Destination Updates

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Bhutan BHUTAN’S ‘Bubble Tourism' interest brings air to the Indian tourism arena
  • www.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 September, 2020
Bhutan's interest to revive its hospitality business by developing 'Bubble Tourism' brings new hope for ailing Indian travel industry. Himalayan country Bhutan is still maintaining mandatory 21 days quarantine for all travellers Read More...
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Japan JAPAN has confirmed its travel bubble with five Asian regions
  • www.timeout.com
  • 14 September, 2020
Covid-19 coronavirus has dwindled international travel to the bare minimum. Currently, people from 159 nations and regions are affected by Japan’s entry ban. However, things have improved for Japan’s foreign residents, who can now travel in and out of the country Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA to lift some international flight restrictions on September 15
  • www.reuters.com
  • 13 September, 2020
RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension of international flights as of Sept. 15 to allow “exceptional categories” of citizens and residents to travel, the state news agency SPA said on Sunday Read More...
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UAE UAE ranks first among GCC in medical tourism destinations
  • www.gulftoday.ae
  • 13 September, 2020
The GCC has been hailed the ‘medical tourism capital of the world’ as all its member countries ranked on a new global index of leading destinations to seek treatment. The UAE placed first among GCC countries, according to the Medical Tourism Association Read More...
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Japan JAPAN, SINGAPORE to resume short-term business travel from Sept. 18
  • www.thejakartapost.com
  • 12 September, 2020
Japan will resume short-term business travel with Singapore from Sept. 18, marking the first time that Tokyo has decided to allow the entry of businesspeople without requiring a 14-day self-isolation period amid the coronavirus pandemic, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Friday Read More...
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Vietnam VIETNAM launches a travel portal for virtual trips
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 12 September, 2020
Tired of being at home? Beat the pandemic stress with a trip to Vietnam. You can now visit Vietnam from the comfort of your couch, an plan a rea-time trip, through a dedicated portal which showcases its best tourism options Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE entices Indonesian tourists with new travel, culinary shows
  • www.thejakartapost.com
  • 07 September, 2020
Amid the still alarming pandemic which forced Indonesians to postpone their travel plans abroad, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) launched new edutainment programs on Monday to help tourists "reimagine the fun they had when traveling to the country" Read More...
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Ethiopia ETHIOPIA : Restoring a Historic City for Tourism
  • www.allafrica.com
  • 06 September, 2020
DEBRE TABOR - In a bid to attract tourists and augment income, Debre Tabor City is striving to restore its once glorious name through promoting tourism and investment, City's Mayor Abebe Embiale so disclosed Read More...
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China CHINA’S tourism industry thriving as world battles COVID-19
  • www.news.sky.com
  • 06 September, 2020
Tourism across the world has been hit hard by COVID-19 but China has one key advantage - 1.4 billion people with nowhere else to go. Domestic flights are back to 2019 levels. Lockdown is long gone in China and people are keen to travel Read More...
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WTTC WTTC launches Safe Travels protocols for adventure tourism
  • www.travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 September, 2020
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the latest set of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return of Safe Travels for adventure tourism Read More...
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Azerbaijan AZERBAIJAN : Fishing tourism developing in Azerbaijan
  • www.en.trend.az
  • 05 September, 2020
The number of fish in the reservoirs of Azerbaijan has increased since the summer of 2019, Head of the Union of Amateur Fishermen of Azerbaijan, Afgan Aliyev said, Trend reports Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 04 September, 2020
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Nepal NEPAL GOVT. planning to give priority to Indian tourists to revive tourism post COVID-19
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 03 September, 2020
Wooing Indian tourists is a high priority for the Gandaki provincial government of Nepal once the travel restrictions are lifted after the lockdown. According to the latest statement given by Nepal's Tourist Minister Bikash Lamsal, the Nepal government is planning Read More...
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UAE UAE : Successful Indian Premier League could help rebuild confidence in UAE tourism
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 03 September, 2020
Major sporting events have had to be cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19 – one of which was the The Indian Premier League (IPL) that was rescheduled to September. However, it didn’t just change date but also changed location, with the venue moving from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Read More...
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India INDIA : MAHARASHTRA to ease rules on travel and increase occupancy limits in hotels
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2020
With Unlock 4.0 in the offing, and the Centre allowing to open up more activities outside containment zones, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is all set to relax rules regarding intra-state and inter-state movement of people and goods Read More...
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USA USA : HAWAII to require visitors to fill out online 'Safe Travels' form before travel
  • www.azcentral.com
  • 31 August, 2020
Hawaii's government requires all travelers to fill out its online "Safe Travels" application in an effort to keep its residents and visitors healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, beginning Tuesday Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 30 August, 2020
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UAE UAE : ABU DHABI reveals COVID-free ‘Safe Zone’ concept for tourists and events
  • www.businesstraveller.com
  • 30 August, 2020
Abu Dhabi has created a ‘Safe Zone’ concept in preparation for the return of tourism and events to the emirate. The new initiative, which is being spearheaded by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT tourism ready to make a comeback
  • www.arabianindustry.com
  • 29 August, 2020
Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani has called for an international conference of tourism ministers to be held in Egypt, saying the country is ready to restart its tourism industry Read More...
