Destination Updates

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IRCTC IRCTC starts special train for Char Dham Yatra
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 20 September, 2021
The State of Art Deluxe AC Tourist Train offers features including two fine dining restaurants, a modern kitchen, shower cubicles in coaches, sensor-based washroom functions, foot massager. The fully air-conditioned train also provides two types of accommodation Read More...
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UAE UAE hotels hit 62% occupancy as tourism industry continues Covid-19 recovery
  • www.arabianbusiness.com
  • 20 September, 2021
UAE hotels hit 62 percent occupancy in the first six months of 2021 as the tourism sector continues to rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic, ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai opening in October, state news agency WAM reported Read More...
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UAE UAE residents pick Europe for next holiday - and they intend to stay longer
  • gulfnews.com
  • 20 September, 2021
Dubai: UAE’s residents are already making their next holiday plans – and Europe will be their top choice, In fact, 56 per cent of respondents in a dnata Travel poll said they have narrowed down their choice to a destination in Europe Read More...
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UAE UAE: Domestic tourism to witness boost as Abu Dhabi relaxes entry rules
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 19 September, 2021
Domestic and inter-Emirate tourism is expected to rise now that Abu Dhabi has done away with pre-entry Covid-19 testing at border entry points, experts in the travel sector have said Read More...
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Phuket Phuket Sandbox received 33,059 international tourists so far
  • www.pattayamail.com
  • 19 September, 2021
The Phuket Sandbox programme has welcomed 33,059 international arrivals in the first two and a half months, from 1 July to 16 September, 2021. Fully vaccinated and with no need to quarantine, international travellers have come to Phuket on direct international flights operated by major airlines from points around the world Read More...
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Goa Goa open for visitors, ready to start tourism
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 18 September, 2021
PANAJI: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday that the government has written to the Union ministries of home affairs and external affairs to give special permission to allow charter flights into the tourist state Read More...
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UK UK eases travelling rules for vaccinated Indians
  • www.livemint.com
  • 18 September, 2021
In a bid to provide relief to people travelling to the United Kingdom as the UK government on Friday eased travel rules and guidelines for the people visiting the country Read More...
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Uttarakhand Uttarakhand High Court lifts ban on Chardham Yatra
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 September, 2021
The Uttarakhand government has moved quickly and notified the resumption of the Chardham Yatra in the state from today after the High Court bench headed by the Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan removed the stay on the annual yatra in June this year on the basis of a Public Read More...
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Greece Greece sees jump in international arrivals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 September, 2021
International air traffic to Greece picked up strongly in August at the peak of the summer tourism season, civil aviation authority data showed on Friday. Arrivals nearly doubled in that month to 3,042,098, from 1,666,222 a year earlier when the world Read More...
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Germany Germany Removes 14 Countries From List of High-Risk Areas
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 18 September, 2021
Starting from Sunday, September 19, travellers from Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Moldova, and Venezuela will face stricter entry restrictions when travelling to Germany, as the same have been placed in the list of high-risk areas Read More...
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Dubai Dubai eases travel restrictions ahead of Dubai Expo
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 17 September, 2021
The Dubai Expo is all set to welcome guests from far and wide. But what about covid travel protocols in the UAE? According to latest reports, the UAE has now relaxed its COVID travel rules for travellers from India. The expo will begin from October 1, and will go on until March 31, 2022 Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia may reopen to tourists from some countries in October
  • www.reuters.com
  • 17 September, 2021
JAKARTA, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Indonesia may allow foreign tourists to start returning to the popular resort island of Bali and other parts of the country by October after a sharp slide in COVID-19 cases, senior minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Friday Read More...
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West Bengal West Bengal: All wildlife sanctuaries are now open
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 September, 2021
The national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and tiger reserves in West Bengal are all set to welcome tourists with appropriate safety measures from September 16, after the state government announced to relax restrictions on wildlife safari and rides Read More...
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Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh will launch a new tourism circuit on Lord Ram’s stay
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 September, 2021
Chhattisgarh is all set to celebrate the launch of the state government’s ambitious ‘Ram Van Gaman Path Tourist Circuit’ project on the occasion of Navaratri on October 7. The state tourism board is using the festival occasion to introduce a new tourism circuit that follows the path traveled Read More...
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Chile Chile reopens borders to visitors ahead of summer tourism season
  • www.reuters.com
  • 16 September, 2021
SANTIAGO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Chile announced plans to reopen its borders to visitors on Wednesday in a bid to revive its ailing tourism industry ahead of the Southern Hemisphere summer and following a successful vaccination drive that has seen COVID-19 infections in the country plummet Read More...
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Europe European Tourists Travelling to Costa Rica in high number
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 16 September, 2021
A total of 21,969 tourists from European countries have visited Costa Rica during August, marking the highest number of European arrivals recorded so far in 2021 Read More...
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Kerala Kerala Tourism launches Caravan Tourism Policy
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 15 September, 2021
As part of introducing new products to attract new customers to God’s Own Country, Kerala Tourism has launched a new policy for Caravan Tourism for the State. The announcement of the new policy was made by the state Tourism Minister, PA Mohamad Riyas today in Thiruvananthapuram Read More...
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Australia Australia takes major step towards vaccine passports for international travel
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 13 September, 2021
The Morrison government has taken a major step towards establishing a vaccine passport for international travel, awarding a contract to international IT company Accenture for new digital passenger declarations Read More...
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India Indian villages have been nominated for UN’s WTO Award
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 13 September, 2021
Three Indian villages have been nominated in the Best Tourism Village category for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Award. Madhya Pradesh’s Ladhpura Khas village that is situated near the town of Orchha, is one such village Read More...
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Nepal Nepal tourism proposes V2V model to revive tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 September, 2021
With over 95 per cent of the tourism stakeholders across key destinations in the country claimed to have been vaccinated against Covid-19, the tourism industry of Nepal has proposed a V2V (Vaccinated-host to Vaccinated Tourist) model of reopening destinations Read More...
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Australia Australia : vaccine passports for international travel
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 13 September, 2021
The Morrison government has taken a major step towards establishing a vaccine passport for international travel, awarding a contract to international IT company Accenture for new digital passenger declarations Read More...
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Tanzania Tanzania to host first East Africa tourism expo
  • www.thecitizen.co.tz
  • 13 September, 2021
The expo aims to attract tourists and promoting investment in the tourism industry within the East African Community (EAC) member states Read More...
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Cuba Cuba easing entry restrictions in November
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 12 September, 2021
Havana, Cuba is readying to kick start its tourism season in November amid efforts to contain the sharpest spike in daily Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospitalisations since the onset of the pandemic early last year Read More...
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Bangkok Bangkok to reopen for fully vaccinated tourists from October 1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 September, 2021
Thailand plans to reopen Bangkok to fully vaccinated visitors in October, officials said Friday, as the kingdom seeks to salvage a tourism industry hammered by the pandemic. Before covid, tourism made up a fifth of Thailand's national income but severe travel Read More...
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Singapore Singapore Tourism to promote urban wellness experiences
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 September, 2021
ClassPass and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have launched a one-year partnership to jointly promote Singapore’s wellness offerings and enhance the city’s attractiveness as an urban wellness destination Read More...
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Dubai Dubai sees sharp surge in business, leisure travel
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 11 September, 2021
As the world battles new Covid-19 variants and rising cases, Dubai has secured its spot as one of the safest vacation destinations — and the proof is in the tourism boom. Ever since Dubai eased travel restrictions, the city has seen a surge in international visitors Read More...
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Greece Greece will remain open to US travelers
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 10 September, 2021
While a growing number of European Union member states are tightening entry requirements for visitors from the United States, authorities in Greece say the country will remain open to U.S. travelers through October, the end of tourist season Read More...
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Vietnam Vietnam: Phu Quoc reopening to tourism
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 10 September, 2021
Vietnam plans to reopen the beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists from next month, authorities said, as the country looks at ways to revive an economy suffering from extended lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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Canada Canada eases international travel restrictions
  • kitchener.ctvnews.ca
  • 10 September, 2021
WATERLOO - Large festivals in the region are hoping to capitalize on tourism dollars as Canada eases up on international travel restrictions. The move comes after a slow economic year for the hospitality industry Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong Tourism launches ‘West Kowloon’ for art and culture tourism
  • www.businesswire.com
  • 9 September, 2021
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) officially launched a West Kowloon neighbourhood programme, after featuring popular promotions “Old Town Central” and “Sham Shui Po – Every Bit Local” in the “Hong Kong Neighbourhoods” campaign Read More...
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Bahrain Bahrain set to become medical tourism hub'
  • www.gdnonline.com
  • 9 September, 2021
A PRIVATE healthcare facility is aiming to bolster Bahrain’s vision of becoming a medical tourism hub in the region by flying in world-renowned experts for specialist treatments. Under the International Visiting Professor (IVP) Programme launched by Al Salam Specialist Hospital Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia lifts travel restrictions on UAE
  • www.livemint.com
  • 8 September, 2021
Saudi Arabia will allow citizens to travel to the neighbouring United Arab Emirates. It has also lifted travel restrictions on South Africa and Argentina. Saudi Arabia will allow citizens to travel to the neighbouring United Arab Emirates Read More...
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Canada EU Citizens Fully Vaccinated Can Now Travel to Canada
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 8 September, 2021
The Government of Canada has announced that since yesterday, September 7, all European citizens who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease can travel to Canada for non-essential purposes Read More...
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Oman Oman is set to welcome visitors from GCC and western countries
  • www.gdnlife.com
  • 8 September, 2021
Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Tourism is now ready and eager to welcome travellers and visitors from GCC and western countries, backing on the Supreme Committee’s decision to permit anyone holding an approved vaccine certificate to enter the country from Wednesday Read More...
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Dubai Dubai gets world’s first ‘green’ mosque
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 7 September, 2021
Dubai just got the world's first ‘green’ mosque. As per the reports, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated the world's first green mosque, which also received platinum rating for green buildings by the Leadership for Energy Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia aims to welcome vaccinated foreigners by November
  • www.ttgasia.com
  • 7 September, 2021
Cambodia is working towards a possible reopening of borders for fully vaccinated international travellers by November this year, with Phnom Penh on track to becoming the most vaccinated city in South-east Asia Read More...
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Israel Israel: to reopen for small foreign tour groups
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
Israel will allow small foreign tour groups from selective countries to visit from September 19 under a pilot programme to kick-start tourism, the government said on Sunday. Tour groups of between 5 and 30 people from countries on Israel's green Read More...
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Israel Israel: to reopen for small foreign tour groups
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
Israel will allow small foreign tour groups from selective countries to visit from September 19 under a pilot programme to kick-start tourism, the government said on Sunday. Tour groups of between 5 and 30 people from countries on Israel's green Read More...
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India Indians can now travel to Canada via a third country
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
Indians can now fly to Canada if they stop over at a third country and get an RT-PCR test done. From September 7, Indians can now use places in the Middle East to transit to Canada, after popular destinations like Turkey, Dubai and Abu Dhabi relaxed norms Read More...
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India India to have one of the largest pavilions at Expo2020 Dubai
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
India will have one of the largest pavilions at the ensuing Expo2020 at Dubai. The six-month long World Expo is slated to begin on October 1 where over 190 countries are participating and showcasing their unique capabilities in various areas and opportunities for investment Read More...
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India Abu Dhabi: updates 'Green List'; effective from September 6
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 06 September, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT- Abu Dhabi) has issued the updated ‘Green List’ for travel to Abu Dhabi that will be effective from September 6, 2021 (12:01am UAE time) Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi: DCT signs MoU with Emirates Tourist Guide Association
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 05 September, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Tourist Guide Association to improve tourism guidance, promote tourism in the emirate, and connect tourist guides with the tourism and culture sectors Read More...
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Turkey Turkey removes quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated Indian
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 September, 2021
The Turkish Embassy in New Delhi has announced that fully vaccinated Indian travellers will not be required to undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine in Turkey from September 4. Sharing the updated guidelines, the Embassy said that the travellers will be eligible for the quarantine exemption Read More...
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Philippines Philippines to lift travel ban on India
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 04 September, 2021
The Philippines will lift the travel ban for all inbound travellers from India and nine other countries starting from September 6 despite the rising Covid-19 cases fuelled by the highly contagious Delta variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Saturday Read More...
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Spain Spain: Tourism Increases by 78%
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 03 September, 2021
International tourist arrivals in Spain have returned to pre-pandemic levels with an increase of 78.3 per cent being detected this year and the figure showing that a total of 4.4 million arrivals were registered in July Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia: set to reopen Langkawi islands to tourists
  • www.straitstimes.com
  • 03 September, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia plans to reopen the tourist haven of Langkawi islands as it renews efforts to rebuild parts of the economy worst hit by the pandemic Read More...
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Mauritius Mauritius: is opening for tourists on October 1
  • www.onmanorama.com
  • 02 September, 2021
After a long break, the land of the sun and the sand is open to tourists from October 1st. This spells good news for a legion of tourists who have been missing their favourite holiday destination. This Indian Ocean Island is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs Read More...
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Indore Indore: Dubai flight resumes after 17 months
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2021
Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumed operations on Wednesday, after being stopped in March last year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia attended virtually a programme organised at the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport Read More...
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Fiji Fiji: Tourism shares its reopening plans
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2021
As border restrictions ease and travel resumes, destinations will need to market themselves differently so that travellers perceive them as aspirational as well as safe. Similar to other leisure tourism destinations, Fiji will also be going for the same markets Read More...
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UAE UAE tourist visa services resumed ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 01 September, 2021
VFS Global has resumed the tourist visa services for Indians travelling to UAE effective August 30, a day after the country announced the reopening of borders for fully vaccinated travellers. Currently, the service is available for Emirates Airlines and FlyDubai customers only Read More...
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UAE UAE:Open up travel to all vaccinated people
  • economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2021
The United Arab Emirates announced it will resume issuing visas to all tourists fully vaccinated against Covid from Monday, a month before Dubai hosts the delayed Expo 2020 trade fair Read More...
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Meghalaya Meghalaya: set to reopen borders for tourists
  • www.idiva.com
  • 30 August, 2021
The Meghalaya government has taken the decision to open the state’s border for tourists from September 1st, 2021 after a cabinet meeting in Shillong. The Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, took to Twitter to share the news, and add some important announcements as well Read More...
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China China: Universal Studios open first theme park in China
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2021
China is all set to get a Universal Studios theme park, which will be the first in the country. The theme park is opening in the city of Beijing in the month of September. As of now, the opening date is set for September 20 Read More...
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India Goa: No RT PCR required for fully vaccinated tourists
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2021
In a recent travel update, the Bombay High Court at Goa has allowed fully vaccinated people (tourists or not) to enter the state without providing a negative RT PCR test report. Apparently, the government of Goa had submitted an application in the High Court to allow fully vaccinated people Read More...
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Mauritius Mauritius further eases travel protocols for vaccinated travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 31 August, 2021
The Mauritian government has further eased the isolation protocols for incoming international visitors as fully vaccinated travellers will now have to spend only seven days in a designated, special ‘resort bubble’ hotel instead of 14 days Read More...
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India Uttar Pradesh: Cruise service in Ayodhya from November
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 August, 2021
Devotees and tourists will be able to set sail on the Saryu River when the Ramayana Cruise Service begins in Ayodhya before Deepotsav. The state-of-the-art luxury cruise ship will be operated by the Alaknanda Cruiseline, which launched the Alaknanda cruise service Read More...
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Qatar Qatar: Tourism announces tour guides training programme
  • www.iloveqatar.net
  • 30 August, 2021
Qatar Tourism is offering its Tour Guide Training Programme to give practicing tour guides and eligible residents the opportunity to enhance their skills in the tourism sector. Developed by Qatar Tourism in collaboration with stakeholders Read More...
