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    Mumbai: Vaccine tourism takes off with no-quarantine Moscow package | Mumbai News – Times of India

    Representative Image Mumbai: There is growing demand for overseas vaccine tourism in India and currently Moscow seems to be the destination of choice. A Delhi-based travel agency has begun offering 24-day package tours, priced at Rs 1.3 lakh each, which will take vaccine hopefuls to Moscow for two shots of Sputnik-V with a spot of sightseeing thrown in to pass the 21-day interval between jabs. “The first shot is administered the very next day after arrival in Moscow,” said an official from the travel agency. “Foreigners with a minimum seven-day stay in Russia can get vaccinated. They only need to […] More

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    Hong Kong sees sharp tourist rebound in April due to low base

    HONG KONG, May 18 (Xinhua) — The number of visitors to Hong Kong rebounded sharply in April due to a low base a year ago, bringing hope for the tourism sector reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) said Tuesday that provisional visitor arrivals last month totaled about 5,700, marking a 38.3 percent increase from the same month of 2020, reversing a nearly 92 percent plunge year on year in March. Tourism has been one of the hardest-hit industries in the financial hub amid the coronavirus epidemic as travel restrictions resulted in a significant drop in […] More

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    The middle east’s largest outdoor venue is renamed Etihad park

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Yas Island’s custom-built open-air venue is now known as Etihad Park as part of a larger partnership deal announced between Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Flash Entertainment, the region’s leading entertainment company. The newly named venue is the latest addition to Etihad’s growing list of sponsored entertainment hubs, following the introduction of Etihad Arena earlier this year. “Following government safety guidelines in response to the Covid pandemic, we look forward to jointly announcing with Flash Entertainment, an exciting calendar of events.” The Etihad Park, formerly du Arena, is the […] More

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    Let’s Talk About Women-Only Hotels And Why We Need Them In India

    Women who have lived in a girls hostel or dorm can attest to the fact that living in a space where only women are allowed is a unique experience. A dorm with halls teeming with women, has its ups and down, and incredible bonding moments.  The history of women-only hotels  All-female spaces sprung up in the US in the 70s and many travel facilities were dedicated to women.  Image Credit: iStock These hotels started off as boarding houses, where women could live without fear of besmirching their good name. Women could not really go out and live on their own, […] More

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    Kenyas Coastal Players Eye East Africa To Revive Conference Tourism – UrduPoint

    NAIROBI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 18th May, 2021 ) :– Tourism industry stakeholders in Kenya‘s coastal region, one of the country’s key tourist attractions, said Tuesday they are targeting the East African Community for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) market which has been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hasnain Noorani, chairman of the Kenya Coast Tourism Working Group, a private sector tourism marketing body for the coastal region, said the players are working on a new pricing model for the target group of an estimated 29 million middle class people in Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan […] More

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    Italy opens up for international travellers; on its way to revive tourism

    Italy is slowly on its way to recovery after COVID-19 wreaked havoc in the nation last year. Its tourism industry is also opening up to travellers from some select countries for now, and there is hope that one of the world’s most loved country for travellers might soon see a revival. Tourism is one of the main revenue sectors for Italy; pre-COVID, tourism brought in 13 per cent of Italy’s GDP. The nation has formally reopened its borders to international travellers and has allowed restriction-free travel for visitors from some countries. Earlier this week, Italy opened up for travellers from […] More

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    Li Keqiang Speaks with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on the Phone

    On the afternoon of May 17, 2021, Premier Li Keqiang held a phone conversation with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi at Ziguang Pavilion of Zhongnanhai leadership compound at the latter’s request. Li Keqiang said, China and Italy are comprehensive strategic partners and the bilateral relations are rooted in a long history of exchanges and enjoy solid bond of interests. Since last year, the two sides have joined hands to carry out international cooperation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and have achieved positive progress in key cooperation projects. China is willing to work with Italy to promote cooperation in such fields […] More

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    Abu Dhabi continues to implement plans to protect Al Wathba Fossil Dunes

    ABU DHABI – The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) continues to implement a comprehensive plan to develop and protect Al Wathba Fossil Dunes, which includes developing the site’s infrastructure, services and tourism facilities and work to declare the site as a natural reserve to protect the emirate’s natural heritage and encourage eco-tourism. Fossil dunes are outcrops of lightly cemented, cross-bedded dune sands, formed by the precipitation of calcium carbonate and other salts from ground water during the glacial period. The formations in the Al Wathba area derive their shape from the interaction between wind force and sediment supply. Dr. […] More

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    Traders Demand To Reopen Wedding Halls,hotels – UrduPoint

    Fahad Shabbir (@FahadShabbir) 5 hours ago Tue 18th May 2021 | 05:20 PM RAWALPINDI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 18th May, 2021 ) :Trade bodies of the city on Tuesday have demanded the government to allow permission for the reopening of hotels, restaurants and wedding halls under the strict standard operating procedure and precautionary measures. President Markazi Anjuman Tajran Punjab, Sharjeel Mir while talking to APP said that as the government has permitted businesses to work “why govt banned other businesses associated with the tourism sector to operate, he questioned. Lauding the role of administration for controlling COVID-19 spread […] More

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    Saudis Flock to Airports after Travel Curbs Are Eased

    Thousands of Saudis traveled outside the Kingdom on Monday nearly 16 months after flights were suspended over the novel coronavirus pandemic. Saudi nationals who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot a minimum two weeks prior to travel, those who have recovered from the coronavirus disease within the last six months, and those under 18 are allowed to travel for the first time since March 2020. Authorities said on Sunday more than 11.5 million vaccines had been administered in the Kingdom so far. Local reports said that Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Indonesia, Georgia and Ukraine are the […] More

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