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Russia to deport foreigners violating COVID-19 quarantine

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2020 00:13

Russian Foreign Ministry announced today that any foreign citizens who violate rules of COVID-19 quarantine might be deported from Russia in accordance with existing procedure. "In accordance with the procedure ... Read More

Thailand introduces new entry rules for foreign visitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020 19:38

Thai authorities are planning to introduce new rule for foreigners arriving into the country, requiring mandatory medical certificates confirming that they are not infected with coronavirus, as well as mandatory ... Read More

Philippines goes on coronavirus lockdown

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020 16:12

Filipino Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin announced today that Philippines will no longer issue visas to foreigners, barring all foreign nationals from entering the country to halt the spread of ... Read More

Greece to quarantine anyone entering country, regardless of nationality

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 17, 2020 00:06

Greek government spokeswoman announced that any person arriving to Greece from abroad will be placed into quarantine for two weeks. The 14-day quarantine will apply to anyone entering the country, ... Read More

Malaysia wants to attract more tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2019 15:18

Malaysia was once ranked 9th in the world for tourist arrivals. Latest Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report ranks Malaysia 25th out of 141 countries overall. In an effort to diversify ... Read More

Americans not coming: Cuba fails to meet 2019 tourist goals

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 20, 2019 01:36

The expectations of the Cuban authorities that at least 5 million tourists will visit the island in 2019 did not come true: by the end of the year only a ... Read More

Agra tourists now have to pay extra to view iconic Taj Mahal

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 6, 2019 18:36

City officials in Agra, India today announce that domestic and foreign tourists will now have to pay extra to view the iconic Taj Mahal from a newly-built vantage point. Developed ... Read More

Ukraine to launch dedicated tourism development agency

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 26, 2019 23:05

Ukraine's State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Artem Bidenko, announced that Ukrainian dedicated tourism development agency will be launched soon. The announcement was made at a ... Read More

Saint Lucia records largest increase in visitor arrivals to date in September

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 31, 2019 15:18

The sun-drenched and events-filled Caribbean destination of Saint Lucia continues to grab headlines, as its diverse tourism offerings keep resonating with audiences far and wide. Already basking in seven record-breaking ... Read More

200K visitors from 217 countries: Ethiopian tourism soars with e-visa

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 17, 2019 01:20

With the introduction of e-visa service back in June 2017, Ethiopia has opened its doors for foreign visitors wider than ever before. Ever since, the e-visa service has redefined visitors’ ... Read More

Brazil Embratur launches new tourism campaign

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 16, 2019 19:55

The Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) launched this week "The King of Rolê", their newest international promotional campaign. The competition will encourage international visitors to compete to win a trip of ... Read More

Saint Lucia Tourism: Best August ever!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 14, 2019 18:45

According to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA), a record-breaking streak in visitor arrivals to the acclaimed destination continues. The latest performance report for Saint Lucia is in, and the ... Read More

Minister: Whole Russia can be tax-free for foreign visitors by end of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:00

Russia's Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov today said that the tax-free system can be extended to all Russian regions by 2019 year-end. "As far as decisions already taken ... Read More

Europe falls behind USA in cost of living

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 17:15

ECA International’s latest Cost of Living report today reveals that Europe now accounts for less than a fifth of the world’s most expensive cities, with 11 European cities dropping out ... Read More

Agra Tourism: Facing the challenge of change

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- June 10, 2019 20:30

It is said that there are two kinds of people in the world - those who have seen the Taj Mahal in Agra, and those who want to. Clearly, everyone ... Read More

Arctic tourist train for foreign visitors launched in Russia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 3, 2019 21:13

Russian Far East Investment and Export agency announced that the first charter train to Russia's Arctic region will set off with more than 90 tourists from St. Petersburg on Wednesday, ... Read More

Tourists traveling to Tanzania: No plastic bags or face fines or imprisonment

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- May 31, 2019 21:34

Tourists and foreign visitors traveling to Tanzania are advised not to carry with them plastic bags on arrival at the major airports effective Saturday this week to avoid incursion by ... Read More

Ambassador Mangu creates synergies between Rwandan and Tanzanian tourism players

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 28, 2019 20:02

Tanzanian ambassador to Rwanda, Ernest Mangu, is engaging tour operators from both countries to create synergies, in his latest efforts to pursue an economic diplomacy. The scope of economic diplomacy ... Read More

