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The Republic of Mauritius has reached its vaccination target of 60 percent of the total population, one month ahead of schedule.

Supporting our world-class tourism industry to continue operating during this challenging period and to rebuild even stronger from COVID-19 is a priority for the Tasmanian Government.

With Australia battling a rise in COVID-19 cases, domestic travel has reduced drastically. While Australia’s domestic recovery was strong in the first half (H1) of this year, the reintroduction of lockdowns and state border closures will serve as a blow, and set to weaken and slow down the domestic travel recovery. Additionally, Qantas airline standing down its staff signals the prospect of a longer road to recovery, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Kayak, one of the world’s leading travel search engines, has recently unveiled its ultimate ranking of the best island holiday destinations in Europe, with Crete, Greece, topping the list and Cyprus taking the third spot.

Tourist Arrivals A total of 184,159 tourist arrivals were recorded in June of this year, compared to 9,119 in June 2020, a period during which measures were implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in Cyprus.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passenger Survey carried out by the Statistical Service, revenue from tourism in April of this year reached EUR31,7 million. This, compared to zero revenue from tourism recorded in April 2020, a period during which measures were implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in Cyprus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the business travel industry. The international sector was by far the worst affected, facing a 75 percent drop in total trips.

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) recently revealed the dramatic impact COVID-19 had on South Korea’s travel and tourism sector, wiping out USD33,3 billion from the nation’s economy.

As Europe opens up after months of lockdowns and restrictions, interest in travel has risen distinctly, with two-thirds of Europeans intending to take a trip by the end of November.