Tourism – Directorio Bus http://directoriobus.com/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 05:31:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://directoriobus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-64-120x120.png Tourism – Directorio Bus http://directoriobus.com/ 32 32 Governor touts “Sandbox v2”, targets key issues to keep Phuket tourism open https://directoriobus.com/governor-touts-sandbox-v2-targets-key-issues-to-keep-phuket-tourism-open/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 03:57:35 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/governor-touts-sandbox-v2-targets-key-issues-to-keep-phuket-tourism-open/ Governor touts “Sandbox v2”, targets key issues to keep Phuket tourism open PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew is targeting a series of issues in hopes of launching “Sandbox v2” so tourism in Phuket can remain open and continue to generate much-needed income for people living on the island. “The situation with the increase in COVID-19 […]]]>

Governor touts “Sandbox v2”, targets key issues to keep Phuket tourism open

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew is targeting a series of issues in hopes of launching “Sandbox v2” so tourism in Phuket can remain open and continue to generate much-needed income for people living on the island.

“The situation with the increase in COVID-19 cases after the New Year’s festival may be of public concern, but I confirm that there is no idea to close the island in any way,” Governor Narong said yesterday (January 5).

“Because of what has been achieved from the start, there are two main issues, which is to solve the problems of feeding people. as well as disease control, ”he added.

“From the Delta era to the Omicron era, we were able to control the disease to a satisfactory level before the new year, and at the same time also contribute to the economic recovery…

“The economic recovery is going well, but in the area of ​​disease control we need to think about how to live with COVID-19,” he said.

“What we have to keep in mind is not to let diseases [sic] who come with tourists reach us. We still have to continue to detect infections on day one. That is, when everyone arrives at the airport, they should be checked for infection and wait to hear the results at the hotel. At this point, we can be fairly confident that the infection will not infect others, ”Governor Narong assured.

Governor Narong maintained that local residents and business operators should remain vigilant to protect themselves from infection.

“He stressed that operators need to take care of frontline workers who need to protect themselves and need to be periodically checked by ATK, and we’ve done that all the time. It is an internal control with which we must be as strong as before, with which all entrepreneurs have cooperated well, ”he said.

“We must seek the cooperation of all parties to protect themselves and ensure that Phuket becomes strong, shiny and sustainable again in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic situation. We don’t know how long this “germ war” will last, but our lives must go on, “he added.

KEY ISSUES

Governor Narong yesterday chaired a meeting at the Phuket Sandbox Operations Center to highlight the main issues affecting tourists wishing to come to Phuket.

The main issues included the Thailand Pass approval system, the availability of hospital rooms for ‘green’ patients, and the increasing capacity of Phuket to perform laboratory tests so that it could identify those infected more quickly. .

In attendance were the Vice Governor of Phuket Pichet Panaphong, Dr Kusak Kukiattikoon, Phuket Provincial Public Health Bureau, the Director of Vachira Phuket Hospital Weerasak Lorthongkham and Bumiikitti Raktaengam, President of the Phuket Tourism Association.

Vice Governor Pichet explained that four key issues directly affect tourists that the national government must deal with.

“The problem of delays in approving the Thailand Pass for foreign tourists. There is not enough staff, resulting in late approval, ”was one of the key issues.

“Province [Phuket provincial government] proposes to get the Home Office to discuss with CCSA the authority to approve foreign tourists traveling to Thailand via the Thailand Pass at Phuket Airport. This is currently not the jurisdiction of the Phuket Provincial Government.

“We need the integration of the relevant agencies to establish a one-stop-shop service center and the people, budget, location and tools that need to be able to work around the clock.

“We also need to establish a call center to answer all the problems of foreign tourists, which is beyond the potential and power of the Phuket provincial government,” said Vice Governor Pichet.

The second issue was Phuket’s ability to perform the second mandatory RT-PCR tests for foreign tourists. “This is not enough for the growing number of tourists,” said V / Gov Pichet.

Steps have already been taken to enlist support from the Department of Public Health’s Region 11 office as well as hospitals and other private medical service providers to cope with the growing burden, he said. .

“Five mobile laboratory vehicles will arrive. The first two mobile laboratories arrived on January 4 [Tuesday], An additional 1,200 people will be tested for infection per day and we have adjusted the laboratory method to a full sample. We have also set up a call center to coordinate with SHA + managers. One option is to increase the cost of the second PCR test, which should encourage private hospitals to join and take more action to support us, ”he added.

V / Gov Pichet also raised the issue of the lack of hospital rooms on the island for tourists who test positive to be designated ‘green’ patients, meaning they only have mild symptoms of illness. ‘infection.

“The problem is that the number of hospital isolation and hotel isolation rooms is not enough to support the number of green patients,” he said clearly.

“The Phuket Provincial Public Health Bureau, Vachira Phuket Hospital, and the Southern Section of the Thai Hotels Association are negotiating with the hotels to open as a hospital or convert some rooms to an isolated hotel to accommodate their own positive clients without be pushed to stay elsewhere, ”he said.

“Meanwhile, Vachira Phuket Hospital is currently exploring and evaluating more hotels that voluntarily wish to become a hospital, such as The Par Kathu, De Tu Thalang, The Craft and the Royal Paradise. [in Patong], etc. We are expecting to be able to add 200 more rooms, ”he added.

