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Malaysia’s e-visa move for India welcomed by Indian tour operators

Malaysia’s e-visa move for Indian travellers has been hailed by Indian tour operators who said would help in achieving Malaysia’s target of one million visitors from India this year. India’s leading travel industry bodies welcomed the new facility and pledged …

  • Passengers make dramatic jumps from hot air balloon in Melbourne

    Published on : Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Hot air balloon rides in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay proved to be quite dramatic for nine people who were forced to make dramatic jumps on boats supplied by the Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay.     The balloon ran out of …

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  • E-visa helps Malaysia to attract more Chinese tourists

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    Thanks to the implementation of the electronic visa (-e-visa) from March 2015, Chinese tourist arrivals to Malaysia is picking up.   Since the e-visa was launched, 15,669 e-visa applications were received and 19,934 applications for electronic travel registration and information …

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  • Malaysian state of Sarawak hopes to double Chinese tourist arrivals

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    Thanks to improved tourism facilities, Malaysian state of Sarawak is optimistic of doubling Chinese tourist arrivals this year to 20 per cent.   “Sarawak sees a 10 per cent increase in Chinese tourist arrivals, annually, but this year STB aims …

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  • WTM Asia connect receives strong support from the region

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    The World Travel Market Portfolio launched the 1-2-1 ratio pod format to facilitate business in the growing Chinese and South East Asian leisure travel markets. The event, which steps away from a traditional exhibition format, proved to be successful amongst …

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  • AI flight to Mumbai suffocates passengers

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    Air India is again under the spotlight for all the wrong reason. Right after Air India flight-620 created a controversy by making an emergency landing because of fire, this time AI-317 made it to the news, by suffocating more than …

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  • Kenya take to aggressive marketing to revive tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    Kenya takes to aggressive marketing initiative “Make it Kenya”, to position its destination at the top in terms of trade, tourism and investment.   The hard work of the country paid off in the 2016 Transform Mena Awards, where the …

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  • China pledges to alleviate 12 million people from poverty through tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    China has decided to use tourism as an important tool for structural reforms and economic development. Premier Li Keqiang in his opening speech at the ceremony of the First World Conference on Tourism Development held at the Great Hall of …

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  • Five-star bus route connecting to the airport was launched in Ho Chi Minh City

    Published on : Friday, May 20, 2016

    A five-star bus route between Tan Son Nhat International Airport and District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City was put into operation from May 19.   The route numbered 49 operates from 0:00 am to 11:45 pm, making 43 trips …

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  • Regal Hongkong Hotel celebrates Father’s Day

    Published on : Thursday, May 19, 2016

    It is always right to treat Dad with the best delicacies in town. Father’s Day is one of the best chances to do so. Warm celebrations at Regal Hongkong Hotel include a 4-course Father’s Day menu at Alto 88, tradition …

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  • TripAdvisor lists choice landmarks in India

    Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    TripAdvisor®the travel planning and booking site,  announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Landmarks. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide, gathered over …

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  • Goa to give free access to tourists inside central Jail

    Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Goa’s Aguada central jail in Sinquerim, is about to be refurbished and transformed into a tourist hotspot in near future.  Darashaw & Co Pvt Ltd is helping to develop the project.   The Aguada jail was established in the Portuguese …

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  • China to host 1st World Tourism Development Conference in Beijing

    Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) announced at the press conference that the 1st World Tourism Development Conference will kick off in Beijing on May 18. Initiated and organized by China, this conference is co-hosted by the Chinese government and the …

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  • Alice Springs opens its traditional interests for tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    A spectacular new event showcasing contemporary and traditional indigenous art will light up Alice Springs from 23 September – 2 October 2016.     Parrtyeme – a Festival in Light will be the first authentic Indigenous light festival of its …

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  • Ex-servicemen initiate military tourism “Veer Yatra” in Maharashtra

    Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Retired veterans of the Maharashtra Ex-Servicemen’s Corporation (MESCO), recently launched ‘Veer Yatra’ in Pune, to spike up military tourism in India. It is an organized trip to any Indian military camp of choice, guided by retired army personnel.     …

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  • Japan Tourism shows positive increase in Q1 of 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Japan Tourism has released its tourism statistics in the Q1 of 2016. The country shows a remarkable lead in tourism till the month of May. There is increase in overseas visitors, Japanese tourists have also shown an increase in visits abroad …

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  • Eight Asian low-cost carriers tie up with common booking platform

    Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    A landmark alliance between Eight Asian low-cost carriers which include Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc and Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) will help travellers book flights across the platform for the first time this year.   Passengers will be able to book …

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  • Billions to expect global-flood by 2060

    Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    British aid charity is warning the world about a possible global flood by the year 2060 due to global warming. Billions of lives could be at jeopardy if the situation is not controlled beforehand.     The study by Christian …

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  • Singapore and Indonesia combine to tackle haze problem in city

    Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    The cooperation between Singapore and Indonesia to combat the region’s haze problems seems to have taken a turn for the worse.   Indonesia’s Minister of the Environment and Forestry, Dr Siti Nurbaya, said her ministry is currently reviewing all existing …

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  • New Zealand invests $25 million on Cycle Trail

    Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Budget 2016 will provide $25 million in additional funding over the next four years to ensure the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Nga Haerenga continues to offer a world-class visitor experience, Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key announced.     …

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  • Thailand’s Koh Tachai Island to be off-limit indefinitely

    Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    As heavy tourism is negatively affecting the environment and wildlife around the island of Koh Tachai, one of the breathtaking tourist attractions of Thailand, is being closed for the tourists until further notice.     Tachai, which is a part …

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