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Italy Italy lifts quarantine on vaccinated British visitors
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 August, 2021
Fully-vaccinated Britons arriving in Italy with a negative Covid-19 test will no longer have to do quarantine from Tuesday, the health minister said. Roberto Speranza tweeted Saturday that he had signed a decree ending Read More...
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Ukraine Ukraine pins hopes on Gulf visitors for pandemic-hit tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 30 August, 2021
Saudi tourists ride horse-drawn carriages, pose for portraits by street artists and play chess on benches with locals in Lviv, a city in Ukraine more accustomed to hosting European guests Read More...
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Ladakh Ladakh: Soon Indian tourists will be able explore protected areas without ILP
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 29 August, 2021
In a bid to promote tourism, the Ladakh government has decided to end the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system for Indians and local residents wanting to explore protected regions of Ladakh. The announcement was made by Mehboob Ali, secretary for tourism and culture in Ladakh Read More...
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South Africa S.Africa to introduce huge discounts to encourage local travel
  • www.sify.com
  • 29 August, 2021
Johannesburg, Aug 29 (IANS) South Africa Tourism (SAT) has launched the 2021 'Sho't Left Travel Week' during which tourists are given huge discounts to encourage local travel to revive the sector Read More...
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Bihar Bihar: Mahabodhi temple reopening enthuses tourism industry
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 29 August, 2021
GAYA: With world-heritage Mahabodhi Mahavihara reopening for visitors, stakeholders in tourism industry suffering from financial constraints are now hopeful of some relief in the coming days. Their eyes are now set on the fortnight-long Pitripaksha Mela beginning from September 19 Read More...
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India Railways has Launched Vistadome Trains in Assam, West Bengal
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 August, 2021
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Thursday said it will introduce Vistadome tourist special train services in two popular routes -- Guwahati-New Haflong in Assam and New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar Junction in West Bengal from Saturday Read More...
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India Meghalaya to reopen tourism from September 1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 28 August, 2021
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday announced reopening of the state's tourism sector from September 1 with relaxations of Covid protocols for travellers. Tourists, who have been fully inoculated, will be allowed to visit Meghalaya Read More...
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Paris Paris attraction drives tourists into the Seine
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 August, 2021
It looks like a bus that has taken a wrong turning, speeding down a slipway into the River Seine, scattering swans and prompting screams from the passengers. But when the splash subsides, the bus floats serenely along the river Read More...
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Kenya Kenya: Sporting events keep spotlight as a Destination
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 27 August, 2021
While the world is reeling under the ill-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kenya has been keeping the spotlight on the destination by hosting back-to-back sporting events in the country over the last few months. The African country has successfully hosted four international Read More...
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Dubai Dubai: World's largest and tallest observation wheel to open
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 26 August, 2021
The world's largest and tallest observation wheel will open here in the UAE on October 21, the latest landmark to join Dubai's long list of record-breaking attractions, according to an official announcement. At nearly twice the height of the London Eye Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka reopens for fully-vaccinated Indian travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 25 August, 2021
Sri Lanka is all set to welcome tourists from India as it allows fully vaccinated travellers from India (including transit) from August 19. Non-Vaccinated or Partially Vaccinated travellers will not be allowed to enter however Indian passengers recovered from Covid-19 Read More...
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Oman Oman is opening to tourists with vaccine certificates
  • www.timeoutdubai.com
  • 24 August, 2021
Dreaming of an international getaway that’s still close to home? Love to travel to Oman? We have great news. Oman will allow anyone holding an approved vaccine certificate to enter the country from Wednesday September 1. The flight ban list has also been terminated Read More...
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Greece Greece’s Travel Sector Records a 51% Increase in Travel Receipts
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 24 August, 2021
The Bank of Greece (BoG) has revealed through its latest report published on Monday that travel receipts of the country from January until June have increased by 51 per cent compared to the same period in 2020 Read More...
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German German Citizens Are Now Permitted to Travel to Singapore
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website and SafeTravel website for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore Read More...
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Venice Venice set to introduce an entry fee and booking system for tourists
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 23 August, 2021
Venice is set to impose an entry fee for visitors in a bid to prevent huge swathes of tourists descending on the city. Italian newspaper La Stampa reported over the weekend that a package of measures designed to control tourism Read More...
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India Hyderabad restarts direct flights to Male
  • www.bizzbuzz.news
  • 22 August, 2021
IndiGo aircraft took off from the city to Male amidst much fanfare at the airport on Sunday. Senior officials from GHIAL and IndiGo, along with other airport stakeholders were at the terminal to wish passengers and crew bon voyage Read More...
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Korea Korea Tourism Organization launches an online cultural course for travellers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 22 August, 2021
The Korea Tourism Organization office in New Delhi is introducing a Korean culture online course for travellers in India. The course aims to make Indians culturally aware about South Korea, and is tailored for culturally minded travellers Read More...
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Philadelphia Philadelphia ends all travel restrictions
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 22 August, 2021
The City of Philadelphia has ended all travel restrictions and has announced that more than 75 per cent of all Philadelphia adults have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, with at least 62 per cent of all Philadelphia adults now fully vaccinated Read More...
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India Sikkim opens Lachung for tourists
  • www.india.com
  • 21 August, 2021
Gangtok: The Sikkim government on Wednesday threw open Yumthang Valley in Lachung village for tourists, a week after it allowed similar relaxations in other famous destinations such as Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula, a notification said Read More...
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UAE UAE hotel occupancy jumps to 62% in H1 as tourism sector continues to recover
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 21 August, 2021
Hotels in the UAE recorded a surge in occupancy as hospitality sector revenue jumped more than 31 per cent during the first half of the year, boosted by the country's rapid Covid-19 vaccination campaign. The tourism sector is poised for further growth during the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai Read More...
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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Tourism highlighted once again
  • www.dailymirror.lk
  • 21 August, 2021
The concerted efforts by Sri Lanka Tourism to promote the island globally through its integrated and strategic campaign continues to bring attention to the island. The strategies executed have led to a surge of positive reviews and recommendations from the world’s media, even during the pandemic Read More...
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Germany Germany Removes Brazil From List of Virus Variant Areas
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 21 August, 2021
Starting from Sunday, August 22, Brazilians holding a valid German visa will finally be eligible to travel to Germany, including here work and student visa holders, after the authorities no longer consider Brazil a virus variant area but rather a high-risk area Read More...
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Singapore Singapore to introduce its first quarantine-free travel program
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 20 August, 2021
In a recent COVID travel update, Singapore has announced plans to launch its first quarantine-free travel program for vaccinated travellers coming from Germany and Brunei. The country has also decided to ease restrictions for people coming from Macau and Hong Kong Read More...
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Florida Florida's domestic tourism returns even as international market lags behind
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 20 August, 2021
Florida's tourism marketing firm, Visit Florida, reveals that about 30.6 million domestic visitors came to the US state from April through June of this year, a 216% jump from the same time last year during the height of Covid-19 pandemic closures Read More...
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Portugal Portugal eases restrictions as Covid-19 vaccination rate tops 70%
  • www.usnews.com
  • 20 August, 2021
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal has decided to loosen restrictions on the number of people allowed in restaurants and cultural venues two weeks earlier than planned, a government minister said on Friday, as the vaccination campaign moved faster than anticipated Read More...
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South Africa South Africa to Host First Ever Africa's Travel and Tourism Summit
  • allafrica.com
  • 20 August, 2021
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal has decided to loosen restrictions on the number of people allowed in restaurants and cultural venues two weeks earlier than planned, a government minister said on Friday, as the vaccination campaign moved faster than anticipated Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Set To Accept IATA Travel Pass For All Passengers
  • simpleflying.com
  • 19 August, 2021
Passengers arriving to or departing from Saudi Arabia can start using IATA’s Travel Pass to confirm pre-departure COVID-19 test results from September 30. While many airlines have trialed IATA’s Travel Pass, Saudi Arabia joins just a handful of nations to start using it at their borders Read More...
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India Assam exempts fully vaccinated travellers from mandatory testing
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 August, 2021
The Assam government on Tuesday exempted fully vaccinated incoming people carrying the latest COVID-19 negative report from mandatory testing for the virus on arrival in the state. The order will come into immediate effect, but the exemption will not be applicable for symptomatic passengers Read More...
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San Francisco San Francisco airport draws international tourists for vaccine tourism
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 18 August, 2021
The San Francisco International Airport is increasingly becoming a hotspot for vaccination. The airport has surpassed 30000 vaccine doses in August. This indicates that more foreign travellers are interested in vaccine tourism, more so in visiting San Francisco Read More...
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Denmark Denmark Travelling Amid COVID-19
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 18 August, 2021
When the Coronavirus pandemic hit the world at the beginning of 2020, Denmark’s tourism industry was at its peak, with 56.1 million overnight stays in 2019, the highest number of overnight stays in the history of the country Read More...
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Netherlands Netherlands fully-vaccinated Indian travellers can apply for any visa
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 18 August, 2021
Indian travellers willing to visit the Netherlands have some good news for them. As per the latest news reports, the Embassy of the Netherlands in India has announced that fully vaccinated travellers can now apply for any visa category with prior appointments Read More...
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Austria Austria lifts quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated Indian travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 August, 2021
Effective August 15, Indian travellers can travel to Austria for holidays without any requirement of mandatory quarantine after the authorities removed India and several other countries from the virus variant areas list. Indian nationals can now travel to the European nation after staying 10 days Read More...
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Oman Oman Adventure tourism spots get ready to open soon
  • gulfnews.com
  • 18 August, 2021
Muscat: Five Adventure Tourism projects in Oman are all set to open its doors soon, a leading Arabic news portal says. Development of mountain trails, Khasab Zipline project, Majlis Al Jinn cave chamber, Wadi Shab and Green Mountain (Jebel Akhdar) are the projects Read More...
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India Maharashtra launches boating club, adventure sports to boost
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 18 August, 2021
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday launched several initiatives of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to push tourism in the state. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday launched several initiatives of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to push tourism in the state Read More...
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UAE UAE: Gulf flights to Mangaluru to resume from today
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 18 August, 2021
Flight services to Gulf countries from Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) is set to resume with the UAE Civil Aviation Ministry clearing the RT-PCR test facility arranged at the airport. The first Air India Express flight will leave from Mangaluru on Wednesday Read More...
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India Uttar Pradesh travel through Dudhwa on heritage train soon
  • telanganatoday.com
  • 18 August, 2021
Lakhimpur Kheri: Vistadome coaches with wide windows and reclining seats, will soon be a part of a heritage train that will take passengers on a 100 km ride through the core area of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Read More...
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India Goa seeks restart of foreign arrivals from ‘safe’ countries
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 17 August, 2021
Goa’s tourism stakeholders have called on the Union and state governments to reopen the state’s tourism industry to foreign arrivals, especially from those countries that have welcomed people from India over the last year and a half Read More...
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US US eases travel advisory for India to second-lowest level
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 17 August, 2021
The US State Department on Monday (local time) has eased its travel advisories for India, taking it to its second-lowest level and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the South Asian nation now has a "moderate level of Covid-19." Read More...
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India Rajasthan weekend tourism gets boost in Udaipur Tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 August, 2021
The weekend tourist rush is visible in Udaipur and all tourist destinations are crowded with tourists thronging the city. People associated with tourism are content to some extent but are feeling the pinch as foreign tourists are completely missing Read More...
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Mauritius Mauritius to reopen its borders from October 1
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 August, 2021
The Indian Ocean republic of Mauritius is hopeful of opening its borders fully for international travellers starting from October 1 this year. From October 1, those visiting with a valid PCR negative report obtained 72 hours before their departure will be welcome and able to explore the island Read More...
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India Foreigners eye trips to India, travel trade seeks easing of international travel curbs
  • www.moneycontrol.com
  • 27 July, 2021
The friends from Jackson, Mississippi, relaxed on lounge chairs dug into a white sand beach and romped in the turquoise Caribbean waters, grateful for a break from the pandemic winter in the United States. They were among tens of thousands of American tourists who descended on Mexico's glittering Caribbean beaches Read More...
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Sikkim Sikkim relaxes Covid curbs to attract tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 August, 2021
The Sikkim government on Sunday relaxed the Covid-related restrictions, allowing tourists who have got one dose of vaccination to enter the state, officials said. The government also allowed shops, commercial establishments and other businesses to remain open till 8 pm, instead of 5 pm, they said Read More...
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Asia Asia Pacific to overtake European, US tourism markets soon
  • bwhotelier.businessworld.in
  • 16 August, 2021
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts is a dynamic and fast-growing Indian Ocean Hotels & Resorts group with registered office at Singapore and corporate office in the Maldives. Atmosphere’s first property, Atmosphere Kanifushi, opened its doors in December 2013. The group opened its second property Read More...
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Kerala Kerala is ready for safe and risk-free tourism
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 16 August, 2021
The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the government has put in place a mechanism to revive tourism in the state in a safe and risk-free manner despite the covid-19 pandemic. The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating a week-long virtual Onam celebrations organised by Kerala Tourism Read More...
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Australia Tourism Australia's new campaign isn't about travel -- it's about vaccination
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 16 August, 2021
The midst of lockdowns and border closures may not seem like the most logical time to launch a tourism campaign. But Tourism Australia's new ad isn't about going on vacation -- it's about getting vaccinated against the coronavirus Read More...
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London London -Kochi sector to host 3 flights a week to enhance Europe connectivity
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 15 August, 2021
The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) on Saturday said it has proposed to schedule three flights a week from London to Kochi from August 22, to enhance Europe connectivity. Air India will operate services on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday in the LHR-COK-LHR sector from August 22 Read More...
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UAE UAE: World’s largest Hampton by Hilton hotel comes here
  • gulfnews.com
  • 15 August, 2021
Dubai: Marjan, the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, has welcomed the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton to Al Marjan Island. The fourth global hotel brand to open in Al Marjan Island, Hampton by Hilton has a development value of Dh450 million Read More...
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Madhya Pradesh Madhya Pradesh to develop eco-tourism circuit in Singaruli
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 14 August, 2021
To bolster its effort to feature Singrauli in the tourism map of the country, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) will be developing an eco-tourism circuit in the region. Providing an impetus to the development of the eco-tourism circuit Read More...
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Belgium Belgium Recognises England’s & Wales’ COVID-19 Vaccination Passports for Travel
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 14 August, 2021
To bolster its effort to feature Singrauli in the tourism map of the country, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) will be developing an eco-tourism circuit in the region. Providing an impetus to the development of the eco-tourism circuit Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi updates travel rules for citizens, residents and tourists
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 14 August, 2021
Abu Dhabi has issued updated travel protocols for Emiratis, residents and tourists landing in the emirate from Sunday. Under the new rules, issued by the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee on Saturday, vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers arriving in the capital Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia to focus on ecotourism in Langkawi’s reopening
  • www.scmp.com
  • 14 August, 2021
Protected by the aquamarine waters of the Andaman Sea, the archipelago of 100-odd islands known as Langkawi has been so far spared the worst of Malaysia’s worsening Covid-19 epidemic, which peaked above 20,000 new daily infections in the early days of August Read More...
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India Tourism Ministry Comes Up With Virtual Journey Of Incredible India
  • odishatv.in
  • 13 August, 2021
The Tourism Ministry has come up with a series of 12 episodes that will take you on a virtual journey of Incredible India in celebration of 75 years of Independence. The Ministry will be launching the series in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) Read More...
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Phuket 'Phuket Sandbox' sees 14,000+ arrivals
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 13 August, 2021
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has reported that in the first month of the ‘Phuket Sandbox’ programme since its launch on July 1, 2021, has seen over 14,000 foreign tourists visiting Phuket, and the revenue they generated for the local economy amounted to 829 million Baht Read More...
