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Rwanda reopens to tourism as flights return | News

RwandAir to return to operations in August | News

Following the reopening of domestic tourism and international charter flights on June 17th, Rwanda Development Board has announced that commercial flights will once again be welcomed back into the East African country from August 1st. The well-being of all travellers is Rwanda’s top priority and the country has put in place robust health and safety […]

UNWTO reveals huge cost of Covid-19 on global tourism | News

UNWTO reveals huge cost of Covid-19 on global tourism | News

The enormous toll of Covid-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) data showing the cost up to May was already three times that of the 2009 global economic crisis. As the situation continues to evolve, the United Nations agency has provided the first comprehensive insight into the […]

Segura Sancho appointed Costa Rica minister of tourism | News

Segura Sancho appointed Costa Rica minister of tourism | News

The president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has appointed Gustavo Segura Sancho to the role of minister of tourism. He will also step up as executive president of the Costa Rica Tourism Board, replacing María Amalia Revelo Raventós as head of the department. Segura Sancho has a degree in economics from the University of […]

Maldives reopens borders to international tourism | News

Maldives reopens borders to international tourism | News

After almost four months after the suspension of on-arrival tourist visas, the Maldives tourism industry has reopened with enhanced precautionary measures against Covid-19. The first tourists arrived earlier onboard a Qatar Airways flight from Doha, which landed in Velana International Airport. Connecting from various countries, 107 foreigners and 24 Maldivians arrived on the first commercial […]

Green shoots in Abu Dhabi tourism sector | News

Abu Dhabi launches hygiene certificate as tourism relaunch nears | News

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has revealed signs of progress within the tourism sector as the emirate prepares to gradually open up to international travel. Hotel occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi have risen by three per cent year-on-year since July 1st and are expected to rise further with […]

Croatia tourism demand gradually returning | News

Croatia tourism demand gradually returning | News

Croatia welcomed over 600,000 international visitors in the first ten days of July, around half the figure seen during the same period last year. In numbers likely to create a measure of confidence in the sector, 4.4 million overnight stays were registered from July 1st-10th. This was around 53 per cent of the numbers achieved […]

Dominican Republic reopens to tourism as coronavirus fades | News

Dominican Republic reopens to tourism as coronavirus fades | News

The ministry of tourism of the Dominican Republic has reopened its borders for international travellers. The decision marks the start of phase four of the de-escalation process of the measures announced by the high-level commission for the prevention and control of coronavirus. “The Dominican tourism industry is now open and receiving visitors in a responsible […]

St Lucia unveils new arrival protocols as tourism reopens | News

St Lucia unveils new arrival protocols as tourism reopens | News

Following a reassessment of market conditions, the government of Saint Lucia will introduce several new and updated protocols for arrivals from July 9th. Travellers will be required to obtain a negative PCR (polymerised chain reaction) test within seven days of travel unless they are arriving from countries in the travel bubble designated by the government […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Arvind Bundhun, director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority | Focus

Breaking Travel News interview: Arvind Bundhun, director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority | Focus

The paradise island of Mauritius has been taking a cautious approach to the reanimation of the tourism sector in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. While life has somewhat returned to normal for citizens, with shops, schools and bars reopening, borders remain closed to international travellers. Prime minister, Pravind Jugnauth, is expected to confirm when […]

Azores declared Covid-19 free as tourism resumes | News

Azores declared Covid-19 free as tourism resumes | News

Azores have been declared Covid-19 free, having registered no active cases of the virus for several days. Overall, the islands had recorded one hundred and forty-six positive cases of Covid-19 – resulting in one hundred and thirty recovered cases and sixteen deaths. As a result, the Portuguese destination has been added to a safe list […]

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