Tag Archives: covid pandemic

Travel agencies offer visa waivers for Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and Swiss tourists

Travel agencies have proposed the reinstatement of the visa waiver policy applied before the pandemic, and an extension of the exemption for other countries. Hoang Nhan Chinh, director of the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) Secretariat, said the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) has devised a plan to reopen …

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Barrel flavors start next month at Yakima

Sunday March 20 is the first day of spring and winemakers are gearing up for a big event in April called Spring Barrel Tasting. Thousands of wine lovers will be in the Yakima Valley next month for the Spring Barrel Tasting event which runs throughout April. Many wineries are hoping …

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Poland offers fighter jets to the United States to help Ukraine

ANKARA: Hopes for a recovery of tourism in Turkey after the COVID-19 pandemic have been dashed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Millions of Russians and Ukrainians fly south to vacation in Turkey every year, but numbers are expected to be much lower this year, leading to forecasts of a 30% …

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Tourism will benefit from the EA Classic Rally event

Baldev Singh of Kabras Rally Team cruising at Ilpolei in Laikipia County on February 11, 2022. [Mose Sammy, Standard] The East Africa Safari Classic rally, which runs from February 10 to 19, will be a boost to highlight some of the tourist attraction sites in the counties where the rally …

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A promising future in culture and tourism – News

Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Turkey Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, stresses the importance of mutual cooperation It gives us great pleasure to see that a new era has begun between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. …

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The most popular destinations in New Zealand this summer

The West Coast district of Buller is the biggest gainer this summer in visitor spending, while many North Island destinations have seen steep declines, according to new data. Figures from Dot Loves Data based on transactions of 2.8 million Eftpos cards between December 1, 2021 and January 21, 2022 show …

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Reasons why the Maldives may be a popular tourist destination amidst the Omicron wave

The new variant of Omicron has increased the number of positive cases around the world in recent weeks and it seems that governments around the world are giving new impetus to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Meanwhile, international travel has been significantly affected by the introduction of the …

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Turkey travel advice – GOV.UK

the FCDO advise against traveling to: areas within 10 km of the border with Syria, except the town of Kilis (see below) the FCDO advise against all travel, except essential, to: all other areas of Sirnak, Kilis (including Kilis town) and Hatay provinces the provinces of Diyarbakir, Tunceli and Hakkari …

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Dubai among top vacation destinations for U.S. tourists – News

According to the Dubai Ministry of Economy and Tourism, the emirate received 4.88 million tourists between January and October 2021. Agency file Posted: Wed, Jan 5, 2022, 11:25 AM Dubai’s popularity among U.S. vacationers has grown exponentially in recent times, becoming the third most popular vacation destination among U.S. tourists, …

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Dream trip to Italy derailed by COVID-19: what happens when you test positive abroad

Cristina Allala and Michael Mawoad’s dream tour of Italy was meant to be more than the interior of a hotel room. But two days after Christmas, five days after their trip began, they both tested positive for COVID-19. Hours later, a medical team dressed in medical suits similar to hazardous …

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Review 2021: why the flow of refugees in the world has increased again despite the pandemic

LONDON: For the past two years, the global refugee crisis has been eclipsed by the battle against COVID-19. But in 2021, there was a worrying increase in the number of people fleeing poverty and conflict, and everything points to the situation going to get even worse in 2022. Anyone who …

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Tourists flock to popular destinations and the Omicron variant of Covid-19

The tourism and hospitality industries were the sectors most affected during the Covid-19 pandemic. In recent times, these areas have seen the green shoots of recovery due to a drop in the number of cases and a high number of vaccinations. However, Omicron has imposed a catch for many tourists. …

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Istanbul to become luxury tourist destination in 2022: insiders – Famagusta Gazette

Turkey’s financial and cultural hub Istanbul is expected to revive tourism in 2022 as a luxury tourist destination among foreign travelers, according to industry insiders. Muberra Eresin, President of the Hotel Association of Turkey (TUROB), said the demand for Istanbul is increasing dramatically in the overseas luxury tourism market and …

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Tourism sector misunderstood, insufficient support: association leader

The support promised by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism to the tourism sector following the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has not lived up to expectations, said the president of the International Industry Association MICE (I -MICE), Hüseyin Kurt, in an opinion piece for the Turkish tourist information page …

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Turkey Evacuates Citizens, Bans Flights Amid COVID-19 Omicron Strain

As the new omicron variant continues to spread, Turkish Airlines conducted evacuation flights from South Africa on Saturday after Turkey implemented travel restrictions and flight bans in the country. As many as 41 passengers have been evacuated on flights from South Africa’s two largest cities, Cape Town and Johannesburg, to …

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“The Muslim World Needs Common Ground In A $ 7 Trillion Halal Economy”

The global halal economy, which was $ 4 trillion in 2017, has now reached $ 7 trillion, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Thursday at the 7th Global Halal Summit held with the 8th Halal Summit of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Oktay said the summit hosts nearly …

