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  • Bangladesh beats US on tourist inflow to India

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    The US that had so far been the traditional source for foreign arrivals in India, has lost its rank that it had held for several years to Bangladesh.   This neighbor of India is now the biggest source market for …

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  • U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider for term-time holidays

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    A case, which began with a disagreement over a term-time holiday to Florida, is now on the roll with the concern whether a parent will be allowed to take a child out of school for a term-time holidays given the …

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  • Tourism figures rise to 107% in the mountainous Adjara

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Last year witnessed a substantial rise in the number of travellers arriving in the mountainous region of Adjara, as declared by the Adjara Tourism Department. As compared to the year 2015, the number of visitors to the favorable locales of …

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