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Kenya KENYA becomes first country to be awarded ‘Safer Tourism Seal’
  • www.katakenya.org
  • 28 August, 2020
Kenya is the first country globally to be awarded the recommended status of the ‘Safer Tourism Seal’ by Rebuilding Travel, this is according to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism Read More...
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Japan JAPAN : All Japan’s foreign residents can travel in and out from September
  • www.japantimes.co.jp
  • 28 August, 2020
Starting from September, Japan will loosen its widely criticized entry restrictions on travelers from abroad, allowing all its foreign residents with a legal residence status to travel freely and thus enabling those seeking re-entry to the country to return Read More...
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Guyana Tourism Authority GUYANA TOURISM AUTHORITY launches first digital travel guide
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 28 August, 2020
The Guyana Tourism Authority has created and launched a digital Scientific, Academic, Volunteer, and Educational (SAVE) Travel Guide, a first for Guyana’s tourism product Read More...
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ICC ICC and WTTC issue COVID-19 restart guide for the Travel and Tourism sector
  • www.iccwbo.org
  • 28 August, 2020
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have published a set of recommendations for safely re-opening customer facing businesses in the age of COVID-19 Read More...
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Qatar QATAR inaugurates“Qatar Clean” Program For Tourism Sector
  • www.luxurytraveladvisor.com
  • 27 August, 2020
The Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health has launched the “Qatar Clean” program in all hotels across the country to reassure international visitors in preparation for welcoming them back to the country Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND floats plan to welcome back international tourists in October
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 24 August, 2020
Bangkok (CNN) — Hope is on the horizon for travelers wanting to spend their upcoming winter holidays in Thailand -- provided they're willing to spend several weeks in the kingdom and only stick to designated areas Read More...
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Dubai MICE, Events, Weddings and Parties - Domestic and International...
  • August, 2020
- All are soon opening in Dubai. Know More
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Croatia WTTC Safe Travel Stamps -
  • 25 August, 2020
- New destinations added - Croatia
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 25 August, 2020
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Switzerland SWITZERLAND: GENEVA offers tourist free gift cards for hotels, around the city
  • www.insider.com
  • 23 August, 2020
The city of Geneva, Switzerland, is giving away free money in the name of tourism. When visitors book at least two nights at a hotel in Geneva, they'll automatically get a gift card that can be used for dining Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND seeks safe way of reopening borders
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 23 August, 2020
Thailand has announced that foreign tourists will have to stay within the island-country for a longer duration starting from October. The announcement was recently made by a government official as the government wants to give a boost to the tourism sector Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY’S tourism revenues could hit $15 B in 2020 despite pandemic
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 23 August, 2020
Turkey’s tourism industry could generate $15 billion (TL 110 billion) by the end of 2020, a senior industry representative said, as the sector slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic with a rising number of international arrivals Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT upgrades Giza Plateau to attract tourists back to Pyramids
  • www.al-monitor.com
  • 23 August, 2020
CAIRO — Construction engineers and workers have almost completed the first restaurant at the Giza Plateau, where the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx are located. It will serve tourists visiting the plateau, the epicenter of Egypt's ancient civilization Read More...
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Japan JAPAN, LAOS agree to relax coronavirus travel restrictions
  • www.english.kyodonews.net
  • 23 August, 2020
TOKYO - Japan and Laos agreed Sunday to allow expatriates to resume traveling as early as September, provided they stay home for 14 days after entering their respective countries as part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus Read More...
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Hawaii HAWAII GOVERNMENT unveils resort bubbles concept to hop between islands
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 21 August, 2020
Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced last week that the state won't reopen to tourism until at least October, which means its 14-day mandatory quarantine for both out-of-state and inter-island travelers (in Kauai, Hawaii, Maui and Kalawao counties) remains intact Read More...
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Washington WASHINGTON TOURISM seeks to promote safe travel amidst COVID-19 slump
  • www.thewashingtondailynews.com
  • 19 August, 2020
The Washington Tourism Development Authority is once again looking for entries for its community photo contest, but this summer’s submissions may look a bit different from years prior. The theme of the competition is “Mask Up Beaufort County” and will feature local residents Read More...
