How much more dangerous is the new COVID-19 string?
The Canadian Government issued this public information release on the new string of the more transmissible COVID-19 variant. The Government of Canada has a monitoring program in place with the provinces and territories to identify new COVID-19 variants in Canada, such as the ones identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Continue reading How much more dangerous is the new COVID-19 string? at…
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Japan closes borders, bans all foreigners from entering the country
Japanese authorities announced today that the country’s borders will be closed to all foreign visitors from December 28 until the end of January, after a new strain of COVID-19 virus was found in foreign nationals who had traveled from the UK. The announced measures are the harshest restrictions yet instituted in response to the new…
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Star Air flies nonstop to Surat from Belagavi and Ajmer
Star Air, after running successful operations in Ahmedabad, has now expanded its wings further, by launching its services to one more city of Gujarat. This airline vertical of prominent Indian business conglomerate – Sanjay Ghodawat Group recently commenced its operations in the Silk City of India i.e. Surat from 21st December 2020. Continue reading Star…
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Montenegro kills its National Airline to Start a New one
The Montenegro Minister of Capital Investment in the newly elected Government announced yesterday, on Christmas Eve, that the Government will not grant any more state aid to the national airline Montenegro Airlines. The decision equals a death verdict for the airline, as it’s the only chance of survival was the 2019 Law on Investment into…
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The new Bhutan – Israel relationship
The tiny South Asian nation only has diplomatic relations with a small number of countries and measures its success based on a national happiness index Israel on Saturday announced that it had established diplomatic relations with Bhutan, the fifth country to do so in recent months alongside United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco. Continue…
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Can a multi-cultural industry such as tourism be inclusive?
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet the playwright places into the mouth of hisleading character, Juliet, the declarative or r hetorical question: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare’s point is that the name matters less than the action described; what something…
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The virus that shut down the world
Over the past 12 months, COVID-19 has deepened those inequalities, a view highlighted in February, by the UN’s labour-focused agency, ILO, which declared that the two billion people working in the informal sector were particularly exposed. In March, the agency followed up with projections which suggested that millions could be pushed into unemployment, underemployment, or…
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Domestic tourism in Kilimanjaro takes shape this Christmas
Setting the agenda for domestic and regional tourism in East Africa, Christmas and New Year trips in Northern Tanzania and parts of Kenya have been planned with good experience for future development. Tens of thousands of people from different parts of East Africa, Africa, and rest of the world are celebrating Christmas and New Year…
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Sandals Resorts Announces Expansion to Curaçao
Sandals Resorts International (SRI), the world’s leading all-inclusive company, announced today the signing of an agreement that will bring Sandals® Resorts to a brand-new destination, at the Santa Barbara Resort on the island of Curaçao. This will mark the ninth island destination for the brand in the Caribbean region. The new Sandals Curaçao will initially include 350-luxurious rooms and…
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Seychelles authorities take steps to address new COVID-19 variant
Following this week’s Safe Tourism Task Force meeting led by the Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, the Public Health Authority has proposed new measures for the destination. As of Monday, December 28, 2020, the United Kingdom will no longer feature on the list of countries from which visitors may travel…
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