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FAITH associations complete and contribute to the national tourism policy project

New Delhi, March 11 (IANS): FAITH, the national associations ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI & TAFI, in a detailed multi-stakeholder discussion with the management of the Ministry of Tourism (MOT), commended the efforts of the ministry on drafting of the PNT who tried to integrate the …

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Tajikistan: Female mountain guides reach new heights

For Umeda Kurbonbekova, the majestic mountain ranges of Tajikistan – among the highest in the world – have always had a special magic. She believes, she says, that they attract people whose hearts are as big as the mountains themselves. Kurbonbekova is a mountain guide, spending most of her time …

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150 trained tour guides will be Lagos destination ambassadors

The Lagos State Government has said that the 150 trained tour guides will act as Destination Ambassadors in Lagos State. The state government unveiled the revised tourism master plan and policy in July 2021, with human capital development identified as one of the strategic themes to improve the quality of …

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Tourists can return to the Northwest Territories. Who is waiting to greet them?

After two years, the Northwest Territories is once again open to all tourists. For tourism businesses still standing, this brings a collective sigh of relief. On Tuesday, the NWT Government’s Covid-19 Secretariat confirmed that tourists can now visit the territory following the easing of pandemic-related travel restrictions that have existed, …

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Pamela Swaby hailed as a tourism pioneer | News

Pamela Dare Swaby, the first Jamaican female North American representative of the Jamaica Association of Villas and Apartments (JAVA) and pioneer in tourism, has died. She died in Ontario, Canada, on February 16 at the age of 92. The funeral took place on Wednesday. Swaby began his career in 1954 …

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Webinar sheds light on customer satisfaction in tourism and hospitality industry

James Kon About 100 participants participated in a one-day webinar on “Hotel Practices in Japan”, organized by the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism (MPRT) through the Department of Tourism Development, in cooperation with the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Japan, ASEAN-Japan Center (AJC) and Japan Hospitality Movement Association (JHMA). …

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Morocco Hospitality Market to Record 5.67% Annual Growth Rate in 2022 | Growth, trend and forecast (2022

Hotel market in Morocco Quick Facts- Total Pages: 120 Companies: 10+ – Including Accor SA, Four Seasons Hotels Ltd., Hyatt Hotels Corp., Kenzi Hotel Group, Louvre Hotels Group, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Ltd., Marriott International Inc., Rotana Hotel Management Corp., Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Group Co.Ltd. and Wyndham Hotels …

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Founder of Haka Tours: How Covid has affected business and life

Haka Tourism managing director Ryan Sanders says the impact of Covid has been incredibly hard on his business, but he is looking to the future. Photo / Nick Roseau Elisabeth Easther returns to Travel, checking in on New Zealand tour operators to find out how they are doing as the …

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Edinburgh named one of the best places in the world to visit – thanks to its culture, festivals and heritage

The Scottish capital’s summer and winter festivals, museums and galleries, and the Old and New Towns have all been cited by Tripadvisor in its annual awards for the world’s best destinations. Edinburgh was named ahead of Bangkok, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Mumbai, Jaipur, Abu Dhabi, Las Vegas and Athens as it was …

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Singapore Tourism Board launches safe itinerary guide for international travelers

Mumbai, Feb 02 (PTI) The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced on Wednesday that it has partnered with five Singapore tourism industry associations to launch the Safe Route Guide and ‘Discover Singapore !” Compendium, as the country prepares to welcome international travellers. To this end, the STB has partnered with the …

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Does this storm make you dream of warmer places? Our travel writer ranks his top 10 Caribbean islands

Here are some pearls that I loved. The beautiful blue water is one of Anguilla’s main attractions.Christopher Muther/Globe Staff 1. EEL – Anguilla, with its beaches, beach bars and some of the best chicken I’ve ever eaten, charmed me. In the hierarchy of Caribbean islands, it’s not as glitzy as …

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National Tourism Day January 25, 2022

The Ministry of Tourism celebrated the National Tourism Day by holding a two-hour program on a virtual platform today January 25, 2022 under the aegis of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration, marking 75 years of the independence of India. The theme of this year’s celebration is rural and community …

