French tourist is kicked out of Australia for organising an illegal New Year’s Eve rave party

French tourist is kicked out of Australia for organising an illegal New Year’s Eve rave party as eight others have their visas cancelled for breaking coronavirus rules Border Force issued hundreds of formal warnings and eight visa cancellations A French man was deported after he held a party west of Gympie over New Year Operation … Read more French tourist is kicked out of Australia for organising an illegal New Year’s Eve rave party

Nature: Injured whale sharks at risk of boat strikes from lingering at coastal tourist ‘hotspots’

Lingering at coastal tourist ‘hotspots’ is putting injured whale sharks at a greater risk of boat strikes, a study of the larger, slow-moving filter-feeders has found.  Researchers from York and the Maldives warned that wounded sharks stay in certain, favourable locations for three times longer than their uninjured counterparts. This means they not only miss … Read more Nature: Injured whale sharks at risk of boat strikes from lingering at coastal tourist ‘hotspots’

Venice opens control room that tracks where EVERY tourist is from and where they visit

Visitors to Venice are being tracked via a new ‘control room’ that uses mobile phone data to log where they go, what they do, and where they’re from. City officials sitting in the £2.7million nerve-centre, which opened in September, are able to see how many people are congregating in different parts of the city, how … Read more Venice opens control room that tracks where EVERY tourist is from and where they visit

British tourist is blamed for Covid-19 outbreak in Switzerland forcing Ski World Cup to move

British tourist is blamed for Covid-19 outbreak in Switzerland that has caused officials to scrap Ski World Cup races 91st Luberhorn classic in Wengen, Switzerland, was cancelled earlier this week  Covid outbreak infected 60 at resort – half of the cases blamed on a single Briton World Cup races moved to Kitzbuehel but Austrian officials have … Read more British tourist is blamed for Covid-19 outbreak in Switzerland forcing Ski World Cup to move

Tourist is killed and four more are trapped under huge icicles at a Russian beauty spot

Tourist is killed and four more are trapped under huge icicles after parts of a 131ft frozen waterfall collapsed at a Russian beauty spot Rescuers rushed to the remote Vilyuchinsky waterfall on Pacific coast Thursday  Group of seven and their guide became trapped after huge shards fell down As well as the dead person another … Read more Tourist is killed and four more are trapped under huge icicles at a Russian beauty spot

Fortnum & Mason boss hits out over tourist tax

Fortnum & Mason boss hits out over tourist tax that could cost businesses at least £2bn By Adam Luck For The Mail On Sunday Published: 22:16 GMT, 26 December 2020 | Updated: 22:57 GMT, 26 December 2020 Threat: Fortnum’s chief Ewan Venters says the move shows the Government’s ‘lack of nous Government plans for a … Read more Fortnum & Mason boss hits out over tourist tax

How long-stay tourist visas will help you make the most of trips to exotic lands 

Your ticket to sun, safaris and surfing: How long-stay tourist visas will help you make the most of trips to exotic lands Dubai has extended tourist visas that can last up to 90 days for about £150 Thailand is doubling the former 30-day maximum stay for just £30 South Africa’s long-stay tourist visa now gives … Read more How long-stay tourist visas will help you make the most of trips to exotic lands 

Sunak’s tourist tax could cost 2,000 Heathrow jobs

Sunak’s tourist tax could cost 2,000 Heathrow jobs: Anger mounts over decision to axe VAT refunds for foreign travellers By Tom Witherow For The Daily Mail Published: 21:51 GMT, 11 December 2020 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 11 December 2020 Heathrow could lose 2,000 retail jobs because of Rishi Sunak’s ‘tourist tax’. The airport made the … Read more Sunak’s tourist tax could cost 2,000 Heathrow jobs

Learn a new language in lockdown – and you’ll never be a tongue-tied tourist again

We all have our own holiday stories where our lack of nous with the native lingo has landed us in tricky situations. From struggles with deciphering road signs in St Petersburg to inadvertently ordering an ashtray instead of dessert from your waiter in Shanghai, the pitfalls are endless. But there’s nothing to make you feel … Read more Learn a new language in lockdown – and you’ll never be a tongue-tied tourist again

Burberry warns scrapping duty-free sales will trigger tourist exodus and damage UK economy

Burberry has warned that the government’s plan to end duty-free shopping will trigger a tourist exodus and damage UK economy as the brand announced its profits plunged by two thirds during lockdown.  Chancellor Rishi Sunak is ending refunds for international visitors to British shops from January 1. The luxury clothing brand, which currently has 10 … Read more Burberry warns scrapping duty-free sales will trigger tourist exodus and damage UK economy