Drones and CCTV: Surveillance for safety on the sand in Spain

Surveillance is the watchword at the seaside this summer, with Spanish beaches using drones, cameras and colored tape to ensure safety for tourists holidaying in the shadow of the virus. Although the pandemic is now well under control, Spanish

Wildlife parks, integrated resorts among Singapore attractions to reopen from July 1

Attractions including the Singapore Zoo, ArtScience Museum and Universal Studios will be allowed to reopen from Wednesday, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced on Sunday.All have been closed for nearly three months, since the start of S

Australia's Victoria state mandates coronavirus testing for travelers

Australia's Victoria state will implement mandatory coronavirus tests for returning travelers after a sharp spike in infections over the past two weeks, the state's premier said on Sunday.The country's second-most populous state had 49

Thailand to reopen bars and allow in some foreign travelers

Thailand will allow pubs and bars to reopen on Wednesday and plans to let in some foreign travelers after recording five weeks without any community transmission of the coronavirus, a government official said.Pubs, bars and karaoke venues will be a

Holiday sees further revival in China's tourism

The domestic tourism market continued to recover over the just-completed Dragon Boat Festival holiday, although people remain wary of traveling after new clusters of COVID-19 infection were reported in Beijing.The Ministry of Culture and Tourism sa

Greece woos tourists with pledge of 'maximum' virus safety

Greece has taken every possible care to shield tourists from COVID-19 as it prepares to open additional airports to travelers on July 1, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday.With a quarter of the nation's economy dependent on touris

Amsterdam bans AirBnB rentals in old center from July 1

Amsterdam announced on Thursday that it would ban vacation rentals including those on the home-sharing site Airbnb in three areas that make up the central old town from July 1.In the other neighborhoods of the Dutch capital, vacation rentals will b

As visitors stay home, Iraqi Kurdistan tourism collapses

 In a normal year, Ahmed Hazem's mountainside restaurant would be teeming with tourists. But a nationwide curfew aimed at combating the novel coronavirus has starved Iraq's Kurdish region of visitors."Everything is empty. With th

Thai marine tourism likely to face changes in post-COVID world

In the decade prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of tourists visiting Thailand's 26 marine national parks increased dramatically, with the majority of them coming from China.Supporting such high demand, hordes of boats from various t

UK to ease virus quarantine rules for 'low risk' countries

Britain said Friday it will lift its two-week coronavirus quarantine rule for visitors arriving from some "low risk" countries, after pressure from airlines and the tourism sector.The government said it will publish a list next week of th