Tourism

Hong Kong tourism industry pleads with government to restart travel, with Shenzhen trips first on list



a view of a city: Shenzhen is the best place to start for reopening Hong Kong’s leisure travel links, the executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board says. Photo: Xinhua


Shenzhen is the best place to start for reopening Hong Kong’s leisure travel links, the executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board says. Photo: Xinhua

Hong Kong’s return to leisure travel should start with neighbouring parts of mainland China once a retreat of Covid-19 allows borders to reopen, according to a top tourism official in the city.

Tourism Board executive director Dane Cheng Ting-yat said its aim was for

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Stats paint a bleak picture of Yukon tourism this year



a snow covered mountain: International border crossings into Yukon between April and June were down 97 per cent compared to the same time last year.


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International border crossings into Yukon between April and June were down 97 per cent compared to the same time last year.

The latest numbers are in and show few surprises — the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on tourism in Yukon.

“There’s virtually no sector of tourism or segment of the tourism industry that hasn’t been impacted by COVID,” said Pierre Germain, director of tourism

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Lt. Gov. Nungesser says state’s tourism industry lost $2.5 billion, laid off 109k workers due to COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The tourism in Louisiana has taken a large hit from COVID-19.



Billy Nungesser standing in front of a brick building: Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser


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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser

According to a report by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office, the impacts from the coronavirus were large. The state lost more than $2.5 billion just from tourism alone, which led to 109,000 jobs lost in the industry.

In Baton Rouge, this problem is compounded

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Tourism agency seeks to spread dunes story | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines

Those visitors are inspiring, Weimer said. A couple became engaged on the trail. A 90-year-old woman completed it. A man carried his dying dog on the trail for a last big outing. A transplant patient climbed the dunes. A young boy who was on the trail put the new T-shirt over the one he was already wearing and hopped around the visitor center in his glee.

“Those are the things

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How pandemic could affect NH’s fall, winter tourism | Travel

As New Hampshire enters the foliage season, the “majority” of leaf-peeping bus tours have been canceled or postponed until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s tourism chief said Monday.

It’s “too early to know the economic impact” of the cancellations/postponements, Lori Harnois, director of the Division of Travel and Tourism Development, said during a virtual roundtable discussion organized by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan.

Travel and Tourism is

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TPB to launch motorcycle tourism program in November

MANILA, Philippines — The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the marketing and promotions arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), is set to launch a program targeted on motorcycle tourism later this year. The program will feature some of the country’s remote areas of tourism interest.

In a post on its Facebook page, the TPB said it would bring its Moto Tourism (Motourismo) caravan to various parts of the country starting

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Corona India and Thrillophilia Unveils the ‘Rediscover Paradise’ Program to Boost Local Tourism

– Inspires Consumers to Explore the Outdoors with care to boost local tourism

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In its quest to get the world back outside when it is safe to travel and explore nature, Corona and Thrillophilia partner to launch ‘Rediscover Paradise‘ program to boost local tourism. The initiative aims at promoting local tourism by offering exciting deals to encourage consumers through a

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NH virus updates: Fall tourism and latest numbers for state, UNH and Durham – News – seacoastonline.com

CONCORD — New Hampshire’s Division of Travel and Tourism Development is emphasizing that visitors to the state this fall “Know Before You Go” online with regard to coronavirus-related requirements and restrictions.

Visitors can educate themselves while looking at the fall foliage tracker and at suggested scenic drives in the state, Lori Harnois, director of the division, said during a meeting on fall tourism hosted by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan on

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Israel Start-Up Nation promotes Tourism Ministry at 2020 Tour de France

The Tourism Ministry has been sponsoring as well as collaborating with Israel Start-Up Nation for three years in a row now, with this year’s efforts being featured in the 2020 Tour de France.The logo “Tel Aviv and Jerusalem – Two Cities One Break,” which represents the ministry’s activities, is displayed prominently on all rider uniforms, equipment, gear and team vehicles. The logo is also used as the backdrop for press
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Tourism assoc. wants Yukon gov’t to provide more help for businesses



a man standing in front of a window: Blake Rogers is the executive director of the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon. He says the pandemic has put the tourism industry in an unprecedented crisis.


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Blake Rogers is the executive director of the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon. He says the pandemic has put the tourism industry in an unprecedented crisis.

