News: Government

Government backs US$46 million makeover for Hong Kong’s Ocean Park

The Hong Kong Government is to provide HK $361 million (US$46 million) for a makeover of the administrative region’s Ocean Park into a new style of tourism destination with a role as…

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Jan 19, 2021 Attractions / Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Chinese F1 Grand Prix postponed to second half of 2021

Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix has been put on hold indefinitely as Coronavirus quarantine restrictions have forced changes to the race series' 2021 calendar. The second Formula…

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Jan 13, 2021 ByNigel Benton Events / Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Sri Lankan Centara resort to join in initiative to restart international tourism in Asia

Leading Asian hotel operator Centara Hotels and Resorts, is to playing a key role in helping to restart the region’s tourism industry, with its popular beachfront retreat on Sri…

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Jan 13, 2021 Government / Marketing / Safety / Tourism /


F1 postpones Melbourne Grand Prix to November

The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix is to be moved to November, with the Victorian Government, Formula 1 management and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation agreeing that quarantine…

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Jan 12, 2021 Events / Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Hong Kong gym owners fearful of ongoing closures into 2021

With Hong Kong’s fitness clubs, gyms and studios again closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, and having been closed for more than 100 days during 2020, business owners are incurring…

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Dec 29, 2020 Finance / Fitness / Government / Safety /


Preparing for a tourism revival in 2021

Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed? The Conversation - Joseph M Cheers, Colin Michael Hall and Jarkko Saarinen…

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Dec 29, 2020 Government / Safety / Tourism /


UNWTO points to tourism ‘looking forward with determination’

The United Nations World Tourism Organization has released a statement assessing the impact of Coronavirus on the global industry during 2020, noting “we are almost at the end of what…

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Dec 24, 2020 Government / Safety / Tourism / Wellness /


Thailand looks to slow and safe border reopening to international visitors

The Government of Thailand has today announced that its borders will reopen for international tourism while also advising that it will remain vigilant through the enforcement of strict…

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Dec 23, 2020 Government / Safety / Tourism /



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