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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.

  • Japan welcomes record number of foreign tourists in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The number of tourists to Japan from overseas had increased by 21.8% to about 24.04 million in 2016. And, their spending grew by 7.8% to $33 billion and both these figures represent all-time highs according to an official statement issued …

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  • Diversity training mandatory for Delta Airlines flight attendants

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Delta Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will begin providing members of its flight crews diversity training after the airline received heavy criticism after an involving prejudice in October 2016.   In the October incident passengers said they were discriminated …

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  • Series of tremors jolted Montereale in Italy

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Citizens and travellers at Montereale in Italy had to cope with consecutive strong tremors, where the initial magnitude was measured to be 5.3 on 18th January, Wednesday.     The US Geological Survey informed that the entire region, which was …

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  • Security tightened at Delhi airport after ‘terrorists spotted’ in army uniform

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The intelligence reports of India reported that seven terrorists have been spotted at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport. The security has been tightened following the report.     The Intelligence Bureau alert, which has originated from Amritsar, said: “Seven terrorists have …

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  • JetBlue becomes only airline with high speed Wi-Fi for inflight entertainment

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    JetBlue, the airline that changed in-flight entertainment forever when it first put live television at every seat, announced its latest onboard enhancement: always-free and speedy Wi-Fi connectivity on every aircraft from the departure gate to the arrival gate.     …

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  • U.S. National Park visits break record for third consecutive year

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such as Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from the overcrowded roads and trails …

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  • U.S. hotel industry to see major boom in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The U.S. hotel industry will see a healthy boom in 2017 with more 33,000 new rooms under the plan in the top 10 most active markets.   A research report from Lodging Econometrics showed that an estimated 8,612 new rooms …

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  • Thomson Airways flight makes emergency landing at Bournemouth Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    A plane of Thomson Airways was forced to make an emergency landing at Bournemouth Airport on account of a technical fault inside the aircraft.   The Thomson flight was travelling from the region of Tenerife.   And, the plane was …

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  • UNWTO and Japan International Cooperation Agency partner to promote sustainable tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The agreement, undersigned by UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, and JICA Executive Senior Vice President, Kazuhiko Koshikawa, opens important opportunities of collaboration as JICA is one of the largest global donors in terms of international cooperation for development in tourism.   …

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  • ITB BookAwards 2017: the winners

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The winners of the ITB BookAwards 2017 have been decided upon. The focus of the Destination Awards is on Botswana, the Official Partner Country of ITB Berlin 2017. Every year, the annual ITB Berlin BookAwards are being voted through an …

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  • Southern Rail commuter gets £2,400 refund after travel chaos

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    After facing huge travel disruption on the Southern Railway, a rail commuter on the southern route recently won a refund of £2,400 from the credit card provider, due to the little known ‘Consumer Credit Act’.     The act is …

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  • Will ‘fingerprint currency’ be the new wave in Japan travel industry?

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Japan has always been a loved travel destination choice amongst leisure as well as business travellers. Now the country is ready for an experimental try-out by introducing a system which could replace both cash and credit cards. As the footfalls …

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  • Hot air balloon near Dubai crash injures five tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    A hot air balloon crash close to Dubai ended up injuring five tourists and a pilot.   Currently, the pilot is undergoing medical treatment in a hospital since he has suffered burns after he was blasted in the face by …

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  • Hope ends for MH370 after two years of extensive hunt

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has ended in frustration and futility after three years. The crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.     The …

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  • Connected travel still remains the demands of future tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    A lot is happening in the world of leisure as well as business travel. Car sharing, ride sharing, mobility integration and demand responsive systems like Uber are making waves in the new business model of corporate travel. So, what is …

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  • Southern Rail receives worst customer satisfaction rating

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    The commuters of the southern Rail voted the railway company to be the worst in an annual survey after facing huge travel disruption for months due to numerous strikes called by the trade unions.     The survey was conducted …

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  • Shooting in BPM Festivals kills 5, hurts 15

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    On Monday, a gunman suddenly opened fire at the BPM Music Festival at a certain nightclub in Mexico’s Playa del Carmen resort. The firing killed at least five people and wounded nearly 15.   Miguel Angel Pech who is the …

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  • Amtrak ski train connects Denver and Winter Park

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Amtrak is all set to improve scope for Colorado skiers as it debuted the Winter Park Express seasonal route on January 7. Linking Denver’s recently renovated Union Station to the Winter Park Resort, this is ride-in/ride-out skiing.     The …

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  • Rail strike effect continues, goes worse with RMT union boss’s threat

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    One of the RMT union leaders issued a warning that the union and the workers of the railway would ‘just break the law’ if the new anti-strike legislation gets implied by the government. On 14th January, Saturday, around 50 Conservative …

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  • Nearly 70,000 birds killed for safe landing of flights in New York

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    In a bid to make flights safer for New York City area, nearly 70,000 birds have been killed since 2009, but it doesn’t appear to have reduced bird strikes.   The birds that have been killed include gulls, starling and …

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