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Cashing in: No payment problems for Russian tourists in Turkey

Turkey is trying to attract more Russian tourists by expanding the usage of the Russian Mir payment system in Turkey as it seeks to bypass payment bottleneck created by Western sanctions. Turkey wants to boost...

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Cuba records runaway inflation of over 70%

The island country’s economy has suffered due to reduced tourism and US sanctions. Cuba ended it’s dual-currency system earlier this year, also contributing to price fluctuations.  Cuba will have an inflation rate of over 70%...

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Goa economy bears the brunt of India’s coronavirus lockdown

Goa, a western coastal state and major tourist destination, is welcoming visitors after months under a COVID-19 lockdown. But the comeback has been slow, and often painful.  The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the...

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Vacation rentals in huge demand among ‘safety-first’ holidaymakers

As countries gradually ease lockdown restrictions, people craving for an excursion are heading to nearby holiday homes. Go-local is the new mantra among holidaymakers seeking both safety from the coronavirus and privacy. Holidaymakers across the...

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Tourism in a sustainable mode, Bhutan way

How much of tourism is too much? The question baffles avid travelers, particularly to India’s hill destinations which were designed to accommodate a limited number of people. According to India Tourism Statistics, between 2000 and...

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Thailand – trouble in paradise

White sand and blue water – the image the tourism industry promotes of Thailand. But many tourists stayed away following a spate of terrorist bombings. The recent death of Thailand’s king also affected tourism. Now,...

Spain unemployment falls steeply as tourism booms

The Spanish government has said unemployment in the crisis-stricken southern European nation has gone down markedly over the past four weeks. The main reason was a strong tourist season. The number of officially registered job...

Oktoberfest : Record crowds and revenues expected

As more than 3.5 million visitors have visited Munich’s Oktoberfest in its first week, the 16-day beer fest is set to break all records. Business is booming as the world spends big on beer, pretzel...