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Flood and landslides lead to the death and mass evacuation for the first time in Vietnam

More than 37 people were killed and about ten thousand people were evacuated by the disaster management team and the armies as severe tropical cyclonic depression caused floods and the landslides in Vietnam. It recorded one of the highest death …

  • Darwin ropes sustainable tourism with joint path for cyclists and pedestrians

    Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Darwin’s local community will benefit from the completion of the new Henry Wrigley Drive shared path.     Transport Minister Peter Chandler said the project has delivered a new shared path for cyclists and pedestrians on Henry Wrigley Drive, linking …

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  • High-speed Talgo train to roll in Indian railway tracks

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    Spanish Talgo train with a speed of up to 115 km/h gave its first trial in Uttar Pradesh, India. As per the strategy of the Railways to increase the speed of trains in India, the train rolled from Bareilly to …

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  • Plane wreckage turns into tourist attraction

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    Wreckage of aircraft accident turns into an amusement option for several Indians. The locales have been visiting the crash site near Kair village in southwest Delhi since last Tuesday. The light aircraft of Alchemist Airways crash landed near Delhi because …

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  • Crocodile attacks woman at Australian beach

    Published on : Monday, May 30, 2016

    A 46-year-old woman got attacked by a crocodile on Sunday 29th May, late in the evening, while having a swim at Thornton Beach near Cairns in northern Australia.   It was about 10:30 pm, when the Australian tourist decided to …

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  • Sri Lanka Tourism completes May celebrations to mark its golden milestone

    Published on : Saturday, May 28, 2016

    The month of May 2016, marks a golden milestone for Sri Lanka Tourism with the grand celebration of its 50th Anniversary.     Earlier referred to as the Ceylon Tourist Board, was the official government body responsible for all tourism …

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  • Australia invites visitors to its largest festival Vivid Sydney

    Published on : Saturday, May 28, 2016

    Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, opens tonight and runs until 18 June, 2016.     Traditionally a quiet visitor period, the festival has been instrumental in reinforcing Sydney as the creative industries’ hub in …

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  • Nha Trang waiting for its summer tourists

    Published on : Saturday, May 28, 2016

    To attract tourists in summer, tourist businesses in Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa have made good preparations and launched many promotions. Active marketing for the destination     From May to August is the peak time of domestic tourism. To …

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  • Speedboat accident kills one British tourist in Koh Samui Thailand

    Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

    A speedboat accident in Thailand’s Koh Samui caused death of British tourists while another tourist is still missing in the popular island.     The boat carrying tourists includes 28-year-old Monica Cozma, who was killed, 32 tourists and four crew members …

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  • Disputed South China Sea islands to be redecorated as Maldives-style island resort

    Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

    China aspires to give South China Sea islands a makeover and turn it into profit earning island resorts just like those in the Maldives.     One of the top officials stated that the island resort will be turned into …

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  • Thailand tourism invites all to Thai delicacies

    Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

    Bringing Thailand to the heart of Mumbai, Sofitel Mumbai BKC in association with the Tourism Authority of Thailand – Mumbai Office and SO Sofitel Bangkok, is hosting ‘Tastes of Thailand’, from 27th May to 5th June, 2016. Inaugurated by Mr. …

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  • Korean Air Flight catches fire after takeoff for Seoul

    Published on : Friday, May 27, 2016

    Korean Air Flight caught fire minutes after takeoff from Tokyo Airport. The flight was carrying 302 passengers and 17 crew members on board.   The flight 2708 to Seoul from Haneda Airport was evacuated after an engine fire broke out …

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  • Asia shows exceptional growth in medical tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 26, 2016

    A market study on the global tourism market, recently published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) estimates this market to rise at an exceptional CAGR of 17.90% over the period from 2013 to 2019 and reach a value US$32.5 bn by …

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  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts celebrates official launch in Bangkok

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts celebrated the official launch its latest Bangkok property this week, with a lavish grand opening event at the Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel.   Held on May 19, 2016, Nisit Jansomwong, Nonthaburi Governor presided …

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  • Northern Territory allocates high budget to support tourism in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Budget 2016 continues the Northern Territory Government’s commitment to supporting the tourism industry to grow, create jobs and boost the economy. Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, Adam Giles, said the Budget includes $20 million to build skywalks in Territory …

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  • Skywalks at Territory national parks to offer vintage view to tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Tourists will get a bird’s eye view of spectacular Outback scenery under a $20 million initiative to build adventure experiences, including skywalks, at Territory national parks. Concept plans have already been revealed for a skywalk at Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National …

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  • Visitors to Alice Spring fossil sites can be part of the excavation process

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    The eight-million-year-old fossilised remains of giant wombats, crocodiles and flightless birds known collectively as megafauna will have a new lease of life with $3.97 million in Territory Government funding.     Chief Minister and Minister for Tourism, Adam Giles, said …

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  • Mumbai’s new food joint with a touch of technology

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Food is the epitome of luxury and fine dining the embodiment of elegance. Flavor it with a dash of technology and you get अन्नcensored! A brain child of food aficionados – Rahul Bhambri and Vivek Bhargava, अन्नcensored, a one-of-its-kind food …

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  • India scores high as a strong potential MICE destination

    Published on : Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) co-organized the first edition of the Global MICE Travel Mart 2016 (GMTM), the only branded EXCLUSIVE MICE Inbound Tourism platform in India at …

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  • TripAdvisor reveals 2016 summer vacation destinations

    Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016

    TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, revealed its 2016 Summer Vacation Value Report, revealing the top 10 destinations for Indian travellers this summer based on booking interest, along with the average one-week vacation costs for hotels, airfare and meals. The seasonal …

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  • Everest records first death of the climbing season

    Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016

    Poor weather on the Everest and altitude sickness prompted death of two climbers and four Indians who had been reported missing have been declared safe and are on their way down.     There was only one member from the …

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