Domestic Tourism in Russia Has an Unused Potential

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a negative effect on the tourism industry worldwide. This is especially the case for foreign tourism, given the border closures in essentially every country in the world in the past couple of months. One of the countries that has been attempting to tackle the effects of the pandemic is Russia, as the country looked to compensate for the losses from international tourism with the

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Tourism Slowly Returning to Normal in East Africa

Tourism is slowly but surely returning to normal in East Africa after regional states opened their skies and territorial borders for both regional and global holidaymakers.

Most countries in East Africa have opened up their skies ready to welcome tourists as the COVID-19 pandemic numbers are sliding down in most regional states with each country taking safety measures.

Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda have opened their skies between
August and October

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Gastronomy/Food Tourism Market Size, Latest Development,

Gastronomy/Food Tourism Market

The global travel and tourism industry is considered as one of the vast and the most established industry. According to World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), it accounted for significant share of 10.4% in the global economy in 2017. The global tourism has been on the rise being competitive in terms of its unique destination, hospitality, and cultural heritage. Among these factors, gastronomy, the art of cooking,

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Satellite internet throws tourism a lifeline in challenging times

Satellite internet technology presents a just-in-time opportunity for South Africa’s remote, power and income-challenged tourist businesses to remain visible, operational – and ultimately solvent – as they get back on their feet after the devastation of lockdown.

Loss of custom has been the biggest driver of collapsed incomes in the tourism industry as COVID-19 lockdown prevented both loyal and new clients reaching remote establishments. Lockdown also compromised the ability of

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A new Hawaii tourism chief steps in at a critical time for the Aloha State: Travel Weekly

John De Fries took the reins of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) one month, almost to the day, before this week’s planned launch of a pretravel program that is crucial to the state’s tourism reboot.

“It’s a vertical learning curve,” De Fries said. “Not only for me, frankly, but for the entire industry.”

The program, which would enable visitors to bypass a strict 14-day quarantine if they test negative for

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Hawaii pushes forward with tourism despite safety concerns

HONOLULU – Despite increasing coronavirus cases across the U.S., Hawaii officials hope to reboot tourism next week by loosening months of economically crippling pandemic restrictions, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arriving travelers.

The plan, which was postponed after the virus surged in the summer, will allow Hawaii-bound travelers who provide negative virus test results within 72 hours of arrival to sidestep two weeks of quarantine.

But the Oct.

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Will Hawaii Finally Be Able To Break Its Dependence On Tourism?

This summer, in the midst of all the doom and gloom of the pandemic, something remarkable happened in Hawaii. For 13 bittersweet weeks — in between Hawaii’s first stay-at-home order and the dramatic spike of coronavirus cases that sent Oahu into a second lockdown — people got to see what the Aloha State was like without tourists.

Suddenly there was no line at Matsumoto Shave Ice in Haleiwa. Monk seals

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Seychelles Tourism Board launches a promotional campaign on eDreams in Italy

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) office in Italy launched a promotional campaign on the prominent online travel agency eDreams on Friday, September 25, 2020.

Talking the beautiful destination closer to its audience, while remaining up-to-date in their approach the STB team in Italy seized the partnering opportunity with the eDreams travel agency to increase visibility amongst travelers surfing the web.

Seychelles Tourism Board launches a promotional campaign on eDreams in Italy
Seychelles Tourism Board

The dedicated campaign, which includes banners on

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Lafourche Parish tourism board CEO to leave post, interim named

Scott Yoshonis
| The Courier

The tourism board for Lafourche Parish will soon have a new leader.

Timothy Bush, who has served as president and CEO of Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism since March 2015, will leave his role on Oct. 15. Bush will be relocating to Spartanburg, S.C. to join OneSpartanburg, Inc., South Carolina’s first consolidated business, economic and tourism development organization as Chief Tourism Development Officer. 

“I am truly

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A Tourism Dream Team speaks out

Eswatini just celebrated World Tourism Day. Meet the Hon. Foreign Minister Thuli Dladla, the Hon. Tourism Minister Vilakati, and the CEO of the Eswatini Tourism Board Linda Nxumalo.

A team that loves their Kingdom united by tourism and a passion that anyone feels when talking to any of these three leaders. The Kingdom of Eswatini.Hear about why the Kingdom of Swaziland is now the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Learn about their

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Even in summer, incoming tourism remains volatile

Despite summer holidays and the relaxation of the Corona-related travel restrictions between numerous European countries, demand in international tourism remains significantly below the previous year’s comparative values. For German incoming tourism, the Federal Statistical Office reported in July 4.8 million overnight stays by foreigners in accommodation establishments with at least ten beds and on campsites, a decrease of 57 percent compared to July last year. The cumulative result from January

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Majorca Joins the World Tourism Organisation

Majorca has joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as an affiliate member through the Majorca Tourism Foundation (FMT), becoming a part of a tourism organization of great international importance.

The island can be used as an example in the development of tourism, Majorca’s objective to contribute to the creation of a more ethical and responsible sector, focused on the benefits of the international community.

Membership to the organization is based

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Local tourism marketing gets federal aid | Local News

As fall foliage develops in Western Maryland, the Washington County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to share more federal aid with the local tourism bureau to promote tourism opportunities.

After hearing how the first $80,000 distribution of federal aid helped market local tourism, the commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday to share another $210,000 with Visit Hagerstown, the county’s convention and visitors bureau.

“We very much appreciate the county commissioners’

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Annual tourism income projected to reach $25b by 2025: minister

TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism revenue is projected to reach $25 billion by 2025, tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan said on Tuesday.

Attracting 20 million foreign tourists annually by 2025, and designating the tourism sector as one of the important foundations of the country’s economy is amongst the government’s priorities, Mounesan added.

Noting that the arrival of each foreign tourist is equal to the export of 40 barrels of oil, he said

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Research paper: State tourism forecast sluggish

A paper released this week by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization suggests that Hawaii tourism could take years to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic — if it does at all.

The paper, titled “The Future of Travel and Tourism After the COVID-19 Pandemic And Implications for Hawaii,” draws comparisons between the nationwide impacts to the tourism industry caused by the pandemic and 9/11, pointing out that, even in

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Madagascar’s lemurs enjoy respite as tourism struggles

a small brown animal in the grass: Many Madagascan species are under threat, like these ring-tailed lemurs in a Paris zoo.

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Many Madagascan species are under threat, like these ring-tailed lemurs in a Paris zoo.

ANDASIBE, Madagascar: Perched on a branch, the lemur blinks back intently at a group of gawking tourists disrupting a coronavirus-induced spell of tranquillity outside Madagascar’s Andasibe national park.

The rainforest and animals thrived during five months of movement restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the Indian Ocean island nation.


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Indulge in an unique experience in the heart of Zululand this tourism month

a sign in front of a mountain

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With Tourism Month being this September, Tourism KZN encourages visitors to take a leap and travel to the unspoilt heart of KZN and experience its travel offerings under the theme ‘tourism and rural development’.

Now that the chill of winter has passed and the freshness of spring beckons and with health, safety and holidays at reduced rates, nature-seekers and adventurous visitors can spend quality time

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FDI pledges from China in Nepal’s tourism sector amounts Rs 5.35 billion in the first two months of the current fiscal year

KATHMANDU, Sept. 24 — Foreign direct investments (FDI) worth around Rs 5.50 billion has been pledged in tourism businesses of Nepal in the first two months of the current fiscal year. This positive development comes even as this sector is hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic effect.

According to the Department of Industry, the FDI commitment in the tourism sector that Nepal received during mid-July and mid-September is almost

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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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