New York-Malta charter flights planned for cruise passengers

Lufthansa strikes deal with large cruise firm for Malta-Newark route Malta could see an influx of North American tourists this summer if planned Lufthansa charter flights between New York and Malta are successful. The flights are planned in conjunction with a large cruise company understood to be Viking Cruises. The deal is still awaiting confirmation, […]
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Turkey, Russia to develop action plan for safe tourism amid COVID-19

Turkey and Russia will develop an action plan to ensure that tourism between the two countries flows safely, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova stated on Monday. Golikova released a written statement about the meeting with the Turkish delegation in the capital Moscow. She noted that consultations will be had between Russia’s public health watchdog […]
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Egypt keen for Tourism Recovery by Year-End as Visitor Numbers Rise

Egypt is optimistic about welcoming more visitors this year with numbers increasing steadily since January to around half a million tourists a month, Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Enany told Reuters. Tourism revenue, an important source of foreign currency for Egypt, plunged by 70% in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tourism usually accounts for […]
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Increase of tourism in Lisbon in 2021 expected to be Slow

“In the medium term, from 2022, we expect growth and we hope to reach the numbers we had [before the pandemic] in global terms perhaps in 2023,” said the president of Lisbon Region Tourism Lisbon’s tourist board has no great expectations for tourism in the capital this summer, considering that the recovery of the sector […]
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Greek travel boss expects islands to be added to ‘UK Green list’ next month

British holidaymakers were able to head abroad from Monday – but only to a slim list of destinations not including Greece. A Greek tourism boss expects the country’s Islands to be added to the UK’s travel green list next month, as the sector looks to begin its recovery from the damage done by COVID. The […]
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21 March 2021 – Good France

The 6th edition of the event “Goût de France/Good France” has been postponed until spring 2021, following the measures taken to fight the COVID-19 health crisis. Though delayed, will still be the beloved opportunity for professionals of French gastronomy to share their know-how and their passion for this cuisine, as it is every year. Scheduled […]

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