Tourism Current Affairs, GK & News

Japan to issue COVID-19 Vaccine Passport

Japan is going to make a vaccine passport available from next month for Japanese travellers in a bid to relaunch tourism and business trips abroad. Highlights This certificate will be paper-based rather than digital. It will be issued by local governments from next month. Digital Vaccine Passport in EU European Union is working on digital ..

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UNWTO report: 2020 is Worst Year on Record

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has highlighted that the year 2020 the worst year on record. Key findings of the report The UNWTO has made this statement in the light that global tourism suffered massively because of the international travel bans that was into force in order to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. As ..

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Adopt a Heritage – Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan Scheme

“Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan”, is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and State/UTs Governments. The Project aims to develop synergy among all partners to effectively promote “responsible tourism”. Priority Areas The priority areas under the scheme are as follows: Developing basic ..

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Kushinagar Airport declared International Airport

On June 24, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the proposal to declare the Kushinagar airport in Uttar Pradesh as international airport. Highlights The airport was given international importance to increase domestic and international tourism in the region. Around 200 to 300 devotees from Cambodia, Japan, Burma and Thailand are offering prayers ..

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United Nations warns of “Hunger Crisis”

The United Nations recently has warned of “hunger pandemic” due to COVId-19. Apart from COVID-19, the other factors that are to contribute to the crisis include wars in Syria, crisis in Lebanon and desert locusts destroying crops in East Africa. Highlights The COVID-19 outbreak according to the organization is to starve more than 130 million ..

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