What Dubai’s most spectacular gardens look like

Gardens in Dubai serve many purposes. Some are cleverly designed to meet the demands of the community and high climates, while others are big-ticket attractions. Among them, Dubai Miracle Garden has once again unlocked its gates to reveal the floral displays that its team have been working on in secret throughout the summer. Open from autumn through to … Continue reading What Dubai’s most spectacular gardens look like

5 Dead after boat accident in New Zealand

Five people died when their boat capsized after a suspected collision with a whale off New Zealand's South Island on Saturday. Another six people aboard the boat were rescued. Police said the 8.5-metre vessel overturned near the town of Kaikoura and that they were investigating the cause of the accident. Kaikoura Mayor Craig Mackle said the … Continue reading 5 Dead after boat accident in New Zealand

Dubai to approve new visa regulations for Nigerians below 40

Abike Dabiri, CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would deny entry visas to Nigerians younger than the age of 40. In a post made on Instagram on Friday morning, Dabiri said only those applying for family visas would not be affected by the new rule. … Continue reading Dubai to approve new visa regulations for Nigerians below 40

COVID-19: Over 80,000 tourists stranded in China

Following a Covid lockdown, some 80,000 tourists cannot leave the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya. The restrictions were imposed as Chinese authorities worked to halt the spread of COVID-19 in the city, located on Hainan Island. Officials said there were 229 confirmed cases on August 5 and an additional 129 on August 6. The … Continue reading COVID-19: Over 80,000 tourists stranded in China

What is sustainable tourism development?

Photo by Haley Black on Pexels.com Sustainable tourism development is a research area that can cover a wide range of ideas.  Everything from economic growth to environmental protection falls under its banner.  What ties them all together, though, is a long-term aim for growth and development.  Anyone working in the field of sustainable tourism wants to see renewable resources … Continue reading What is sustainable tourism development?

Saudi Arabia opens borders to vaccinated tourists

The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 4.19 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by Agence France-Presse on Thursday, July 29. The United States is the country with the most deaths (over 612,000), ahead of Brazil (554,000) and India (422,000). Photo by Brett Jordan on Pexels.com In … Continue reading Saudi Arabia opens borders to vaccinated tourists

UK coronavirus

UK Prime Minister: No travel is risk-free during this pandemic

The government has been criticised for announcing mandatory quarantine rules, without warning, on Saturday evening - just hours before they were due to come into effect. Labour criticised the "chaotic nature of the decision making" but Number 10 has defended the last-minute move, saying border measures and travel advice can be "changed rapidly" in order … Continue reading UK Prime Minister: No travel is risk-free during this pandemic

FCO warns UK tourists against traveling to Spain

The Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) has changed its guidance to include the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands in its advice to avoid all but essential travel to Spain. Anyone travelling from those locations to the UK must quarantine for 14 days. The self-isolation rule was announced on Saturday, but many had hoped Spain's islands … Continue reading FCO warns UK tourists against traveling to Spain

Why Australia should be in your bucket list of perfect tour destinations

Australia is every tourist’s dreamland despite its smaller size when compared to the United States. For lots of reasons, travellers to most Australian cities find it difficult to resist the temptation of residing permanently in the country. It is therefore not surprising that the country’s most productive sector is tourism, which contributed A$47.5 billion (3% … Continue reading Why Australia should be in your bucket list of perfect tour destinations

How tourism buoys Saudi Arabia’s development plan

Having announced the launch of an e-tourist visa and the expenditure of billions of dollars in new tourism projects and infrastructure, Saudi Arabia says it is opening up the kingdom to international tourists for a developmental purposes. The announcement came during a huge ceremony organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) … Continue reading How tourism buoys Saudi Arabia’s development plan

What are the disadvantages of tourism?

Did You Know? ° The money generated by tourism accounts for 5% of global GDP. ° For every job created in the core tourism industry, around 1.5 extra, indirect jobs are created in the wider tourism-related economies. ° Tourism provides jobs for 1 out of every 12 workers in advanced and emerging economies. The Disadvantages … Continue reading What are the disadvantages of tourism?

Benefits of tourism for every country

Many places in the world rely heavily on tourism as a key source of income and employment. Unfortunately, tourism can also be a source of problems, especially if it is not managed well. A huge influx of visitors can gradually deplete the beauty, uniqueness, character, environment, resources, and social coherence of a tourist destination over … Continue reading Benefits of tourism for every country