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    What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise

    The post What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly irreversibly altered the landscape of travel industry with countries and destinations continuing to grapple with the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the world continues its struggle against the pandemic, there have been attempts to restore normalcy by governments and industries looking to reemerge from the debilitating crisis. As it stands, the travel industry is experiencing a gradual recovery (albeit in stages) and many are hoping that the arrival of summer 2021 will offer a strong boost.…

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    Bon vivant rejoice! 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism unveils new dates

    The post Bon vivant rejoice! 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism unveils new dates appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Held under the theme ‘Gastronomy Tourism: Promoting Rural Tourism and Regional Development’, the Forum will take place 31 October – 2 November 2021 in Bruges, Belgium. The event will focus on the contribution of gastronomy tourism to social and economic integration. It will also highlight its untapped potential for job creation, regional cohesion and sustainable growth. Building on UNWTO’s work on advancing innovation across the tourism sector, the Forum also represents a unique opportunity for experts from across the growing field of gastronomy tourism to share…

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    India Tourism Mart to be held virtually on 18-20 February

    The post India Tourism Mart to be held virtually on 18-20 February appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In a first, the India Tourism Mart 2021 will be held on a virtual platform with buyer-seller meetings slated from 18-20 February, the Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) has said. FAITH is the policy federation of all national associations representing the tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India. The first such buyer-seller meet undertaken by FAITH in 2015 was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Christened ‘Tourism Mart’ in 2018, the event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and has emerged as a highly…

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    Israel tourism board proposes mid-2021 reopening

    The post Israel tourism board proposes mid-2021 reopening appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Israel Ministry of Tourism has prepared a work plan for bringing back tourists in the middle of 2021. The plan includes adaptation to the corona era in all areas covered by the ministry’s activities – marketing, infrastructure and the tourist experience. The year 2020, which began with optimism for another record-breaking year for incoming tourist arrivals to Israel and a continuation of the momentum of record highs in recent years, ended with the skies closed and a ban on incoming tourists, for the first time in Israel. This year, about 850,000 tourists…

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    Madhya Pradesh inks pact with Kerala to adopt its ‘responsible tourism’ model

    The post Madhya Pradesh inks pact with Kerala to adopt its ‘responsible tourism’ model appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Taking a cue from Kerala’s successful responsible tourism (RT) mission, Madhya Pradesh government has expressed interest to implement the model, aimed at development of village and local communities, eradicating poverty and giving emphasis to women empowerment. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed between the two states in this connection on 13 January, the Kerala Tourism Department said. A 13-member high-level delegation led by Madhya Pradesh tourism minister Usha Thakur will arrive in Kerala on January 12 and undertake a seven-day tour of various places to…