Georgia, Slovakia discuss opening of tourism BAKU. KAZINFORM Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili had a phone conversation with Slovakian President Zuzana Chaputova to discuss issues related to safe tourism and the fight against coronavirus, Trend reports referring to Georgian president’s press service.
Number of Kazakh tourists visiting Turkey in March 2020 shrinks BAKU. KAZINFORM The number of tourists from Kazakhstan visiting Turkey amounted to 8,217 people in March 2020, which is 55.71 percent less compared to the same month of 2019, Trend reports referring to Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
40% of passengers to wait 6 months for air travel: IATA ANKARA. KAZINFORM - Around the world, 40% of passengers are planning to wait at least six months or more for air travel due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday.
15 countries tighten travel restrictions on S. Korea as new coronavirus cases spike SEOUL. KAZINFORM At least half a dozen countries have banned the entry of visitors travelling from South Korea, with nine others tightening travel restrictions for the Asian nation, after Seoul reported a sudden spike in new coronavirus infections last week.
Cruise shooed from various countries over COVID-19 fears docks in Cambodia BANGKOK. KAZINFORM A cruise ship carrying thousands of people that had been denied entry into several countries over fears its passengers were infected with a new deadly coronavirus, docked Thursday in a port in Cambodia, 13 days after setting sail.
Dubai Airport busiest for international traffic for 6th year running DUBAI. KAZINFORM Dubai International, DXB, has retained its position as the world’s number one hub for international passengers for the sixth consecutive year with annual traffic for 2019 reaching 86.4 million – 6 million more than the nearest rival London Heathrow.
Tourism dept recommends tour operators restricting travel to 27 countries due to coronavirus ALMATY. KAZINFORM – Almaty city tourism department has recommended tour operators to suspend activities in organizing tours to the countries which confirmed coronavirus cases, Kazinform correspondent reports.