Tag: Tourism

2020 “IMTA Mountain Tourism Awards” Candidate Projects Registration Kicks off | News

GUIYANG, China, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After the COVID-19 outbreak, demand for recreational vehicles (RV), campsites and products related to self-driving becomes higher. Mountain tourism as a brand-new growth point in the segment of cultural tourism can better meet customers’ needs of being close to nature and caring about health. Most visitors have elevated their mountain tourism needs from sightseeing around mountains and rivers to having an in-depth travel experience while being close to nature and local culture.

Against such backdrop, International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA) sets up “IMTA Mountain Tourism Awards,” aiming to convey the social responsibility

‘Come back soon’: coronavirus wreaks havoc on global tourism hotspots | World news

Most February evenings, it’s a struggle to push through the crowds to get to Yanakawee Srialam’s souvenir stall in Bangkok’s Ratchada Train night market. It’s peak tourism season and the market’s alleyways would normally be heaving with visitors.

But Chinese tourists, the vast majority of Srialam’s usual customers, have all but disappeared. His best-selling items now include disposable face masks, which have surpassed sales of souvenirs such as pad Thai fridge magnets.

China has stopped all outbound tour groups from leaving the country in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus and encouraged citizens to reconsider travelling abroad.

Birth tourism in Northern Mariana Islands targeted by Republican lawmakers

An Obama-era policy has turned a U.S. territory in the Pacific into a hot spot for “birth tourism,” as Chinese women flock to the islands to deliver babies who automatically become American citizens — and two Republican congressmen this week asked the Homeland Security Department to shut down the pipeline.

Under the 2009 policy, Chinese can visit the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands without a visa. That means they don’t have to go through a State Department screening over their reasons, which they would have to do if they want to visit one of the 50 states.

But because

Tourism website lists open tourist spots in Philippines

Ghio Ong (The Philippine Star) – October 18, 2020 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A website listing all the open tourist spots in the Philippines amid the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

The website philippines.travel/safeph lists all of the country’s 81 provinces and the tourist spots open in each province.

The following areas are currently accepting tourists nationwide, whatever the community quarantine status: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan; Clark Freeport Zone and some destinations in Pampanga; Anilao in Batangas; Tagaytay Highlands and select golf and country clubs in Cavite; and Boracay Island.

The Future of Travel and Tourism After the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we enter the first summer of this new era of pandemics, a tenuous easing of travel restrictions has begun. This month, the countries of the European Union will reopen their internal borders, and they plan to allow travel from outside the block some time in July. Singapore and China have begun permitting essential travel between them, but only for passengers who test negative for the coronavirus, use a contact-tracing app, and don’t deviate from their itinerary. Iceland will allow tourists, but it plans to test them for the virus at the airport.

Grounded for many months, airlines are beefing