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  • Thailand new Minister of Tourism and Sports meets with agency heads an

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Thailand new Minister of Tourism and Sports, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, met with agency heads and executives on his first day in the office on 18 July.   He said, “Let’s focus on working together to ensure the safety of tourists visiting …

  • New tourism and sports minister of Thailand aims to promote medical ma

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    The new tourism and sports minister of Thailand aims to promote medical marijuana tourism and legalize ride-hailing and accommodation-sharing apps and websites for drawing foreign visitors.   Speaking on his first day in office, Pipat Ratchakitprakan, a key Bhumjaithai Party leader …

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  • Taxkorgan witnesses a growing number of tourists in recent years

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Taxkorgan, a border county in north-western China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has witnessed a growing number of tourists in recent years who dropped in for its unique folk culture and splendid plateau scenery.   The county of Taxkorgan, which borders …

  • IRCTC Tourism offering a 5 nights and 6 days tour package to Russia

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Indian Railway Tourism Corporation’s (IRCTC) tourism arm IRCTC Tourism is offering a five nights and six days tour package to Russia. Named as ‘Majestic Russia’ tour package, the IRCTC tourism package includes stay at four star hotels in Russia, return air …

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    AMERICA

  • Peru President launches Safe Tourism Program, reaffirms commitment to

    Published on : Saturday, July 13, 2019

    As tourism is an activity with huge potential and high importance for the development of a country, Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra reaffirmed his administration is committed to promoting tourism.   He indicated that the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry of the …

  • US tourism expected to face tough times in 2020

    Published on : Friday, July 12, 2019

    Demand for flights remains high, but destinations and hotels outside top destinations in the US have experienced a slight decline in business.   Evidence is increasing though, that the U.S. travel sector could suffer in 2020.   While both tourism …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Dubai has balanced dynamics for growing its tourism sector over the ne

    Published on : Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Dubai has balanced dynamics for growing its tourism sector over the next decade, due to its readiness, tourism infrastructure and additional avenues for visitor growth without putting a strain on its urban landscape.   Dubai ranks at par with Beijing, …

  • Qatar Airways to Launch Direct Flights to Gaborone, Botswana from 27 O

    Published on : Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country.   The three-times weekly …

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    AIRLINE NEWS

  • Trouble in landing gear leads to emergency landing at Yampa Valley Reg

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    A private passenger aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday afternoon at Yampa Valley Regional Airport after it experienced trouble with its landing gear.   A forced emergency landing was made by a private passenger aircraft on …

  • $10 m interim fund for Jet Airways approved

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    An interim funding of $10 million was approved by the Committee of Creditors (CoC) of Jet Airways (India) Ltd on Friday that will be availed for the corporate insolvency resolution process. This was confirmed by two people who requested anonymity. …

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    CRUISE NEWS

  • Princess Cruises received Cruise Critic’s Annual Cruisers’ Choice

    Published on : Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Recognized as a destination leader, taking guests to more than 380 worldwide ports of call, Princess Cruises has been awarded three first-place accolades in Cruise Critic’s fourth annual “Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.” Based entirely on consumer ratings, the awards name …

  • Royal Caribbean Int’l cancels Puerto Rico cruise stop amid unrest

    Published on : Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    Royal Caribbean International has cancelled a planned call of its cruise ship in San Juan, Puerto Rico, amid protests against the governor in the capital of the U.S. territory.   “In view of the current unrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • Tru by Hilton Wytheville Hotel Opens

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Tru by Hilton announced the opening of its latest property, Tru by Hilton Wytheville. The 94-room hotel, located at 245 Boyd Avenue, is owned by NP Wytheville Hotel, Inc. and managed by CN Hotels.       Tru by Hilton …

  • Affinity Conference Centre of Townplace Suites by Marriott to open in

    Published on : Friday, July 19, 2019

    Part of the Townplace Suites by Marriott, The Affinity Conference Centre is being built next to the Hampton Inn by Hilton. It is expected to open in October 2019. The centre will feature 24-foot high ceilings and can be divided in …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Thailand new Minister of Tourism and Sports meets with agency heads an

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    Thailand new Minister of Tourism and Sports, Pipat Ratchakitprakarn, met with agency heads and executives on his first day in the office on 18 July.   He said, “Let’s focus on working together to ensure the safety of tourists visiting …

  • New tourism and sports minister of Thailand aims to promote medical ma

    Published on : Saturday, July 20, 2019

    The new tourism and sports minister of Thailand aims to promote medical marijuana tourism and legalize ride-hailing and accommodation-sharing apps and websites for drawing foreign visitors.   Speaking on his first day in office, Pipat Ratchakitprakan, a key Bhumjaithai Party leader …

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