An association representing tourism business owners in Yukon says it wants the territorial government to offer owners more financial help, meet with the group more to come up with solutions, and, in order to allow in more tourists, look into

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Madison cuts funds in 2021 for tourism marketing, Monona Terrace, Overture Center | Local Government

Destination Madison will get $3.9 million, including $3.75 million for marketing and $150,000 for event booking assistance. Overture’s $1.5 million will help support the shuttered arts center as it waits for the pandemic to wane and crowds and revenue to return. Monona Terrace’s $3.75 million includes a $3.6 million operating subsidy and $167,500 to help cover basic capital needs.

The commission steered $158,000 to city tourism marketing activities, including $45,000

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Kyline Alcantara pursues degree in tourism to help promote the Philippines



a woman posing for a picture: Kyline Alcantara stuns in 18th birthday shoot


Kyline Alcantara stuns in 18th birthday shoot

Kyline Alcantara is excited to be a kolehiya despite the new normal in education amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Nelson Canlas’ report on “24 Oras,” the Kapuso breakout star is pursuing a degree in tourism.

She said she is planning to combine what she will learn from her studies together with her acting background for a higher purpose: to show the world

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Forecaster: In 2021 expect sizable Georgia tourism recovery

An economic forecaster says Georgia should expect to see substantial recovery of its tourism industry next year after hotels and other businesses that rely on travelers lost billions to the coronavirus pandemic.

Adam Sacks, president of the firm Tourism Economics, made the prediction during a virtual summit hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

His presentation Wednesday showed that travel spending in Georgia dropped $8.6 billion between March

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Murray River tourism operators fear even more losses with new COVID-19 roadmap

Regional tourism operators in Victoria, especially those within the border bubble with New South Wales, are not happy with the long-awaited roadmap to achieving a COVID-19 normal future.

The Victorian Regional Roadmap was announced on Sunday, but Ashton Kreuzer, marketing manager at Mildura Paddleboats, was concerned that the new roadmap meant restrictions in regional areas may still be in place for another two months.

The border closure and COVID-19 restrictions

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FAIZAN ALI AND CIHAN COBANOGLU: Pandemic’s effect on religious tourism

Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel, and remains a huge industry.

About 300-330 million tourists visit the world’s key religious sites every year, according to a 2017 estimate. Some 600 million national and international religious trips are made around the world, generating around $18 billion in global revenues.

It makes up a sizable chunk of an overall tourism sector that has been significantly affected by the

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After Atypical Summer Tourism, Cape Cod Wants You to Visit This Fall

Cape Cod business leaders on Cape Cod have a message: it’s not just a great place to visit in the summer.



a group of people sitting at a beach: EASTHAM – AUGUST 5: Lifeguard Seamus Roche on Coast Guard Beach. Visitors enjoy the activities at the Cape Cod National Seashore, a National Park on Cape Cod. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)


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EASTHAM – AUGUST 5: Lifeguard Seamus Roche on Coast Guard Beach. Visitors enjoy the activities at the Cape Cod National Seashore, a National Park on Cape Cod. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)


The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce is

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Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi tests corona positive



a group of people standing in the grass: Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi. Picture/Twitter Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi


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Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi. Picture/Twitter Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi

Odisha Tourism Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi has tested coronavirus positive.

Panigrahi is the fourth Minister to test corona positive in the state.

Posting his positive status on his Twitter handle, Panigrahi urged those who had come in contact with him during the last seven days to isolate themselves.

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StatsCan surveying tourism trends again after stopping due to COVID-19



a train crossing a bridge over a body of water: Statistics Canada is wondering how many people traveled to and from P.E.I. this summer.


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Statistics Canada is wondering how many people traveled to and from P.E.I. this summer.

Tourism surveying underway right now should give Prince Edward Island businesses that rely on visitors an idea whether Canadians are still travelling to the province and spending cash during the pandemic.

Statistic Canada’s national tourism survey usually collects information from 36,000 people each month about their domestic and international travels.

However, surveying from

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The Conversation: Religious tourism has been hit hard in the pandemic as sites close and pilgrimages are put on hold

Religious tourism is among the oldest forms of planned travel and to this day remains a huge industry.

About 300 million to 330 million tourists visit the world’s key religious sites every year, according to a 2017 estimate. Some 600 million national and international religious trips are made around the world, generating around $18 billion (U.S.) in global revenues. It makes up a sizable chunk of an overall tourism sector

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