News: Government

Ongoing Chinese COVID prevention measures result in new closure of Universal Beijing Resort

With the Chinese Government maintaining its tough anti-Coronavirus measures, the Universal Beijing Resort has been closed this week while districts in the cities of Wuhan and Guangzhou have…

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Oct 28, 2022 Attractions / Entertainment / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Pro-whaling countries deploy shameful tactics at International Whaling Commission

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is disappointed by the shameful tactics used by pro-whaling countries at the recently held International Whaling Commission in Slovenia to block…

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Oct 24, 2022 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Events / Government /


World Health Organization reveals high cost of physical inactivity in first-ever global report

Almost 500 million people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) attributable to physical inactivity, between 2020 and 2030, costing US$27…

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Oct 21, 2022 Fitness / Government / Recreation / Wellness /


Use of kangaroo to promote tourism slammed by Animals Australia

Animals Australia has slammed Tourism Australia’s use of a kangaroo - ‘Ruby the Roo’ - to lead its new global campaign, given the mass slaughter of our national icon…

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Oct 13, 2022 Environment / Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Hong Kong Tourism Board welcomes easing of some of the world’s toughest travel restrictions

The Hong Kong Government announced on Friday that it will be ending mandatory hotel quarantine which has significantly impacted the economy and kept the finance hub internationally isolated…

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Sep 26, 2022 Government / Hospitality / Safety / Tourism /


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 /



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