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Nigeria NIGERIA to resume international travel operations from August 29
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 17 August, 2020
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigeria is gearing up to resume international flights in and out of the country after shutting down its airport in March to curb the spread of Covid-19 Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL : Israelis can travel quarantine-free to and from Greece, Croatia and others
  • www.timesofisrael.com
  • 16 August, 2020
After months of closed skies, Israelis traveling from a number of countries designated as “green” will be allowed to enter Israel from Sunday without needing to quarantine, while Israeli tourists will be able to pack their suitcases and head to three countries without isolating first Read More...
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UAE UAE : DUBAI desert safari ranked world’s top tourism experience
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 15 August, 2020
Dubai: Dubai’s popular desert safari has been ranked the world’s top tourism experience with leading travel company OceanAir’s camel riding and desert BBQ offering winning the top global award for Experiences in Tripadvisor’s 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards Read More...
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Russia RUSSIA, SWITZERLAND resume air travel
  • www.tass.com
  • 15 August, 2020
MOSCOW, August 15. /TASS/. Starting from Saturday, Russia and Switzerland will resume air travel, suspended in late March amid the novel coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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Japan JAPAN, MALAYSIA may resume travel in early September
  • www.english.kyodonews.net
  • 14 August, 2020
Japan and Malaysia agreed Friday they may ease coronavirus-related travel restrictions for expatriates in early September, if they take precautionary measures such as a 14-day self-quarantine period after entering their respective countries, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Read More...
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China CHINA : HUBEI tourism rebounds after free-entry policy
  • www.bignewsnetwork.com
  • 13 August, 2020
WUHAN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Tourist sites in Hubei Province rebounded in business after scrapping entrance fees for domestic visitors, a token of gratitude for nationwide assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak Read More...
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Portugal PORTUGAL launches Travel Insurance for international tourists, amid COVID-19
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 13 August, 2020
Portugal has launched its travel insurance scheme for international tourists, amidst Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The country’s latest initiative has been promoted by RNA Seguros de Assistência, and all interested persons can get detailed information online, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 10 August, 2020
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India INDIA :
  • 10 July, 2020
- GOA sets new quarantine guidelines for tourists’ stay Read More...
- J&K Govt plans to promote Border Tourism Read More...
- OCI CARD HOLDERS from US, UK, France, Germany can travel to India now Read More...
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WTTC Safe Travel Stamps - New destinations added -
  • 10 August, 2020
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Singapore SINGAPORE & MALAYSIA to open reciprocal green lane travel
  • www.foreignbrief.com
  • 10 August, 2020
Singapore and Malaysia will today open border crossing applications for long-term pass holders and travellers on essential or official business. Eligible travellers will need to take a COVID-19 test and submit their itineraries to cross into either country Read More...
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Dubai DUBAI’S tourism and hotel sectors are seeing a ‘rapid rebound’ after July 7
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 10 August, 2020
Dubai: Dubai’s tourism and hospitality sectors are seeing a “rapid rebound” after the July 7 reopening. “Since then, we have been greatly encouraged by the market’s response in the second phase of our recovery strategy Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY to introduce, promote ‘safe tourism’ in all target markets
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 9 August, 2020
Turkey is aiming to introduce its virus-free healthy tourism program to all target markets in a bid to provide a lifeline to the pandemic-hit sector following various positive developments, which include Germany's recent lifting of a travel ban Read More...
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India INDIANS & THAIS confident to travel
  • www.telanganatoday.com
  • 8 August, 2020
New Delhi: According to a new global study on travel in the post-COVID world, India and Thailand have the most citizens confident of travelling in the “new normal”, with a score of 76. It also reveals that Asian countries like India Read More...
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Africa AFRICA TRAVEL: Without International Travelers, African Destinations Are Focusing on Domestic Tourism
  • www.cntraveler.com
  • 7 August, 2020
As COVID-19 shut borders and grounded planes worldwide, much of the global tourism industry looked inward at their domestic markets. Some destinations, like Vietnam and New Zealand, did so swiftly, launching campaigns to lure locals into hotels and holiday areas with incentives and discounts Read More...
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Mexico MEXICO : Querétaro awarded tourism council’s Safety Travels Stamp
  • www.mexiconewsdaily.com
  • 7 August, 2020
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) granted the state of Querétaro the Safe Travels stamp, which certifies the state as a safe destination for tourists Read More...
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USA USA : TAMPA BAY : Tourism experts still hopeful, despite crushing blow of pandemic
  • www.fox13news.com
  • 7 August, 2020
TAMPA, Fla. - Following a record-breaking year in 2019 for Hillsborough County’s tourism industry, 2020 was set to shatter last year’s numbers until the pandemic, according to Visit Tampa Bay Read More...
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Spain SPAIN : CANARY ISLANDS to insure tourists who catch virus
  • www.thejakartapost.com
  • 6 August, 2020
Spain's Canary Islands has taken out insurance to cover costs visitors face if they become infected with the coronavirus, the archipelago's regional government said Wednesday Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND : ‘Safe and Sealed’ plan brings hope for inbound tourism
  • www.bangkokpost.com
  • 5 August, 2020
Tourism operators are proposing a new inbound tourism plan, called Safe and Sealed, to replace travel bubbles and keep Thailand from realising a worst-case revenue scenario of 675 billion baht next year, down from 3.01 trillion baht in 2019 Read More...
