Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

13 February 2023

Major international airlines resume flights to and from China

With more than a month since Chinese Covid-19 travel restrictions were finally lifted, visitor numbers are already projected to reach 100 million by the end of […]
12 February 2023

UK to work with France on new EU biometric entry/exit system

The United Kingdom and France confirmed their willingness to collaborate on the implementation of the new EU biometric entry system. Last week, UK’s Transport Secretary Mark […]
9 February 2023

Europeans won’t compromise on travel budget this year

Europeans are still planning to keep their travel budgets unchanged this year, despite the current economic crisis and global financial stress, according to the European Travel […]
8 February 2023

Indonesia’s tourism industry is now aiming for ‘quality over quantity’

On February 3rd, Indonesia announced several tourism recovery strategies on the sidelines of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2023, which took place from February 2 to […]
7 February 2023

Hawaii tourists might have to pay a ‘green fee’ for visiting the island’s landmark spots

Hawaii is considering introducing a tourism “green fee” for people visiting key landmarks and locations to safeguard the state’s natural beauties—and the proposal is getting strong […]
6 February 2023

Dubai welcomed 14.36 million international visitors in 2022

Dubai received 14.36 million international overnight visitors in 2022, growing 97% from the 7.28 million tourist arrivals in 2021, according to the latest data published by […]
6 February 2023

Hong Kong to offer 500,000 free airline tickets in bid to boost tourism

Hong Kong is offering free plane tickets to tourists in a bid to entice them to return, it has been announced. Hong Kong Chief Executive John […]
6 February 2023

China fully reopens borders with Hong Kong and Macao

On 8 January, China finally abandoned its zero-Covid policy, opening its borders to international travel after almost three years. While some requirements still apply for the […]
6 February 2023

United Kingdom to roll out entry fees for foreign visitors

To enter the United Kingdom, travellers will soon have to make an advance application and pay a fee. The Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) is due to […]
3 February 2023

Two out of five Belgians will opt for less expensive holidays in 2023

Two out of five Belgians will opt for less expensive holidays in 2023 due to the current crisis and rising prices, a new survey says. According […]
2 February 2023

Saudi Arabia launches free stopover visa to make country more accessible to international travelers

On January 29th, Saudi Arabia launched the new Stopover Visa, a free visa that is now available for a wider range of countries than the classic […]
1 February 2023

Willingness to travel long-haul to Europe rises despite high global inflation

The desire for overseas travel in 2023 has increased significantly in large travel markets compared to a year ago. Over 60% of potential travellers in Australia, […]
31 January 2023

Europe prepares for return of Chinese tourists

On 8 January, China finally abandoned its zero-Covid policy, after years of the strictest quarantine and travel restrictions in the world. Along with the reopening of […]
30 January 2023

Tourism Fiji launches ‘happiness’ campaign to attract tourists

Tourism Fiji is introducing ‘Where happiness comes naturally’ as a new brand platform to boost tourism a year after the destination reopened its borders. Produced in […]
30 January 2023

What China’s travel reopening could mean for the tourism industry

On January 8th, travel restrictions for tourists arriving in China were lifted. Its citizens are now able to renew their passports to travel abroad. Thus ended […]
30 January 2023

Bali’s tourism sees signs of recovery as Chinese travelers flock to the island

Thousands of Chinese tourists are arriving en masse to Indonesia, especially to Bali, after authorities in China lifted travel restrictions early this month. Since then, the […]
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