France’s Versailles Palace re-opens after Covid-19 lockdown

France’s sumptuous Palace of Versailles, built in the 17th century by the “Sun King” Louis XIV, threw its doors open to the public again Saturday but with little certainty over when tourists will return as lockdown curbs are slowly eased. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more France’s Versailles Palace re-opens after Covid-19 lockdown

Thailand aims to revive tourism amid pandemic

Thailand’s capital Bangkok was named the world’s most visited city in 2019. With 40 million visitors – tourism is referred to as the engine driving the kingdom’s economy. But with global travel halted during the pandemic, that engine is running on empty. Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler looks at the Thai government’s plan to bring tourists … Read more Thailand aims to revive tourism amid pandemic

Monuments and tourist sites start to reopen across Europe

Across Europe, monuments and tourist sites are gradually coming back to life. Italy has reopened borders to tourists today, while in the Netherlands, the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are again welcoming visitors, though with strict limits on numbers. Spanish beaches are also open to locals but remain off-limits to foreign tourists. Most European … Read more Monuments and tourist sites start to reopen across Europe

Italy reopens borders amid hopes tourists can kickstart economy devastated by lockdown

After three months of economically crippling lockdown, Italy has reopened to tourists from Europe – though conditions apply. Italy was the first European country to be hit hard by the coronavirus and has officially reported more than 33,000 deaths. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 … Read more Italy reopens borders amid hopes tourists can kickstart economy devastated by lockdown

Italy reopens to tourists from Europe after economically crippling lockdown

Italy reopens to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, with all hopes pinned on reviving the key tourism industry as the summer season begins. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Italy reopens to tourists from Europe after economically crippling lockdown

E China’s Xiangshan Forest Park welcomes over 20,000 young egrets

The Xiangshan Forest Park in east China’s Jiangxi Province has been particularly busy lately with the addition of more than 20,000 egrets chicks, born during the current breeding season. Thousands of young egrets learning critical survival skills from their mothers attracted scores of tourists. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple … Read more E China’s Xiangshan Forest Park welcomes over 20,000 young egrets

Coronavirus: Survival of game reserve in South Africa rests on return of tourists soon

A collapse in tourism due to coronavirus lockdown measures is threatening the existence of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, a conservation project like no other. A one-hour drive from Johannesburg, South Africa, the 20,000 hectare park is home to the so-called ‘big five’: elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and African buffalo. The number of incursions made by … Read more Coronavirus: Survival of game reserve in South Africa rests on return of tourists soon

Italy’s Tower of Pisa reopens after three-month closure

Italy’s leaning Tower of Pisa has reopened to tourists after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. It comes as Italy eases its lockdown measures. The number of visitors is restricted to 15 at a time, but they have to wear face masks and an electronic device will send out signals if anyone gets … Read more Italy’s Tower of Pisa reopens after three-month closure

Coronavirus: Survival of ‘big five’ game reserve rests on return of tourists soon

A collapse in tourism due to coronavirus lockdown measures is threatening the existence of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, a conservation project like no other. A one-hour drive from Johannesburg, South Africa, the 20,000 hectare park is home to the so-called ‘big five’: elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and African buffalo. The number of incursions made by … Read more Coronavirus: Survival of ‘big five’ game reserve rests on return of tourists soon

Venice desperate for visitors as Italy reopens after coronavirus lockdown | ITV News

Few cities have been so drastically transformed by the pandemic as Venice. Its streets and waterways, at times crammed with more tourists than they could handle, have been eerily quiet since Italy’s lockdown began in March. It may appear a welcome relief, but in a city so dependent on foreign visitors many businesses are desperate … Read more Venice desperate for visitors as Italy reopens after coronavirus lockdown | ITV News

Greece Tests Islands for Coronavirus Before Holiday Season Begins

Greek doctors have launched a Covid-19 testing initiative in islands in the Aegean Sea, ahead of the holiday season. The first round took place in the islands of Milos, Kimolos, Folegandros, and Sikinos. Travel between the islands was resumed on Monday and international travelers will be accepted from the 15th of June. Panagiotis Arkoumaneas, president … Read more Greece Tests Islands for Coronavirus Before Holiday Season Begins

Covid-19: Portugal hopes summer tourist season can be saved

Portugal has seen relatively few cases of coronavirus compared to its neighbours, but Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown have dealt a heavy economic blow. The country is highly dependent on tourism, which makes up nearly a quarter of its GDP. Nevertheless, Portugal is hoping the summer season can still be saved. In hotels, airports and on beaches, various measures are being … Read more Covid-19: Portugal hopes summer tourist season can be saved

Coronavirus: European countries mull reopening borders – BBC News

Foreign visitors to Spain will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July, the government has announced. It said the measure had been finalised in a cabinet meeting on Monday. Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya had previously said the requirement would be lifted in July, without giving a date. The news comes … Read more Coronavirus: European countries mull reopening borders – BBC News

Post-confinement week #2: Loire Valley reopens to tourists, adapting to work from home and more

As France eases its coronavirus lockdown measures, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports on the consequences in Paris and around the country.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on … Read more Post-confinement week #2: Loire Valley reopens to tourists, adapting to work from home and more