New Booking.com Health and Safety Protocols

We know that travellers are concerned about hygiene and safety. That is why Booking.com took steps to collect health and cleanliness guidelines - both from our industry health and safety experts as well as partners from all over the world - to support travellers on their journey and to ensure they are safe, healthy and … Continue reading New Booking.com Health and Safety Protocols

Mount Fuji will be closed to climbers this summer due to virus

It is the first time since at least 1960 that all four routes will be closed during the climbing season. Mount Fuji will be closed to climbers this summer in a measure aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus. Shizuoka Prefecture, which manages three of the four major routes to Japan’s highest peak, announced Monday … Continue reading Mount Fuji will be closed to climbers this summer due to virus

Does Asia have the answer to the question: what will tourism look like in the coronavirus era?

In Bangkok is a sunny day, and on the most famous tourist street, the Cletana Thangworachai store is open for business.Her Khao San Road store is full of shiny magnets, brightly colored elephant keychains and cotton-patterned trousers that have become an unofficial uniform for backpackers in Southeast Asia. But for now, he has no one … Continue reading Does Asia have the answer to the question: what will tourism look like in the coronavirus era?

What do you think about needing a reservation for going to the beach … this summer?

"You make reservations at restaurants, sure. But how about booking in advance just to get a spot on the sand at the beach? That's exactly what some beachgoers will have to do in Spain this summer, thanks to the coronavirus crisis." - CNN Canet d'en Berenguer, a Mediterranean town located just north of Valencia, will … Continue reading What do you think about needing a reservation for going to the beach … this summer?

The European Commission calls for the borders to remain closed for travel until the summer

The European Commission on Friday called on Schengen member states and Schengen-associated states to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU by another 30 days until 15 June, according to a Commission statement.The Commission points out that the situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic remains fragile, both in Europe and worldwide, even … Continue reading The European Commission calls for the borders to remain closed for travel until the summer

Turkey reveals normalization plan for tourism sector amid pandemic

Turkey has initiated a partial normalization process as the country’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic has proven effective and a decline in the number of new infections and deaths is reflected in the figures. Now, an action plan for the tourism sector is set to be implemented to revive the country's virus-hit industry safely and … Continue reading Turkey reveals normalization plan for tourism sector amid pandemic

Nyepi, “Day of Silence” in Bali – the day when slowing down and switching off is already mandated by law

This year it was on 25 March , and for the first time in a long time you could hear yourself thinking. There were no scooters zooming by, no noodle sellers peddling their wares, not even the occasional sound of a plane flying overhead.In their absence, you noticed the hum of a dragonfly and the … Continue reading Nyepi, “Day of Silence” in Bali – the day when slowing down and switching off is already mandated by law

Hundreds of tourists are stranded in the Maldives. Do we envy them or do we feel sorry for them ?!

Hundreds of tourists are still stuck in the Maldives, Ali Waheed, the country's tourism minister told CNN's Richard Quest, more than a month after the novel coronavirus arrived there.Waheed said there was about 500 tourists on the islands, with 100 of them stranded at the airport. The government is helping people who cannot afford to … Continue reading Hundreds of tourists are stranded in the Maldives. Do we envy them or do we feel sorry for them ?!

How will airlines be able to adapt to the current conditions in order to fly again?

We all agree that aviation is one of the most global of global industries. But now the industry is in survival mode, with airlines, airports and ground-handling firms all desperate to conserve their cash reserves, while their normal revenue streams have dried up. Vast parts of the network have been shut down as a result … Continue reading How will airlines be able to adapt to the current conditions in order to fly again?