The fourth key problem was that insurance companies were unwilling to cover the expenses of tourists designated as “green” patients.

“We propose that the CCSA prescribe measures for incoming foreign tourists that they must be insured with Thai insurance companies in order to resolve the issue,” he said.

WAITING FOR

Phuket officials reported the issues to CCSA and received a standard response

“The central government informed [officials] in a meeting that the central government will assess and discuss the problems that arise in the functioning of the pilot provinces in order to receive tourists from Phuket in order of importance, ”said Vice Governor Pichet.

The CCSA had indicated that it would provide support “to accelerate actions to help resolve the problems that arise in Phuket,” he said.

Governor Narong said he would like to thank Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister [Anutin], and the central government executive, “who kindly acknowledged Phuket’s problems.”

“From the work of the province of Phuket [the provincial government] In the first version of Sandbox, the province of Phuket recognized the problems and adjusted its measures due to different circumstances from past situations.

“Therefore, Phuket Province needs to further adjust the concept of working methods. There is a plan to adjust the Phuket Sandbox to version 2 in order to prepare and solve the problem of accommodating tourists traveling to Phuket, so that we can facilitate the arrival of tourists, including the need to meet the needs of tourists as well. tourists with the operation of Phuket, ”Governor Narong said.

Governor Narong also noted that Phuket must move forward by providing third-dose “booster” vaccines as much as possible.

“This is to build confidence among the people of Phuket that the infection will be asymptomatic for them,” he said.

“Most of them [those infected] are mostly green patients. They occupy designated beds and the medical staff available in the area is sufficient to care for the general public, but for infected foreign tourists, facilities or support staff may be insufficient, ”he noted.

“This is why we asked the central government to support this part for the province of Phuket. The province has received good cooperation from all sectors, public and relevant parties, such as in Soi Bangla, Patong, where everyone is cooperating and holding a big clean-up day, and creating greater responsibility for each other “, did he declare.

“Now everyone in Phuket is doing well because there are a lot of tourists coming, which improves the economy. Therefore, I would like to convey to all brothers and sisters, establishments and related agencies that with this good situation that continues, each of all sectors must contribute to controlling the epidemic of COVID-19 and take care of themselves. strictly following public health measures, ”urged Governor Narong.

“If the whole of Phuket province continues to work together, Phuket will be able to take care of each other and overcome this crisis,” he said.


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Montreal tourist agency confirms cyberattack https://directoriobus.com/montreal-tourist-agency-confirms-cyberattack/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 16:53:38 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/montreal-tourist-agency-confirms-cyberattack/ The Montreal tourist agency admitted it was hit by a cyberattack early last month, one of many Canadian and American victim organizations claimed by the Karakurt hacking group. “Tourisme Montréal can confirm that we were aware of a cybersecurity incident that we experienced on December 7e”, Declared Tuesday Francis Bouchard, director of corporate communications and […]]]>

The Montreal tourist agency admitted it was hit by a cyberattack early last month, one of many Canadian and American victim organizations claimed by the Karakurt hacking group.

“Tourisme Montréal can confirm that we were aware of a cybersecurity incident that we experienced on December 7e”, Declared Tuesday Francis Bouchard, director of corporate communications and public affairs of the agency.

“We immediately engaged security experts to further investigate this matter and ensure the integrity and security of our systems. “

The investigation is underway, he added, in particular to identify data that may have been affected. Employees and partner agencies have been warned, he added.

Bouchard declined to comment on how the agency was compromised, whether the stolen data contained personally identifiable information or what the attacker was asking for.

Tourisme Montréal (known in English as Visit Montréal) represents 900 members, partners and stakeholders in the tourism industry to promote the city.

Bouchard’s statement comes after a hacking group called Karakurt listed Visit Montreal in a December 29 post as one of 11 organizations that were reportedly compromised recently.

They include a Quebec construction company, a Quebec-based bathroom designer, a Canadian First Nation, a western Canadian data management company, and a western Canadian-based heavy equipment manufacturer. ITWorldCanada.com attempts to verify these allegations. Alleged victims in the United States include a credit union, a human resources company, an asphalt maker, and a digital media company.

Karakurt’s post, dubbed his Winter Data Leak Digest, states that “the amount of data we got speaks for itself. Which means there is a big hole in the IT department that allowed us to exfiltrate whatever we wanted.

According to Accenture, Karakurt is a financially motivated threat group that were first spotted last June and began to escalate attacks at the end of the third quarter. He claims to have killed more than 40 people in several areas between September and November alone.

Unlike most ransomware attacks that encrypt data, Accenture claims that Karakurt only focuses on data exfiltration and extortion, threatening to release or sell the stolen data unless it is paid for.

However, Brett Callow, a British Columbia-based threats analyst at Emsisoft, notes that what the gang is actually doing with the stolen data is not entirely clear. “They claim it will be sold but, although there is an auction page on their website, it is just 404 [a “page not found” error message] and has done so since the site was launched, ”he said.

While the gang varies its tactics depending on the victim, Accenture says it often uses a “living off the land” approach – meaning it takes advantage of the tools and weaknesses of an IT environment. victim – and often avoids the use of common post-exploitation tools. like Cobalt Strike.