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India After Maldives & South Korea, These 4 Countries Have Also Lifted Ban On Indian Travellers
  • www.idiva.com
  • 13 August, 2021
All those who have missed international travel and vacations, here’s something to cheer you up. After Maldives, South Korea and Vietnam opened their borders to Indian tourists, four more countries lifted the ban on travellers from India. Check out the updated list below Read More...
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UK UK Government should pay for traveller PCR tests - WTTC
  • globetrender.com
  • 12 August, 2021
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is arguing that the UK government should pay for expensive PCR tests, which are “crippling the travel and tourism sector”, for people who are double jabbed Read More...
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New Zealand New Zealand Planning To Welcome Back Tourists
  • www.npr.org
  • 12 August, 2021
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand, which has completely stamped out the coronavirus, plans to cautiously reopen its borders to international travelers early next year, the government said Thursday Read More...
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Canada Canada: Vaccine passport will help travel, tourism industries: airline association
  • globalnews.ca
  • 12 August, 2021
Canada’s airline association says it’s pleased to see the federal government implementing a vaccine passport for international travel. Mike McNaney, president and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, said a standardized digital certification of vaccine status is critical Read More...
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Dubai Dubai: Anantara unveils new private island resort on world islands
  • www.cntravellerme.com
  • 11 August, 2021
Anantara is set welcome guests to a new private island resort in Dubai later this year, as the luxury brand announces its seventh UAE property on the World Islands Read More...
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UAE UAE approves vaccination in India; opens travel for stranded Indians
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 11 August, 2021
The news comes as a breather for numerous Indians who were earning a livelihood in the UAE but were stranded in India because of the pandemic. After India was hit by the deadly second wave in April, all the travels to Emirates were suspended Read More...
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Europe What are the Covid entry rules for travellers to European countries?
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 11 August, 2021
The hospitality sector in Europe is breathing a sigh of relief. As Covid incidence rates fall, restrictions are being relaxed, making tourism possible again. DW Travel offers a brief recap of what rules apply in the EU Read More...
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Britain’s Heathrow Airport Britain’s Heathrow Airport : The travel recovery has started
  • www.irishtimes.com
  • 11 August, 2021
Britain’s Heathrow Airport said that passenger numbers surged in July as the government there eased travel restrictions and a recovery was underway, but warned that overall numbers were still down 80 per cent on pre-pandemic levels as many barriers remain Read More...
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Goa Goa reopens for fully-vaccinated travellers
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 10 August, 2021
More than three months after remaining closed for tourists amidst rising Covid-19 cases, the Goa government has decided to open the state for tourists. The popular tourist destination famous for its beaches is now allowing travellers who are fully-vaccinated at least 14 days Read More...
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Montreal Montreal tourism expected to boom as Canada-U.S. border reopens
  • beta.ctvnews.ca
  • 10 August, 2021
MONTREAL -- In March of 2020, tourism in Montreal came to a standstill. Non-essential travel to and within Canada was put on hold in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, with great consequences for Montreal’s hotels and tourist attractions Read More...
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Berlin Berlin seeks to reopen to guests with new campaign
  • www.breakingtravelnews.com
  • 9 August, 2021
The German capital has hosted a Berlin Freedom Dinner, welcoming 3,000 residents to a special event at the decommissioned Tegel airport. The event was arranged to send a message to global tourism: “Berlin loves you!“ Read More...
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Ladakh Ladakh scraps permit system for domestic tourists, green fee stays
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 8 August, 2021
Indian citizens visiting tourist hotspots in the ‘protected’ areas of Ladakh, some of which are in forward areas, will have one less paperwork to deal with. The administration has scrapped the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in yet another move to underline India’s sovereignty over the territory Read More...
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IHG Hotels IHG Hotels & Resorts to add 39 hotels in India in next 2-3 yrs
  • economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 8 August, 2021
Global hospitality major IHG Hotels & Resorts is looking to add 39 more hotels to its portfolio in India in the next two to three years as part of its growth strategy for the country, a senior company official said. IHG Hotels & Resorts has 39 hotels in India across four brands Read More...
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Hongkong Hongkong A green escape to the great outdoors
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 8 August, 2021
One of the greatest surprises about Hong Kong is that you move for 30 minutes in any direction, and be sure to be surrounded by mountains, you can sink your toes into the sand on a beach or cross paths with a water buffalo! Read More...
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India Ibis India hotels turn pet-friendly
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 7 August, 2021
ibis, recognised as one of the world’s most beloved smart economy hospitality brands, announced a new tail-wagging offering perfect for pet parents in need of a getaway. The latest pet-friendly policy will help pet parents enjoy their next stay at ibis hotels, with their pawsome friends Read More...
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Canada Canada is reopening to US tourists
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 7 August, 2021
The Canadian government has prohibited Americans from taking nonessential trips there since March 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. But that will change on Monday, August 9, when Canada opens its borders once again to leisure travel from its southern neighbors Read More...
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Cambodia Cambodia lifts travel ban on travellers from India
  • www.republicworld.com
  • 7 August, 2021
Cambodia has lifted a ban on passengers from India on August 6. The decision has been taken after witnessing a drop in COVID-19 cases, reported Xinhua citing a statement of the Southeast Asian country's Health Minister Mam Bunheng Read More...
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India Data reveals domestic and international destination preferences of Indians
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 6 August, 2021
Indicating an intent to travel, USA, Russia and Maldives are among the top 3 most searched international destinations for August 2021, while New Delhi, Mumbai and Lonavala are the top searched domestic destinations Read More...
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Europe EU to review safe travel list, could reconsider U.S. status
  • www.reuters.com
  • 6 August, 2021
BRUSSELS, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The European Union will next week review the list of states from which non-essential travel is allowed under coronavirus restrictions and could reconsider the inclusion of the United States, an EU official said on Friday Read More...
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Rajasthan Rajasthan govt plans to showcase beauty of borders to tourists
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 6 August, 2021
Taking cue from Punjab, Rajasthan Tourism will soon promote Border Tourism and its beautiful stretch to tourists on the same lines as Punjab has done on Wagah Border where tourists have been thronging throughout the year. Rajasthan Tourism officials have confirmed this and said that during the post pandemic period Read More...
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Sweden Sweden which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Recognised for Travel
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 6 August, 2021
With the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) announcing that the COVID-19 situation has significantly improved within the EU and European Economic Area countries, the Swedish authorities have made public the list of vaccines approved in the country in order to facilitate travel Read More...
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Spain Spain reopens for Travellers From India
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 6 August, 2021
Spain will welcome travellers from India, as it has reopened its consular offices for all visa categories after being temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, travellers from India must meet the following requirements when planning to travel to Spain Read More...
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India Govt in the process of drafting new National Tourism Policy
  • ficci.in
  • 5 August, 2021
NEW DELHI, 05 August 2021: Mr G Kishan Reddy, Union Cabinet Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Govt of India today said that the tourism sector is one of the major sector in India for economic growth and employment generation Read More...
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Mumbai Mumbai airport witnesses upsurge in Tier 2 traffic, restarts five routes
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 5 August, 2021
July witnessed a 132% year on year growth in domestic passenger traffic as Covid-19 cases remained low in the month, revealed rating agency ICRA. Domestic passenger traffic grew around 56 -57% (at around 48-49 lakh) in July, compared to around 31.1 lakh in June 2021 Read More...
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India GO FIRST introduces direct flights to Qatar
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 5 August, 2021
Strengthening its presence in the Gulf, GO FIRST has announced the commencement of direct flights between Mumbai, Kochi, Kannur in India and Doha in Qatar under the air bubble agreement between the two countries. Doha is GO FIRST’s first destination in Qatar and the sixth in GCC countries Read More...
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UK U.K. eases COVID-19 norms for travellers from India
  • www.thehindu.com
  • 5 August, 2021
The United Kingdom has moved India to the ‘Amber’ category, reopening travel visas for Indian citizens. The U.K. had placed India under the ‘Red’ category in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases that came along with a stringent quarantine requirement, which too will be relaxed under the new set of rules Read More...
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UAE UAE amber move widens scope for leisure and corporate travel
  • travelweekly.co.uk
  • 5 August, 2021
Leisure and business travel bosses say the decision to put the United Arab Emirates on the amber list will boost sales in the coming days and weeks. The move was among several traffic light changes announced by the government on Wednesday evening. The UAE, along with India Read More...
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Switzerland Switzerland eases Entry Restrictions for Arrivals From UK, India & Nepal
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 4 August, 2021
Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has announced that fully vaccinated travellers and those who have recovered from the COVID-19 disease arriving from the United Kingdom, India, and Nepal will no longer be subject to the testing and self-isolation requirements Read More...
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San Francisco San Francisco’s cable cars are running again
  • www.indiatoday.in
  • 4 August, 2021
Ding! Ding! San Francisco’s iconic cable cars were chiming their bells and rolling again on the city’s hills Monday after being sidelined for 16 months by the pandemic Read More...
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Jaipur Jaipur record visitors at iconic monuments
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 3 August, 2021
JAIPUR: When it rains during monsoon, it seems all roads to lead to the hill forts in Jaipur. The most visited iconic Amber fort received over 4,800 visitors on Sunday, the count was 4,400 on Saturday Read More...
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Odisha Odisha Konark Sun Temple Reopens For Tourists
  • www.republicworld.com
  • 2 August, 2021
The Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha's Puri district reopened for tourists on Monday, PTI reported. The Konark Sun Temple remained close for more than 100 days in the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. After a thermal screening, the 13th century UNESCO World Heritage site was opened to the public Read More...
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France France eases travel restrictions for Indian students & researchers
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 2 August, 2021
NEW DELHI: In what is good news for Indian students planning to study in France, the country has substantially eased Covid-19 related travel restrictions for travellers from India. Since July 23, France has classified India under the ‘amber’ country list, according to Michele Ferrari Read More...
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Puducherry Puducherry student creates Guinness travel record
  • www.thehindu.com
  • 2 August, 2021
Travelling 35,583 km, covering 23 States and four Union Territories in the country in the last five months, two persons, including a research scholar from the Department of Tourism Studies, Pondicherry University, successfully completed their mission at Rameswaram on Sunday Read More...
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Lakshadweep Lakshadweep Tourism: Maldives Style Water Villas Soon in Lakshadweep For Tourists
  • www.india.com
  • 2 August, 2021
In a first of its kind initiative in the country, India’s popular island destination Lakshadweep will soon have three premium Maldives-style water villas. Excited much?Also Read - BREAKING: Aisha Sultana Given Anticipatory Bail in Sedition Case Filed by Lakshadweep Police Read More...
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US US: U.S. hotel profit reached 84% of 2019 level, labor rises slightly
  • www.traveldailynews.com
  • 2 August, 2021
BROOMFIELD, COLORADO - Gross operating profit for U.S. hotels improved to 84% of the comparable 2019 level, according to STR‘s June 2021 monthly P&L data release. Labor costs also rose from the previous month and in comparison with 2019 Read More...
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India Tourism Ministry identified ecotourism as one of the Niche Tourism areas for development
  • in.news.yahoo.com
  • 2 August, 2021
New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI): The Ministry of Tourism has identified Ecotourism as one of the Niche Tourism areas for development in the country, the Central government informed in the Lok Sabha on Monday Read More...
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Andhra Andhra will emerge as tourism hub
  • travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 1 August, 2021
Andhra Pradesh Assembly Deputy Speaker Kona Raghupati on Saturday said the state will become a tourism hub in the future. Raghupati made this statement after meeting Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy and requested his support for the southern state Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA: 20,000 pilgrims allowed to perform Umrah in first batch
  • gulfnews.com
  • 1 August, 2021
Abu Dhabi: Saudi authorities will restrict Umrah to 20,000 domestic and international pilgrims in the first batch, as the Kingdom gears up for resumption of the minor pilgrimage on August 10, local media reported Read More...
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Iceland ICELAND eases COVID-19 travel restrictions for vaccinated people
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 1 August, 2021
Iceland has lifted off a number of travel restrictions for those vaccinated against COVID-19. The restrictions have been lifted off at nation's borders as well as inside the nation. The decision has been taken as the vaccination rate in Iceland increases Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia Exempts Yachts From Luxury Tax for Marine Tourism
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 31 July, 2021
Indonesia will exempt yachts and cruise ships used for tourism from a 75% luxury tax as the world’s biggest archipelago looks into ways to revive its vacation industry amid the pandemic. Similar sailing vessels built for public transport are also exempted Read More...
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Dubai Dubai, UAE hotels await final directive on overseas Expo visitors for bookings rush
  • gulfnews.com
  • 30 July, 2021
Dubai: Heavy Expo-related bookings at Dubai hotels should happen in another two to three weeks, once new rules allowing visitors to fly in for the event come into effect, according to travel industry sources Read More...
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Italy ITALY: COVID-19 Vaccines Recognised for Travel
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 30 July, 2021
Similar to other countries, Italy has also opened its borders for travellers all over the world who hold a COVID-19 Green Certificate. Italy currently has its own COVID-19 Green Certificate, which is an extension of the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate Read More...
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Hong Kong HONG KONG: Genting Dream Becomes First Cruise Ship to Resume Service in Hong Kong
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 30 July, 2021
Dream Cruises has officially restarted its cruise service in Hong Kong on July 30 with Genting Dream’s maiden voyage of her first Super Seacation high seas itinerary. According to a press release, more than 1,000 guests took part in the historic inaugural voyage on Genting Dream Read More...
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Finland FINLAND: Current Entry Rules Explained
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 29 July, 2021
The Coronavirus outbreak last year vanished the smiles of even the world’s happiest countries’ citizens, such as Finish nationals who were limited from travelling abroad for non-essential purposes, same as international travellers interested in visiting this country Read More...
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Dholavira Dholavira Becomes 40th World Heritage Site of India
  • www.traveltrendstoday.in
  • 28 July, 2021
India’s nomination of Dholavira, the Harappan City in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat has been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. India submitted the nomination dossier for Dholavira: A Harappan City to the World Heritage Centre in January 2020 Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE: Singapore likely to allow quarantine-free travel from September
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 July, 2021
Singapore will likely allow quarantine-free travel for the fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from September. Tighter restrictions for fully vaccinated residents might also be eased before August 18. As per the Singapore Government, 80 per cent of the city-state's population Read More...
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United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM To Open Borders For Fully Vaccinated
  • www.forbes.com
  • 27 July, 2021
In a move welcome to many couples, families, tourists and businesses, The Telegraph has reported that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to open to fully vaccinated travelers from the EU and the U.S. from August 2, without the need for quarantine Read More...
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Switzerland Switzerland Tourism launches Million Stars Hotel project
  • www.hotelierindia.com
  • 26 July, 2021
Switzerland Tourism has launched the 2021 Million Stars Hotel project. The 50 or so accommodation options are spread across all of Switzerland’s language regions. Each room offers a direct view of the starry sky from the comfort of the bed Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi: Visit Abu Dhabi launches public profile on Snapchat
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 26 July, 2021
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi has launched its first official public profile on social media platform Snapchat. The new account aims to give potential visitors the chance to explore what the UAE's capital has to offer, in an immersive way Read More...
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France France Passes Law That Makes A Coronavirus Health Pass
  • www.npr.org
  • 26 July, 2021
PARIS — France's parliament approved a law early Monday requiring special virus passes for all restaurants and domestic travel and mandating vaccinations for all health workers. Both measures have prompted protests and political tensions. President Emmanuel Macron and his government say Read More...
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Telangana Telangana: Rudreswara Temple becomes 39th World Heritage Site
  • www.gktoday.in
  • 26 July, 2021
Rudreswara Temple which is located at Palampet, Mulugu district, in the state of Telangana has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. On 25th July, 2021 this decision was taken at the 44th session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. Ramappa temple was proposed by the government of India as its sole nomination for UNESCO World Heritage site tag, 2019 Read More...
