The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the technology and virtual reality scene in every industry, including travel and tourism. With border restrictions in place, many are not able to travel. Hence, tour companies have introduced online travel experiences to showcase a destination, culture, event, various classes and many more. Is virtual travel the new way to travel? Will virtual travel replace the need for physical travel altogether?
Countries across the globe are now planning to reopen inbound tourism. This article highlights some of the measures that governments are taking to attract foreign tourists to their respective countries.
In Focus: Singapore 2021 provides an overview of Singapore’s tourism landscape and hotel market performance, infrastructure developments, hotel transactions and investment in 2020, covid-19 situation, outlook and crisis management.
COVID-19 is an inflection point for medical tourism in India. Initiatives taken by the government in the last one year, coupled with the country's reputation of being one of the most affordable medical tourism destinations globally, will go a long way in making India a global medical tourism hub going forward.