Tag: Visitors

DOT website lists down tourist spots now open for visitors

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 18) — The Tourism Department has launched an online platform listing local destinations that are now accepting visitors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The website contains a list of the Philippines’ regions and provinces, detailing the tourist spots that are already open in their respective areas.

Also indicated in the platform are the health protocols and tourist requirements visitors can expect at each

Singapore tourism to take ‘significant hit’ in 2020 due to coronavirus, up to 30% fewer visitors expected

SINGAPORE: The tourism sector will take a “significant hit”, with visitor arrivals estimated to fall by 25 per cent to 30 per cent this year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Tuesday (Feb 11). 

The coronavirus outbreak has significantly impacted visitor arrivals, especially from China, which accounts for about 20 per cent of international visitor arrivals here, said STB in a media release. 

There were about 3.6 million visitors from China in 2019. Compared to 2018, there was a 12 per cent increase in visitors from Tier 2 Chinese cities like

Tourist hot spot Bali to stay closed to foreign visitors for rest of 2020 as coronavirus continues to spread, SE Asia News & Top Stories

DENPASAR (BLOOMBERG) – The Indonesian island of Bali will remain closed to foreign visitors for the rest of 2020 after the authorities postponed a plan to welcome back international tourists from Sept 11 as the coronavirus continues to spread.

“The Indonesian government couldn’t reopen its doors to foreign travellers until the end of 2020 as we remain a red zone,” Bali Governor I Wayan Koster said in a statement. “The situation is not conducive to allowing foreign tourists to come to Indonesia, including to Bali.”

After some success in containment early on, Bali’s infection rate jumped in June as migrant

Senegalese Tourism Hot Spot Struggles Without Visitors | World News

SINE SALOUM, Senegal (Reuters) – Lionel Lopez grimaces as he looks at the stagnant green water in the bottom of the pool at his hotel in Senegal’s Saloum Delta. He drained it after the global pandemic closed borders, bringing West Africa’s tourism industry to a standstill in mid-March.

The Sine-Saloum region has escaped the worst of the epidemic that has so far infected more than 3,100 across the country. But stringent travel restrictions have hurt those who live off what they earn through hospitality, selling handicrafts, or ferrying visitors through the delta’s bird-rich mangrove forests.

“It makes you want to