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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 …

  • Thailand reopens country for all international travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    After keeping its borders closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thailand has decided to fully open for visitors from all countries. The country has already reopened its borders to travellers with work permits, residents, or those with family. …

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  • Victoria gears up with travel vouchers to boost tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    The enthusiastic Victorians secured 30,000 vouchers for travel in regional Victoria in little more than half an hour today, in a win for summer holiday-makers, as well as businesses and workers around the state. The $200 vouchers were taken up …

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  • Germany set to impose mid-week stringent nationwide lockdown

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    Germany will close shops from the middle of next week in tightening of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. This most important decision came ahead of a meeting planned for Sunday morning between Chancellor Angela …

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  • Abu Dhabi considering reopening for international tourists by early January

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    Abu Dhabi is thinking about reopening for international tourists by early January with relaxation of restrictive measures, looking to recover from the virus. The capital of the United Arab Emirates will permit visitors from a group of countries that it …

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  • Travel industry in India expected to get a boost during New Year

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    There’s a shiny spark within the winter chill for the travel and tourism industry. And India isn’t lagging behind either. After months of unfavorable conditions and inactivity in tourism figures, travel aggregator Goibibo’s newest survey shows that issues are starting …

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  • In Kerala, tourism is coming back to normal bit by bit

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    In Kerala, tourism is slowly coming back to normal. It also witnessed a pause in tourism after it remained closed for tourists for a couple of months in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, along with travel restrictions across the country. …

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  • Amid pandemic, loss of snowbirds hit US tourism in yet another bad way

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    In five years, this is the first winter that Steve Monk and his wife, Linda, had to skip driving to Arizona from their home in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They leave Canada for six months to hunker down in some adjoining …

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  • France has to conquer its deep vaccine skepticism

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    In fostering the science of vaccination, Louis Pasteur of France might have played the primary role but these days, his compatriots rank among the most fervent anti-vaxxers of the world. As the vaccines for COVID are all prepared to be …

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  • Seychelles fortified its relationships with Middle Eastern travel trade

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    Recently, Seychelles fortified its relationships with Middle Eastern travel trade partners by participating in the Seychelles Tourism Board’s first virtual Gulf Travel Show, organized on November 23rd, 2020. The two-day virtual event attracted almost 2,500 participants, taking part from almost …

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  • With the onset of winter, UAE kick-starts its tourism drive

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    With its recent efforts to get the domestic tourism going during this 2020-2021 winter, the UAE has gained a head start to recuperate its attraction as the region’s most preferred holiday destination. Also, the other GCC countries have adopted different …

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  • Boosting up Middle East Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    Governments across the GCC and Egypt must take on a multi-step expedition to build up the offerings of tourism systematically and make the most of the long-term opportunity the sector stands for once the region reemerge from the current disturbance, …

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  • COVID caused a loss of around half billion Rial to the Oman tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    In the Sultanate tourism, as of the end of September 2020, the pandemic has created direct losses of around half billion Omani Rial, as pointed by Maithaa bint Saif al Mahrouqiyah, the Tourism Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Heritage and …

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  • China’s domestic tourism market will receive 10 billion visits per year on average as per forecasts

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    As per forecasts, China’s domestic tourism market will receive 10 billion visits per year on average, with the expenditure reaching 10 trillion Yuan (about $1.5 trillion) in the next five years, according to a report by the China Tourism Academy. …

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  • Cabo San Lucas luring US visitors amid corona restrictions

    Published on : Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    Although the pandemic is raging, the beaches of Cabo San Lucas appear like spring break. Tipsy young Americans in bikinis and swim trunks can be seen vying for buckets of beer in a push-up competition at a packed bar. US …

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  • Reuters Next announced the new list of speakers

    Published on : Monday, December 14, 2020

    Tim Davie, Director General of the BBC, and Jotse Groen, CEO of Takeaway.com, are just two stand-out speakers newly confirmed at Reuters Next, one of the biggest and most ambitious leadership summits in the world. With just over one month …

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  • New report predicts that Middle East Tourism will once again flourish

    Published on : Saturday, December 12, 2020

    According a recent report called Destination Middle East, it has been clearly mentioned a five-step journey that all the GCC and Egypt governments can adhere to in order to perk up their tourism once again. It was written by the …

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  • Covid fright on cruise ship highlights the dangers of starting tourism again

    Published on : Saturday, December 12, 2020

    Just two months back, the optimism was on display when Ong Ye Kung, Singapore Transport Minister promised to reopen the city-state and its tourism-reliant economy have suffering heavily after the detection of a possible local coronavirus case on board one …

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  • India is making special efforts for boosting Buddhist tourism

    Published on : Saturday, December 12, 2020

    Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel said that efforts are being made make sure that India has guides who are accomplished in the UN languages so that they can converse with foreign tourists on a one-to-one basis. There are six …

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  • World needs to come together to revive travel and tourism

    Published on : Saturday, December 12, 2020

    The world is still facing an unprecedented threat, a global pandemic. A year ago, nobody had any idea that an invisible virus would prove to be so ominous to the human world, claiming millions of lives. The virus not only …

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  • B.C. Tourism asks for more loans to get it going

    Published on : Saturday, December 12, 2020

    To stay afloat, the struggling tourism of B.C. is in urgent need of money to start flowing as fast as possible, as health officials continue to advice against non-essential travel. Before B.C. election, the province created a task force to …

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