Lao govt seeks to revive tourism sector
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During the Lao government's monthly meeting, the cabinet told state departments to hold talks with tourism business operators and share ideas and activities to be organised during Visit Laos Year 2024, reports Xinhua news agency.
Death toll exceeds 48,000 in Turkey's deadly quakes
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"The number of foreign nationals among the killed is 6,660. Most of them are our Syrian brothers," Suleyman Soylu said on Monday at a press conference in the central Malatya province, which was also attended by Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.
Tunisia sees sharp rise in tourism revenues
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"In the first 10 days of this year, the number of tourists visiting Tunisia is up 147.9 per cent compared to the same period in 2022," said a Ministry statement. For the whole year of 2022, tourist revenues increased by 83.3 per cent compared to those of 2021, and nearly 6.5 million foreign tourists visited Tunisia
Finland bans entry of Russian tourists
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As of Thursday midnight and until further notice, Russian citizens travelling with tourist visas will be banned from entering or transiting the country, reports Xinhua news agency. A Foreign Ministry statement noted that the move aims to "completely prevent Russian tourism". "The reception of visa applications is severely restricted," it added.
Japan reopens borders to some foreign tourists after 2 years
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The government initially opened its borders to tourists from 98 countries and regions on guided tours, with the countries and regions deemed eligible owing to their low risk of Covid-19, reports Xinhua news agency. Such countries include the US, Britain, China, South Korea, Indonesia and Thailand. Foreign visitors from this group are exempt from Covid-19 testing upon arrival in Japan and do not need to quarantine for any period of time.
Fishermen, energy security, tourism in focus in India-Sri Lanka talks
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'"We will mark 75 years of our independence and diplomatic relations in a suitable way. Productive talks with Sri Lankan FM G.L. Peiris. Exchanged views on the fishermen issue and agreed that bilateral mechanisms should meet early," Jaishankar said after the talks. The fishermen issue is a long-pending matter between the two countries and the state governments of Tamil Nadu and Kerala have raised this several times with the Centre.
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