Tag Archives: Tourism

UK travel corridor system to be suspended on Monday | News

British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has announced the UK will close all travel corridors to protect against the risk of as yet unidentified new Covid-19 strains. The new measures will take effect from Monday. Speaking at a Downing Street press conference this evening, he said: “It is vital to take these extra measures now when, […]

Dubai prepares for tourism rebound in 2021 | News

Almost six months on from reopening its borders to international visitors, Dubai has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its residents and holidaymakers, while preparing to ring in 2021 in style. The destination continues to take effective steps to build on the strategic initiative to reopen the city to tourists and […]

Hospitality sector welcomes Brexit agreement | News

The hospitality industry has welcomed agreement in discussions between the UK and European Union on a future trading relationship. Following the departure of the UK from the EU earlier this year, relations have been in a transition period. This comes to an end on December 31st, with an agreement now in place for the next […]

Canary Islands removed from travel safe list | News

People arriving in the UK from the Canary Islands will need to self-isolate for two weeks following a decision to remove the destination from the travel safe list. The new rules will come into effect from 04:00 tomorrow morning. The decision to remove the top holiday spot from the list of travel corridors was been […]

Saint Lucia to introduce tourism levy in December | News

The government of Saint Lucia has passed plans for a new tourism levy following two years of consultation and development. The levy will be introduced from December 1st and is designed to allow the island to increase its marketing budget and support tourism development. Tourism minister, Dominic Fedee, said: “The aim is to ensure that […]

Oceania winners at the World Travel Awards unveiled | News

World Travel Awards has unveiled its Oceania 2020 winners to coincide with its inaugural Oceania Winners Day. The untamed wilderness, golden beaches and laid-back charms of New Zealand helped it lift the title of ‘Oceania’s Leading Destination’, with its adrenaline hub Queenstown voted ‘Oceania’s Leading City Destination’. French Polynesia, with its mesmerising atolls and marine […]

New ONS figures reveal collapse of UK tourism sector | News

New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed overseas travellers made just 398,000 trips to the UK in the second quarter of the year. This was down a staggering 96 per cent from the same period last year. The ONS placed the blame for the decline squarely on the Covid-19 pandemic. In […]

Travellers from Denmark barred from entry to UK | News

Travellers from Denmark are to be barred from entry to the UK from today over fears of a new strain of Covid-19. The country is currently witnessing a coronavirus outbreak which has spread from mink to humans. UK citizens will be able to return to Britain from Denmark – but will have to isolate along […]

UK outbound travel to be suspended under new lockdown rules | News

People in England are being advised to avoid all non-essential travel as the county prepares for a new Covid-19 lockdown. In effect, foreign holidays and overnight stays anywhere in the UK are to be banned from November 5th until December 2nd. Announcing the plans, the government said, “there is no exemption for staying away from […]

Palm Fountain recognised as biggest in the world | News

Nakheel Malls has official broken the record for the largest fountain in the world. Guinness World Records recognised the Palm Fountain in Dubai as covering 7,327 metres squared during an opening ceremony earlier. Located at the Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, the waterfront attraction creates a relaxing environment while its water jets dance to songs from […]