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Shortage of tourist guides in Việt Nam

VIETNAM, January 22 – Some tour guides have moved their tours online. VNS Photo Van Nguyễn HÀ NỘI — More than 15,500 licensed tourist guides have been laid off for more than two years due to the pandemic and many of them have decided to leave the tourism sector for …

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Here’s everything you shouldn’t do in the Bahamas

The Bahamas is a dream vacation destination, and if you avoid these things, it will be even better. People wishing to let loose, go on an adventure, indulge in delicious meals and enjoy the beauty that surrounds them will find the answers to their wishes on a trip to the …

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Israeli tourism hard hit by coronavirus closures optimistically awaits recovery | JNS

For two years now, since the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic, hotels in Israel have seen dramatic drops in stays by inbound tourists; tour guides have lost most, if not all, of their belongings; and restaurants and other business owners who rely heavily on visitor traffic have suffered catastrophic …

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Solid prospects for halal tourism in 2022 despite the pandemic

LONDON | ON: Despite widespread disruption to the tourism industry caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the rapidly growing halal sector could have a record year, experts told Arab News. The global tourism industry has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic – in November last year, the …

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Ilocos Norte’s ‘new normal’ attractions: saving grace amid Covid

ILOCOS INFLATABLE ISLAND. An inflatable island is being installed at Paoay Lake, which is slated to open in December. The province of Ilocos Norte continues to invest in outdoor tourism as part of its economic recovery amid the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Ilocos Norte Tourism) CITY OF LAOAG – Ilocos …

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Guardians of the Mountain: How a Bedouin Woman Charts a New Path for Sinai Tourism

Guardians of the Mountain: How a Bedouin Woman Charts a New Path for Sinai Tourism Courtesy of Sinai Trail. The vastness of the Sinai desert is juxtaposed with the small hidden spaces held by Bedouin women. Yet, when one enters these spaces, one realizes that their inner world stretches across …

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Omicron variant threatens to jeopardize another season in Goa, an Indian city dependent on tourists

The waves lapping gently on one of Goa’s most popular tourist beaches. But it’s not a regular tourist season for the tiny coastal Indian state, which depends on tourism for more than 16% of its gross domestic product. A group of waiters working at a series of beach restaurants are …

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It’s time for the hospitality industry to go green

The coronavirus has created a global catastrophe with far-reaching implications for the hospitality industry. This sector has never experienced such a sharp decline in its activities. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Economic Impact Report, before the pandemic, the travel and tourism industry directly and indirectly accounted for …

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BTB awards tour guide scholarships to 15 Belizeans

Views : 23 Posted: Friday, December 17, 2021. 6:24 PM CST. By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) has awarded scholarships to 15 Belizeans for their participation in the National Tour Guide Course in Cayo and Belize City, a BTB statement on social media said. Tourism and Diaspora …

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Vote for your favorite vacation spot

Holidaymakers and locals alike have been invited to nominate local tourism businesses and operators for the inaugural Durban Tourism Awards. The Awards will take place in May 2022. The Durban Tourism Awards provide the city with a platform to celebrate the local tourism industry, while encouraging excellence and world-class service. …

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Arunachal pushes stakeholders to revive post-pandemic tourism

Itanagar: Minister of Tourism of Arunachal Pradesh Nakap Nalo called for concerted efforts of all stakeholders for the successful implementation of tourism programs and policies in the state. Speaking on Friday to an interaction program on “Relaunching tourism activities after the pandemic” with various tourism stakeholders, including tour operators, host …

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“Reduced” tourist packages revive the local tourism sector – Guyana press room

By Isanella Patoir [email protected] Local tour operators and tour guides are completely reserved since the cost of their tour packages is reduced which ultimately cater to domestic tourists. This initiative, according to Tourism, Industry and Trade Minister Oneidge Walrond, supports and revives the sector that has been one of the …

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Boosting tourism through disruption – the Hindu

India needs a comprehensive disruptive strategy to harness the potential of the tourism and hospitality sector India’s tourism and hospitality sector has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and has suffered significant job losses. How to get this sector out of the COVID-19 trap? The Indian government recently announced financial …

