UK government ministers say that summer holidays for 2020 are cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but without giving any indication of why they reach that conclusion – nor when British travellers will be given any further certainty. Meanwhile, Europe’s biggest budget airline and largest holiday company say they are restarting in late June. Ryanair and Tui will...
By Aditi Maheshwari The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) has launched a tourism and hospitality industry application, Opus4business. The new app will aid in the safe reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of the Covid-19 tourism safety protocols. Based on industry designed tourism protocols, South Africa has received the World Travel & Tourism Council’s...
Egypt cabinet recently announced to open up its main seaside resorts for international flights and foreign tourists from July 1. Egypt suspended regular international flights in March and shut down restaurants, hotels and cafes. Apart from the resorts, other international flights will remain suspended until further notice. Hotels were allowed to reopen for domestic tourists last month at reduced capacity if...
Italy’s largest Mediterranean island, Sicily, has proposed various schemes intended to revive the island’s post-pandemic tourism economy, including a 50% Discount on all Post-Pandemic Flights. Following the ban on non-essential travel in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Sicily economy which relies heavily on tourism has taken an almost irrecoverable hit, losing over USD$1.09 billion in revenue since imposing...
France has announced the reopening of its first topical space of three rooms of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities including the mastaba (i.e. tomb) of Akhetep and the restored statue of the dog of Asyut at the Louvre museum in Paris. Reopening these sections comes after a major two-year renovation campaign, with enough for visitors to capitalize on now in...
By Travel Reporter The reopening of international borders, besides the leisure travel aspect, will cater to those who travel for business, conference and trade purposes. Thembi Kunene-Msimang, the spokesperson of the #IAmTourism movement, says that business travel has been as negatively impacted by the national lockdown as holiday travel. "The general perception of tourism is that it is the preserve of well-heeled...
In efforts to help visitors prepare for an enjoyable summer of discoveries, the Delaware Tourism Office launched a Go-To Guide in partnership with the state's restaurants, hotels, and attractions to show visitors how to travel to the state safely. The guide outlines specific information on visiting Delaware, from guidelines for relaxing at the beaches to staying at a hotel to...
With lockdowns easing globally and countries reopening following restrictions, trying to put in place phased plans for sustainable and safe tourism. South Africa has become one of the latest countries to outline how it hopes to achieve this, but international tourists may have to wait until next year to visit. “Based on the Covid-19 epidemic’s expected trajectory, the first phase...
The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionately affected tourism, a sector that accounts for millions of jobs around the globe. While no one can say with certainty when tourism will recover, people are starting to dream again of getaways whether closer to home or to remote destinations. As more and more people go online to search where and when they can travel, accelerating...
All over the world, travel and tourism industries have been greatly affected by the impact of COVID-19. Following the restrictions on movements, and travels, lockdowns and cancellations of major events. Prior to the pandemic, it was predicted that ‘tourist destinations were to hit 1.6 billion international arrivals globally in 2020’, providing 10% to global GDP as a major contributor...

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