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    Kenya bets big on Indian market in 2021

    The post Kenya bets big on Indian market in 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Kenya is welcoming Indian tourists into the destination to sample the unique Kenyan tourism products in 2021. As a key source market, Kenya is banking on India to boost its international tourism numbers during the year. Official statistics from the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife indicate that Kenya registered a total of 122,649 travellers from the Indian market in 2019. In 2020, statistics for the period between January to October, the total number of tourist arrivals into Kenya from India was 25,251. The decline is attributed to the travel restrictions imposed…

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    Italy says no to big cruise ships in Venice…about time!

    The post Italy says no to big cruise ships in Venice…about time! appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Finally, after years of debate, under the new government of Mario Draghi, the Italian parliament has approved a ban on large cruise ships entering the historic centre of Venice. Personally, I have always thought that letting large cruise ships inside the canal was a huge degradation for Venice without mentioning the damage that it was causing. A new decree enacted 31 March 2021, prohibits passenger ships over 40,000 tons and container ships from passing close to Venice’s historic centre. Italy’s culture minister said that the decision came in response…

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    Alphonse, Seychelles: A small island that is big on sustainability and ecotourism

    The post Alphonse, Seychelles: A small island that is big on sustainability and ecotourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Alphonse Island, a part of the Blue Safari Seychelles, is leading the way for sustainable travel in the outer islands of Seychelles. Considered one of the most pristine and untouched Eden’s of the world, Alphonse Island has implemented an array of environmentally responsible procedures that preserve the island’s delicate ecosystem whilst educating guests regarding the importance of global sustainability practices. Located 400km southwest from the mainland of Mahé, Alphonse Island offers an array of immersive experiences that are enriching, and some cannot be encountered anywhere else in…

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    Maldives Notches Small and Big Wins in Its Reopening Act – Skift

    Maldives tourism has been limping to recovery since the destination reopened on July 15, but resorts say there is good reason to expect a sprint rather than a hobble in the fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter 2021. This is despite an AFP report last Wednesday, “Maldives tightens tourist virus rules after spike in cases,” which is making its rounds and may dampen consumer confidence to visit. The tightened rules are that from September 10, tourists must present a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival, a condition that was removed at reopening, along with testing on arrival. The report linked the change to official saying 29 local staff and…

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    ‘Slow travel’ could be the next big tourism trend

    The post ‘Slow travel’ could be the next big tourism trend appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Pent-up demand for immersive travel experiences with no set time limit could help ‘slow travel’ become the next big tourism trend. With tourists opting for longer stays due to many being able to work remotely, and sustainability featuring more heavily in travel decisions, it is clear that slow travel could be a global phenomenon in the next few years, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Slow travel mainly refers to the speed of which a trip is taken, where travelers take a train through Europe instead of flying,…