News: Government

Japanese Government announces borders will reopen to vaccinated tourists from 11th October

Japan has announced it will lift tough Covid restrictions on foreign visitors, reopening its borders to vaccinated tourists after two and a half years of pandemic closures. Having…

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Sep 25, 2022 Government / Safety / Tourism /


Australia revealed as largest source market for tourists to Indonesia

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia has revealed that Australia is the largest source of overseas visitors to the country, representing nearly 40% of…

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Sep 23, 2022 ByNigel Benton Government / Safety / Tourism /


Thai court orders rehabilitation of Maya Bay beach 22 years after damage by film crew

More than two decades after the Hollywood film The Beach was shot at Thailand's scenic Maya Bay, the nation’s Supreme Court has ordered the Royal Forest Department to press ahead…

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Sep 14, 2022 ByNigel Benton Entertainment / Environment / Government / Legal / Tourism /


World Athletics announces postponement of Nanjing’s World Indoor Championships to 2025

World Athletics has advised that the Chinese city of Nanjing’s hosting of the World Athletics Indoor Championships, originally due to have been staged in March 2020, will be further…

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Sep 2, 2022 ByNigel Benton Events / Government / Safety / Sport /


UAE set to benefit from Qatar’s FIFA World Cup hosting

Qatar's 2022 World Cup promises to benefit not only itself but also to provide an unintended economic, political, and religious soft power boon for its foremost rival in the region, the…

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Aug 31, 2022 ByJames M. Dorsey Events / Government / Legal / Sport / Tourism /


Hong Kong’s new quarantine rules make no difference for the exhibition industry

While the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) welcomes the decision of the HKSAR Government to reduce hotel quarantine for inbound travellers, it notes that…

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Aug 11, 2022 Events / Government / Safety / Tourism / Venues /


Minister confirms cost of terminating Singapore Sports Hub partnership

The Singapore Government has revealed that the cost of terminating the public-private partnership (PPP) for the operation of the Singapore Sports Hub will reach S$2.3 billion (US$1.67…

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Aug 3, 2022 Events / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


World Active Forum highlights need to collaborate to reverse pandemic’s impact on global health

The newly formed World Active Forum, whose inaugural Chair is AUSactive’s Barrie Elvish, has released a statement highlighting the post-COVID-19 challenges facing the exercise,…

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Jul 29, 2022 Events / Fitness / Government / Wellness /



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