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Turkey considering introducing virus-free healthy tourism program for all target markets

Turkey is thinking about introducing its virus-free healthy tourism program for all target markets for providing a lifeline to the pandemic-hit sector after various positive developments, which include Germany’s recent lifting of a travel ban. Turkey has initiated a “Health …

  • Tourism in Bali suffers as Indonesia fights virus pandemic

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    Bali’s usually bustling areas are eerily quiet. The restaurants, hotels are closed, beaches are empty and shops are struggling. As Indonesia struggles to contain COVID-19, this scene has been normal in Indonesia’s most popular tourism spot.   Gede Sidharta Putra’s …

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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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  • Croatia plans to recover its tourism industry after COVID-19 pandemic

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    Tourism is the biggest contributor to Croatia’s economy. Croatia is also the country that relies the most on the tourism industry in the European Union. However, the coronavirus pandemic has battered the tourism industry all across the globe. Amidst of …

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  • Spain launches video message to consolidate tourists’ loyalty

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    Spain is one of the worst-coronavirus or COVID 19 hit countries in the world. Spain has seen the increase in the number of deaths and infections come down over the past fortnight also.     The coronavirus death toll soared …

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  • Tunisia’s economy to shrink by up to 4.3 per cent

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

      An official document showed that  Tunisia’s vital tourism sector could lose $1.4 billion and 400,000 jobs this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The country seeks a loan guarantee from bilateral partners to issue sovereign bonds this year. Tunisia’s …

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  • South West China launches online platforms to revive tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    Guizhou province of south west China has developed online platforms to support the resumption of the tourist sector while ensuring the safety of visitors, according to the China Travellers’ Forum held Wednesday in the provincial capital city of Guiyang.   …

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  • 38 million job losses expected in the travel and tourism industry in India

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

    The tourism industry in India is badly hit due to the nationwide lockdown. A report by KMPG, a finnacial services and business advisory firm suggested that the Indian tourism and  hospitality industry is staring at a potential job loss 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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  • Iran looks to promote lesser known destination to revive tourism market

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The tourism sector of Iran’s southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province is prepared to improve quickly after coronavirus crisis ends, provincial tourism Chief Mohammad Hosseinzadeh said on Wednesday.     He also noted that ground-breaking tourism plans and programs and various …

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  • Turkey relies on domestic tourists to revive tourism sector

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The vital tourism industry of Turkey has been deeply affected by the coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic, but it continues to rely on domestic visitors, whom it sees as a lifesaver, according to sector representatives.     The start of …

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  • Fiji’s tourism sector shattered by coronavirus pandemic

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Tourism is one of the biggest contributors of Fiji’s total economy. The travel and tourism industry contributes nearly 40% to Fiji’s gross domestic product which is about FJ$2 billion (AU$1.4bn). The sector employs over 150,000 people in various industries directly …

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  • Japan sees rapid decline in foreign tourists’ arrival

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The number of foreign visitors to Japan in March fell around 93.0% percent from a year earlier to 193,700, down for the sixth consecutive month, the Japan National Tourism Organization said on Wednesday.     It is according to Japan …

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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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  • Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Cancelled

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival has been cancelled for the first time in its 38-year of history. The cancellation comes in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in numerous events and festivals being cancelled or …

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  • Tunisia’s tourism at major risk; government seeks loan guarantee

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Tourism is one of the biggest contributors to Tunisia’s economy. Unfortunately in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism sector has been harshly affected, similar to the rest of the world. According to official reports, the Tunisian tourism sector is …

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  • Princess Cruises extends temporary pause of global operation due to COVID 19 Outbreak

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    In continued response to the impact of the COVID-19 or coronavirus global outbreak and the recent order from the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Princess Cruises is canceling all voyages through June 30, 2020. The cruise line had …

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  • Indian Tourism Ministry launches webinar series

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Indian Tourism Ministry said that the department is launching the “Dekho Apna Desh” webinar series to promote tourism.     The Tourism Ministry said the webinar series, that they will provide information on the many destinations and the ‘depth’ and …

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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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  • Taiwan Government provides support to tourism industry

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    Taiwan’s government has decided to provide emergency relief measures for its crippling tourism sector as part of its NT$1.05 trillion (1.14 trillion baht) aid package. The support would be provided to workers and businesses bearing the economic brunt of the …

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