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Germany becomes a popular destination among American tourists

Travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth.com looked at traveler data for thousands of policies purchased for travel between Thanksgiving and New Years in the United States. Germany has consistently climbed to the top of the list of European destinations every year, especially during the holiday travel season. During the rest of …

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Istanbul surpasses last year’s tourist count in just 9 months

Turkey’s tourist metropolis, Istanbul welcomed 5.8 million tourists in the first nine months of this year, already surpassing numbers reached throughout 2020 when the sector suffered a severe blow from the COVID-19 pandemic. In September alone, some 975,916 tourists visited the city, according to official data from Istanbul’s Provincial Directorate …

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Unexplored tourist destinations being identified to revive Kerala tourism industry: State Minister of Tourism

Outlook 09 Aug 2021 14:44 IST Unexplored Tourist Destinations Identified to Revive Kerala Tourism Industry: State Minister of Tourism perspectivesinde.com 1970-01-01T05: 30: 00 + 0530 Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 9 (PTI) With domestic tourism in Kerala suffering losses of Rs 33,000 crore from March 2020 to December 2020 due to the COVID-19 …

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Rich Turks Boost Consumption Amid Soaring Inflation

Home and car sales have increased and shopping malls and entertainment venues appear to be quite buzzing in Turkey, even as steadfast inflation and widespread unemployment continue to haunt the country’s struggling economy. What about this seemingly contradictory trend? Are Turks throwing barbecues on the flames of inflation? Soaring prices …

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Turkey hopes to recover tourism industry after 20-month shutdown

Turkey recently began welcoming tourists for the summer season after 20 months of closures that devastated the country’s important industry, the Associated Press reported Thursday. As restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic loosen with the proliferation of vaccinations and previously suspended Russian civilian flights resume to the country, Turkey’s Antalya …

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Zambia has many tourist attractions – Turkish tourism expert

By ALICE NACHILMBE Turkish tourism expert claims that Zambia has many tourist attractions needed to fascinate international tourists with unique experiences. And 1,500 Zambians visited Turkey in 2019, a 40% increase from 2018. Turkish Travel Agency Association (TURSAB) Corporate Affairs Director Gulberk Asyapar said that Zambia, with its various tourist …

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Bourbon tourism shakes pandemic slump in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – With tourists flocking to the distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating. A $ 19 million tourist hub that the Heaven Hill Distillery opened a few days ago in the heart of the state’s bourbon country is already overflowing …

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Global development of Covid-19: Fauci asks China to release medical records of Wuhan laboratory workers, UK regulator approves Pfizer jab for 12 to 15 year olds

NEW DELHI: The Covid pandemic has killed at least 3,704,003 people around the world since the virus first appeared in December 2019, according to a compilation of official AFP data. The United States is the most affected country with 596,434 deaths, followed by Brazil with 469,388, India with 340,702, Mexico …

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Bulacan indoor sports and tourist attractions still not allowed to operate under extended GCQ – Manila Bulletin

Governor Daniel R. Fernando urged his constituents to work together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic after the Interagency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases extended the general community quarantine with increased restrictions in the National Capital Region Plus and other regions including Bulacan Province from June …

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Quarantine imposed on arrivals from 8 countries in Turkey

At the start of the summer tourist season, Turkey introduced new restrictions for passengers arriving from abroad in an attempt to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new measure from official authorities, passengers departing from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will …

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Cittaslow Gökçeada Island prepares to welcome visitors

ÇANAKKALE Gökçeada, the world’s first island of Cittaslow, in the western province of Çanakkale is preparing to welcome visitors this summer. Located in the far west of the country and formerly known as Imbros, the 279 square kilometer Gökçeada is also Turkey’s largest island. It has always been one of …

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8 must-see national landmarks in Arizona

One site pays homage to a distinct cactus species, others to unusual rock formations, and still others to the haunting ruins left by the first indigenous peoples: when it comes to the spectacular diversity of terrain and cultures, national monuments that dot the state of Arizona. definitely deliver. Overall, Arizona …

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Debt Relief Plans for the World’s Poor Countries Advance

Through Marc Jones, Andrea Shalal LONDON / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Debt relief plans for the world’s poorest countries advanced on Thursday as private creditors presented a plan for their involvement, though it was immediately criticized for not being gone quite far. FILE PHOTO: Tim Adams, President and CEO of the …

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AirAsia Evaluates Proposals to Raise Capital | New

The Air Asia group is evaluating proposals to strengthen its equity base and liquidity through a capital raising exercise, as it strives to overcome the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a disclosure from Bursa Malaysia on June 4, the group said it had received proposals from “investment bankers, …

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Hope Now Alliance Definition

What is the Hope Now Alliance? The term Hope Now Alliance refers to a public-private initiative that has worked to tackle the home seizures that emerged from the collapse of the subprime mortgage market. The initiative was launched in 2007 and was comprised of members of the US government, the …

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