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New Zealand NEW ZEALAND to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19
  • mcdowellnews.com
  • 06 April, 2021
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand announced Tuesday it will open a long-anticipated travel bubble with Australia on April 19 now that both countries have been successful in stamping out the spread of the coronavirus Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE to accept COVID-19 digital travel pass from next month
  • whbl.com
  • 05 April, 2021
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore will next month accept visitors who use a mobile travel pass containing digital certificates for COVID-19 tests and vaccines, its aviation regulator said on Monday, becoming one of the first countries to adopt the initiative Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND : PHUKET in mass COVID-19 vaccination drive ahead of tourism reopening
  • www.channelnewsasia.com
  • 05 April, 2021
PHUKET: In Thailand, it's the all-important tourism sector that has jumped to the head of the COVID-19 vaccination line, with the country's most popular resort island embarking on a mass inoculation programme two months ahead of the rest of the country Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY launches vaccination campaign for tourism professionals
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 05 April, 2021
ISTANBUL, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Turkey has launched a vaccination campaign for tourism professionals to boost a vital industry heavily impacted in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program covers the principal players in the tourism industry, including employees of accommodation Read More...
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UAE UAE : DUBAI tourism authority relaxes Covid-19 hotel occupancy restrictions
  • www.hoteliermiddleeast.com
  • 04 April, 2021
Covid-19-related restrictions on hotel operations in Dubai have been relaxed, according to a circular sent by the Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. The circular tells industry stakeholders that they can now operate at 80 percent capacity, up from the 70 percent Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL : First tourists from Israel arrive with COVID-19 vac certificate
  • www.greekcitytimes.com
  • 04 April, 2021
ISRAEL : First tourists from Israel arrive with COVID-19 vac certificate Read More...
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New Zealand NEW ZEALAND readies Tourism Industry for Sustainable Return
  • www.travelpulse.com
  • 29 March, 2021
Prior to the pandemic, the zeitgeist surrounding overtourism was growing exponentially in both volume and number as reports came in from popular destinations virtually overrun by Instagram-driven hordes. Residents in popular tourist areas struggled to view the visitor industry Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY to secure its place as COVID-19-safe travel hotspot
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 28 March, 2021
As the pandemic continues to weigh on the global tourism sector, some countries are more severely affected and some are trying to cushion themselves with state support, health initiatives and rapid vaccine rollouts. Having developed trust in Turkey’s tourism industry Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL resumes International Travel
  • www.themedialine.org
  • 28 March, 2021
Israelis are starting to vacation abroad as the country reaps the benefits of its world-leading vaccination drive. A recent Supreme Court ruling canceled governmental restrictions on flights, allowing travel to resume for those with local citizenship Read More...
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Qatar QATAR strengthens tourism offer with a new iconic city
  • www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au
  • 27 March, 2021
Located north of Doha’s West Bay, the new city of Lusail is a major urban project in Qatar and the first development of its kind. Located across 38 square kilometres, the vision is for the city to be a blend of residential and commercial neighbourhoods, including 22 hotels Read More...
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Poland POLAND to allow in Israeli travelers without need for quarantine
  • www.timesofisrael.com
  • 27 March, 2021
Poland will begin allowing Israeli tourists to travel to the country without the need to quarantine, the Israeli Foreign Ministry indicated on Friday. The ministry referenced a Polish government order issued Thursday allowing vaccinated Israeli citizens or those with a negative coronavirus test Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND to allow vaccinated tourists quarantine-free entry into Phuket this summer
  • www.foxnews.com
  • 27 March, 2021
Thailand is expected to suspend its mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated tourists visiting the island of Phuket, starting this summer. The country will also be shortening its quarantine period from 14 days to 10 for people entering the country from abroad Read More...
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Indonesia INDONESIA : BALI set to welcome tourists in July
  • www.aa.com.tr
  • 27 March, 2021
Indonesia is planning to reopen Bali province to foreign tourists in July, according to an official Friday. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the government will also prepare a travel corridor, or travel bubble, with other countries to boost tourism arrivals Read More...
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UAE UAE approves multiple-entry tourist visas for all nationalities
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 22 March, 2021
As per the latest news developments, the UAE Cabinet has approved a proposal for multiple tourist entry visas for all nationalities. This move comes in the wake of reviving tourism in the Emirates. Reportedly, the cabinet also approved 'Virtual Visa' Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL lifts COVID travel restrictions for Citizens, reopens Egypt Crossing
  • www.haaretz.com
  • 21 March, 2021
Months into its mass coronavirus vaccination campaign, Israel sees a drop in COVID infections and in the number of serious cases. Israel has reopened commerce and culture for vaccinated people, but some restrictions remain on inbound and outbound flights. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 6,085 Israelis have died of the virus Read More...
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Romania ROMANIA, GREECE aim for speedy bilateral travel arrangement
  • apnews.com
  • 20 March, 2021
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania and Greece are looking to set up a travel arrangement using their own vaccine certificates that would open up tourism between the two countries as soon as next month, officials said Friday. At a press conference in Bucharest, Greek Tourism Minister Read More...
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China CHINA opens its borders to foreigners who take Chinese shots
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 20 March, 2021
Hong Kong (CNN) — China is making it easier for foreigners to enter the country. But there's one condition: they need to have received a China-made Covid-19 vaccine. At least 23 Chinese embassies around the world issued new visa policies over the past week with this condition Read More...
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Nepal NEPAL : In a bid to boost tourism, Nepal lifts mandatory quarantine for vaccinated tourists
  • kathmandupost.com
  • 19 March, 2021
Nepal has removed quarantine requirements for visitors who have got both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, a move aimed at boosting pandemic-depressed travel and tourism business. Tourism Minister Bhanubhakta Dhakal told the Post on Friday that the decision to remove quarantine requirements for such foreign tourists Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND to Reduce Quarantine for Visitors to Revive Tourism
  • finance.yahoo.com
  • 19 March, 2021
Thailand will shorten the mandatory quarantine period for foreign travelers from next month but deferred a decision on recognizing vaccine certificates for easier global mobility amid a spike in global virus cases. A panel chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Friday approved curtailing the quarantine to 10 days Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE AIRLINES successfully implements IATA Travel Pass pilot
  • www.aerospace-technology.com
  • 18 March, 2021
Singapore Airlines has successfully implemented the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass mobile application pilot on its flight to London, UK. The implementation follows after the platform’s first full deployment with the carrier earlier this month Read More...
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Iceland ICELAND opens borders for vaccinated visitors to boost tourism
  • kelo.com
  • 17 March, 2021
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Iceland will this week open its borders to all visitors who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 without mandatory testing or quarantine, as it hopes more tourists will help revive its coronavirus-hit economy. "The Icelandic government has announced that all those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Read More...
