• South Africa braces for tourism disaster amid corona virus hazard

    16 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    South Africa may still have relatively few confirmed corona virus cases, but their two major foreign exchange earners - mining and tourism - are preparing to see the impact.
    China holds a special place in the economy of South Africa, which went into recession in the last quarter of 2019.
    Around 18.5% of South African exports go to China, with mining commodities grabbing the majority, at around 86% of total trade with the Asian country.
    With China's growth expected to slow due to COVID-19, the demand for minerals is also expected to get impacted, thereby affecting commodity prices and...
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  • All trips to southern Utah stand canceled amid corona virus threat

    All trips to southern Utah stand canceled amid corona virus threat

    16 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    All types of trips to southern Utah have been canceled in the midst of concerns over COVID-19, which now has cases confirmed in 46 states and the District of Columbia.
    “This is the most disruptive event that I can recall in the years I've been in tourism,” said Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism.
    This is the busiest time of the year for businesses in places like St. George, which depends on tourists flocking to the nearby national parks.
    Kids from the Wasatch front drive down to play in sports tournaments, with locals enjoying a weekend in Zion or Bryce Canyon...
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  • Gloucester prepares for and evaluates impact of corona virus

    Gloucester prepares for and evaluates impact of corona virus

    16 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Officials have started to evaluate how the new corona virus epidemic might impact tourism in Cape Ann and the North Shore.
    Discover Gloucester Executive Director Elizabeth Carey said, “We're trying really hard to keep our head down and keep business as usual. We want to tell people, ‘We're open for business but please be certain to use the appropriate amount of precaution.' And we'll just see what happens.”
    Discover Gloucester is posting information on how Gloucester has and is preparing for COVID-19 on its website - discovergloucester.com
    After Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday declared a...
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  • Turkish tourism suffers from corona virus scare

    Turkish tourism suffers from corona virus scare

    16 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Last year, Turkey enjoyed an all-time high with more than 45 million foreign visitors; however, its tourism industry is bracing for a huge impact during the upcoming travel season due to the novel corona virus, which has brought a deluge of travel restrictions and cancellations.
    The global outbreak of the corona virus emerged right when the Turkish tourism industry entered a robust period of recovery with a sharp increase in the number of tourist arrivals after recovering from 2018 currency crisis.
    Turkish Hoteliers Federation Chairman Sururi Çorabatır said that there has been a...
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  • Travel and tourism industry of India expected to be hit sharply from ban of foreign tourist visas

    Travel and tourism industry of India expected to be hit sharply from ban of foreign tourist visas

    16 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    With India imposing ban on visas for foreign tourists for curbing the spread of corona virus, the tourism and civil aviation industries are expected to be impacted heavily. All tourist visas have been suspended till April 15.
    Travelers, including Indian nationals, arriving from or having visited China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France, Spain and Germany after February 15 this year will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days.
    India has also suspended the land border crossing points with Pakistan for an indefinite period and closed 18 of 37 border crossing points with other neighboring...
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  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands shut down tourism amid corona virus fear

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands shut down tourism amid corona virus fear

    16 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    With the number of confirmed corona virus cases in India reaching 107 on Sunday, the tribal welfare department in Andamans, far away from the mainland, has resorted to precautionary measures for ensuring the safety of tourists, residents and indigenous tribes.
    Six tribes exist in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands - Great Andamanese, Jarawas, Onge, Shompen, Nicobarese and the Sentinelese. Since the latter do not have any contact with the outside world, they stand at a greater risk of the deadly virus.
    “While we work for the welfare of these tribes through various schemes throughout the year...
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