Sustainable Tourism is an industry committed to making a positive impact on the environment, society, culture and the economy, by residents and visitors alike, so that future generations would not be negatively compromised. Against this backdrop, the Ministry of Tourism has implemented this paradigm and is currently working on employing best practices to ensure the success and sustainability of the tourism industry on the island.
Gunnar Garfors, a writer and media professional, became the youngest hobby traveller to visit all 198 countries – and at the age of 35 he broke a world record by travelling through five continents in the same day. And in an article for MensXP, Garfors includes Dominica among his “most wondrous places”, placing it alongside exotic escapes such as New Zealand, Sierra Leone and Vietnam.
Within two weeks, Barbuda Air is to begin offering twice-daily flights between Antigua and its sister isle, Barbuda. These flights will be done by one aircraft, with services expected to increase when a second aircraft comes on-stream by December. According to the government, the additional flights will be possible “when technical approvals on a second aircraft are expected to be completed”.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of Grenada Alvin Nimrod held talks on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. The sides signed an agreement on the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of Grenada.
Immigration is the topic of the day. The political right, after once embracing a laissez-faire policy toward immigration — President Ronald Reagan signed an amnesty for undocumented immigrants and President George W. Bush tried unsuccessfully to do the same — appears to want to choke off the inflow of newcomers. Even legal immigration is being targeted for reduction.
Chilly Iceland was hot with travellers in 2016, and Thailand had its heyday the year before that. But next year’s hotspot just may trounce them both with its mix of stunning beaches, historic towns, vibrant cities and lush islands. Yup, one particular country has been cropping up on list after list after list of predictions for the 2017 travel year: It’s Portugal, the destination of your most stunningly beautiful dreams.
The vast majority of people believe that the process of obtaining a second citizenship or another nationality is long and tedious. Most look to countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, along with other European countries, only to be faced with their stringent requirements. These requirements are both costly and time-consuming, often demanding people to reside in the country for a significant period of time, assimilating the culture and learning a new native language. However, another solution exists that many are not be familiar with.
More than half of British people support increased immigration of highly skilled workers, suggests a new poll, which charts the UK’s attitude towards migrants from diverse sectors of the economy and different areas of the globe. The combined research by Ipsos Mori and King’s College London found that 52 per cent of British adults believed more immigrants coming to do highly skilled jobs should be admitted, compared with 12 per cent who disagreed.
UAE Cabinet has approved visa on arrival for Indian passport holders with UK and EU residency visa. Already, Indian passport holders with a valid American visa or a Green Card are granted UAE visa on arrival at all ports, starting from May 1, 2017. The decision to have a simplified visa process is aimed at advancing the UAE-India relations in economic, politics, and trade, said officials.