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Kerala tourism suffers loss of up to Rs. 25,000 crore

The tourism sector of Kerala underwent a loss worth Rs. 25,000 crore after it plunged into the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s Tourism department has prepared stimulation packages worth Rs. 455 crore. The Minister for Tourism …

  • Kerala tourism suffers loss of up to Rs. 25,000 crore

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    The tourism sector of Kerala underwent a loss worth Rs. 25,000 crore after it plunged into the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s Tourism department has prepared stimulation packages worth Rs. 455 crore. The Minister for Tourism …

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  • Uttarakhand government working towards putting Harsil valley on global tourism map

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    Harsil valley, which has around eight villages, is located in Uttarkashi district near the Indo-China border. The district administration is charting a detailed plan which would be submitted shortly to the state tourism department. In order to reduce migration from …

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  • Thailand to collect tourism fee for insurance coverage of foreigners

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    The National Tourism Policy Committee has permitted the proposed guidelines for collecting a 300-baht tourism fee from each international visitor for managing local tourist destinations. The money will also be utilized to provide insurance benefits to international tourists visiting Thailand. …

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  • Thailand is pitching half a dozen golf courses as state quarantine centers to foreign tourists

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    Thailand is pitching half a dozen lush green golf courses as state quarantine centers to foreign tourists with the country aiming to gradually reopen its tourism industry. The Thai government has approved six golf resorts, including three in Kanchanaburi province, …

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  • New Tourism Policy for Gujarat 2021-2025

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    Focusing on attracting new investments in Gujarat’s high priority tourism centers by offering lucrative incentives, the state chief minister Vijay Rupani announced its new Tourism Policy for 2021-2025. Rupani said, “We want to give more importance on tourism this time, …

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  • U.K. to close all travel corridors amid COVID fears

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that the U.K. will close all travel corridors starting from Monday, January 16, to curb the risk of spreading as yet unidentified new stains of the COVID-19 virus. At present, travellers are allowed …

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  • Kenya Welcomes Indians to experience a magical holiday

    Published on : Saturday, January 16, 2021

    Kenya is welcoming Indian tourists into the destination to sample the unique Kenyan tourism products in 2021. As a key source market, Kenya is banking on India to boost its international tourism numbers during the year. Official statistics from the …

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  • U.K. Government banned international arrivals from South America, Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde

    Published on : Friday, January 15, 2021

    The Government of United Kingdom has banned international arrivals from the whole of South America, as well as Portugal, Panama and Cape Verde, over concerns about the escalation of a new variant of COVID-19. The new restrictions will come into …

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  • Jet2 suspends all flights and holidays until March

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Jet2.com has decided to suspend all flights and holidays until March 25. The leisure operator said the decision has been undertaken due to the uncertainty surrounding travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For customers due to travel from 26 …

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  • U.K. to require pre-departure COVID-testing from January 18

    Published on : Thursday, January 14, 2021

    U.K. will now require pre-departure COVID-19 testing for everyone travelling to England starting Monday, January 18, 2021. The new regulations were set to come into force on Friday, January 15 but have been delayed as the government said it needed …

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  • Central Spain records -25.C temperature and deep freeze after snowstorm

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    People in Central Spain are experiencing a deep freeze after the heavy snowstorm over the weekend that led to treacherous conditions. At least seven people have reportedly died due to the extreme weather conditions, two latest victims being homeless in …

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  • Stacey Liburd appointed Director of Tourism at the Anguilla Tourist Board

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Stacey Liburd has been appointed to the position of Director of Tourism at the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB).  The move was recently confirmed by Minister of Tourism, Haydn Hughes. She comes to the position with a wealth of business development, …

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  • Malaysia declares state of emergency due to rising COVID cases

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    On Tuesday, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah gave his consent to declare a state of emergency in the country in order to stop the COVID-19 outbreak after the latest surge in the coronavirus cases. It was …

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  • Thai Tourism Minister proposes golf course quarantine for foreigners

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    The Thai Tourism Minister said on Monday that he had proposed a plan to allow foreigners to quarantine in some of the country’s many golf resorts to boost the ailing tourism sector during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We are discussing …

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  • Uttarakhand to organise first-ever snow leopard tours

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Uttarakhand Tourism has geared up to organise winter-special snow leopard tours for the first time in February. The snow-leopard tours are being organised in Harsil, a picturesque village on the banks of the Bhagirathi river, to promote wildlife conservation. Harsil …

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  • Tourists return to MTR along with littering menace despite fines

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    The littering menace has once again returned to the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) following an increase in the number of tourists passing through. According to local forest department staff, resorts and guest houses, as well as visitors passing through the …

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  • Pangong Tso reopened for tourismdespite China standoff

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    TheLadakhadministration has opened up for tourists the iconic Pangong-Tso lake, about six hours drive in summer from capitalLehand currently one of the main theatres of the military face-off with China. The Ladakh tourism department has started issuing inner line permits …

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  • Fourth annual Gujarat Tourism Awards 2020 held on Jan 11

    Published on : Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Tourism Development Society of Gujarat, a tourism body of private industry stakeholders in the state, will organise its fourth annual Tourism Awards Gujarat 2020 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat on January 11. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat will be the Chief …

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  • Strong snowstorms hit Japan, 8 dead and several stranded

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    A very strong winter storm swiped the west coast of central Japan from late last week into the weekend and covered some areas with more than 3 feet of snow (about 1 meter). According to the latest reports by the …

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  • Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) reopened for tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Last Saturday, the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris was reopened to tourists after being closed for nine months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials from MTR said that the decision to reopen the tiger reserve was taken by …

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