Nov 18, 2019 India
Synopsis: To promote tourism in off-beat places in Nagaland, the tourist minister comes up with the idea of “offroad tourism’. This noble initiative will reveal the beauty of hidden places in Nagaland that are located far beyond the well-known Dimapur and Kohima.
According to the latest news from Nagaland, the tourism department has made a plan to promote offroad tourism that allows visitors to take a close look at the unique culture and dramatic landscape of Nagaland’s interiors. This campaign will become the one-stop-shop for discerning visitors and allow them to capture the inner beauty of Nagaland.
Despite having so many stunning locations, not many people are aware of Nagaland’s charm. In fact, Kohima in Nagaland is one of the best destinations to celebrate a wedding anniversary in India. Hence, Nagaland Tourism planned to launch a groundbreaking off-road-based travel program to increase the footfall of tourists in lesser-known areas in Nagaland.
According to sources, the development of Nagaland as India’s off-roading capital is imminent. Apparently, this expedition was jointly announced by WBB and Nagaland Tourism, which will give tourists new opportunities to explore the area. Those who are interested in exploring new places in Nagaland can rent self-drive vehicles to make their travel easier.
According to reports, the trails and routes selected have been carefully mapped out, providing visitors with a distinctive opportunity to learn about the region, its inhabitants, and their way of life.
Along with indulging one’s own self-planned itinerary, Nagaland Offroad Tourism will also be offering self-drive expeditions for enthusiasts. This initiative will be experiential in nature and give visitors the option to get a glimpse of the lives and lifestyles of tribes throughout the state.
Kitto Zhimomi, Commissioner, and Secretary, of Nagaland Tourism, commented on the initiative and stated that the main goal of this initiative is to use the vehicle of Nagaland Offroad to generate income for the residents of the interior. However, the initiative will secretly promote sustainable tourism as well.
According to Zhimomi, this unique initiative to promote off-road tourism will stimulate the local economy. However, the locals have to face a variety of side effects, including homestays, workshops, arts and crafts, traditional foods, and other adventure sports like trekking and mountain biking.
Synopsis: According to a report from Qatar Tourism, the nation welcomed a record-breaking 151,000 visitors in July. This is the highest number of visitors for a summer month since 2017. This year, Qatar saw a 297 % rise in tourists as compared to the same month last year.
Qatar has been nominated for ten awards for the third and fourth quarters of this year, including the Middle East’s Leading Destination, at the Middle East World Travel Awards, which will be held in Jordan on the 18th of this month.
Recently, Qatar modified its Covid-19 rules for foreign travelers and deleted the red travel list. It also removed the mask requirement for visitors in order to make traveling easier, especially for those who are preparing to visit Qatar for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in November. Visitors entering Qatar only need to present a negative PCR report of a quick antigen test result done within 48 hours of their arrival to enter the boundaries.
Qatar is in full preparation to host 1.2 million visitors for the FIFA World Cup 2022 which is going to be held in November this year. Qatar Tourism also launched a tourism campaign featuring David Beckham
The country is also planning to add 105 new hotels and serviced apartments to its already sizable portfolio of structures prior to the event. These hotels and apartments are constructed in Major Cities in Qatar that will provide hassle-free accommodation facility to the visitors.
The most recent examples of new hotels are the Pullman Doha West Bay and the Double Tree by Hilton Downtown Hotel. Apart from this, two major commercial projects, including the Katara Hills LXR Hotels & Resorts, which has 15 opulent villas with private pools, and The Outpost Al Barari, are in the last phase of construction and are supposed to open in October and November, respectively.
There are 6 more projects under Qatar Tourism department that are in their final stages and all of them are lined up to open before the FIFA World Cup 2022. These tourism development projects include Fuwairit Kite Beach – a state-of-the-art kitesurfing resort, West Bay North Beach Project -premium beachfront in the heart of Doha, the Doha Winter Wonderland – sister event to the famous Hyde Park event, Qetaifan Island North – first “Entertainment Island” in Qatar, are the latest in a string of resort and attraction openings that have taken place in Qatar recently.
Synopsis: Thailand would be the perfect illustration of going above and beyond to maintain dignity. The most desired Southeast Asian country is now ready to legalize casinos in order to boost tourism after legalizing selling marijuana and decriminalizing cannabis.
Thailand is the most desired Southeast Asian country, with plenty of casinos and gambling points that lure tourists from across the world. However, Thailand’s tourism industry is struggling to cope with the situation after the covid-19 penadmic. In order to see a prolonged tourism rush, Thailand’s government is looking to legalize casinos. It is the latest effort of the Thai tourist industry to win back tourists after a crackdown.
Casinos are an integral part of Thailand, but for two years, the country has been struggling to see adequate tourists. However, the Thai government is expecting to see 10 million tourists by the end of year 2022, which will help a lot to revive the dignity and boost tourism in the country.