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Europe EU sets out virus pass plan to allow free travel by summer
  • www.wokv.com
  • 17 March, 2021
BRUSSELS — (AP) — The European Union's executive body proposed Wednesday issuing certificates that would allow EU residents to travel freely across the 27-nation bloc by the summer as long as they have been vaccinated, tested negative for COVID-19 or recovered from the disease Read More...
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Australia AUSTRALIA plans to restart International Travel With COVID-19 Bubble with Singapore
  • www.voanews.com
  • 15 March, 2021
SYDNEY - Australia is working on an ambitious plan to establish Singapore as a COVID-19 quarantine gateway and potential vaccination hub for returning Australians, international students and business travelers. The deal with Singapore could allow passengers en route to Australia to satisfy strict biosecurity rules before arrival Read More...
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England ENGLAND : Portugal and Mauritius removed from England's Covid travel ban 'red list
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 15 March, 2021
Portugal and Mauritius have been removed from England’s travel “red list” in the first major change to rules for international arrivals in months. It means people will be allowed to travel from the two countries, as well as Madeira and the Azores, to England again, and non-British residents and nationals Read More...
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Peru PERU suspends mandatory 14 days quarantine for tourists
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 15 March, 2021
The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism - MINCETUR and the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Export and Tourism – PROMPERÚ has issued an official statement for tour operators, tourism industry agents and tourists that mandatory 14 days quarantine for tourists is suspended and they can enter the country Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL revs up to reopen for tourism
  • www.jns.org
  • 15 March, 2021
With apologies to Emma Lazarus and her poem “The New Colossus” that adorns the Statue of Liberty, for many, that yearning to be in Israel—even the glimmer of a hope to be able to make the trip—can come down to a particular sight or sound, smell or taste that’s a welcome balm to today’s COVID Read More...
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Dubai DUBAI : This is why Dubai is the most preferred medical tourism destination in the region
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 14 March, 2021
Dubai: An overseas cancer patient suffering with cancer of the larynx and pharynx got a new lease of life, as skilled Dubai doctors operated on him in a rare surgery lasting over six hours. The patient, who flew in from Seychelles in October 2020, was able to return home Read More...
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Oman OMAN ranks second at Arab countries’ level in sustainable tourism index
  • www.timesofoman.com
  • 13 March, 2021
Brussels: Oman has been ranked second at the Arab countries’ level and 57th at the world level in Sustainable Tourism Index 2020, according the report of Euromonitor International Research Corporation. Jordan secured the first place, United Arab Emirates came third and Tunisia was placed fourth Read More...
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France FRANCE has eased travel restrictions for seven countries
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 12 March, 2021
Good news for travellers from certain countries as France is now going to ease some restrictions on international travellers out of Europe. The countries in question are Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Australia, Britain, Israel, and Singapore Read More...
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Greece GREECE aims to open up for tourism this May
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 11 March, 2021
The latest country to roll our new rules for tourism is Greece. According to latest guidelines, COVID-19 vaccinated tourists who have antibodies or test negative can travel to the country in the summer of 2021. The country led calls for an EU-wide vaccination certification Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE to Test 'First Full Deployment' of IATA Travel Pass App
  • www.businesstravelnews.com
  • 08 March, 2021
Singapore Airlines later this month will begin testing the International Air Transport Association's Travel Pass mobile health verification app on flights from Singapore to London, the carrier announced. Beginning March 15, passengers on that route using Apple iOS-enabled phones will be able to download the Travel Pass app Read More...
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England ENGLAND launches mandatory travel declaration form for overseas trips
  • www.lonelyplanet.com
  • 08 March, 2021
Travelers wanting to leave England to go overseas now have to complete a travel declaration form to confirm that they are legally allowed to travel abroad. Failing to do so could result in them being fined. Stay at home restrictions are in place in the country, and English residents are only allowed Read More...
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Greece GREECE eyes lifting COVID curbs in retail before end-March, tourism in May
  • www.reuters.com
  • 08 March, 2021
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece plans to lift COVID-19 restrictions in the retail sector and open schools before the end of March and begin to re-open the tourism sector in May ahead of the vital summer season, a government spokeswoman said on Monday Read More...
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Dubai DUBAI TOURISM vaccinates staff of 20 Palm Jumeirah hotels
  • www.hoteliermiddleeast.com
  • 07 March, 2021
Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has successfully vaccinated staff across 20 of Palm Jumeirah’s most iconic hotels. Working with the Ministry of Health & Prevention, as well as various hospitality stakeholders, more than 10,000 staff have received their jab of the Covid-19 vaccine Read More...
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Cyprus CYPRUS first off the block to open gates to tourists
  • www.greekcitytimes.com
  • 07 March, 2021
Cyprus has announced that it will throw open its borders to British holidaymakers who have been fully vaccinated from May 1. Inoculated Britons will be free to enter the country without needing to have a negative Covid test or quarantine, the Cypriot tourism ministry said on Thursday Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT : 'Suffocated' by COVID-19, Egypt's tourism is set for revival
  • www.nation.com
  • 07 March, 2021
The tourism sector, which constitutes some 15 percent of the nation's income, shrunk significantly in 2020 due to the pandemic that has so far killed nearly 11,000 people in Egypt. But as the North African nation kicks off its mass vaccination drive, some Egyptians are hopeful that the tough Read More...
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California CALIFORNIA says Disneyland and other amusement parks can reopen April 1
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 07 March, 2021
Disneyland Resort in Southern California will be allowed to reopen with capacity limits starting April 1, state Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly announced Friday. While Walt Disney World Resort in Florida reopened with capacity limits back in July 2020, California's more stringent Covid-19 Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND plans waiving quarantine for covid-vaccinated tourists
  • www.livemint.com
  • 02 March, 2021
Thailand may scrap its two-week mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors with proof of Covid-19 vaccination as the Southeast Asian nation seeks to revive its pandemic-hit tourism industry. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said on Tuesday his government will consider allowing visitors who can Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND’S Tourism seeks to reopen country by July 1
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 01 March, 2021
The Open Thailand Safely campaign has laid out its arguments in a petition which will underpin a formal request to the Royal Thai Government to respond favorably to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination programs underway in Europe, USA and other Thailand tourism source markets Read More...
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Europe EU to propose a ‘digital pass’ for COVID-19 vaccination/test status to help safer travel
  • www.techcrunch.com
  • 01 March, 2021
The European Commission has said it will present a legislative plan later this month for what it’s calling a “digital green pass” — aka a digital certificate — which it says will be aimed at facilitating cross-border travel in the age of coronavirus Read More...
