Tourism

    • Italy reopens tourism to kick-start economy

      Italy reopens tourism to kick-start economy

      Italy announced it was ready to welcome again foreign tourists as pandemic eased the pressure on the country’s healthcare system. The country desperately needs the key sector operating again to reboot economic growth, ANSA reported. Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said: "We are reopening, with the aim of kick-starting tourism and the economy again. We must support the tourism sector, shop owners, restaurateurs.We must do business and create jobs. Italy is ready, we are working to totally supersede the 10 pm curfew, but not lower our guard. I will reiterate that we are working to welcome foreign tourists to Italy in total safety”.

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    • Italy upgrades the Colosseum with 18.5m euro

      Italy upgrades the Colosseum with 18.5m euro

      Pandemic is still sweeping through a lot of countries with death-toll constantly rising but the preparation for the new tourist season is heating up, BBC reported. As travel restrictions are set to be gradually lifted, Italy eyes a growing number of reservations. The country has launched a multi-million investment project to restore one of its major attractions – the Colosseum. The government unveiled a plan for new floor with gladiator’s view. The Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini announced the project to build the wooden, retractable floor.

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    • EU unveils vaccine passports prototype

      EU unveils vaccine passports prototype

      European Internal Market Commissioner and head of the EC's vaccines task force, Thierry Breton, unveiled the first European "health passport" on Sunday, claiming he hopes Europe will have a summer season "comparable to last year". The new health certificate should be available “within two to three months” in both digital and paper formats, Breton told RTL radio and TV channel LCI.

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    • First-ever space hotel slated to open by 2027

      First-ever space hotel slated to open by 2027

      For top-tier travellers who feel like they’ve already visited every destination on Earth, we’ve got some exciting news to share with you. In just 6 years, space construction company Orbital Assembly Corporation will launch world's first luxury space hotel called Voyager Station in low Earth orbit, which might just be the most coveted, fanciest travel experience of the decade to add to your bucket list. 

       

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    • Pandemic costs TUI 3bn euro

      Pandemic costs TUI 3bn euro

      The popular travel agent TUI suffered a severe financial blow, related to Covid-19. Limited traveling and local lockdowns forced the company to the verge of bankruptcy. TUI Group said it had posted an annual loss of 3 billion euro as the pandemic choked travel demand and finances of the world’s biggest holiday group, forcing it to seek multiple bailouts from the German government, Reuters reported.

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    • Austria bans party skiing

      Austria bans party skiing

      Austria will host an unusual tourist season this winter amid rising number of COVID-19 positive pations. Restrictive measures will be further tightened. Skiers and other tourists this winter will have to sit at tables in bars rather than dance and feast under new pandemic rules.

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