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Oman OMAN lifts international travel restrictions
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 5 August, 2020
DUBAI: Oman will on Saturday lift a domestic ban on travel between provinces, imposed on July 25 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus during the Muslim Eid Al-Adha holiday, the state news agency ONA said on Wednesday Read More...
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UAE UAE : SHARJAH will be undertaking four new large-scale tourism and hospitality projects in Khorfakkan, Kalba, Al Dhaid, and Mleiha
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 5 August, 2020
The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced that it will be undertaking four new large-scale tourism and hospitality projects in Khorfakkan, Kalba, Al Dhaid, and Mleiha Read More...
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EGYPTEGYPT : Virus-free months lifts Egypt tourism hopes
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 4 August, 2020
Egypt’s hard-hit tourist industry has been given a major boost with the news that no coronavirus cases have been reported among visitors in the month since travelers began returning to three governorates. Read More...
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HOLLANDHOLLAND : As tourism in Holland improves, focus remains on outdoor activities
  • www.sturgisjournal.com
  • 4 August, 2020
The good news is that we’re starting to see visitors,” said Linda Hart, interim director of the Holland Area Visitors Bureau. “Hotel occupancies are in the range we expected. In June 2019, our rate was 74 percent. We were forecasting 34 percent for this year. Read More...
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GERMANYGERMANY lifts COVID-19 travel warning for some of Turkey’s top tourism destinations
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 4 August, 2020
Germany has lifted a warning against traveling to four Turkish seaside provinces with low coronavirus infection rates as part of a deal to help revive tourism between the two countries, the German government said Tuesday. Read More...
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USAUSA : MICHIGAN Tourism announces statewide pledge for Business and Tourism
  • www.michiganbusiness.org
  • 3 August, 2020
The Pure Michigan Pledge encourages businesses, tourists and local communities alike to follow and promote COVID-19 safety guidelines to help ensure the best experiences this summer travel season and beyond Read More...
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ITALYITALY : List of countries allowed to travel to Italy from outside the EU
  • www.thelocal.it
  • 4 August, 2020
Europe's borders have opened up, but only to travellers from certain countries. Here's the latest on the Italian travel rules for people from outside Europe. Read More...
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GREECEGREECE : Tourism inching back to normal in Areopoli, Greece amid COVID-19
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 4 August, 2020
Tourism inching back to normal in Areopoli, Greece amid Covid-19 Read More...
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India INDIA : Rebuilt India temple set to boost tourism
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 4 August, 2020
The city of Ayodhya, the administrative headquarters of Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India, has been in news for several decades. An India temple was demolished in the 1990s as Hindus Read More...
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Greece GREECE : Every week is better than the previous one
  • www.greekcitytimes.com
  • 4 August, 2020
Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis, is optimistic about tourism in the country, expressing that “every week is better than the previous one and this is encouraging.” Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE : From virtual tours to online stores, Singapore tourism companies boost digital offerings amid COVID-19
  • www.straitstimes.com
  • 4 August, 2020
Companies that catered mostly to tourists before Covid-19 are beefing up digital offerings and redeploying resources amid prolonged travel restrictions due to the pandemic Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 4 August, 2020
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India INDIA-UAE travel corridor extended until August 31 - News
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 4 August, 2020
The temporary travel corridor between India and the UAE will be operational until August 31, the Indian envoy has said. In an exclusive interview with Khaleej Times on Monday, August 3 Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY : Russian tourists return to boost tourism season in Turkey
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 3 August, 2020
Tourism representatives in Turkey are hopeful that the resumption of flights from Russia will kick-start the summer season in resort towns with the return of tourists from the country Read More...
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South Korea SOUTH KOREA is ensuring Safe and Renewed Travel Experience
  • www.everythingexperiential.businessworld.in
  • 3 August, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has affected every industry and the entire world is leaving no stone unturned to get back on track. With every country focusing on safety, hygiene and sanitization Read More...
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Tourism Restarts Tourism Restarts: 40% of Destinations Have Now Eased Travel Restrictions
  • www.moderndiplomacy.eu
  • 3 August, 2020
The responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing numbers of destinations ease COVID-19 related travel restrictions and adapt to the new reality Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY : Inbound tourism to Turkey making gradual recovery
  • www.global.chinadaily.com.cn
  • 3 August, 2020
ANKARA-Turkey's vital tourism sector is slowly recovering from COVID-19 as the country struggles to contain the epidemic, industry insiders say. In Belek, which is famous for its many resorts Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE tourism companies boost digital offerings amid Covid-19
  • www.straitstimes.com
  • 3 August, 2020
Companies that catered mostly to tourists before Covid-19 are beefing up digital offerings and redeploying resources amid prolonged travel restrictions due to the pandemic Read More...
