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Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry goes on display in Bayeux

Tourism Ireland’s hand-crafted Game of Thrones Tapestry goes on display in Bayeux, Normandy, from today (13 September). It will be exhibited in the historic Hôtel du Doyen in Bayeux, within walking distance of the legendary 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry – which was a key source of inspiration for …

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Celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna joins Tourism Ireland to launch Taste the Island in Britain – at her home in Highclere Park

Tourism Ireland teamed up with celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna, to launch Taste the Island in Britain. Clodagh created a ‘harvest lunch’ in the grounds of her home, Broadspear House – located in Highclere Park, where Highclere Castle, the set for Downton Abbey, is located. Tourism Ireland invited leading British food writers and influencers, as well as broadcast journalists, to …

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Tourism Ireland leads sales blitz to Canada

Tourism Ireland, together with a delegation of 13 companies from the island of Ireland and Canada, has been undertaking a three-city sales blitz to Canada this week. They’re meeting with group tour organisers and travel agents in the cities of London (south-west Ontario), Ottawa …

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Brazil Tourism Ministry technicians arrive at Serra da Capivara Park to outline action plan

A technical team from the Ministry of Tourism, Brazil arrived in São Raimundo Nonato, in Southwest Piauí, on Wednesday (Sept 11) to identify the potential of the Serra da Capivara National Park.   The visit of the professionals follows a …

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Tourism Minister underscores Brazil’s credibility to attract international investment

Taking advantage of the 23rd General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) in St. Petersburg, Russia, Brazil Tourism Minister Marcelo Alvaro Antonio highlighted that Brazil is open to investors.   “The government is focused on improving the business environment …

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Bangkok ranked as top destination for 4th time in a row

The latest Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index has ranked Bangkok as the top destination for the fourth consecutive year, with more than 22 million international overnight visitors.   The Thai capital also placed at No. 3 in top cities by …

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Identification of tourist spots potential on Route of Emotions in Brazil commences

The municipality of Barreirinhas (MA) will receive a group of professionals from the Ministry of Tourism, Brazil to identify the potential of the destinations that make up the Route of Emotions starting September 11.   At the end of the …

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Tourism survey points at optimism in hotel industry trend in Brazil

A survey conducted by the Ministry of Tourism, Brazil with hotel entrepreneurs in the country reveals confidence when it comes to investing and creating jobs in the sector. This is because two out of three of them (65.9%) plan improvements in …

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Actions to boost tourism in Tocantins municipalities of Brazil discussed

The Interim Minister of Tourism, Hercy Filho, attended public hearing on Monday promoted by the Commission of Mines and Energy, Environment and Tourism of the Legislative Assembly of Tocantins. The event, held at the Dianópolis City Council (TO), addressed the …

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Sydney to host Australian premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical

The New South Wales government has secured the rights to host the Australian premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical.   Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres said securing 9 to 5 The Musical for Sydney is a big win for the NSW …

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Foreign tourists opt for ecotourism in North Brazil

Nature, ecotourism and adventure – these are the main motives of foreign tourists who visited Northern Brazil in 2018, according to the study of International Tourism Demand , commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism to the Economic Research Institute Foundation (Fipe).   …

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Gastronomy of Southeast Brazil highly rated by over 94% global tourists

Gastronomy is one of the highest rated services by foreigners who visited the Southeast Brazil last year which obtained approval rates from 94.4% to 97.3%, reveals the study of the International Tourist Demand in Brazil.   The Southeast is home to …

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Brazil wins seat on UNWTO Executive Board

Brazil recorded two historic achievements at the 23rd General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in St. Petersburg. The country will take a seat on the Executive Board of the world’s leading travel industry during the 2020 and 2021 term. …

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Brazil: Tourism Ministry & Finance Ministry sign shared management of Union tourist areas

The Ministry of Tourism (MTur) and the Secretariat of the Union Heritage (SPU) of Brazil, linked to the Ministry of Finance, signed the Normative Instruction on Wednesday (Sept 9), that allows the MTur to identify areas with high tourism potential …

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Popular Thai star Peck Palitchoke promotes ‘Thailand Reduce Waste campaign

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invited Palitchoke Aryanabutr (Peck Palitchoke), one of the most popular Thai entertainers and stars as a presenter for the ‘Thailand Reduce Waste campaign, as part of the plan to help reduce tourism-related waste by …

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Desaru International Bike Week 2019 flagged off in Thailand

Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Jojie Samuel flagged off a convoy of 100 Thai bikers participating in the Desaru International Bike Week 2019 Friday in Southern Thailand.   With this move, Malaysia is enticing Thai bikers to discover the country by …

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Thailand Tourism Authority shines at 2019 PATA Grand and Gold Awards

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s “Khon, An Aesthetic Art of Drama” poster and five other Thai tourism products and services are among the winners of the 2019 PATA Grand and Gold Awards.   Two of four prestigious PATA Grand Awards …

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Malindo Air recognized as APEX 2020 Four Star Major Regional Airline

Malindo Air has again been recognized as an APEX 2020 Four Star Major Regional Airline, at the APEX Official Airline Ratings held in Los Angeles on 9 Sep 2019. For the third consecutive year   Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, CEO …

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ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2019 kicks off in New Zealand

Get your heart racing for one of the world’s greatest motorsports live in New Zealand, the ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2019 which commenced today.   The Supercars return to Pukekohe Park Raceway in Auckland from 13 to 15 September 2019 for …

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New capsule exhibition to visit regional audiences across WA from 2020

A new capsule exhibition featuring sculptures, jewellery and ceramics from the State Art Collection will visit regional audiences across Western Australia from 2020.   There Were Moments of Transformation will present works by eminent international artists including Auguste Rodin, Pierre …

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