Taiwan gears up to welcome visitors from the Middle East 

Taiwan, the front runners in beating coronavirus, where life is currently back to normal is currently in discussion to gradually welcome the Heart of Asia for foreign tourists. According Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) the plan is to reopen transportation and tourism in three stages, the last of which will allow foreign tourists to … Read more

The state of Uttarakhand now opens up for Adventure Tourism

  Amidst the relaxations given to the tourism sector post Unlock 4, the Tourism Department of Uttarakhand has brought great relief to the adventure buffs. Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board today announced the opening up the adventure related activities like Water sports, trekking and mountaineering, aero sports and camping activities for all inbound tourists. The government … Read more

Emirates adds five routes, brings network to 92 cities

  Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Johannesburg (October 1), Cape Town (October 1), Durban (October 4) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (October 1) and Mauritius (October 3). The addition of the five points will expand the Emirates’ global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations. … Read more

UNWTO launches tourism recovery tracker

  The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker, covering key tourism performance indicators by month, regions and subregions allowing for a real-time comparison of the sector recovery across the world and industries. The most comprehensive tourism dashboard to date, the Tracker is the result of a partnership between international organizations … Read more

STB launches phase 2 of ‘Experience Seychelles’ campaign

  The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) launched the second phase of its digital campaign ‘Experience Seychelles’ on September 22 during a press conference at the STB Headquarters at Botanical House. This new phase of the online campaign, dubbed ‘Experience Seychelles; our home, your sanctuary’, was presented to the press by the STB Chief Executive Sherin … Read more

Virtual PATA Travel Mart 2020 welcomes over 1,000 delegates

  Virtual PATA Travel Mart 2020 (Virtual PTM 2020), organised in conjunction with the Sichuan International Travel Expo (SITE) with the support of the Leshan Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau and powered by official virtual partner Dragon Trail Interactive, attracted over 1,000 delegates from 60 global destinations. The delegate numbers embraced 208 sellers from … Read more

SITA partners with Safety Line to make flights more sustainable

  SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and operational costs by reducing fuel consumption of aircraft at key flight stages. A flight can be roughly divided into three phases: climb, cruise and descent. Safety Line, … Read more

CMEE conducts webinar on ‘tourism in the COVID-19 era’

  The Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies (CMEE) recently organised a webinar on ‘Tourism in the COVID-19 Pandemic Era: Challenges and the Way Forward’. The webinar was an attempt to discuss concerns of different stakeholders on tourism in the times of COVID-19 and to also understand the challenges and opportunities of the Indian tourism … Read more