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Czech Republic lifts travel restriction for Germany, Austria and Hungary

The government of Czech Republic has decided to lift travel restrictions to Germany, Austria and Hungary.

  • Study: Nearly 60 million Europeans could suffer from furloughs and layoff

    Published on : Monday, April 20, 2020

    According to McKinsey, nearly 60 million jobs across the European Union and the United Kingdom are at risk from the coronavirus or cOVID 19 pandemic. The consulting firm warns in a report published on Monday that the European Union unemployment …

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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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  • Iconic music festival Montreux Jazz Festival cancelled as coronavirus pandemic escalates

    Published on : Saturday, April 18, 2020

    The prestigious music concert Montreux Jazz Festival announced the cancellation of this year’s edition due to the COVID 19 or coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time since 1967 that the show cannot go on. It was scheduled to happen to …

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  • Florida opens its beaches and amusement parks

    Published on : Saturday, April 18, 2020

    Florida has opened some of its beaches and parks, while other states like Texas and Minnesota unveiled their own tourism revival plans for the coming days. Govornor  Ron DeSantis’ announced on Friday that north Florida beaches became among the first …

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  • Canada-U.S. extend border closure for several weeks

    Published on : Saturday, April 18, 2020

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that the U.S.-Canada border would not completely reopen and is subjected to remain closed for several other weeks. The decision has been taken in light of the COVID-19 pandemic as coronavirus cases continue …

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  • Indonesia sees US$14 billion loss in tourism revenue due to coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak is set to wipe out more than US$10 billion from Indonesia’s tourism revenue this year as leisure travel comes to a near complete halt, the government said on Thursday.  Indonesia is preparing stimulus packages for the industry …

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  • U.K. officially extends lockdown by three weeks

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    On Thursday, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab officially announced that the U.K. will undergo a second phase of lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Britain has decided to extend its coronavirus lockdown by at least another three weeks.   …

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  • London bus travel is now free

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    The passengers in London will be allowed to board buses for free and banned from using the front door as part of new pandemic measures announced by Transport for London (TfL). The free travel and middle door-only boarding will be …

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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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  • Slovenia expects 70% decline in tourism business as global pandemic escalates

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The tourism in Slovenia hit particularly very hard due to coronavirus outbrerak. Slovenia is in a precarious position. The Slovenian Tourist Board expects the sector to experience a 60-70% contraction this year. Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) director Maja Pak told …

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  • Northern Ireland extends lockdown; U.K. likely to extend till May

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The U.K. is likely to extend the coronavirus lockdown until the month of May although an official confirmation is expected to arrive on Thursday. The country was expecting to witness some ease in restrictions next month as reports said that …

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  • Australians warned of travel until 2021

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham has urged holiday-makers to not book any international travel amid the coronavirus crisis.     It is expected that warning bans will be in place around Christmas so even if one may feel like an …

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  • IATA predicts 55 per cent decline in airline revenue

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    An updated analysis by International Air Transport Association shows that the Covid-19 crisis will see airline passenger revenues drop by $314 billion in 2020. While the  figure represents a 55 per cent decline compared to 2019.     Earlier on …

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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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  • Tourism in Hong Kong hits a record low due to coronavirus pandemic

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    The tourists’ arrivals in Hong Kong dived nearly 99 per cent to another new low of 82,000 in March, official year-on-year figures revealed on Wednesday, as the coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic forced the city’s travel and tourism industry to …

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  • Heathrow Airport expects 90 per cent fall in April

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Throughout the coronavirus pandemic Heathrow, normally the busiest in Europe, remained open and reported a 52 per cent slump in passenger numbers in March 2020 to 3.1 million.   Since the 1980s the airport has experienced its worst month and …

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  • ABTA boss will not support members refusing cash refunds

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    ABTA chief Mark Tanzer will take action against members who refuse cash refunds  and rejects the fact that firms should be denying their obligations under these rules.     When a holiday is cancelled by the operator, the customer is …

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  • Series of tornadoes batter southern U.S. on Easter Sunday

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    A series of powerful tornadoes ripped throughout the regions of U.S. on Easter Sunday with severe storms and torrential rainfall. It was expected to batter throughout much of the southern U.S., according to reports.     In Texas, the National …

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  • Travel and Tourism crucial for Americas’ economic recovery: WTTC

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently released a new report emphasising the crucial role the travel industry will play in the economic recovery of the Americas post the COVID-19 pandemic.   WTTC recently produced its annual Economic Impact Report. According …

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  • EU asks member states to extend external border closure

    Published on : Friday, April 10, 2020

    The European Commission (EU) recently invited the European states that are part of the Schengen Area as well as the associated states to extend the closure of the external border for all non-essential travel through May 15.     The …

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