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Japan Will Test Reopening With Select Triple Vaccinated Tourists

One of the most reticent Asian destinations is finally looking to reopen to tourists, but not before a trial run.

Japan Will Test Reopening With Select Triple Vaccinated Tourists

Coronavirus

Shanghai to Gradually Increase Domestic Flight Services

As Covid-battered Shanghai plans for a return to normal life, airlines, bus and rail transit will gradually resume operations. However, travelers would still need a negative Covid test not older than 48 hours to take public transport.

Shanghai to Gradually Increase Domestic Flight Services

Tourism

Morocco’s Covid Policies Work Against Creative New Tourism Pitch

Morocco uses its latest campaign to promote a “true experience” of the destination with a funky twist. However, campaigns such as these need to be backed by tourist-friendly policies.

Morocco’s Covid Policies Work Against Creative New Tourism Pitch

Airlines

Dubai Airport CEO Expects Pre-Covid Traffic Levels by 2024

As Dubai Airport gears up to reach pre-pandemic levels, CEO Paul Griffiths expects oil prices and inflation to drive up airfares. However, he is confident that demand would remain undented.

Dubai Airport CEO Expects Pre-Covid Traffic Levels by 2024

Mergers and Acquisitions

Oyo Expands Vacation Homes Strategy With Europe Acquisition of Direct Booker

It seems like it's business as usual for Oyo as it goes ahead with its acquisitions and alliances, all's still quiet on the IPO front.

Oyo Expands Vacation Homes Strategy With Europe Acquisition of Direct Booker

Tourism

Spain Welcomes Back Big Spenders as Tourist Arrivals Jumped 8-Fold in March

The easing of restrictions has expedited Spain's travel recovery as tourists arrivals inch closer to pre-Covid levels.

Spain Welcomes Back Big Spenders as Tourist Arrivals Jumped 8-Fold in March

Tourism

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

The continued focus on tourism in the Middle East has helped the region navigate its way through the unchartered landscape of Covid. Qatar is leading the way on recovery.

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

Hotels

Indian Boutique Hotels Won’t Turn Back on All Those New Domestic Tourists

The bright side of Covid for many Indian luxury boutique hotel operators has been the discovery of a domestic clientele, who previously formed a very small share of the pie.

Indian Boutique Hotels Won’t Turn Back on All Those New Domestic Tourists

Coronavirus

China’s Domestic Travel Curbs Upend Lives of Commuter Workers

China's mobility restrictions following a strict zero-Covid policy have made life tougher than before for commuter workers on border towns. They can neither go back home nor find another job.

China’s Domestic Travel Curbs Upend Lives of Commuter Workers

Tourism

UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Faces Hard Balance Between Tourism Ambitions and Sustainability

Even as it calls itself a nature-based emirate, Ras Al Khaimah is keen to earn the reputation of being a leading meetings, incentive, conference and event hub. The emirate is adopting a measured approach with a controlled pipeline of sustainable development to help strike a balance.

UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Faces Hard Balance Between Tourism Ambitions and Sustainability