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John Constable has been appointed Chief Executive of Titan Travel

Titan Travel, one of the leading escorted touring specialists in the UK has appointed of John Constable as the Chief Executive of the company. The new role will be effective starting June 21. With over 40 years’ experience, the brand …

  • One-third of global destinations still closed to international tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    One-third of the destinations around the world are currently closed to international tourism with many countries implementing new restrictions since corona virus variants still continue to spread. As per a new report from the UNWTO, 32% of destinations worldwide are …

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  • Parliamentary committee raises concerns over budget estimates of the Ministry of Tourism being slashed

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    A parliamentary committee on transport, tourism and culture has given rise to concerns over budget estimates of the Ministry of Tourism being cut at a time when the travel and tourism industry is suffering huge losses owing to the COVID-19 …

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  • Two schemes for improving tourism and ensuring tourist safety

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    In order to promote tourism, art and culture, the budget 2021-22 proposed two schemes known as the ‘Delhi Heritage Promotion’ and ‘Delhi Tourism Circuit’ to improve tourism and ascertain safety of tourists. The Finance Minister Manish Sisodia said that measures …

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  • To boost tourism, Thailand introduces ‘yacht quarantine’ plan

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    Following on from a pilot scheme at first declared in November, roughly 100 yachts are currently hoped to participate in the program, which is at present taking place in Phuket. Travelers will have to wear a smart wristband that will …

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  • Canada tourism under major threat

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    In 2020, the tourism economy of Canada experienced an unprecedented loss due to the pandemic and the most threatened of all sectors in the economy of the country, as it was revealed. On Monday, in a statement, Destination Canada explained …

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  • At ITB Berlin 2021, LGBTQ+ tourism will be highlighted

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    At ITB Berlin 2021, LGBTQ+ tourism will be represented as an official partner of the Italian National Tourism Board (ENIT). The IGLTA 2022 Global Convention will take place in Milan and is anticipated to generate 400 million euros in turnover …

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  • Belize allows vaccinated travellers to enter country without testing

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    Belize has now decided to allow vaccinated travellers to enter the county without having to present a negative COVID-19 test. The new health order, which became effective at the end of February, states that travellers who enter Belize through the …

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  • Escape to Greece to launch for U.K. travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    Escape to Greece is all set launch this month, offering bespoke holidays to 27 destinations in the country, with over 400 hand-picked properties. With the aim to attract discerning independent travellers looking mainly for four-star boutique hotels and eclectic villas, …

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  • Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister has given a booster dose to tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    With a target of generating employment and liberating tourism from the negative consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister, Mr. Ajit Pawar has given a boost up to tourism in the Budget 2021-2022. Attracting the …

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  • A parliamentary committee has raised an alarm over fund slash for tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    Recently, a parliamentary committee on transport, tourism and culture has raised an alarm over the estimates of budget by the Ministry of Tourism being reduced at a time when the concerned industry is trying to get back once again from …

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  • Greece will welcome tourists vaccinated with Russian & Chinese coronavirus vaccines

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    Greece will welcome tourists vaccinated with Russian and Chinese coronavirus vaccines not approved by the European Union, Minister of Tourism Harry Theoharis informed in a recent news conference on Tuesday, within the framework of an international tourism exhibition organized in …

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  • Dubai to maintain strict COVID-19 measures until mid-April

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    The Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has joined hands with various authorities to ensure establishments across the tourism ecosystem are fully implementing precautionary measures to combat COVID-19. The move comes after the city was forced to …

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  • Mauritius offers COVID vaccine to long-term VISA holders

    Published on : Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    The government of Mauritius has expanded its COVID-19 vaccination programme to include all citizens, residents and long-term international visitors over the age of 18. Visitors holding the premium visa as well as residents of Mauritius holding a work permit, residence …

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  • Hong Kong Tourism Board prepares to resume international travel

    Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced that it is planning to prepare for the recovery of tourism and the resumption of international travel. The strategic plan outlines the division of an HK$1.138 billion (£127 million) budget for the …

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  • Thailand intends easing quarantine rules for tourists to revive industry

    Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Thailand is planning to relax quarantine rules for foreign visitors from next month as part of a series of steps being considered to revive the nation’s tourism sector, according to media reports. The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration is set …

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  • Tourist bookings rise as Cyprus, Portugal reopen to UK travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Tour and travel agents have witnessed a big surge in interest and bookings for holidays abroad since Cyprus and Portugal announced last week that they would be open to British tourists this summer. Most recent holiday bookings are for July …

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  • Rethinking tourism in post-pandemic times

    Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    For a visitor on the island of Oahu in 2019 when a record 10.4 million people visited Hawaii, returning to Honolulu almost a year after the corona virus pandemic is spectacular! At Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, souvenir shops and …

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  • Himachal aims to develop Lahaul-Spiti as an eco-tourism hub

    Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    By making sure year round road connectivity via the newly opened 9.2-kms long horseshoe-shaped single-tube Atal Tunnel – one of the most strategically important infrastructure projects underneath the imposing Rohtang Pass, towards the landlocked Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh, the …

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  • TAT targeting revenue of Bt1.218 trillion this year from tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is targeting revenue of Bt1.218 trillion this year from the tourism sector focusing principally on domestic tourism. The TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said that his organization plans to focus less on revenue from foreign …

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  • Greenfield airport at Nagchala to boost Himachal tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that light detecting and ranging (LIDAR) survey for building Greenfield airport at Nagchala in Mandi district should be conducted by the consultants, WAPCOS Limited. The CM said that construction of the Greenfield …

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