In the absence of foreign travellers from Europe, the United States, Canada or Japan, tourism in South America is unble to hide its fragility going through the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused a major drop in visitors, it was reported. And there's not a single sign of recovery before 2022, according to industry analysts.
A coronavirus strain that emerged in Spain in June has spread across Europe and now makes up a large proportion of infections in several countries, researchers said, highlighting the role of travel in the pandemic and the need to track mutations.
Today, as part of a raft of recovery measures designed to support businesses and stimulate economic growth throughout the Falkland Islands during the global pandemic, the island’s government (FIG) is pleased to announce the launch of the Tourism Recovery Incentive Programme – or ‘TRIP’.
By Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic (*) – The current pause on international travel could be an important moment for the international community to rethink the future development of Antarctic tourism, says an expert on the region.
Mask wearing, temperature controls, disinfection of aircraft - the International Civil Aviation Organization on Monday published a series of health recommendations for a pandemic-hit airline industry as it re-launches air travel.
The number of international tourist arrivals could plunge by 60 to 80% in 2020 owing to the coronavirus, the World Tourism Organisation, WTO, said on Thursday, revising its previous forecast sharply lower.
Highly satisfied is how visitors to the Falkland Islands feel according to the Falkland Islands Tourist Board’s (FITB) annual assessment of TripAdvisor ratings. Executive Director of FITB Stephanie Middleton told Penguin News that there were over 4,300 ratings of accommodation, attractions, pubs, restaurants and tours in the Falklands on TripAdvisor, with 800 of those posted over the last 12 months.
The National Geographic February 2018 will document the Falkland Islands' diverse ecosystem by wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen. The piece points out that for every permanent resident in the Falklands there are 167 sheep, but also the Islands have 65 species of birds, along marine mammals in the surrounding ecosystem.