If the exfiltration-only model proves effective, Callow believes more gangs will adopt it this year because it is less risky than traditional encryption-based attacks. “They can still extort money, but probably think that there is less risk of attracting the attention of international law enforcement agencies because their attacks will not disrupt the flow of oil or the provision of medical care. health, ”he said.


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Bringing figure skating to Nashville is a victory for tourism and culture https://directoriobus.com/bringing-figure-skating-to-nashville-is-a-victory-for-tourism-and-culture/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 22:02:08 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/bringing-figure-skating-to-nashville-is-a-victory-for-tourism-and-culture/ Scott Ramsey is the President and CEO of the Nashville Sports Council. The Nashville Sports Council is proud to promote the Toyota US Figure Skating Championships at the Bridgestone Arena January 3-9. It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago that same championship took place at the Nashville Arena as the first live sporting event […]]]>
  • Scott Ramsey is the President and CEO of the Nashville Sports Council.

The Nashville Sports Council is proud to promote the Toyota US Figure Skating Championships at the Bridgestone Arena January 3-9. It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago that same championship took place at the Nashville Arena as the first live sporting event at the venue.

We’ve come a long way

The Nashville Sports Council was established five years ago to help promote and stimulate sports tourism in Music City. As a result, Nashville is now on the map worldwide as a premier sports destination with stellar credentials for hosting some of the most sought-after sporting events including the SEC men’s basketball tournaments, the TransPerfect Music City. Annual Bowl, Rock ‘n Roll Marathon, 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four, 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend and 2019 NFL Draft winning the title of America’s Best Sports City of 2019 by Sports Business Journal.

The 2022 US Olympic figure skating team will be decided in Nashville at the same venue that is home to the Nashville Predators.

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It’s definitely a different ice cream, different fans, and attracts visitors to our city who don’t normally come, and it’s an exciting way to round off our busy holiday season after the Bowl and the famous New Years Eve celebration. our city.

Our city is more than a champion of the American Olympics.

We stand up for our partner organizations, community leaders, volunteers as well as Metro Police, Public Works and all of our world-class hotel partners to provide superb accommodations, transportation, entertainment and excitement in this dynamic setting.

Nashville has its own impressive resources, many of which are our residents. Olympic champion Scott Hamilton, who advocates for the growth of figure skating, also serves as an ambassador for upcoming championships and no one knows figure skating better than he.

Welcome to the history of figure skating

World champion Michelle Kwan of Torrance, Calif., Performs her short program at the US Figure Skating Championships in Nashville on February 14, 1997.

25 years ago, Nashville saw an iconic rivalry at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships take shape that changed the sport forever. Tara Lipinski became the youngest female skater to win a U.S. title at age 14 and secured a spot on the U.S. Winter Olympics team alongside world favorite Michelle Kwan.

Lipinksi would go to Japan to narrowly beat Kwan again in a very controversial gold medal, even to this day. We can only observe what the competition will bring us 25 years later.

A 1997 photo of 14-year-old Tara Lipinski skating the night after beating Michelle Kwan and others at Nashville Arena for the women's US Figure Skating Championship title

Guests have the chance to see past champions join us for the event where new champions will be crowned in the Ladies, Men, Pairs, Ice Dancing and Junior levels. Junior competitors from Brentwood, TN, Elliana and Ethan Peal represent the Volunteer State with the help of their father and coach, Robert Peal.

Planning for these championships takes years and we are proud to bring this vibrant entertainment to the Nashvillians and bring Music City to a global TV audience.

We encourage everyone to join us in this exciting sport which not only showcases incredible athletic abilities, but also features incredible costumes, captivating music, and the celebration of big events that we can embrace again. We hope to see you and your family take part in the Bridgestone Arena at one of Nashville’s flagship events kicking off 2022.

Scott Ramsey is the President and CEO of the Nashville Sports Council.


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Policies for oceanic tourism PH pushes https://directoriobus.com/policies-for-oceanic-tourism-ph-pushes/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:14:37 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/policies-for-oceanic-tourism-ph-pushes/ IMPROVING OCEAN TOURISM The Asian Development Bank has proposed many policies aimed at improving the ocean tourism industry in the Philippines. PHOTO BY RUY A. MARTINEZ The Asian Development Bank (AfDB) has identified a number of policy proposals that can help the Philippines improve their ocean tourism industry. “As a component of the blue economy, […]]]>

IMPROVING OCEAN TOURISM The Asian Development Bank has proposed many policies aimed at improving the ocean tourism industry in the Philippines. PHOTO BY RUY A. MARTINEZ

The Asian Development Bank (AfDB) has identified a number of policy proposals that can help the Philippines improve their ocean tourism industry.

“As a component of the blue economy, ocean tourism is an important contributor to the growth and development of the Philippines,” according to the article titled “Developing the Philippine Blue Economy: Opportunities and Challenges in the Tourism Sector oceanic ”written by Maria Angela Zafra published by ADB this Wednesday.

As an archipelagic nation, tourism operations in coastal and offshore areas, she noted, contribute to the incomes of cities and municipalities, job creation and skills development of local populations, as well as with commercial potential. These can lead to improvements in the quality of life of the community.

Despite the many policies in place to protect tourism and marine ecosystems, Zafra continued, many tourist areas, especially beaches, are experiencing uncontrolled expansion.