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Phuket PHUKET aims to become ‘immunity island’ for tourists as it seeks post-coronavirus bounce-back
  • www.scmp.com
  • 28 February, 2021
At Phuket’s Chalong pier, boat driver Mang is in rare, high spirits: he has just had his first paying guests in two months. But for other tour boat operators in the area, surviving until the Thai borders fully reopen to tourists is another question Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT tourism ‘to reach pre-Covid levels by autumn 2022’
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 28 February, 2021
Tourism in Egypt will return to pre-pandemic levels by autumn 2022, a government minister was quoted as saying in an Arab News report. Minister of tourism and antiquities Khaled Al-Anani said the sector’s recovery and restoration to pre-pandemic levels would be because of countries’ Covid-19 Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY’S tourism industry puts hopes on safety measures for new season
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 26 February, 2021
With the tourism season not far ahead, the Turkish tourism industry representatives put their hope in measures that the country has required from facilities to allow for safe holidays amid the coronavirus pandemic. The strict safety and hygiene measures the government introduced earlier last year Read More...
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UAE UAE : DUBAI gets global recognition for keeping tourists safe during pandemic
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 22 February, 2021
Good news for Dubai! The city has received top global recognition for keeping tourists safe during COVID-19 pandemic. Marcelo Risi, chief of the Communications Department of World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) said that Dubai deserves recognition Read More...
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India INDIA: New travel rules for international arrivals from 22 February
  • www.india.com
  • 22 February, 2021
Coronavirus International Air Travel Guidelines: Keeping in mind the rising cases of coronavirus in many states, including Maharashtra, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare this week has issued a set of new guidelines for international arrivals which will come into effect from today Read More...
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India INDIA may soon reopen doors for foreign tourists from 'COVID-safe' countries
  • www.businesstoday.in
  • 19 February, 2021
India may soon reopen its doors to foreign travellers from nations where the coronavirus situation is in check, albeit the tourists follow the necessary health protocols. The inter-ministerial talks are on in this regard for a "calibrated resumption of tourist visas on a country Read More...
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Sri Lanka SRI LANKA opens for quarantine-free "bubble" tourism
  • www.businesstraveller.com
  • 18 February, 2021
Sri Lanka is allowing foreigners to enter under “bio bubbles” during their first two weeks on arrival. Since January, the Southeast Asian nation has waived quarantine requirements for leisure travellers, allowing them to leave the confines of their hotel rooms, subject to a number of restrictions Read More...
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America WYNN RESORTS secures top rankings on Forbes Travel Guide list
  • www.reviewjournal.com
  • 18 February, 2021
Forty Las Vegas establishments have made Forbes magazine’s 2021 list of five-star, four-star and recommended resorts, restaurants and spas, the publication announced. The Forbes Travel Guide is peppered with properties affiliated with Wynn Resorts Ltd., MGM Resorts International and Las Vegas Sands Corp. in Las Vegas Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL, CYPRUS agree travel deal for vaccinated citizens
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 14 February, 2021
JERUSALEM: Israel and Cyprus have agreed in principle a deal allowing coronavirus-vaccinated citizens of the two countries to travel between them without limitations, once flights resume, Israel’s president said Sunday Read More...
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South Africa SOUTH AFRICA starts $79 million fund to help tourism industry
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 27 January, 2021
South Africa’s government started a 1.2 billion rand ($79.4 million) fund aimed at reviving the ailing tourism industry. South Africa’s government started a 1.2 billion rand ($79.4 million) fund aimed at reviving the ailing tourism industry.(Unsplash) Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES : How the Maldives became the biggest 2020 international tourism success story
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 17 February, 2021
(CNN) — In most destinations, being a million tourists short over the previous year would be a huge cause for concern, the result of a horrible natural disaster. But that was before 2020, and before the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we travel forever Read More...
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Spain SPAIN betting on vaccine passports to revive summer tourism
  • www.reuters.com
  • 17 February, 2021
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain hopes the introduction of vaccination passports combined with pre-travel COVID-19 testing will allow British tourists to return to Spanish destinations this summer, a tourism ministry source told Reuters on Tuesday Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL : JERUSALEM to light up iconic sites as first major tourism project of 2021
  • www.jpost.com
  • 16 February, 2021
Jerusalem announced its first tourism project for 2021, as the world begins to drum up strategies to exit from coronavirus lockdowns and reduce restrictions amid the global vaccination campaign. For its latest project, Jerusalem will be illuminating and transforming iconic landmarks into works of art Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL plans to reopen restaurants in March, restart tourism with Cyprus
  • www.reuters.com
  • 14 February, 2021
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel plans to reopen restaurants around March 9 and restart tourism with Cyprus as part of a gradual return to normality thanks to a COVID-19 vaccination campaign, officials said on Sunday Read More...
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South Africa SOUTH AFRICA to reopen 20 land borders to normal travel next week
  • www.reuters.com
  • 13 February, 2021
JOHANNESBURG, Feb 13 (Reuters) - South Africa will reopen 20 of its land borders to allow normal travel after restrictions were implemented to control rising COVID-19 infections last month, the Home Affairs Ministry said on Saturday Read More...
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Ethiopia ETHIOPIA awarded Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC
  • www.voice-online.co.uk
  • 13 February, 2021
ETHIOPIA IS the latest destination to be awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp – the world’s first-ever global safety and hygiene stamp – following major steps implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism last year to ensure safety for residents, travellers Read More...
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Denmark DENMARK : Covid passports could deliver a 'summer of joy, Denmark hopes
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 13 February, 2021
(CNN) — Like many countries around the world, Denmark is desperate to reopen the parts of its economy frozen by the pandemic. The kingdom of under six million people has become one of the most efficient vaccination distributors in Europe and aims to have offered its whole population a jab by June Read More...
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Istanbul ISTANBUL : Is Istanbul on Your Post-Covid Travel Wish List? Why Wait?
  • www.wsj.com
  • 12 February, 2021
FOR MOST AMERICAN visitors, Turkey’s biggest city is familiar and surprising at the same time. Stroll the streets of Istanbul and you’ll find Apple Stores, Shake Shacks and chic, hijab-covered women Rollerblading along the seaside, all against an age-old soundtrack—the call to prayer streaming through Read More...
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India INDIA and RUSSIA to start air travel bubble
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 10 February, 2021
India has now entered into an air travel bubble with Russia, which is due to start from February 17, 2021. According to the new air bubble between the two countries, air carriers of both these countries are permitted to operate flights to and from them. Even though India had banned Read More...
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India INDIA is changing the Future of Tourism: Here’s How
  • www.sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com
  • 09 February, 2021
India is changing the tourism game by making it just that – more like a game, with a special prize awarded to those who complete a thrilling challenge. The Ministry of Tourism, inspired by Prime Minister Modi, has launched a new campaign to encourage increased domestic tourism Read More...
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Greece GREECE, ISRAEL sign Tourism Pacts, easing COVID Travel Restrictions
  • www.haaretz.com
  • 09 February, 2021
Greece and Israel signed an accord on Monday to ease travel restrictions to Greece for Israelis with proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a move Athens hopes will support its bid to use vaccination certificates to save its battered tourism sector Read More...
