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How the Maldives has now witnessed over 100,000 tourist arrivals for 2021

How the Maldives has now witnessed over 100,000 tourist arrivals for 2021

The post How the Maldives has now witnessed over 100,000 tourist arrivals for 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Maldives has recorded over 100,000 tourist arrivals to the Indian Ocean destination in 2021, during the same month it has launched the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in the country. On 17 […]

Jerusalem illuminates iconic landmarks in first major tourist project for 2021 for post-Covid travellers

Jerusalem illuminates iconic landmarks in first major tourist project for 2021 for post-Covid travellers

From 21 February-3 March, Jerusalem will bring back the light to the capital with a breath-taking and exciting project entitled Jerusalem – Follow the Lights. Dozens of iconic landmarks will be illuminated and transformed into work of arts, offering new perspectives never seen before and an interactive experience for people around the world. The project […]

Maldives revises tourist arrivals to 1.5 million in 2021

Maldives revises tourist arrivals to 1.5 million in 2021

The Maldivian government has revised tourism arrival projections from 1 million to 1.5 million in 2021 due to the island nation’s early Covid-19 vaccination programme, the tourism minister said. Speaking in Parliament, minister of tourism Abdulla Mausoom said the inoculation programme could help boost the tourism sector. Mausoom said that efforts were made to develop […]

Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand fall to decade low

Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand fall to decade low

Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) into Thailand plunged to the lowest level in at least 12 years after the country closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak, with resurgence in infections now undermining efforts to reopen the industry. Tourist arrivals slumped to 6.7 million in 2020 from 39.9 million a year earlier, data from the […]

Thailand Adds New Tourist Fee Despite Massive Decline

Thailand Adds New Tourist Fee Despite Massive Decline

Thailand is attempting extremely hard to reboot tourism however so far it hasn’t quite worked, particularly with the recent rice in Covid-19 transmission cases after 6 months of zero transmission of the virus. Some of you may remember my story on the lengthy 31 steps process to obtain a visa, and 90 days of pre-paid […]

Innovative Maldives Border Miles unveiled to boost tourist arrivals

Innovative Maldives Border Miles unveiled to boost tourist arrivals

In a special virtual ceremony held to mark World Tourism Day 2020, the minister of tourism Abdulla Mausoom has inaugurated the ‘Maldives Border Miles’ programme, aimed to boost tourism in Maldives. This is the first-of-its kind loyalty program developed in the entire world. Mausoom said: “The Maldives Border Miles which is now launched is a […]

Reopening now: Odisha to reopen tourist destinations from October

Reopening now: Odisha to reopen tourist destinations from October

More than six months after the state was shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government has decided to reopen all tourist destinations from October. Tourism minister J P Panigrahi said his department has prepared a master plan to promote various destinations in the state to attract tourists. “We have decided to reopen all […]

God’s Own Country is reopening: All tourist spots in Kerala open except beaches

God’s Own Country is reopening: All tourist spots in Kerala open except beaches

In a bid to revive the tourism industry, the Kerala government has now opened all the tourist destinations in the state, except beaches, for visitors from 12 October after remaining closed for over six months owing to restrictions to contain the coronavirus infection. According to the state’s tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran, hill stations, adventure and […]

Spanish Tourist Office outlines travel protocols for Balearic Islands and Canary Islands reopening

Spanish Tourist Office outlines travel protocols for Balearic Islands and Canary Islands reopening

Both the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands have been impacted heavily by COVID-19 due to the regions’ focus on tourism and dependency on airlift. The travel industry directly accounts for 35% of GDP in both regions; with the UK being the main source market in the Canary Islands; and the second source market for […]

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