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    COVID-19 pandemic costs the tourism industry USD 935bn

    The post COVID-19 pandemic costs the tourism industry USD 935bn appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Official-esta.com has looked into the biggest revenue loss and the highest percentage of GDP lost per country to reveal which countries have been financially impacted the most by the loss of tourism caused by COVID-19. Travel and tourism is one of the main industries to be gravely affected by COVID-19, leaving many countries with no choice but to close their borders to tourists for months due to the global pandemic outbreak. As a result of these travel bans, huge numbers of flights and holidays were cancelled throughout 2020, leaving world tourism…

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    Comedian shocked to find his Qantas ticket costs $1 billion!

    The post Comedian shocked to find his Qantas ticket costs $1 billion! appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Comedian Dave O’Neil got the shock of his life when he bought a Qantas ticket ‘with extra leg room’ for a Melbourne to Perth flight, and the price came up as AUD1 billion.  The comedian shared a picture of his online booking, with a total cost of AUD 987,999,999.00.  The staggering amount was put down to an online booking glitch.  Dave O’Neil took to Twitter to share the outrageous price on his ticket with ‘extra leg room’. The Australian funny man shared the extraordinary bill with his Twitter followers.…

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    Waldorf Astoria’s new Maldives private island costs $80,000 per night

    (CNN) — For those with the means, a private island in a tropical destination is the ultimate place to isolate from the global pandemic. Among the destinations most well-equipped to capitalize on this desire is the Maldives, which is made up of 1,200 small islands. Though the majority of the Maldives’ resorts are already relatively private, with one property per island, there are a few options for travelers looking to take things to the next level. The latest comes courtesy of the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort, which this week officially opened “Ithaafushi — The Private Island”. Spread over 32,000 square meters, it’s being marketed as the largest private island…

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    This new Maldives private island costs Rs 58 lakh per night

    Ever since travel restrictions implemented to tackle the outbreak of novel coronavirus were lifted, Maldives has become the favourite destination for travellers. And why not, the island country holds several options including, the luxuries of a private island. Though most of the resorts on the island are relatively private, its newest luxury island is grabbing the attention of travellers. It is the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort’s Ithaafushi – The Private Island that opened this week. USD 80,000 FOR A PRIVATE ISLAND The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi’s Private Island includes a three-bedroom beach villa, two-bedroom overwater villa, four-bedroom residence, five swimming pools and a private entertainment clubhouse. The island also…

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    Stranded in paradise: Indian tourists with Covid-19 exposure stare at huge costs, extended stays in Maldives

    Dimple Vaishav was booked for a honeymoon in paradise. But their Maldives vacation quickly turned into an ordeal when Vaishav’s husband tested positive for coronavirus soon after they landed in the island-nation in February this year. In a series of tweets tagging various Indian government handles, Vaishav said that the two had been quarantined at the resort, and were being charged for two rooms which they couldn’t afford anymore. In another tweet, she sought quarantine in India as their hotel bill was about Rs. 5 lakh for the 14 days. Vaishnav deleted her tweets and stopped responding to press requests. Photo credit: Screenshots Shortly after she tweeted, Vaishnav found herself…