Coronavirus

  • UNWTO reports 2020 as the worst year for tourism

     Saturday, January 30, 2021

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) recently reported that global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74 per cent when compared to 2019. Destinations worldwide welcomed one billion fewer international arrivals …

  • Turkey reports 65% drop in tourism revenue in 2020

     Saturday, January 30, 2021

    Turkey’s statistical office recently reported that the country’s tourism revenue decreased by 65% in 2020, reaching $12.6 billion (10.4 billion euro). TurkStat informed that tourism revenues halved to $3.9 billion, in the fourth quarter alone. According to reports, personal expenditures contributed …

  • Dubai to introduce stricter travel protocols starting January 31

     Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Dubai has recently decided to tighten restrictions on travellers amid the growing concerns of COVID-19. All passengers to Dubai from any country are now required to hold a COVID negative PCR Test certificate with the new rule announced by the …

  • Australia’s state borders set to reopen soon

     Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Australia’s most populous state of New South Wales recently recorded its 11th day of zero local coronavirus cases allowing neighbouring Queensland state to lift border restrictions while Victoria state also hinted at relaxing travel with Sydney. Australian states imposed quarantine …

  • Israel bans flight services until the end of January

     Monday, January 25, 2021

    The Israel government has decided to ban passenger flights in and out of the country with effect. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that the ban on flights is likely to last until the end of January in …

  • Seychelles now ready to welcome vaccinated travellers

     Monday, January 25, 2021

    Seychelles government now open for tourism but with limited entry. They are gearing up to open tourism but allow only those who have taken both the doses of Covid-19 vaccine and have a negative report from a RT-PCR test done …

  • AIME 2021 cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

     Monday, January 25, 2021

    The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Events (AIME) recently announced that it has decided to cancel the 2021 event, which was scheduled to be hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and online in March, due to concerns brought …

  • WTTC predicts 100 million tourism jobs can be revived in 2021

     Thursday, January 21, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently announced that more than 100 million jobs could return to the global Travel & Tourism sector during 2021, as the world recovers from the effect of COVID-19 pandemic. It stated that a …

  • U.K. begins travel corridor closure amid COVID-19 fears

     Monday, January 18, 2021

    The U.K. has successfully started the process of closing all travel corridors, prompting all arrivals to undergo mandatory quarantine for ten days. The move was first announced on Friday, January 15, 2021 and has been designed to curb or slow …

  • U.K. to close all travel corridors amid COVID fears

     Saturday, January 16, 2021

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that the U.K. will close all travel corridors starting from Monday, January 16, to curb the risk of spreading as yet unidentified new stains of the COVID-19 virus. At present, travellers are allowed …

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