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Breakthrough: Dubai to host first in-person travel & tourism event in the world since pandemic onset

Breakthrough: Dubai to host first in-person travel & tourism event in the world since pandemic onset

  DUBAI: Dubai will host the largest in-person travel & tourism event in the world since the onset of the pandemic last year, Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021 has said. .Now in its 28th year, ATM 2021 will go-ahead at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on May 16-19 as final preparations are being put […]

Vietnam tourism sector attempts to lure local visitors as borders remain closed

Vietnam tourism sector attempts to lure local visitors as borders remain closed

By Lan Phong Head of World News, Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: Provinces should cooperate to focus on creating new and suitable tours for local visitors while trying to maintain low prices to encourage people to go out on holidays. That was a directive by the deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism […]

Maldives first South Asian country to open borders after four months of closure due to COVID-19

By Habib Toumi Malé: The Maldives will re-open its borders for international tourists staying in resorts, live boards and hotels located in uninhabited islands on July 15. Guesthouses and hotels located in inhabited islands will be open from August 1, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said. The country had closed its borders on March 27 amid stringent […]

Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

Vietnamese coastal cities to attract more visitors as virus fears ease

By Phong Lan Vietnam HANOI: Vietnamese people are having chances to enjoy a cool summer holiday at the beaches as the country has so far successfully curbed the virus outbreak. After staying at home for some time following the government’s social distancing regulation, life has now almost returned to normal in Vietnam and people are flocking […]

South Korea mulls repairing old facilities at Mount Kumgang resort

South Korea mulls repairing old facilities at Mount Kumgang resort

Seoul: South Korea is considering repairing facilities it built at the Mount Kumgang resort on North Korea’s east coast amid Pyongyang’s threat to end their long-suspended joint tour project at the mountain, the unification ministry said Friday. Last month, North Korea demanded South Korea remove all its facilities at the scenic resort, saying that it […]

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan recognized as best travel destinations in 2020

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan recognized as best travel destinations in 2020

Tashkent: Uzbekistan has become the best destination in the nomination “Regions and value for money” along with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, the German edition of Bild reported. According to the article “Best Destinations for Traveling Next Year”, the Best in Travel ranking, developed by the leader of Lonely Planet guidebooks, took into account a number of […]

V4 countries launch Gulf charm offensive to promote tourism

V4 countries launch Gulf charm offensive to promote tourism

Manama: The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have launched a charm offensive to attract tourists from Gulf countries. Known as ‘Visegrad Group’ (V4), a cultural and political alliance between The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the four countries have joined forces to promote tourism to the four Central European states among the Gulf […]

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan and Oman have agreed to ease visa restrictions for their nationals visiting each other’s country. Visas have been waived for Omani citizens visiting Kazakhstan starting September 30. Under the regime, an Omani citizen could stay up to 30 days in Kazakhstan without the need of a visa, the press service of the Kazakh […]

Discovering the Gems of East Java

Discovering the Gems of East Java

By Noorazlina Jindeh Surabaya: Imagine having to skip a good night’s sleep to catch the famed sunrise over the volcanic peaks at the Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java. This is what a group of 20 journalists and tour agents from Sabah and Sarawak had to do during a recent six-day/five-night familiarisation tour of […]

Malaysia tapping digital technology to boost smart tourism development

Malaysia tapping digital technology to boost smart tourism development

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is embarking on a comprehensive digitalization journey to transform its tourism industry with smart tourism initiatives in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0), Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said. “We believe (that) by embracing the whole spectrum of digitalization, we will be able to provide the necessary tools […]

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