Posts Tagged ‘tourism’

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 […]

Israel’s new tourism come-on: Holy sites, beaches, locals are vaccinated

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Kordestan to cater for music-themed tourism

TEHRAN –Music tourism in the western Iranian province of Kordestan needs to be supported and promoted, the provincial tourism chief has said. The development and prosperity of music tourism in the region is one of the high priorities of the province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department, Yaqub Guylian announced on Monday.  In 2019, the […]

Greek PM sees tourism rebound in summer: ‘We’ll do much better’

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has forecast a strong rebound in tourism this summer, saying speedy vaccination drives in key markets including Britain and Israel will pave the way for tourists to return despite the current industry gloom. Tourism, which accounts for about a fifth of the Greek economy and employs one in five workers, […]

Destroying Armageddon: The apocalypse as a tourism attraction

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Lesser-known province seeks to gain foothold on tourism map 

TEHRAN –Some 41 tourism-related projects are currently underway across Iran’s southwestern Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, the provincial tourism chief has said.  These projects will boost tourism and develop travel infrastructure in the region when they finally come on stream, Majid Safai announced on Thursday.  A four-star hotel and a water park are among the important […]

Impact of small businesses now visible on Iranian economy, tourism minister says

TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister has hailed the impact of handicrafts businesses on the economy of the county, saying its results are now evident on people’s jobs and their livelihoods.  “Unlike large projects and businesses, whose economy outcomes mostly appear in the long run, the impact of small businesses is now visible [in the field […]

Spain And Greece To Implement ‘Vaccine Passports’ To Re-Start Tourism

    Spain and Greece are to follow the example set by the Seychelles and implement a ‘vaccine passport’ system to allow those who have taken the COVID shot to enter the countries for holidays. Greece has been lobbying the EU to introduce a bloc-wide standardised COVID passport, while Spain has announced that it fully […]

Tourism generates 240 jobs in North Khorasan in 9 months

TEHRAN – The tourism sector has created 240 jobs across Iran’s North Khorasan province during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-December 20, 2020), a provincial tourism official announced on Tuesday. The job opportunities were generated in collaboration with the private sector, Abolfazl Esmaeili said.   Some 2.5 trillion rials […]

Orwellian Surveillance Hell Touted As ‘Future Of Tourism’

Approximately 1.5 billion face masks are expected to be dumped into the sea in just one year, according to an environmental group monitoring the level of pollution in the world’s oceans. A report by OceansAsia concluded that the vast number of disposable masks will further contaminate the oceans with harmful plastic and damage vulnerable marine ecosystems. […]

Some $1.3m paid to support tourism businesses in West Azarbaijan 

TEHRAN – The Iranian government has paid more than 57 billion rials (over $1.3 million at the official exchange rate of 42,000 rials per dollar) in loans to the tourism businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March […]

Israeli ‘Sex Tourism’ is the Fruit of Normalisation with the UAE

According to an Israeli resident in Dubai, the increasing number of fellow Israelis visiting the UAE in general, and Dubai in particular, has made them think that they’re at home and can do whatever they want. 00 Hits: 0

Severe wind storm disrupts coastal tourism, shuts recreational piers on Qeshm Island

TEHRAN – A series of severe wind storms have disrupted coastal tourism, and shut recreational piers on Iran’s Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf. “Severe northeast winds, sea waves, and the possibility of an instantaneous increase in the wind speeds caused the closure of tourist docks on Qeshm Island,” IRNA quoted Ali Ashtari, the director […]

Riyadh hosts GCC summit, hoping to promote tourism, Qatar reconciliation

Saudi Arabia’s northwestern AlUla Governorate is hosting the 41st summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council on Tuesday, including top leaders from the GCC’s six member-nations: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. For more stories from The Media Line go to themedialine.org The governorate is home to several outstanding archaeological sites, […]

Tourism projects worth $255m underway in northwestern Iran

TEHRAN – A total of 31 tourism-related projects worth 10.7 trillion rials (about $255 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) are being implemented across the northwestern West Azarbaijan province, the provincial tourism chief has said.  Hotels, hotel apartments, travel agencies, eco-lodge guest houses, traditional restaurants as well as recreational and tourist facilities are […]

World Tourism Chief: Mandatory Vaccines Will “Kill” Travel Industry

A Reuters photo essay celebrates how residents of Wuhan are enjoying nightclubs and street parties without the need for masks or social distancing even as much of the rest of the world continues to labor under lockdown. The article notes how young people living in the original epicenter of COVID-19 are now frolicking around in […]

225 research projects conducted on Iran’s tourism, cultural heritage within year 

TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center have carried out 225 research projects on tourism and cultural heritage of the ancient country over the past year, an official with the center announced on Sunday.  A total of 225 research projects have been done from the mid-December last year until this year’s Research Week, […]

Some $19m paid to support tourism businesses in Khorasan Razavi province

TEHRAN-The Iranian government has so far paid 800 billion rials ($19 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) in loans to the tourism businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, deputy provincial tourism chief has said.   The province’s tourism industry, mostly its accommodation centers, have taken 32 trillion rials […]

Coronavirus causes $24m damage to Semnan’s tourism 

TEHRAN – The north-central Semnan province has suffered one trillion rials (about $24 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) in earnings from tourism over the past couple of months by a virus epidemic, the provincial tourism chief on Thursday. In this situation, tourism businesses that are struggling with the impact of the coronavirus […]

Some $1.7m paid to support tourism businesses in Hamedan

TEHRAN –The Iranian government has paid 70 billion rials (about $1.7 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) in loans to the tourism businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the west-central province of Hamedan.  The province’s tourism industry, mostly its accommodation centers, have taken 1.3 trillion rials (about $31 million) hit from the […]

Bastam builds bicycle path to expand tourism

TEHRAN – Construction of a bicycle path has been commenced in Bastam in a bid to expand the tourism charms of the ancient tiny town, which is situated in north-central Iran. “The first phase construction of a bicycle lane has been commenced, extending from Imam Hussein Sq. to the entrance of the center for agricultural […]

Israel’s tourism, justice ministries announce plans to tackle gender-based violence

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