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Return of Music Festivals Boosts Tourism Recovery

Return of Music Festivals Boosts Tourism Recovery

Music lovers have returned to festivals in large numbers this summer after their Covid-induced pause, an enormous boon for destinations relying on those events to attract visitors and accelerate their tourism recovery.

Barbados drops all Covid entry rules

Barbados drops all Covid entry rules

Barbados has dropped all its Covid entry restrictions for international visitors. As of September 22, Barbados has removed all its Covid-related travel protocols, bringing it in line with most other Caribbean islands.

Royal Caribbean chief warns staffing woes risk hitting sales

Royal Caribbean chief warns staffing woes risk hitting sales

Staff shortages and difficulties recruiting extend beyond the well-publicised shortages in travel suppliers and aviation to agencies and risk hitting sales. That is according to Ben Bouldin, Royal Caribbean Cruises vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, who said: “The number of agents working today is a fraction of what it was pre-pandemic.”

MAJORITY OF BRITS WON’T SACRIFICE TRAVEL DURING ‘COST OF LIVING’ CRISIS

MAJORITY OF BRITS WON’T SACRIFICE TRAVEL DURING ‘COST OF LIVING’ CRISIS

Research from Travel Republic finds two thirds of Brits still plan on taking holidays in the coming months, despite the rising cost of living. Rose Dykins reports Online travel agent Travel Republic has has revealed that the majority of Brits still plan to go on holiday in the next 12 months – despite 92 per cent of respondents admitting to anxiety about rising economic woes.

WTTC welcomes the reopening of borders in Japan

WTTC welcomes the reopening of borders in Japan

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said: “After more than two years of closed borders, WTTC welcomes the news from the Japanese government that it will open the borders from early next month.

Bhutan opens borders to tourists

Bhutan opens borders to tourists

Bhutan opens borders to tourists with daily sustainable fee; Indians to pay Rs 1,200 per day Bhutan’s Ambassador to India, Major General Vetsop Namgyel said fully-vaccinated travellers are now welcome and tourists would no longer be required to be quarantined upon arrival.

Thailand ends COVID-19 Emergency Decree on 30 September 2022

Thailand ends COVID-19 Emergency Decree on 30 September 2022

Thailand’s Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) announced the ending of the nationwide COVID-19 Emergency Decree on 30 September, 2022, as the kingdom reclassifies COVID-19 from ‘a dangerous communicable disease’ to ‘a communicable disease under surveillance’ from 1 October, 2022.

Spain Tourism Sees Great Post-pandemic Recovery

Spain Tourism Sees Great Post-pandemic Recovery

As autumn approaches, Spain’s tourism industry is maintaining its strong recovery. According to the country’s National Statistics Office, the nation received 4.7 million tourists in 2021.