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bangkokpost.com - Bangkok Post Public Company Limited - Covid a chance to realign tourism industry
Covid a chance to realign tourism industry
Bangkok Post

published: 18 Jan 2021 at 12:30 Tourism is probably the industry hit hardest by the pandemic, which is bad news for countries like Thailand. Prior to the outbreak, the tourism industry accounted for as much as one-fifth of the economy, but it has…

theguardian.com - Guardian staff reporter - Sustainable tourism key to Cumbria's new carbon neutral plan
Sustainable tourism key to Cumbria's new carbon neutral plan
The Guardian

Across Cumbria local communities, businesses and grassroots organisations are being mobilised to map out ways that they hope will help it become the UK's first carbon-neutral county. The county has targeted 2037 to decarbonise, an ambition…

nytimes.com - Ceylan Yeginsu - Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic
Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic
The New York Times

On a cold February morning last year, as she lay curled up in a fetal position on her kitchen floor, Melissa Jackson called her manager at a New Jersey beauty salon to ask for some unpaid time off. It was the sixth consecutive week that the…

reuters.com - Arriana McLymore - Q&A: Davis Wright's Lafayette Greenfield on the future of telecoms, 5G and space tourism
Q&A: Davis Wright's Lafayette Greenfield on the future of telecoms, 5G and space tourism
Reuters

U.S. telecommunications companies are close to wrapping up their participation in an expensive, weeks-long Federal Communications Commission auction that will determine which phone carriers and internet providers can boast the fastest services over…

jpost.com - By  MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE - Jerusalem, Dubai, Barcelona look to travel tech to save tourism industry
Jerusalem, Dubai, Barcelona look to travel tech to save tourism industry
The Jerusalem Post

What will the world of travel look like after COVID-19? As much of the globe continues to battle a deadly virus that has all but brought tourism to a standstill, several cities have banded together in order to find technological solutions to revive…

smh.com.au - David Crowe - Domestic travellers can't make up for lost international dollars: Tourism industry
Domestic travellers can't make up for lost international dollars: Tourism industry
The Sydney Morning Herald

The federal government is counting on a boost in domestic tourism to help the economy ride out an extended ban on overseas travel, which it says will be one of the last things to change while the pandemic continues. Prime Minister Scott Morrison…

telegraph.co.uk - Heather Richardson - Covid is threatening Africa's gorilla trekking industry - but responsible tourism could be the cure
Covid is threatening Africa's gorilla trekking industry - but responsible tourism could be the cure
The Telegraph

Primatologists have always thought it safe to assume gorillas could catch SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes Covid-19 – and their suspicion was finally confirmed this month. When two western lowland gorillas at San Diego Zoo Safari…

businessinsider.com.au - David Adams - We won't have much of a tourism industry left': Tourism boss calls for JobKeeper extension as borders stay shut
We won't have much of a tourism industry left': Tourism boss calls for JobKeeper extension as borders stay shut
Business Insider

John Crux Photography/Getty Images The head of Australia's peak tourism industry body has called for an extension to the JobKeeper subsidy to counteract the continuing financial strain caused by international and domestic border closures. Tourism…

pattayamail.com - Thailand's Tourism Industry and Coronavirus 2021
Thailand's Tourism Industry and Coronavirus 2021
Pattaya Mail

Bangkok – Thailand's Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine this week for emergency use in the country. Two private hospitals are also ordering millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines…

heraldtribune.com - Virginia Haley, Sarasota Herald-Tribune - INDICATORS: CARES Act allocation to tourism industry carries our community forward
INDICATORS: CARES Act allocation to tourism industry carries our community forward
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

While Sarasota County's tourism seems to be doing better than expected, the reality is it remains a deeply troubled industry. The current pattern of higher tourism on the weekends and then low tourism during the week, negatively impacts the ability…

3aw.com.au - 'We're in serious trouble': Tourism industry pleads for government support
'We're in serious trouble': Tourism industry pleads for government support
3AW

The tourism industry is pleading for the federal and state governments to step in and offer support to their industry with the likelihood that international travel will continue to be impacted in 2021. Tourism operators want JobKeeper-style…

9news.com.au - Richard Wood  - Warning tourism industry recovery needs more government support
Warning tourism industry recovery needs more government support
9News

There are calls for more Federal Government support for the tourism industry amid predictions travel is not expected to return to pre-pandemic levels until after a vaccine is rolled out across Australia. Health Department Secretary Brendan Murphy…

thephuketnews.com - The Phuket News Com - Business News: Thailand's tourism industry and coronavirus 2021
Business News: Thailand's tourism industry and coronavirus 2021
Phuket News

Two private hospitals are also ordering millions of doses of coronavirus vaccines ahead of this regulatory approval. This is in addition to the government's order of 63 million doses from two main sources as Thailand rushes to implement…

talkbusiness.net - Tina Alvey Dale - 2020 'a year unlike any other' for Arkansas' travel and tourism industry
2020 'a year unlike any other' for Arkansas' travel and tourism industry
Talk Business & Politics

One thing is for certain, 2020 was a year like no other. That was especially true in Arkansas' tourism industry, which was the hardest hit of any state economic sector largely because of mandated closures and occupancy restrictions resulting from…

hurriyetdailynews.com - Turkey's Muğla region tourism hotspot for Brits - Latest News
Turkey's Muğla region tourism hotspot for Brits - Latest News
Hürriyet Daily News

Muğla, a Turkish summer resort region on the Mediterranean, remained a hotspot for British tourists despite the pandemic. The region contains some of Turkey 's best-known resorts such as Marmaris, Bodrum, Dalaman, Köyceğiz, and…

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