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Middle East The Path to Peace in the Middle East
  • www.hospitalitynet.org
  • 08 February, 2021
The Abraham Accords agreement has set in motion a burst of business opportunities and intergovernmental agreements between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. It has also created exciting tourism prospects in the region for the first time in history. Israel's first-ever Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL’S ‘green passports’ plan may revive world tourism
  • www.scmp.com
  • 08 February, 2021
The country has vaccinated more of its population than any other and is in talks with Greece and Cyprus about allowing travel to resume. Diplomats in Beijing say preliminary talks with China are under way as it looks to set up reciprocal arrangements with other countries Read More...
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South Korean SOUTH KOREA's all-purple Banwol Island is a photographer's dream
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 08 February, 2021
A South Korean farming community has reinvented itself by transforming into an attraction perfect for the Instagram era. Banwol Island, off the west coast of southern South Korea, has become known as "the purple island" after painting the roofs of some 400 buildings a lovely shade of lilac Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL eases 3rd lockdown, lifting travel limit, restrictions on some businesses
  • www.timesofisrael.com
  • 07 February, 2021
Israel’s third nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 was eased on Sunday at 7 a.m. after over a month, as the country continues to grapple with thousands of daily new cases and a death toll that has reached well over 5,000 Read More...
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Krabi KRABI’S tourism sector sees light at the end of Covid tunnel
  • www.thestar.com.my
  • 07 February, 2021
BANGKOK, Feb 7 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): To see the disastrous impact of Covid-19 on Thailand’s tourism industry, look no further than Krabi. Tourist arrivals in the southern holiday province plummeted from an average of 6 million per year to just 1.5 million in 2020 Read More...
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Jaipur JAIPUR inches back to normal tourism after COVID-19
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 06 February, 2021
COVID-19 forced the entire world to stay home and this brought tourism to a halt. Positive signs were seen over the last few months and especially during the festive weekends last year. Latest travel trends including weekend getaways, family travel, and introduction of new tourism attractions started Read More...
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Jaisalmer JAISALMER tourism industry inks pact with private airline
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 05 February, 2021
JAISALMER: The district administration, on behalf of the local tourism industry, inked a pact with a private airline to resume to the city on Thursday. As per the pact, the local tourism industry will bear the losses incurred by SpiceJet in operating flights Read More...
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Greece GREECE Tourism Will Rebound This Summer: Prime Minister
  • www.skift.com
  • 05 February, 2021
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has forecast a strong rebound in tourism this summer, saying speedy vaccination drives in key markets including Britain and Israel will pave the way for tourists to return despite the current industry gloom Read More...
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Spain SPAIN will rely heavily on its World Heritage cities to revive tourism
  • www.themayor.eu
  • 04 February, 2021
Did you know that Spain is the third richest country in terms of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world? Even if you did not know, it is highly likely you would not be too surprised by that little piece of information. And it is exactly that lack of surprise that says a lot about the image that the country Read More...
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Dubai DUBAI : Bollywood Skyflyer - World's tallest swing ride now open in Bollywood Parks, Dubai
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 03 February, 2021
At 460 feet (140 meters) tall -- the same height as the Great Pyramid of Giza -- the new sky-high ride edges the previous record-holder by just 10 feet. Unveiled last week at Bollywood Parks Dubai, it set a new world record for the tallest swing ride, knocking the 450-foot-tall Orlando Starflyer out of the top-spot Read More...
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Phuket PHUKET’s top resort island plans to bring back vaccinated tourists by October
  • www.insider.com
  • 03 February, 2021
The resort island of Phuket in Thailand says it plans to welcome vaccinated tourists by October — and travelers would be able to bypass the country's mandatory two-week quarantine, Randy Thanthong-Knight reported for Bloomberg Read More...
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Japan JAPAN official says ‘Go To’ campaign in March might support the tourism industry
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 02 February, 2021
'There will be demand for travel during the spring school holidays in March, so we should think of doing a ‘Go To’ campaign to properly support the tourism industry': Hiroshige Seko said even as studies indicate that the campaign may have spread the coronavirus Read More...
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Sabah SABAH becomes increasingly popular for tourists across the world
  • www.scmp.com
  • 31 January, 2021
With its year-round equatorial climate, Sabah in Malaysian Borneo has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists from around the world. Its natural beauty, some of the most diverse wildlife in Asia, and its ethnic diversity – at least 30 ethnic groups live there – as well as its exotic headhunting past Read More...
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Russia RUSSIA resumes visa processing in India for all categories, including tourists
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 31 January, 2021
NEW DELHI: A new destination could soon open for Indian tourists eager to travel after months of staying put in their homes during the pandemic. Russia has resumed accepting all visa applications — including tourist visas — at its visa application centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata from Wednesday (Jan 27) Read More...
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Australia AUSTRALIA reopens ‘travel bubble’ with New Zealand
  • www.aljazeera.com
  • 31 January, 2021
Australia has reopened its “travel bubble” with New Zealand after the neighbouring country reported no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases for four days. The decision on Sunday marks the resumption of the only international arrivals to Australia who do not require 14 days in hotel quarantine Read More...
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UAE UAE - a global destination for medical tourism
  • www.wam.ae
  • 30 January, 2021
ABU DHABI, 30th January, 2021 (WAM) -- The United Arab Emirates has established itself as one of the best medical tourism destinations in the world over the past years, thanks to international confidence in its health sector, which has succeeded in attracting major medical institutions of international prestige Read More...
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Malaysia MALAYSIA aiming to boost Islamic tourism post-COVID-19
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 30 January, 2021
Islamic tourism is one of the prominent sectors in Halal industry and through tourism in Malaysia can diversify their economies or earn income from their foreign currency. As we can see, tourism has also become one of the biggest and potential revenues to generate income Read More...
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India INDIA : Rise of wellness tourism in India
  • www.newindianexpress.com
  • 27 January, 2021
Never before were yoga and wellness retreats so much in demand. With a renewed stress on holistic well-being, nutrition and rejuvenation, as an aftermath of the pandemic, more and more people are structuring short breaks and holidays Read More...
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India INDIA : JAIPUR : Night sky tourism takes-off in Jaipur
  • www.thestatesman.com
  • 23 January, 2021
Rajasthan has launched the unique night sky tourism in Jaipur that will be free of cost. State Minister of Arts and Culture, B.D. Kalla, in the presence of Chief Secretary Niranjan Arya, launched the project on Thursday aimed at garnering more tourists into the desert state Read More...
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Sri Lanka SRI LANKA reopens borders to international travelers
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 22 January, 2021
Sri Lanka Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga made the official announcement during a press conference on Thursday, confirming they would reopen the country's borders from January 21. Both of the country's international airports reopened on the same day Read More...
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Seychelles SEYCHELLES drops quarantine requirement for Covid-vaccinated travelers
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 19 January, 2021
The Seychelles has reopened its borders and dropped quarantine requirements to all travelers who've been vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully-vaccinated visitors are now permitted to enter the 115-island nation without having to quarantine for 10 days provided they present a negative PCR Read More...
