News: Tourism

Work to commence on US$175 million Oman Botanic Garden

With a planned completion date in 2023, work has commenced on the US$175 million national botanic garden project in the Sultanate of Oman. Set to be the largest centre of its kind in the…

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Aug 24, 2021 ByNigel Benton Attractions / Environment / Parks / Tourism /


Study cites need for global guidelines and stricter regulations for swim-with-whale tourism experiences

Concerned with potential impacts of marine tourism on whales, researchers have suggested guidelines and regulations for whale-watch tour operators worldwide to minimise disturbance of this…

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Aug 24, 2021 Environment / Safety / Tourism /


What will be the top five tourist attractions of 2021?

Consistently over the past few months, the Coronavirus has been showing its dreadful effects with he only hope of liberation from the COVID-19 pandemic being a successful global vaccination…

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Aug 22, 2021 ByKunal Sawhney Safety / Tourism /


Resorts World Genting unveils lands and rides at SkyWorlds attraction

Resorts World Genting has unveiled the themed worlds, rides and attractions that are set to open at its new Genting SkyWorlds theme park in Malaysia. The Genting SkyWorlds theme park at…

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Aug 20, 2021 Attractions / Entertainment / Hospitality / Retail / Tourism /


Phuket Tourism stakeholders welcome landmark approval of Russian Sputnik vaccine

The approval of Russia’s Sputnik vaccine by Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has been welcomed by tourism stakeholders in Phuket anticipating the…

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Aug 20, 2021 Hospitality / Safety / Tourism /


Dubai prepares for opening of world’s tallest observation wheel

Dubai Holding is preparing to publicly open Ain Dubai (previously named the Dubai Eye or Dubai-I) - the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel - in the fourth quarter of 2021…

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Aug 19, 2021 Attractions / Tourism /


Airline travellers demand unified global COVID-19 travel passes

A poll taken by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) shows that airline passengers are “fed up” with confusion at airports due to Covid-19 health checks and want…

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Aug 18, 2021 ByJoe Cusmano Safety / Technology / Tourism / Wellness /


Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay transformed into Singapore’s first ‘garden-in-a-hotel’

Following a S$45 million (US$33 million) refurbishment the Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay hotel in Singapore has been transformed into the city first 'garden-in-a-hotel'.…

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Aug 17, 2021 Environment / Hospitality / Tourism /



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