Dubai Miracle Garden to open its doors for visitors on Nov.1

Dubai Miracle Garden is all set to open its doors for visitors from Nov.1 as it returns for its ninth season. The park will follow stringent health and safety protocols to ensure safety for all the visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 150 million flowers of more than 120 varieties, includ

AlUla Launches a Series of Touristic Activities

AlUla has officially introduced a host of new services, offering visitors the opportunity to experience life as it had been centuries ago, accompanied by various contemporary entertainment activities and other initiatives that will be rolled out over the next few months. The Royal Commission for

Peru's Machu Picchu Reopening Sunday after Pandemic Closure

Except workers repairing roads and signs, Peru's majestic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu is eerily empty ahead of its reopening Sunday after seven months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The long closure of Peru's No. 1 tourist draw, which has hammered the local economy, marks the secon

Dubai to reopen top tourist attractions, plans to enhance visitor experience

As key players in Dubai’s travel and hospitality sectors accelerate efforts to revitalise the tourism industry, several top attractions have opened their doors again to provide diverse experiences to UAE residents and tourists, further enhancing the city’s position as a year-round must

Thailand Admits First Foreign Tourists in 7 Months

Thailand’s tourist industry on Tuesday took a modest step toward reviving its coronavirus-battered fortunes by welcoming 39 visitors who flew in from Shanghai, the first such arrivals since regular travelers were banned from entry almost seven months ago. The visitors who arrived at Bangkok

AlUla Heritage Sites Reopen to Public End of October

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has confirmed that the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, the ancient kingdom of Dadan and the canyons of Jabal Ikmah will be the first sites to re-open to the public, having been largely closed off to visitors in the past period. The RCU announced that


Winter has officially arrived in the UK, which means getting up and going home in the dark, usually in the pelting rain, no winter coat on earth a match for the season’s creeping damp. It’s almost NHS-prescribed, then, that you go on holiday if you’re to survive until the sunligh

"Bridge of Forgetting" is a major Canadian tourist attraction

The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver takes you to serenity in the rainforests on the west coast of Canada, as it crosses one of the most important sources of drinkable fresh water. Capilano's nickname is the bridge of oblivion because walking on it and enjoying its exciting sights and the

UNWTO Launches AlUla Framework for Community Development

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched the “AlUla Framework for Inclusive Community Development Through Tourism”, with a set of transformative tourism practices sustaining livelihoods in local communities. Tourism Ministers of the G20 nations have committed to stepping up

Number of Tourists Visiting Spain in August Fell 76% on Year

Much-needed revenues from foreign tourists collapsed in Spain this year as the coronavirus pandemic pushed many holiday makers to stay at home, further weighing down the euro zone’s fourth largest economy. International tourist arrivals to Spain fell 76% year-on-year in August, official dat

Soaking up the fun on a Greek hot springs road trip

Steam rises from the streets ahead of me — it’s as if the flat-roofed houses are on fire. I breathe in the hot, humid air, choking on the rotten egg and old sock stink, as a tortoise the size of a small terrier waddles across my path. Is this a vision from hell? No, it’s my firs

Tunisia’s tourism industry hit hard by coronavirus pandemic

Tunisia’s tourism industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and is expected to decline further before 2020 ends. Tourist activity has shrunk by 60 percent, the country’s tourism minister Habib Ammar said, and that figure could reach 70 percent to reflect the World Touris

Pandemic Wrecks Tourism Season in Santa's Hometown

Thousands of travelers fly every year to visit the real Santa's grotto in the Finnish Lapland, but the coronavirus pandemic is expected to wreck the season this year, which worries those who work in the tourism sector in the region."Now we've had one or two bookings a week, and mostly we're just d

India's Taj Mahal Gets First Visitors Even as Coronavirus Infections Climb

India reopened its famed monument to love, the Taj Mahal, with the first visitors trickling in on Monday, as authorities reported 86,961 new coronavirus infections, with no signs of a peak yet. A Chinese national and a visitor from Delhi were among the first to step into the white marble tomb bui

World's biggest cruise ship takes to the ocean despite coronavirus delays

The vessel that is set to become the world's largest cruise ship has been floated out in France as construction continues on the 72-metre-high vessel. Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas was tugged into port by seven boats on Saturday at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France's Saint-N

Egyptian tourism to return after five-month hiatus

Egypt is set to resume cultural tourism on Sept. 1 after a five-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The decision, issued by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, will involve strict adherence to precautionary measures against coronavirus. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

UN: Global tourism lost $320b in 5 months from virus

The tourism global industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with $320 billion lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs at risk, the UN chief said Tuesday.Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a policy briefing and video address that

UN urges governments to safely restart tourism to protect businesses and jobs

Governments must implement solutions to safely reopen their tourism industries to protect businesses and the livelihoods of workers dependent on the sector, the United Nations said. The UN World Tourism Organisation called for international co-ordination among countries on measures to re-start tr

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