• New fares save Virgin Trains customers £7.1m a year

    Virgin Trains on the east coast has today announced that customers will be able to take advantage of cheaper advance ticket prices and seat reservations on the day of travel. Based on the number of walk-up fares currently bought by …

  • Mexico ranks 8th as world’s most visited tourist destination

    In spite of security concerns and travel warnings, Mexico still managed to bag the 8th spot in being the most visited destination in the world, beating Turkey with 6.7 million more visitors visiting the country. The report was released by …

  • Last year, Dubai lured 1.6m Saudi visitors

    In 2016, more than 1.6 million overnight visitors entered Dubai from Saudi Arabia. The Annual Visitor Report 2016, released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) during the 2017 Arabian Travel Market, expressed the figures.   Over …

  • Tourism stakeholders interested to develop Western Silk Road in the coming days

    On 26-27 April 2017, Alexandroupoli, the Greece city, hosted the 1st International UNWTO Western Silk Road Workshop. The Ministry of Tourism of Greece, UNWTO and the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace had jointly organized the workshop. It was kind …

  • South Dakota hoteliers plan to push local tourism significantly higher

    Around 50 new owners of tourist-based hotels, restaurants and shops in a small western South Dakota town have vowed to take local tourism to the next level.   A local newspaper reported that Presidential Hospitality made the multimillion-dollar purchase of …

  • IY2017 focuses on aviation as crucial to travel and tourism

    When the United Nations declared 2017 as the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development (IY2017), it was not purely for the purposes of messaging the value of the tourism sector across the global UN system. Creating awareness was …

  • Countries relying on tourism for increasing GDP

    The United States is one of the world’s largest travel industries together with France and Italy. As most travelers remain mesmerized with the thrilling and exceptional experiences of these destinations, the world’s biggest travel industries do not rely on their …

  • NITI Aayog drafts action plan to set up tourism varsity

    In order to put tourism at the core of Indian economy, NITI Aayog has proposed setting up a university to impart specialised courses along with constitution of a “National Museum Authority” to centralize administration of museums across the country run by …

  • Russel Harrigan is dependent on the U.S. President to enhance tourism

    Russel Harrigan, Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board declared that he is firmly establishing association with the United States (US) President Donald Trump in order to grow the US economy which in return would bring ‘great’ things to the BVI …

  • Malaysia & Indonesia collaborate on Marine Tourism Triangle

    Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, Tourism and Culture Deputy Minister of Malaysia and Arief Yahya, Tourism Minister of Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding or (MoU) on Marine Tourism Triangle Cooperation. This will create a cruise route between Langkawi in Malaysia, …

  • English Premier League boosts UK tourism significantly

    Football has scored a home win as far as boosting travel is concerned. The English Premier League was chosen for the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism special accolade at this week’s prestigious 2017 Awards for Excellence, hosted by national tourist board VisitEngland.   …

  • Philippines Cost Struck by 6.8 Magnitude Quake

    According to officials, a 6.8-magnitude temblor occurred off the Philippines early Saturday, damaging several buildings and injuring two people as frightened residents fled the coast following a tsunami warning.   The quake struck at 4:23 am local time at a …

  • IlluminARTe Wollondilly Festival illuminates Picton town in Australia

    IlluminARTe Wollondilly, a creative arts festival held in the quaint town on Picton NSW, kicked off today.   With something for all ages, spectators can expect a remarkable cultural experience combined with breathtaking performing arts, local music, market stalls and …

  • Titanic The Exhibition, arrives in Sydney for the first time ever

    Journey into the heart of the Titanic and experience the world’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition about this iconic ship.   Arriving in Sydnet for the first time ever, Titanic The Exhibition, commenced on April 8th and will run until …

  • Oman Air to launch daily Muscat-Manchester flights from May 1st

    As a new step in its ambitious expansion programme, Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, will launch the daily Muscat-Manchester flights, this Monday, that is on May 1st.   The new route will avail an opportunity …

  • First London-China train completes world’s second-longest rail route, arrives in China’s Yiwu city

    Becoming the world’s second-longest rail route, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) trip.   “The train arrived at around 9:30am (0130 GMT) to …

  • World tourism leaders impressed by Thailand’s recent hosting of 2017 WTTC Global Summit

    Thailand’s ability to organise seamless large-scale meetings was seen during the nation’s hosting of the 2017 World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit from 26-27 April which impressed world leaders in the tourism industry.   Gerald Lawless, WTTC Chairman …

  • Berlin gears up to host German Protestant Church Festival

    The 36th Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag, the German Protestant Church Festival, will soon be taking place in Berlin and Wittenberg from 24 to 28 May 2017.   Under the banner ‘You see me’, you are encouraged to open your eyes to …

  • Thailand tourism to shine with famous Bun Luang and Phi Ta Khon Festival

    Every year, Dan Sai district in Loei province in the Northeast of Thailand stages a colorful event known as Bun Luang or ‘Bun Pawat’ and the famous Phi Ta Khon Festival. This is a unique celebration of the province and …

  • Mexico – A recent winner of tons of tourism awards

    Visit Mexico is all geared up to attract American families to the country so that they can enjoy the warm nature of the country, with impending summer season.   VisitMexico is trying its best to lure people so that they …


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