Amid virus surge, Noem pushes tourism with CARES Act funds

FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to then-Gov.-elect Kristi Noem, R-S.D., during a meeting at White House in Washington. At the governor’s request, the South Dakota Department of Tourism aired a Fox News ad narrated by Gov. Noem that premiered alongside her speech at the Republican National Convention. […]

South Dakota governor uses coronavirus relief funds for $5 million tourism ad despite COVID surge

Noem’s approach has been to leverage her hands-off approach to restrictions during the pandemic to attract businesses and tourists to the state. She has said that she is focused on the number of hospitalizations from COVID-19, rather than the number of infections. That stood at 68 people on Tuesday.

Pandemic’s second wave hurts Vietnam tourism

It instructed the departments to activate the Covid-19 pandemic prevention processes in accordance with guidelines of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the VNAT. VNAT General Director Nguyen Trung Khanh said ensuring visitor safety is the top priority, making adherence to government guidelines and instructions necessary and important. The […]

Vietnam’s Quang Binh to promote tourism on TripAdvisor

Matthew Zatto, destination marketing sales manager, Southeast Asia, with TripAdvisor, suggested that Quang Binh authorities should build a system of information on the current tourism services, provide tourist information on all websites, including those of local companies, about destinations and connecting tours, and choose a keyword for the local tourist industry so visitors can easily […]

Tourism industry representatives voice confidence in China’s recovery at intl fair

“After the COVID-19 outbreak, we implemented a slew of measures including closing tourist attractions quickly, suspending the operations of travel agencies, and coordinating the returns of outbound tourists, which have effectively prevented epidemic risks in the field of tourism,” said Hu Heping, minister of culture and tourism.

Livestreaming vital for revival of tourism industry

Livestreaming has become popular among online viewers. It set the record of selling 8,000 nights of hotel rooms in 1 minute, as well as selling over 41 sets of “hotel plus scenic spot ticket” per second. The tourism industry was revived in over 200 cities.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath asks for development of Vindhyachal Dham with eye on religious tourism

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reviewed ongoing and proposed development projects in the Mirzapur division, directing officials to prepare an extensive action plan for the development of Vindhyachal Dham with an eye on religious tourism. 

Western Coalfields introduces India’s first eco-mine tourism and eco-park initiatives

New Delhi: Western Coalfields (WCL), one of the eight subsidiary companies of Coal India, on Monday said it has introduced the eco-mine tourism and eco-park initiatives with the aim to dispel notions of pollution and environmental degradation related to coal and mining operations.WCL conducts tours of its two coal mines — Saoner underground mine and […]

Ho Chi Minh City to host diverse range of tourism events

Ben Thanh market – a popular tourist destination in HCM City In line with the plans, the southern metropolis will play host to the 16th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival in August, to stimulate tourism demand among the local market and elevate the city’s image as a safe, friendly and attractive destination.

“New normal” for tourism industry

What Binh thought was shared by many other businesspeople. To survive the hard times when the current fast-changing business environment poses huge risks, business bosses and authorities have to undertake radical reforms. As long as it remains indifferent from the “new normal” which the entire society is adapting to, effectively coping with the pandemic will […]