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India INDIA :
  • 3 August, 2020
- Wings clipped, travel's all about discovery of India now Read More...
- UP govt to install solar panels on hotels, guest houses under Tourism Dept Read More...
- ANDHRA PRADESH : Tourism activities to resume from August 5 Read More...
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Seychelles SEYCHELLES Takes Fresh Start in Tourism
  • www.breakingnews.travel
  • 3 August, 2020
Seychelles tourism takes a step forward inviting guests for a safe travel experience as travel slowly takes a fresh start in many countries around the world. After several months of absence Read More...
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Space Travel SPACE TRAVEL : 'Future assured when space travel becomes as common as air travel': Musk after successful NASA-SpaceX mission
  • www.livemint.com
  • 3 August, 2020
In a press conference, Musk also highlighted how this success was 'one of those things that’s universally good, no matter where you are on planet Earth Read More...
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Japan JAPAN to Restart Tourism as COVID-19 Infections Rise
  • www.learningenglish.voanews.com
  • 3 August, 2020
Japan is preparing for an increase in the number of new coronavirus infections. Recently, more than 1,000 cases were reported for two straight days in the country Read More...
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Kenya KENYA Reopens For Tourism-But You Can Watch The Great Migration On Video
  • www.forbes.com
  • 3 August, 2020
Kenya opened its borders for international tourism on August 1st right in the middle of the annual Great Migration starting in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and culminating Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND : Thais show highest propensity to resume travel
  • www.pattayamail.com
  • 2 August, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns are being relaxed across the ASEAN countries, Thai consumers are showing the highest propensity to get back on the road, starting with domestic travel Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 31 July, 2020
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Thailand THAILAND : Tourism Authority of Thailand to launch 2nd round of ‘Pattaya Hot Deal’
  • www.pattayamail.com
  • 31 July, 2020
The Tourism Authority of Thailand will launch a second phase of the “Pattaya Hot Deal” promotion Aug. 15, expanding on a program that already is paying dividends for the city’s Read More...
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England ENGLAND : Countries exempt from England’s travel quarantine
  • www.telegraph.co.uk
  • 31 July, 2020
English travellers will be free to take their much-longed-for summer holidays without facing a 14-day quarantine under plans announced on Friday 3 July by the Government Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY : Qurban Bayram bookings revive Turkey’s tourism sector
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 30 July, 2020
Going through a rough patch due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Turkish tourism sector caught a break with reservations for the Qurban Bayram holiday, also known as Eid al-Adha Read More...
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Denmark DENMARK reopens borders to Sweden after COVID-19 concern
  • www.ft.com
  • 30 July, 2020
Keep abreast of significant corporate, financial and political developments around the world. Stay informed and spot emerging risks and opportunities with independent global reporting Read More...
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Kuwait KUWAIT lifts travel ban
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 30 July, 2020
DUBAI: Kuwait excluded seven countries from its coronavirus travel ban lift which starts August 1, daily Kuwait Times reported on Thursday. “Citizens and residents of the country are allowed Read More...
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Greenland GREENLAND adds new incentive to promote domestic tourism
  • www.rcinet.ca
  • 29 July, 2020
With the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting Greenland’s tourism industry, the government has announced a new initiative aimed at bolstering domestic travel Read More...
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Japan JAPAN and CHINA agree to work toward resuming travel
  • www.japantimes.co.jp
  • 29 July, 2020
Japan and China agreed Wednesday to work toward resuming mutual travel that has stalled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi discussed Read More...
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Canada CANADA : Holders of expired COPR and PR visas may travel to Canada
  • www.cicnews.com
  • 29 July, 2020
Canada’s immigration department has issued new guidelines for holders of expired permanent residence visas. Individuals who are in possession of Confirmation of Permanent Residence Read More...
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UAE UAE :
  • 29 July, 2020
- SHARJAH launches tourism safety stamp Read More...
- DUBAI welcomes tourists from 30 countries Read More...
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Spain SPAIN reassures tourists that it’s a safe travel destination
  • www.brusselstimes.com
  • 28 July, 2020
Spain is safe for tourists to travel to, the Spanish government says on Tuesday, despite the recent rebound in the pandemic. Because of this rebound, France on Friday advised Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA : Faithful begin Haj pilgrimage under strict COVID-19
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 29 July, 2020
Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday begin the annual Haj, downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage Read More...
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Mexico MEXICAN TOURISM HOTSPOTS slowly recovering from Coronavirus Impact
  • www.travelpulse.com
  • 28 July, 2020
The Tourism Ministry of Quintana Roo announced the travel sector has taken a massive blow due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, including the loss of between $3-$3.5 billion in revenue Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY ‘safer destination to travel’, - British tourists
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 28 July, 2020
British tourists have begun to enjoy summer holidays on Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts after the resumption of flights between the two countries, saying top-notch measures Read More...
