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  • Iceland allows entering COVID-19 vaccinated travellers only

    Published on : Friday, March 19, 2021

    As of 18 March 2021, the travellers entering Iceland who have completed vaccination against COVID-19 will be allowed to enter Iceland. Moreover, they will not be subject to border measures, such as testing and quarantine. Until now, exemptions have only …

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  • Maldives recorded over 100,000 tourist arrivals in 2021

    Published on : Friday, February 19, 2021

    The Maldives has recorded over 100,000 tourist arrivals to the Indian Ocean destination in 2021, during the same month it has launched the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in the country. On 17 February 2021, a total of 147,744 tourist arrivals …

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  • Indianapolis tourism industry witnessed $541 million economic loss

    Published on : Saturday, September 5, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been rough on America’s hotel and tourism industry, and Indiana has not been exempt. After beaches closed, sports tournaments and festivals were canceled and travel slowed to a near halt, hotel rooms sat mostly empty. Chris …

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  • Sabre announces new Central Reservations agreement with Yukai Resort

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Sabre Corporation the leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today announced a new agreement with Yukai Resort in Japan, which is renowned for its Onsen Ryokan, or hot spring, properties. Yukai Resort will use Sabre’s …

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  • Washington, DC announced pre-COVID-19 tourists’ arrival figures

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2020

     Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, today announced that pre-COVID-19, the nation’s capital welcomed 24.6 million total visitors, with 22.8 million domestic visitors (up 4.1 percent), and 1.8 million overseas visitors (down 7.9 percent). (Sources: …

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  • Australia’s domestic tourism sector sees $11.7 billion loss

    Published on : Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    The domestic tourism sector in Australia has suffered an $11.7 billion hit between April and May, as coronavirus restrictions wreaked havoc on travel and holiday plans. The brutal impact of this deadly coronavirus measures on the tourism industry has been …

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  • Costa Cálida attracts luxury tourists in post COVID-19 time

    Published on : Thursday, July 16, 2020

    The luxury tourists looking for an adventure holiday this summer can get an in-depth look at Murcia’s history by immersing themselves in an underwater experience like no other in the region’s five spectacular diving hotspots. The Costa Cálida, or warm …

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  • England scraps quarantine requirements; foreign office will lift its no-go warning

    Published on : Friday, July 3, 2020

    The Foreign Office will lift its no-go warning from dozens of holiday and business destinations on Saturday – but the quarantine arrangements for returning travellers are in disarray, with England diverging from the other United Kingdom nations. The government of …

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  • Monaco opens its door to tourists

    Published on : Saturday, June 20, 2020

    Monaco, one of the popular tourist attractions has finally opened its doors for tourists. After two months of unprecedented lockdown due to deadly coronavirus, the health prevention policies implemented by the authorities of the Principality of Monaco have allowed a …

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  • Agoda launches “GoLocal” campaign to boost domestic tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 18, 2020

    Agoda has today launched its biggest integrated campaign, “GoLocal”, aimed at stimulating domestic tourism across its Asia Pacific and global markets, and has signed up thousands of hotel partners in the pre-launch phase.

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  • Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM) welcomes government decision to reopen MICE sector

    Published on : Thursday, June 18, 2020

    The Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM) welcomes the Malaysian Government’s decision to reopen the business events sector, allowing the industry to host domestic events with up to 250 participants effective immediately, under comprehensive Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The announcement demonstrates …

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  • Vietnam plans to resume international flights to countries with no coronavirus cases

    Published on : Tuesday, June 9, 2020

    Asian nation, Vietnam plans to allow a resumption of flights to and from countries that have had no cases of coronavirus for 30 days. It is according to the state media cited the prime minister as saying on Tuesday, with …

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  • Victoria plans to boost local economy to revive from coronavirus pandemic

    Published on : Thursday, June 4, 2020

    The Victorian Government in Australia is boosting funding for new and improved community facilities across Victoria’s fastest growing suburbs – creating jobs and supporting local businesses as we rebuild from the coronavirus crisis.

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  • Australia is going to reopen tourism in Victoria

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    Australia is ready to welcome tourists to the bushfire-hit areas in Victoria as the spreading of COVID-19 lower. Now the tourism dept. of Australia has set out measures to resume tourism to Victoria’s rural regions, ravaged by wildfires and then …

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  • Hong Kong’s amusement park needs urgent HK$5 billion bailout

    Published on : Monday, May 11, 2020

    The struggling theme park in Hong Kong Ocean Park needs a vital monetary assistance of HK$5.4 billion, to evade the running out of cash and going out of business next month. This warned by the government of Hong Kong that this amusement park also supports the travel and tourism of Hong Kong throughout the year.

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  • Alabama’s tourism industry shatters deeply as COVID -19 escalates

    Published on : Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    The tourism industry in Alabama has crippled due to the spreading of deadly coronavirus. The tourism industry has been in deep mess for the past six weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged hospitality sector if the county.

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  • Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism sees slight increase in hospitality sector

    Published on : Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    Gulf Shores & Orange Beach draws millions of tourists every year. According to the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, overall hotel occupancy rate has seen a slight uptick to around 18% for the weekend amid coronavirus escalation

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  • Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board launches virtual “Magic Hour”

    Published on : Saturday, April 18, 2020

    The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board won’t let social distancing deprive people of the city’s “Magic Hour.”     The Chief marketing officer Don Skeoch said that collectively, they are on their couches, at their kitchen tables, peering out …

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  • Mexico tourism minister takes major steps to boost tourism

    Published on : Saturday, April 18, 2020

    Mexico is one of the top 10 most visited countries in the world, drawing some 44.7 million visitors to its beaches, cities and historical sites last year. And although due to coronavirus 2020’s outlook looks decidedly grim, Miguel Torruco Marqués, …

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  • Turkey relies on domestic tourists to revive tourism sector

    Published on : Thursday, April 16, 2020

    The vital tourism industry of Turkey has been deeply affected by the coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic, but it continues to rely on domestic visitors, whom it sees as a lifesaver, according to sector representatives.     The start of …

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