Posts Tagged ‘tourism’

Gavin Newsom: California Taxpayers to Subsidize Abortion Tourism

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced plans Wednesday to spend an additional $57 million on abortions for uninsured, out-of-state residents who travel to the state to have abortions because of restrictions on abortion in their own states.

Hydro tourism to be developed in western Iran

Hydro tourism to be developed in western Iran – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN –The western province of Kordestan plans to boost its hydro tourism, the deputy provincial tourism chief has announced.  The water resources of the province offer a great opportunity to diversify Kordestan’s tourist attractions, Arman Vatandust said on Saturday, CHTN reported.  Dams and rivers across […]

Iran tourism loses $233m due to COVID restrictions

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Ground broken for tourism complex near UNESCO-registered tower 

Ground broken for tourism complex near UNESCO-registered tower  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Construction of a recreational and hospitality center officially began on Sunday in a ceremony held in Gonbad-e Kavus, which is home to a UNESCO-registered tower of the same name in northern Iran.  A total investment value of 70 billion rials (about $1.7 million […]

Offical suggests idea of buttressing food tourism

Offical suggests idea of buttressing food tourism – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Food accounts for one-third of tourist spending so it lays the ground to develop the food tourism market in Iran.  “Approximately one-third of tourists’ expenditure is paid on food, therefore, food is an essential part of tourism and a main source of revenue,” an […]

Kermanshah to generate tens of tourism jobs

TEHRAN – Nine tourism-related projects, which are planned to be carried out across the western province of Kermanshah are estimated to generate 135 jobs upon their completion, the provincial tourism chief has announced.  The projects will be implemented in the cities of Kermanshah, Javanrud, Harsin, and Islamabad-e-Gharb, Jabbar Gohari said on Tuesday.  A budget of […]

Tourism is returning to Syria which is great news for the people and the world

Nov 14, 2021, –by Eva K Bartlett The wonders of Damascus, Aleppo and Palmyra are finally opening up to the world again after a decade of Western funded war. Tourism is finally, slowly, beginning to return to Syria, from Jordan and further afield. Naturally, the governments that fueled terrorism in hopes of toppling Syria’s government are not […]

$142m invested in West Azarbaijan tourism

$142m invested in West Azarbaijan tourism – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Some six trillion rials ($142.8 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) has been invested in the tourism sector of West Azarbaijan, the provincial tourism chief has announced.  Across the province, 60 projects are currently underway, with a progress rate of […]

Private sector invests $523 m in North Khorasan’s tourism

TEHRAN – The private sector has invested 22 trillion rials (some $523 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) in the tourism sector of the northeastern province of North Khorasan during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21). This investment has been put into 12 ongoing […]

Palestine tourism revenue continues to fall 

Palestine’s tourism revenue has continued to fall due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials have confirmed. There was an estimated loss of $1.5 billion last year, they added on World Tourism Day. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities the impact of the pandemic on the tourism […]

Kerman added to Iran’s golden ‘triangle’ of tourism

Kerman added to Iran’s golden ‘triangle’ of tourism – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The ancient city of Kerman has been added to Iran’s golden ‘triangle’ of tourism, which was already embracing Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd, an official with the Planning and Budget Organization (PBO) said on Monday. “Comprised of Isfahan, Shiraz, and Yazd, the golden triangle […]

UNWTO invites all to celebrate World Tourism Day

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Tourism Organization has invited all member states, businesses, and individuals to celebrate the upcoming World Tourism Day in an intervention to support the virus-hit industry. “UNWTO invites its member states, as well as non-members, sister UN agencies, businesses, and individuals to celebrate tourism’s unique ability to ensure that nobody […]

Sluggish start to tourism season in Greece

In the historic centre of Athens, only a handful of visitors wander around. The streets are normally flooded with tourists, but earlier expectations for a dynamic comeback of Greek tourism have not been met. “Things change on a daily basis,” says Evgenios Vassilikos, the president of the Athens Hoteliers association. “On the one hand, there […]

Saudi Arabia to launch new airline in tourism drive 

Saudi Arabia is to launch a second national airline as part of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s Vision2030 strategy, which aims to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from dependency on oil. According to local media, the new flag carrier will make Saudi Arabia the 5th ranked airline globally in terms of air transit traffic. No […]

$3.3m paid to support tourism businesses in Hamedan

$3.3m paid to support tourism businesses in Hamedan – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The Iranian government has paid some 140 billion rials (some $3.3 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) in loans to the tourism businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Hamedan province. Throughout the west-central province, 170 units, engaged […]

First United Nations World Tourism Organisation regional office opens in Riyadh

The first United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) regional office has opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili, was joined by Saudi Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Al-Khateeb, and Princess Haifa Al-Saud, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Saudi Arabia, to inaugurate the hub that will co-ordinate initiatives across 13 countries in the Middle East. “It […]