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Rajasthan Rajasthan Tourism (RTDC) leases out hotel at just Rs 10,000 per month
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 26 July, 2021
JAIPUR: RTDC has leased out Jai Samand hotel, a 12-room heritage property on the banks of Jai Samand lake, for a fee of Rs 10,000 per month violating several laid out norms. Jaisamand hotel is one of the four properties of the corporation that was leased out to the at Rs 10,000 fees a month Read More...
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Australia Tourism Australia announces Wellness Workshops
  • bwhotelier.businessworld.in
  • 26 July, 2021
The past year has brought about significant changes and challenges due to the global pandemic, with travel and tourism being amongst the most impacted sectors. As the travel and tourism industry adapts to the new realities of working remotely, reduced travel business and other factors Read More...
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France FRANCE mandates COVID health passes for dining and travel
  • www.axios.com
  • 26 July, 2021
France's legislature approved a law mandating universal vaccinations for health workers and pandemic passes for all restaurants and domestic travel early Monday local time. Why it matters: The health protection plans led to tens of thousands of protesters taking to the streets Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY: Turkish tourism industry surpasses pre-COVID-19 figures
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 25 July, 2021
The dynamism seen in Turkey’s domestic tourism during the Islamic holiday Qurban Bayram, also known as Eid al-Adha, gave hope to the industry that had a troubled season last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The demand for the country’s touristic places was so high Read More...
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Tanzania TANZANIA AND ZARA Tours are Open for Tourism
  • www.globenewswire.com
  • 24 July, 2021
MOSHI, Tanzania , July 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TANZANIA, AFRICA – As the world continues to emerge from the impact of the global pandemic, travel and tourism are slowly opening. When we lead trekkers up Mount Kilimanjaro, we tell them “pole, pole,” meaning “slowly, slowly,” Read More...
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Caribbean CARIBBEAN: Travel to the Caribbean during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 24 July, 2021
If you're planning to travel to the islands of the Caribbean, here's what you'll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic. The first thing to keep in mind is the Caribbean Sea region consists of 13 independent island nations Read More...
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Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh to promote Prayagraj as global centre for religious tourism
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 23 July, 2021
Uttar Pradesh government plans to promote Prayagraj as a global religious and tourist centre after modelling it on the principles used to develop ancient Vedic city, said officials Read More...
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India This Village Along Indo-Nepal Border to be Developed as Tourism Spot
  • www.india.com
  • 23 July, 2021
New Delhi: Here is a piece of good news for the travellers. A quaint village, dominated by the Tharu tribe, along the Indo-Nepal border will soon be developed as a tourist hotspot under the Uttar Pradesh government’s One District, One Eco Tourism Spot scheme Read More...
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Iceland ICELAND: How Iceland Coronavirus Success has boosted tourism
  • foreignpolicy.com
  • 23 July, 2021
In June, more than 42,000 people packed their suitcases and boarded flights not to tropical beaches or resorts but to a much colder alternative: Iceland. Tourists often flock to Iceland for its erupting volcanoes and northern lights, but these sights aren’t the country’s only draw right now Read More...
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Italy ITALY launches video game to promote tourism
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 23 July, 2021
In a bid to promote tourism, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italian MFA) has introduced a super interesting video game called, ITALY. Land of Wonders. With the introduction of this video game, the country aims to showcase the cultural heritage and wonders of the country on a global platform Read More...
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Canada What to know about COVID restrictions for traveling between the U.S. and Canada
  • www.seattletimes.com
  • 23 July, 2021
The United States on Wednesday extended its pandemic restrictions on nonessential travel at the U.S.-Canada land border for at least a month. The announcement comes shortly after Canada shared plans to reopen the border to fully vaccinated Americans in August Read More...
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New Zealand THE BUBBLE BURSTS: New Zealand suspends quarantine-free travel from Australia
  • www.nytimes.com
  • 23 July, 2021
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand ordered a pause on quarantine-free travel from Australia for at least eight weeks, citing coronavirus surges caused by the Delta variant that have left more than half of Australia under lockdown Read More...
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Barcelona BARCELONA port expects up to 100 cruise calls in next six months
  • www.seatrade-cruise.com
  • 22 July, 2021
Barcelona Port Authority's new chairman, Damià Calvet, made the forecast on July 21 as part of an overall briefing on the port's traffic in the first half of this year. He stressed that the situation is ‘continually evolving’ and that the port ‘remains in close contact with management Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA: Is Saudi Arabia the Next Sustainable Tourism Destination?
  • earth.org
  • 21 July, 2021
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to become the next sustainable tourism destination with the help of ambitious projects that combine luxury hospitality and environmental conservation and revitalisation efforts, and has a target of bringing in 100 million visitors per year by 2030 Read More...
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Croatia CROATIA Positive Trends in Croatian Travel & Tourism Sector
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 21 July, 2021
The Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ), Kristjan Staničić, has revealed that Croatia’s tourism tendencies are going in the right direction as he foresees a good summer season during July, August and September Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA: As Hajj winds down, Saudi Arabia ramps up big tourism plans
  • www.aljazeera.com
  • 21 July, 2021
As Muslim worshippers complete a second Hajj pilgrimage pared down by coronavirus restrictions, Saudi Arabia is pressing ahead with plans to restart the kingdom’s nascent secular tourism sector as part of its ongoing efforts to diversify its economy away from fossil fuels Read More...
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Armenia ARMENIA vaccine tourism a hit, Iranians travelling to get free shots
  • www.indiatoday.in
  • 20 July, 2021
Armenian TV reported long queues of Iranians at mobile vaccination units in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, last week with some Iranian tourists saying they had spent several nights in the street waiting for their turn to get vaccinated Read More...
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Canada CANADA announces reopening dates for travel by those fully vaccinated
  • www.livemint.com
  • 20 July, 2021
Canada has also announced that it is extending the ban on incoming passenger flights from India for another month. Ottawa: Canada announced to open its borders for international travel for those who are fully vaccinated. "The government of Canada Read More...
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US U.S. eases travel recommendations on India
  • www.thehindu.com
  • 20 July, 2021
The United States has improved the travel advisory for India, lowering it from the highest Level 4, which means no travel, to Level 3, which urges citizens to reconsider travel. It also eased travel recommendations on Pakistan from Level 4 to Level 3 Read More...
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Cyprus CYPRUS opens ancient harbor of Amathus in attempt to lure tourists
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 19 July, 2021
AMATHUS, Cyprus – It’s said that Demetrius the Besieger, a mighty warrior king and one of Alexander the Great’s successors, built this ancient harbor on Cyprus’ southern coast 2,400 years ago to thwart a potential naval invasion from the ruler of Egypt, Ptolemy I, another of Alexander’s heirs Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI: Two doses of vaccine compulsory for international travel, more
  • www.wionews.com
  • 19 July, 2021
All citizens of Saudi Arabia will have to compulsorily complete two doses of Covid vaccines if they wish to travel abroad, from next month. Starting from August 09, any Saudi citizen planning to travel abroad will have to be fully vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus Read More...
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Hawaii HAWAII: Updates And Restrictions On Travel To Hawaii
  • www.forbes.com
  • 18 July, 2021
Like the rest of the United States, Hawaii is open for tourism but continues to have some of the strictest entry requirements for visitors and returning residents. These travel restrictions help protect the medical infrastructure. Here are the latest Hawaii travel updates Read More...
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Holland HOLLAND: Tourism continues to improve as travel recovers from COVID-19
  • www.hollandsentinel.com
  • 17 July, 2021
HOLLAND — After 16 months of canceled events, changing restrictions and severely limited travel, tourism in Holland is finally getting back to normal. "We're doing really well," said Linda Hart, executive director at the Holland Area Visitors Bureau. "We're very pleased, to be honest Read More...
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France FRANCE: WINE TOURISM: Champagne, Beyond The Bubbles
  • www.forbes.com
  • 16 July, 2021
A visit to the prestigious wine region of Champagne, France is likely on the bucket list of anyone who appreciates sparkling wines. Foremost, this is the best place to sip and savor various types of Champagne in their unique terroir. But visitors are also able to learn about the grape Read More...
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Canada CANADA to Welcome Back Cruise Ships from November 1
  • www.hstoday.us
  • 16 July, 2021
As of November 1, 2021, the prohibition of cruise ships in Canadian waters will no longer be in effect if operators are able to fully comply with public health requirements. As the outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to improve, Canada looks forward to having a cruising season in 2022 Read More...
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Paris PARIS: Eiffel Tower reopens; COVID passes required as of next week
  • apnews.com
  • 16 July, 2021
PARIS (AP) — With “Welcome” messages in multiple languages, the Eiffel Tower greeted tourists Friday for the first time in nearly nine months, reopening to the public even as France introduces new virus rules aimed at taming the fast-spreading delta variant Read More...
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Ireland IRELAND welcomes fully-vaccinated UK tourists without any tests from Monday
  • www.walesonline.co.uk
  • 16 July, 2021
Ireland is to become the first country in Europe to welcome fully-jabbed UK visitors without the need for any Covid tests into or out of the country. From Monday, there will also be no requirement to self-isolate if fully-vaccinated Read More...
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US 20 MOST IN-DEMAND US CITIES, per Next Vacay
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 16 July, 2021
So you're fully vaccinated and looking to get back out there. Well, so is everyone else, and many of them may be eyeing the same destinations as you. Travel-booking platform Next Vacay runs down the 20 cities with the biggest increases in search demand since June 2020 Read More...
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Tourists 4 COUNTRIES OFFERING COVID-19 VACCINES TO TOURISTS
  • www.euronews.com
  • 16 July, 2021
A number of destinations around the world are starting to offer tourists the COVID-19 vaccine. Almost one billion people are now fully vaccinated globally but foreign governments are keen to use their supplies to treat the tourism wounds created by a difficult year for international travel Read More...
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Jordan JORDAN Tourism Board and Wego renew partnership to attract GCC Tourists
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 15 July, 2021
Wego, a leading online travel marketplace in the region and Jordan Tourism Board have renewed their tie-up with a new round of joint digital marketing activities to invite GCC travellers to experience its wide array attractions Read More...
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Qatar QATAR Reopens For Fully Vaccinated International Tourists, Here's Your Complete Guide
  • www.india.com
  • 14 July, 2021
The State of Qatar has reopened its borders to international travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with vaccines that are approved for use by the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar. A new streamlined set of measures designed to make travelling to Qatar as easy as possible Read More...
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Europe EUROPEAN TRAVEL Close to Its Recovery, Report Shows
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 14 July, 2021
Due to the gradual easing of restrictions within the European Union, the fast vaccination rate, and the reopening of borders for more third countries and fully vaccinated travellers from abroad, it is expected that European tourism will rebound for the summer months Read More...
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Austria AUSTRIA: Quick & Efficient Guideline Before Booking a Trip Amid COVID-19
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 14 July, 2021
Whether taking lovely walks alongside the Danube, vacationing on Zell am See, the breathtaking alpine city, or visiting Salzburg and Vienna, Austria is an excellent destination for exploring nature and the country’s history Read More...
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Kashmir KASHMIR: Tourism Deptt to promote Rural Tourism across Kashmir
  • indiaeducationdiary.in
  • 13 July, 2021
SRINAGAR : The Department of Tourism is initiating several steps to promote rural tourism across Kashmir Division. This was stated by Director Tourism J&K, Dr. GN Ittoo while chairing a meeting in this regard. The meeting was attended by Deputy Director Tourism Registration Read More...
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India INDIA as an adventure sports destination
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 13 July, 2021
The stunning geographical landscape of India compels you to be adventurous. The Himalayas is certainly a part of this adventurous journey, but you also have its meandering rivers, gorges, valleys, deserts, and more. Seeking spiritual bliss in India is a common practice for travellers since a long time Read More...
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Rajasthan RAJASTHAN's new eco-tourism policy to attract domestic Travellers
  • www.businesstraveller.com
  • 12 July, 2021
Rajasthan’s new eco-tourism policy will attract domestic travellers as well as create employment opportunities said the minister of state for forest and environment Sukram Bishnoi in his latest tweet Read More...
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Morocco MOROCCO: Non-vaccinated travellers from France, Spain and Portugal to self-isolate for 10 days
  • northafricapost.com
  • 12 July, 2021
Morocco has added France, Spain and Portugal to the B list which requires non-vaccinated travellers to self-isolate in a hotel for ten days. The new directive was relayed on the health ministry’s website and caused disarray among travellers who booked their flights prior to the announcements Read More...
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India India has tremendous potential for Medical Value Tourism
  • bwhotelier.businessworld.in
  • 12 July, 2021
In a bid to revive tourism and strengthen bilateral relationship between India and Saudi Arabia, Trade Promotion Council of India organises a webinar on Tourism Collaboration between India and Saudi Arabia with the support of embassies of both countries Read More...
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Andaman and Nicobar ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS- Check THESE Travel Guidelines or Pay The Price
  • www.india.com
  • 11 July, 2021
New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation has re-issued quarantine guidelines for those travelling to the Andaman and Nicobar islands. The rules have been implemented in order to keep fresh coronavirus infections at bay while encouraging tourism in the Indian island. According to the guidelines Read More...
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Tamil Nadu TAMIL NADU: Minister reviews 'Craft Tourism Village' project at Mamallapuram
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 11 July, 2021
CHENNAI: Minister for rural industries TM Anbarasan on Sunday reviewed the 'Craft Tourism Village' being established at Mamallapuram The Craft Tourism Village is setup at a cost of Rs 5.6 crore, which would bridge tourists and sculptors to market their handicraft products Read More...
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Mumbai MUMBAI: Medical tourism in Mumbai improving, but foreign patients still face hurdles
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 10 July, 2021
With the flattening of the Covid-19 pandemic curve, medical tourism in Mumbai, considered the medical hub of India, is slowly recovering. However, international patients are still facing hurdles to reach the city for life-saving surgeries due to the coronavirus restrictions across the globe Read More...
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Dubai DUBAI: Indian airlines restart flight bookings from next week. Check details
  • www.livemint.com
  • 9 July, 2021
Indian travellers, who are planning to travel to Dubai, will now be able to book flight tickets from next week. According to a report by Khaleej Times, flight bookings from several Indian cities have re-opened to Dubai from July 15. However, Abu Dhabi will re-open flights for Indian passengers from July 21 Read More...
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India Indians can travel to these countries starting next week. Check details here
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 8 July, 2021
Many countries have reopened their borders for Indian tourists embarking on non-essential travel at a time when India’s weekly coronavirus (Covid-19) positivity rate declined to 2.37%, and the daily positivity rate stood Read More...
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Qatar QATAR: Qatar Clean Programme declares all hotels clean certified
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 6 July, 2021
As of June 2020, all Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) hotels have received the Qatar Clean Programme certificates. The landmark has been achieved at a time when good hygiene standards are of utmost importance. The Qatar Clean Programme is responsible for making sure that hotels Read More...
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India India to give easy loans to travel agents & tour guides; issue free 5 lakh tourist visas
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 28 June, 2021
NEW DELHI: The first 5 lakh tourist visas issued once India allows entry to this category of visitors will be issued free of charge. And government-recognised travel agents and tour guides will now be eligible for loan of up to Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 lakh, respectively, without any processing charges Read More...
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Europe EU Creates A Differentiation Among Vaccines Over Travel Restrictions
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 13 July, 2021
EU said that not all vaccines can be treated equally, and listed the more trustworthy vaccines. EU also implemented travel restrictions on those who are vaccinated by vaccines made in developing countries Read More...
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Japan JAPAN to start accepting vaccination passport applications
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 12 July, 2021
Japan has announced that the country will start accepting vaccine passports from July 26 onwards. According to the top government spokesman, these vaccine passports will be available for Japanese travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Read More...
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India INDIA: What is revenge travel?
  • www.indiatoday.in
  • 12 July, 2021
With thousands of tourists crowding Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand in order to escape from the monotonous life that the second wave of the coronavirus lockdown brought forth, the Union Health Ministry has warned against a particular phenomenon called “revenge travel” Read More...