People from neighbouring countries often visit Thailand to praise the peaceful beaches and great casinos. But casinos and gambling were previously banned in some provinces in Thailand.
However, Thailand is creating a buzz among the neighbouring countries for its most recent decision to legalize casinos. Thailand has to pull up its socks to compete with the so-called neighbouring countries and lure tourists with its charm. To make this possible, last month the Thai parliament was given a recommendation urging the administration to permit the construction of “entertainment complexes,” which would include legal casinos, in significant cities throughout the nation.
According to Gary Bowerman, director of Check-in Asia, a travel intelligence and research company with a focus on Asia, Thailand may be experiencing a fear of missing out due to the massive inflows of tourism infrastructure investment that are anticipated in Southeast Asia over the next few years, particularly in markets with the greatest potential, like Indonesia and Vietnam.
Thailand wants to demonstrate to potential investors that it can diversify its travel and tourism industry. According to Bowerman, the region’s economic narrative over the coming years will centre on the fierce competition that is developing to lure tourists and investors to help rebuild economies throughout the region.
As we all know, Thailand is now open to all and it recently introduced a digital travel pass to boost tourism. In such a scenario, it is confirmed that the Thai government has no plan to lose its tourists at any cost.
Synopsis: The United Arab Emirates has been making continuous changes to its visa requirements to attract the attention of entrepreneurs and qualified professionals working across the globe. This time, the UAE introduced Green Visas to retain global talents.
The UAE is a dream destination for many to start their own businesses and become successful entrepreneurs. There are so many well-developed cities in the UAE that become the first choice of investors for their businesses. If you are one of those who have been planning to start business in the UAE, then it will be a good opportunity for you.
UAE launched a brand new Green Visa on September 5th to support talented minds across the globe. The UAE has recently changed its visa requirements significantly for the Golden Visa category in order to encourage qualified professionals, business owners, and high-net-worth individuals to stay and invest in the nation.
If you are interested in this Green Visa, then here are important details:
The UAE’s Green Visa is a special type of residence visa given to people who want to work in the UAE at their own expense for 5 years. With this visa, the visa holder no longer needs a sponsor who is a citizen of the UAE or an employer.
Anyone who wishes to work in the UAE and has adequate capital to survive for five years can apply for a Green Visa. People who come under the below-mentioned category can apply for a Green Visa:
Freelancers or self-employed individuals
Self-employed and freelancers need to provide/submit the following documents to apply for a Green Visa:
A skilled employee needs to submit the following documents to get the UAE’s Green Visa.
Investors who establish or engage in commercial activities are granted the Green Visa. It replaces the previous residency permit, which was only valid for two years.
UAE’s Green Visa has baby benefits that make it the first choice of migrants. Along with you, this visa will provide benefits to your family members as well.
After expiring, the visa is extendable for the same period.
Synopsis: We all know that Thailand is a popular place among couples for a destination wedding. For a long time, wedding planners have been impressed by all those romantic rituals arranged by the sea, the ear-pleasing music playing in the background, and the soothing decor.
Thailand is a beautiful island country with plenty of beaches on the coastline and beautiful ancient temples on the mainland. It is one of the most sought-after destinations among couples as well as for bachelors. Thailand is the first choice of would-be couples for a wedding destination. After all, Thailand has it all from pristine beaches to tempting cuisine to grab the attention of wedding planners.
If you are planning for a destination wedding on the beach side, then here is the good news for you. Thailand is expecting to boost its tourism revenue through Indian weddings, for which they are providing attractive discounts on wedding planners.
In the previous month, Thailand officials anticipated receiving 10 million tourists by the end of the year, and to lure tourists, they introduced a digital pass to boost the revenue.
The country’s economy, which depends heavily on tourism and big events, was severely harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the stunning Southeast Asian country is counting on lavish Indian weddings to boost its economy.
As we all know, Thailand’s economy is heavily dependent on tourism, which accounts for about 9% of GDP. In 2019, tourists spent $37 billion (Bt) in the country, contributing to its economic growth. However, despite the increase in tourist arrivals, the government expects the number of foreign visitors to fall abominably in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In order to grow its tourism industry, Thailand is now attempting to tap into “pent-up demand” from the Indian wedding industry. Thai government representatives have formed a team with Indian wedding coordinators to make this possible. They predict an increase in revenue of between INR 1,30,886 and 1,52,700 crores (roughly THB 600-700 billion).
To make this possible, they are improving the quality of service provided to travelers, the Ministry of Tourism has partnered with travel agencies to provide online booking services.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, Thailand’s tourism industry was ranked among the top 10 countries in terms of the value of tourism receipts.