According to her, research on the ecology of ocean tourism in the Philippines and a case study of El Nido Resorts have led to the formulation of various policy proposals.

To determine the carrying capacity for tourism, an analysis of the ecosystems in a place with considerable natural resource assets is first required. When planning tourism development, this would help tourism planners to regulate the number of tourists and not exceed carrying capacity.

Multiple stakeholders, Zafra added, must be involved throughout the tourism development chain, from idea to master plan, including monitoring and evaluation. The co-creation of tourism development routes is essential for innovation and inclusion in the industry.

“It is also necessary to assess infrastructure needs before creating a tourism development plan for a destination. Funding mechanisms and public-private partnerships could be the norm in tourist business areas,” he said. -she adds.

According to the author, integrating payment for ecosystem services into tourism products is a financing strategy that ensures that individuals who work for environmental protection also benefit financially. National parks and other community tourism destinations currently levy an environmental tax and / or admission fees.

She also said that limiting the number of tourists per day to each site or attraction based on carrying capacity and infrastructure estimates can help address the capacity problem. The local government can limit the capacity of public attractions by requiring reservations with the local tourist office, which can be made on behalf of guests by tour operators or accommodation companies.

Zafra went on to say that the private sector is responding to changing restrictions and most tourism businesses will change their operations if government rules require them to.

She further said that local communities have a key role to play in citizen-led enforcement, which can remedy poor enforcement of laws and policies. Civil society organizations and community members can form volunteer groups to monitor any violation of existing tourism and environmental ordinances and legislation.

“Further research may develop the business case for sustainability in ocean tourism businesses to understand the different modalities of success in terms of corporate financial sustainability, environmental protection, and mitigation or mitigation. adaptation to climate change, ”Zafra concluded.


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Study explains how Greek tourism can reach 27 billion euros in revenue by 2030 https://directoriobus.com/study-explains-how-greek-tourism-can-reach-27-billion-euros-in-revenue-by-2030/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 12:34:30 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/study-explains-how-greek-tourism-can-reach-27-billion-euros-in-revenue-by-2030/ INSETE Research Director Dr Aris Ikkos. Under certain conditions, Greek tourism revenues by 2030 could reach 27 billion euros annually against its record figure of 18 billion euros in 2019, according to the research institute INSETE. Based on data from its latest study by Deloitte-Remaco, which was presented at the recent Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) […]]]>

INSETE Research Director Dr Aris Ikkos.

Under certain conditions, Greek tourism revenues by 2030 could reach 27 billion euros annually against its record figure of 18 billion euros in 2019, according to the research institute INSETE.

Based on data from its latest study by Deloitte-Remaco, which was presented at the recent Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) online conference “Greek Tourism: Coming Back – Planning the Future”, INSETE set a target for Greek tourism by 2030:

– boost sound earnings from 52% (with an average annual increase of 6.2%) to 27 billion euros, compared to 18 billion euros in 2019

– increase the number of overnight stays from 32 percent (with an average annual increase of 4 percent) to 307 million, compared to 233 million in 2019

– increase the number of Arrivals nationwide from 27 percent (with an average annual increase of 3.5 percent) to 50 millions , compared to 39 million in 2019.

The “Greek Tourism 2030 | The ‘Action Plans’ study emphasizes that for Greece to prosper more as a destination, its objectives must include fight against seasonality (extension of the tourist season); strengthen the attractiveness of the country’s regions (and areas with tourism development potential) to achieve a better distribution of tourism demand; and increase average expenses and length of stay per visitor by 2030.

How Greece can increase its income and arrivals

According to the study, the industry must focus on the following five areas in order to achieve the desired increase in revenue, overnight stays and arrivals by 2030:

– improve tourism infrastructure and modernize the tourism product (existing tourism infrastructure must be improved and new investment projects must be carried out to strengthen the main tourism product of the industry, namely Sun & Beach, and also support other forms of tourism, in particular yachting, cruise tourism, cultural tourism, city tourism and convention tourism),
– achieve the digital upgrade and transformation of Greece’s tourism ecosystem to meet the needs of the modern traveler,
– boost marketing and promotional actions,
– protect the environment and promote sustainability,
– strengthen the skills of tourism professionals and workers.

Study sheds light on Greece’s tourism products

The INSETE study includes action plans that could be created in 36 Greek destinations and destination clusters in the 13 regions of the country. The study lists the tourism products and development opportunities of each destination by target market in each region and also suggests actions for further development.

As underlined during the presentation of the study, one of the strengths of “Greek Tourism 2030 | “Action plans” is that it identifies “How” can Greece’s tourism products be developed?, rather than “which” should be developed.

“We have selected specific destinations and identified the products that each destination can develop and the markets to target, taking into account that the development of tourism towards 2030 requires the creation of combined products and services that will enable tourists to acquire the experiences they seek. »INSETE Research Director Dr Aris Ikkos noted.

“With these new products, it will be possible to further penetrate established and mature markets, as well as the development of long-haul markets in the post-Covid era,” he added.

As it concerns key markets, the study confirmed that Greece should continue to focus on the well-established inbound tourism markets of Western Europe (such as Germany, UK, France) and Eastern Europe with a special emphasis on Russia.

In addition, Greece should also focus on attracting travelers from major emerging markets for global tourism (such as China, India and South Korea) and strong and important markets in North America (such as the United States and Canada).

