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  • Duck boat capsizes in Table Rock Lake, 17 killed

    Published on : Friday, July 20, 2018

    A damaging thunderstorm quickly roared across the Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., that regularly draws crowds to tour boats and languid cruises. It delivered the punishing rain and pummelling winds forecasters had warned. The waves began to churn, rocking …

  • Record 119% growth in Chinese visitors to Dubai

    Published on : Friday, July 20, 2018

    According to new figures released before Chinese President  Xi Jinping’s visit to Dubai revealed that the number of Chinese tourists to Dubai have more than doubled in the last four years.   There was a reported growth of 119 percent …

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  • Indian Minister Urges All States to have Tourism Police

    Published on : Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Indian minister of State for Tourism, K. J. Alphons, on Tuesday stated the Ministry has requested all the states to set up a specialised tourist police to take better care of foreign tourists. He further said that only 14 states …

  • Maldives tourism continues to thrive despite political turmoil

    Published on : Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Oficial figures showed that foreign tourists continue flocking to the Maldives in increasing numbers despite an outcry abroad over the president’s crackdown on political dissent and the locking up of opponents. The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean …

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  • Licensing fee reduction to boost tourism players’ profits

    Published on : Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Thanks to lower licensing fees for tourism accommodation operators a Summerside restaurant owner said he would save nearly $800 over the next three years. Another long time hotel and restaurant owner, David Groom is among more than 1,500 operators across …

  • Lakshadweeep gears up to welcome tourists

    Published on : Saturday, July 21, 2018

    KOCHI: Lakshadweep is all set to open its gates to tourism. The authorities have decided to invite investors to bolster the sector on the islands. However, the tourism sector will be promoted by protecting the ecology of the islands and …

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    EUROPE

  • ETIAS gets nod by European Parliament, pre-screening for visa exempt nationals

    Published on : Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Under the new rule supported by the parliament, the European Union has adopted a new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) which will exempt third-country nationals from travelling to the Schengen area after getting an authorisation.       …

  • Tourism prospering as Britain’s weather temperature soars high

    Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018

    Britain’s temperature is soaring high, making the fourth successive hottest day of the year. The blue skies and warm weather are expected to last into the weekend. For this tourism is rising. Millions of tourists and weekenders have been enjoying …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai features the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle, breaks Guinness record

    Published on : Monday, July 9, 2018

    The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and the Dubai Government announced that Dubai was now the home to world’s largest jigsaw puzzle by surface area and has set a new Guinness World Record.     To honour the UAE’s founding …

  • UAE hotels experiences healthy rates in occupancy

    Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018

    Hotels all over UAE keeps on enjoying healthy occupancy rates, regardless of challenging market conditions, experts informed.   As per the April 2018 MENA Hotel Benchmark Survey Report by EY, maximum internationally branded four and five star hotels all over …

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    ASIA

  • Bandung to attract Muslim tourists with halal tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 16, 2018

    Bandung, a city in Indonesia is going to lure Muslim travellers with halal tourism.   Bandung Culture and Tourism Agency head Dewi “Kenny” Kaniasari in Bandung said this kind of tourism is a concept which aims to meet the needs …

  • Ratha Yatra marks as a spectacular congregation in the world; boosts tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

    The Rath Yatra in Jagannath Puri is one of the ancient festival now becomes state’s icon of Odisha. It is now boosting tourism in some of the Indian states like Odisha, West Bengal and Gujarat.     This nine-day annual …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Delta and WestJet to create new transborder joint venture

    Published on : Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Delta Air Lines and WestJet have signed a definitive agreement to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement that will offer customers an extensive route network within the U.S. and Canada.   “Delta’s future is global and together with WestJet, …

  • Ethiopian Airlines wins Skytrax Best Airline in Africa Award

    Published on : Friday, July 20, 2018

    Ethiopian Airlines, SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, is pleased to announce that it has won SKYTRAX World Airline Award for the Best Airline in Africa for second successive year.     Skytrax is the most respected global air transport …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Sun Princess aims to invest over $450 million to boost its global fleet

    Published on : Wednesday, July 18, 2018

     Princess Cruises guests aboard Sun Princess will now have access to the newest onboard enhancements following an extensive 14-day, multi-million dollar dry dock in Singapore, continuing the line’s “Come Back New Promise” commitment focused on investing more than $450 million …

  • Cruise tourism facilitates Belize visitor numbers

    Published on : Saturday, July 14, 2018

     Tourism arrivals to Belize continue to soar a ground-breaking level and showed an upward trend as per the latest statistics for the middle of 2018.     A double digit increase was registered in June for overnight tourism for the …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • AYANA Komodo Offering Pre-Opening Promotions

    Published on : Saturday, July 21, 2018

    In celebration of the much-anticipated September 15th opening of AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach and AYANA Lako di’a, AYANA Hotels is offering exclusive pre-opening promotions including unbeatable savings on accommodations, chauffeured airport transfers, and more. For a limited-time, guests booking a stay at …

  • Jeff Rednour Appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Doha

    Published on : Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Veteran Four Seasons hotel executive Jeff Rednour has been appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Doha. In his new role, Rednour will be responsible in overseeing the award-winning 232-room luxury property.   “Jeff is an ideal choice to lead …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Indian Minister Urges All States to have Tourism Police

    Published on : Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Indian minister of State for Tourism, K. J. Alphons, on Tuesday stated the Ministry has requested all the states to set up a specialised tourist police to take better care of foreign tourists. He further said that only 14 states …

  • Maldives tourism continues to thrive despite political turmoil

    Published on : Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Oficial figures showed that foreign tourists continue flocking to the Maldives in increasing numbers despite an outcry abroad over the president’s crackdown on political dissent and the locking up of opponents. The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean …

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