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France FRANCE : Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Accepted
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 12 July, 2021
Permitting entry for vaccinated travellers has become the most normal and acceptable fact of this summer, quite differently compared to April 2020 when SchengenVisaInfo.com reported that a vaccine would for sure become mandatory for those wishing to travel throughout the Schengen Area once it is approved and available Read More...
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Mauritius MAURITIUS Is Open To Vaccinated International Travellers From July 15
  • hk.asiatatler.com
  • 12 July, 2021
Put Mauritius on your vaxication list: the island nation opens its borders to vaccinated travellers this summer. Summer travel is not as limited as you think, provided you're willing to serve hotel quarantine when you return to Hong Kong Read More...
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Australia AUSTRALIA – AND TO NEW ZEALAND: Covid border restrictions and closures
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 12 July, 2021
The latest Covid outbreak, centred mainly on NSW, has once again resulted in state border restrictions and cancelled plans. State and territory health authorities are monitoring the cases and the situation is changing daily. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of where you can and can’t travel Read More...
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Portugal PORTUGAL orders COVID test, vaccination proof at hotel check-in
  • www.reuters.com
  • 9 July, 2021
LISBON, July 8 (Reuters) - Scrambling to bring under control a worrying COVID-19 surge, tourism-dependent Portugal imposed stricter rules on Thursday, requiring holidaymakers to show a negative test, a vaccination certificate or proof of recovery to stay in hotels Read More...
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Ireland IRELAND'S new 'green list' - the countries set to welcome tourists from July 19
  • www.irishmirror.ie
  • 9 July, 2021
Some of Ireland’s favourite holiday destinations are gearing up for a busy summer season as Covid restrictions ease across Europe. Despite the concern surrounding the spread of the Delta variant Ireland is set to open non-essential international travel on July 19 Read More...
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Sweden SWEDEN ranked best country in the world for sustainable tourism
  • globetrender.com
  • 8 July, 2021
Sustainability is at the “forefront of global conscience”, says the Top Countries for Sustainable Tourism report released by global market research company Euromonitor International, with 66.4 per cent of international consumers wanting to have a positive impact on the environment through their daily actions in 2021 Read More...
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Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI A guide to latest travel rules for returning to the Emirate
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 8 July, 2021
Travellers arriving in Abu Dhabi from abroad will now have to quarantine for longer. The updated rules, announced on Sunday, will affect all citizens and residents, regardless of their vaccination status Read More...
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Asia 4 ASIAN COUNTRIES that are welcoming vaccinated INDIAN Tourists
  • www.idiva.com
  • 7 July, 2021
In a bid to revive tourism and breathe life into economies that are severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have started to gradually open up their borders to visitors. As India is among the worst hit countries, most nations have closed their borders to Indian tourists Read More...
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Dubai DUBAI at the forefront of global tourism recovery: Hamdan bin Mohammed
  • gulfnews.com
  • 6 July, 2021
Dubai: As Dubai marks a year since reopening its borders to international tourists on 7 July 2020, the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism shows the city welcomed 3.7 million overnight visitors during the 11-month period from July 2020 to May 2021 Read More...
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Costa Rica COSTA RICA to allow cruise ships with vaccinated travelers
  • www.seatrade-cruise.com
  • 6 July, 2021
Permitted vaccines are those authorized by the National Commission of Vaccination and Epidemiology, and the last dose must have been administered at least 14 days before the cruise embarks. 'The resumption of this tourist activity will benefit the ports of Limón, Puntarenas, Caldera Read More...
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America AMERICANS Can Travel to Europe Again. Here’s How to Get Around
  • www.wsj.com
  • 5 July, 2021
Europe has finally swung open its door to American tourists for the first time since March 2020. But how hard is it to get there—and once you have landed, how do you cross the Continent’s many borders? Is California’s digital vaccination record going to ease your way past Covid-19 checks in Paris? Read More...
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Germany GERMANY easing restrictions on travel from UK, Portugal
  • www.theintelligencer.com
  • 5 July, 2021
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is easing strict restrictions on travel from Britain, Portugal and some other countries that were imposed because of the rise of the more contagious delta virus variant. Germany’s national disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, said late Monday that Britain Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND: King Power unveils Phuket Sandbox: Shop Eat Play Stay Safe campaign
  • www.trbusiness.com
  • 5 July, 2021
King Power Group is to offer incoming tourists benefits and promotions as part of the ‘King Power Phuket Sandbox: Shop Eat Play Stay Safe’ campaign. The Thai company is already supporting the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Phuket Sandbox campaign and Apichet Srivaddhanaprabha Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT’S tourism sector begins to bounce back
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 5 July, 2021
CAIRO: Egypt’s tourism revenues were between $3.5 and $4 billion during the first half of 2021 and the country received about 3.5 million visitors during the same period, Ghada Shalaby, deputy minister of tourism, told Reuters Read More...
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Sri Lanka SRI LANKA to open tourist sites for Bio-Bubble visitors & vaccinate tourism
  • www.newsfirst.lk
  • 5 July, 2021
COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka has decided to open all tourist attractions to overseas visitors who enter Sri Lanka via the Bio-Bubble concept. Dhammika Wijesinghe, the Director-General of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority speaking to News 1st on Monday (05) said the decision Read More...
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Europe EUROPE'S 'GREEN PASSPORT' and its impact on India
  • www.newsfirst.lk
  • 5 July, 2021
The story so far: On July 1, the European Union implemented the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) or the “Green Passport”, which allows ease of intra-European travel for passengers who have taken one of four vaccines ‘recognised’ Read More...
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India INDIA: Sikkim to open for vaccinated tourists
  • www.eastmojo.com
  • 4 July, 2021
Gangtok: Sikkim will again welcome tourists with inter-state movement being allowed from July 5. The relaxation is allowed for those fully vaccinated and after the submission of RT-PCR negative report at Melli and Rangpo check-posts Read More...
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UAE UAE's Abu Dhabi updates COVID travel procedures
  • www.reuters.com
  • 4 July, 2021
CAIRO, July 4 (Reuters) - Citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi arriving in the emirate from abroad will have to take two coronavirus PCR tests, on arrival and on day 11, and quarantine for 12 days, the Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee said on Sunday Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA plans airline expansion in continued tourism push
  • skift.com
  • 3 July, 2021
Saudi Arabia plans to target international transit passenger traffic with its new national airline, going head-to-head with Gulf giants Emirates and Qatar Airways and opening up a new front in simmering regional competition Read More...
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Germany GERMANY allows entry to more non-vaccinated third-country citizens from sunday
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 3 July, 2021
The German authorities have decided to permits restriction-free entry for arrivals from more third countries, in line with the most recent recommendation of the EU Council, which on July 1 expanded the list of epidemiologically safe third countries Read More...
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Caribbean DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: a tourism success story
  • english.elpais.com
  • 3 July, 2021
It is easy to forget about the coronavirus on the sandy beaches of the Dominican Republic. Peter, a German tourist who has turned a deep shade of pink over his two-week holiday, is fully vaccinated and only sorry today is the last of his trip Read More...
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Europe These are the 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE WORLD
  • www.euronews.com
  • 3 July, 2021
Thoughts of crystal clear water and sandy beaches are all you need to start daydreaming, or maybe planning your next holiday. After a year of COVID-19 and several lockdowns, travel restrictions have started to ease in some places. Now is the time to allow yourself to get away Read More...
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Phuket PHUKET opens for business in push to save Tourism Industry
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 1 July, 2021
Thailand is pushing ahead with plans to jumpstart its crucial tourism industry by reopening the popular resort island of Phuket to vaccinated travelers, even as the more virulent delta strain of coronavirus sweeps through the region Read More...
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Europe EU launches Covid travel pass - Hopes high for return of tourists as
  • www.rfi.fr
  • 1 July, 2021
The new travel pass, with a QR code, will show details of inoculation against Covid-19 or recent negative tests and it can be presented in digital or paper form to board trains, planes and coaches or to show officials at borders Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES to reopen for Indian tourists from July 15
  • www.indiatoday.in
  • 30 June, 2021
The Maldives, on Tuesday, announced that it will open its borders to South Asian countries from July 15. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih announced his government’s decision but also added that the situation will be reviewed periodically between July 1-15 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic Read More...
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Switzerland SWITZERLAND opens doors for fully vaccinated Indian travellers
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 30 June, 2021
Switzerland recently announced that "fully vaccinated" Indian travellers can now enter the Swiss Alps but will have to undergo mandatory quarantine. Switzerland's federal council on June 23, 2021, decided to lift entry restrictions for persons from third countries Read More...
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Morocco MOROCCO reopens tourism after robust vaccination drive
  • www.africanews.com
  • 29 June, 2021
A plane carrying French tourists touches down in Marrakech. It's a sight that has become more commonplace since restrictions on flights were lifted in Morocco on June 15 (2021). Morocco was the first country in Africa to start reopening air travel and as a result is enjoying a tourism boom Read More...
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Switzerland SWITZERLAND TRAVEL GUIDE: Everything you need to know as the country reopens to vaccinated tourists
  • thenationalnews.com
  • 29 June, 2021
Switzerland has reopened to travellers, with no quarantine rules in place for vaccinated travellers. The European destination started welcoming tourists again on Saturday. Travellers from countries outside the EU, including the UAE, who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination Read More...
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Europe EUROPE Opens To Americans With And Without Covid Passport
  • www.forbes.com
  • 27 June, 2021
From Italy, Greece and Portugal in southern Europe to Germany, Norway, Denmark and Latvia in Northern Europe, the continent is reopen for travel and U.S. tourists who want to visit the region are being welcomed for leisure and other non-essential travel purposes Read More...
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Ethiopia ETHIOPIA open to tourists and visitors from Qatar
  • thepeninsulaqatar.com
  • 27 June, 2021
The Ambassador of Ethiopia to Qatar H E Samia Zekaria has urged travellers to explore the many tourist places in the country as pandemic restrictions are being eased globally. Dubbed the cradle of humanity, Ethiopia has a rich history and remarkable biodiversity reflected in a tally Read More...
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India 9 countries that are taking visa applications from Indian tourists right now
  • www.moneycontrol.com
  • 26 June, 2021
Last week, we covered a list of nine overseas destinations that are now open to tourists from India. Read on to know the latest updates from nine more countries that are taking visa applications from Indian travellers now, and how to apply Read More...
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Sweden SWEDEN will welcome American Travelers starting June 30
  • www.yahoo.com
  • 25 June, 2021
U.S. travelers will soon have another option for European travel: Sweden. This week, Sweden announced plans to reopen its borders to travelers from several countries, including the U.S., beginning June 30. Travelers from the U.S. Read More...
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Venice VENICE reinventing itself as sustainable tourism capital
  • phys.org
  • 25 June, 2021
Away from the once-maddening crowds of St. Mark's Square, tiny Certosa island could be a template for building a sustainable future in Venice as it tries to relaunch its tourism industry without boomeranging back to pre-pandemic day-tripping hordes Read More...
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India Where Can Vaccinated Indians Travel Right Now?
  • simpleflying.com
  • 25 June, 2021
Following a brutal wave of COVID-19 in April and May, cases have been dropping steadily in India over the last few weeks. Considering this, several countries are now allowing vaccinated Indians to travel for tourism once again. Here’s a list of countries accepting vaccinated travelers from India currently Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY welcomes back tourists, hopes to recoup losses
  • apnews.com
  • 24 June, 2021
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — At the Ananas Hotel on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, the rooms were cleaned, the pool filled and the sun loungers distanced, as staff prepared to welcome back Russian tourists after nearly 20 months of pandemic-induced closure Read More...
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France FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY, GREECE: Post-Covid travel rules in European destinations
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 24 June, 2021
Europe is opening up to Americans and other visitors after more than a year of COVID-induced restrictions. But travelers will need patience to figure out who’s allowed into which country, how and when. Meanwhile, the welcoming mood isn’t always mutual. U.S. borders Read More...
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Thailand PATA predicts complete recovery by 2023
  • www.bangkokpost.com
  • 24 June, 2021
International arrivals for Thailand are estimated to remain flat this year, assuming the country can reopen in October, while recovery to 2019 levels might not happen until 2023 under the best-case scenario, according to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) Read More...
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Japan JAPAN looks to welcome visitors again with multi pronged plan to boost tourism
  • www.bangkokpost.com
  • 24 June, 2021
In 2021, Japan’s famous cherry blossoms peaked on the earliest date since records began 1,200 years ago. The sakura trees have flowered increasingly early in recent decades, with scientists attributing the shift to climate change Read More...
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UNESCO BANYAN TREE GROUP Joins UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge
  • www.travelnewsasia.com
  • 23 June, 2021
Banyan Tree has partnered the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge (USTP). In total, 48 Banyan Tree properties will adhere to the responsible environmental and cultural practices established by the USTP Read More...
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Dubai UAE: DUBAI: London's renowned wax-work museum Madame Tussauds to open in Dubai
  • economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 23 June, 2021
DUBAI: London's renowned wax-work museum Madame Tussauds will open its first outpost in the Arab world in Dubai later this year, the group's owner Merlin Entertainments said Tuesday. The brand, which began life in London where it boasts 250 wax sculptures that draw millions of visitors annually Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND approves Phuket ‘sandbox’ plan to allow vaccinated tourists in without quarantine
  • www.scmp.com
  • 22 June, 2021
The Phuket “sandbox”, Thailand’s bold attempt to reset its tourism industry by opening the island to vaccinated foreign visitors without quarantine, was approved on Tuesday, offering hope to battered businesses and a potential shot in the arm to the travel bubble concept across Asia Read More...
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Nepal NEPAL decides to resume international domestic flights with covid restrictions
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 22 June, 2021
KATHMANDU: Nepal on Tuesday decided to resume international and domestic flights with some Covid-19 related restrictions in place. According to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, domestic flights will be allowed to operate with 50% seat Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL plans to open to all vaccinated Brits from July 1 and it's on the green list
  • www.mirror.co.uk
  • 21 June, 2021
Israel is looking to welcome all vaccinated Brits from July 1, as part of the country's phased reopening to tourists. Currently the country is open for tourism, but you need to be travelling as part of a pre-approved tour group Read More...
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USA USA : Hawaii Travel Update: Pre-Test, Vaccine Proof No Longer Required For Interisland Travel
  • www.forbes.com
  • 20 June, 2021
It’s finally official: A pre-test or proof of vaccine is no longer needed for interisland travel in Hawaii, marking another huge step in the state’s COVID-19 recovery. Previously, travelers moving between islands without a pre-test or proof of vaccine would have to quarantine for 10-14 days Read More...
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India INDIA: ODISHA capital to be developed as MICE destination to boost tourism
  • www.newindianexpress.com
  • 19 June, 2021
BHUBANESWAR: The Ministry of Tourism has identified Bhubaneswar as one of the 20 cities to be developed as a meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) destination to boost tourism business round the year Read More...
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South Korea SOUTH KOREA: Jeju emerging as Asia’s coolest island getaway
  • asiatimes.com
  • 19 June, 2021
JEJU CITY – South Korea’s Jeju is used to bouncing back from disasters. Not only has it weathered Covid-19, it survived the virtually overnight cut-off of a key tourism source when Chinese travel groups suddenly stopped arriving Read More...
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Qatar QATAR is a visionary tourism destination of the future
  • globetrender.com
  • 18 June, 2021
From cutting-edge hotels to world-class sporting events, by 2030, Qatar hopes to attract six million visitors a year. Berthold Trenkel, chief operating officer for Qatar National Tourism Council, reveals its master plan Read More...
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Prague PRAGUE TOURISM reopens with focus on sustainable travel
  • www.dw.com
  • 18 June, 2021
Prague's tourist sector is full of hope as it reopens to international tourism. But as the Czech capital gets back to business, can it avoid the overtourism excesses with which it struggled before the pandemic lockdown Read More...