The message of the study

For his part, the director general of INSETE Dr Elias Kikilias said the main message of the study is that every greek destination has the ability to form its own unique chain of values ​​and experiences, and his developing in terms of sustainability, competitiveness and resilience.

Director General of INSETE Dr Elias Kikilias.

“Looking towards 2030, we see that resilience and sustainability are as essential as competitiveness… Now is the time for Greek tourism to shift from spontaneous development to a thorough method of planning and carrying out policies through effective cooperation. The issue of management, governance and promotion of destinations must be at the heart of our efforts. In this regard, this study is a framework for public debate, consultation and further development, ”he said.

According to the study, Greek tourism can achieve the aforementioned targets by 2030 provided that its performance metrics have fully returned to pre-pandemic levels by 2023 and that the industry will not be affected by external factors (such as crises) during the period 2023-2030.

L’INSETE “Greek Tourism 2030 | The study “Action plans” has also drawn up a national action plan for Greek tourism which will be presented later.

The summary (in Greek) of the INSETE study is available here. For the website (in Greek) of “Greek Tourism 2030 | Action plans ”, click here.


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Abu Dhabi Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Festival features ballet superstar Bolle & Friends https://directoriobus.com/abu-dhabi-travel-tourism-and-hospitality-festival-features-ballet-superstar-bolle-friends/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 11:37:23 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/abu-dhabi-travel-tourism-and-hospitality-festival-features-ballet-superstar-bolle-friends/ The 19th Abu Dhabi Festival, to be held under the theme “Creating the Emirati Mindset: Creation, Innovation and Joy”, and in partnership with the Embassy of Italy, presents Roberto Bolle and Friends, a UAE’s first ballet gala at the Emirates Palace Auditorium on January 9, 2022. The founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts […]]]>

The 19th Abu Dhabi Festival, to be held under the theme “Creating the Emirati Mindset: Creation, Innovation and Joy”, and in partnership with the Embassy of Italy, presents Roberto Bolle and Friends, a UAE’s first ballet gala at the Emirates Palace Auditorium on January 9, 2022.

The founder of the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) as well as the founder and artistic director of the Abu Dhabi festival Huda I. Alkhamis-Kanoo said: “For nearly two decades, the festival has hosted the greatest ballet stars. On the program of this edition, we are proud to present Bolle in a ballet gala, including the Nutcracker, Dorian Gray and The Talisman, and to share the beauty of this dancer’s talent, his technical skills and his artistic expression to the public of ‘Abu Dhabi.

Italian Ambassador Nicola Lener said: “Ballet has its origins in the Italian Renaissance and continues to be part of our cultural life. Bolle, the first dancer in the world to be both Star of Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theater in New York, was indeed the first artist to use dance as a tool to foster dialogue. and mutual understanding between people of different origins and social classes.

“Thanks to the collaboration with ADMAF, the Italian Embassy is pleased to offer the Abu Dhabi public a Ballet Gala performed by Bolle & Friends. This event will be an opportunity to enjoy the performance of some famous dancers in the world, presenting a selection of beautiful ballets from the 19th and 20th centuries. I am sure it will be an amazing evening for the cultural life of Abu Dhabi. “

In this performance, which takes place at the Emirates Palace Auditorium in Abu Dhabi, Bolle invited five famous stars to dance with him on the stage of the Abu Dhabi Festival. The gala will feature nine ballet dances including: Two, The Talisman, Kazimir’s Colors, The Nutcracker, Waves, Giselle – Pas de deux from Act II, Thaïs, Don Quixote – Pas de deux from Act III and Dorian Gray.

Bolle said: “It is a great honor to represent Italy with my ‘Roberto Bolle and Friends’ gala here in Abu Dhabi, a great pleasure to be here for the first time! I am happy and proud to bring Italian art and culture again beyond borders and to be able to show the beauty and the communicative power of dance, a universal language that unites peoples and cultures all over the world.

Abu Dhabi Festival 2022 will be held under the patronage of Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan and supported by lead partner Mubadala Investment Company and energy partner GS Energy. With over 1,000 artists participating from around the world to present over 300 performances and events, the 19th edition will also include two world tours and 17 world premieres.

The festival program is part of ADMAF’s contribution to the designation of the capital of the United Arab Emirates as a UNESCO City of Music.TradeArabia News Service


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Nigeria can save naira 1.45 billion in capital flight with 5G adoption https://directoriobus.com/nigeria-can-save-naira-1-45-billion-in-capital-flight-with-5g-adoption/ Sat, 25 Dec 2021 04:19:35 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/nigeria-can-save-naira-1-45-billion-in-capital-flight-with-5g-adoption/ There are strong indications that with the adoption of the 5G internet network, Nigeria can save as much as 1.45 trillion naira ($ 2.56 billion) lost annually to medical tourism, LEADERSHIP Weekend has learned. . It was then that experts allayed the initial fears of many Nigerians that using the 5G network could increase the […]]]>

There are strong indications that with the adoption of the 5G internet network, Nigeria can save as much as 1.45 trillion naira ($ 2.56 billion) lost annually to medical tourism, LEADERSHIP Weekend has learned. .

It was then that experts allayed the initial fears of many Nigerians that using the 5G network could increase the risk of cancer and other negative effects.

