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    Thailand’s tourism minister proposes golf quarantine to boost travel

    The post Thailand’s tourism minister proposes golf quarantine to boost travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Thailand’s tourism minister said he had proposed a plan to allow foreigners to quarantine in some of the country’s many golf resorts to boost the ailing tourism sector during the coronavirus pandemic. “We are discussing with the Public Health Ministry and the country’s coronavirus taskforce to offer hotel and golf quarantine for tourists with medical certificates,” minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn said. Foreign tourists would be able to spend the two-week quarantine period at a specified resort and move around in the hotel area and also play golf, he said, rather than…

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    Kerala’s tourism minister launches Travancore Heritage Project

    The post Kerala’s tourism minister launches Travancore Heritage Project appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. God’s Own Country now has a new attraction. In a major tourism initiative in the state, Kerala has launched work on the Travancore Heritage Project to conserve and showcase the cultural richness and tangible legacy of the erstwhile Travancore kingdom and make the visit to the state capital and its surroundings a more riveting experience. Inaugurating the work, state tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran said Kerala Tourism is making a major stride by presenting before the world the heritage and legacy of Travancore. The project is conceived in such a way that it…

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    Thai minister wants earlier reopening date and no quarantine with one condition

    The post Thai minister wants earlier reopening date and no quarantine with one condition appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. While Thailand’s COVID task force is considering easing or eradicating the mandatory quarantine for foreign travellers by October, Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn suggested an earlier reopening date in July given that the province has achieved herd immunity. Speaking at a meeting with tourism representatives, Ratchakitprakarn stressed that the key to early reopening is vaccinating at least 70% of the population in three provinces. These three provinces are Phuket, Phang-Nga and Krabi, which are heavily reliant on tourism and is responsible for bringing 20% of…

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    NSW Premier calls health minister border claims “rubbish.”

    The post NSW Premier calls health minister border claims “rubbish.” appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has derided the federal health minister’s warning that mass vaccination won’t lead to the borders opening as “the biggest load of rubbish I ever heard”. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt cautioned last Tuesday that international borders could stay closed even if the whole country were vaccinated. “That’s the biggest load of rubbish I ever heard,” Ms Berejiklian told reporters on Tuesday. “The vaccination program will change our lives. The vaccination program will allow us to live with COVID in a better way,” she said. Asked if she…