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USA USA : Pittsburgh tourism industry optimistic as post-pandemic travelers fill hotel
  • www.post-gazette.com
  • 18 June, 2021
As travel restrictions are lifted and COVID-19 cases fall, Pittsburgh hotels are cautiously optimistic about a tourism revival this summer. Hotel occupancy levels are still nowhere near pre-pandemic levels, but tourism officials and hotel staff are seeing a surge of new arrivals throughout the region Read More...
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France FRANCE Tourism Seeks New Boost With Disneyland Reopening
  • www.nbcwashington.com
  • 17 June, 2021
France's tourism sector is taking a further step toward normality with the reopening of Disneyland Paris, two weeks after the country reopened its borders to vaccinated visitors from across the world. Europe’s most frequented theme park in Marne-la-Vallee, east of the French capital Read More...
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Europe E.U. clears Americans for travel to Europe
  • www.cntraveler.com
  • 17 June, 2021
U.S. tourists can travel to Europe this summer, European Union lawmakers in Brussels said on Wednesday. The officials agreed to recommend E.U. member states lift travel restrictions that have been in place for Americans since early 2020 Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND: Phuket Sandbox 'can help restart tourism in Asia'
  • www.straitstimes.com
  • 17 June, 2021
BANGKOK • Thailand's plan to reopen Phuket could become a model for other vacation hot spots in Asia to reopen their borders to tourists, according to the founder of Banyan Tree Holdings, as travel bubble strategies falter Read More...
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UK UK to reopen for vaccinated tourists, resume tourism to more than 150 countries
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 17 June, 2021
In a major boost to UK airlines and tourism businesses who have been hammered since the start of Covid-19 pandemic, Britain is planning to open up international travel for fully vaccinated passengers and resume tourism with more than 150 countries Read More...
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Amsterdam AMSTERDAM to Launch Campaign for “Respectful Tourism
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 16 June, 2021
While many European countries are thrilled to welcome tourists after over a year of lockdown, Amsterdam is investing thousands of euros in attracting tourists but “the right kind of tourists”, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports Read More...
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Asia Where Can You Travel in Asia Right Now?
  • lifehacker.com
  • 16 June, 2021
If you were thinking of traveling to Asia soon, your options are limited, unfortunately. Much of Southeast Asia has undergone a spike in COVID cases recently, prompting new restrictions in many countries. That said, there are a few countries open to American travelers—here’s where you can go Read More...
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Morocco MOROCCO, MAURITIUS AND PHUKET announce borders will open in June and July
  • www.independent.co.uk
  • 15 June, 2021
While the UK continues to adhere to prohibitive travel restrictions, various countries outside of Europe have announced they will reopen their borders to tourists in June and July. Mauritius, Morocco and Phuket in Thailand – all popular destinations with holidaymakers Read More...
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Ireland IRELAND sets reopening date, launches multimillion-dollar tourism campaign
  • www.seattletimes.com
  • 14 June, 2021
Americans will once again be able to travel to Ireland starting on July 19, and Tourism Ireland has launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to help people get there. According to Reuters, the country has had the strongest restrictions during the pandemic Read More...
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Spain SPAIN is open to vaccinated tourists. What can travellers expect this summer?
  • www.fodors.com
  • 14 June, 2021
For more than a year Spain has been closed to international travelers from outside the EU, except from a few very select other countries, but the Spanish government announced at the end of May that from June 7, all travelers vaccinated against COVID-19 would be allowed to enter Read More...
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USA USA : RESORTS WORLD set to make a splash, spur tourism on Strip
  • www.reviewjournal.com
  • 14 June, 2021
When casino giant Genting Group bought an abandoned resort site on Las Vegas Boulevard in 2013 with plans for a lavish project, the deal sparked hopes for the sleepy north end of the Strip Read More...
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Philippines PHILIPPINES Department of Tourism - WHENEVER YOU ARE READY
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  • 03 Feb, 2021
WHENEVER YOU ARE READY, WE ARE READY! With safety protocols and health standards in place, traveling the Philippines can be safe and still be fun in the new normal. Read More...
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Austria Austria keen to welcome GCC travellers
  • www.meed.com
  • 14 June, 2021
The Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) is keen to see the resumption of tourism between Austria and the GCC once rules are revised from mid-June onwards. Speaking at a press conference for the Austrian pavilion at Expo 2020, Robert Groeblacher, director Middle East & South East Asia Read More...
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Croatia Croatia: Google Launches Platform To Help Croatia's Tourism Sector
  • www.total-croatia-news.com
  • 14 June, 2021
June 14th, 2021 - Google has launched the "Travel Insights with Google" platform to support the recovery of Croatia's tourism sector and help it adapt to the current search trends and trends in travel conditions; Google Adriatic said last Tuesday Read More...
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California As California’s economy reopens, tourism can lead the way
  • www.ocregister.com
  • 13 June, 2021
On June 15, California’s tourism economy will emerge full throttle from a setback 11 times worse than the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Make no mistake, the Golden State’s tourism industry is roaring back, poised to reclaim tourism market share lost to other states Read More...
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International Travel 7 Things to Know About International Travel This Summer
  • /www.fool.com
  • 12 June, 2021
When it comes to international travel right now, the world isn't exactly anyone's oyster -- but it could be your cocktail shrimp. In other words, many countries are still closed to tourists, but plenty of great destinations are finally opening their doors Read More...
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Maldives Maldives records over 15,000 tourist arrivals from 1-9 June
  • raajje.mv
  • 11 June, 2021
Maldives recorded over 15,000 tourist arrivals within the first nine days of June. According to the statistics publicized by the Ministry of Tourism, a total of 15,559 tourist arrivals were recorded from 1-9 June, with the highest arrivals recorded on June 6; 2,308 visitors Read More...
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Germany Germany to lift travel restrictions for most countries from July 1
  • www.laprensalatina.com
  • 11 June, 2021
Berlin, Jun 11 (EFE).- Germany will lift coronavirus travel restrictions for most countries from July 1, foreign minister Heiko Mass said Friday. “After more than a year we can lift the general warning against travel to risk areas with a seven-day cumulative incidence below 200,” Hass said Read More...
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Italy Italy to Start Issuing & Accepting EU COVID-19 Passports From June 15
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 10 June, 2021
Italy is ready to launch travel health certificates within a few days, the authorities have announced on Wednesday after the European Parliament gave the final approval to the EU COVID-19 certificates, through which the block intends to restore travelling within the European Union Member States Read More...
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US CDC updated International Travel Guidance
  • www.shrm.org
  • 10 June, 2021
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently moved more countries into the "low-risk" category for international travel, but others have been moved into higher risk categories based on recent COVID-19 statistics Read More...
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Singapore Singapore, Australia working towards travel bubble, leaders say
  • twhbl.com
  • 10 June, 2021
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore and Australia will work towards putting in place an air travel bubble between the two countries, their prime ministers said on Thursday, after more than a year of travel disruption caused by the pandemic Read More...
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Indonesia Indonesia: Bali announces July Reopening for Tourism
  • www.fool.com
  • 10 June, 2021
If Bali is on your travel itinerary, you may be able to visit later this summer. With more COVID-19 vaccinations comes increased public health. It also means that travel is an option again Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong Tourism Board launches new program to revitalize the city’s MICE
  • www.hospitalitynet.org
  • 10 June, 2021
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has launched the “Hong Kong Convention Ambassador” program with more than 100 distinguished leaders of business and professional bodies in Hong Kong to help revitalize Hong Kong’s MICE industry, after a turbulent and challenging 2020 Read More...
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Portugal Portugal to welcome vaccinated U.S. tourists, hopes to salvage summer
  • www.reuters.com
  • 9 June, 2021
Portugal will allow vaccinated U.S. tourists into the country, which is trying to salvage its summer holiday season that has been badly affected Read More...
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Thailand Thailand targets 3 million tourists this year under phased reopening
  • www.channelnewsasia.com
  • 9 June, 2021
BANGKOK: Tourism-reliant Thailand expects about 3 million foreign tourist arrivals this year, tied to a phased reopening to vaccinated visitors later this year, the state tourism agency said on Wednesday (Jun 9) Read More...
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Russia Russia: Covid vaccination tours? Russia is looking at travel packages to revive its tourism industry
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 8 June, 2021
With uptake of Russia’s coronavirus shot Sputnik V sluggish among its own citizens, Russia is considering launching Covid vaccination travel Read More...
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Costa Rica Costa Rica is committed to Sustainable Tourism for Economic Reactivation
  • thecostaricanews.com
  • 7 June, 2021
Costa Rican authorities reported this past week that the country is committed to sustainable tourism that allows the economic recovery of the sector, the one most affected by the health crisis, which will only be possible with the support of the national bank system Read More...
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Japan Japan looks to debut vaccine passport this summer
  • asia.nikkei.comm
  • 7 June, 2021
BRUSSELS/NEW YORK/TOKYO -- Japan intends to issue COVID-19 inoculation certificates this summer to vaccinated residents traveling abroad, hoping to give business travel and other economic activities a boost, Nikkei has learned Read More...
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France France reopens for foreign tourists, but with conditions
  • www.france24.com
  • 4 June, 2021
As of June 9, France will reopen for international tourism, removing the need for coronavirus tests for vaccinated Europeans and allowing vaccinated tourists from most of the rest of the world, including the United States, to also come back but with a negative test in hand Read More...
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Greece UNWTO and Greece to collaborate on Maritime Tourism Research Centre
  • www.unwto.org
  • 4 June, 2021
UNWTO is to collaborate with the Greek Ministry of Tourism in establishing a first research station dedicated to measuring the sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism across the Mediterranean Read More...
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USA USA: Where and when can Americans travel abroad?
  • www.nbcnews.com
  • 3 June, 2021
International travel is back on the agenda this summer for millions of Americans who are fully vaccinated, but with some countries already open to U.S. travelers — and many still not — it is challenging to figure out when and where to go Read More...
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Singapore Singapore, South Korea in exploratory talks on air travel bubble since March
  • www.straitstimes.com
  • 3 June, 2021
SEOUL - Singapore is said to be one of the top choices for South Korea to launch a travel bubble with. The Straits Times understands that the two countries started "very preliminary, exploratory talks at the working level" in March Read More...
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Europe Traveling to Europe? Here’s What’s Open to U.S. Tourists
  • www.wsj.com
  • 2 June, 2021
American tourists will be welcome in much of Europe this summer as the pace of vaccinations there accelerates. While some places will still be closed or restricted—Siena’s Palio horse race is canceled in July—many countries are rolling out the red carpet to visitors, hoping to revive the crucial summer tourist season Read More...
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Europe EU to add Japan to safe travel list
  • www.reuters.com
  • 1 June, 2021
The European Union is set to add Japan to its small list of "safe" countries from which it will allow non-essential travel, but will hold off opening the door to British tourists for now, EU sources said on Tuesday Read More...
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Phuket Phuket on track to reopen to vaccinated international tourists from July 1
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 1 June, 2021
Bangkok (CNN) — As Thailand continues to battle its third and worst Covid-19 wave since the start of the pandemic, officials say the popular resort island of Phuket is still on track to reopen to international tourists next month Read More...
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Egypt Egypt lifts coronavirus restrictions from Jun 1, Cabinet says
  • www.channelnewsasia.com
  • 31 May, 2021
CAIRO: Egypt will lift restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including easing the early closure of shops and restaurants, from Tuesday, the Cabinet said. Since May 6, stores, malls and restaurants had to close by 9pm after a rise in infections Read More...
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Turkey Turkey has all safety measures in place for travellers this summer season
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 31 May, 2021
As most of Europe is getting ready to welcome tourists for summer 2021, Turkey is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that all safety measures are in place for this summer. Ambassadors of foreign missions were recently hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Read More...
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Thailand Thailand proposes $1 Per Night Deal to entice tourists back to Phuket
  • flipboard.com
  • 31 May, 2021
The Tourism Council of Thailand has proposed a bold ‘One Night, One Dollar’ promotion to attract foreign travelers back to Phuket Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia lifts Travel Ban on UAE, Germany, US and 8 other countries
  • www.albawaba.com
  • 30 May, 2021
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior said it will re-allow visitors from 11 countries which were put on the red list earlier, state news agency SPA reported on Saturday Read More...
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China China: The rapid rise of 'red tourism' in the country
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 30 May, 2021
Growing up in Guang'an, Zhang Yiwen always felt a closeness to late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who spent the first 15 years of his life in her home city in the country's western province of Sichuan Read More...
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Qatar Qatar Tourism launches new astro-tourism experiences
  • www.hoteliermiddleeast.com
  • 30 May, 2021
Now the Qatar National Tourism Council has launched a series of astro-tourism experiences where you can do just that while staying in luxury accommodation. Available to book through tour operator Gulf Adventures, there are four different Arabian Nights packages to choose from Read More...
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Italy Italy travel guide: what you need to know as the country opens to more tourists from June 1
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 30 May, 2021
Italy was one of the worst-hit countries in the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, but the country is now getting set to reopen to leisure travellers, with no quarantine needed on arrival. From Tuesday, tourists from several countries – including the UAE Read More...
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America Travel numbers climb as Americans hit the road for holiday
  • www.troyrecord.com
  • 29 May, 2021
Americans hit the road in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels. More than 1.8 million people went through U.S. airports Thursday, and the daily number was widely expected Read More...
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Spain Spain to welcome back international cruises from June 7
  • whbl.com
  • 29 May, 2021
MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will allow cruise ships to dock in its ports from June 7, the transport ministry said on Saturday, hoping to salvage the country’s battered tourism sector in time for the summer season. Spain’s maritime authorities approved the reopening because of falling COVID-19 incidence rates Read More...
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Israel Ireland adopts COVID passport to allow EU, UK and U.S. travel from July 19
  • www.reuters.com
  • 28 May, 2021
Ireland will adopt a COVID-19 certificate to help citizens move more freely across the European Union from July 19 and broadly apply the same approach to arrivals from the United States and Britain, Prime Minister Micheál Martin said on Friday Read More...
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Israel Israel: First foreign tourists in more than a year land in Israel
  • indianexpress.com
  • 28 May, 2021
The first group of foreign tourists in more than a year touched down in Israel on Thursday after the government began opening its borders following a steep drop in COVID-19 infections Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii: The pace of Hawaii’s tourism recovery is surprising even the experts
  • www.hawaiinewsnow.com
  • 27 May, 2021
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii’s tourism recovery is moving ahead of schedule ― even though international tourism has yet to come back in a big way. The state now expects visitor arrivals to hit 6.6 million this year ― or 64% of arrival numbers from 2019 Read More...
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Greece Greece leading the revival of East Mediterranean cruising
  • www.seatrade-cruise.com
  • 26 May, 2021
Forty cruise ships are expected to operate in Greek waters and 45 ports have their own contingency plans developed in a way to facilitate cruise ships without affecting the experience of passengers, crews or the local communities,’ he said Read More...
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Florida Visit Florida looks To boost International Tourism
  • news.wfsu.org
  • 26 May, 2021
Florida’s tourism marketing agency is planning international trips as officials work to offset the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the travel industry. Visit Florida President and CEO Dana Young said Tuesday the agency is planning a trip to Mexico in June Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong plans to resume cruises this summer with vaccination mandate
  • www.seatrade-cruise.com
  • 25 May, 2021
This is according to remarks by Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau to repoters on Monday. Yau said cruise ships would need to sail from Hong Kong without calling at other international ports, and sufficient precautions will need to be taken Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Travellers need to register vaccination status online
  • www.traveldailymedia.com
  • 25 May, 2021
Saudi Arabia’s Public Health Authority (Weqaya) has announced that all those entering the kingdom, whether they are citizens, residents, or vaccinated passengers, need to complete the vaccination registration process online before their arrival by visiting here, said a report in Saudi Gazette Read More...
