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Dubai to introduce stricter travel protocols starting January 31

Dubai has recently decided to tighten restrictions on travellers amid the growing concerns of COVID-19. All passengers to Dubai from any country are now required to hold a COVID negative PCR Test certificate with the new rule announced by the …

  • Bali not opening to foreign tourists this month

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    As the world has started to gradually reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a recent buzz that Bali is all set to welcome visitors from all across the globe starting from December 1, which is its …

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  • World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage Appoints Egan, Vorster and Nkini to Senior Roles

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has appointed Helena Egan and Shaun Vorster to its Executive Board, effective immediately. Ms Egan joins as Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Vorster as Chief Strategist. Florence Nkini has been appointed …

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  • Kenya Tourism Board announces Intrepid Marketing and Communications as their India Representative

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has appointed Intrepid Marketing and Communications a Mumbai-based company, to establish Kenya as an aspirational long-haul destination in the Indian Market through varied and sustained initiatives. The Intrepid team will be responsible for executing all …

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  • Kenya Tourism Board appoints Intrepid Marketing and Communications as India Representative

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has appointed Intrepid Marketing and Communications a Mumbai-based company, to establish Kenya as an aspirational long-haul destination in the Indian Market through varied and sustained initiatives. The Intrepid team will be responsible for executing all …

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  • Uzakrota Summit 2020 unveils from today

    Published on : Monday, November 30, 2020

    This year Uzakrota Summit 2020 will be online with main supporter Tourism Malaysia and Dominic Republic support and Egencia, Turkish Airlines Corporate Club, Obilet.com and Princess Cruise with corporate sponsorship.Online travel agencies, airlines companies, hotels, tour operators, travel technology enterprises; …

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  • China’s Xinjiang Region is all set to welcome winter tourism boom

    Published on : Monday, November 30, 2020

    The local tourism industry at China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is all to experience a tourist boom ahead of the winter season as snow-sport fans across China have started flocking to the snow-clad mountains. In the capital Urumqi, ski resorts …

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  • Canada extends international travel ban until January 2021

    Published on : Monday, November 30, 2020

    The federal government of Canada has once again extended existing international travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, barring entry to most travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people entering from the U.S. for “essential” reasons. On Sunday, the Minister …

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  • ‘Go responsible’ is the new norm in tourism

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    Natasha Mittal manages a travel blog and she brags of an admirable number of YouTube subscribers. Associated with a newly found start-up that deals with e-waste, she understood that our Mother Earth is in desperate need of benevolent souls who …

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  • Thanksgiving won’t be able to rescue US domestic tourism scenario

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    In a recent survey in November of GlobalData, around 87% of US respondents have said that they are quite worried about restrictions in regard to socializing with friends and family. This is mainly important on the eve of Thanksgiving, a …

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  • Oman receives 7,000 visitors in October – sees signs of optimism

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    In October, Oman received 7,000 visitors as per facts shared by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NSCI) Oman. In its November report, NCSI said that the number of visitors dropped by 97.4 per cent this year in October …

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  • Thailand welcoming its first intake of foreign tourists since March

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    Since March, Thailand has been welcoming its first intake of foreign tourists, since its borders were shut down due to the pandemic. Whilst the number of visitors this month is far below the usual when compared to this time of …

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  • Kashmir witnesses a gradual return of tourists

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    Before the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, Kashmir witnessed a lot of travelers. Tourist destinations in Kashmir were jam packed with hotel occupancy at its peak – 95 per cent, according to Kashmir’s tourism department. Dal Lake, …

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  • Goa tourism fails to bounce back in spite of steady rise in visitors

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    Although the number of tourists visiting Goa is seeing a steady rise at the moment, especially since Diwali, the tourism industry of the state which has been hit badly by the COVID-19 outbreak, has failed to benefit from that due …

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  • MATTA not sure about the 2021 Budget passed today in the Malaysia parliament

    Published on : Saturday, November 28, 2020

    The 2021 Budget passed today in the parliament would not help the worst hit tourism sector of Malaysia to recover with job security in the middle of COVID, considers the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents or MATTA. MATTA …

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  • PHLVCB Philadelphia’s Surprising Historical Past

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    Recognised as the birthplace of American democracy, the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S., Philadelphia is home to an abundance of historical gems and a playground for history lovers and inquisitive travellers alike. From walking along the Elfreth’s …

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  • Germany plans to keep ski resorts shut until January 2021

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    Authorities in Germany recently decided to keep ski resorts in Europe closed until early January as part of its efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest news came following the country’s extension of its partial lockdown until December 20. …

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  • African Tourism Day successfully celebrated in virtual event

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    The African Tourism Board celebrated Africa Tourism Day through a grand virtual event on Thursday, November 26. The Africa Tourism Day is a FOCUS-ON-AFRICA annual country-specific rotational event that celebrates Africa’s rich and diverse cultural and natural endowments while creating …

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  • Staff crisis may hinder Australian tourism industry revival

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    The tourism industry is at a crossroads as it scrambles to claw back the tens of thousands of employees it had to let go – a race against time as Australians prepare to hit the road for summer holidays. The …

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  • Hawaiians get a glimpse of tourist-free islands due to pandemic

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    Line-NoueMemea Kruse lives on Oahu’s famed North Shore, where marvelling at sea turtles, epic waves and sunsets that paint the sky orange and purple are a must for many tourists inHawaii. After the islands required a two-week quarantine for travellers …

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  • Compulsory Covid-negative certificates may impact Goa tourism

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    Tourism stakeholders in Goa said the Maharashtra government decision to mandate Covid-negative certificates from those entering from Goa could have anegative impact on the state’s tourist industry, especially as it’s just about finding its foothold after a six-month sabbatical. The …

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