Synopsis: Sri Lanka is expecting to see nearly one million tourists by the end of 2022. According to Sri Lanka’s tourism development authority, the country received 74,000 tourists in seven months from India, which makes India the top country promoting tourism for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is a tropical island country located off the southern tip of India. It is known for its beautiful beaches, diverse wildlife, popular monuments, and rich cultural heritage. In addition to being a popular tourist destination, Sri Lanka is also home to many Buddhist temples, including the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic.
For Indians, Sri Lanka is one of the top 10 budget-friendly countries to start their journey. Sri Lanka’s economy is heavily dependent on tourism from India. The tourism industry in Sri Lanka accounts for nearly 11% of GDP. However, Sri Lanka has been struggling with declining visitor arrivals since the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Sri Lanka’s Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), the country wants to draw a staggering 1 million tourists in 2022. After experiencing its worst economic crisis in decades, Sri Lanka is putting forth a valiant effort to recover.
With more than 74,000 arrivals from January to July 2022, India was the nation that traveled to Sri Lanka the most. On the list, the UK came in second with 58,000 arrivals, followed by Russia with 48,000.
According to Priantha Fernando, chairman of SLTDA, “we are anticipating 1 million tourists this year.”
If we rely on the reports from official projections, if the current 500,000 arrivals are doubled by the end of the year, the country will generate around USD 1.8 billion in revenue this year.
Everyone knows that the tourism industry is the largest source of foreign exchange revenue for Sri Lanka. However, the onset of the pandemic has crippled this industry, which is a major contributor to the nation’s current economic difficulties.
According to Fernando, 2018 was the best year for tourism in Sri Lanka, and more than 2.3 million visitors arrived in Sri Lanka in this particular year, generating USD 4.3 billion in revenue. The tourism industry came in third in terms of foreign exchange earnings that year, trailing only the ex-pat remittances and the apparel export industry,
However, in 2019, the Easter Sunday terror attack severely hurt the industry, and in the following years, 2020 and 2021, COVID-19 frightened tourists. In 2021, Sri Lanka hosted only 1,94,000 tourists from around the globe.
Chulananda Perera, the top bureaucrat in the tourism ministry, had previously stated that a new tourism policy would be implemented in order to meet the target of 2.5 million tourist arrivals. Earlier this month, Sri Lanka’s tourism minister, Harin Fernando, announced that the country would grant 35 nations, including India, five-year multiple-entry tourist visas with a six-month stay.
Synopsis: According to the latest travel news coming from the Thai tourism industry, it is confirmed that the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), along with five popular corporations, launched the digital TAGThai Pass to get more foreign tourists.
Thailand’s Tourism Authority (TAT) launched its first-ever all-in-one digital travel pass to allow tourists to access a variety of selected tourism services. The TAGThai Digital Travel Pass is designed to help tourists plan their trips and make informed decisions about where they want to go.
Last week, Thailand’s tourism authority set a target for this year and is expecting to host 10 million tourists by the end of 2022.
A statement claimed that the TAGThai pass gave tourists a useful tool to use while traveling in Thailand, as well as an additional sales and distribution channel that increased the opportunities for tourism operators to make money by getting more access to tourists from around the world.
Tourists can use the TAGTHAi Pass from the TAGTHAi application, and it is available for both iOS and Android platforms. As it is Thailand’s first digital pass for tourists, people are anticipating much ease on their vacation through this card.
The TAGTHAi application will provide a one-stop tourist service to the visitors and also give them travel tips and help them with emergency contact services.
With the TAGTHAi Pass, visitors can take advantage of a variety of carefully selected tourism services, particularly those that come highly recommended by locals, such as restaurants, spas, attractions, unique local activities, and various other recommended things. They can also visit the popular islands in Thailand, or go trekking on popular trails in Thailand.
The all-in-one travel pass can be used to avail of several benefits provided for travelers, including discounts and complimentary offers, by scanning the unique QR code on the application.
A TAGTHAi Digital Pass would make it much easier for visitors to travel the nation. With this digital pass, they will be able to take advantage of the popular attractions in Thailand, including famous monuments, summer events, and dining options in Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, and additional cities that will be introduced soon.
Synopsis: Adventure tourism is a dream of many people, but only a few are able to achieve this heart-throbbing dream. According to Future Market Insights, adventure tourism is growing rapidly and it will grow fourfold by 2032.
Adventure tourism is defined as travel to destinations where people seek out activities that challenge them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It includes everything from cycling, trekking, scuba diving, and rafting to ziplining. These types of activities are often referred to as extreme sports, adrenaline rushes, or extreme experiences. In recent years, adventure tourism has become increasingly popular among travelers around the globe. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global market for adventure tourism was worth $112,227 million in 2020. By 2032, WTTC estimates that the global market for adventure travel will reach $12 trillion annually.