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Spain SPAIN Plans to Establish ‘Vaccination Certificate’ to Recover Tourism Sector
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 19 January, 2021
Spain will soon be included on the list of European countries which are planning to soon introduce a ‘vaccination certificate’ that would facilitate the movement of travellers and help the tourism sector to recover from the damages caused by the Coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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Russia RUSSIA to resume air travel with India, 3 other countries from January 27
  • www.timesnownews.com
  • 16 January, 2021
Moscow: Russian authorities said on Saturday that flights between Moscow and the capitals of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar, suspended since the early weeks of the pandemic, would restart from Jan 27, after certain epidemiological criteria were met Read More...
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Florida FLORIDA is becoming a vaccine tourism destination as foreigners and out-of-staters head there to get a COVID-19 shot
  • www.businessinsider.in
  • 15 January, 2021
Although many states are now expanding their eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 vaccine, Florida was one of the first to offer the shot to adults aged 65 and older. The state's broad vaccination plan has attracted travelers hoping to take advantage from near and far Read More...
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India INDIA : LADAKH : India reopens famous Ladakh lake bordering China for tourism
  • www.aljazeera.com
  • 14 January, 2021
New Delhi, India – Even as the standoff between Indian and Chinese armies continues in the Himalayan region of Ladakh for eight months now, the local administration’s decision to reopen the Pangong Tso lake for tourism has come as a glimmer of hope for the local residents Read More...
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Oman OMAN grants visa-free travel to 103 countries
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 09 January, 2021
MUSCAT: Oman is opening up to tourism once again, and is taking a number of steps to encourage international travelers to visit. After announcing in July last year that tourist visas would be extended until March 2021, the Omani authorities have revealed that eligible citizens Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA to Lift Travel Ban on March 31
  • www.usnews.com
  • 08 January, 2021
CAIRO (REUTERS) - SAUDI Arabia will lift a ban on international flights from Wednesday March 31, the state news agency SPA said on Friday. The country will allow its citizens to travel abroad and then return from March 31, and will open all air, land and sea ports from the same date, the agency added Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES records over 10,000 tourist arrivals in first three days of 2021
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 05 January, 2021
MALE, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Maldives received over 10,000 tourists in the first three days of 2021, local media citing data from the Ministry of Tourism reported Tuesday. The official data showed that 2,500 tourists arrived on Jan. 1, 4,160 arrived on Jan. 2, and 4,195 arrived on Jan. 3 Read More...
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UAE UAE : DUBAI prepares for tourism rebound in 2021
  • www.en.wtcf.org.cn
  • 05 January, 2021
Almost six months on from reopening its borders to international visitors, Dubai has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its residents and holidaymakers, while preparing to ring in 2021 in style Read More...
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GCC 2021: The GCC will be ready to travel again
  • www.arabianbusiness.com
  • 03 January, 2021
It will be a lot better than 2020! A majority of the GCC population will be vaccinated by summer and ready to travel again, and we think a lot of people will be making up for lost time, similar to the ‘revenge travel’ we saw in China after the long lockdowns ended there Read More...
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Morocco MOROCCO : Morocco aims to become tourism hotspot for Israelis
  • www.ynetnews.com
  • 02 January, 2021
Alaoui estimates at least 50,000 Israelis had already visited the kingdom before diplomatic relations between the nations thawed in December. Many Israelis of Moroccan decent visit family members still living there or those that have passed and are buried in local cemeteries Read More...
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USA USA : TAMPA BAY named 2020’s busiest travel destination by Forbes
  • www.wfla.com
  • 31 December, 2020
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay area was the country’s most popular travel destination this year, according to a new report from Forbes. Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, Florida remained open to travelers who sought a change of environment amid local lockdown restrictions Read More...
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India INDIA : HIMACHAL PRADESH sees tourist influx due to snowfall, new year celebrations
  • www.tribuneindia.com
  • 30 December, 2020
After recent snowfall in several places in Himachal Pradesh, people from various parts of the country especially from neighbouring Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh are thronging its tourist hotspots to usher in the New Year Read More...
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Indonesia INDONESIA prioritizes health, safety to revive tourism
  • www.thejakartapost.com
  • 29 December, 2020
The government has vowed to prioritize health and safety in its efforts to revive the pandemic-battered tourism industry while highlighting new types of attraction that may offer promising business opportunities. Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Read More...
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Malaysia MALAYSIA considers reopening to tourism
  • www.businesstraveller.com
  • 29 December, 2020
Malaysia is considering easing its border restrictions in a bid to save its battered tourism industry. Any travel agreements will likely start with lower-risk countries in Asia-Pacific. “We are now working at negotiating with countries such as Singapore, Brunei, Korea, Japan Read More...
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India INDIA :
  • 23 December, 2020
- MEGHALAYA reopens to tourists
- KERALA : MUNNAR witnesses heavy tourist inflow
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Sri Lanka SRI LANKA welcomes tourists after 8-month-long coronavirus interruption
  • www.tribuneindia.com
  • 28 December, 2020
A group of Ukrainian tourists on Monday became the first batch of holidayers to visit Sri Lanka in more than eight months after the island nation put curbs on international travel due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Ukrainian group arrived as scheduled at the Mattala International Airport Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT plans to launch 3-year tourism promotion campaign abroad
  • www.salaamgateway.com
  • 27 December, 2020
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani held a meeting, on Saturday, to review their preparations for a new tourism promotion campaign abroad that would last for three years. The meeting came as part of the ministry’s readiness to prepare an integrated promotional Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY to be fastest-recovering country in tourism
  • www.aa.com.tr
  • 25 December, 2020
Turkey will be the fastest recovering nation next year in the tourism sector, the country's tourism minister said on Friday. Addressing Turkey's Innovation Week held virtually by the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM), Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said the country's tourism sector will also start to increase rapidly Read More...
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China CHINA : TIBET makes strong tourism recovery
  • www.ecns.cn
  • 24 December, 2020
The Tibet autonomous region has received more than 34 million domestic and overseas tourists this year, with revenues hitting 35.8 billion yuan ($5.4 billion), the Tibet Tourism Development Department said on Wednesday Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND : Tourism Authority of Thailand Offers ‘Happy DIY Set’ To Quarantined Tourists
  • www.india.com
  • 22 December, 2020
The mandatory quarantine period can get boring, especially when you are out for travelling. Meanwhile, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) along with the ASQ Thailand Club, is offering a ‘Happy DIY Set’ to foreign visitors who book and stay in Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) Read More...
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WTTC WTTC and WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Reinforce Partnership to promote Sustainable Growth in Travel & Tourism
  • www.hospitalitynet.org
  • 22 December, 2020
London, UK - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the World Economic Forum, today announce a reinforced partnership to promote the importance of the sustainable growth of the global Travel & Tourism sector Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND Opens For Tourism. Here's Everything You Need To Know
  • www.indiatimes.com
  • 20 December, 2020
Thailand is now fully open to visitors from all countries. According to reports, visitors will have to undergo the RT-PCR test and compulsory quarantine on arrival. They will also have to apply for a travel visa Read More...
