ITB Asia 2017 announces major partnership with Korea Tourism Organization

ITB Asia has secured a major partnership with the Korea Tourism Organization of Singapore (KTO). The memorandum of cooperation with Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd, organisers of Asia’s leading travel trade show, looks to boost Korea’s appeal as a key destination place in …

  • Visit ASEAN@50 tourism campaign launched in Singapore

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    In a bid to promote ASEAN as a single, unified travel destination, the Visit ASEAN@50 tourism campaign was launched in Singapore on Wednesday.   The campaign was launched by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. At the opening of the …

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

    Published on : Friday, December 30, 2016

    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 …

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  • Typhoon Nina to make landfall in Philippines after 6pm

    Published on : Sunday, December 25, 2016

    Typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-ten) is reportedly maintaining its strength and expected to make landfall over Catanduanes on Sunday evening.   In a social media post Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the expected …

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  • Malaysia upgrading funicular train car service to Penang Hill into cable car service

    Published on : Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    In order to meet current and future needs, Malaysia government is committed to assist in upgrading the funicular train car service to Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill),   which is a top tourist spot, to a cable car service, Malaysia Deputy …

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  • Malaysia’s Penang state tourism hogs the limelight

    Published on : Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Malaysia’s Penang state has emerged one of the leading states in the country in terms of tourism, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The tourism industry has also dominated 40 per cent of the overall state’s economy. …

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  • Sa Pa and Da Lat listed on the top ten destinations on the rise in Asia

    Published on : Saturday, December 17, 2016

    This voting result is based the opinions of millions of visitors on the quality of accommodation, restaurant, attraction, and growth in hotel booking demand. Accordingly, Da Lat and Sa Pa ranked 4th and 6th positions on the list. TripAdvisor appreciates …

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  • Visa On Arrival: 5 Top Destinations For Last-Minute Plans

    Published on : Thursday, December 15, 2016

    One essential step when travelling abroad is securing a visa, though the process can be quite long and strenuous. But on the bright side, there are many countries which provide visa on arrival to Indians. These countries also happen to …

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  • India Visa-On-Arrival to Promote Growth of Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    The numbers of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during 2013, 2014, 2015 were 6.97 million, 7.68 million and 8.03 million, respectively. The Government of India has extended the facility of e-Tourist Visa for the citizens of 161 countries including Japan …

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  • Vietnam needs to protect sea environment for attracting tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Although Vietnam’s sea tourism industry has great scope for improvement, the sector faces a lot of challenges due to increasing environmental pollution. Vietnam’s coastal areas welcome around 80% of international visitors, bringing 70% of revenues for the national tourism industry. …

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  • China building Titanic replica

    Published on : Friday, December 2, 2016

    A century after 1,500 lives were lost on the maiden voyage of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, a brand new avatar of the ship is built in China.   Christened the New Titanic, the full-scale replica recently began construction in China’s …

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  • Outbound travel in Asia looks positive for 2017

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    According to recent tourist data, Asians traveled more than ever this year mostly in regions within Asia, including beach holidays and international trips also shot up to double-digit growth. This sure holds a lot of expectation for 2017.   Outbound …

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  • ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from IPK’s World Travel Monitor

    Published on : Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Asians travelled more than ever so far this year, with a surge in trips to destinations within the region and including many more beach holidays. After a double-digit rise in international trips this year, the outlook remains strong for 2017. …

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  • Japan and Russia to promote tourism and ease visa rules

    Published on : Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    In a financial cooperation plan proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan and Russia have decided to promote tourism and simplify visa requirements for each other’s citizens. This eight-point action plan has other aspects like cooperation on pediatrics and …

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  • France mulls to tighten security to allay fears of Asian tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    In order to avoid a sharp drop in visitor numbers and allay fears of Asian tourists, France is mulling to tighten security and bring in more police units and surveillance cameras.   Deadly militant attacks, notably in Paris and the …

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  • Nepal gains importance for attracting tourists after quake

    Published on : Monday, November 7, 2016

    After the massive earthquake of 2015, Nepal Government and private sector is not keeping any stone unturned to restore their deteriorating tourism sector. Last year witnessed 33 percent drop in the tourist flow and 22 percent slump in the revenue …

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  • Maintenance work forces Mumbai airport in India to shut down

    Published on : Monday, October 31, 2016

    The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at the Indian city of Mumbai is going to shut down and put a stop to all the activities for five hours on Monday, 31st October due to a scheduled maintenance work.     The …

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  • South Korea collaborates with ASEAN to promote Southeast Asia tourism

    Published on : Friday, October 28, 2016

    In an effort to promote Southeast Asia as an international tourist destination, South Korea has joined hands with the 10 ASEAN member states.   A campaign will be conducted in 2017 to encourage the Korean people to “explore” ASEAN. The …

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  • Declining tourist numbers forces Morocco to court Russia, China

    Published on : Sunday, October 23, 2016

    Circumstances have forced Morocco to turn to new markets like Russia and China to support the country’s large tourism industry following a decline in visitors from its traditional source markets.   While Morocco remains the number-one African destination for foreign …

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  • ITB Asia cements commitment to Asia Pacific through three-year partnership

    Published on : Saturday, October 22, 2016

    Singapore will continue to be home to the next three editions of the region’s leading travel trade show – ITB Asia. Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organisers of the event, have announced the extension of its milestone partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board …

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  • Visit ASEAN@50 tourism campaign to be held in Singapore

    Published on : Friday, October 21, 2016

    The branding for its “Visit ASEAN@50 Golden Celebration 2017” tourism campaign was disclosed by ASEAN at the ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos. It was unveiled by 10 ASEAN heads of state. This new campaign will commemorate the 50th anniversary of …

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