Kenya reconnects using new virtual safaris | News

Kenya cabinet secretary for tourism and wildlife, Najib Balala, has launched a virtual live stream campaign to showcase game safaris in parks and reserves across the country. The campaign will broadcast for six weeks around the world, and will be part of the ongoing Magic Awaits campaign led by the Kenya Tourism Board. The work aims to ensure the world is connected to Kenya even during the current Covid-19 lockdown – which has restricted movement globally. “Our international tourism business is completely cut off and we have to still share destination memories with travellers and that is why we are Read More …

Skydive Dubai reopens at Palm Jumeirah | News

Skydive Dubai has reopened for tandem and licensed solo skydives. The skydiving centre in Dubai Marina has resumed operations at Palm Jumeirah drop zone, with some strict new rules in place to keep skydivers safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. Upon arrival at Skydive Dubai, every visitor and staff member will be temperature screened, and anyone with a high temperature will be turned away, even if they have a paid reservation. Inside the Skydive Dubai venue, there is an enforced two-metre distance between all guests and staff, and face masks are compulsory at all times. Skydivers must keep their masks on Read More …

Picture Me in Jamaica campaign launches to agents | News

As the summer season kicks off, the Jamaica Tourist Board is continuing to engage its retail travel partners in the United States and Canada with the launch of a new weekly photo contest. The board will invite travel agents to participate in ‘Picture Me in Jamaica,’ an online giveaway designed to test agents’ knowledge of Jamaica’s iconic attractions and lesser-known hidden gems. The contest will be for four weeks throughout the month of June. Each Wednesday, five different photos of unique destinations will be posted on the JTB website, along with a series of clues to help travel agents identify Read More …

European Commission seeks to lift border controls by end of June | News

The European Commission has called on member states to lift all border restrictions by the end of June. The request comes amid a “fast improving” Covid-19 situation in many countries, home affairs commissioner Ylva Johansson said. “We are coming very close to a situation where we should lift all the internal border restrictions and border checks,” she explained. EU home affairs ministers will discuss the response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the field of internal border controls and the free movement of persons today, with further announcements to follow. Johansson said she was “very happy” to see EU nations beginning Read More …