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Sri Lanka a magnet for Chinese tourists

Sri Lanka declared safe for travel by World Travel and Tourism Council

Colombo, Aug.10 (newsin.asia) -- Recognizing the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to ensure the safety of domestic and international travellers, destination Sri Lanka was recently endowed with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp. Whilst establishing confidence among tourists looking at the ...

A view shows the border check point Saint-Ludovic at the Franco-Italian border after France reopened its border to Italians as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) travel restrictions across Europe are gradually eased, in Menton, France, June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Europe starts to reopen borders but no free travel yet

Brussels, June 15 (Reuters) - European countries ease some border controls on Monday after coronavirus lockdowns, but Spain’s continued closure, a patchwork of restrictions elsewhere and new ways of working mean pre-pandemic levels of travel are a long way off. The Schengen area of 22 EU countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland operates control-free crossings, but they have been ...

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China warns against travel to Australia, citing discrimination

June 6 (Reuters) - China on Friday advised the public to avoid travelling to Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence in connection with the novel coronavirus pandemic. “There has been an alarming increase recently in acts of racial discrimination and violence against Chinese and Asians in Australia, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Ministry of Culture and ...

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Classic train ride for tourism promotion

Colombo, Feb 12 (Daily Mirror) - A steam locomotive, which left from Colombo Fort railway station on Sunday (09), reached Nanu-Oya railway station yesterday carrying 38 tourists from 12 countries. Railway authorities expect to use this one-of-a-kind train ride to promote tourism on the upcountry railway line.

CNN Travel's 20 places for 2020: As we head into a new decade, our favorite spots for a vacation include the host of a total solar eclipse, the Summer Olympics and center stage for the next US presidential election. Click through to see our picks. Alex Edelman/Getty Images

CNN Travel’s 20 best places to visit in 2020

January 3 (CNN) - Whether you want to relax on a remote island off the coast of Africa, ride Germany's coolest trains or spot howling monkeys in South America, there is much to explore heading into a new decade in 2020. Japan will be hosting the Summer Olympics, Jamaica will be marking the late Bob Marley's 75th birthday, and Washington ...

Colorful, unique and otherwordly, Bhutan is the top destination for 2020.DUNCAN MADDEN

The Lonely Planet Top Ten Tourism Countries For 2020

December 30 (Forbes) - It’s vacation time, but where to go? After all, with air travel cheaper and more accessible than ever before (despite the obvious and entirely credible ecological concerns) you literally have the entire world to choose from. And while you could just blindly stick a pin in a map like in the days of yore, you could ...

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