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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 …

  • Conrad Macao to turn off facade lights to observe earth hour

    Published on : Monday, March 21, 2016

    Conrad Macao, Cotai Central celebrated Earth Hour 2016 from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, March 19. The hotel joined thousands of Hilton Worldwide’s more than 4,600 properties across 102 countries in switching off energy and shining …

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  • Swissôtel Sydney introduces its revitalised ‘Spa & Sport’ Wellness Centre

    Published on : Saturday, March 19, 2016

    Set within the luxury five-star Swissôtel Sydney in the heart of the city’s cultural and business centre, Spa & Sport at Swissôtel provides a sanctuary of personal pampering and indulgence of mind, body and spirit.     A true urban …

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  • Indonesia grants visa free entry to 79 countries

    Published on : Friday, March 18, 2016

    Australian tourists along with 78 other countries will soon make visa free entry in Indonesia. Australian tourists rank eleventh when it comes to visiting Indonesia. Indonesia has waived visa requirements for 79 more countries, expanding the list to 169 visa-free …

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  • Japan tourism urges spa owners to take tolerant stand towards tattooed tourists

    Published on : Friday, March 18, 2016

    Japan Tourism urges spas in Japan to have a more tolerant approach towards foreign tourists with tattoos.   Japanese mostly have displayed very negative reactions on people wearing tattoos. Many spas have in the past refused visitors from entering the …

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  • Ascott’s unveils its Tujia Somerset brand for mid level travellers

    Published on : Friday, March 18, 2016

    CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has today unveiled its new Tujia Somerset brand of serviced residences catered for the booming segment of middle class travellers in China. Ascott’s joint venture company with Tujia.com International (Tujia), China’s largest …

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  • Artinspired menus for foodies in JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    In honour of Art Basel, which will return to Hong Kong once again from 24 to 26 March 2016, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong’s Flint Grill & Bar will be launching an artinspired menu for budding foodies and seasoned gourmands alike, exclusively …

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  • China hopes to turn its outbound tourists homewards for economic success

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    The Chinese government has declared that it will be focusing on Chinese tourists to invest inbound rather than Chinese going and spending elsewhere. Australian tourism which largely depends on Chinese tourism seems rather worried by this decision as Australia received …

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  • Qatar Airways A350 ultra-modern aircraft makes first entry in India

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Qatar Airways marked its return to the India Aviation International Exhibition and Conference with the display of its A350 new-generation aircraft for medium- to long-haul operations. Making its first public appearance in India, the ultra-modern aircraft grabbed attention from visitors …

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  • Australians spent $16 billion in NSW last year

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres has welcomed new figures showing NSW has streaked further ahead as the nation’s Number One tourism destination with domestic visitors spending a record $16 billion last year.     According to …

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  • Seafood a major draw for Easter visitors to Northern Territory

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Easter is a great time for Territorians to embrace the ‘yum’ and nosh it up on local seafood. Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Gary Higgins said buying local seafood supports the industry and Territory jobs. “Let’s face it – we …

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  • Backpacker tax affecting tourism should be dumped altogether in NT

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    The Federal Government’s impending ‘backpacker tax’ would hurt the Northern Territory’s tourism and agriculture industries and should be dumped altogether not just reviewed, Chief Minister Adam Giles said today.     “Northern Territory employers, particularly those in industry sectors that …

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  • Expedia releases Expedia Passenger Preferences Index 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Expedia one of the world’s largest full service online travel sites, released the results of the Expedia Passenger Preferences Index, which includes amenities for which customers would prioritize on flights of different length, how they prefer to pass the time, …

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  • Hong Kong Airlines launches musical instrument protection service

    Published on : Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    As it enters its 10th year of operations, Hong Kong Airlines, the internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, continues listening to its passengers’ needs and extends its inflight service “Sweeten You Up” to a broader range by launching musical instrument protection service, showing its care to …

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  • Comprehensive sustainable tourism criteria worked out for India

    Published on : Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    To develop tourism based on the principles of sustainability, the Union Ministry of Tourism has launched a comprehensive sustainable tourism criteria for India (STCI) for three major segments of the tourism industry — tour operators, accommodation and beaches, backwaters, lakes …

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  • Westin Hotels & Resorts celebrate World Sleep Day

    Published on : Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Industry-innovator Westin Hotels & Resorts announced it will celebrate the power of snooze on World Sleep Day, in partnership with World Sleep Society in Asia Pacific. The partnership reinforces the brand’s renowned position for offering a quality night’s sleep on …

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  • Northern Territory government invest $5 million on tourism infrastructure

    Published on : Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    The Northern Territory’s tourism industry is set to receive a major boost with the NT Government investing $5 million into new infrastructure. The accelerator round comes on the back of this year’s highly successful $4.75 million Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund …

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  • Northern Territory records $2 billion spending in tourism in 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Spending by domestic and international visitors to the Northern Territory last year hit $2 billion for the first time in six years.     The expenditure was driven by a surge in Australian holiday-makers to the Territory in 2015, which …

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  • Japan promotes its destinations in Ha Noi

    Published on : Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Representatives from Sapporo City, capital of the Japanese Hokkaido prefecture, held a tourism promotion programme in Ha Noi on March 13.     The programme was held in line with an event to introduce a music video of two famous …

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  • Pedestrian underpass to ensure safety for racing participants in Darwin

    Published on : Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Deputy Chief Minister Peter Styles has joined Darwin Turf Club Chairman Brett Dixon to officially open the new $800,000 pedestrian underpass at the Darwin Turf Club today. Mr Styles said the Northern Territory Government was proud to have supported the …

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  • Songkran water festival Thailand to be cut short due to water crisis

    Published on : Saturday, March 12, 2016

    Thailand’s annual Songkran water festival may run for only three days this year as the country is suffering its worst drought in two decades. According to a proposal which will be forwarded to the Songkran festival organising committee of Bangkok …

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