The number of people traveling to adventure destinations worldwide is expected to increase by 4x by 2032. As the population continues to rise, demand for adventure tourism is projected to continue to increase at a rate of 5% per year.
Adventure tourism is the future of the tourism sector and it is getting quite popular among tourists these days due to its adaptability and ability to promote sustainable tourism. In fact, global travel news says that it is the best alternative to support economies and promote sustainable tour practices.
While most Asians are still confused about whether they can opt for sustainable tourism or not, western countries are actually promoting it globally. Many countries have already announced special visas for digital nomads to promote sustainable tourism, and this idea is widely cherished among excursionists. latest travel news, world travel news, Adventure tourism, sustainable tourism, tourism sector
According to the latest travel news, the tourism sector saw significant growth between 2017 and 2021, closing at $290 billion and registering a CAGR of 10% in terms of value. However, the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on the market for adventure travel just as it did on the majority of tourism types. As a result of the pandemic, adventure tourism businesses are now offering unique and personalized trips to various locations around the world as nations have started to reopen to foreign tourists. In addition, aggressive marketing campaigns by travel and tourism businesses and investments in user-friendly booking websites are fueling the growth of adventure tourism, as is just the sheer number of travelers in recent years.
Synopsis: With the aim of stopping overcrowding and promoting sustainable tourism, Spain introduced a new cap policy. Under this policy, the daily number of visitors to the popular attraction is restricted.
Spain is a beautiful European country with plenty of tourist attractions. There are towering mountains, famous churches, and world-class monuments that can surprise anyone with their magnificence. But according to the latest Spain travel news, visitors now have to wait for an extended period or arrive early to see these places in Spain.
Spain has introduced a new capping policy to stop overcrowding at popular tourist attractions and promote sustainable tourism in the country. Earlier this year, Spain’s PM, Pedro Sánchez, made an announcement to start the free train travel scheme in September, which was a sign to promote tourism in the country. However, after this Spain travel news about tourist capping, it is obvious that Spain has some other plans.
According to a report by the Eco-union association, tourism in national parks has increased by 77 percent over the past 20 years, with almost 16 million visitors each year. After the COVID pandemic, people became more inclined to visit natural parks in Spain to avoid crowds, which has increased the crowds at these places. To stop overcrowding in popular tourist spots in Spain, the government has decided to impose a cap on tourist numbers.
Which areas have imposed limitations?
There are several tourist attractions in Spain where this restriction is applicable, and no more than the specified number of tourists are allowed to enter the premises. Here is the list of places where the cap is imposed, among which most are popular national parks in Spain.
The government has imposed a per-day cap on tourists at Doana National Park in Andalusia; Catedrais Beach in Galicia; Aragón’s Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park in Aragón; Covadonga Lakes in Picos de Europa National Park in Asturias; Maritimo-Terrestre de Cabrera National Park in the Balearic Islands; the islet of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Basque Country; Mount Teide National Park in the Canary Islands; Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park; Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria; and there are many more locations across Spain where the government has imposed per day cap on tourists.
Synopsis: Seeing the current influx of tourists in Thailand, the tourism authority’s target for year 2022 has been raised to 10 million. Over 4 million foreign visitors have already arrived in Thailand this year, and it’s only the second quarter.
According to the latest Thailand news, the tourism sector is expected to reach 10 million visitors by year-end. This prediction has been made by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on the basis of the overall influx of tourists for this year.
Anucha Burapachaisri, a spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office, reported that more than 4 million foreign visitors have visited Thailand so far this year. This number is anticipated to increase to 4.5 million by the end of this month, which has exceeded the government’s target of 10 million foreign visitors by the end of the year.
Thai tourism is a vast industry that contributes $43 billion to the overall GDP of the country. It includes attractions like beautiful lakes in Thailand that sit within the country away from the coastline, popular beaches, temples, wildlife, mountains, festivals, and historic sites. Also, Thailand is one of the most sought-after destinations among romantic couples and newlyweds for its beautiful wedding destination spots and romantic honeymoon destinations. It seems like Thailand never disappoints anyone who comes here for the purpose of appreciating the beauty of nature. However, for the last couple of years, the country has been at a loss with its tourism due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, from the second quarter of this year, the Thai government announced new rules to ease COVID-19 restrictions, after which tourists can extend their vacation for up to 30 days.
The country sees most of its foreign visitors from Malaysia, Singapore, India, Laos, and the UK. Travel agencies have now become more active after the announcement of Anucha Burapachaisri regarding the present target. They are now adopting and promoting new and standard ways to incur tourists to complete the defined target of the year.
In order to promote tourism in the country, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) granted permission for foreign visitors to extend their stay on August 19, 2022. After the implementation of this from October 1st, 2022, foreign tourists will be able to extend their stay for up to a month, and the duration of stay for nationals exempt from a visa requirement is increased from 30 to 45 days from October 1st, 2022.
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