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Malaysia MALAYSIA : LANGKAWI comes alive as tourists return
  • www.thestar.com
  • 20 December, 2020
LANGKAWI: The domestic tourism sector on this duty-free island, which has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, is finally coming alive with more flights arriving at the Langkawi International Airport (LIA) each day Read More...
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UNWTO UNWTO launches global ‘restart tourism’ campaign
  • www.businesstraveller.com
  • 15 December, 2020
The UNWTO Global Tourism Crisis Committee has united the tourism sector to formulate a sector-wide response to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Early on, the Committee released the first set of global recommendations to support jobs and economies through tourism Read More...
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UAE UAE : ABU DHABI reopens amidst vaccine optimism
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 14 December, 2020
Abu Dhabi has maximised its efforts to largely contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and hopes to preserve the health gains it has achieved in keeping everyone safe. After an 86% efficacy rate, the UAE has registered for a China-backed vaccine through which the country hopes to restart its economy Read More...
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UAE UAE gets a head start with winter tourism drive
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 13 December, 2020
The other GCC countries have also taken various efforts aimed at ensuring a speedy post-Covid recovery for their languishing hospitality industry, analysts have said. To encourage local tourism and promote its desert winters, the UAE has launched “The Most Beautiful Winter in the World” programme Read More...
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New Zealand NEW ZEALAND and COOK ISLANDS to launch quarantine-free travel bubble
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 12 December, 2020
New Zealand and the Cook Islands have agreed to a travel arrangement, the leaders of the two countries have announced, while Australians must wait a while longer to fly across the ditch Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE - HONG KONG travel bubble sparks surge in bookings, hopes for broader re-opening
  • www.nasdaq.com
  • 11 December, 2020
SYDNEY, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The opening of Asia's first "travel bubble" allowing tourism without quarantines since the pandemic hit has sparked a surge in searches and bookings for travel between Singapore and Hong Kong, stirring hopes the model could be rolled out more broadly Read More...
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Oman OMAN to give 10-day visa-free entry to 103 countries to boost tourism
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 10 December, 2020
Oman will exempt nationals of 103 counties from needing an entry visa for a stay of up to 10 days, police said on Wednesday, in a move to support tourism and shore up its struggling economy. Visitors must have a confirmed hotel reservation, health insurance and a return ticket Read More...
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Bali BALI ‘ready’ for international tourists before Christmas
  • www.thejakartapost.com
  • 10 December, 2020
The world-renowned resort island of Bali is ready to welcome international tourists before Christmas, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. UN WTO Asia and Pacific director Harry Hwang, who led a delegation to Bali for an on-site assessment Read More...
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UNWTO UNWTO report reveals worldwide easing of travel restrictions
  • www.businesstraveller.com
  • 06 December, 2020
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has released a report revealing that 70 per cent of destinations around the world have eased travel restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings were discussed in the eighth edition of the UNWTO’s Travel Restrictions Report Read More...
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Dubai DUBAI shows the world how to welcome tourists safely amid Covid-19
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 06 December, 2020
Dubai has emerged as a “leading example” of a city that is getting tourism back on track following its successful and gradual reopening of borders and economy, industry experts have said. They were addressing a webinar titled ‘Trust in Tourism 4.0: How Dubai Adapted Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE’S ‘Travel Revive’ could be demonstrable example for MICE tourism recovery
  • www.hotelierindia.com
  • 30 November, 2020
Singapore will not be able to rely on domestic tourism as only 176,000 domestic trips took place in 2019 when compared to 14.5 million international arrivals. Therefore, the country hosted the first physical travel trade show (Travel Revive) in Asia since the COVID-19 Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND to see more visitors, 'signal' for reopening after easing of travel curbs
  • www.gulftoday.com
  • 30 November, 2020
Thailand expects to receive 1,200 foreign visitors in both November and December, after a slight easing of travel curbs aimed at generating some income until a ban on mass tourism is lifted, its tourism authority chief said on Friday Read More...
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Cambodia CAMBODIA maintains its position as one of the world’s top tourism destinations
  • www.khmertimeskh.com
  • 28 November, 2020
Cambodia remains a world’s best tourism destination in 2020, the Ministry of Tourism said, stressing that scores of international institutions and websites specialising in rating the best tourism places around the world have ranked Cambodia among the best places to visit and live Read More...
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Oman OMAN : Tourism industry in Oman shows signs of renewed hope
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 26 November, 2020
Muscat: Oman received 7,000 visitors during the month of October this year according to facts shared by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NSCI) Oman. NCSI in its November report revealed that the number of visitors fell by 97.4 per cent this year as of October compared Read More...
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UAE UAE : ABU DHABI reports positive signs of tourism recovery
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 22 November, 2020
Abu Dhabi: The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi has announced significant increase in revenues from tourism activity in the capital in the third quarter of 2020. Findings from its quarterly industry development committee meeting revealed promising Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY : Halal Tourism in Turkey exceeds expectations
  • www.aa.com.tr
  • 16 November, 2020
Turkey's halal tourism industry has grown beyond expectations amid the pandemic, a top business representative has said. Emrullah Ahmet Turhan, secretary-general of the Halal International Tourism Organization, said: “As we predicted at the beginning of the pandemic Read More...
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India INDIA : New Travel Guidelines for International Travellers in India
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 14 November, 2020
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued new set of guidelines for International arrivals due to the rise in the COVID cases in Europe. These international arrivals include all overseas citizens of India cardholders and Persons of Indian Origin Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND announces new entry rules for foreign tourists
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 14 November, 2020
Thai authorities have announced that foreign tourists will again be allowed to visit Thailand. However, getting into the “Land of Smiles” will now be quite difficult, due to the COVID-19 pandemic Read More...
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Bali BALI hopes for tourism revival as vaccine trials progress
  • www.thejakartapost.com
  • 12 November, 2020
Residents and businesses on the Indonesian island of Bali are hoping that news on the progress of experimental coronavirus vaccines will help them rebuild confidence in travel and lure tourists back to the struggling holiday hotspot Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE and HONG KONG to start ‘travel bubble’ flights on Nov. 22
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 10 November, 2020
SINGAPORE — Quarantine-free leisure travel between Hong Kong and Singapore will resume on Nov. 22, according to details of a bilateral air travel bubble announced Wednesday Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT’S Giza Pyramids are getting a revamp to boost tourism
  • www.euronews.com
  • 10 November, 2020
The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the most recognisable tourist attractions in the world. The ancient Egyptian pharaohs built them to last forever and now, 4,500 years later, they’re getting a revamp Read More...