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Bali BALI - Complete Guide on Visa Extension
  • www.news.bali-villa-arrangements.com
  • 28 July, 2020
Visa free tourists finally allowed to to extend their expired visas without leaving the island after a change of heart from Indonesia’s central government. An estimated 3000 Australians Read More...
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Asia ASEAN focusing on Domestic Tourism
  • www.theaseanpost.com
  • 28 July, 2020
One of the first industries to feel the pinch from the coronavirus crisis has been the tourism sector. Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 28 July, 2020
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Japan JAPAN to reopen tourism with Hawaii,Brunei,Cambodia,China and many more countries
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 28 July, 2020
Hawaii without Japanese tourists is an unreal feeling for almost everyone living in the Aloha State. Japanese Prime Minister Abe and Foreign Minister Motegi understands Read More...
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Asia ASIANS most confident to resume travel
  • www.ttgasia.com
  • 28 July, 2020
As the tourism industry starts to get back on its feet, Asian travellers have shown more confidence about travelling in the new normal, as compared to their Western counterparts Read More...
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UAE U.A.E : SHARJAH good for tourism | #SafeTravel Stamp
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 27 July, 2020
Dubai: The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority has launched the ‘Sharjah Safe for Tourism’ stamp, a mark of assurance given to establishments in the emirate that adhere Read More...
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Czechia CZECH TOURISM optimistic on regaining Indian numbers
  • www.traveltrendstoday.in
  • 27 July, 2020
Trending amongst the Indian travellers over the last couple of years, Czech Tourism is bullish on the Indian outbound market post international travel resumption Read More...
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UAE UAE : SHARJAH is good to go for tourism
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 27 July, 2020
Dubai: The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority has launched the ‘Sharjah Safe for Tourism’ stamp, a mark of assurance given to establishments in the emirate Read More...
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  • 27 July, 2020
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Africa AFRICA : Virtual Tourism in Africa takes off
  • www.africa.com
  • 27 July, 2020
African countries are offering tourists from all over the world the chance to travel the continent and even go on safari by virtual means Read More...
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India INDIA : Tourism Department to launch ‘road trips to and through Odisha’
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 July, 2020
BHUBANESWAR: As the Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the air and rail transport, the state tourism department has decided to attract domestic tourists to the state via road Read More...
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Hawaii HAWAII : Three Hawaiian islands could let tourists roam freely in ‘resort bubbles’
  • www.insider.com
  • 27 July, 2020
Officials on three Hawaiian islands — Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island — are considering a plan to let tourists have a vacation-like experience while adhering to their 14-day quarantine Read More...
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Dubai DUBAI launches #Ready When You Are campaign as city reopens to tourists
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 26 July, 2020
The campaign showcases the experiences tourists can enjoy when they choose Dubai as their next destination, highlighting the city’s architecture, entertainment, attractions and hospitality Read More...
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China CHINA : Resumption of tourists is on the right track
  • www.shine.cn
  • 26 July, 2020
A bullet train carrying 200 tourists departed from Shanghai South Railway Station for Lanxi City, in neighboring Zhejiang Province, over the weekend Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 24 July, 2020
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INDIA INDIA beats Sri Lanka, Maldives to become a favourite tourist spot in South Asia
  • www.theprint.in
  • 24 July, 2020
In the past two decades, South Asia has emerged as a popular tourist destination due to its natural and cultural diversity, as well as price competitiveness, a new report by Brookings India, a nonprofit public policy organisation, reveals. Read More...
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TURKEYTURKEY promotes safe tourism to Germans
  • www.hurriyetdailynews.in
  • 25 July, 2020
Turkey on July 24 promoted its Safe Tourism Certification program to leading German tour operators in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya. Read More...
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IRANIRAN, TUNISIA to expand tourism ties
  • www.tehrantimes.com
  • 25 July, 2020
The MOU was inked by Irans ambassador to Tunisia Mohammadreza Rauf Sheibani and Tunisian Minister of Tourism Mohamed Ali Toumi, ILNA quoted Iran’s deputy tourism chief Vali Teymouri as saying on Saturday. Read More...
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SINGAPORESINGAPORE, MALAYSIA agree on key points on Green Lane Travel
  • www.bloombergquint.in
  • 25 July, 2020
Singapore and Malaysia said they’ve agreed on key aspects of green lane travel as the two countries move a step closer to reopening one of the world’s busiest border crossings. Read More...
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UKUK removes travel restrictions for 70 destinations
  • www.timeout.in
  • 24 July, 2020
After months of lockdown, we’ve just about got our heads around leaving our flats. We can’t quite believe that holidays in the UK are officially back on the agenda, and now even trips abroad are a reality again. Read More...