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Covid-19: EAC tourism revenues fell by 92 pc

East African Community partner states have lost 92% of tourism sector revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Making the disclosure, EAC Secretary General, the Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki said tourist arrivals in the region fell from 6.98 million arrivals before the pandemic to 2.25 million arrivals causing losses, adding that …

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World Heritage islands forced to take action to protect nature

Canoes packed with tourists headed for Pinaisara Falls, a popular tourist spot, in mid-July on Iriomotejima Island, dubbed “Japan’s last unexplored region.” “The basin is heavily congested during peak hours, and there are places on the ground where roots and rocks have been repeatedly scratched,” said Harumi Tokuoka, general manager …

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NIHOTOUR organizes a tour guide training in Birnin Kebbi

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Kakakin Kebbi) praised the foresight of the National Institute of Hotel and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) for having integrated training in the acquisition of skills in the tourist guidance as part of the activities marking the celebration of World Tourism Day 2021, noting …

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“Foreign tourists will soon be allowed in Goa”: PM Modi

India’s record vaccination rate will help tourism-dependent states like Goa reopen quickly and safely, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. However, he warned the state that if security protocols are not followed, tourists, foreigners, will not arrive. Addressing state officials and health workers during an interaction to congratulate the …

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The rise and rise of responsible tourism | To travel

Travel addicts around the world now feel safer to venture out after being fully immunized. While Covid-19 has changed the way we think about travel and culture, it has also given rise to a phenomenon based on sustainability, the preservation of cultural and natural resources – responsible tourism. “The pandemic …

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Pros and cons of living in Thailand to weigh

Are you planning to relocate or retire in Thailand? Moving to another country can seem exciting, especially when you are moving to a country as beautiful as Thailand. Living in a country filled with postcard-worthy islands, lush jungles, delicious food, eclectic nightlife, and interesting culture can seem like a dream. …

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WTTC guidelines for restoring international mobility

The restart of international travel could be seriously delayed without global reciprocal recognition of all approved COVID-19 vaccines, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The global tourism body, which represents the global private travel and tourism sector, has issued its warning over concerns that tourists may be …

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Dal Lake photographers fight tourism slump

Riyaz Ahmad Sheikh was lazily spending an afternoon on the shores of the picture-postcard lake of Srinagar, which has been the base station for thousands of tourists arriving in the area. Sheikh, 26, was cleaning his camera as he anxiously awaited the arrival of tourists. He earns his living by …

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Tourism carried by Muslim travelers, women workers

Some 29% of Muslim women traveled in all-female groups, 28% traveled alone and 22% in mixed groups By AZALEA AZUAR / Photo TMR YOUNG Muslim female travelers have been the engines of the tourism industry. Pear Anderson founding partner Hannah Pearson cited a 2018 MasterCard credit scoring study that found …

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Israel’s tourism sector fears lower unemployment benefits

Travel agencies fear employee exodus to other industries Israel’s tourism industry faces two challenges associated with July 1. This is the day the country was due to start welcoming individual (vaccinated) foreign visitors, but in light of an outbreak of the delta (“Indian”) variant of the new coronavirus, which has …

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No priority vaccination yet for frontline tourism staff

The tourism industry is still awaiting priority vaccination for its frontline staff, numbering more than 17,000 people, despite requests to the competent authorities. Sri Lanka Tourism said yesterday that the health and well-being of industry stakeholders is its top priority, it again requested that a vaccination program be organized for …

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Vax Drive in Jammu for tourism stakeholders

A special vaccination campaign for tourism stakeholders, namely hotels, restaurateurs and their staff, dhabawalas, travel agents, excursion agents, adventure tour operators, owners of pedal boats (shikarawalas), tour guides, hawkers and others, registered with the Ministry of Tourism, started on May 25 in four districts of Jammu Division namely Jammu, Udhampur, …

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Recalibrating tourism standards – Manila Standard

In anticipation of the reactivation of the global tourism industry, our urgent task is to find ways to adapt to the new reality, to the changing preferences and expectations of leisure travelers who have been severely affected by this. pandemic. Tourism marketing experts are now asking, “How do you restore …

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