Traveller Forced into Mandatory Hotel Quarantine and Threatened with a Court Appearance After Misleading PCR Test Result

The PCR test is internationally regarded as the ‘gold standard’ for identifying various viral infections, including the detection of COVID-19. PCR testing produces a binary result of either ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ and in this type of testing, a positive detected result is reported when any level of the genetic material is identified during the PCR…

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UNWTO’s First Regional Office Opens in Riyadh

UNWTO, in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Tourism, launches first-ever regional office in Riyadh New office will serve as a coordinating hub across 13 countries in the Middle East Initiative marks new direction for the coordination of global tourism with regional collaboration spearheading the approach Best Tourism Villages of the World certification announced as…

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Professional Surfers Live and Train in the Canary Islands

Boasting sun, wind and year-round waves, the Canary Islands are paradise for surfers. The archipelago is internationally recognised as a leading surf destination, attracting surfers from all around the world in search of the best waves. Although conditions in all the Canary Islands are perfect for sports training, Lanzarote is considered one of the best…

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Britain’s Windfoilers Make the Canary Islands Their New Home

Olympic Sailing’s Newest Discipline: Britain’s Windfoilers Train in the Canary Islands Britain’s elite windsurfers choose the Canary Islands as a training base for the iQFoil class, Olympic Sailing’s newest discipline. The British windfoiling team are in Lanzarote for a 2024 Olympic Training Camp and are one of many professional sailing teams who have chosen the…

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Committee on Tourism Ethics recommends responsible use of Travel Certificates

COVID-19 certificates for international travel must be free, universally available and non-discriminatory. They must also be limited in time and use, the World Committee on Tourism Ethics has recommended. As some countries work to welcome back visitors and restart tourism, the Committee met to assess the implications health certificates might have on tourism ethics. As…

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