Benidorm tourism destroyed by UK quarantine rules as just 17 of 140 hotels remain open

JUST 17 of Benidorm’s hotels out of 140 are to remain open as the tourism industry is destroyed by the UK quarantine restriction.

The popular holiday hotspot relies on British tourists, who have deserted the resort.

Just 12 per cent of Benidorm's hotels are still open as Brits desert the resort

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Just 12 per cent of Benidorm’s hotels are still open as Brits desert the resortCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Benidorm is still pressing for a safe air corridor to be set up

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Central Otago ‘road trip’ added to national tourism map

The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will add the new Central Otago Touring Route to its drive tourism map.

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The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will add the new Central Otago Touring Route to its drive tourism map.

A nationally-recognised 336-kilometre “road trip” through Central Otago will make it easier for Kiwis explore their own backyard.

The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has approved a Central Otago Touring Route through Central Otago when travelling from Dunedin to Queenstown or vice versa. The route goes via Middlemarch, Ranfurly, Alexandra,

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Budget cut an important first step for tourism firms to survive winter

Without over-dramatising it, the budget was the most important day in the history of Ireland’s proud tourism industry. Budget 2021 at home and an international travel agreement at the European level were both hugely important to thousands of businesses and tens of thousands of jobs.

The good news is that Ireland, along with the rest of the EU member states, signed up to a common framework that should in time,

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Decatur tourism: Virus drops lodging tax collections 16% | Decatur

The lodging tax that supports Decatur-Morgan County Tourism was down 16% as fiscal 2020 neared its end and was still recovering from larger declines caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.

Decatur CFO John Andrzejewski said the city collected $1.17 million through Aug. 31 from the 7% lodging tax compared to $1.40 million at the same point last year.

Tourism receives 64.3% of these revenues so its share was down

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How Southern cities are adapting tourism in the time of COVID-19

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Asheville is encouraging visitors to observe COVID-19 precautions and take advantage of the area’s opportunities for socially distanced activities in the outdoors. (Photo: Courtesy Explore Asheville)

Explore Asheville, the North Carolina town’s tourism promotion organization, decided in June that it was time to entice tourists back. But they were cautious. They focused the ad campaign on potential visitors who lived within 100 miles, close enough to drive. They used

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Tourism dept cuts down Puja tour packages to 3

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Kolkata: Amid the pandemic the state Tourism department has drastically cut down its Puja tour packages this year.
There will be only three packages and visitors will be taken on a day tour of the different well-known community Pujas in the city.
The second package titled Uttara will take puja revelers to a number of puja pandals in North Kolkata likeCollege Square, Md.
Last

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TENNESSEE TOURISM LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN “FOR THE LOVE” OF SAFE TRAVEL

Singer-Songwriters Drew and Ellie Holcomb Showcase Safety and Write New Music on Epic 1600-Mile Tennessee Road Trip for Web Series Launching October 21

Pictured left to right: Ellie, Rivers, Huck, Emmylou and Drew Holcomb. 

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Pictured left to right: Ellie, Rivers, Huck, Emmylou and Drew Holcomb. Photo Credit: Katie Kauss
Pictured left to right: Ellie, Rivers, Huck, Emmylou and Drew Holcomb. Photo Credit: Katie Kauss

NASHVILLE, Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development kicks off its busiest

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World Tourism Day 2020: TV stars reveal what they have learnt from their travelling sojourns

Travelling — exploring the world, seeing the expansive vistas and experiencing various cultures that the world has to offer — is said to help people broaden their horizons. While 2020 may have cut short travel plans, things are slowly picking up. On World Tourism Day, TV actors tell us how travelling has enabled them to evolve and had a positive impact in their lives. Read on…

Amrapali Gupta, who has

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6 essential SEO tips for tourism businesses

Whether you run a guest house, a game farm, an eatery, an adventure attraction or a transport service, the national lockdown has probably been hard on your tourism or travel business. As the country’s lockdown restrictions ease to level 1, you are no doubt looking forward to being able to welcome guests back to your destination.

Just ask one of our customers, Vinolia Masera, founder of travel and leisure portal,
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To encourage local tourism, hotels launch attractive packages

Kathmandu, Oct. 9 — From the third week of March 22 to mid-July, Rupakot Resort in Lekhnath, Kaski, wore a deserted look. The resort’s 42 rooms were empty, and there were no diners at the restaurant, which offers gorgeous views of the beautiful Begnas and Rupa Lakes against the Annapurna Range.

