Category: Tourism

Stricter adventure tourism regulations could give politicians the power to shut down activities threatened by natural hazards

Adventure activity operators are reluctant to give politicians the power to step in and shut them down when natural hazards make activities too risky, but agree that some changes are needed in the wake of the Whakaari White Island disaster. Allowing Cabinet, Minister of Workplace Relations or WorkSafe to cancel or suspend adventure activities when […]

UNWTO partners with Netflix to release report on cultural affinities and screen tourism

The aim of the report is to help policymakers and key players in the tourism sector implement policies that make their destinations attractive to audiovisual producers. UNWTO and Netflix have teamed up to publish a report examining the role of cinema and series as drivers of tourism and cultural affinities. The Global Cultural Affinity and […]

Thailand opens its doors with a focus on economy, quality tourism and safety for all

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired the fourth 2021 meeting of the economic body of the CCSA by video conference, saying that economic and tourism stimulation must be continuous and meet the needs of the private sector. The economic committee of the COVID-19 Situation Administration Center (CCSA) has approved a program to support employment for SMEs […]

Melaka tourism sector set to open on October 1 for locals only

MELAKA (September 30): The tourism sector in Melaka will be open to the state’s population from Friday October 1, after Melaka’s transition to phase three of the National Recovery Plan (NPP). The chairman of the State Committee on Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Datuk Muhammad Jailani Khamis, said that the permitted activities include tourism and culture, […]

Applause for the love of Nigerian cultural tourism – The Sun Nigeria

Matthew Olusegun Runsewe, Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), is an extraordinary Nigerian with an inexplicable passion for serving Nigerian tourism in an unusual way. Unpretentious, detribalized and unchecked, he created a refreshing organizational order in an industry marred by despair and the inoculation of red tape. Like his biblical […]

State tourist board publishes report on fall colors and tips for spotting foliage statewide

SPRINGFIELD (WEEK) – The Illinois Tourism Board has released the Fall Colors 2021 Report – a guide to help residents and visitors know the best time to spot fall foliage across the ‘State. The tourism board is also offering new road trip itineraries showcasing fall Illinois experiences – with unique places to stay, authentic small […]

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