Tag: Tourism

US travel and tourism sector lost $766 billion in 2020, WTTC report estimates

The U.S. travel and tourism industry lost a whopping $766 billion last year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) estimates.

In the annual Economic Impact Report (EIR,) released last week, the global tourism body said the nation’s travel and tourism sector plunged 41% in 2020, down from nearly $1.9 trillion in 2019. The U.S. boasts the largest travel and tourism economy in the world, the WTTC said in a news release, and the recovery of the international

Former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao’s native village to be turned into tourism spot

Telangana is planning to construct a memorial tourism site at former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao’s village exhibiting his life and struggles. Rao’s native village is Vangara in Warangal. 

State tourism minister V Srinivas Goud visited Vangara and revealed the plan for the development of the village as a tourism spot. He said, “The village would be recognised globally to mark the centenary celebrations of late Narasimha Rao.”

To continue educating and inspiring the country and its younger generations of  Rao’s personality, the building where he lived will be developed into a museum which will have a photo gallery exhibiting

Tourism industry looks for help from state

Apr. 9—BOSTON — The tourism industry is pushing lawmakers for more help for hotels, attractions and other hospitality businesses that have been hammered by the pandemic.

On Friday, regional tourism officials told a legislative panel they need more marketing funds and other support to attract more visitors as the state reopens.

Ann Marie Casey, executive director of the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, said travel tourism is down more than 50% from normal levels in Massachusetts, which is a much bigger loss than the national average.

“That translates into more than $15 billion in spending losses, $451 million

Poland unveils tourism restrictions ahead of reopening | News

Poland is beginning to re-open to tourists, announcing new policy measures for visitors and organisations within the sector to help restore the sector ahead of prospective border openings.

Detailed guidelines for hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions have been announced by the ministry of development and the Polish Tourism Organisation.

Hospitality and retail businesses were officially allowed to re-open earlier in May, based on conditions to follow strict regulations.

Thanks to an effective Covid-19 strategy, Poland was relatively unaffected by the outbreak, with under 20,000 cases and under 1,000 deaths.

Each business operating in the hospitality industry must adopt the following

Pandav era temple in Pratapgarh to become religious tourism spot | Allahabad News

Prayagraj: Members of the management committee of Baba Bhayaharan Nath Dham, Pratapgarh, have appreciated and praised the efforts of state chief minister Yogi Adityanath for developing the Dham as religious tourism centre.
Committee members said that the state government has allocated funds to the tune of Rs 49.25 lakh for the development of the dham.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had on Saturday laid the foundation stone of tourism development projects worth Rs 180 crore in 373 assembly segments of the state under “Mukhyamantri Paryatan Samvardhan Yojna”.
Baba Bhayaharan Nath Dham is located at Katra Gulab Singh area, under the Vishwanathganj