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Europe ISTRIAN TOURISM Continues to Shine - Hotels Work, Restaurants Full
  • www.total-croatia-news.com
  • 8 November, 2020
As Morski writes, this weekend in Rovinj, three large hotels are open and functioning: Grand Park, Lone and Eden. Maistra is too meticulous of a company financially to keep three big hotels open if it isn't paying off. In fact, there is a great demand for rooms Read More...
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India INDIA : LUCKNOW : Monuments reopen, heritage tourism looks up in Lucknow
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 5 November, 2020
Things have begun to look up for heritage tourism in Lucknow since monuments reopened after the Covid-19 lockdown. Officials said there is a considerable rise in footfall as people are visiting heritage structures to beat the lockdown blues. The number of visitors is expected to increase Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND is cutting down its mandatory quarantine for tourists to 10 days
  • www.sea.mashable.com
  • 4 November, 2020
He said, "The Disease Control Department has been ready for quarantine reduction for a long time now, but the case of the French woman made us withdraw the subject from the task force." A reference to a French woman who went through the 14 days mandatory quarantine but still tested positive Read More...
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Thailand Thailand to provide lifeline for ailing tourism sector
  • www.aa.com
  • 3 November, 2020
The Thai government on Tuesday will plan rescue packages for southern businesses severely affected by the novel coronavirus, local media reported. Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said the government would ask airlines to limit price hikes to help stimulate domestic Read More...
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Nepal Nepal reopens to adventurers
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 3 November, 2020
Adventurers looking to scale Nepal’s Himalayan peaks and trek its mountain trails can finally do so for the first time in seven months, as the country reopens to foreigners even as the coronavirus pandemic has left it short of hospital beds Read More...
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Machu Picchu Machu Picchu reopens to visitors after 8-month shutdown
  • www.washingtonpost.com
  • 2 November, 2020
Peru’s Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most-visited tourism sites, reopened to daily visitors this week for the first time since March. The ancient Inca citadel, which previously saw up to 5,000 travelers per day in pre-pandemic high season, will now allow only 675 visitors per day Read More...
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Portugal Portugal 'invites' Indian travelers to the 'country of contrasts
  • www.indiatribune.com
  • 2 November, 2020
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANSlife) The beautiful European country, Portugal, which is all set to welcome more international visitors, says it hopes to see tourists from India as well. IANSlife caught up with Claudia Matias, Director, Turismo de Portugal, India for an in-depth chat on the travel status in Portugal Read More...
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Singapore Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble could begin in November - Hong Kong finance secretary
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 2 November, 2020
SINGAPORE — The travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore could take effect within this month —and discussions are ongoing with other countries including Thailand and Japan, according to Hong Kong’s financial secretary Paul Chan Read More...
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Portugal Portugal is Europe's top travel destination for the fourth year in a row
  • www.illadelink.com
  • 2 November, 2020
Portugal has just been voted the best travel destination in Europe for the fourth year in a row in the 2020 edition of the World Travel Awards, the Oscars of Tourism, an award given by industry professionals whose ceremony this year took place in a virtual format Read More...
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India Tourists flock to Mussoorie: Long weekend getaways are back, so are hill destinations
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 30 October, 2020
Since entry restrictions have been eased and a COVID-19 negative report is no longer mandatory, the month of October has witnessed an increasing number of visitor footfalls over the extended weekend that began on October 2 Read More...
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India India’s importance for Singapore has increased over the last decade: GB Srithar, Singapore Tourism Board
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 29 October, 2020
From a travel and tourism perspective, India has grown in importance for Singapore over the last decade. Two areas that the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has focused on include strong travel trade engagement and innovative engaging consumer outreach projects Read More...
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Jamaica Jamaica Tourism Sees Cruise Ships on the Recovering Horizon
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 31 October, 2020
Buoyed by the success of the resilient corridor in safeguarding Jamaica’s tourism against the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), discussions have begun regarding the return of cruise ships to the port of Falmouth Read More...
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  • 14 October, 2020
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China CHINA : Tourists come pouring in China's 'Comeback City' Wuhan
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 26 October, 2020
Even as most of the world is still reeling under the effects of COVID-19 outbreak, especially nations with tourism at their core, China's Wuhan has come up as a surprise. This is the city where it all started, the pandemic that has ravaged the world by the name of Coronavirus or COVID-19 Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL to reopen Eilat, Dead Sea, declare them 'green tourist islands
  • www.jpost.com
  • 25 October, 2020
The Tourism Ministry's initiative to define the city of Eilat and the Dead Sea area as "green tourism islands" was approved on Sunday at a cabinet meeting. According to the outline, the coronavirus cabinet will be allowed to declare the city of Eilat and the hotel complex surrounding the Dead Sea Read More...
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Hong Kong HONG KONG : HKTB welcomes air travel bubble with SG, opens tourism with ‘360 Hong Kong Moments’
  • www.manilatimes.net
  • 25 October, 2020
Hong Kong and Singapore enjoy strong trade, investment, finance, tourism and people-to-people ties. Both cities are major aviation hubs, and the international air route between the two cities was among the busiest in the Asia-Pacific region before the pandemic Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL, UAE to allow citizens Visa-Free travel
  • www.wsj.com
  • 20 October, 2020
TEL AVIV—Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to allow their citizens reciprocal visa-free travel as direct flights begin, the first such arrangement between Israel and an Arab state aimed at bolstering business and tourism ties Read More...
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Japan JAPAN and CHINA to lift ban on business travel
  • www.asia.nikkei.com
  • 20 October, 2020
TOKYO -- Japan and China will conclude an agreement as early as this month on mutually reopening their borders for business travel, a move to accelerate economic activity between the two countries Read More...
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Hawaii HAWAII : Pre-travel testing program to allow tourists to visit Hawaii free of quarantine
  • www.cbsnews.com
  • 16 October, 2020
Angela Margos was among the first passengers in San Francisco to get on a plane headed for Hawaii, where travelers who test negative for the coronavirus will no longer be required to self-quarantine for two weeks Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE and HONG KONG : Travel between Singapore and Hong Kong is officially coming back
  • www.timeout.com
  • 16 October, 2020
Since March, Hong Kong and Singapore have kept their borders tightly closed. In both cities, residents have found themselves unable to travel, strict quarantines have been imposed, and short-term visitors have been banned. Now things are finally changing Read More...
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Iceland ICELAND’S tourism industry is preparing for a comeback
  • www.nytimes.com
  • 13 October, 2020
Tourism is undergoing a downturn all over the world, but several factors make Iceland particularly vulnerable to the industry’s crash: geographic isolation, a small domestic population, strict border measures and an economy that — after an extraordinary Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE plans to resume international travel safely
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 12 October, 2020
SINGAPORE — Singapore has no domestic air travel market and “can’t wait around for a vaccine” before allowing more visitors to enter through international flights, the country’s transport minister said on Monday Read More...
