Care Fiji Commitment Receives World Travel & Tourism Council Recognition

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Good News for Fijian tourism businesses who have committed to the Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) programme. A statement from Tourism Fiji yesterday said the CFC Programme has received recognition by

Good News for Fijian tourism businesses who have committed to the Care Fiji Commitment (CFC) programme.

A statement from Tourism Fiji yesterday said the CFC Programme has received recognition by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), a global body on Travel and Tourism.

With this recognition, Fijian tourism businesses that have made the Care Fiji Commitment can access both the CFC branding tools and the globally recognised

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Vaccine Tourism Launched for the Wealthy Population

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Go on a trip in the hope of getting vaccinated earlier than planned. This is déjà vu in some American states and a new tourist concept in the sights of Cuba or the United Arab Emirates, as well as several travel agencies and luxury concierges around the world.

Vaccine tourism has already been observed for several weeks in the United States, where vaccination is organized state by state. In New Jersey, for example, smokers are among those who should be vaccinated first. In Florida, the vaccine is offered free and unconditionally to people over 65 years of age, creating

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Visit Fort Worth honors Opal Lee, calls for more diverse tourism as the pandemic unwinds

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Feb. 5—FORT WORTH — Fort Worth’s tourism agency honored local Black history legend Opal Lee for her efforts to create a national Juneteenth holiday, and called for an expansion of multicultural tourism as the city begins to emerge from the pandemic.

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Lee, 94, dazzled a socially distanced crowd with a short speech after receiving Visit Fort Worth’s hospitality award Friday morning during the group’s annual breakfast at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel downtown. In addition to the in-person crowd, about 300 people watched a live stream of the invitation-only event online.

Lee began by offering a simple message,

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New Orleans tourism booster blames locals’ misbehavior for public health restrictions | Coronavirus

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New Orleans’ chief tourism promoter is blaming residents for Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s new orders closing bars and major public gathering spots in the final days of the Mardi Gras season, and is encouraging visitors to come to town to celebrate Carnival.

“Our own residents created a dilemma for government,” New Orleans & Co. CEO Stephen Perry said Friday in an email to the agency’s members. “It wasn’t the small number of responsible tourists we have been hosting or the majority of our citizens and businesses.”



Bars will be closed, people will have to pass through checkpoints to

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Pics shared by state tourism departments of India will leave you mesmerised

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The images shared by different tourism departments show various places across India.

By Trisha Sengupta

PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 10:48 PM IST

India is a country known for its beautiful landscapes, among other things. And, these images shared by various tourism departments on their official Twitter profiles perfectly capture the beauty of our country.

Just like these photographs of the world’s largest delta, Sundarbans. The pictures of this world heritage site were shared by West Bengal Tourism. “The more you visit the region, the more you will realise what a treasure trove it is—Sundarbans,” they tweeted.

“Located in the

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CA bill seeks to revive tourism industry after COVID crash

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COVID-19 cratered California’s once-thriving tourism economy. Now, a lawmaker from California’s Wine Country wants the state to spend millions on an effort to revive it.

California State Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, has introduced a bill that would allocate $45 million toward a “Calling All Californians” advertising campaign encouraging in-state travel once the California Department of Public Health has cleared the way.

Tourism is a major industry in California. Visitors to California spent just shy of $145 billion in the Golden State in 2019, generating $12.2 billion in state and local tax revenues, according to data from Visit California, an industry-funded

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Tourism trickles back to Hawaii, but a meaningful rebound could be years away

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Despite reopening to tourism in mid-October by allowing visitors to bypass lengthy mandatory quarantines through negative COVID-19 tests, recovery for Hawaii’s tourism industry is moving at a sluggish pace.



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Stay-at-home orders, post-travel quarantines and surging COVID-19 infections in core markets for the islands, like the Bay Area and Los Angeles, are keeping many visitors away. There’s also the fact that residents of Hawaii really aren’t eager to see visitors come back.

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‘A slap in the face:’ Outcry over Hawaii travel influencer spotlights issues with Instagram tourism. A Hawaii-based

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The Covid Diaries: Three ways a Queenstown tourism boss copes with stress

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Ten months since New Zealand ground to a halt during the coronavirus lockdown, the effects of the virus are still being keenly felt.

In the third instalment of Stuff’s Covid Diaries, reporters revisit five New Zealanders to see how they are managing the impact of Covid-19 and what they hope the new year will bring for them.

Queenstown-based Totally Tourism director Mark Quickfall is budgeting for a 2021 without international tourists.

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Queenstown-based Totally Tourism director Mark Quickfall is budgeting for a 2021 without international tourists.

Mark Quickfall isn’t shy to admit he has been suffering a little bit of anxiety in recent months.

And who can blame him, with his multimillion-dollar

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Tourism marketing board CEO Stephen Perry blames locals for Cantrell’s new COVID-19 restrictions | The Latest | Gambit Weekly

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New Orleans’ tax-funded tourism marketing organization is shifting blame for repeated violations of COVID-19 safety rules on Bourbon Street and in other areas that cater to tourists by accusing locals of being the problem.

In an email addressing members and colleagues, New Orleans & Company CEO Stephen Perry wrote that residents were behind the recent scenes of “egregious unsafe behavior” that prompted Mayor LaToya Cantrell to impose controversial new rules that will go into effect for the final few days of the Carnival season.

On Feb. 5, Cantrell announced bars across the city would be closed Feb. 12-16, in

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Canada extends cruise ship ban; Alaska tourism will take a hit

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(CNN) — People who have been hoping to cruise the northern waters of North America this summer will have to place their travel dreams in dry dock for now.
Because of the worsening Covid-19 pandemic, Canada has extended its cruise ship ban until February 2022. That affects popular voyage destinations in Canada, including the St. Lawrence River and Maritime Provinces on the Atlantic side to British Columbia along the Pacific Coast.

But the ban extension is also going to hit Alaska and even Seattle, Washington, hard through a combination of geographical proximity and US maritime rules.

What Canada is doing

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