News: Government

Every £1 spent on public health in the UK saves an average of £14

Every £1 (US$1.3) spent on public health returns an extra £14 (US$18) on the original investment, on average - and in some cases, significantly more than that - according to a…

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Oct 13, 2020 Finance / Government / Marketing / Wellness /


ATEC concerned over lack of government funding to support inbound tour operators

While the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of additional funding for regional tourism, they have expressed concern over a…

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Sep 27, 2020 Finance / Government / Tourism /


Malaysian theme parks call for removal of entertainment tax

Malaysia’s theme park operators, seen as being among one of the country’s industry sectors most adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, are appealing for the abolition of…

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Sep 24, 2020 Attractions / Finance / Government / Retail / Tourism /


Conservationists alert UNESCO of Australian Government’s move to weaken legal protection for heritage sites

Australian conservation groups have written to the Director-General of UNESCO, warning the international body of “alarming moves by the Australian Government to weaken legal…

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Sep 7, 2020 Environment / Government / Legal / Parks /


Singapore opens ‘travel bubble’ for New Zealanders

The Government of Singapore is to allow quarantine-free travel from New Zealand, based on a recognition that the country has the Coronavirus under control. Under a new system to be…

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Aug 24, 2020 Government / Insurance / Safety / Tourism /


Thailand halts tourism boosting ‘travel bubble’ plan as Asian Coronavirus cases rise

With its tourism-reliant economy impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government of Thailand has delayed plans to introduce a ‘travel bubble’ agreement with select…

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Aug 6, 2020 Government / Marketing / Tourism / Wellness /


New rise in infections sees Hong Kong’s museums close for the third time

With a third wave of Coronavirus cases impacting Hong Kong, the special administrative region has instituted its strictest measures yet for combatting the spread of disease, including once…

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Jul 22, 2020 Arts / Attractions / Government / Safety / Venues /


New Coronavirus outbreaks force Hong Kong Disneyland into new closure

Less than a month after its reopening, Hong Kong Disneyland is closing its gates again following a new Coronavirus outbreak in the Administrative Region. The theme park, which was…

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Jul 16, 2020 Attractions / Government / Safety / Tourism / Wellness /



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