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  • Shanghai to host international tourism event from Sept. 15

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Chinese city Shanghai will host an international tourism festival starting from Sept. 15, the organizers stated on Thursday. This year, 28 overseas performance groups have confirmed they would perform at the opening parade of the festival on Sept. 15. Among …

  • China province opens public canteen to help villagers focus on tourism

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Starting this June, the Zhonghaoyu Village of Zibo, east China’s Shandong Province, opened a public canteen to help local villagers save time and focus on their tourism businesses. Once a poor mountainous village, Zhonghaoyu was plagued by a lack of …

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  • Hawaiian tourism seem to be declining in absolute terms

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Tourism in Hawaii today is smaller in absolute economic size (constant-dollar export revenue) and is smaller relatively in value-added contribution (GDP share) than in 1989, although it has generally been recovering during the early-21st century from late-20th-century compression. Therefore since …

  • Sports tourism goes beyond niche, spells new opportunities for stakeholders

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Niche tourism, in many instances, can be beneficial for a tourism business. To identify a niche and cater to that specialised need, in particular where the market is over-supplied, or where a unique offering can serve as the attraction for …

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    AMERICA

  • Lynchburg floods lead to evacuation orders in U.S. city

    Published on : Saturday, August 4, 2018

      Parts of Lynchburg, Virginia have been issued evacuation orders considering that a dam may fail amid flooding.   On Thursday evening the Lynchburg Water Resources Department stated that the College Lake Dam crossed its capacity after more than 15 …

  • U.S rejected 23.6% Indian H-1B applicants in 2017, increased scrutiny

    Published on : Thursday, July 26, 2018

    According to the recent report released by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP) between July and September 2017 , the U.S denied H-1B visas to 23.6% of Indian applicants. In the last three months this was up by 16.6 …

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    MIDDLE EAST

  • Oman-Arab tourism conference is eager in endorsing culture & heritage

    Published on : Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    The Arab Media and Sustainable Tourism Conference took place in Salalah on Sunday. It was arranged under the sponsorship of H E Mohammed bin Salim bin Said al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs. Dr Abdulaziz Othman al Twaijri, …

  • The UAE on the road to emerge as a top tourist destination

    Published on : Thursday, August 2, 2018

    With the construction and opening of a number of mega-projects across the UAE, expectations are soaring that the Emirates will continue to be a top tourist destination well beyond 2020.   From the recently opened Dubai Opera, Warner Bros. World …

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    ASIA

  • Myanmar takes a new turn to delight its travellers

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Today after over a century after he wrote this quote, Myanmar retains the power to surprise and delight the travellers. Myanmar was known as Burma prior to 1989; the name was changed during the Military rule. In the year 2015, …

  • More than 2,000 tourists evacuated from Lombok Island

    Published on : Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Indonesian disaster management team rescued more than 2000 tourists from Indonesian island Lombok which was deeply devastated due to 6.9 magnitude earthquake.     This shallow 6.9-magnitude earth quake happened as the movement of tectonic plates near Bali sparked.  The …

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY NEWS

    CRUISE NEWS

  • Oceangate Inc. plans for manned expedition for studying R.M.S. Titanic

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Seattle-based OceanGate Inc. has announced plans for a manned expedition for studying the R.M.S. Titanic, the world’s most famous shipwreck. Less than 200 people have ever visited the Titanic since it sank in April 1912. In comparison, more people have …

  • Norwegian Joy’s China exit benefits to Royal Caribbean and Dream Cruises

    Published on : Friday, August 10, 2018

    Royal Caribbean International and Dream Cruises, these cruise line based in Norway and Singapore that stands to benefit from Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)’s decision to pull out Norwegian Joy from March 2019 and return to China to operate seasonally from …

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    HOTEL NEWS

  • InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland to launch in Q4 of 2018

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, developed by Shimao Group and managed by the Intercontinental Hotel Group will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2018.     The hotel will be set up in an amazing landscape which is a deep pit …

  • HMC Hospitality welcomes Amber Harkin as Hilton Tucson East’s General Manager

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    HMC Hospitality (Heavlin Management Company) welcomes  as the new General Manager of Hilton Tucson East.   Amber joins the Hilton Tucson East and HMC Team from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Tucson Paloma Village where she was General Manger since …

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    TOURISM NEWS

  • Shanghai to host international tourism event from Sept. 15

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Chinese city Shanghai will host an international tourism festival starting from Sept. 15, the organizers stated on Thursday. This year, 28 overseas performance groups have confirmed they would perform at the opening parade of the festival on Sept. 15. Among …

  • China province opens public canteen to help villagers focus on tourism

    Published on : Friday, August 17, 2018

    Starting this June, the Zhonghaoyu Village of Zibo, east China’s Shandong Province, opened a public canteen to help local villagers save time and focus on their tourism businesses. Once a poor mountainous village, Zhonghaoyu was plagued by a lack of …

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