Market watchers have said that adopting the 5G network is expected to improve the country’s health services and telehealth, thereby keeping a large chunk of the annual medical expenses Nigerians incur abroad in the economy.

As health services improve, it appears that more Nigerians will start attending health facilities across the country, thus limiting capital flight and increasing income generation through increased contribution of health sector income to the country. GDP of the country.

According to a review of the Central Bank’s balance of payments data, Nigerians have spent $ 11.01 billion on health-related services abroad in the past 10 years, between 2011 and the first quarter of 2021, recording the highest in 2019 at $ 2.56 billion. (N1.45trn) overseas health spending, and the least in 2016 at $ 17 million.

Likewise, the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) said that the huge sums spent on medical tourism were spent on four key specialties: oncology, orthopedics, nephrology and cardiology,

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) also revealed that the composite consumer price index for health jumped 15.8% year-on-year in May 2021, after hitting a ten-year high in April. 2021 at 15.9%. Urban health inflation also skyrocketed to 16.7%, while rural health inflation fell to 15.1% in May 2021.

Experts, who spoke with LEADERSHIP, said the 5G network and its features can transform and improve the health system in Nigeria in several ways, including telehealth which has the potential to meet the needs of patients and providers. accurately, efficiently, conveniently and cost effectively.

According to a report from PwC, the potential of 5G stems from the fact that its technical attributes represent a leap forward compared to its predecessor, 4G.

5G, according to the report, is capable of reaching speeds around 100 times faster than 4G, while handling many more connections. These advantages are enhanced by ultra-low latency, the time it takes for the network to process a request.

Product manager, MeCure Smart, Ajinkya Shekar, said the COVID-19 pandemic has forced consumers to show considerable interest in the health and safety of their families first and to adopt innovative ways to interact in these unprecedented times.

Shekar said that access to quality and safe health care is simply the most important need, not only for Nigerians but for citizens of all countries of the world, adding that telemedicine is now an effective means. to treat patients during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Shekar said, “We hope that through this initiative (rollout of 5G) everyone in Nigeria will have immediate access to quality and affordable health care that is also safe for COVID.

“The demand for telemedicine has increased exponentially since the pandemic took hold. The change in behavior has been nothing short of dramatic. Now, patients prefer remote consultations and only visit clinics if absolutely necessary for testing. This provides a very safe and efficient environment for doctors and patients to run health care.

“When we launched MeCure Smart in April 2019, we were just conducting an experiment: is the Nigerian market ready for healthcare services through a digital platform. As of February 2020, we were no longer able to handle the call volume. The scale and demand for telemedicine services is overwhelming today. Therefore, we have decided to partner with HelloDoc, ”he added.

Speaking to LEADERSHIP Weekend, Chinenye Mba-Uzuokwu, president of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), said the benefits of 5G can help boost the healthcare sector when adopted by health practitioners.

According to Mba-Uzuokwu, 4G has been deployed in Nigeria for years, but it has not improved the health sector because it has not been adopted.

“5G is undoubtedly great, but needs to be embraced by all Nigerians so that we can see its impacts on the economy. To achieve this, the government must formulate an adoption strategy for all sectors of the economy, ”he said.

By next year, ISPON chairman said, financial institutions will start rolling out 5G in their systems, although he has recommended that the government consider how it will deploy the network in public hospitals. and schools, to improve the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, especially those at the grassroots.

“We are currently using 4G, but has it been able to improve the lives of Nigerians? The answer is no! 4G has not improved the health system, the education sector and the well-being of Nigerians as it should.

“For example, can someone in Badagry, Lagos, talk to their doctor at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) without traveling for miles? Again, the answer is no. But if 5G is rolled out in our public hospitals, like primary care centers, poor people can access health services from the comfort of their own homes. This is what we call telehealth, ”he added.

To finance this project, Mba-Uzuokwu advised the government to use part of the Universal Service Delivery Fund (USPF) to provide communication services to underserved areas.

“10% of the profits of all telecommunications companies go to the USPF. Part of this fund is expected to be invested in projects that will ensure that people living in areas with poor connectivity benefit from 5G.

“The government can deploy part of the funds to establish connectivity in public hospitals and schools, so that the poor masses can benefit. This is the only way for vulnerable people to benefit from 5G, ”he added.

In a similar vein, the former chairman of the Nigeria Internet Registration Authority, the Rev. Sunday Folayan told LEADERSHIP Weekend that with the rollout of 5G, healthcare professionals can leverage the network to expand telehealth across the country to improve patient care.

Folayan said the COVID-19 pandemic has made Nigerians understand the importance of 4G, adding that “we are able to host meetings via zoom and work remotely etc. thanks to 4G. We have not felt the negative impact of the pandemic on businesses. The 5G network has more potential than 4G. We need to think about how we can use it to improve Nigeria’s economy, inclusive health sector. “

Meanwhile, despite the many benefits of 5G, some Nigerians have worried about the network’s health implications.

A chemicals seller at Ojota Market in Lagos, Joseph Ekenne, was one of many Nigerians fearful of 5G.

He told LEADERSHIP Weekend that he was initially skeptical of 5G technology due to the rumor surrounding the technology.

“People say it can cause cancer just by calling on a 5G phone,” Ekenne added.

