Virus on their minds: Thousands of sunseekers flock to the beach as temperatures hit 29C – as they reveal why the pandemic has cast a shadow over what would normally be a carefree spring day

‘I did have flights booked to go home (to Queensland) in April but that wasn’t able to happen. I’m hoping restrictions will be eased by my sister’s wedding in June next year.

Goa’s popular beach shacks will likely be missing this season

The first weekend of September saw tourists mainly from the neighbouring state of Maharashtra and Karnataka make a beeline for Goa after it was announced that mandatory Covid-19 test upon arrival and the need to pre-book a hotel would no longer be applicable.

Con Dao Island: Developing tourism tied with preservation of natural heritage

Con Dao received around 420,000 visitors in 2019 and more than 235,000 travelers in the first 8 months of this yea in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. The island expects to draw investment in tourism infrastructure and developing ecotourism products, according to the province’s leader.

Tourism sector proposes Gov’t spend VND5 trillion to stimulate tourism

Tourists play on a local beach in Vietnam. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed a relief package worth VND5 trillion to offer 10 million vouchers to tourists – PHOTO: TNO HCMC – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed a relief package worth VND5 trillion to offer 10 million vouchers […]

Locals hit the beach as Da Nang lifts swimming ban

Ly Na, from Da Nang’s Thanh Khe District, is happy the coronavirus outbreak has been put under control and social distancing gradually eased. She and her family members flocked to the beach Friday morning after 45 hot and dry days.

One final spell of summer sun! Britons head to beauty spots and beaches as temperatures hit 70F today before soaring to 87F next week

Gatherings of more than six people either indoors and outdoors, at home or in a pub will be illegal in England from Monday. A single household or support bubble that is larger than six will still be able to gather.

Da Nang to reopen beaches with Covid-19 wave contained

Da Nang, Vietnam’s Covid-19 hotspot, has gone 13 days without new domestic infections while nearly 72,000 people representing local families tested negative for the novel coronavirus, the city’s Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Fighting said Wednesday.

NZ tourism’s Wikipedia problem: Fox Glacier page dominated by deaths, rural NZ non-existent

Dickison said Wikipedia could not be used as a marketing tool for businesses, but tourism operators could use online travel guidebook Wikivoyage and image library Wikimedia Commons for free, saving them thousands on their own website that would not have the same reach.

In Photos: Empty Hotels, Empty Beaches in Bali as Tourism Evaporates

A mere 36 foreign tourists visited Bali in May, according to the most recent statistics available from the Bali Provincial Statistics agency, down 90 percent from the 327 in April—but in April 2019, the island saw 476,160 foreign tourists. On any given day in May, only 2 percent of Bali’s hotel rooms were occupied, down […]

What tourism looks like as beaches and valleys in Visakhapatnam reopen

Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) is be opening popular spots like Kailasagiri, Dr.Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy Central Park and Thotlakonda this week. However, like other places the experience of visiting these places will be different as people are expected to wear masks all the time; several signboards will be put up prompting people to maintain six […]