Tourism and travel suffered a lot from the pandemic but the new perspective towards tourism gives the industry the boost it needs.
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In the past, the island’s image as a peaceful paradise with a rich cultural and religious heritage has made it a highly resilient tourist destination.
P.E.I. has largely avoided COVID-19 so far and wants to keep that streak, and its citizens, alive. Even if plate-shaming conduct is thus understandable, it is especially striking given that the Island has long cultivated a reputation for being friendly and welcoming to visitors.
James Higham, University of Otago Unprecedented border closures and the domestic lockdown have paralysed New Zealand’s $40.9 billion a year tourism industry. In the process, the vulnerability of the sector to external shocks and the tenuous nature of tourism employment have been exposed. While New Zealand’s handling of the pandemic has been hailed as a global masterclass, and the prospect of travel bubbles promoted as a way to restart the tourism economy and save jobs, it is clear there is no quick fix. The inherent dangers of reinfection from travel to and from countries with uncontrolled community transition, and the challenge of protecting New Zealand’s borders, mean international tourism is grounded for the time being. Nevertheless, planning for recovery is underway. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) wants to restore confidence and restart tourism without delay. The European Union recently opened its borders to travellers from certain countries, including New Zealand. But the proposed trans-Tasman and Pacific bubbles will likely be among the first safe international travel zones in the world. A Tasman-Pacific bubble …
This much awaited rehabilitation of Baguio City finally kicks off with the lead of the local government and support from the national government.
The river cruise will be carried out through a thatched-roofed boat that can take a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 20 passengers per 45-minute ride.
This year, the Department of Tourism aimed to have 8.2 million tourist arrivals by the end of December. And with an impressive count of 6.16 million from January to September, the DOT declared themselves confident that the Philippines will meet their set goal. To further boost this number, the DOT has also decided to partner up with a number of internationally known media like CNN, Fox News, Discovery Channel, and some others. The promotion will be done continuously with the material being changed every other month, as Assistant Secretary for Branding and Marketing Communications Howard Lance Uyking explained in an interview. Right now, the DOT is targeting Western countries due to their noticeable appreciation of the Philippines, its weather and its beautiful, relaxing beaches. The DOT also plans to appeal to the young by airing some advertisements in a number of kid’s channels like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. “We are also exploring placement in kid’s channels as we are trying to promote the Philippines as a family destination,” Uyking said.
Held in Vietnam, the 26th World Travel Awards for Asia and Oceania have presented the Philippines with two awards this past October 12. Asia’s Leading Tourism Board “We are greatly honored and thankful for this recent recognition for the Philippines at the World Travel Awards,” Department of Tourism Secretary, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said after the DOT was recognized as Asia’s Leading Tourism Board. “A triumph as great as this simply could not be possible without the combined hard work from the government, industry partners, and tourism stakeholders in realizing a more upward tourism industry for the country.” The award was attributed to the noticeable increase in the number of visitor arrivals in the Philippines during the past year. The country was said to have a total of 5,554,950 visitors between January and August of this year. The DOT stated that this was a 14.08 percent year-on-year increase in the international inbound traffic into the country, leading them to the top of the list of twelve countries nominated for the award. Asia’s Leading Dive Destination For the …
DOT and iAcademy dive together into technological trend, with plans on launching AR version of tourist spots staring with old Intramuros.
The UNWTO recognizes Philippines’ Masungi Georeserve as one of three globally known sustainable tourism spots.