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Foreign tourists in India on e-visas to get free SIM cards

The Indian government will hand out free SIM cards to foreign travelers with electronic tourist visas at 12 Indian airports. These pre-loaded SIM cards come as safety measures for memorable traveling in India.   This is indeed welcome news for …

  • Mongolia hosts the UNWTO Silk Road Conference on Nomadic Tourism and Sustainable Cities

    Published on : Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    The conference gathered Ministers and high-level officials from nine UNWTO Silk Road Member States, official representatives from Silk Road regions, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and UNWTO Affiliate Members to address the potential of nomadic and …

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  • Asia’s airlines, tourism on alert for slowdown afte Thai King’s demise

    Published on : Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Thailand’s year long mourning period following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej has put Asia’s airlines, tour agents and cruise operators on alert.   Representatives for Korean Air Lines Co. Asiana Airlines Inc. and Jetstar, which is owned by Qantas …

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  • Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference to be held in Sri Lanka on Nov 27-29

    Published on : Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Sri Lanka is all geared up to host Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference on Nov 27-29.   The event will focus on topics to include land ownership, impediments to raising finance and shortage of talent, according to a press …

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  • Open Destinations Unveils New Package Builder Module

    Published on : Friday, October 14, 2016

    Travel technology specialist Open Destinations will be introducing their new Package Builder module for the first time at this year’s ITB Asia and World Travel Market.  This new module is the latest addition to the company’s Travel Studio reservations platform, …

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  • Odisha identifies ‘selfie danger points’ in at least 20 tourist places

    Published on : Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    In order to ensure safety of tourists,the Odisha government has identified at least 20 tourist places in different districts as ‘selfie danger points’. The potential sensitize locations include some waterfalls, towering hilltops and waterbodies. The concerned district collectors and SPs …

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  • Thailand to become sports tourism hub of Southeast Asia

    Published on : Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    The Ministry of Tourism and Sports in Thailand has figured plans to popularize and boost sport tourism, making Thailand the sports hub of Southeast Asia. Thailand’s ministry will use sports as a tool to propel economy. As said by the …

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  • Philippines among Asia’s top international travelers

    Published on : Monday, October 3, 2016

    According to a recent survey, Philippines is one of the top countries with maximum number of international travelers in 2015 in Asia-Pacific. Philippines occupied the fourth spot as top Asia Pacific market, after Australia, New Zealand and India.   It …

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  • Philippines Tourism looks brighter with World Travel Expo 2016

    Published on : Monday, October 3, 2016

    The first World Travel Expo 2016 starts on October 7 at the Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines and it’s expected to turn a new chapter in world travel. More than 120 exhibitors from the local and international travel and …

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  • More Exhibitors Snap Up Exclusively Branded Engagement Sessions This 2016

    Published on : Saturday, October 1, 2016

    The exhibition floor and full-fledged education programme at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 kicked off today. This year, more than ever before, 18 National Tourism Organisations (NTOs), Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVBs), corporates, and various organisations have snapped up close to …

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  • Tourism rises in Asia by 4% in first half of 2016

    Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016

    In global tourism scenario, international tourism grew 4.0% in the first half of the year with Asia witnessing the strongest growth, as established by the World Tourism Organization. Compared to last year, number of international tourists swelled 21 million between …

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  • Japan to launch biometric payments next month

    Published on : Friday, September 30, 2016

    Japanese authorities have finalised a launch date for trials of their biometric payments system. It will go live in certain areas starting October 1st.   The concept was first noticed this past spring with reports that the Japanese government, along …

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  • Around 1100 tourists evacuated after Indonesian volcano eruption

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Indonesian authorities had to evacuate around 1,100 tourists after a volcano erupted at one of the country’s most popular hiking destinations. The volcano, Mount Barujari on Lombok island, erupted on Tuesday, shooting ash 2,000m (6,500 ft) into the air.   …

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  • ASEAN conference on MICE to be hosted by TCEB

    Published on : Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is organizing the ASEAN Conference on MICE in Collaboration with UNWTO for influencing knowledge and policy exchange, and driving regional ties towards the mutually beneficial goal of accommodating MICE travellers globally.   The …

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  • MATTA welcomes appointment of new Tourism Malaysia chairman

    Published on : Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) PresidentDatukHj Hamzah Rahmatwelcomes the appointment of Datuk Siew Ka Wei as the new chairman for Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.   Hamzah said “We are pleased that Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri …

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  • Tourism brings unknown Buddhist valley to light

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    A valley never known before was hidden in the Himalayas for centuries as a Buddhist territory and was impermissible for outsiders. Situated 4000 meters above the sea level, this territory all of a sudden developed with asphalt roads, solar panels, …

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  • India receives 196.6% growth in tourist arrival on e-visa in August’16

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Commencing from 27th November 2014 e-Tourist Visa facility was available until 25th February 2016 for citizens of 113 countries arriving at 16 Airports in India. The Government of India has extended this scheme for citizens of 37 more countries w.e.f …

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  • Macau all set to attract more Indonesian tourists for improving tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, September 13, 2016

    Macau is planning to appoint an official representative to attract bigger number of Indonesian tourists in their country and the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) selected VFS Global to improve tourism between Macau and Indonesia.   MGTO Director Maria Helena …

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  • Russia coming up with visa-free regime to boost tourism with India

    Published on : Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    In a bid to boost tourism in a significant manner, Russia is formulating a mutual visa-free travel exchange with India. This was stated by the head of the Federal Tourism Agency, Oleg Safonov, on the Eastern Economic Forum, which was …

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  • Treat the Kids to World’s First Cartoon Network Themed Water-Park

    Published on : Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    With the Durga Puja holidays just around the corner, plan a vacation that will make your kids adore you even more with the Cartoon Network Amazone Package from Amari Pattaya. Give the young Cartoon Network enthusiasts an experience of their …

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  • 3 Days “Incredible India Tourism Investment Summit-2016” to begin on 21st Sep, 2016

    Published on : Monday, September 5, 2016

    Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture has said that Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit (IITIS) 2016 is a platform for the investors across the globe to explore investment opportunities available within the ambit of …

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