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  • Parliamentary panel seeks more funds for Union tourism ministry

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    A parliamentary standing committee has asked the Union finance ministry to provide higher budgetary allocations to the Union tourism ministry, observing that the funds earmarked for fiscal 2020-21 are “low” and it may jeopardise the targeted tourism outcomes.”   The …

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  • COVID-19 may impact negatively Calgary Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Fears over the global outbreak of COVID-19 have many travellers re-organising their vacation plans, resulting in an impact on the tourism industry.   Calgary Tourism has been monitoring the situation and knows the impacts are being felt globally.   “Canada …

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  • Sarasota County becomes the hub of the leading Olympic Games this summer

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Based 7,000 miles away from Tokyo, Sarasota County is the hub of the well-known Olympic Games this summer.   Even though, Sarasota County is among a small- to mid-size destination in Florida, Visit Sarasota County (VSC) sports tourism contends right …

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  • Foreign tourism in January 2020 dropped by 1.4% 

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    In January 2020, international tourism in Spain dropped by 1.4% compared with January 2019. This plunge was for the second time as there having been a 0.9% drop in December.   In January there were 4.1 million tourists, of which 718,248 …

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  • Antalya enjoys record tourist footfall in January-February 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Known all over the world as an exclusive destination that provides a combination of charming nature along with history, Antalya experienced it’s best-ever January and February months in regards to the number of visitors it accommodated.   In the initial …

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  • Saudi to stop issuing tourist visas to Chinese & 6 other countries, temporarily

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    Saudi Arabia as part of its restrictive measures to fight against the global outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, the Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia has announced on Friday that it will be suspending visas to residents in seven countries, …

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  • To help the ailing sector, Queenslanders are being requested to vacation at home

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    The Queensland government is requesting everyone to support them in giving the local tourism an encouraging stimulus by vacationing locally, with the sector taking a hit from the coronavirus.   The federal government has incorporated bans on travel for anyone …

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  • Tips to travel safe amidst the deadly Coronavirus outbreak

    Published on : Monday, March 2, 2020

    Ever since the beginning of the year, an ongoing issue that constantly made it to the headlines has been the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 Coronavirus. On 30th January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the virus outbreak as an …

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  • Meghalaya Governor warns against govt steps, says tourism will be affected

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    Governor Tathagata Roy warned that certain steps being taken in the State will have a bearing on the tourism industry.   Speaking at a function on Thursday, Roy said, “Unfortunately, and I am forced to say this, that certain steps …

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  • Israel tourism officials worried regarding corona virus scare

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    Israel tourism officials are worried regarding the recent corona virus scare. They fear that the virus might cause the sector to collapse. As a result of the corona virus outbreak, Israel is banning the entry of many Asian countries, and it has even sent over a …

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  • New Orleans least affected from corona virus threat

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    In New Orleans, local travel agents have spoken about a number of cancellations over corona virus concerns.   However, many also said that they felt no impact with New Orleans tourism officials keeping a close watch.   In fact, tourism …

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  • Hawaii witnesses big boost in visitor arrivals and spending in January

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    Hawaii witnessed a big boost in visitor arrivals and spending in January, as per latest figures.   However, the surges are likely to be short-lived with fears concerning global outbreak of corona virus on the increase.   The Hawaii Tourism …

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  • Chennai aims to promote adventure tourism

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    Tamil Nadu is aiming to promote adventure tourism. In spite of having the longest coastline in India, the state has never promoted beach tourism or adventure sports on a large scale. However, Tamil Nadu will soon display a theme video …

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  • Tourism businesses stand impacted by the virus panic spreading around Thailand

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    Tourism businesses have been left exhausted by the virus panic spreading around Thailand, while the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) reduced its estimate for international arrivals to 33 million this year.   The Association of Thai Travel Agents (Atta) reported …

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  • San Francisco tourism witnesses record numbers in 2019

    Published on : Saturday, February 29, 2020

    San Francisco tourism witnessed a record in 2019 with its 10th straight year of growth; however, major travel disruptions related to the corona virus scare could dampen this year.   The number of business and leisure visitors went up 1.4% to …

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  • Indonesia unveiled a stimulus package for tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    On Tuesday, Indonesia unveiled a stimulus package for tourism with a target to keep away from further contraction of the sector.   The package features tax exemptions both for hotels as well as restaurants in top 10 tourism destinations of …

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  • Kyrgyzstan keen on adding Georgian experience into tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Between Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, tourism happens to be a promising sector of ​​cooperation, said Ambassador of Georgia to Kyrgyzstan Zurab Abashidze, Trend reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.   The Ambassador …

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  • Corona virus affects world economy in a significant way

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    The world is now struggling to fight the novel corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives, devastating economic activity, not just in China the virus epicenter, but also in many countries around the world since the beginning …

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  • Governments in many Asian countries providing support for uplifting ailing tourism industry

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Originally called the Wuhan corona virus, it took just 87 days for the contagious disease to impact Asia’s tourism industry, forcing governments to implement financial lifelines.   Now called Covid-19, its origin goes back to 1 December 2019 with one …

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  • Tourists continue to visit King County in record numbers

    Published on : Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Tourists continue visiting King County in record numbers.   About 41.9 million visitors dropped in to King County last year, marking a 2.3% increase from 2018, according preliminary numbers from Visit Seattle, the county’s tourism marketing organization. The visitors spent …

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