Tourism

Travel to Hawaii without restrictions for visitors

Hawaii is known as the Aloha State. It has been an example to the world when it comes to safety throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.The government is working on making the Aloha State available to all visitors once 70 percent of all residents are vaccinated. This may be just weeks away. In the meantime, other major […]

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Flexible Fares Are Expected by the Travelers

A global survey by the Booking com revealed that 90% of those who booked products and services for June, July and August did so relying on “flexible fares”. What started as a temporary response to uncertainty has now become one of the pillars for the new normal in the tourism industry. In March 2020, […]

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SUNx Malta launches Climate Friendly Travel to Zero initiative

On World Environment Day, SUNx Malta announced its Climate Friendly Travel to Zero flagship initiative, aligned with the UN Race to Zero. Beating the climate crisis is going to require achieving the 2050 target of Zero Greenhouse Gas (GHG) at the very minimum. Advocating a Zero Greenhouse Gas 2050 target is directly in line with […]

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UNWTO European Commission meeting includes WTN Board member Aleksandra Gardasevic-Slavuljica representing Montenegro

The UNWTO regional commission finished its meeting in Athens. World Tourism Network board member represented Montenegro voiced the importance of the Balkan region in the global travel and tourism industry. The European members of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have met in Athens for the 66th meeting of the Commission for Europ.e Greek Prime Minister […]

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Bangkok officials desperate to contain COVID-19

Health officials in Bangkok are urgently offering COVID-19 vaccines to residents at hotspots to help contain the outbreak. The government has set up a center for urgent vaccinations in the Din Daeng district. Vaccinations are being offered to anyone aged 18 years and older who is a resident of Din Daeng community, including migrant workers. […]

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Foreign Tourists Arrived to Israel Under a Pilot Project

The first foreign tourists are back in Israel! The first pilot test with visitors from abroad after a break of more than a year in international travel started on May 23. 20 groups of vaccinated participants from different countries were admitted. And they have been touring Israel. “I have worked to ensure that the […]

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Disneyland Paris lays out the welcome mat

Disneyland Paris announced it will reopen on June 17, 2021, along with Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club, and Disney Village. Disneyland Paris closed last March in 2020 when the pandemic hit, reopened in July and then closed once again in October. It had originally planned to reopen in February of […]

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Luxury Tourism in Italy: A Gold Mine to Be Developed?

Italy is one of the most popular countries in the world and as a result, tourism is also one of the main engines of the Italian economy, amounting to 13 % of the country’s GDP. And particularly luxury tourism in Italy has showed impressive numbers with a current worth of 25 billion euros. The […]

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India bids shocking farewell to tourism professional

India has had a spate of tragic deaths in the tourism industry in recent days, many of which can be attributed to COVID-19. These recent coronavirus deaths included Anil Bhandari, Vijay Thakur, and Rajendera Kumar. Today, that list of hospitality deaths has been added to with the likes of the dynamic and brilliant Dr. Ankur […]

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French Government Launched a Rescue Investment Plan for Mountain Tourism

Last week, the French Prime Minister launched the “Avenir Montagnes” plan to build a more diversified and sustainable tourism offer in the mountain ranges. The plan includes the creation of an ad hoc investment fund. This plan could result in the mobilization of up to 1.8 billion euros, based on public funds to be […]