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US Countries which are welcoming U.S. tourists back
  • www.mercurynews.com
  • 24 May, 2021
Editor’s note: CNN Travel updates this article periodically. It was last updated in its entirety on May 15. The EU announcement was added May 19. The entry on Anguilla was added May 24. The US State Department advises that travelers consult country-specific travel advisories via their website or consult the CDC’s latest guidance Read More...
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Spain Spain to welcome vaccinated travellers from June 7
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 24 May, 2021
Spain has said that it will start welcoming vaccinated travellers from June 7. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday at an international tourism fair in Madrid. He also informed that travellers from Britain would be allowed to visit for vacations from next week onwards Read More...
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America Have COVID vaccine, will travel: These are the countries open to fully vaccinated Americans
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 24 May, 2021
As vaccination levels continue to rise in the U.S. and around the world, countries that had been off limits to foreigners for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic are beginning to reopen – and some are specifically opening to vaccinated travelers Read More...
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Europe Policies, COVID-19 tests, fees for summer travel in Europe
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 23 May, 2021
The EU has a plan for a unified reopening, but member states, especially from tourist-dependent countries, have moved ahead more quickly. And for each international trip, there are rules for entry into the destination country and separate rules for leaving and getting back home amid Covid-19 Read More...
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Croatia Croatia gears up to welcome tourists after more than a year of Covid-19 lockdown
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 23 May, 2021
Croatia has widely reopened its stunning Adriatic coastline for foreign tourists, becoming one of the first European countries to drop most of its travel restrictions amid Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the ability of people to go there depends on each country's travel rules Read More...
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Israel Israel reopens borders to small groups of foreign tourists
  • www.reuters.com
  • 23 May, 2021
Israel reopened its borders to foreign tourists on Sunday after a fall in COVID-19 infections but said it would take time for visitors to start arriving and to revive the tourism industry. Under an easing of coronavirus restrictions, the government went ahead with a plan to start letting Read More...
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Maldives Maldives launches campaign to promote tourism in Southeast Asia
  • avas.mv
  • 22 May, 2021
Visit Maldives has initiated a digital campaign with Halal Have, Will Travel (HHWT) to maintain destination presence and promote Maldives as a safe haven in the Southeast Asian Market. According to Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC), the campaign that started on May 21 aims to promote Read More...
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Europe EU Travel is coming back: What travelers need to know
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 22 May, 2021
EU Travel is coming back: What travelers need to know Read More...
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Greece Greece is the word: Why it's the most booked European destination for summer
  • www.forbes.com
  • 22 May, 2021
When it comes to attracting visitors for what is shaping up to be a huge summer travel season, it really pays for destinations to get out ahead of the pack. Last week, the European Union announced that its member countries would soon open to vaccinated travelers from outside the bloc Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong Tourism Board steps up various promotions to drive Tourism Recovery
  • www.businesswireindia.com
  • 21 May, 2021
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) held its annual Tourism Update event online on 18 May, discussing tourism trends and sharing details of the HKTB’s latest strategic plans with around 2,700 trade representatives from HK, mainland and overseas travel agencies, attractions, hotels, airlines Read More...
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Saudi Saudi Tourism Authority signs MoU with Travel Boutique Online
  • www.tourismbreakingnews.ae
  • 21 May, 2021
Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) and leading Indian online travel agency Travel Boutique Online (TBO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop destination knowledge of Saudi through new, innovative programs on the TBO Academy platform, reaching 90,000 agents globally and targeting 25,000 visitors by 2022 Read More...
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South Africa South Africa’s vaccinated seniors could be holidaying in Europe by August or earlier
  • www.businessinsider.co.za
  • 21 May, 2021
The European Union has revised its travel restrictions, allowing tourists from "white list" countries and fully vaccinated visitors in for the summer season. While South Africa is far from being added to the "white list", due to a slow vaccine rollout and variants of concern Read More...
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Japan Japan to issue vaccine certificates to spur international travel
  • asia.nikkei.com
  • 20 May, 2021
TOKYO -- Japan is planning to issue certificates to those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, as part of plans to restart business travel, with the government appointing a cross-ministry team led by Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato to oversee the project Read More...
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Europe The EU agrees to reopen its borders to visitors who are fully vaccinated
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 19 May, 2021
European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, two EU sources said. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved a European Commission proposal from May 3 to loosen the criteria to determine Read More...
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Summer Summer travel is returning: Here’s who’s booking and where they’re going
  • www.cnc.com
  • 18 May, 2021
With vaccines rolling out across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia reopens for international tourism
  • ftnnews.com
  • 18 May, 2021
The Saudi National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday (17 May) has reopened its borders more than a year after closing down travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All those traveling to Saudi Arabia, both nationals and foreigners, who are fully vaccinated will be able Read More...
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USA USA : New Jersey’s post travel quarantine mandate has finally been lifted
  • catcountry1073.com
  • 17 May, 2021
Good news for everyone who has a vacation planned for out of state this year. In a press conference Monday morning, Governor Phil Murphy has revealed that the mandate requiring for you to quarantine upon returning to the state of New Jersey is now lifted for those that are vaccinated Read More...
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Italy Italy reopens to int'l tourism, sparking optimism for businesses
  • www.globaltimes.cn
  • 17 May, 2021
People visit the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, Italy, May 15, 2021. Italy formally opened its borders on Sunday for restriction-free travel for visitors from some countries. While it appeared that few took advantage of the eased travel rules on their first day, businesses in Rome say they are ready Read More...
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi to allow quarantine-free travel from July 1, senior tourism official says
  • amp-thenationalnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org
  • 16 May, 2021
Abu Dhabi plans to remove Covid-19 quarantine restrictions for international travellers from July 1, except for visitors from India, and expand its green travel list to boost tourism in the emirate. “How we are going to move forward in 2021 … Abu Dhabi will be open for everyone with no quarantine protocol starting Read More...
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UAE UAE travel corridors: An ultimate guide to Bahrain, Greece, Serbia and Seychelles
  • www.thenationalnews.com
  • 16 May, 2021
The UAE has established travel corridors with four countries this month, allowing vaccinated residents to visit Greece, Serbia, Seychelles and Bahrain with no quarantine requirements when they arrive Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT keen for tourism recovery by year-end as visitor numbers rise
  • www.reuters.com
  • 16 May, 2021
Egypt is optimistic about welcoming more visitors this year with numbers increasing steadily since January to around half a million tourists a month, Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany told Reuters. Tourism revenue, an important source of foreign currency for Egypt Read More...
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World World Heritage Review 71: World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism
  • en.dl-servi.com
  • 16 May, 2021
The World Heritage Convention arose from the need to identify and protect outstanding natural and cultural sites for future generations. Over time, the effectiveness of the Convention has led to an increasing number of sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, resulting in not only a List including Read More...
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Europe EU Travel: Which Countries Open? When Will Others Follow? By Date, By Country
  • www.forbes.com
  • 16 May, 2021
Now is the moment to book European travel for summer but many are questioning the reasoning around booking up something that might not come to pass. Many travel agents are reporting that people have a domestic travel plan booked and an international/European/U.K. Read More...
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Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah will invest AED500 million in sustainable Tourism
  • www.arabianbusiness.com
  • 16 May, 2021
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) will invest AED500 million ($136m) in 20 sustainable tourism development projects across the emirate as part of a partnership with RAK Hospitality Holding and RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry Read More...
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Dubai Welcome to Dubai, where tourism recovery begins
  • www.zawya.com
  • 16 May, 2021
Dubai is ready to welcome everyone as tourism is gradually recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic following a successful vaccine rollout earlier this year. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Read More...
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Denmark Denmark relaxes Travel Restrictions, Opens for EU Tourists
  • www.forbes.com
  • 15 May, 2021
Denmark has become the latest European country to relax its entry requirements as Europe continues its slow return to reopening for tourism. Moving into its third phase of reopening, Denmark now allows tourists from EU and Schengen countries to visit the country—with some restrictions Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE's Tourism Industry Races to Abide by New Covid Rules
  • www.thestar.com.my
  • 15 May, 2021
SINGAPORE, May 15 (Bloomberg): Checking in to a hotel room in Singapore from Sunday could also mean agreeing to random checks from staff to ensure only two guests are in the room at any time. That’s just one example of how the city-state’s tourism sector is racing to adapt to the latest restrictions Read More...
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Portugal POTUGUESE hotels 'excited' to welcome back UK tourists from Monday
  • www.reuters.com
  • 14 May, 2021
Portugal will allow holidaymakers from Britain to enter from Monday, the national tourism board said, prompting a sigh of relief from hotel owners already inundated with bookings after Britain's go-ahead for travel from that day Read More...
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China China is experiencing a rural tourism boom amid the Covid-19 pandemic
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 12 May, 2021
China is in the middle of a boom in rural tourism as city dwellers escape the country's rapidly expanding urban centers to head out to small communities, farms and orchards for a taste of the simple life. And the Chinese government couldn't be more pleased Read More...
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Maldives Maldives: Here Are the Latest Travel Guidelines, Quarantine and RT-PCR Norms: FAQ
  • www.news18.com
  • 12 May, 2021
Maldives, the island nation famous among Indians for spending leisure time recently joined other nations to issue a travel advisory for Indians travelling to the country for tourist activities. While many reports suggested that travelling to Maldives has been banned altogether Read More...
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Ireland Ireland's tourism trade prepares to re-open for good - 'There's no going back'
  • www.cnbc.com
  • 11 May, 2021
DUBLIN — When Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin announced the phased re-opening of hospitality businesses for June, hotel managers like Niall Coffey breathed a sigh of relief. Ireland’s tourism and hospitality industries have been the worst hit during the pandemic Read More...
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UAE UAE, Bahrain, approve quarantine-free travel corridor
  • gulfnews.com
  • 10 May, 2021
Dubai: The UAE and Bahrain on Monday approved the setting up of a quarantine-free travel corridor for vaccinated people and for those who will be allowed to travel between the two countries as of the first day of Eid Al Fitr. The move comes as part of the joint UAE-Bahrain cooperation and coordination Read More...
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Maldives Maldives Woos Investors to Build New Longer-Stay Tourism Models
  • skift.com
  • 10 May, 2021
Its tourism recovery within grasp, the Maldives is now competing hard for the attention of investors and has moved swiftly to enhance government incentives aimed at encouraging them to create and build new tourism models in the archipelago Read More...
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Europe EUROPEAN TOURISM : May Travel Restrictions, Tests, quarantine and more
  • www.forbes.com
  • 10 May, 2021
The picture across the EU area (plus the U.K.) in May is full of excitement for the summer months. Countries are beginning to announce the end of travel restrictions and as vaccination rates rise, people are making travel plans for when borders will be open across the bloc Read More...
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Australia Tourism Australia: Holiday quiz: where to go on my next holiday?
  • www.australia.com
  • 10 May, 2021
It’s time to go big, Australia. Take our quiz to discover your biggest adventure yet Read More...
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Switzerland SWITZERLAND Tourism has a new face - Roger Federer
  • www.myswitzerland.com
  • 10 May, 2021
These examples of unique natural beauty invite you to linger, take a deep breath and recharge your batteries. Shaped over millions of years, the beauty we see today is relatively recent: areas that were still hidden under the ice as little as 500 years ago are now accessible and have revealed Read More...
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Thailand Ecotourism, and the 'Amazing Thailand' Campaign
  • soundideas.pugetsound.edu
  • 10 May, 2021
Although the issues of sustainable tourism and sustainable development are receiving increasing attention from tourists, government planners and scholars, few studiess have examined their overlap, tensions and complex linkages in practice Read More...
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Covid-19 The travel industry is capitalizing on people coming to the US for COVID-19 vaccines
  • www.businessinsider.in
  • 9 May, 2021
Tourists are heading to the US for COVID-19 vaccine shots and airlines and travel companies are using the opportunity to market and expand services, the Wall Street Journal reported. While New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city could soon offer tourists coronavirus vaccines at mobile vaccination Read More...
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MSC 5 Sunny MSC Itineraries You May Not Know About
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 9 May, 2021
From the Mediterranean and Caribbean to South Africa and Brazil, MSC Cruises has a wide footprint in some of the best climates. Cruise Industry News has picked out five interesting itineraries offered by the world’s fastest-growing cruise brand Read More...
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England ENGLAND travel firms report sales boom after 'green list' announcement
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 8 May, 2021
Travel companies have recorded a boom in holiday sales, after the government announced that Britons would be able to travel to a dozen countries without quarantining on their return from 17 May Read More...
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Tahiti Tahiti and the rest of French Polynesia has reopened to tourism
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 8 May, 2021
The beautiful islands of French Polynesia have officially reopened their borders to travelers arriving from the United States. The group of Pacific islands, which include popular beach getaways Tahiti and Bora Bora, opened their borders on May 1 to travelers who have been in the United States Read More...
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Phuket Phuket Ready for Foreign Tourism in July Despite Thai Covid Wave
  • www.chinadailyasia.com
  • 7 May, 2021
SYDNEY / TOKYO / DUBAI - Thailand is sticking to its reopening plan for its resort island of Phuket even as the country struggles to contain its worst COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic began amid slow vaccinations Read More...
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Australia Australia to lift ban on citizens returning from COVID-hit India
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 7 May, 2021
According to ABC news, many Australians have fled to Sri Lanka from India. The federal government is now working with Sri Lanka towards ensuring people who board flights to Australia have received a negative test. Australia will lift a ban on its citizens returning from COVID-hit India from next Saturday Read More...
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China China opens Mount Everest's north side to 38 virus-tested Climbers
  • www.financialexpress.com
  • 7 May, 2021
Last year, China used the break in climbing to haul some 6 tons of garbage off the mountain that has attracted ever-larger groups of climbers enabled by commercial mountaineering companies. China has opened Mount Everest’s northern slope to a few dozen mountaineers Read More...
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Washington Washington DC launches $2.5 million tourism marketing campaign
  • wtop.com
  • 6 May, 2021
Destination DC, the tourism marketing arm of the District, has shed light on just how much damage the pandemic has caused to D.C.’s tourism industry, and what they plan to do to bring tourists back this year Read More...
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USA U.S.A. Travel Restrictions By State
  • www.forbes.com
  • 6 May, 2021
The state-by-state view of U.S. travel restrictions, Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements for May 2021 shows a country brimming with confidence after a successful vaccination program and where a vast majority of Americans (72%) have summer travel plans Read More...
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Greece Greece: What to Know About the Reopening
  • lasttimes.news
  • 5 May, 2021
Greece has reopened to many overseas visitors, including from the United States, jumping ahead of most of its European neighbors in restarting tourism, even as the country’s hospitals remain full and more than three-quarters of Greeks are still unvaccinated Read More...
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Thailand Thai travel agencies offer COVID-19 'vaccine tours' to US
  • www.reuters.com
  • 5 May, 2021
Travel agencies in Thailand are selling coronavirus "vaccine tours" to the United States, as some wealthy Thais grow impatient awaiting mass inoculations that are still a month away amid the country's biggest outbreak so far Read More...
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United Kingdom BRITAIN will announce travel 'green list' shortly -minister
  • www.reuters.com
  • 4 May, 2021
Britain is set to announce the green list for countries that people can travel to on holiday shortly, and will have the right procedures in place to ensure travel can happen safely, said trade minister Liz Truss on Tuesday Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT: Tourists offered glimpse of rural life near Egypt's pyramids
  • kfgo.com
  • 4 May, 2021
CAIRO (Reuters) – Tourists visiting Egypt’s famed pyramids may rarely stray from the beaten track, but a project focused on rural villages adjoining the ancient sites now encourages them to do so. The scheme takes visitors to a verdant strip of farmland thick with palm trees that runs south Read More...
