Coin-op amusements news | Dubai’s Expo set to boost tourism

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Millions of tourists are set to visit Dubai for the delayed Expo 2020, which is set to run from October 1 this year through to March 31 2022.



The amusement and attractions industry has been buoyed by the promise of the resulting degree of “normal” business, promised by the director general of the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Helal Al Marri.

He asserted last week that the emirate is determined to go ahead with the celebration, despite the spike in infections that has occurred as a result of Dubai opening up to tourism just before Christmas. In fact,

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CSFP breaks ground for Giant Lantern, tourism center

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Feb. 8 (PIA) — The city government, along with SM Development Corporation (SMDC), led the groundbreaking of the Giant Lantern and Tourist Information Center at the former Paskuhan Village.
 
Mayor Edwin Santiago said the project is one of the initiatives of the city towards sustaining its brand as the country’s “Home of the Giant Lanterns” and “Christmas Capital”. 
 
“This project is more than just a building or infrastructure. In a wider perspective, we see this as a fruit of our effort to unite the community by reliving culture and tradition,” Santiago said. 
 
City Engineer Anele

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Reduced speed limits mooted as boost for cycle tourism

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SLOWING traffic on some routes around Clare has the potential to increase cycling tourism, the minister for transport has told an online Active Travel briefing.

Responding to queries from some of the 200 people who attended the event last Thursday night, Éamon Ryan discussed the possibility of encouraging cycling by reducing speed limits.

Minister Ryan outlined how he had operated cycling tours for 15 years before his political career and brought thousands of people around Clare, by bike. “I’ve real experience of it,” he said. “My sense is that I could do that on the existing road network. Sometimes, you

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What is terrible news for Africa is good news by the World Health Organization. Africa is getting the vaccine, but 90 Million doses will only take care of 3{10e5b5cbe5cd05f7caf5a6da8d610c5434ad129e9cc66fe31aff1f66e48bbfa1} of the population.

  1. Africa is getting ready for the COVID-19 vaccine
  2. AstraZeneca/Oxford AZD1222 vaccine is rolling out in Africa
  3. The initial 90 million doses but only 3{10e5b5cbe5cd05f7caf5a6da8d610c5434ad129e9cc66fe31aff1f66e48bbfa1} of the African population
  4. Only 20{10e5b5cbe5cd05f7caf5a6da8d610c5434ad129e9cc66fe31aff1f66e48bbfa1} of Africa expected to be vaccinated in 2021

WHO puts it out as good news, in reality, Africa seems to get the short stick when it comes to getting the Coronavirus vaccine.

A spokesperson of the African Tourism

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Harbin Spring Festival ‘Cultural Tourism Feast’ Kicks Off Online |

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HARBIN, China, Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — For Chinese people, Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is a time for family reunion. No matter how far they are away from their hometowns, people would return home to spend the festival with their family and friends. However, the 2021 Spring Festival is a bit unusual—many have chosen to “stay local” and spend the festival where they work to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In this context, the internet becomes a choice for people to exchange New Year greetings.

The people of Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, began sending greetings

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Tourism in Brazil: Recovery of Air Travel and More Jobs

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The gradual recovery of tourism in Brazil is visible to all travelers who visit the country’s airports. After the huge drop in the number of flights because of restrictive measures imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, several airlines are operating in Brazil, whose flights have an equal or even higher demand than before the pandemic. Moreover, tourism industry data show an increase in jobs throughout 2020.

With 800 flights per day, Azul Linhas Aéreas already operates at 85{10e5b5cbe5cd05f7caf5a6da8d610c5434ad129e9cc66fe31aff1f66e48bbfa1} of its capacity. For this reason, the company signed an agreement to reduce its crew journeys in December 2020 to

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A look at how NH tourism industry has fared during pandemic

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The pandemic has impacted every level of tourism in New Hampshire, from leaf peeping to dining. Visitors are faced with state regulations both in New Hampshire and often in their home state as well.

It’s because of these challenges that Lori Harnois, New Hampshire Tourism Director, says, “The Division is not forecasting travel or spending for the 2020-21 winter season. Similar to summer and fall, due to COVID-19, there are many unknowns and variables with the potential to impact visitation and visitor spending, making it difficult to project those figures.”

Foliage season

When it comes to the fall season, Harnois

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Scott Morrison, Dan Tehan flag potential boost for tourism sector

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Tourism operators could receive a boost, with the federal government working on targeted support for the coronavirus-ravaged sector.

The tourism industry has begged the federal government for support after JobKeeper stops at the end of March, with the sector to suffer a longer and slower recovery than other parts of the economy.

Tourism Minister Dan Tehan has begun a tour of Queensland, where he will meet with tourism operators across the state.

“I want to get a really good sense on the ground of what they need and then I will take that back to my colleagues,” he told Today

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Cruise ship ban disappointing, may delay projects in city, municipal and tourism officials say

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a person standing in front of a computer: 'We'll continue to push for supports,' for businesses that are suffering because of the effects of COVID-19, including a ban on cruise ships, says Corryn Clemence, TIAPEI CEO.


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‘We’ll continue to push for supports,’ for businesses that are suffering because of the effects of COVID-19, including a ban on cruise ships, says Corryn Clemence, TIAPEI CEO.

News of another full year without cruise ships is the latest in a series of blows to Prince Edward Island’s tourism industry and will leave many Island businesses at risk, says the CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I.

Thursday, the federal transport minister said the current ban on cruise ships carrying more than 100 passengers will remain in effect until February 2022. 

“We understand why Transport Canada

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Tourism P.E.I. having trouble marketing due to Atlantic bubble bust

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a train crossing a bridge over a body of water: The Atlantic bubble is currently closed and that has created some uncertainty for the province's tourism marking department.


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The Atlantic bubble is currently closed and that has created some uncertainty for the province’s tourism marking department.

The province’s tourism marketing department is trying to figure out how to best advertise to tourists without knowing if they will be able to come to P.E.I. due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Last summer with no one allowed here from outside Atlantic Canada the province stopped advertising to the rest of the country.

Instead some money was diverted to a campaign aimed at getting people to P.E.I. from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, says Brenda Gallant, marketing director for

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