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17 November 2021

Japanese airline installs vending machines with surprise destinations

In Japan, capsule vending machines – called gachapon in Japanese – are no longer offering only little toys. From small hamburgers to swimmers figurines, the gachapon […]
12 November 2021

Dead Sea shrinking while Jordan attempts to revamp itself as a tourist destination

The waters of the Dead Sea are vanishing at an alarming rate. According to environmental group EcoPeace Middle East, the water level drops about one meter […]
10 November 2021

Tripadvisor detects nearly 1 million fake reviews in 2020, according to its transparency report

1. Fake reviews Nearly 1 million fake reviews were submitted to Tripadvisor in 2020, according to the travel company’s latest transparency report. Luckily, from the 943,205 […]
10 November 2021

Passenger loses his mind after learning his flight has been canceled and destroys an airport counter

Last week, the Guarulhos airport in São Paulo, Brazil, was the scene of a day of fury from two of the passengers. Due to extreme weather […]
10 November 2021

New 425-km cycle path along the Belgian coast has been inaugurated

Cyclists will be able to fully enjoy the Belgian coast after a 425-kilometer trail all the way from the Dutch border to the French border was […]
10 November 2021

The WTM Responsible Tourism Awards are expanding to the Far East and China

Last week I wrote about the Global Award winners, but we recognised many more in India and the Rest of the World. The Awards are growing […]
9 November 2021

European travel pre-pandemic levels will only be achieved in 2024

Although European travel demand is poised for a major recovery due to the high vaccination rates in Europe, volumes are still far from the pre-pandemic days […]
9 November 2021

European Commission approves €15.34 million to support tourism in Bulgaria

1. EU’s State aid In a bid to counter the impact of Covid-19 in the tourism sector, the European Commission has approved a €15.34 million (BGN […]
8 November 2021

The tourism potential of Uzbekistan presented in the capital of Europe

Last Thursday November 4, in Brussels, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of the Republic of […]
8 November 2021

Saudi Arabia aims to achieve 100 million visitors by the end of 2030

Representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attended World Travel Market London (WTM) and told the world that the country is ready to welcome international tourists. […]
8 November 2021

New Visit Lisboa video campaign sparks the creativity of tourists

Visit Lisboa (Turismo de Lisboa, ATL) has just launched a new video campaign called: “Lisbon, a new way to be inspired”. The video presents Lisbon as […]
4 November 2021

Do you know the history of “camouflage passports”?

Imagine you are on a plane that’s been hijacked. It’s the mid 1980s and the world is trying recover from the oil crisis, a period of […]
3 November 2021

Thailand welcomes vaccinated travelers from 63 countries without the need to quarantine

Thai authorities have authorized the arrival of vaccinated tourists from 63 countries and territories considered low risk without the need for prolonged quarantine, a relief for […]
3 November 2021

Business travel set to reach two thirds of pre-pandemic levels by 2022

Worldwide business travel spending looks set to rise by more than a quarter this year and reach two thirds of pre-pandemic levels by 2022, according to […]
2 November 2021

Tourists flock to La Palma to see erupting volcano

The Cumbre Vieja volcano has been pouring lava for 41 days and experts consider that there is no prospect that the eruption will end soon. On […]
1 November 2021

First passport with ‘X’ gender issued in the US

The first passport recognising non-binary gender has been issued in the United States (US). The US government said it expects to be able to offer the […]
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