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MALAYSIAMALAYSIA : SABAH Tourism in recovery
  • www.thestar.com.my
  • 26 July, 2020
After a rough patch, domestic tourism is gradually making headway in Sabah with visits by Malaysians from other parts of the country. Read More...
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CAYMAN ISLANDSCAYMAN ISLANDS : Government eases outbound travel restrictions
  • www.caymancompass.com
  • 25 July, 2020
Residents and visitors who want to leave the Cayman Islands on Cayman Airways or charter flights can now make their travel arrangements directly with the carrier and no longer through Travel Time. Read More...
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THAILANDTHAILAND : Leicester City and King Power team up to support Thai Tourism
  • www.lcfc..com
  • 25 July, 2020
Leicester City and King Power today announce a season-long partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to support the country’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 24 July, 2020
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China CHINA : Tourism in speedy recovery as trans-provincial group tours resume
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 23 July, 2020
SHANGHAI, July 23 (Xinhua) -- After a 176-day hiatus, Wu Rongjun finally guided a group tour in the Yangtze River Delta region, consisting of 24 tourists from across China Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Here’s how Saudi Arabia plans Haj without a hitch for pilgrims
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 23 July, 2020
Mecca is preparing to receive Haj pilgrims who have met health conditions approved by the relevant authorities and entered into a week-long isolation, Saudi media reported. Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA-BAHRAIN King Fahd Causeway reopened from Thursday
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 23 July, 2020
Saudi Arabia said that its citizens in Bahrain can return to the Kingdom via the King Fahd Causeway without a prearranged permit, as of Thursday Read More...
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UAE UAE : Visa fine waiver mechanism launched for Indians in UAE
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 23 July, 2020
Indian nationals wishing to avail the ongoing overstay fine waiver scheme provided by the government of UAE are advised to submit their applications to Indian diplomatic missions Read More...
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Ireland IRELAND : Gov. launches ‘money back tourism’ scheme to encourage people to holiday in Ireland
  • www.irishpost.com
  • 23 July, 2020
As part of the July stimulus package, the government has announced that people will get money back for holidaying in Ireland in the form of a tax credit or rebate Read More...
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Qatar QATAR lists 40 low-risk countries to travel
  • www.aa.com
  • 23 July, 2020
Qatar on Thursday announced a list of 40 low-risk countries to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Health Ministry designated the list as part of a plan to gradually lift restrictions Read More...
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India INDIA : Buddhist Tourism set to get a boost
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 23 July, 2020
India had spent a considerable amount of money last year on conducting road shows in several countries to attract Buddhist tourists, and it looks like the government Read More...
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South Africa SOUTH AFRICA’S Tourism Sector optimistic about revival
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 23 July, 2020
JOHANNESBURG, July 22 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's tourism sector is using the COVID-19 era to improve their services and resume on a higher note, the South African Tourism (SAT) Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND reopening to local tourism
  • www.bangkokpost.com
  • 23 July, 2020
As many countries are still struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions to curb the spread, Thailand is restarting its crucial tourism Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA : Here’s how Saudi Arabia plans Haj without a hitch for pilgrims
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 22 July, 2020
Abu Dhabi: Mecca is preparing to receive Haj pilgrims who have met health conditions approved by the relevant authorities and entered into a week-long isolation, Saudi media reported Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY : No. of Russian tourists arriving in Turkey hit 4 million
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 22 July, 2020
The number of Russian tourists arriving in Turkey could hit 4 million with the opening of the borders between the two countries, Russian media reported Wednesday Read More...
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USA USA : FLORIDA : Sports ‘bubble’ could encourage tourism’s return to Central Florida
  • www.bizjournals.com
  • 22 July, 2020
Professional soccer and basketball returning to Central Florida could help bring tourists back to Orlando, experts said. According to Visit Orlando, there’s enormous pent-up Read More...
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Kenya KENYA’s Path to Revival
  • www.jdsupra.com
  • 22 July, 2020
Effective 1 July 2020, the tourism and travel industry in Kenya must comply with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife's Magical Kenya Tourism Read More...
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Japan JAPAN to negotiate easing travel bans with China, S. Korea, Taiwan
  • www.english.kyodonews.net
  • 22 July, 2020
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday Japan will commence negotiations to resume business travel with some 10 countries and regions including China, South Korea and Taiwan Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 22 July, 2020
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Dubai DUBAI : Regional Index for Medical Tourism taps Dubai as Top Destination in the Arab World
  • www.prnewswire.com
  • 22 July, 2020
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Healthcare Research Center (IHRC) is publishing a special edition of its Medical Tourism Index (MTI) that Read More...
