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Uttarakhand tourism relief package insufficient, opine tourism professionals

A day after the Uttarakhand government announced a relief package of Rs. 29 crore for the tourism sector, people from the tourism industry in Dehradun and all over the state said that the amount being provided is not at all …

  • Maltese PM Abela optimistically cautious on re-openingtourism

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    Malta is set to re-open for tourism on Tuesday. Speaking on the Labour Party’s media on Sunday, Prime Minister Roberta Abela said that now that many in the country had received their COVID-19 vaccine and herd-immunity had been reached, the …

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  • Khorasan Razavi working on 240 tourism related projects

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    A total of 240 tourism-related projects are currently underway across the northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, which is a top destination both for pilgrims and holidaymakers. An investment value of 500 trillion rials (about $12 billion at the official exchange rate …

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  • Cayman Islands tourism body offers prize to boost Corona vaccination

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has offered the population a chance to win US$10 000, as well as 280 other prizes worth a total of US$15 000, as part of an initiative to encourage people to get vaccinated for …

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  • Qatar National Tourism Council launches a series of astro-tourism experiences

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The Qatar National Tourism Council has launched a series of astro-tourism experiences where one can engage in these experiences while staying in luxury accommodation. Available to book through tour operator Gulf Adventures, there are four different Arabian Nights packages to …

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  • J&K tourism starts special drive for vaccinating tourism workers

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism department has started a special drive to vaccinate all tourism stakeholders, tourism players including traders, hoteliers, pony walas and laborers. The department has urged the authorities to conduct a special vaccination drive at Sonamarg. The …

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  • Scottish government funding for assisting the tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has welcomed a new £3million fund for assisting the tourism sector. The Scottish Government has launched the funding for tourism organizations for promoting key visitor destinations in a responsible and sustainable way. This move is …

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  • Tourism in J&K faces harsh impact due to second wave

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    Tourism constitutes the backbone of Jammu and Kashmir’s economy. Due to the second wave of the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, tourism in the state has been hit harshly. Jammu’s prominent tourist spots are witnessing zero footfalls. As a result, …

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  • Malaysian tourism desperately needs government support

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    With zero income in tourism and agencies plunged in debt, the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents is requesting the government to offer some tax relief that would make the financial burden easy to some extent for 3,000 of …

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  • Korea Tourism Organization India to launch virtual K-Food Series

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    Korea Tourism Organization India (KTO India) has announced the launch of its virtual K-Food Series. The exclusive series will be live from June 1 – June 4, 2021. It will feature some of India’s best chefs and food connoisseurs including …

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  • JNTO launches new insider guide to Japan featuring unique attractions

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The Japan National Tourist Organisation (JNTO) has launched a new insider guide to Japan categorized into seven themes that will motivate tourists including the themes of “Nature,” “Outdoors,” “Tradition,” “Cuisine,” “Relaxation,” “Art” and “Cities.” All themes are linked to a …

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  • Michiaki Yamada appointed Executive Director at JNTO New York

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    Michiaki Yamada has been appointed as the Executive Director at the New York office of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Yamada worked with the Land Price Research Division as well as the Transport Planning Division before studying …

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  • Online seminar and Q&A session for assisting farmers held in Maharashtra

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The Directorate of Tourism of the Maharashtra government and Pune based Shekaru Foundation, recently held an online seminar and Q&A session for assisting farmers to set up successful agri-tourism operations. The seminar was inaugurated by Dhananjay Sawalkar, director, Directorate of …

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  • 500,000 tourists from 20 countries visit Egypt in April

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    Around 500,000 tourists from 20 countries visited Egypt in April, thereby marking a continuous tourist inflow at up to 50 percent of original numbers before the pandemic, said the Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Anany. The royal procession …

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  • Egypt witnesses tourism rebound again

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    Egypt still continues to fight the corona virus, and is struggling to get its entire population vaccinated. They need visitors to come back to the country and inject cash into affected tourism industry, which is a mainstay of the economy. …

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  • Iran to perk up its medical tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The quality of the international units of the medical centers all through Tehran is to be developed shortly. This will allow region’s health tourism to do well, the deputy provincial tourism chief has said recently. To attract foreign medical tourists, …

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  • To lure tourists, Thailand to implement $1 per night deal

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    For more than a year, keeping its international borders tightly sealed to all travelers in the middle of COVID-19, now, Thailandis in an urgent need to draw international tourism. It accounts for one-fifth of its economy in pre-pandemic times. From …

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  • Tourism is hoping to witness a robust summer season as pandemic becomes a passé

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    With the arrival of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the officials of Northern Michigan tourism are expecting that the return of high profile events will go favorable for the crucial summer season. The summer tourism season in September runs from …

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  • WTTC reports drastic loss in Caribbean tourism due to COVID-19

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently revealed in its Economic Impact Report (EIR) the harsh impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism sector in the Caribbean, causing a loss of $34 billion from the local …

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  • Northern Michigan: Festive tourism gears as coronavirus spreading fades

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    As Memorial Day holiday weekend nears, the tourism officials in Northern Michigan believe the return of high profile events in the region will bode well for the important summer season. The summer tourism season, which unofficially runs from Memorial Day …

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  • Phuket relaxes COVID-19 restrictions from June 1

    Published on : Monday, May 31, 2021

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to provide the following updates on Phuket’s announcement to relax the COVID-19 restrictions and entry measures from 1 June, 2021. Phuket Governor Mr. Narong Woonciew signed two orders on Friday, 28 May, …

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