News: Government

Thailand introduces new international tourist arrival tax

The Government of Thailand is introducing a new tourist tax of 300 THB (US$10) for all overseas visitors starting in April. The tax was announced last week and will take effect after being…

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Jan 25, 2022 ByJoe Cusmano Finance / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Indian amusement park operators call for official permission to remain open during COVID surge

Amid a surge in infections driven by the Omicron variant, the Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI) is calling on India’s state governments to give theme and…

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Jan 13, 2022 Attractions / Government / Safety / Tourism /


A fifth of the world’s destinations remain off limits to tourism

One in every five destinations’ borders remains entirely closed as the new COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreak wreaks havoc on the resumption of international tourism. According to the…

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Jan 12, 2022 ByJoe Cusmano Government / Safety / Tourism /


UK Government agency Digital Catapult reveals Formula 1 partnership to drive 5G potential

Digital Catapult, the UK Government agency innovation agency for the digital and software industry, has announced a collaboration with Formula 1 to explore the potential of 5G in the…

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Jan 11, 2022 Government / Sport / Technology /


Hong Kong Government halts incoming flights from eight countries

The Hong Kong Government has banned flights from eight countries - Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the USA - for two weeks under new…

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Jan 11, 2022 Government / Safety / Tourism /


Singapore Anytime Fitness gym ordered to close after link to potential Omicron cluster

The Anytime Fitness gym at Singapore’s Bukit Timah Shopping Centre linked to a potential Omicron cluster has been ordered to close for 10 days after authorities found that it did not…

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Dec 24, 2021 Fitness / Government / Legal / Safety /


Australian Government joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today advised that the nation will join the USA in not having government ministers or officials attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, in a…

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Dec 8, 2021 ByNigel Benton Events / Government / Sport /


International Tennis Federation will not back Women’s Tennis Association China boycott

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has advised that it will not cancel any tournaments in China over concerns for player Peng Shuai, explaining that it will not follow the stance of…

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Dec 7, 2021 ByNigel Benton Events / Government / Sport /



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