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Italy ITALY introduces ‘Holiday Bonus’ to revive tourism
  • www.france24.com
  • 22 July, 2020
After becoming the first country Covid-19 seriously hit in early spring, Italy was one of the first countries to reopen its borders to EU tourists in June Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 22 July, 2020
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Ireland IRELAND adds 15 countries to travel ‘green list’
  • www.bbc.com
  • 22 July, 2020
The Republic of Ireland has released a "green list" of 15 countries, excluding Great Britain and the US, that travellers can go to and not self-isolate on their return Read More...
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Qatar QATAR allows citizens and permanent residents to travel and return anytime
  • www.livemint.com
  • 22 July, 2020
Qatar on Wednesday relaxed restrictions aimed at controlling the novel coronavirus, allowing citizens and permanent residency holders to travel outside the country and return at any time Read More...
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Nepal NEPAL to resume flights
  • www.wionews.com
  • 21 July, 2020
Nepal said Tuesday it will resume international commercial flights in mid-August, in a boost for its coronavirus-hit tourism sector. The Himalayan nation shut its airports in late March to combat Read More...
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USA USA : Duluth Tourism picking up amid pandemic
  • www.fox21online.com
  • 20 July, 2020
DULUTH, Minn.– After a slow start to the tourism season due to COVID-19, Visit Duluth is working to try and help bring people to the city this summer Read More...
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Croatia CROATIA : 600,000 tourists currently holidaying in Croatia
  • www.croatiaweek.com
  • 20 July, 2020
ZAGREB, July 20 (Hina) – About 600,000 tourists are currently staying in Croatia, with some counties reporting the occupancy rate of 60% compared with the same period of 2019 Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 21 July, 2020
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Japan JAPAN’S Tourism sector evolves to stir domestic demand
  • www.ttgasia.com
  • 21 July, 2020
Japan’s travel subsidy campaign is sparking innovation among local tourism players who are scurrying to adapt their strategies to tap the domestic market, even as the country Read More...
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India INDIAN RAILWAYS reveal post-COVID coach prototype
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 20 July, 2020
If you have been wondering what the world of travelling would be like once COVID-19 ends or regular travel operations resume, this is something for you Read More...
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Poland POLAND boosts tourism with free vouchers for families with children
  • www.themayor.eu
  • 20 July, 2020
The Polish Tourist Organisation announced a nation-wide measure to support both the tourist sector and Polish families, in the difficult economic context of the coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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Greece GREECE plots 12-month Tourism Model
  • www.themayor.eu
  • 20 July, 2020
Following months of lockdown, Greece finally began its full reopening on 1 July. Since then, the country’s land borders have been opened, airports have been reallowed Read More...
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Mexico MEXICO receives stamp of approval to resume tourism
  • www.telegraph.co.uk
  • 20 July, 2020
With more than 35,000 Covid-19 deaths, Mexico has the fourth highest pandemic death toll in the world. The country also has the seventh-highest number of recorded cases Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND : TAT conducts India’s first-ever luxury virtual connect
  • www.tin.media
  • 20 July, 2020
THAILAND :Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) conducted India Luxury Virtual Connect (ILVC), India’s first-ever virtual roadshow, which was designed exclusively for leading travel Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 20 July, 2020
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India INDIA :
  • 20 July, 2020
- Tourism Ministry pitches India as the land of Buddha Read More...
- PUNJAB : Government taking steps to promote Digital Tourism Read More...
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Australia AUSTRALIA : Temporary Visa holder’s family in India gets exemption from Australia’s travel ban
  • www.sbs.com.au
  • 20 July, 2020
Adelaide-based skilled regional visa holder Ugandar Babu could not believe his luck when he received an email from the Australian Border Force notifying him that his request for travel exemption Read More...
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Dubai DUBAI’S drive to re-open for tourism gets five star rating
  • www.article.wn.com
  • 20 July, 2020
Movenpick GM says positive signals increase on daily basis as Culligan plays key health and safety role. The Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City – working with Culligan to deliver Read More...
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Cyprus CYPRUS : Tourism ministry to launch “gamechanger for Cyprus”
  • www.cyprus-mail.com
  • 19 July, 2020
A new tourism product scheduled to launch in the beginning of 2021 will help spread tourism to the mountain and rural areas of the island, the Deputy Minister Read More...
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NewZealand NEW ZEALAND : DUNEDIN Tourism Operator launches virtual tours for world’s locked-out travellers
  • www.nzherald.co.nz
  • 19 July, 2020
After bookings for a booming tour business stopped after Covid-19 hit, a Dunedin business woman decided to "change it up" rather than concede. Bookatour owner Bex Hill, of Walton Park Read More...
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SouthKorea SOUTH KOREA mulls travel bubbles with Thailand, 2 other countries
  • www.bangkokpost.com
  • 19 July, 2020
South Korea will seek travel bubble or selective border openings with Asian neighbours like Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam where Covid-19 spread has been contained to aid tourism industries Read More...
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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 19 July, 2020