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Europe EU Wants To Open Up Travel For Vaccinated Tourists
  • www.forbes.com
  • 3 May, 2021
The European Commission on Monday proposed easing travel restrictions on foreign citizens who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, as the bloc attempts to revive the region’s tourism industry that has been devastated by the pandemic Read More...
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Kazakhstan Kazakh Tourism Sector Considers New Approaches to develop tourism amid Pandemic
  • astanatimes.com
  • 3 May, 2021
NUR-SULTAN – The tourism sector is still reeling from the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. Most international experts do not expect the global tourism industry to rebound to pre-pandemic levels until 2023. The Astana Times recently spoke to the Kazakh Tourism national Read More...
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China China Focus: "Red tourism" a hit for May Day holiday travel
  • www.bignewsnetwork.com
  • 2 May, 2021
SHENZHEN/CHANGSHA, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Twelve-year-old Zhou Xinyue planned the May Day holiday trip for her family. Instead of going to the beach, she chose four revolutionary sites in south China's Guangdong Province Read More...
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Maldives Maldives’ ‘I’m Vaccinated’ tourism campaign to ensure visitor safety
  • indianexpress.com
  • 2 May, 2021
In a bid to welcome more tourists and to assure them of their safety, the island nation of Maldives has launched the ‘I’m Vaccinated’ tourism campaign, which highlights the archipelago’s intentions to have the world’s first fully vaccinated tourism workforce in place Read More...
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Middle East Travelling the Middle East will be the easiest it's ever been
  • www.aljazeera.com
  • 2 May, 2021
Although the coronavirus pandemic has forced travel to a halt and slammed shut international borders, unprecedented reforms taking place in the Middle East will make travelling around the region easier than ever before, once the world opens up again Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA launches new $530m fund to develop tourism
  • www.arabianbusiness.com
  • 1 May, 2021
Saudi Arabia's Tourism Development Fund (TDF), in partnership with Riyad Bank, has launched the Tourism Partners program, allocating a funding capital of up to SR2 billion to enable the development of the kingdom’s key destinations Read More...
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Seychelles Seychelles will Allow Vaccinated Tourists from India
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 1 May, 2021
Many countries are gradually opening up and updating their entry requirements for vaccinated travellers. Seychelles has issued new travel advisories for Indians. The island country has stated that it will allow vaccinated visitors from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have completed two weeks Read More...
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Cyprus Destinations open to vaccinated travelers
  • www.kiwi.com
  • 30 April, 2021
After months of an international travel ban, the world is finally seeing a shift toward reopening. More countries are slowly starting to open up to travelers who have had their COVID-19 vaccine and airlines and airports are setting up new routes for those eager to travel Read More...
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US United States Restrictions, Covid-19 Cases and What You Need to Know
  • www.wsj.com
  • 30 April, 2021
The U.S. is suspending almost all travel from India beginning May 4 during a devastating Covid-19 surge that has shattered global records for new cases. The country of about 1.3 billion people has seen infections rise by more than 1 million in the past week alone Read More...
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Japan Japan to introduce 'vaccine passports' for international travel
  • www.japantimes.co.jp
  • 29 April, 2021
Japan plans to introduce “vaccine passports” to make it easier for people who have been inoculated against COVID-19 to travel internationally, government sources said Wednesday. The passports are expected to be in the form of a smartphone app, with travelers scanning QR codes at airports Read More...
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Space Tourism SPACE TOURISM – 20 Years in the Making – Is Finally Ready for Launch
  • www.nextgov.com
  • 29 April, 2021
For most people, getting to the stars is nothing more than a dream. On April 28, 2001, Dennis Tito achieved that lifelong goal – but he wasn’t a typical astronaut. Tito, a wealthy businessman, paid US$20 million for a seat on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to be the first tourist to visit Read More...
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Europe Who Can Travel To Europe And The UK?
  • www.forbes.com
  • 29 April, 2021
Many people want to travel to Europe again to see the historical sites and enjoy the rich culture and culinary delights. United States citizens haven't been able to cross the Atlantic for leisure since the opening weeks of the pandemic. However, things may finally be changing for tourists Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL launches global inbound tourism campaign 27 April 2021
  • mfa.gov.il
  • 27 April, 2021
Minister of Tourism Farkash-Hacohen: Israel will open to a limited number of vaccinated groups at the end of May before allowing an unlimited number of groups to enter in June. The skies will open to independent vaccinated travelers in July Read More...
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Las Vegas LAS VEGAS tourism, airport, casinos show rebound from virus
  • www.coastreporter.net
  • 27 April, 2021
Las Vegas is bouncing back to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, with new economic reports showing increases in airport passengers and tourism, and a big jump in a key index showing that casinos statewide took in $1 billion in winnings last month for the first time since February 2020 Read More...
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Spain SPAIN to welcome overseas travellers with Covid certificates from June
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 27 April, 2021
Spain aims to reopen to overseas holidaymakers from June under the Covid digital health certificate scheme, the country’s secretary of state for tourism has said. Fernando Valdés told the World Travel & Tourism Council summit in Mexico on Tuesday that the programme – under which tourists could show they have been vaccinated Read More...
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Europe Continental Europe could allow US tourists back this summer
  • abcnews.go.com
  • 27 April, 2021
BRUSSELS -- American tourists could soon be visiting continental Europe again, more than a year after the European Union restricted travel to the 27-nation bloc to a bare minimum to contain the coronavirus. EU officials said Monday they are completing plans to allow Americans back this summer Read More...
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Hong Kong HONG KONG - SINGAPORE to launch air travel bubble from May 26
  • abcnews.go.com
  • 26 April, 2021
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong and Singapore said Monday they would launch an air travel bubble in May, months after an initial arrangement that would allow tourists to fly between both cities without having to serve quarantine was postponed Read More...
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Vietnam VIETNAM: Tourism agencies see more bookings for summer
  • www.thestar.com.my
  • 26 April, 2021
HANOI, April 26 (Vietnam News/ANN): An increasing number of tourists during the summer has helped revive the market, but tourism agencies need further support for better recovery. As the Covid-19 pandemic is under better control, locals’ tourism demand has witnessed positive growth recently Read More...
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Maldives Maldives Tourism says 'all resorts on standalone islands...welcoming Indians’
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 26 April, 2021
NEW DELHI: Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Maldives and Bangladesh have restricted entry of travellers from India with immediate effect due to the Covid situation here. Maldives tourism minister tweeted on Sunday: “With effect from April 27, (Maldives’ health authorities) suspends tourists travelling Read More...
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Japan Japan Tourism to strengthen ties with the Middle East
  • www.tradearabia.com
  • 26 April, 2021
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will establish an office in Dubai, UAE within 2021, as part of its strategic efforts to achieve the Japanese government’s goal of welcoming 60 million international visitors to Japan by 2030 Read More...
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WTTC Global Tourism Summit: Travel CEOs And Leaders Outline 2021 'Road To Recovery'
  • www.forbes.com
  • 26 April, 2021
This week, more than 600 attendees gathered for The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in Cancun, Mexico to discuss the “road to recovery for travel” while simultaneously demonstrating the safety of new meeting protocols Read More...
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Greece GREECE to reopen tourism services on May 15
  • martinsvillebulletin.com
  • 25 April, 2021
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says its tourism services will open on May 15 when a ban on travel between different regions of the country will also be lifted. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the announcement in a televised address Wednesday, adding that restaurants and cafes will be allowed to reopen outdoor Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT aiming for tourism revenues of $6 billion-$7 billion in 2021 – deputy minister
  • kfgo.com
  • 25 April, 2021
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt is aiming for tourism revenues of $6 billion-$7 billion in 2021, the deputy tourism minister told Reuters. Tourism revenue, a key source of foreign currency for Egypt, plunged by 70% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tourism usually accounts for up to 15% of the country’s gross domestic product Read More...
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Italy Italy Launches a 'COVID-Free' High-Speed Train From Rome
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 24 April, 2021
Trenitalia, a train operator in Italy, has started a ‘COVID-free’, high-speed train service for the first time in Europe between Rome and Milan. The service began operating twice a day in each direction as an experimental initiative on April 16 Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL targets tourism boost, gears to reopen next month after Covid-19 lockdown
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 22 April, 2021
Airlines are racing to add flights to Tel Aviv as groups of foreign tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed into Israel from May 23. Israel's struggling tourism sector hopes to reap quick benefits when the country reopens next month after a rapid Covid-19 vaccination campaign Read More...
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Spain SPAIN Port of Malaga prepares for cruising as Andalusia gives the green light
  • www.seatrade-cruise.com
  • 21 April, 2021
The Port of Malaga is preparing to welcome cruise ships, after the Regional Government of Andalusia granted its permission for cruising to resume for both national and international passengers, where regional governments approve Read More...
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Switzerland SWITZERLAND : Travel Restrictions: Who Can Enter Switzerland & What Are the Rules
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 20 April, 2021
Amid the third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, only limited categories of people can enter Switzerland completely restriction-free. In addition, only arrivals from very specific countries which are considered to be relatively safer in terms of COVID-19 infections can enter Switzerland Read More...
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Costa Rica COSTA RICA Promotes Its Tourism Offer Through a Disruptive Global Market Strategy
  • thecostaricanews.com
  • 20 April, 2021
International influencers, filming and now sporting events abroad, during the last months, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) has implemented a quite disruptive marketing strategy. This weekend, adding its most recent action by setting a total of 300 seconds on the electronic billboards of the stadium, La Cartuja, in Sevilla Read More...
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France FRANCE’s Big Five Numbers Needed To Restart Tourism
  • www.forbes.com
  • 20 April, 2021
Whilst many people are desperately hoping to head to France this summer, it is unlikely to be as early as May, as has been widely reported. However, in his interview with CBS News Sunday, Macron said that France would “progressively lift restrictions at the beginning of May” so that the country Read More...
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America 67% of Americans expected to travel this summer
  • www.fox10phoenix.com
  • 20 April, 2021
Travel is something that brings a lot of happiness to people and many are making their summer travel plans right now. FOX 10's Desiree Fluellen visited Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to get the details Read More...
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Asia ASIA’s tourism hopes slowly rise
  • bluenotes.anz.com
  • 19 April, 2021
Tourism has been among the sectors worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact on growth has been particularly severe in economies such as Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore, due to their outsized dependence on foreign tourists Read More...
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Australia AUSTRALIA opens quarantine-free travel bubble with New Zealand
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 19 April, 2021
A two-way travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand opened Monday, allowing passengers to move quarantine-free between both countries for the first time in more than a year. Australia had previously allowed New Zealand travelers to enter without quarantine, and New Zealand Read More...
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Ibiza IBIZA will welcome tourists from June
  • mixmag.net
  • 19 April, 2021
Ibiza will be able to welcome tourists from June. Spain's tourism minister, Reyes Maroto, used an appearance on national television on Friday to promise that the country will "guarantee safe mobility as of June" Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES will offer COVID-19 vaccine to tourists as part of its ‘3V’ plan
  • indianexpress.com
  • 18 April, 2021
While 2021 feels like a rehash of 2020, albeit with the availability of vaccines in many countries, travelling still seems like a luxury to many. With the second-wave of the coronavirus plaguing many lives, it is being advised that people stay at home as much as possible Read More...
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Israel ISRAEL one of eight countries to be on UK's travel 'green list'
  • www.jpost.com
  • 18 April, 2021
Israel will be one of the few countries on the UK government’s green list for safe travel if Britain reopens its borders on May 17, British media reported Sunday. Eight countries, including the US, Iceland and Malta, are expected to be included on the list Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE targets becoming a sustainable tourism destination
  • www.channelnewsasia.com
  • 18 April, 2021
SINGAPORE: While Singapore will face challenges as it tries to become a sustainable tourism destination, industry players and experts are confident that it can meet such a target. Speaking to CNA, Mr Christopher Khoo, the managing director for international tourism consultancy Masterconsult Services Read More...
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South Africa SOUTH AFRICA- Top tourist destination sees spike in domestic travel
  • www.daijiworld.com
  • 17 April, 2021
Johannesburg, Apr 17 (IANS): Western Cape province, a top tourist destination in South Africa, witnessed an increase in domestic travel over the Easter weekend, as it seeks to attract travellers, the provincial government said in a statement Read More...
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Kenya KENYA banks on charter flights to boost tourist arrivals
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 17 April, 2021
MOMBASA, Kenya, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Kenya will rely on charter flights to boost tourism numbers during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic period, a government official said Saturday. Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala said the charter flights Kenya Read More...
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Jamaica JAMAICA is welcoming international tourists
  • www.timeout.com
  • 16 April, 2021
Thinking about heading to Jamaica this year? The island nation has been open to international tourism since last June, following a strict lockdown that helped keep the coronavirus in check within its borders. If you're planning a trip for this summer, though, there are still some restrictions Read More...
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Nepal NEPAL's rhino population grows to highest in decades as pandemic pauses tourism
  • edition.cnn.com
  • 15 April, 2021
Nepal's population of one-horned rhinos has increased to its highest number in more than 20 years, partly owing to a pause in tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic that allowed the animals' habitats to regenerate, conservationists said Read More...
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Greece GREECE to allow vaccinated tourists in next week
  • www.euractiv.com
  • 15 April, 2021
Greece plans to open its borders to vaccinated visitors from several countries from next week, the government said Thursday (15 April), as the country seeks to restart its badly-hit tourism sector. The scheme is part of a pilot project to allow entry to people with the so-called vaccine passports Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI ARABIA hosts world tourism crisis meeting
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 9 April, 2021
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia hosted on Thursday the Global Tourism Crisis Committee meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). During the meeting, the committee presented its recommendations on how to resume safe travel, and the procedures that must be adhered Read More...
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Phuket PHUKET gears up to reopen for quarantine-free travel in July
  • www.channelnewsasia.com
  • 3 April, 2021
BANGKOK: Come Jul 1, international tourists will be able to visit Phuket in southern Thailand without going through quarantine if they have been vaccinated. The decision was announced last week by the Center for Economic Situation Administration, following a proposal by Phuket’s private sector Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE : Here's what tourists will find when they return to Singapore post Covid-19 curbs
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 10 April, 2021
Thailand has approved a list of eight Covid-19 vaccine makers, including Sinovac Biotech Ltd. and Pfizer Inc., for foreign visitors seeking to shorten a mandatory quarantine on arrival. Thailand has approved a list of eight Covid-19 vaccine makers, including Sinovac Biotech Ltd. and Pfizer Inc Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES is open for tourism and a safe haven for travellers
  • www.sundayguardianlive.com
  • 10 April, 2021
Maldives was granted the “Safe Travel” stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Velana International Airport received the health accreditation ahead of many other destinations in the region Read More...
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Greece GREECE reveals its official plans for Resumption of Global Travel
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 10 April, 2021
Greece’s Tourism Minister, Haris Theoharis, has introduced the country’s action four-points plan in his capacity as chairman of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Global Crisis Management Committee in order to help revive the tourism sector during this year Read More...
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Italy ITALY introduces Covid-Free Islands to save summer tourism
  • www.forbes.com
  • 10 April, 2021
Fancy the idea of traveling to a small island in Italy this summer? In the effort to contain the impact of coronavirus on the summer season, the country is now working to immunize a number of holiday destinations from Covid-19, starting from its smaller islands Read More...
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Russia RUSSIA : COVID-19 vaccination tourism could become a reality in Russia
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 08 April, 2021
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccination could be at the centre of a tourism programme starting this July. Reports suggest that Russia is working on developing a programme that will offer people outside the country to get vaccinated in the country. Russian authorities have so far been focussed on its citizens as far as vaccination is concerned Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE to accept Covid-19 PCR test results on IATA Travel Pass from 1 May
  • www.aerospace-technology.com
  • 07 April, 2021
Singapore has decided to accept the pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test results on the IATA Travel Pass from next month. This move comes after Singapore Airlines successfully implemented the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass mobile application pilot on its flight to London Read More...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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