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AGENCIES JOIN FORCES TO BUILD “BRAND NEW ZEALAND” ON THE WORLD STAGE

For the first time, Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Ministry…
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TRAVEL INDUSTRY LEADERS CALL ON U.S. ADMINISTRATION TO STEP UP COVID-19 TESTING

14 top hospitality CEOs have sent a joint letter to President Trump…
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CHINESE TRAVEL AGENTS SAY RECOVERY WILL COME IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR

A comprehensive survey of Chinese travel agencies by ITB China has found…
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BOTSWANA FORGES INTO THE DIGITAL WORLD WITH NEW eVISA TECHNOLOGY

Botswana has launched a new eVisa for foreign tourists as part of…
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CAN’T VISIT? EXPERIENCE THE AMAZING JOURNEY ON VIDEO…

Now’s the perfect time to experience the history of Beppu Hot Springs,…
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WTTC CALLS FOR OPENING OF ESSENTIAL AIR CORRIDORS

The World Travel & Tourism Council is urging for the opening of…
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CRUISE AND MARITIME VOYAGES PLACED INTO ADMINISTRATION

South Quay Travel Limited, which traded under the name Cruise & Maritime…
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CORONAVIRUS: AIRLINES SUPPORT JOINT US-EUROPEAN TESTING SCHEME

Major airlines have asked for a joint coronavirus testing programme, so that…
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BAHAMAS CLOSE BORDERS TO USA AND LOCK-DOWN GRAND BAHAMA

Flights from the USA to Bahamas are to be halted and Grand…
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MAKING AIR TRAVELLERS FEEL SAFER

The world's three biggest airline alliances have joined together to create a…
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SLOVENIA LAUNCHES €345m TOURISM VOUCHER SCHEME

The Slovenian Government has launched a voucher scheme in order to kick…
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WTTC SAYS “WEAR TO CARE”

The World Travel & Tourism Council is calling upon Governments to enforce…
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MALDIVES OPEN BORDERS

The Maldives have officially reopened to tourists from all nations.
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NEW ETC REPORT FORECASTS 54% DROP IN TOURISM FOR EUROPE IN 2020

According to the European Travel Commission’s latest quarterly report “European Tourism: Trends…
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN TAKES 100% OF SILVERSEA CRUISES

Royal Caribbean Group has acquired all the remaining shares of Silversea Cruises,…
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NEW INTERNATIONAL TOURISM DRIVE FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS

Bavaria-based Outdooractive.com has launched a new social media campaign - "Explore My…
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VENICE 2.0: THE POST COVID-19 ROADMAP

With the Covid-19 lockdown, everything changed in Venice. Walkways, bridges and squares…
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BALI IMPLEMENTS THREE-PHASE REOPENING PLAN

The island of Bali will reopen to international tourism on 11 September.
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ITB VIRTUAL CONVENTION ADDRESSES BURNING POST COVID-19 QUESTIONS

PhoCusWright founder and serial board director Philip C. Wolf suggested travel companies…
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INDIAN OUTBOUND TOURISTS – MAJOR POTENTIAL FOR EUROPE

The European Travel Commission has published a detailed survey of the Indian…
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NEW GASTRONOMIC ROUTE LAUNCHED IN FRANCE

France’s “Valley of Gastronomy” is stepping out – starring Lyon – France’s…
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ARMANI AND SORBILLO NAMED SPECIAL AMBASSADORS FOR TOURISM

The UNWTO has named renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani and celebrated chef…
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GEN Z STUDY TABLED BY ETC

The European Travel Commission has published a study on Generation Z travellers,…
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MAJOR CAMPAIGN AIMS TO DEBUNK TROPHY HUNTING MYTHS

A six-week-long campaign is being launched by a US-based animal welfare group…