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    2020 worst year for tourism, says UNWTO

    The post 2020 worst year for tourism, says UNWTO appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74 per cent when compared to 2019 according to the latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Destinations worldwide welcomed one billion fewer international arrivals in 2020 than in the previous year, due to an unprecedented fall in demand and widespread travel restrictions. This compares with the four per cent decline recorded during the 2009 global economic crisis. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, the collapse in international travel represents an estimated…

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    Queensland to Reopen Border for New South Wales

    The post Queensland to Reopen Border for New South Wales appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced this morning that the state will open its border with NSW on the 1st of February. Ms. Palaszczuk applauded NSW’s ability to stem the December outbreak as the state recorded its 11th day in a row with no community transmission. “Credit to New South Wales” Palaszczuk said at this morning’s Today show on channel 9 when she made the announcement. “Our Chief Health Officer was delighted last night when she briefed me, and I think it’s great news.” The announcement means Greater Sydney will no longer…

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    World’s Coolest Winter! How UAE’s domestic tourism campaign creates USD 272 million revenue in a month

    The post World’s Coolest Winter! How UAE’s domestic tourism campaign creates USD 272 million revenue in a month appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UAE’s inaugural domestic tourism campaign, World’s Coolest Winter, attracted 950,000 tourists from across the country, reportedly driving AED 1 billion (USD 272.2 million) of revenue into the hospitality sector within one month, said a report. The 45-day campaign was launched on December 12, 2020 and concluded on January 25, 2021, as part of the new UAE Strategy for Domestic Tourism, to encourage residents and citizens to explore the country’s hidden gems and promoted the features that distinguish each of the seven emirates,…

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    Singapore Airlines to begin Boeing 737-800 operations from March with Phuket route

    The post Singapore Airlines to begin Boeing 737-800 operations from March with Phuket route appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Singapore Airlines (SIA) will operate Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft on flights to Phuket from 4 March 2021, offering customers greater consistency in product and service across the SIA Group’s premium network as part of SilkAir’s integration with the parent airline. More SilkAir routes will be progressively transferred as nine 737-800 NG join the SIA fleet. This would also allow SIA to operate the aircraft to points within its current network, starting with Brunei in March 2021[2]. The full integration of SilkAir into Singapore Airlines is scheduled for…

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    The UK Requires Travellers from High-Risk Countries to Quarantine

    The post The UK Requires Travellers from High-Risk Countries to Quarantine appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UK will now require arriving travellers from high-risk countries to undergo their mandatory 10-day quarantine in a government-supervised hotel. All arrivals coming from high-risk destinations — including U.K. citizens — will be required to undergo their 10-day quarantine in a hotel. The cost of the hotel stay will fall on the arriving passenger. Surprisingly the US is not considered “high-risk country, however much of South America, South Africa and Portugal are among the regions that must quarantine. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new measure on Wednesday. The U.K.…