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Tag: tourism

  • Monday, July 26th 2021 - 05:08 UTC

    Ushuaia encouraged by a promising winter holidays season

    Since the second week of the month the number of flights originally planned has doubled to some 38 weekly”, Ushuaia Tourism Secretary, David Ferreyra said.

    It's winter holidays in Argentina and the season is working out to be far better than expected for Ushuaia in the extreme south of the country, with August expectations also on the bright side.

  • Wednesday, March 31st 2021 - 13:20 UTC

    Falkland Islands TRIP and BFSAI TRIP schemes to end on 31 May 2021

    There are just two months remaining before both the Falkland Islands TRIP and BFSAI TRIP schemes end on 31 May 2021. Both Tourism Recovery Incentive Programmes – known locally as ‘TRIP’ schemes – have proved very popular since launching, providing participants with vouchers to spend on local tourism activities while commercial airlinks remain suspended due to the pandemic.

  • Wednesday, June 10th 2020 - 14:00 UTC

    Tourism can help to overcome the pandemic, UN chief

    “As the world faces the devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism sector is among those being affected most severely”

    As UNWTO leads the restart of tourism, the Secretary-General of the United Nations has sent a landmark message to the world, highlighting the sector’s unique role in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in protecting the most vulnerable members of our societies.

  • Saturday, April 25th 2020 - 08:58 UTC

    COVID-19 K.O. for travel and tourism industry: 100 million jobs on the line

    Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said that in just the last month alone, our research shows an increase of 25 million in the number of job losses

    The Travel & Tourism sector faces a staggering 100 million jobs losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC. The startling figure, based on research from WTTC, has increased by over 30% in the last four weeks, indicating the sheer crisis affecting the sector.

  • Friday, April 17th 2020 - 09:58 UTC

    The Falklands' tourist season that fell off the cliff

    Steph Middleton said up until March all the statistics indicated that, “it was going to be an exceptionally good season for both land-based and cruise tourism.”

    The 2019/20 tourist season is likely to be remembered as, “the one that fell off the cliff in March,” summed up Falkland Islands Tourist Board Executive Director Steph Middleton this week. But despite the impact of the pandemic it wasn’t all bad up until then confirmed, Mrs. Middleton and other industry members.

  • Friday, March 20th 2020 - 08:26 UTC

    IAATO has a new Executive Director, Gina Greer

    Gina is a graduate of Stony Brook University, School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences where she obtained a Master of Arts in Marine Conservation and Policy

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced on Thursday the appointment of Gina Greer as Executive Director. Gina will lead the Secretariat and work with IAATO’s Executive Committee to further the association’s mission of advocating and promoting safe, environmentally responsible private-sector travel to Antarctica.

  • Thursday, February 27th 2020 - 07:01 UTC

    UNWTO & WHO: Joint Statement on Tourism and Coronavirus COVID-19

    The MSC Meraviglia with 4.500 passengers was blocked from entering the port in Ochos Rios, Jamaica health officials said

    As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19.

  • Tuesday, February 4th 2020 - 06:46 UTC

    Brazil investing heavily in tourism industry; visa waiver for main outbound markets

    Bolsonaro increased Embratur funds to US$ 120 million from just US$ 8 million, to  launch a publicity campaign to sell Brazil as a new country - and a much safer one.

    The number of Americans booking flights to Brazil has jumped 39% since the government of President Jair Bolsonaro waived a visa requirement for U.S. citizens in June, according to its official tourism agency, which is devising plans to draw more.

  • Saturday, February 1st 2020 - 08:15 UTC

    Coronavirus restrictions announced for the cruise industry

    ”All guests who have traveled to China in the last 14 days prior to their embarkation day will not be allowed to sail.”

    On advice from the Cruise Lines International Association and health officials, Carnival Cruise Line has announced new restrictions due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This also comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency as the virus continues to spread not just in China but around the world and the numbers keep on going up.

  • Wednesday, January 22nd 2020 - 18:22 UTC

    International tourism growth continues to outpace the global economy

    Europe where growth was slower than in previous years (+4%) continues to lead in terms of international arrivals, welcoming 743 million international tourists

    According to the first comprehensive report on global tourism numbers and trends of the new decade, the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, this represents the tenth consecutive year of growth.