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Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand

Keen to gain benefit from Thailand’s tourism sector, Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand. The latter welcomed over 30 million ones throughout last year.   To address the aim, Indonesia would extensively promote its tour destinations …

  • 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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  • Anantara Maldives attracts tourists with its visual spctacles

    Published on : Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    The Maldives attracts travellers from around the world with a visual spectacle unlike anywhere else on the globe. Above the waterline and beneath the waves, unbelievable worlds await exploration. Anantara opens the door to new encounters with a pioneering aquatic …

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  • Japanese travel agency scraps risqué beautiful girls campaign

    Published on : Saturday, May 14, 2016

    A travel agency in Tokyo was compelled to cancel a promotion where they were offering passengers the privilege to travel with five female university students they claimed. Their campaign advocated the woman would enlighten the passengers about the destination with …

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  • Loisaba Tented Camp offers visitors a treat of the East African wilderness

    Published on : Saturday, May 14, 2016

    Luxury safari camp and lodge operator Elewana has opened a new luxury tented camp on the site of the former Loisaba Lodge. Located on a 600ft escarpment, every room in Loisaba Tented Camp enjoys spectacular views stretching across the Laikipia …

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  • Tourism Australia reveals consumer and market profile

    Published on : Saturday, May 14, 2016

    In 2015 Hong Kong visitor spending rose 23 percent to $1.2bn, Italian visitors stayed an average 71 nights and 26 per cent of German visitors choose to fly with Emirates according to Tourism Australia’s latest international market profiles.     …

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