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 20:04

The annual ranking by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) revealed that Colombia is included in the top 30 countries who host international congresses. Last year, Colombia hosted 147 ... Read More

Tanzanian tour operators plan to turn Dar Es Salaam into Paris of East Africa

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- May 14, 2019 20:15

Tanzania Tanzanian tour operators are mulling over the idea of turning the country’s commercial center of Dar Es Salaam into a ‘tourism paradise’, a copycat of Paris, in their bid ... Read More

Russia’s Saint Petersburg introduces ‘tourist tax’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 17:15

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the introduction of a tourist tax on foreign visitors in St. Petersburg, Russia. The head of state made a statement at a meeting with the ... Read More

Russia to use Fan-IDs (again) as visas for 2020 UEFA Euro Cup visitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 01:40

Upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, have passed on Monday a bill allowing foreign tourists with Fan-IDs to travel to Russia without entry visas for matches of ... Read More

A new Tourism potential in Tanzania: The Southern Circuit

Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania Adam Ihucha - eTN Tanzania- April 21, 2019 21:39

A new Tourism potential is about to be unlocked In Tanzania. All roads and international air routes will in the near future, be leading to the Southern circuit, as the ... Read More

Italian exhibition group launches key words for the 2020 tourism industry

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 15, 2019 18:01

Active food and wine tourism, the quality of life, the search for beauty and creativity: the combination of ingredients on which tourists increasingly base their choice of vacation will be ... Read More

New LCC airline set to launch

editor editor- April 2, 2019 01:25

“With Board approval for this exciting new airline granted just six months ago, seats going on sale so swiftly is a remarkable achievement,” said Peter Foster, President and CEO of ... Read More

5 places to visit on your bucket list

editor editor- April 1, 2019 21:30

While everyone’s ultimate travel bucket list is different, there are certain destinations that really shouldn’t be missed, from American and Canadian destinations to places around the world, including these. Ireland ... Read More

Gambling is big business in tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 26, 2019 02:22

The gambling industry, which happens to be a really big one worldwide, is one of the most popular in terms of tourism. That’s why casino tourism is such a big ... Read More

Wizz Air first foreign airline to operate double-digit route network from Keflavik

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 15:41

Keflavik Airport has confirmed that Wizz Air is set to begin flights to Krakow from 16 September, with the carrier planning to serve the destination twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) using ... Read More

Let’s Talk Art in Tokyo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 06:22

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan's first national art museum situated near the Imperial Palace, will launch Let's Talk Art! . It's an English program enabling international participants to enjoy ... Read More

UK remains 3rd most important European source market for Germany incoming; Ireland passes half million mark

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- March 5, 2019 11:31

2019 – with an increase of 4% in overnight stays, the German National Tourist Office UK and Ireland (GNTO) has retained its position as the 3rd most important European Source ... Read More

Thailand visa on arrival makes travel to the country smoother

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 15:28

The Thailand visa on arrival online or Thai eVOA was launched in November 2018 to make it easier for foreign travelers to visit the country. Since it was released, the ... Read More

Tourism Ministry: Foreign tourists spent $73.1 billion in China in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 14, 2019 00:30

Foreign visitors made 30.54 million trips to China in 2018, a 4.7 percent increase than that of 2017, according to China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Travelers stayed at least ... Read More

Philippines targets 8.2 million tourists in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019 22:35

The Philippines welcomed 7,127,168 foreign visitors in 2018, and the Philippine Department of Tourism saying it is aiming for 8.2 million this year. The department has vowed to break last ... Read More

Ghana beefs up leisure tourism

editor editor- January 29, 2019 21:16

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) leisure travel spending (inbound and domestic) generated 66.5% of direct Travel & Tourism GDP in 2017 (GHC6, 854.3mn) compared with 33.5% ... Read More

Deadly terror attack on Catholic Cathedral during mass putting tourism plans on hold

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 09:35

Jolo Island in the Philippines means a mixture of Muslims and Christians trying to live together. The region had big plans to become a Boracay type tourist spot in the Philippines 6 ... Read More

Very, very big business: Macau tourism numbers are in

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2019 07:16

Tourism to Macau is very biog business. 35.8 million went to the Las Vegas of Asia last year. an increase of 9.8 percent. The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) announced ... Read More