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    Look what’s reopening in Goa as tourist destination this March: Aguada Jail

    The post Look what’s reopening in Goa as tourist destination this March: Aguada Jail appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The former Central Jail Aguada is soon to reopen as a heritage tourist destination from March 2021 as Goa government has nearly completed the renovation of the Portuguese-era structure. The structure is undergoing a facelift under a Central scheme. Chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant held a meeting with tourism officials with ports minister Michael Lobo, freedom fighters, historians and officials of ASI as well as State Archaeology Department regarding the project. “The stakeholders have given their suggestions which will be incorporated. 90% of the work at Aguada…

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    Thailand Adds New Tourist Fee Despite Massive Decline

    The post Thailand Adds New Tourist Fee Despite Massive Decline appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Thailand is attempting extremely hard to reboot tourism however so far it hasn’t quite worked, particularly with the recent rice in Covid-19 transmission cases after 6 months of zero transmission of the virus. Some of you may remember my story on the lengthy 31 steps process to obtain a visa, and 90 days of pre-paid accommodation also required were a bit demotivating for some. Then it became a little creative with the Tinder partnership, and with few exceptions, has continued to be a struggle, despite the relaxing of international visa requirements.…

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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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    Maldives revises tourist arrivals to 1.5 million in 2021

    The post Maldives revises tourist arrivals to 1.5 million in 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Maldivian government has revised tourism arrival projections from 1 million to 1.5 million in 2021 due to the island nation’s early Covid-19 vaccination programme, the tourism minister said. Speaking in Parliament, minister of tourism Abdulla Mausoom said the inoculation programme could help boost the tourism sector. Mausoom said that efforts were made to develop tourist facilities in the north and south of the country, including two new resorts in the island of Addu and the beginning of chartered flights to the Gan International Airport. The Maldives has allowed 614…

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    Jerusalem illuminates iconic landmarks in first major tourist project for 2021 for post-Covid travellers

    The post Jerusalem illuminates iconic landmarks in first major tourist project for 2021 for post-Covid travellers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. From 21 February-3 March, Jerusalem will bring back the light to the capital with a breath-taking and exciting project entitled Jerusalem – Follow the Lights. Dozens of iconic landmarks will be illuminated and transformed into work of arts, offering new perspectives never seen before and an interactive experience for people around the world. The project – available in a virtual format as well – restores light into these difficult COVID times, after months at home, in isolation and lockdowns. Jerusalem is preparing to welcome back…