Agritourism development high on agenda for Iran ministry of tourism  

Agritourism development high on agenda for Iran ministry of tourism   – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The development of agritourism is high on the agenda for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts, the deputy minister said on Thursday. The implementation of agricultural tourism projects and sustainable management in the realm of agritourism has provided […]

Dubai’s Arabian Travel Market marks the start of a tourism comeback

Dubai has hosted one of the first in-person travel industry events since the pandemic began. The Arabian Travel Market had over 11 000 attendees who were keen to highlight that the industry is ready to recover from the impact of COVID-19 as soon as borders reopen. In 2020, the size of the global travel and […]

Some $52.3m allocated to support tourism in Qom

TEHRAN – Some 2.2 trillion rials ($52.3 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) have been allocated to support tourism-related projects across Qom province. Of the figure, approximately 105 billion rials ($2.5 million) have been loaned to six tourism-related projects so far, provincial tourism chief Alireza Arjmandi said on Wednesday.  It […]

Australia Risks Become a ‘Lost Kingdom’ of the South Pacific: Tourism Sector

The tourism sector of Australia has decried the new Federal Budget for lacking a clear plan to open the international border, making it harder for the tourism and hospitality industries to survive. “It is vital for the Government to begin a staged opening as soon as possible, given the stimulus measures announced tonight,” John Hart, […]

Local authorities target tourism boost for enigmatic Karaftu caves, Zivieh hill

Local authorities target tourism boost for enigmatic Karaftu caves, Zivieh hill – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Local authorities hope to boost travel to the enigmatic Karaftu caves and the neighboring Zivieh archaeological hill when the tourism sector backs on track in the post-coronavirus era.  “Tourism infrastructure of the Zivieh ancient hill and Karaftu caves in the […]

Biden Extends COVID Ban on Cross-Border Tourism as Migrant Asylum Seekers Surge into U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security announced an extension to the travel limitations at land crossings along the Mexican and Canadian Borders. The Trump era ban has been in place since March 2020 and applies to non-essential travel such as day tourism and shopping. The ban has many border communities frustrated as it has directly impacted […]

Tourism ministry to monitor Noruz travels

TEHRAN –People who would go on a trip during the Noruz holidays, which begins on Saturday, will be strictly supervised by the committee of travel services coordination, the deputy tourism minister has said.  The committee, which includes members from the tourism and health ministries as well as the police personnel, will monitor the implementation of […]

Morocco hopes for Israeli tourism boost when flights resume

Morocco hopes its improved ties with Israel and centuries-old Jewish history will help it offset some of the tourist trade it has lost to the global pandemic by bringing a surge of Israeli visitors once flights restart next month. The two countries agreed in December to resume diplomatic ties and relaunch direct flights — part […]

Morocco hopes its Jewish history will boost Israeli tourism when flights resume

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Passover in Sinai? Government to formulate tourism plan within a week

Some Israelis may be allowed to spend the upcoming Passover, which celebrates the Jewish Exodus from Egypt, on vacation in the Sinai Peninsula. The government on Thursday approved a proposal by Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen to form a ministerial committee that will within a week formulate a plan to let a limited number of Israelis […]

Steps Iran must take to become leading player in medical tourism

As you are well aware, medical tourism is booming worldwide as about 20 to 24 million people are traveling for medical treatments annually. Factors such as increased care needs over longer lifespans, rising healthcare costs, and constant pressures on some insurance industries are reasons behind why some opt to travel abroad. Regarding price competitiveness, Iran […]

Iran to develop tourism infrastructure in Hendurabi Island

TEHRAN – Iran will be developing tourism infrastructure in Hendurabi Island, which is situated west of the touristic Kish Island in the Persian Gulf. “Hendurabi, with an area of about a quarter of Kish, has beautiful beaches and nature. And it has a valuable capacity for the development of travel and ecotourism….It has also enormous […]

Tehran tourism fair opens; activists hope for boom when corona vaccine is ever-present

TEHRAN – Tehran’s international tourism and handicrafts fair opened to the public on Tuesday in defiance of a government campaign to improve the hugely-battered travel sector in the face of the novel coronavirus. Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan and his deputies for tourism, and handicrafts were amongst attendees to the opening ceremony […]

We have gained permission for limited New Year travels: deputy tourism minister

TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ministry has gained official permission for organizing limited intercity travels during the Iran New Year vacations, which begins on March 21. “We have obtained permission for limited Noruz trips from the National Headquarters for Coronavirus Control,” the deputy tourism minister, Vali Teymouri, announced on Tuesday.   With less […]

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