Bhutan welcomes back tourists after COVID-19 with honey, turmeric and SIM cards

Twenty-three foreign visitors landed in Bhutan on Friday, the first to arrive as the Himalayan kingdom reopened its borders after more than two years
following the COVID-19 pandemic, with officials looking to tourism to help revive the local economy.

Fire damages Easter Island statues: mayor

The mayor of Easter Island says several Moai stone statues have been damaged following a wildfire.

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

We take a look at the Tashlich ceremony and the Kaparot ritual performed on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith.

Egyptian Museum celebrates World Tourism Day

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities honours World Tourism day and Egyptology’s 200th anniversary as a science, with a temporary exhibition at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Hong Kong to scrap COVID hotel quarantine

Hong Kong’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine policy for all arrivals will be scrapped from September 26.

Business travellers expected to keep airline recovery going

It is still unclear whether business travel will revert to pre-Covid, pre-inflation levels.


French tourism back with a vengeance

Tourists flocked to Paris landmarks and Riviera beaches in France this summer, sending revenues over pre-pandemic levels, according to preliminary government estimates released this week.