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Unheard Voice of Nepalese Tourism, the tourism industry seeks urgent action

Pandemic hit hard Nepalese tourism and tourism entrepreneurs have been hugely disappointed by the government's lack of a proper recovery plan and programmes for the sector. Santosh Tamang was eagerly awaiting for March, a peak tourist season in Nepal, advance booking of many clients for trekking in springtime was an auspicious signal to kick off trekking and mountaineering business for Visit Nepal 2020. Santosh is the founder and CEO of his trekking agency named Himalaya Chyangpa Nepal Treks ...बाँकी

ASIAN ministers moot “travel bubbles” to kickstart tourism

South-east Asian countries are considering creating “travel bubbles” with their neighbours to safely resume travel ahead of a vaccine. At the latest meeting of the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group, members discussed the use of “travel bubbles” as a way to kickstart regional tourism. Hla Myint, director (promotions department) at Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, said at a recent meeting of ASEAN ministers, a series of strategies to revive tourism were discussed. These include ...बाँकी

Journey cancels 2020 tour amid coronavirus pandemic

Journey is the latest act to cancel their 2020 tour, saying “safety must come first” amid the coronavirus pandemic. The rock band was supposed to kick off their new tour on May 15 but announced Monday that they would no longer hit the road. Band members said they decided to cancel the tour, instead of postponing it, so that concertgoers would qualify for immediate refunds. “There is no greater thrill for us than playing for our incredibly devoted audience, but their safety must come ...बाँकी

COVID-19’s Impact On Tourism: Which Countries Are The Most Vulnerable? [Infographic]

While some countries are now finally emerging from lengthy lockdowns, others are still firmly hunkered down in a bid to halt the spread of COVID-19. The uncertainty brought about by the pandemic is having enormous repercussions for the global tourism industry in particular and there are serious question marks about whether prime destinations across Europe and North America will receive enough visitors to keep their local industries afloat. As it stands, borders are still closed and airliners ...बाँकी

France Will Gradually Lift Measures and Restore Tourism

The presidents of the Travel Companies (Jean-Pierre Mas) and the Tour Operators Union (René-Marc Chikli) which represent 3,500 companies that employ 35,000 people said that they do not anticipate a resumption of concrete activity of tourism given the current state of border closure before 2021. According to them, their activity gradually waned during the first quarter, while during the March has been completely arrested since mid-March. They said that the activity will remain very limited ...बाँकी

Slovenia tourism slumps in March due to coronavirus

Tourist overnight stays in Slovenia fell by 67.2% year-on-year in March due to the coronavirus epidemic, while arrivals of foreign tourist were down by 78.1%, the statistics office said on Friday. Overnight stays fell by 23.1% year-on-year to 1.9 million in the first three months of the year. Slovenia has so far reported 1373 coronavirus cases and 80 people have died. Since the middle of March it has closed all hotels, bars, restaurants and cultural institutions, cancelled all public ...बाँकी

Three holiday destinations determined to be opened before the tourism season

Countries and tourism ministers are slowly putting together a battle plan to safely re-open borders to commercial holiday trade. Lockdown restrictions are being tentatively eased in many countries around the globe - but several question marks remain on how tourism can restart without compromising the global efforts being taken to combat the ongoing pandemic. This week, three countries - Greece, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates - have announced their intentions, with optimistic predictions ...बाँकी

Tourism job cuts a ‘horror story’ for Queenstown – mayor

One of the country's largest tourist operators, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, has announced plans to close its businesses for the foreseeable future with 300 jobs on the line. Tourism businesses around the country have been hemorrhaging staff and income since the borders closed and lockdown started last month. Tourism leaders say more high profile operators are likely to follow suit and go into hibernation.Each year, Ngāi Tahu Tourism hosts more than one million guests across its iconic ...बाँकी

Tourism has gone ‘back to the 60s’

Authorities should profit from the COVID-19 entertainment industry lockdown to carry out long due embellishment and infrastructural projects in tourist zones, the vice president of the Chamber of SMEs has said. Philip Fenech told Times of Malta that the closure of bars, restaurants and entertainment establishments has opened a window of opportunity. While acknowledging that the country’s road network was being upgraded, he said tourist zones like Qawra and Paceville were long due for a ...बाँकी

Turkey to ‘certificate’ tourism destinations

The Turkish government has launched an initiative to certificate coronavirus-free tourism resorts across the country, the culture and tourism minister has said. “We have started the certification process to determine the coronavirus-free zones under a system,” Mehmet Nuri Ersoy told a private broadcaster on April 18. “We will develop it stage by stage. First, we will develop an internationally accepted certification system,” he added, saying that a commission including officials from ...बाँकी

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