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  • New website rescues holiday planning

    Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    A new website, travelbounce, promises to take the hassle out of travel and holiday planning in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic by collating the latest global travel updates from top tourist destinations, airlines, and travel companies all in one …

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  • ITB Berlin and Berlin Travel Festival will hold hybrid event in Berlin

    Published on : Friday, June 26, 2020

    Due to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus pandemic, over the past few months the travel and tourism industry has faced huge challenges. Nevertheless, the wish to travel connects more people and travellers everywhere across borders – even in what is …

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  • Canmore Folk Festival cancelled due to COVID-19

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    The 2020 Canmore Folk Festival has officially been cancelled. The event was scheduled to run Aug 1 to 3 in the community.     The organisers said they are heartbroken and had held out hope they would be able to …

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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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  • Series of tornadoes batter southern U.S. on Easter Sunday

    Published on : Monday, April 13, 2020

    A series of powerful tornadoes ripped throughout the regions of U.S. on Easter Sunday with severe storms and torrential rainfall. It was expected to batter throughout much of the southern U.S., according to reports.     In Texas, the National …

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  • Locked- down Spain celebrates Holy Week only with religious music from balconies

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    In the week leading to Easter Sunday, hundreds of colorful processions featuring penitents in cone-shaped hoods and centuries-old religious floats traditionally flood the streets of villages and cities across Spain. But this year with a nationwide lockdown in place to …

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  • Hong Kong’s tourism sector hopes to start business from July

    Published on : Thursday, April 9, 2020

    The impact of the novel coronavirus or COVID 19 on Hong Kong’s tourism sector is unprecedented and the city can hope to start seeing things returning to normal by July, in part by trying to develop new tourism markets, the …

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  • Advantage Travel Partnership calls off annual conference

    Published on : Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    The annual conference of Advantage Travel Partnership has been cancelled after the Foreign & Commonwealth advised against all non-essential travel to anywhere in the world for the foreseeable future.   From the May 15th at the Savoy Palace in Madeira …

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  • Rescued koalas released into the wild in Australia

    Published on : Friday, April 3, 2020

    There is a ray of hope despite Australia is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic like the rest of the world as the first rescued koalas are starting to be released into the wild in the country.     Last year …

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  • Annual dividend scrapped by International Airlines Group

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    International Airlines Group announced the scrapping of a planned dividend for shareholders in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Previously a final dividend of 0.17 euros per share was proposed and Stephen Gunning, chief financial officer for the company mentioned …

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  • Hainan to develop horse racing without betting

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Local authorities confirmed that South China’s island province of Hainan will develop horse racing without betting involved.     An official from Hainan’s sports bureau said that Hainan has no tradition and history of horse racing, so they need to …

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  • Research: Over USD 25bn loss to operators in roaming revenue

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    During the next nine months a new analysis from Juniper Research shows the impact of Coronavirus on the international travel industry which will cost network operators more than USD25 billion in lost revenue.   Medium and high impact scenarios were …

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  • German National Tourist Board introduces #DiscoverGermanyFromHome communication campaign

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    During the current lockdown period, the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) is summarizing its ongoing marketing activities on all its social media channels worldwide in the #DiscoverGermanyFromHome communication campaign. The main goal is to make inspiring, empathetic, and at the …

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  • Global cruise bookings are on the rise for next year despite coronavirus spreading

    Published on : Thursday, April 2, 2020

    The cruise bookings for 2021 are on the rise despite coronavirus outbreak in this year. It is according to a analysis done by UBS, the booking volume for 2021 cruises has gone up 9 percent in the last 30 days …

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  • Tourism economy of Wisconsin shatters as coronavirus spreads

    Published on : Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    The tourism economy of Wisconsin will be harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic in areas where there is more tourism, a study by the Wisconsin Policy Forum said.   The study found that counties that depend heavily on tourism face …

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  • Dubai Expo 2020 supports a one-year postponement

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    As the coronavirus continues to ravage global hospitality authorities in the United Arab Emirates are expected to announce the postponement of Dubai Expo 2020.   On October 20 this year it was expected to start that would have started six …

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  • Hull Trains suspends all services in U.K.

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Amid the coronovirus pandemic, Hull Trains has suspended all services and turns the first UK rail operator to stop trains from 30 March until further notice.   The operator said in a statement released on the website that as a …

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  • Malaysia Tourism & Travel Mart (MTTM) 2020 will be postponed

    Published on : Friday, March 27, 2020

    Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin had announced measures on 16 March 2020 to restrict movement nationwide which started  from 18 March till 31 March 2020, in a bid to stem the rising number of coronavirus cases.   Due to the …

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  • Michigan’s capital city Lansing is losing $682 million due to coronavirius crisis

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The President Donald Trump said that he wants the lockdowns around the country to end by Easter to keep the economy from getting worse. The pandemic is expected to cost Mid-Michigan millions of dollars in travel and tourism alone.   …

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  • IBTM Connect launched for knowledge sharing

    Published on : Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    IBTM Connect, a new online platform has been launched by IBTM Events today. The online online resource hub for business events professionals will provide practical guidance and knowledge sharing. As collectively they  navigate the impact of COVID-19 the launch is …

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