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Thailand Tourism launches virtual tourism to top destinations

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a virtual reality tour to top four leading tourism destinations, comprising of Phuket, Bangkok, Surat Thani, and Chiang Mai. Reportedly, the tours will be an immersive 360° adventure that enables visitors to …

  • 74% of visitors in Luxor are mainly domestic

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    74% of visitors in Luxor are largely domestic with Egyptians keen to discover the history and civilization of their country, said the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani. Al-Anani expressed his happiness at the return of cultural tourism in …

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  • Thai tourism operators optimistic about their businesses to get back on track

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    In spite of anxiety about the latest Covid-19 outbreak, tourism operators in Thailand are optimistic that their businesses will get back on track this year with the new vaccines to eradicate the virus. The new outbreak stemming from a seafood …

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  • Mexico sees surge in Covid cases due to influx of American tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    In order to avoid COVID-19 restrictions back home, a considerable number of Americans have traveled to Mexico for vacationing or even to settle down there. “A lot of people are either coming down here and visiting to test it out …

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  • Thailand imposes partial lockdown amid new COVID-19 outbreak

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2021

    In light of the new wave of coronavirus cases, Thailand’s government empowered some provincial governors to set their own restrictions and urged the public to avoid unnecessary travel. Thailand was lauded worldwide for largely controlling the virus outbreak by mid-2020, …

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  • Saudi Arabia reopens borders and resumes international flights

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2021

    Saudi Arabia recently announced that the country is set to reopen its borders and resume international flights after a two-week entry ban introduced to curb the new strain of the COVID-19 virus. According to a statement by interior ministry the …

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  • Dr. Taleb Rifai appointed Secretary General of World Tourism Forum Institute

    Published on : Monday, January 4, 2021

    Former Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Dr. Taleb Rifai has been appointed as the Secretary General of World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI). The World Tourism Forum Institute is a London based research institute that supports …

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  • Dubai Tourism releases new song celebrating the city

    Published on : Saturday, January 2, 2021

    The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) announced the global release of ‘Ya Salam Ya Dubai’, a new iconic song that celebrates what makes Dubai one of the best cities in the world. The song has been …

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  • More than 100,000 residents in eastern Caribbean islands advised to evacuate after volcanoes erupt

    Published on : Saturday, January 2, 2021

    The residents on several eastern Caribbean islands have been advised to evacuate their homes after volcanoes that have remained quiet for decades rumbled into life. The officials issued alerts on the island chain of St Vincent and the Grenadines, home …

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  • Wine tourism happy with increasing footfall during year end

    Published on : Friday, January 1, 2021

    Nashik wine tourism once again bounced back towards the end of the year, after experiencing a year full of virus stress and lockdown anxiety. The country’s wine capital Nashik is alive almost after months and now welcoming tourists following the …

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  • U.K. sees a freezing year end with snow and ice warnings

    Published on : Friday, January 1, 2021

    U.K. residents woke up to freezing New Year’s Eve after experiencing heavy snow fall towards the end of the year. Almost five inches of snow blanketed the town of Horwich in Greater Manchester overnight on December 30 with forecasters warning …

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  • New York Times Square celebrates a quiet New Year’s Eve

    Published on : Friday, January 1, 2021

    For the very first time in its history, Times Square in New York was empty on New Year’s Eve as only a handful number of people were allowed to be at the location due to the existing COVID-19 restrictions. New York Times …

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  • CHTA President expects rapid revival of Caribbean Tourism

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    Pablo Torres, the President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), predicted the Caribbean will see a return of tourism to the region, faster than many parts of the world, due to the protocols and partnerships implemented throughout the region to …

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  • Egypt declares measures to promote cultural tourism

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    The Supreme Council of Antiquities recently approved decisions Anani to promote cultural tourism in Egyptat its board session chaired by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in his statement …

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  • Tourism 2020 – A year of commotion

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    The tourism sector went out of control and loads of migrants returned home as the deadly virus cast its dark shadow on India like many others and hit the economy of Uttarakhand in a hard way in 2020. Also, it …

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  • Jaipur witnesses rise in domestic tourists

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    Jaipur is experiencing a good number of footfalls in regard to domestic tourists in December 2020, after almost 10 months due to the announcement of Covid-19 lockdown in March this year. Though the number of tourists coming to Jaipur to …

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  • Manipur gets a position on war tourism map

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    Manipur’s history of the airfields and the Second World War is inextricably linked with each other. If it were not for the several airfields built in northeast India by the British, the unique Japanese offensive in 1944 would have completely …

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  • Tourism in India needs to find strength in domestic sector

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    2020 exposed the susceptibility of our cultural heritage which is dependent on tourism for surviving forcing the government to consider alternatives to keep not just the sites and monuments alive, but also to place India as a preferred destination when …

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  • Maharashtra government issues COVID-19 protocols regarding tourism and safety

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    The Maharashtra government has issued COVID-19 protocols on safety, hygiene, booking and accommodation for tourism. The protocols say that people above the age of 65, those with co-morbidities, pregnant women, children below the age of ten should stay at home …

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  • Rajasthan tourism gaining speed once again after facing slump

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    Rajasthan tourism is gaining speed once again after facing slow down as an aftermath of COVID-19. After the easing of lockdown and restrictions imposed earlier, now most of the tourist places in the state are witnessing tourists once again. The …

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  • Google introduces ‘Travel Insights’ platform for assisting tourism to come out of slump

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    The tourism industry has incurred colossal losses due to corona virus induced lockdowns. In order to resurrect countries’ economies, governments have established air bubble arrangements with one another to initiate commercial travel. Recently, Google introduced its ‘Travel Insights’ platform to …

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