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  • Britons will pay €7 to travel to EU countries, no visa needed

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

    As a consequence of Brexit UK travellers will not need a visa but will have to apply for and buy another document confirmed the European Commission.     The Britons will have to pay €7 (£6.30) every three years to …

  • Luton Airport opened by transport secretary after £160 million upgradation

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

      Chris Grayling, the secretary of state for transport, has officially opened London Luton Airport’s newly-upgraded terminal, marking the culmination of LLA’s three-year transformation project.     London Luton Airport’s newly-upgraded terminal after three-year transformation project is now officially opened …

  • Record 30+ million foreign tourists to set foot in Japan in 2018

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

    More than 30 million foreign tourists will visit Japan in 2018, setting a record seven years in a row.     Keiichi Ishii, Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister said that they will continue to promote tourism. They are steadily …

  • Instagram: Tokyo Disneyland tops as the happiest place on earth

    Published on : Friday, December 14, 2018

      Tokyo Disneyland  known as the “Most Magical Place on Earth”  is now named by Instagram as the “happiest geo-tagged place in the world” in its 2018 year in review considering the number of smiley face emojis used in the …


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  • Virgin Galactic launches its spacecraft, forges ahead of rivals

    Published on : Friday, December 14, 2018

    Virgin Galactic launched a spacecraft more than 50 miles high, reaching the Federal Aviation Administration & definition of space and accomplishing the elusive goal for the company founded by Richard Branson that one day wants to fly tourists through the atmosphere.   Though …

  • Kenyan tourism impressive, says KATA chief

    Published on : Friday, December 14, 2018

    The Kenya Association of Travel Agents  said the performance of the tourism sector this year was impressive, despite it being a fairly difficult one economically.Chief Executive Officer of KATA Nicanor Sabula said the industry was on a recovery path buoyed by incentives …

  • Industry Associations are Collaborating to Advance Mutual Interests

    Published on : Friday, December 14, 2018

    Leaders of the motorcoach, tour and travel industry came together to discuss issues affecting all aspects of the industry and their respective members. This was a rare opportunity for industry leaders to collaborate on collective issues facing their members.   …

  • It’ll be all right on the Night: Burns at 260

    Published on : Friday, December 14, 2018

    Robert Burns – Scotland’s national bard – is celebrated every year on would have been his birthday, 25 January, and which is now known as Burns Night. Scots and visitors alike can toast his legacy and celebrate Scotland with a …




  • The Tallinn Christmas market voted the best in Europe in a poll

    Published on : Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    The Tallinn Christmas market has been voted the best in Europe in a poll which included 208,000 worldwide travellers, according to European Best Destinations.   “The Tallinn Christmas market delights everyone with its coziness, historical location, wonderfully preserved medieval old …

  • Greece occupies the 3rd spot for outdoor activities tourism in the world

    Published on : Saturday, December 8, 2018

    Greece was ranked the third destination world over in terms of outdoor activities for the summer of 2018 (April 1-October 31), as per data by international booking platform which concentrates on outdoor tourism. France occupied the top position because …

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  • The Central America Tourism Agency’s (CATA) Ultimate Itineraries 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    The Central America Volcanic Arc (CAVA) is a chain of volcanoes that forms the spine of the region and is therefore one of its defining characteristics. Volcanoes such as Arenal in Costa Rica and Masaya Volcano are frequented by visitors …

  • The UK visitors are choosing Romania over other destinations

    Published on : Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    For the UK tourists, Romania is the fastest emerging destination with an average growth rate of 24% per year in the period 2007-2017, as per a recent analysis of British travel agency- On The Go Tours, quoted by local …

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  • SriLanka’s state tourism office to launch a sustainable tourism certificate scheme f

    Published on : Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s state tourism office will be launching a sustainable tourism certificate scheme for the industry in association with the United Nations Development Programme in 2019.   Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Director General Upali Ratnayake said, “Next year we …

  • Philippines tourism skyrocketing at a faster pace

    Published on : Friday, December 7, 2018

    Composed of 7,641 islands with almost 82 provinces divided into 18 regions, the Philippines is an archipelagic country to the South-east Asia. The finance of the country is majorly dependent on tourism. Its rich biodiversity, beaches, diving spots, rainforests and …

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  • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport to undergo renovation

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Ottawa’s Macdonald–Cartier International Airport unveils development plans of $100 million.     This is in response to several years of steady growth which is pacing to surpass the five million passenger milestone by the end of 2018.     Apart …

  • Delta Air Lines to introduce new innovative boarding process for 2019

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Delta will bid farewell to its old zone boarding process. It will introduce colour code based new branded fare system from Jan. 23rd no matter when the ticket is purchased.     Each of Delta’s five-star products as well as …

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  • Portugal sees international tourists’ arrival decline but hotel revenue still high

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

     The number of international tourists visiting Portugal edged lower in the first 10 months of 2018. This is the first cumulative decline after years of record figures.     The National Statistics Institute, which monitors hotel stays, said  that the …

  • Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy to buy Belmond for $3.2 billion

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

    LVMHLouis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), luxury goods maker will buy Belmond for U.S. dollar 3.2 billion.       Belmond is the owner of hotels including Venice’s landmark Cipriani. The purchase will help LVMH to penetrate deeper into the luxury …

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  • British Virgin Islands and Airbnb signs MoU for home sharing

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Airbnb signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to work together on areas of common interest especially in tourism.     This strategic partnership aims to drive local, authentic, and sustainable tourism to the islands, …

  • 2019 to be ‘The Year of Festivals’ – Caribbean Tourism Organization

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the ‘Year of Festivals’ in the Caribbean. In 2018, was celebrated as the ‘Year of Rejuvenation’.  The unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination will be highlighted.       Hugh Riley, …

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