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SMART TOURISM RESEARCH CENTRE OPENS IN YUNNAN, CHINA

The Yunnan Engineering Research Center of Smart Tourism has been inaugurated, underlining…
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COSTA CRUISES: ITALIANS ONLY, THANKS!

Costa Cruises has announced that the September cruises of Costa Deliziosa from Trieste and Costa…
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PATA’S MARIO HARDY – ON ASIA PACIFIC AND THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Pacific-Asia Travel Association CEO, Dr Mario Hardy talks to us about the…
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MASS EXODUS OF BRITISH TOURISTS FROM FRANCE AS QUARANTINE LOOMS

Britain’s Transport Minister said Thursday that quarantine measures will be re-imposed for…
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SMART TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS SET TO EXPAND BY 50% IN NEXT FIVE YEARS

According to a new market research report, the Smart Transportation Market size…
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SAVING VIRGIN ATLANTIC

Virgin Atlantic Airways filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US…
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SAUDI TRAVELLERS INVITED TO “BREAK FREE”

Saudi leisure travellers are setting sail for the first time cruising the…
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UK “DISCOVERY” SHIPPING LINE SWAN HELLENIC IS BACK IN BUSINESS

Seventy years on from Swan Hellenic’s discovery cruise beginnings, the British born…
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“ITB CHINA INDUSTRY MEETUP” PLANNED FOR SEVEN CITIES

The organisers of ITB China have announced the launch of the “ITB…
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TOURISM RESTARTS: 40% OF DESTINATIONS HAVE NOW EASED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

The responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing…
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DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANISATIONS TAKE POST-COVID ACTION

Numerous destination marketing organisations and local operators have been taking decisive action…
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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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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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CRUISE AND MARITIME VOYAGES PLACED INTO ADMINISTRATION

South Quay Travel Limited, which traded under the name Cruise & Maritime…
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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…