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Tourism will take a decade to bounce back

“This is not good news, because 2020 was the worst year in history” for the sector, Martin Nydegger told the newspaper SonntagsZeitung. Last year, international tourism revenue fell by almost 50%, official figures show. “Life for Swiss tourism will be …

  • UNWTO introduces digital tool to revive tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 12, 2021

    Presented during the UNWTO Mayors’ Forum in Porto, Portugal, the tool is an opportunity for the smart cities as well as destinations for further advancement that include technology and innovation in their development. Already it’s functioning in 60 countries, MUST …

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  • The new eco-tourism policy of Rajasthan will draw domestic travelers

    Published on : Monday, July 12, 2021

    The new eco-tourism policy of Rajasthan will draw domestic travelers. It will also generate employment opportunities, said Sukram Bishnoi, the minister of state for forest and environment in his recent tweet. The new eco-tourism policy will be supportive in tourism …

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  • Sunshine Coast Tourism aims water conservation & greener transportation

    Published on : Monday, July 12, 2021

    As part of a new Sustainable Sunshine Coast campaign, the Sunshine Coast Tourism is giving confidence to the tourism providers to save water and accommodate and provide greener modes of transportation. To quote Paul Kamon, SCT executive director, “The aim …

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  • Richard Branson reaches space beating his richer rival Jeff Bezos

    Published on : Monday, July 12, 2021

    On Sunday, Richard Branson, the famous billionaire speedily entered into space aboard his own winged rocket ship, bringing astro-tourism into reality and beating out Jeff Bezos, his exceedingly richer rival buddy. From the Virgin Galactic space-tourism company, the 71-year-old Branson …

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  • Deputy Commissioner & Director of Srinagar officially started a car rally to Gurez

    Published on : Monday, July 12, 2021

    Early this morning, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Ajaz Assad and Director, Tourism, Kashmir, Dr. G N Itoo, together officially started a car rally to Gurez. A local adventure group has arranged this three day car rally. It comprises about 50 4×4 …

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  • Tamil Nadu minister evaluates ‘craft tourism village’ project at Mamallapuram

    Published on : Monday, July 12, 2021

    On Sunday, T.M. Anbarasan, Minister for rural industries, Tamil Nadu, reviewed the ‘Craft Tourism Village’ that was being established at Mamallapuram. At a cost of Rs 5.6 crore, the Craft Tourism Village was setup which would bridge the gap between …

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  • Union govt targets four protected areasof Odisha as eco-tourism sites

    Published on : Saturday, July 10, 2021

    The Centre has identified four protected areas (PA) in Odisha where eco-tourism can be developed. The places are Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Chilika (Nalaban) Wildlife Sanctuary, Gahirmatha (Marine) Wildlife Sanctuary and Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary. The Ministry of Environment, …

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  • Despite rising Covid cases in Thailand, Phuket continues to draw tourists

    Published on : Saturday, July 10, 2021

    A week into an ambitious but risky plan to open the Thai resort island of Phuket to vaccinated visitors, signs were encouraging that the gambit to resuscitate the decimated tourism industry was working, even as infections elsewhere in the country …

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  • Gaylord Tourism Board seeks nomination for its Trailblazer Award

    Published on : Saturday, July 10, 2021

    The Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau is currently accepting nominations for its annual Trailblazer Award. This award was created to recognize an individual or group who has made a significant contribution to improve the area’s tourism product. As a …

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  • Manali issues stringent Covid rules for tourists

    Published on : Saturday, July 10, 2021

    COVID-19 awareness campaign has started in Manali, since Himachal Pradesh is witnessing a massive inflow of tourists after relaxation in COVID restrictions by the state government. Starting from June, Himachal witnessed a traffic of around 6-7 lakh tourists. As Covid-19 …

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  • LGBT tourism discrimination in the Caribbean is affecting its economy

    Published on : Saturday, July 10, 2021

    As per a recent study, LGBT+ discrimination in 12 English-speaking Caribbean countries equates to between US$1.5 billion and US$4.2 billion a year in lost revenue, corresponding to the degree of 5.7 per cent of annual GDP. The 12 countries are: …

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  • Manipur Tourism Policy 2014 recognizes the increasing importance of tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 10, 2021

    The word ‘tourism’ comes from Hebrew word ‘torch’ which means ‘search to learn’. At a global level, the year 1967 was declared as the International Year of Tourism with 27 September being observed as the World Tourism Day. The ‘smokeless …

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  • Goa minister urges relief measure for tourism businesses

    Published on : Saturday, July 10, 2021

    Goa’s Minister of Ports and Strong Waste Administration Michael Lobo asked for the reduction of Goa’s tourism companies regarding paying loans and that no account could be declared as a non-performing asset (NPA) in the ongoing second wave of the …

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  • Sweden leads the drive in sustainable tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 10, 2021

    Scandinavia is well-known for its progressive attitudes; hence, it isn’t a surprise that Sweden is leading the drive in sustainable travel. Sustainability is at the “forefront of global conscience”, according to the Top Countries for Sustainable Tourism report released by …

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  • Post-reshuffle Ajay Bhatt takes charge as new MoSdefence, tourism

    Published on : Friday, July 9, 2021

    Member of Parliament Ajay Bhatt on Thursday took charge as Minister of State (MoS) for Defence as well as Tourism. He represents Nainital-Udhamsingh Nagar in Uttarakhand. Mr. Bhatt is the member of Standing Committee on defence; Consultative Committee, Ministry of …

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  • China plans to boost red tourism, targets over 40 million visitors yearly

    Published on : Friday, July 9, 2021

    Shanghai, the birthplace of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has issued guidelines to accelerate a high-quality development of the city’s red tourism, Shanghai Culture and Tourism Bureau posted on its official website on Thursday, a move that takes advantage …

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  • Extended reality tourism is the current buzzword

    Published on : Friday, July 9, 2021

    When the pandemic temporarily closed travel worldwide, couple of natural, historical and cultural sites took this opportunity as a call to redouble their initiations to hold close extended reality, both to allow people touring these destinations from far away and …

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  • Tenerife tourism corporation partners with CLIA

    Published on : Friday, July 9, 2021

    To quote David Pérez, CEO, Tenerife Tourism Corporation, ‘This is a brilliant opportunity to promote Tenerife as a destination for cruises…even if they only spend a few hours here.’ His statements were followed by Andy Harmer, MD, CLIA UK & …

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  • Rajasthan to focus on internal tourists as overseas visitor number drops

    Published on : Friday, July 9, 2021

    The Rajasthan Tourism Department is working on sundry programs to draw visitors to this largest state in India as life gets back to normalcy after COVID’s dreadful second wave. In the state budget, the government has committed Rs. 500 crore …

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  • Rajasthan tourism aims of domestic tourists

    Published on : Friday, July 9, 2021

    As we get back our normal life slowly after experiencing a catastrophic second wave of Covid-19, the Tourism department of Rajasthan is working on several initiatives that would help in attracting tourists to this Indian state. The Director, Rajasthan Tourism, …

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