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Switzerland SWITZERLAND : Zurich offers enhanced Business Travel Accident insurance in COVID era
  • www.zurichna.com
  • 12 October, 2020
Zurich North America is introducing an enhanced Business Travel Accident Insurance solution that can help employers protect their employees in a world facing increasingly complex risks, underscored by a year of COVID-19, civil unrest and record-setting wildfires Read More...
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Australia AUSTRALIA in talks over quarantine-free travel
  • www.bbc.com
  • 11 October, 2020
Australia's government says it is in talks with several nations about quarantine-free travel, but warns that Europe and the US will not be on the list. The first agreement would be with New Zealand, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Read More...
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Hong Kong HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD introduce standard hygiene protocol for the safety of tourists
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 11 October, 2020
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has launched a cleaning certification program for all the tourist attractions and hotels to ensure visitors’ safety from COVID-19. HKTB along with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) have prepared a list of hygiene standards for hotels Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES : Tourism In The Maldives Slowly Recovering
  • www.smartaviation-apac.com
  • 8 October, 2020
Tourism in the Maldives is staging a gradual rebound since the island nation reopened on July 15, based on bookings with seaplane operator Trans Maldivian Airways and a number of resorts. A Trans Maldivian official, who declines to be named, tells Smart Aviation APAC that nearly Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND issues Special Tourist Visas to help revive economy
  • www.aseanbriefing.com
  • 7 October, 2020
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has issued a special tourist visa (STV) scheme that aims to encourage more foreign tourists and help revive the economy, shattered the pandemic. Applications for the STV are open from October 2020 to September 2021 and visitors can stay in the country Read More...
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Andaman ANDAMAN tourism industry looks forward to upcoming festive season for revival
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 04 October, 2020
With the Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ administration opening up some parts of the archipelago for tourism after a gap of six months, stakeholders in the industry are looking forward to Durga Puja Read More...
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Germany GERMANY eases world travel restrictions
  • www.tribuneindia.com
  • 02 October, 2020
Germany lifted its blanket warning against travelling to all countries outside the European Union (EU) early on Thursday, although little is likely to change for most travellers under the new regulation Read More...
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Panama PANAMA reopening to international tourism on Oct. 12
  • www.yoursun.com
  • 02 October, 2020
Officials in Panama announced the Central American country would reopen its borders to international visitors from all countries on Oct. 12. The Panama Tourism Authority worked closely with the Ministry of Health and other government authorities to implement strategic health Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND is set to welcome foreign tourists from next week
  • www.aa.com.tr
  • 02 October, 2020
Thailand will start allowing in foreign tourists from next week, authorities said on Friday. The Tourism Authority of Thailand confirmed that the Special Tourist Visa (STV) scheme will proceed as planned Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND to slowly restart tourism with flight from China
  • www.news.yahoo.com
  • 29 September, 2020
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will receive its first foreign vacationers when a flight from China arrives next week, marking the gradual restart of a vital tourism sector battered by coronavirus travel curbs, a senior official said on Tuesday Read More...
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Japan JAPAN to start easing travel advisory in stages from October
  • www.english.kyodonews.net
  • 28 September, 2020
Japan plans to start easing a travel advisory currently in place for 159 countries and regions in October, starting with those where the pace of new coronavirus infections is slow including Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam, sources close to the matter said Monday Read More...
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New Zealand NEW ZEALAND says travel bubble with parts of Australia could be within reach
  • www.washingtonpost.com
  • 28 September, 2020
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern raised hopes Monday that a travel bubble with Australia could still be within reach, after a resurgence of the novel coronavirus disrupted similar plans earlier this year Read More...
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Cyprus CYPRUS can emerge as winter tourism destination
  • www.cyprus-mail.com
  • 28 September, 2020
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Cyprus has the potential to emerge as a first-class winter tourist destination due to its very good epidemiological picture compared to other destinations, deputy minister of tourism Savvas Perdios has said Read More...
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China CHINA : Tourism boom in ‘Golden Week’ empowers China’s economic recovery
  • www.globaltimes.cn
  • 28 September, 2020
As the pandemic continues to cast a shadow on many countries and regions around the world, China quietly welcomes its eight-day National Day holidays starting Thursday Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL : Israeli tourism platform WishTrip wants to turn your destination dream into a destination game
  • www.geektime.com
  • 27 September, 2020
Global tourism destinations are in dire straits, and in need of some out-of-the-box thinking to engage better with the connected public. And this is exactly what the Israeli tourism management platform is trying to do by making your destination fantasies into an interactive game Read More...
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New Zealand NEW ZEALAND : Tourism New Zealand launches new virtual campaign in India, shares video messages of hope and care
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 21 September, 2020
Tourism New Zealand on Monday virtually launched its new campaign ‘Messages from New Zealand’ in India as part of its efforts to promote the country as a preferred destination Read More...
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Finland FINLAND gears up to protect winter tourism season
  • www.themayor.eu
  • 21 September, 2020
As the Finnish government takes its eyes off the summer season and begins preparations for salvaging whatever it can of the winter months, officials have introduced new draft legislation that aims to keep the country safe while simultaneously promoting travel and tourism Read More...
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India Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 20 September, 2020
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Uzbekistan UZBEKISTAN to resume int'l tourism next month
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 18 September, 2020
TASHKENT, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan has allowed tour operators to organize group tours for foreign citizens to visit the country from Oct. 1, the country's special commission on COVID-19 said Friday Read More...
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Hawaii HAWAII tentatively reopening to tourists October 15
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 18 September, 2020
Since June, Hawaii has been going back and forth on its decision-making around allowing tourists to return without a mandatory 14-day quarantine. Having announced target dates for reopening three previous times Read More...
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USA USA : CALIFORNIA tourism industry pushes for safe, responsible travel
  • www.calmatters.org
  • 18 September, 2020
To those who’ve heard it, the history of the Zanger family business represents the quintessential American success story: Italian immigrant family prospers through decades of hard work, innovation and luck Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA : The Red Sea Project
  • www.blooloop.com
  • 16 September, 2020
Located on Saudi Arabia’s west coast, TRSDC is building the world’s most sustainable luxury tourist destination, The Red Sea Project, the first phase of which is scheduled to open in 2022 Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE : Singaporeans aged 18 and above to receive S$100 worth of local tourism vouchers
  • www.channelnewsasia.com
  • 16 September, 2020
SINGAPORE: Every Singaporean aged 18 and above in 2020 is set to receive S$100 worth of SingapoRediscovers vouchers, which can be used on staycations, attraction tickets and tours Read More...
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Uganda UGANDA launches virtual Safari to kick-start tourism sector
  • www.africa.cgtn.com
  • 16 September, 2020
Uganda is ready to reopen its pandemic-bruised tourism sector with a live-streamed, virtual safari starting Tuesday. The virtual tour, featuring six videographers and photographers traversing across the country Read More...
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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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Destinations Re-Opening for Tourism
  • 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