NYC on way to tourism revival with newly-created branch, concerted efforts NEW YORK. KAZINFORM As the largest city of the United States, New York is making multi-facet efforts to revive its tourism industry from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its overall endeavor has been carried out smoothly, according to an official organization of the city.
Japan to give some travel agencies more subsidies on growing demand TOKYO. KAZINFORM - The Japanese government said Tuesday it will give additional subsidies to certain travel agencies, who fear the money they have been allocated under a program aimed at spurring domestic tourism battered by the coronavirus pandemic could dry up, Kyodo News reports.
Singapore to allow entry of travelers from Australia, Vietnam BANGKOK. KAZINFORM Starting next week, Singapore will allow the entry of travelers from Australia and Vietnam with certain restrictions due to its success in controlling the COVID-19 epidemic and the low number of cases in the city-state currently.
Japan to start easing travel advisory in stages from October TOKYO. KAZINFORM Japan plans to start easing a travel advisory currently in place for 159 countries and regions in October, starting with those where the pace of new coronavirus infections is slow including Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam, sources close to the matter said Monday.
UNWTO launches Tourism Recovery Tracker MADRID. KAZINFFORM As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism. This represents the latest concrete action undertaken by the United Nations specialised agency as it leads the response of global tourism and guides recovery.
UNWTO launches Tourism Recovery Tracker MADRID. KAZINFORM - As growing numbers of countries around the world ease restrictions on travel, the World Tourism Organisation, UNWTO, has launched a new Tourism Recovery Tracker to support global tourism. This represents the latest concrete action undertaken by the United Nations specialised agency as it leads the response of global tourism and guides recovery, WAM reports.
Global tourism industry lost $450 billion due to pandemic — UN MADRID. KAZINFORM The global tourism sector lost about $460 billion in the first half of 2020 due to the drop of international travel worldwide, caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, the UN World Tourism Organization said on Tuesday.
Japan's domestic travel subsidy program to cover half of costs from Oct. TOKYO. KAZINFORM Japan's domestic travel subsidy program, launched in July to help revive tourism within the country hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, will cover half of travelers' costs from October, up from the current 35 percent, tourism minister Kazuyoshi Akaba said Tuesday.
Italy's tourism sector estimated to shrink by 100 bln euros in 2020 ROME. KAZINFORM Studies released Monday from two of Italy's most important industry groups estimate that the COVID-19 impact on Italy's tourist sector could reach a staggering 100 billion euros (118 billion U.S. dollars), far higher than previous estimates.