29 Oct 2021

Luxury hotel chain in Thailand reports data breach

A luxury hotel chain in Thailand, Centara Hotels and Resorts, has reported a cyberattack in which personal information pertaining to customers was breached. The hotel chain reportedly detected the attack on October 14. Centara Hotels and Resorts launched an investigation into the matter, discovering that a third party had accessed

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20 Sep 2021

SpaceX capsule returns four civilians from orbit, capping off first tourism mission

On Saturday, four individuals returned to Earth after a three-day space excursion aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The arrival marked the end of the first-ever flight to Earth’s orbit flown entirely by tourists. Passengers included billionaire mission commander Jared Isaacman, 29-year-old cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, educator and geologist Sian

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19 May 2021

European Union Set to Open Borders to Vaccinated Tourists This Summer

The European Union announced that vaccinated tourists would be able to travel to EU countries by the summer. The step towards opening borders was announced on Wednesday and declared by ambassadors from the 27 EU member countries. However, the decision must still be formally approved by the nations’ leaders. The

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29 Jan 2021

Thailand arrests 89 foreign tourists for violating Covid-19 rules

On Tuesday night, Thai law enforcement arrested roughly 89 foreigners for breaching Covid-19 restrictions after raiding a party at a bar on a popular resort island. The raid also included the arrest of 22 Thais. The bar in question, 360 Bar on Koh Phangan, is located on the Gulf of

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23 Dec 2020

After months of calm, Thailand grapples with virus outbreak

The Samut Sakhon province of Thailand is seeing a surge of cases that threatens efforts to contain the virus and the residual effects the virus has on the economy. A 1,000-bed field hospital is being set up in the province, close to those infected to reduce the transmission through travel

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28 Jan 2020

Japan tourism company faces 20,000 cancellations from coronavirus outbreak

A Tokyo based travel agency that works to provide tour opportunities for Chinese travelers, has received over 20,000 cancellation notifications as coronavirus infects almost 3,000. On Sunday, China announced a bad on outbound travel in groups as part of its battle to combat the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. To

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03 Dec 2019

Tourism in Israel? U.S. charity’s offer with Gaza hospital project irks Palestinians

US charity FriendShips, an evangelical Christian group, is building a tent hospital in the Gaza strip, causing controversy by offering foreign medical volunteers a weekend of tourism in Israel across the volatile border. Construction of the facility had won support from both Hamas, Gaza’s Islamist rulers, and Israel. However, civilians

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