Destination

New Zealand Reopens | Its Borders To Tourists After Two Years

New Zealand has welcomed its first international tourists since March 2020 as part of the government’s phased reopening. Visitors from 60 visa-waiver nations, including the US and UK, can now enter for the first time since the closure of borders and the ensuing implementation of some of the world’s toughest contra pandemic measures. In emotional …

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World Travel Awards | Opens Voting For Europe 2022

World Travel Awards, the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in travel and tourism – has opened voting for the Europe categories of its 2022 programme. Voting runs until 8 August 2022. Travel industry professionals, the media and consumers worldwide are invited to cast their votes for travel brands that they consider to be …

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Turkish Airlines Re-Launches | Tourism Friendly ‘Istanbul Stopover Service’

ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines has re-launched its service offering the opportunity of discovering the world’s connection center Istanbul and its unique wonders with stopover service for its passengers with lengthy transfer times. Starting in 2017, the stopover service drew great interest from passengers who were using İstanbul as their transfer center but the service was put …

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PATA Launches | Tourism Destination Resilience Programme

BANGKOK: Following a successful trial in December in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia, PATA will now launch the Tourism Destination Resilience Programme to help industry stakeholders at both the national and sub-national level build their destination resiliency against the Covid pandemic and other future challenges. The online and in-market training programme offers 10 modules, …

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‘Fully Vaccinated’ Tourists | No Longer ‘Fully Vaccinated’ In Australia  

CANBERRA: The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI) issued new guidelines today, declaring that only the people who received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine are now considered ‘fully vaccinated’ against coronavirus. According to a new set of recommendations issued by Australian health officials on Thursday, the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine …

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Pakistan, Iraq | Agree To Uplift Tourism

ISLAMABAD: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) took place between Pakistan and Iraq to promote tourism between the two countries, a statement said on Friday. The MoU aims to reinforce people-to-people linkages between Iraq and Pakistan. Ambassador of Pakistan to Iraq and Iraqi minister for culture, tourism, and antiquities signed the MoU, terming the development an …

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UNWTO launches | Tourism Investment Guide

MADRID: UNWTO has launched the first in a series of tourism investment guidelines focused on a specific country, representing a comprehensive tool for parties interested in foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities. Developed alongside the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic and the National Export and Investment Center (PRODOMINICANA), the new guide provides key insights …

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Miral Officially Opens | Yas Bay Waterfront

ABU DHABI: Officially opened, Yas Bay Waterfront, Abu Dhabi’s leading waterfront destination, welcomed visitors to the capital’s newest hotspot. Developed by Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of magnetic experiences, Yas Bay Waterfront offers world-class day-to-night dining, internationally acclaimed entertainment and premier leisure experiences. The waterfront destination opened with an exhilarating line-up of entertainment and events …

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‘Kempinski Floating Palace’ | World’s First Floating Resort To Open in Dubai

DUBAI: In Dubai, the land of unlimited possibilities, nothing seems to be impossible. For the first time, a luxury hotel, Kempinski Floating Palace, will open as a floating building around which 12 floating luxury villas are grouped with the possibility to sail to other anchorages at times. The high-tech metropolis and emirate of superlatives is …

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Dubai Stands Second | Paris tops Top 100 City Destinations Index

LONDON: Paris ranks top and Dubai second in the 2021 Top 100 City Destinations Index developed by Euromonitor International. Eight of the top 10 cities in the Top 100 City Destinations Index are European. Surprisingly, Asia lacks any representation. Tokyo is the highest-ranking Asian city, ranked 15th. The index, which delivers a comprehensive and multi-layered …

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