• Rising Temperatures Affect Whale Sightings off Costa Rica

    more than 100,000 tourists flock to this marine park on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast to see humpback whales breaching in the blue waters.   But higher temperatures, due to climate change and strengthening El Niño events, are beginning to threaten …

  • Turkey makes a solid start to tourism in 2018

    It has been a booming start for Turkey’s tourism sector in 2018, with nearly 1.5 million foreigner tourists visiting the country in the first month of the year.   Data from the Culture and Tourism Ministry released on Feb. 28 …

  • Indonesia targets Indian tourists to jack up numbers

    Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said on Wednesday that the country is targeting the Indian tourism market following a surge in Indian tourist arrivals in Bali in recent years.   Indonesia recorded 485,314 Indian tourists to Bali last year, up …

  • Saudi Arabia plans to boost tourism significantly

    Deeply conservative and often distrusting of visitors, Saudi Arabia has been largely closed to leisure tourists since a limited pilot scheme between 2006 and 2010. However, that’s about to change with the announcement of issuing visas to tourists on 1 …

  • Egyptian railways mishap claims 15 lives

    Egypt’s miserable railway system proved fatal once again. Two trains collided on Wednesday north of capital, Cairo, killing at least 15 people, authorities said, in the latest deadly accident involving the country’s railways.   According to the country’s state media, …

  • Sabre and Malaysia Airlines celebrate success at gala event

    Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, recently co-hosted the Sabre & Malaysia Airlines Gala Dinner, a joint event celebrating the success of the companies’ loyal partners and recognizing the contribution of top agents across Malaysia. …

  • Brisbane welcomes international students at City Welcome Festival

    The number of international students enrolling in Brisbane has climbed once again as the city threw out the welcome mat to new students today.   Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Brisbane continued to be seen as a study destination of …

  • eRevMax completes integration with TravelBird

    Hotel connectivity expert eRevMax has completed a two-way integration with one of Europe’s fastest-growing holiday specialists, TravelBird. The interface is the latest addition to the eRevMax Channel Eco-system that connects hotels to over 350 online distribution channels.   TravelBird is …

  • Foreign Exchange Earnings (In Rupee and Us $ Terms) Through Tourism In India In January 2018

    Indian Ministry of Tourism estimates monthly Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through Tourism in India, both in Rupee and Dollar terms based on the credit data of Travel Head from Balance of Payments of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).   The …

  • South African President stresses on tourism’s role for creating jobs

    The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa stressed tourism’s role in accelerating job creation.   Ramaphosa, who was speaking at the State of the Nation Address in Parliament earlier this month, stressed that tourism was responsible for 700000 direct jobs in …

  • Maine tourism office honoured with two prestigious awards

    The Maine Office of Tourism was honoured with two awards for excellence in travel marketing from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, which is a global trade group for the hospitality industry. The tourism office received two Adrian Awards …

  • Vietnam sees a 30% increase in Indian visitors

    Nguyen Quy Phuong, the Director General of the Travel Industry Management Department, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, spoke about the growing volume of Indian arrivals to Vietnam in an interview recently.   Nguyen Quy Phuong spoke about the statistics on …

  • Tourism resilience and crisis management centre to come up in Jamaica

    Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett said that Jamaica will be coming up with a tourism resilience and crisis management centre to deal with climate-related issues.   The centre to be located at the University of the West Indies, …

  • To expand its tourism, Fiji selects Jaywing, the global agency!

    Recently, marketing agency Jaywing led by Data science bought Frank Digital as an expansion plan of its Australian operations. Now, the two businesses will co-locate in the North Sydney offices of Jaywing. A UK-founded agency, Jaywing reported that its Australian …

  • In New York, Tourism Ireland showcases Ireland as a key MICE destination!

    This week in New York, six companies related to Irish tourism are taking part in SMU (Successful Meetings University) International. This three-day event attracts roughly 100 top American MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) professionals, all keen to explore the …

  • To promote tourism, Councilor urges for additional investment!

    Lately, an Achill Councilor has urged Mayo County Council to expend up to €1 million annually on County’s tourism promotion if they’re keen to turn the county into a major tourism destination.   In the 2018 budget, Mayo County Council …

  • ITB Berlin 2018: Invitation to the opening press conference and events for the press

    From 7 to 11 March the international tourism industry will gather at ITB Berlin. Featuring the latest products and innovations of around 10,000 exhibitors from 186 countries and regions, as well as lectures by leading figures from the industry, ITB Berlin will underline …

  • The Island of Barbados rejoices record year in tourism

    Currently, the island of Barbados is witnessing a record in terms of visitor numbers with a 5% growth in stay-over arrivals in 2017.   This shows an unprecedented high for the destination, which Richard Sealy, Minister of Tourism and International …

  • Scottish Whisky industry forecasts a bumper year

    This year, the famous Scottish Whisky industry is expecting a record year after witnessing record number of visitors to distilleries across the country.   The leaders of the sector explained that whisky tourism is gradually becoming a major attraction like …

  • TTF welcomes new advisory board members

    Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF), has today announced that four new members will join its Advisory Board. Chief Executive Margy Osmond said the new additions to the Advisory Board will be …


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