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Yoel Razvozov has been appointed to the role of minister of tourism in Israel.
The move comes as Naftali Bennett replaces Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister after more than a decade in power.
In a handover ceremony at the ministry of tourism offices, Razvozov said he intends to work vigorously to bring the tourism industry back to full operations.
“My first task as minister of tourism is to build a correct and effective outline for the easing of conditions for tourists to enter Israel – of course, without endangering the citizens of Israel and in cooperation with the professional bodies in the ministry of health,” he said.
He continued: “I will continue to work vigorously to rehabilitate the tourism industry.
“The assistance for the hotel and tourism industries will continue until the end of the year.”
The outgoing minister of tourism, Orit Farkash-Hacohen, wished Razvozov success.
He said: “I entered the ministry of tourism in the middle of the second wave of the pandemic.
“This is not a period that characterises tourism ministers, and I felt a very high sense of mission and pushed a lot of things for the industry.
“Mostly, I want to tell the employees of the ministry that we worked under difficult conditions because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“You entered my heart; I hope you will only succeed.”
Image: Moshe Hermon, Benovich Communications
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Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), the annual celebration of red-hot retail offers, exciting events and fun for the whole family, is set to return for its 24th edition.
Taking place from July 1st to September 4th, this year’s DSS is an action-packed extravaganza of shopping and so much more that will thrill residents and visitors every day for ten weeks of summer fun.
Organised by Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE), the 2021 edition of DSS will showcase shopping, hotel, dining and entertainment options at incredible summer rates offering great value.
The city will be illuminated with colourful decorations and lighting to help residents and visitors get into the spirit of DSS and spread an atmosphere of fun and happiness around Dubai during the event.
This year’s DSS will get underway with spectacular opening day fireworks, projections and fountain shows at Burj Khalifa, the Palm Fountain at the Pointe and the Imagine show at Dubai Festival City Mall on July 1st.
Fans will relish the return of exciting promotions such as DSS Share Millionaire, Daily Surprises and many more.
New additions to this year’s line-up include foodie events Summer Restaurant Week, the Big Eid Eat and Dine & Win, while families will enjoy the Movie Magic and the Summer Art Project.
As usual, DSS will give residents and visitors plenty of chances to win amazing prizes with raffles and gifts up for grabs as well as super offers in time for Eid Al Adha and the annual Back to School season.
Ahmed Al Khaja, chief executive of organisers Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment, said: “Dubai Summer Surprises is one of the most eagerly-awaited occasions on the annual retail calendar.
“There is always great excitement felt right across the city as residents and visitors gear up for this major celebration of shopping and fun.
“With 10 weeks of unmissable attractions, promotions, raffles, family events and much more, this edition of DSS is shaping up to be one of the best yet.”
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African members of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have agreed to work together to establish a new narrative for tourism across the continent.
To better realise the potential of tourism to drive recovery, UNWTO and its members will also work with the African Union and the private sector to promote the continent to new global audiences.
With tourism recognised as an essential pillar of sustainable and inclusive development for the continent, UNWTO welcomed high-level delegates to the first Regional Conference on Strengthening Brand Africa.
The conference featured the participation of the political leadership of host country Namibia, alongside public and private sector leaders from across the continent.
UNWTO secretary general, Zurab Pololikashvili, welcomed the common determination to rethink as well as restart tourism.
“African destinations must take the lead in celebrating and promoting the continent’s vibrant culture, youthful energy and entrepreneur spirit, and its rich gastronomy,” he said.
On the back of a series of workshops, members states from Africa unanimously endorsed the Windhoek Pledge on Advocating Brand Africa.
Under the terms of the pledge, members will engage both public and private sector stakeholders as well as local communities to build a new, inspiring narrative for tourism across the continent.
They will identify positive, human-centred stories, and through strengthened partnerships with the media, showcase them to the world, reaching new and diverse tourism source markets.
Over the coming weeks, UNWTO will work with all signatories to create a common roadmap towards establishing Brand Africa.
This will include establishing common values and goals and identifying funding needs and opportunities as well as providing branding toolkits for destinations, including guidelines and recommendations and training and capacity building in market intelligence, digital marketing and data management.
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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have launched a new report addressing the complex issue of single-use plastic products within tourism.
The work comes as countries around the world begin to reopen and the travel sector starts to show signs of recovery from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report is a first step to mapping single-use plastic products across the whole tourism value chain, identifying hotspots for environmental leakages and providing practical and strategic recommendations for businesses and policymakers.
It is intended to help stakeholders take collective steps towards coordinated actions and policies which drive a shift towards ‘reduce and reuse’ models, as well as current and future waste infrastructures.
The report’s recommendations include redefining unnecessary single-use plastic products in the context of a company’s own business; giving contractual preference to suppliers of reusable products; and proactively planning procedures that avoid a return to single-use plastic products in the event of disease outbreaks.
It also supports research and innovation in product design and service models which decrease the use of plastic items, as well as revising policies and quality standards with waste reduction and circularity in mind.
Virginia Messina, acting WTTC chief executive, said: “WTTC is proud to release this important high-level report for the sector, focusing on sustainability and reducing waste from single-use plastic products in tourism.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the sustainability agenda with businesses and policymakers now putting an even stronger focus on it.
“As a growing priority, businesses are expected to continue to reduce single-use plastic products waste for the future and drive circularity to protect not only our people, but importantly, our planet.
“It is also becoming clear that consumers are making more conscious choices, and increasingly supporting businesses with sustainability front of mind.”
Single-use plastic products can be a threat to the environment and human health, and without deliberate effort across the sector, tourism can and will contribute significantly to the issue.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had both negative and positive impacts on single-use plastics pollution.
The demand for single-use plastics items has increased with safety being a high concern among tourists and take-away services being on the rise.
According to the Thailand Environment Institute, plastic waste has increased from 1,500 tons to a staggering 6,300 tons per day, owing to soaring home deliveries of food.
However, the pandemic has also catalysed consumer demand for green tourism experiences around the world, with a 2019 global study finding 82 per cent of respondents are aware of plastic waste and are already taking practical actions to tackle pollution.
The report recognises that global solutions are required to address corporate concerns about the use of single-use plastic products.
It aims to support informed decision-making based on the potential impacts of trade-offs and of unintended burden shifting when considering the transition to sustainable alternatives.