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Slow tourism start on Greek island but businesses optimistic

June 29, 2021 4:30:46 pm

Greece was one of the first European Union countries to declare itself open to tourism this year, allowing visitors in from mid-May with either a negative coronavirus test, proof of vaccination or proof of recent recovery from Covid-19

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K-pop activism a lifeline for Thailand’s hard-hit ‘tuk tuk’ drivers

June 28, 2021 10:30:15 pm

Drivers of Bangkok's distinctive tuk tuks have been among the hardest-hit by the pandemic's devastation of Thailand's all-important tourism industry, left haunting corners of empty city streets complaining of mounting debt

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Lisbon man breathes new life into city’s historic trams

June 27, 2021 11:15:52 am

Trams have been transporting Lisbonites up and down the city's hilly streets since 1901 and they are still popular.

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Colosseum’s visitors finally stand among the ghosts of lions and gladiators

June 26, 2021 5:50:34 pm

The towering 2,000-year-old stone amphitheatre, the biggest in the Roman empire, is Italy's most popular tourist attraction, drawing 7.6 million visitors in 2019.

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Venice reinventing itself as sustainable tourism capital

June 25, 2021 7:30:55 pm

After a 15-month pause in mass international travel, Venetians are contemplating how to welcome visitors back to its picture-postcard canals and Byzantine backdrops without suffering the past indignities of crowds clogging narrow alleyways, day-trippers picnicking on stoops and selfie-takers crowding the Rialto Bridge

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Monsoon travel: Delhi, Lonavala among top-booked domestic destinations

June 25, 2021 6:20:16 pm

The research finds there is a growing popularity of alternative accommodations such as resorts, villas and guesthouses offering a more secluded experience


The world’s most expensive city has been revealed

June 23, 2021 7:10:46 pm

The city topped the list in a 2021 cost-of-living survey by consultancy firm Mercer

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Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary party starts October 1

June 23, 2021 1:00:13 pm

The celebration will include a new nighttime show called “Disney Enchantment,” at the Magic Kingdom. The show will have enhanced lighting, fireworks and immersive projection effects that extend from the Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.

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Second wave effect: Hotels leave big cities, focus on off-beat locations

June 23, 2021 10:30:01 am

According to global real estate service firm JLL, hotel occupancy levels in India dropped by 17 per cent and room rates declined by about nine per cent in April 2021, when compared to March 2021

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Tibet tourism boom pressures historic sites

June 20, 2021 3:15:54 pm

The growing numbers of tourists appear unconcerned by political controversies long circling Tibet.

Encounters with ghosts on Georgia’s Golden Isles

June 17, 2021 7:00:45 pm

While historical records are sketchy, archaeologists say that hundreds, perhaps thousands, settled in the swamps of the Deep South, including the Okefenokee, from the late 1600s to the Civil War.

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Taj Mahal welcomes tourists after two months

June 20, 2021 10:15:21 am

On Wednesday, as the ASI announced the reopening of all centrally-protected monuments, sites and museums that were shut on April 15 owing to the deadly second wave of COVID-19, the Taj recorded 1919 visitors

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Vaccinated visitors soon can take off masks at Disney World

June 15, 2021 5:00:10 pm

Time to see smiles again from Tuesday, face masks will be optional for visitors to the theme park resort who are vaccinated

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Monuments, museums to reopen from June 16

June 14, 2021 4:05:52 pm

With the second wave of Covid-19 making its presence felt, the government had ordered the closure of all centrally protected monuments and museums, including Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and Ajanta Caves, on April 15

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Want to go to Hawaii? Be prepared

June 13, 2021 10:30:26 pm

Vaccinated travellers complain that the tests are expensive and unnecessary and that getting the correct information about what is required is too difficult.


Yellowstone National Park sets tourism record for May

June 12, 2021 6:33:58 pm

Busiest tourism record at Yellowstone National Park

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Cruise With ‘Friends’: The sitcom-themed journey will be the ultimate 2022 getaway for fans

June 11, 2021 8:00:15 pm

The cruise will set sail from May 15 to May 21, 2022, and some 500 fans will get to share the experience -- laughing, loving and watching their favourite characters in a 1,041-foot-long cruise ship

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France is back: Borders reopen to American tourists, others

June 9, 2021 9:09:55 pm

To be allowed in for tourism, Americans and other visitors from most countries outside of Europe will need to show that they have been fully inoculated against the coronavirus with vaccines approved by the European Union's medicines agency

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Here’s what you can do when you visit Auckland, the world’s most livable city

June 9, 2021 2:10:04 pm

With vaccine travel happening already, you can look to a future when you can visit this city

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To the beach! Spain opens borders to tourists, cruise ships

June 7, 2021 8:17:17 pm

Spain is still banning non-essential travellers from Brazil, India and South Africa, where virus variants have been been a major source of concern

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World Environment Day: In pandemic, Indian travellers wish to make sustainable journeys

June 5, 2021 3:25:41 pm

A majority of travellers have shown interest in sustainable accommodations, in giving back to the local communities, and staying away from crowded places

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First cruise ship sails through Venice since start of pandemic

June 4, 2021 7:34:42 pm

The 92,409-ton MSC Orchestra passed through the basin in front of St. Mark’s Canal around 6 a.m. under tugboat and port authority escort, ahead of the first post-pandemic cruise ship departure from Venice, scheduled for Saturday

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Bonjour! France welcoming back (vaccinated) tourists

June 4, 2021 4:43:43 pm

The relaxed rules will kick in from Wednesday, offering a boost for France's tourism sector. Tourism will not be possible, however, from countries wrestling with virus surges and worrisome variants


Avengers ready to welcome Marvel fans at new Disneyland campus

June 3, 2021 10:30:32 pm

As part of ongoing safety measures, Disneyland is accepting guests only from California until June 15, when it will start allowing visitors from other states. Guests are currently required to wear face masks

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Sparkling beaches: Cyprus has cleanest waters in EU

June 2, 2021 7:00:03 pm

That’s a timely boost for the east Mediterranean island nation, which is trying to woo holidaymakers back after a dismal 2020 summer season that saw tourist arrivals plunge more than 84% from the previous, record-setting year