Bhutan seeks to balance economy with tourist tax
Bhutan welcomed nearly 60,000 tourists between January and August this year, earning the nation $13.5m in revenue from the SDF
WHO urges travellers to wear masks
In Europe, the XBB.1.5 subvariant was detected in small but growing numbers
New Zealand won't require Chinese arrivals to show COVID-19 test
Infections in China have spiked after the country dropped its strict zero-cases policy on Dec 7, allowing the virus to spread
Heathrow rules out passenger limits for Christmas
Heathrow, which had temporarily capped passenger numbers this year, said it was unlikely to return to pre-pandemic demand for several years except at peak times
Traveller refused entry to Australia for biosecurity breach
Australia earlier this year stepped up protection against foot and mouth disease at its international airports following an outbreak in Indonesia
Chaos engulfs air travel in Europe
Strikes and staff shortages are forcing airlines to cancel thousands of flights and causing hours-long queues at major airports
In an undated image provided by ÖBB/Harald Eisenberger, a train from the Austrian operator ÖBB Nightjet. ÖBB/Harald Eisenberger/ The New York Times
Train travel in Europe is on the upswing, thanks to growing interest from travellers, a renaissance in sleeper trains, and new investments in high-speed rail lines across the continent. But to see maj ...
Visitors stroll under illuminated cherry blossoms in full bloom, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at Ueno Park in Tokyo, Japan Mar 30, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato
Last week, Japan’s National Tourism Organization unveiled a glossy website aimed at international visitors looking to experience the country’s famous hospitality. An introductory video presents sweepi ...