Cabinet approves relief measures for tourism industry

He said that among the relief offered are tax concessions and loans with interest to be paid in July next year. The Minister also said that security scanners can be imported tax free. Cabinet has approved several relief measures for the tourism industry which took a hit from the Easter Sunday attacks.Tourism Minister John Amaratunga told Parliament today that the relief measures will not just be for five star hotels but even others involved in the industry. He said he expects the tourism industry to get back on its feet and return to what it was in a year. (Colombo Gazette)

Woods signs deal for exclusive content on global GOLFTV

NEW YORK — Tiger Woods has signed a deal with Discovery, Inc., that will offer behind-the-scenes access on GOLFTV, the PGA Tour’s new global streaming partner.Terms of the deal were not announced.GOLFTV is the brand name for Discovery’s on-demand video streaming service that starts next year. It plans to collaborate with Woods on wide range of programming designed to give viewers a closer look into Woods’ practice routines, life on the tour and some instruction.“I want to talk to golf fans and golfers everywhere, directly, and straight from me,” Woods said. “That’s important to me, talking about what we care about. What’s happening on the course, how to play better, how can I shoot lower scores tomorrow, how can I beat my friends?”The content will be owned exclusively by GOLFTV globally, including in the United States, where Discovery can still develop a distribution strategy.GOLFTV will be available in January except in the United States, South Korea and China, offering content such as featured holes and feature groups. Full PGA Tour coverage will be available around the world at different times through 2024.Discovery, which has networks including Discovery and Animal Planet, agreed to a $2 billion deal with the PGA Tour in June to deliver golf content directly to consumers in 220 markets outside the United States over the next 12 years.___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/apf-Golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press read more