Tag Archives: Tourism

Contracting & Construction Enterprises wins latest Red Sea Development contract | News

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded the contract to design and build infrastructure at its Coastal Village to Saudi firm Contracting & Construction Enterprises (CCE). The village will be home to around 14,000 people who will eventually work at the destination. CCE, an engineering procurement and construction firm based in Riyadh, is responsible […]

Kenya leads additions to red list in England | News

The Philippines, Pakistan, Kenya and Bangladesh have been added to England’s ‘red list’ in a move the government argues will protect the country against new variants of Covid-19. Officials said the decision came at a critical time for the vaccine programme. With over 30 million vaccinations delivered in the UK so far, the additional restrictions […]

Industry urges government to focus on testing over quarantine | News

A single on-arrival antigen test is as effective as a ten-day self-isolation period in reducing imported cases of Covid-19, new modelling has argued. Based on prevalence rates at home and abroad and accounting for quarantine compliance, Oxera and Edge Health find that a single rapid antigen test would be appropriate for arrivals from the majority […]

Madeira seeks to reopen tourism sector ahead of summer | News

Since the start of the pandemic, the archipelago of Madeira has been considered one of the safest destinations in Europe and has been widely praised for its handling of the Covid-19 crisis. It has also been awarded the coveted title of Europe’s Leading Island Destination by the World Travel Awards an impressive seven times. Discover […]

Finishing touches for Palm Tower ahead of October debut | News

The Palm Tower on the Palm Jumeirah is now almost 95 per cent complete, with all components due to open by October this year.  Soaring 240 metres above the world-famous island, the Nakheel-developed building is in the advanced stages of fit out, with all exterior cladding completed. Located at the heart of the award-winning Palm […]

The Pointe to join St Patrick’s Day celebrations | News

Get ready to go glorious green at the Pointe on the Palm Jumeirah. The premier lifestyle and dining destination in Dubai will see the Palm Fountain, the largest fountain in the world, participate in the Global Greening initiative organised by Ireland Tourism. On March 17th, the Palm Fountain will join hundreds of iconic landmarks and […]

WTTC praises Greek plans to reopen tourism market in May | News

Greece is set to give the green light to holidaymakers from May 14th as the destination seeks to boost its tourism economy. The move has been welcomed by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which is keen to see the sector reopened around the globe as quickly as possible. Greek tourism minister, Harry Theocharis, […]

Palm Jumeirah hospitality staff received Covid-19 vaccination | News

More than 10,000 staff members from 20 hotels located on Palm Jumeirah received their first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccine at their respective workplaces last month. That is according to a new release from the Dubai Media Office (DMO). The vaccination drive was initiated by the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai […]

Government announces local tourist board funding review | News

The government has announced a review to assess how destination management organisations across England are funded and structured. The investigation will examine how they perform their roles in order to establish whether there may be a more efficient and effective model for supporting tourism at the regional level. If so, the review will make recommendations […]