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7 October 2020

WHO: 10% of global population may have had Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that approximately 10% of the total world’s population may have already been infected with covid-19. The estimate from the WHO […]
7 October 2020

Cambodia to celebrate WTD 2020 under the theme “tourism and rural development” in Siem Reap

On 3 Oct 2020, the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia celebrated the World Tourism Day 2020 under the theme of Tourism and Rural Development, presided over […]
7 October 2020

Canary Island Hotel Welcomes New Type of Guests

1. From hotel to refuge centre With hotels closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government in the Canary Islands is using them as accommodation for […]
7 October 2020

Thailand Releases its First Video Campaign Focused on Sustainable Tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has partnered with GLP Films, a content marketing agency dedicated to global sustainable tourism, to create the first video campaign […]
6 October 2020

New Covid-19 restrictions in Paris will be adjusted every fortnight

The government intends to adjust the restrictions, which have taken effect on Tuesday, October 6, based on updated health data. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, announced […]
6 October 2020

Developing sustainable and
responsible growth of rural tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the […]
6 October 2020

Council continues to delay implementation of coordinated travel restrictions within EU

More than a month has passed since the European Commission’s presented its proposal for EU-wide coordination of travel restrictions. However, this proposal has still not been […]
6 October 2020

Tourism’s role in Rural Development

Tourism’s many benefits must be felt outside of urban areas for the sector to fulfill its potential to provide opportunities for all: That was the key […]
6 October 2020

Pressure to replace quarantines with EU-wide passenger testing increases

As the year-end holiday season approaches with less than 90 days to go, European aviation bodies are urgently calling for passenger testing to replace the quarantine […]
5 October 2020

Hopeful Plans to Relaunch the Trans-Europ Express

The Trans-Europ Express (TEE) could be returning decades after it was gradually phased out. Originally launched on 2 June 1957, the TEE was luxurious and transported […]
5 October 2020

Curbing aviation emissions:
The polluter pays principle

Aviation fuel is untaxed and the industry does not have to pay to maintain the rails or roads as other forms of transport do. The aviation […]
5 October 2020

Tourism and Travel: The time for an EU direct budget line is now

The Tourism and Travel sector – strategic for the European economy – is responsible for 9.5% of GDP and 11.2% – 22.6 million people – of […]
5 October 2020

Iran’s Covid-19 strategy divides health experts

According to public health experts, Iran must prepare for a drastic increase of Covid-19 infections and related deaths in the coming months.  Last week, Deputy Health […]
5 October 2020

UNWTO to Harness the Power of AI to Link Tourism Workers with Jobs

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is to work with California-based Eightfold.ai to help connect tourism jobseekers with employers and so drive the global recovery of the […]
2 October 2020

Tibet is not a destination, it’s an inner quest!

On the 18th March, 1716, two Jesuits arrived safely in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. It was a voyage that lasted 18 months from Delhi to Lhasa […]
2 October 2020

Top tips for becoming
a responsible tourist

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many of us to reconsider our usual routines, and it has particularly forced the tourism industry to reassess its practices. The […]
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