During the roughly four months when the nation-wide lockdown was at its strictest, hotels across the country, like Rupakot,

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‘Pandemic pampering’ has become the latest trend in tourism for people seeking a safe, luxury escape



a person sitting on a bench: Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, California has launched socially distanced Pilates and yoga classes during the pandemic. Hotel Figueroa


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Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, California has launched socially distanced Pilates and yoga classes during the pandemic. Hotel Figueroa

  • Many people in the US are looking closer to home for vacations this year to avoid lengthy travel during the pandemic.
  • Resorts and hotels are cashing in on guests’ restlessness from being stuck at home and desire for a safe escape by launching socially distanced and
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Skyview Patnitop reopens, to boost adventure tourism in Jammu & Kashmir

India, Oct. 9 — According to many experts, if you have to travel, pursuing outdoor adventure is one of the relatively safe options in the COVID-19 situation.

And with the opening of the Skyview Patnitop by Empyrean, the recently launched hospitality venture of Empyrean Skyview Private Limited (ESPPL), you can engage in some adventure sports in the scenic mountains of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Skyview Patnitop, an

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States need to synchronise border polices for domestic travel: Tourism Association

In a bid to fast track revival of the domestic tourism market, all States (except containment zones) have to synchronise their border policies to enable Indians to travel freely, according to the Tourism Association.

The Board and the Presidents and 10 associations of Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism and Hospitality (FAITH) held a virtual press meet to address the issues that Hospitality and Travel industry is facing owing to

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Thailand offers new extended-stay visas for Hong Kong, Macau, but quarantine leaves tourism sector’s travel bubble dreams on hold



a group of people with luggage at an airport: Tourists walk through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport before Covid-19 put a freeze on most international travel. Photo: AFP


Tourists walk through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport before Covid-19 put a freeze on most international travel. Photo: AFP

Thailand’s consulate in Hong Kong has launched a visa programme that will allow residents from the city and Macau to stay in the country for up to nine months, though a mandatory 14-day quarantine means the offer is unlikely to move the dial on travel, a tourism sector lawmaker has said.

The Tourism

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Japan Airlines aims for discount network to capture post-coronavirus tourism

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TOKYO, Oct 7 (Reuters)Japan Airlines 9201.T wants to create a low-cost carrier network with three of its discount carriers to tap leisure travel that, unlike business travel, could rebound as the coronavirus wanes, the company president said on Wednesday.

“Aviation won’t return to what it was before and business travel demand could even shrink further. One of our targets is tourism,” Yuji Akasaka told

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What’s in it for tourism industry

Australia’s decimated tourism industry will be encouraged to switch focus to domestic visitors hungry for a holiday after months in lockdown.

In a move that suggests the government will take a cautious approach to opening up the borders to international visitors, Tourism Minister Simon Bermingham said new funding in the Budget was aimed at encouraging Aussies to visit tourist attractions in our own backyard, and pour local dollars into our

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TurboRes is Helping Rebuild Travel & Tourism With New Website

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TurboRes, a trendsetting platform in the hospitality industry has launched a new website to prepare for increased travel in the coming months. The new website is designed to help businesses seamlessly book travel for their employees. It also helps hotels and restaurants

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Tourism Malaysia director urges red zone tour operators to stay resilient

MERSING (Oct 5): Tour operators in COVID-19 red zone areas must remain resilient and prepare interesting packages to attract visitors as soon as their areas are free from the pandemic.

Tourism Malaysia Domestic and Events senior director Datuk Dr Ammar Abd Ghapar said this will help tour operators in keeping their business alive after the red zone improved into a green zone.

“Although in the red zones, they have to

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‘Eyewatering’ self-catering accommodation restrictions hit Perthshire sports tourism businesses

Restrictions on self catering accommodation in Scotland have had an “eyewatering” impact on rural tourism businesses, it has been claimed.

Businesses have hit back at the restrictions, saying they have had tens of thousands of pounds worth of cancellations within days of the announcement.

Since September 25, people from more than one household have not been allowed to stay in self-catered accommodation together while current restrictions on indoor private gatherings

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