To allay the fears of most Nigerians, Communication and Digital Economy Minister Dr Isa Pantami said the decision to deploy the 5G network followed a thorough investigation, research and trial, exempting him from posing a threat to safety or health.

“We have set up a technical team that has hosted security, health and environment institutions and the public sector so that we can be on the same page. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have so far confirmed that the deployment of 5G does not cause any adverse health effects, ”Pantami said.

The President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Eng. Ike Nnamani, said that it has been proven that there are no negative health implications of 5G.

For his part, Domineum Blockchain Solutions Limited co-founder Mohammed Ibrahim Jega said that while the rumors will still be there, Nigerians should research 5G technology to disillusion their minds and only then can they figure it out. the benefits of 5G.

“Yes, the technology has pros and cons, but in the case of 5G, it has no health implications,” Jega added.

Jega, also founder of Startup Arewa, said technology is changing and Nigeria cannot afford to be left behind.

“We have to tap into what’s going on in the world. We must take this opportunity. Nigeria is one of the largest users of technology in Africa. Many of us use 5G phones and we need to have a 5G network, ”he added.

MTN Nigeria Managing Director Karl Toriola said: “We have conducted 5G trials with the authorities and are very happy with the results of the trial.


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Global Medical Tourism Market Outlook to 2025: Growing Adoption of Cosmetic Surgery and Availability of Low-Cost Treatment Options to Drive Growth – ResearchAndMarkets.com | Nation / World https://directoriobus.com/global-medical-tourism-market-outlook-to-2025-growing-adoption-of-cosmetic-surgery-and-availability-of-low-cost-treatment-options-to-drive-growth-researchandmarkets-com-nation-world/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 12:46:25 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/global-medical-tourism-market-outlook-to-2025-growing-adoption-of-cosmetic-surgery-and-availability-of-low-cost-treatment-options-to-drive-growth-researchandmarkets-com-nation-world/ DUBLIN – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 22, 2021– The report “Global Medical Tourism Market 2021-2025” has been added to the offering of ResearchAndMarkets.com. The global medical tourism market is expected to grow by $ 16.88 billion during the period 2021-2025, slowing to a CAGR of 16.04% during the forecast period. The market is driven by […]]]>

DUBLIN – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 22, 2021–

The report “Global Medical Tourism Market 2021-2025” has been added to the offering of ResearchAndMarkets.com.

The global medical tourism market is expected to grow by $ 16.88 billion during the period 2021-2025, slowing to a CAGR of 16.04% during the forecast period.

The market is driven by the availability of low cost treatment options and increasing international accreditation and assistance from hospitals. This study identifies the increasing adoption of cosmetic surgery as another main reason for the growth over the next few years.

The Medical Tourism Market report provides holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers and challenges as well as vendor analysis covering major vendors.

The medical tourism market is segmented as follows:

By type

  • Cardiovascular treatment
  • Cosmetic treatment
  • Fertility treatment
  • Orthopedic treatment
  • Others

By geographic landscape

  • North America
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • AEM
  • South America

The Medical Tourism Market report covers the following areas:

  • Sizing of the medical tourism market
  • Medical tourism market forecast
  • Industry Analysis of Medical Tourism Market

Robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position and in accordance with this this report provides detailed analysis of several major vendors in the medical tourism market including Anadolu Medical Center, Asian Heart Institute, Asklepios Kliniken GmbH and Co. KGaA, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Co. Ltd., Bumrungrad Hospital Public Co. Ltd., Clemenceau Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Fortis Healthcare Ltd., Prince Court Medical Center Sdn Bhd and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corp.

Further, the Medical Tourism Market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence the growth of the market.

Main topics covered:

Summary

Market landscape

  • Market ecosystem
  • Value chain analysis

Market sizing

  • Market definition
  • Market segment analysis
  • Market size 2020
  • Market Outlook: Forecast for 2020 – 2025

Five forces analysis

Market segmentation by type of treatment

  • Market segments
  • Comparison by type of treatment
  • Cardiovascular Treatment Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • Cosmetic Treatment – Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • Fertility Treatment Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • Orthopedic Treatment Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • Others – Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • Market opportunity by type of treatment

Customer landscape

Geographic landscape

  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • North America Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • APAC Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • Europe – Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • MEA – Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • South America Market Size and Forecast 2020-2025
  • Main leading countries
  • Market opportunity by geographic landscape
  • Market factors
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends

Supplier landscape

Supplier analysis

  • Anadolu Medical Center
  • Asian Heart Institute
  • Asklepios Kliniken GmbH and Co. KGaA
  • Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Co. Ltd.
  • Bumrungrad Hospital Public Co. Ltd.
  • Clémenceau Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Fortis Health SA
  • Prince Court Sdn Bhd Medical Center
  • The Johns Hopkins Corp.

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Caravan Tourism Could Be Next Big Travel Trend During Pandemic | To travel https://directoriobus.com/caravan-tourism-could-be-next-big-travel-trend-during-pandemic-to-travel/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 06:00:18 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/caravan-tourism-could-be-next-big-travel-trend-during-pandemic-to-travel/ Planning a vacation this holiday season but unsure of how to travel safely amid the fear of Omicron? In the era of the pandemic, caravan tourism is gaining popularity around the world because it not only offers flexibility and freedom, but also ensures that you are in a comfortable and safe travel bubble. The advantages […]]]>

Planning a vacation this holiday season but unsure of how to travel safely amid the fear of Omicron? In the era of the pandemic, caravan tourism is gaining popularity around the world because it not only offers flexibility and freedom, but also ensures that you are in a comfortable and safe travel bubble.

