INDONESIA CANCELS PLANNED CLOSURE OF KOMODO ISLAND

The nature park will not be closed to tourists from 2020, as previously suggested, said the Indonesian Minister of Environment, Siti Nurbaya, last week. “We are only going to transform the site into a world-class tourist destination,” she said in a statement. The closure announced by the regional authorities was intended to preserve the...

RUSSIA TO ATTRACT TOURISTS INNOVATIVELY

One year after the World Cup, Russia is looking for new ways to attract tourists. By 2035, revenues from tourism are expected to more than double to the equivalent of 22.4 billion euros. "Young foreigners can now discover Russia and its attractions forbidden to their parents," advertises Maria Lomidze, managing director of the...

NO NEWS ABOUT NICARAGUAN TOURISM – 9 MONTHS WITHOUT STATISTICS

The Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN), which generally releases the Nicaraguan tourism statistics in advance, has been falling behind throughout 2019, meaning that the full impact of the economic recession that the tourism industry is experiencing remains unknown. After reporting a downturn back in 2018, Daniel Ortega's regime keeps the current state of the...

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