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Leading independent travel company, Travel Counsellors, has experienced a very significant sales boom over the last month. The company’s leisure travel trading figures are now at 127% per cent compared to 2019 pre-pandemic levels, recording one of its highest trading weeks in the last couple of years.

Travel Counsellors continues to receive an influx in global new leisure bookings, boosted by the recent removal of the ‘amber’ list and changes to ‘red’ list and the re-opening of the US borders.

Tourism in the Mexican Caribbean “is back,” with hotel occupancy last month sitting at a healthy 59% throughout the state.

This is even more significant considering that current hotel capacity in the region is still at 85% of normal conditions, says Laura Nesteanu, Account Manager, Canada at Global Marketing & Sales, Inc., which represents the Mexican Caribbean in Canada.

Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province welcomed the first international tourists to Vietnam in the "new normal" after nearly 2 years frozen due to the COVID pandemic. A Vietjet Air flight brought more than 200 Korean tourists to Phu Quoc to experience a 5-day and 4-night vacation at one-stop-destination Phu Quoc United Centre.

The welcome ceremony was held at Phu Quoc International Airport with the participation of the General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh, Deputy Director of Vietnam Civil Aviation Department Vo Huy Cuong, leaders of Kien Giang Province and ministries, as well as representatives of Vietjet Air, Vinpearl Joint Stock Company and Marketing Highland Travel Company.

As Australia’s borders begin to reopen, Visit Victoria is encouraging Britons to adopt a little penguin from Phillip Island; plant trees to support koalas; protect the Great Southern Reef; save endangered species; and support the state’s Aboriginal culture before coming out to get involved with these inspirational tourism experiences in person.

These activities are all included in the Good Natured Victoria initiative launched today giving international visitors and friends of Victoria the opportunity to collaborate in one of Victoria’s purpose-driven tourism experiences and to help to make a difference before and during their visit.

On Monday 6th December, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew opens a brand-new Family Kitchen & Shop. Situated next to the interactive Children’s Garden, this multi-sensory new eatery not only offers families a place to eat and drink, but also to engage with the natural world and learn more about where food comes from, discovering the important role which plants and fungi play in all our lives. With a capacity to host up to 250 diners, the restaurant is a space where the wonder of nature combines with an interactive food laboratory.