News: Safety

21 participants die in extreme weather during China mountain marathon race

21 participants in the Yellow River Stone Forest cross-country mountain race have died in north-western China after hail, freezing rain and gales hit the high-altitude track. Chinese state…

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May 24, 2021 ByNigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport /


OCBC Arena and Aquatic Centre closed to public for exclusive use by Team Singapore athletes

Singapore’s OCBC Arena and OCBC Aquatic Centre have been closed to the public from today to allow Team Singapore's athletes to train ahead of the Olympic, Paralympic and SEA…

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May 21, 2021 ByNigel Benton Aquatics / Fitness / Safety / Security / Sport /


Nepalese Walltopia Climbing Wall helps develop safe climbing skills

The Khumbu Climbing Centre, located at 3,950 metres altitude in the Nepalese village of Phortse aims to help develop for all Nepali climbers - technical climbing skills,…

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May 21, 2021 Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Safety /


Growing public opposition to Tokyo Olympics as Japanese doctors call for Games to be cancelled

Public opposition to the hosting of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in July has grown to more than 80% among the Japanese population. With the opening of the Games just 64 days away, publication…

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May 20, 2021 Events / Safety / Sport / Venues / Wellness /


Study suggests swimming pool water inactivates COVID-19 virus in 30 seconds

Swimming pool water can inactivate the COVID-19 virus in only 30 seconds under the right conditions, according to a study by virologists at Imperial College London. The findings, which…

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May 19, 2021 Aquatics / Safety / Technology /


WTTC Global Summit highlights how major live corporate events and conferences can be staged safely

The World Travel and Tourism Council has successfully and safely staged the world’s first major live international business conference in the COVID-19 era in Cancun, Mexico, last…

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May 18, 2021 Events / Safety / Tourism / Venues /


Almost half of Thailand’s hotels expect to close in the next three months

With Thailand having been preparing to start opening up to international tourism, the latest surge of COVID-19 in south and south east Asia is potentially set to delay these plans With an…

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May 14, 2021 ByJoe Cusmano Government / Hospitality / Safety / Tourism /


VMA welcomes New Board Members

The Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific) has announced the appointment of the results of its 2021 Board Election, with the elections having sought to fill four Active member…

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May 13, 2021 Entertainment / Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /



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