The advantages of traveling by caravan are numerous, as you can prepare your own meals during the trip, carry as much luggage as you want and be completely isolated.

If you are looking to explore a domestic place during the holiday season while keeping yourself safe amid the fear of viruses, Kerala is the place to be. Kerala Caravan Tourism Policy – Keravan Kerala promises visitors a personalized and closest to nature travel experience.

READ ALSO : Kerala globe-trotting tea seller who visited 26 countries dies

“Building on Kerala’s inherent strengths of natural beauty and a tourism-friendly culture, caravan tourism has immense significance for the state. Besides providing a refreshing experience for tourists, local communities stand to gain by allowing them to present their culture and products to visitors, ”said MVR Krishna Teja, Director of Tourism.

The policy envisions touristic caravans as safe, comfortable and fully compliant with local and national regulations, providing a comfortable feeling to guests. It also involves the development of Caravan Parks as private, public or joint enterprises. A park, which needs at least 50 cents of land, should have space to accommodate five caravans at a time with facilities such as food parks, break rooms, an activity area and a camp pavilion. driver.

The initiative also opens up the possibility of transforming accessible but unexplored places in the state into alluring destinations. It is designed to make tourism a sustainable activity that would bring benefits to local communities and also increase opportunities for the industry.

Abraham George, Managing Director of Intersight Tours and Travels, believes there will be a good demand for caravans as the recent trend shows that most tourists come as a couple or family and want to go to places less frequented.

“It will be a big hit with the newlyweds because of the privacy and security offered by the trailers,” he said.

“The introduction of caravan tourism at this point will give a much needed boost to tourism in the state which has not yet fully recovered from the impact of the COVID pandemic,” said Riyaz UC, director General of Spiceland Holidays.

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Qatar Tourism joins the international luxury travel trade fair in Cannes https://directoriobus.com/qatar-tourism-joins-the-international-luxury-travel-trade-fair-in-cannes/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 05:25:00 +0000 https://directoriobus.com/qatar-tourism-joins-the-international-luxury-travel-trade-fair-in-cannes/ Qatar Tourism unveils its luxury offerings and showcased its latest hotel and sports infrastructure at the four-day ILTM Cannes 2021 trade fair.QT COO Berthold Trenkel said: “We are very pleased with the tourism developments taking place in Qatar. As the steward of the sector, Qatar Tourism works closely with its partners in the public and […]]]>

Qatar Tourism unveils its luxury offerings and showcased its latest hotel and sports infrastructure at the four-day ILTM Cannes 2021 trade fair.
QT COO Berthold Trenkel said: “We are very pleased with the tourism developments taking place in Qatar. As the steward of the sector, Qatar Tourism works closely with its partners in the public and private sectors to create experiences that will appeal to a wide range of residents and visitors. Known for our luxury offerings, rooted in authenticity, we deliver service excellence at every touchpoint of the customer journey and look forward to welcoming visitors to explore the nation’s five-star hotels and resorts, incredible activities outdoor areas, beaches, museums and cultural sites. ”
The Qatari delegation includes Qatar Airways, hotels and destination management companies. He also showcased a host of new tourism products and luxury offers in the country.
As international travel resumes and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™ quickly approaches, Qatar continues to expand its tourism offering with the aim of attracting more visitors. In line with Qatar National Vision 2030, QT’s strategy is to work with industry stakeholders to develop new products and experiences. These include new locations in hospitality, retail, sports, leisure and family entertainment. Over 100 new serviced hotels and apartments are currently under construction and will add to Qatar’s already extensive portfolio of properties. These include the Raffles Hotel and the Fairmont Hotel and Resort at Katara Towers, Rosewood Doha and St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island. And these will add to the country’s lineup of luxury offerings and broaden its appeal to high-value travelers, who currently already have a choice of more than 80 five-star and four-star hotels.
Qatar will also host major tourism projects including Place Vendôme, a shopping center with 580 outlets, two five-star hotels and entertainment areas, the West Bay North Beach project with six beaches, restaurants and outdoor activities, and Qetaifan Island. North, which will be Qatar’s premier entertainment island with five-star hotels and resorts, beach clubs and water parks. QT is leading a sector strategy to attract six million visitors by 2030 and increase the sector’s contribution to gross domestic product to 12% by 2030. To achieve this goal, it works with stakeholders to develop and improve assets and attractions, improve the end-to-end customer experience, invest in service excellence and deploy a tailored marketing strategy to target point-to-point and stopover visitors.
A series of programs and initiatives have been launched, including Service Excellence and Qatar Clean, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health. It has also launched its “World Class Chefs” project, a two-year initiative during which world-renowned chefs will be housed for a period of time in Qatar. This aims to further uplift the country’s culinary experiences, supporting the hospitality sector and facilitating investment opportunities in the food and beverage sector. In addition, Qatar’s events calendar includes several exciting events currently underway, including the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup, Qatar Balloon Festival, Qatar International Food Festival, among others.


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