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    Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand fall to decade low

    The post Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand fall to decade low appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) into Thailand plunged to the lowest level in at least 12 years after the country closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak, with resurgence in infections now undermining efforts to reopen the industry. Tourist arrivals slumped to 6.7 million in 2020 from 39.9 million a year earlier, data from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports showed. This is the lowest number of visitors since at least 2008, according to the ministry data. Arrivals in December totalled 6,556, compared with 3.95 million during the same period…

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    Brits urged to avoid foreign travel and ‘holiday in UK’

    The post Brits urged to avoid foreign travel and ‘holiday in UK’ appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Environment Secretary, George Eustice has dashed hopes for Brits wanting to go on foreign holidays as they have been told to avoid travel and stick to the UK. Eusitce said: “Our advice all along has been don’t travel. People should holiday at home this year and not travel abroad unless absolutely necessary.” He encouraged Britons to visit the ‘great places’ that exist in the UK instead. He added that people must be aware of the risks in travelling outside of the UK at present, demonstrated by holiday hotspot…

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    Saudi Arabian tourism boosted by domestic demand, gears up to welcome foreign travellers

    The post Saudi Arabian tourism boosted by domestic demand, gears up to welcome foreign travellers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As Saudi Arabia forges ahead with Vision 2030, with tourism earmarked as a key economic driver, tourism and travel leaders from the country convened at the ATM 2021 Saudi Arabia Tourism Summit to discuss the strategy’s positive repercussions for the country, its people, investors and millions of global travellers. Addressing a capacity crowd at the in-person ATM 2021, the region’s largest travel and tourism showcase, were Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO of Saudi Tourism Authority, Majed Alnefaie, acting CEO of Seera, Captain Ibrahim Koshy, CEO of Saudi Arabian…

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    Brits accumulate six billion hours of annual leave and GBP867m in foreign currency

    The post Brits accumulate six billion hours of annual leave and GBP867m in foreign currency appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As locked-down Brits bunkered down at home and worked their way through lockdown, people have amassed time off and money that they could use now that international travel restarts. According to a research conducted by Holiday Extras, the working population has accumulated over six billion hours of annual leave one year into the pandemic as they waited for travel to resume. The research found out that workers have banked an average of 10 days of annual leave. 45% of those polled have earned at least a…