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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 …

  • Austria’s winter tourism industry reports near-total loss

    Published on : Saturday, May 29, 2021

    According to recent official reports, Austria’s winter tourism industry, a major source of income for the nation, recorded a near-total loss last season due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Austria’s Federal Statistics Office announced that overnight stays between November 2020 and …

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  • In China, “Red tourism” is getting popular among domestic tourists

    Published on : Saturday, May 29, 2021

    For domestic visitors, “Red tourism” is getting popular. It refers to traveling to all the historical sites which has a modern revolutionary legacy. Witnessing the rising demand, the airlines companies in China are trying to launch more services to provide …

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  • UNWTO initiative ‘Best Tourism Villages’ to pursue Sustainable Development Goals

    Published on : Saturday, May 29, 2021

    World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has decided to recognise villages across the world that are committed to the promotion and preservation of their cultural heritage and sustainable development through tourism. This new initiative was announced at the opening of the UNWTO …

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  • Tourism hit by recent border lockdowns

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    The tourism industry is retorting back to the news of Victoria’s snap lockdown and closing of international borders.Very soon, Queensland is announcing Victoria a hotspot as of 1am, with CEO of the Tourism and Transport Forum, Margy Osmond, describing it …

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  • In 2 days, J&K tourism department to attain 100 vaccination target

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    On Thursday, the Jammu and Kashmir tourism department mentioned that the department will accomplish the target of 100 per cent vaccination in two days in the Valley. The Director Tourism, Mr. G N Itoo, while discussing the matter at a …

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  • Kerala tourism emphasizes on survival strategies

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    After the devastating deluge and then the ongoing pandemic, various tour operators in Kerala are finding it tough to carry on and sustain employees. Lakhs of people are directly or indirectly associated with Kerala’s otherwise thriving tourism sector. Back-to-back years …

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  • First group of foreign tourists arrive in Israel

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    After more than a year, the first group of foreign tourists came to Israel on Thursday after the government started reopening its borders after a sharp decline in COVID-19 infections. Small groups of vaccinated foreign tourists of up to 30 …

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  • New rules expected to improve tourism in Lakshadweep

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    Blaming “misinformation” for the turbulence in Lakshadweep, collector S Asker Ali defended a series of debatable policy changes initiated by administrator Praful Patel as being fundamental towards the development of the archipelago. Ali said that Lakshadweep’s development in all these …

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  • Goa contemplating a challenging revival of tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    Goa’s tourism sector, which has been badly affected by the corona virus pandemic, is contemplating about a challenging revival of the industry. The industry stakeholders feel that due to the spike in infection cases, travelers are having negative sentiments. They …

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  • Sarmad Hafeez visits vaccination centers to motivate tourism stakeholders

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    To oversee the process of vaccination for all the members of tourism stakeholders, today, Sarmad Hafeez, the Secretary, Tourism & Culture, J&K has visited different jab centres and reviewed the vaccination drive of tourism players between the age group of …

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  • European Travel & Tourism Sector greets the adoption of EU Digital COVID-19 passport

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    Recently, the European Tourism Manifesto alliance, having over 60 travel and tourism organizations, has welcomed whole-heartedly the embracement of the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate Regulation. The Alliance at the same time has urged the Member States for prompt implementation prior …

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  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosts art fiesta

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    Thousands of art lovers, luxury goods and antique collectors, and connoisseurs flocked to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) over the last 10 days for three long-awaited events – Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, Art Central, and Christie’s …

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  • Korea Tourism Organization announces first virtual travel expo in India

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), New Delhi office has announced its 1st virtual ‘Korea Travel Expo’ B2B event for India market from June 22 – June 24 2021. Over 15 top Regional Tourism Boards, Attractions and DMCs of Korea are …

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  • Uganda tourism shows signs of recovery after a year of financial loss

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    The tourism industry of Uganda is on its way to recovery after the sector recorded a loss of over 1 billion U.S. dollars last year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Doreen Katusiime, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and …

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  • Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) welcomes first group of international travellers

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) has announced that the first international tourist group to enter Israel in over a year, departed Newark Airport on United Flight 090 yesterday evening and landed in Tel Aviv. Upon the flight’s arrival Israel’s …

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  • Japan to extend COVID-19 state of emergency until June 20

    Published on : Friday, May 28, 2021

    In light of the continued spike in COVID-19 cases, Japan is planning to extend a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas by about three weeks until June 20, less than two months before the Summer Olympics open. The state …

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  • UNWTO opens first regional office in Saudi

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has opened its first regional office for the Middle East. UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili was joined by Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al Khateeb at a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to …

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  • Qatar National Tourism Council launches new astro-tourism experience

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) recently launched exclusive astro-tourism experiences in partnership with premium tour operator Gulf Adventures, to brighten up stargazers’ travel plans when borders reopen. Visitors can enjoy a whole lot of space under the breathtaking night sky of …

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  • Role of COVID-19 Vaccination Passport to restart global travel and tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has largely affected the global travel and tourism industry. After more than a year of battle with the pandemic, the deadly coronavirus continues to take the world by storm. However, several countries around the world have started …

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  • Global Village welcomes 4.5 million visitors in Season 25

    Published on : Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Global Village looks to the future with a clear vision for sustained success, keen to collaborate alongside aspirant business owners and explore new opportunities. The UAE and wider region’s leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment has begun …

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