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Beth Potter appointed President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Beth Potter has been appointed the new President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), commencing from March 15, 2021. She is a recognised leader and comes with more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit and tourism …

  • In 2021, local tourism to grow in China

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    A report was issued on Monday, Feb. 22nd, by the China Tourism Academy. It showed that China will experience 4.1 billion local tourist trips in general in 2021. It would be a rise by 42 percent from 2020. As per …

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  • Jet2holidays reports surge in bookings for summer holidays

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Jet2holidays has claimed a 1,000 per cent increase in bookings following news on the lifting of lockdown restrictions from the British prime minister. Boris Johnson said international travel may be able to begin again in earnest from May, with travellers …

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  • WTTC seeks faster tourism reopening from the U.K.

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    While the U.K. government has decided to continue travel restrictions in order to curb the spread of the new strain of COVID-19 across the country, WTTC has warned the process may take a longer time. Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently …

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  • U.K. bans international non-essential travel until May 17

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced a ban on non-essential international travel from and to the country till at least May 17 in light of the spread of the new strain of COVID-19. It was announced that domestic …

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  • Japan tourism boost suddenly led to virus spread

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Adviser’s recently mentioned that the all new increase in coronavirus attack in Japan might have happened because of a sudden tourism push campaign. The travel tourism industry experienced a complete pause for a while, and this affected severely on the …

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  • Spain hopeful on tourism revival with vaccine passports

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Spain is hopeful for boosting tourism all over again with the introduction of vaccination passports along with pre-travel COVID-19 testing system. Spain believes that this new system will once again attract tourists from Britain and encourage them to return to …

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  • Tourist footfalls return to Valley with Gulmarg hotels booked tillApril end

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    It seems times are changing and the good days are back again. Tourists are returning to the militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir. The Valley’s famed ski resort of Gulmarg is sold out, as all hotels are booked till the end of …

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  • UP govt allocates Rs 140 cr to boost Ayodhya tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Speaking to the media after presenting the Budget in the Assembly, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said Ayodhyawas fast emerging as one of the most preferred tourist places for national as well as international tourists. To develop Ayodhya as …

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  • Thailand can scrap 2-week mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Thailand may amend its 2-week mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors with proof of Covid-19 vaccination as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to revive its pandemic-hit tourism industry. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said on Tuesday his government will consider allowing visitors …

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  • New hope for tourism, employment through Kerala homestead farming

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Homestead farming along with tourism might hold the future for Kerala’s tourism and labour sectors, both of which have been severely affected by the pandemic situation. Anyone having land ranging from five cents to even 25 acres could opt for …

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  • Thailand to waive quarantine for covid-vaccinated tourists to boost business

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said on Tuesday his government will consider allowing visitors who can produce a vaccination certificate to skip the quarantine and authorities will come up with a plan to track them during their stay in the country. …

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  • Israel planning to reopen amid rising COVID vaccinations

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    In light of nearly 4.3 million people receiving at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, Israel has started to prepare for reopening its economy once again. The domestic tourism sector is gradually witnessing a return as locals return to …

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  • Kerala Tourism intends to focus on Travancore Heritage Tourism Project

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Kerala Tourism plans to work on a new project called Travancore Heritage Tourism Project. This new project is also similar to other heritage tourism projects in the state, such as Alappuzha, Thalassery, and Muziris. The idea of such projects is …

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  • Egypt gives $128 million for tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    As per a bank statement, the first tranche will start with 1 billion Egyptian pounds for the Credit Risk Guarantee Company. This is to make sure that the balances of the guarantees issued by the company for banks, to cover …

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  • Indonesia’s former minister for culture and tourism passes away

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    I Gede Ardika, Indonesia’s minister for culture and tourism from 2000 to 2004 passed away on February 20, 2021, just five days after celebrating his 76th birthday. He was suffering from leukemia. Sandiaga Uno, the country’s present minister of tourism …

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  • Spain’s tourism board appoints specialist marketing representative in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Spain’s tourism board has appointed a specialist marketing representative in Saudi Arabia in order to double the number of Saudi tourists traveling to the country. Daniel Rosado, the Director of the Spanish Tourism Office for the Middle East, said that …

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  • Himachal tourism witnesses extraordinary decline of 81.4% tourists in 2020

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Affected by the COVID1-19 pandemic and lockdowns, the tourism sector in Himachal witnessed an unparalleled decline of 81.4 per cent in tourist arrivals during 2020 compared to 2019. Himachal witnessed 31,70,714 domestic and 42,665 foreign tourists in 2020 compared to …

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  • United Kingdom temperature to soar high this week

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    The South of England could be as warm as sunny Barcelona this week with temperatures soaring to 18C. Meanwhile the North of the country and Scotland will see two days of Amber rain warnings with heavy showers expected. Brits in …

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  • Alaskan city gets $42 million relief grant program for businesses in the tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    Anchorage is rolling out more relief money for people and businesses hit hard by the pandemic. Last week, the Anchorage Assembly authorized Acting Mayor Austin-Quinn Davidson to accept more than $35 million in federal money for emergency rental assistance and …

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  • Maldives aims to set daily tourist arrival record of 5K this year

    Published on : Monday, February 22, 2021

    The island nation, Maldives, welcomed more than 5,100 tourists on Monday, the highest daily record yet in 2021, local media reported. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, around 5,000 tourists arrived here and 3,000 this year. The island country received 160,000 …

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