News: Government

Sri Lankan Prime Minister halts plans for new Colombo cricket stadium

Less than a week after Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced plans for a 40,000-seat cricket stadium in Colombo, the nation’s Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has scrapped the proposal…

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May 22, 2020 Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Hong Kong legislators struggle with Ocean Park bailout

The future of Ocean Park Hong Kong is in doubt with the Administrative region's legislators failing to agree on a Government bailout plan to inject HK$5.4 billion into the attraction…

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May 20, 2020 Attractions / Education / Finance / Government / Tourism /


UNWTO says international tourism faces worst crisis since records began

World tourism is facing its worst crisis since records were first collected 1950, with new figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicting that 1.1 billion…

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May 13, 2020 Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Hong Kong’s Ocean Park faces closure as Government considers financial aid package

With the city's tourism sector at a standstill and having been closed since late January due the Coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong theme park Ocean Park could go out of business by the…

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May 12, 2020 Attractions / Entertainment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Attractions shut again in Shanghai

With a number of visitor attractions and worksites having reopened across China over recent weeks, authorities have decided to close indoor tourist attractions once again in Shanghai.…

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Apr 5, 2020 Attractions / Government / Tourism / Wellness /


US President Trump to attend inauguration of world’s largest cricket stadium during upcoming Indian visit

US President Donald Trump is to attend an inauguration event for the world’s largest cricket venue, the 110,000 capacity Motera Stadium in the city of Ahmedabad, during his upcoming…

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Feb 12, 2020 Government / Sport / Venues /


Australia’s major sports unite to aid bushfire affected communities rebuild

Australia’s major sports, represented by the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS), have come together to help rebuild the communities that have been…

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Jan 29, 2020 Environment / Finance / Government / Recreation / Sport /


Reports chart ongoing growth of Chinese theme parks

Ongoing growth in China's theme parks market has been reported on by the China Daily, indicating that attractions development, which has sometimes been criticised by the Chinese…

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Aug 5, 2019 Attractions / Entertainment / Government / Tourism /



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