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Virgin Galactic releases renders of proposed supersonic jet that can reach Mach 3 

An artistic rendering of Virgin Galactic’s proposed supersonic jet. | Image: Virgin Galactic This morning, Richard Branson’s space tourism venture Virgin Galactic unveiled the design of its proposed supersonic jet. The company claims the final version of the vehicle could carry between nine and 19 passengers and reach Mach 3, or three times faster than the s […]

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The impact of the coronavirus on Africa’s rhinos – as wildlife tourism declines, poaching increases 

Rhino horn being touted as curative is nothing new. For more than 2,000 years, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has enlisted the sub­stance as a cure-all, recommended for every­thing from gout to fever and even cancer. And Africa has long been the place to procure it.But buckling under global pressure, in 1993, the Chinese government banned the domestic tr […]

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Nepal to reopen Everest despite Covid case rise 

Nepal will reopen its Himalayan mountains including Mount Everest to climbers for the autumn season, officials said on Thursday, to boost the tourism-dependent economy despite rising coronavirus infections. Home to eight of the world’s 14 tallest mountains, Nepal shut down climbing and trekking in March to stem Covid-19 which has infected 19,547 and kil […]

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French tourism gets boost with reopening of Disneyland Paris 

The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower

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Coronavirus worsens Cuba’s economic woes 

Cuba seems to have the pandemic under control, but its already dismal economy is set to weaken further. Supply shortages are becoming more acute; plummeting foreign remittances and a lack of tourism aren’t helping.

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Tourism sector needs a short-term VAT cut 

Covid-19 hit these businesses hardest and this stimulus would be timely, targeted and temporary

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