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To test COVID protocols, cruise lines turn to volunteer guinea pigs

June 2, 2021 12:00:16 pm

“It’s about testing COVID protocols and could mean being confined to your room for the entire cruise.”

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Egypt bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic

May 31, 2021 10:30:03 pm

As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart in the mid-and post-pandemic tourism market

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Planning to undertake a ‘culture tour’? Learn about its dos and don’ts first 

June 15, 2021 2:53:23 pm

Cultural tours expose travellers to historical and cultural wealth spanning centuries, encompassing small towns, festivals, unique rituals, and interactions with locals

Historic London police station opens cells to visitors

May 28, 2021 7:30:40 pm

Bow Street Police Museum is located in the Covent Garden area, inside premises that used to house a police station and a magistrates' court where defendants ranging from writer Oscar Wilde to suffragettes Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst once appeared

First foreign tourists in more than a year land in Israel

May 28, 2021 10:30:23 am

They were welcomed by Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hakohen, who said: "You are the first of what I am sure will be many tourists returning to the Holy Land."

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‘Dr Beach’ says powerful Hawaii shoreline is 2021’s best

May 27, 2021 2:55:53 pm

“It’s like an oasis,” said Stephen Leatherman, who has been ranking U.S. beaches on his annual list under the alias “Dr. Beach” for three decades

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Countries eager to reopen to travel as pandemic recedes

May 26, 2021 10:30:46 pm

Around the globe countries are taking different approaches for reopening to travel after more than a year of virtual lockdowns in most of the world

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Israel reopens borders to small groups of foreign tourists

May 24, 2021 7:00:10 pm

Under a pilot programme due to continue until June 15, Israel gave the green light to visits by 20 groups of between 5 and 30 tourists from countries including the United States, Britain, and Germany

Croatia ready to welcome foreign tourists, hoping they come

May 24, 2021 12:28:11 pm

Hardly anyone wears masks on the streets or in restaurants in the picturesque town of Rovinj. Still-standing limits on indoor dining and rules requiring a set amount of distance between tables are rarely observed

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Foreign visitors are being invited to Spanish countryside to revive tourism

May 23, 2021 10:30:21 pm

From June 7, Spain will let people from anywhere in the world who are vaccinated against COVID-19 enter the country, hoping to galvanise a recovery in the devastated tourism sector.

Summer travel will require picking your way through a maze of border rules

May 23, 2021 8:30:53 pm

The unvaccinated could potentially get in too if the US is added to an EU “white list” that currently features eight countries, including New Zealand and Israel, with low Covid-19

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Seychelles, world’s most-vaccinated nation, sees tourism pick-up

May 22, 2021 1:30:01 pm

Plummeting tourism revenues have placed the government’s finances under severe strain

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Six Indian places added to tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites; know about them

May 20, 2021 2:10:32 pm

The sites on the tentative list are: Satpura Tiger Reserve, Iconic riverfront of the historic city of Varanasi, Megalithic site of Hire Benkal, Maratha Military Architecture in Maharashtra, Bhedaghat-Lametaghat in Narmada Valley- Jabalpur, and temples of Kanchipuram

Spain, in bid to rally economy, wants tourists within weeks

May 20, 2021 10:30:47 am

Spain is focusing its new promotional campaigns on its key markets: the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other EU countries, which in 2019 made up 75% of visitors

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‘City in transition’: New York vies to turn page on pandemic

May 19, 2021 7:30:10 pm

Starting Wednesday, vaccinated New Yorkers can shed their masks in most situations, and restaurants, stores, gyms and many other businesses can go back to full capacity if they check vaccination cards or apps for proof that all patrons have been inoculated

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Grand day for the French: Cafe and bistro terraces reopen

May 19, 2021 4:51:02 pm

Tourists waited excitedly as the cordon around the world’s most visited museum and home of the “Mona Lisa”, the Louvre, was finally lifted

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‘I’m finally here’: Greece formally opens to tourists

May 16, 2021 11:09:19 am

Foreign tourists will be allowed in Greece if they have been vaccinated or can show negative COVID-19 test results

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Immerse yourself in indigenous culture

May 15, 2021 8:30:28 pm

Here are some destinations that spotlight Indigenous culture, from Virginia to California


Portuguese hotels ‘excited’ to welcome back UK tourists from Monday

May 15, 2021 5:00:38 pm

Tourists from Britain must present evidence of a negative PCR taken 72 hours before departure, said the Turismo de Portugal authority, part of the Economy Ministry.

Greece joins Mediterranean race to win back tourists

May 14, 2021 10:30:40 pm

Last year, the number of visitors to Greece plummeted by 78.2% to 7.4 million -- from a record 34 million in 2019 -- according to official data, with a corresponding drop in tourism revenues

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Spain sees foreign tourist numbers rebounding to 45 million this year from pandemic slump

May 14, 2021 8:43:04 am

Foreign tourism to Spain - the world's second most visited country before the COVID-19 pandemic - plunged 80 per cent last year from 83.5 million visitors in 2019 as pandemic restrictions brought leisure travel to a virtual standstill

Signs of optimism as New York City sees rise in tourism, bit by bit

May 12, 2021 8:53:11 am

In 2019, an estimated 67 million people visited the city. In 2020, that plummeted to slightly more than 22 million, mostly those who came before the pandemic began rampaging in New York in March

Hoping to lure back tourists, Greece reopens beaches after lockdown

May 10, 2021 5:00:14 pm

Greece fared well in keeping the first wave of the pandemic under control last year but a resurgence in cases pushed health services to the limit and prompted authorities to impose a second lockdown in November

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Tripadvisor removes insensitive review of Auschwitz Museum

May 9, 2021 8:00:39 pm

In a statement, the company said it does not tolerate discrimination and regularly blocks or removes millions of reviews that violate its guidelines

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Greece to reopen museums next week, ahead of tourism

May 8, 2021 6:20:57 pm

Venues such as Athens' Acropolis museum, housing archaeological treasures found near the ancient citadel overlooking the city, have been closed since mid-November when a second lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus