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Health tourism in Malaysia takes a bigger leap!

The health tourism industry of Malaysia has added huge impetus to the tourist inflow in the country. Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Tourism and Culture Minister of Malaysia explained that medical tourism in Malaysia is far advanced and competitive than many …

  • Violent protests against Uber by taxi drivers in Jakarta cause travel hazards

    Published on : Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    When Indonesia is basking in the glory of it successful tourism year and proudly proclaiming its strong infrastructure to facilitate tourism, the country’s taxi drivers have staged rowdy protests in the capital against the competition posed by the ride hailing app …

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  • Why over 100 companies are urging to stop elephant rides in Asia?

    Published on : Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    As elephant rides are the main Asian tourism attraction, travel companies join efforts to stop the abuse inflicted on the animals. 114 major companies decided to put an end to Asian jumbo rides, as the training for this kind of …

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  • Easter holiday invites visitors to outdoor activities in Territory

    Published on : Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    The four-day Easter holiday presents a perfect time for Territorians and tourists to hit the open road and spend the break camping, fishing and partaking in other outdoor activities. Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Nungarrayi Price encourages everyone to …

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  • Best Western signs agreement with Bangkok’s second Vib Hotel

    Published on : Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    Olivier Berrivin, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts’ Managing Director of International Operations – Asia, signs an agreement with Sajja Chairattivech, President of Thai Bedding Co. Ltd, for Bangkok’s second Vīb® Hotel. Located close to the Saphan Taksin BTS skytrain station …

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  • Ethiopia shows remarkable rise in tourism in 2015

    Published on : Monday, March 21, 2016

    According to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ethiopia’s tourism industry showed a rise by 108,136 visitors and generated 404, 842,160 more USD in the first half of the current fiscal year, which among others has been ascribed to government’s …

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  • Singapore Airlines and Changi Airport Group extend Changi Transit Programme Partnership

    Published on : Monday, March 21, 2016

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Changi Airport Group (CAG) have extended the popular Changi Transit Programme, which provides SIA and SilkAir customers rewards during their transit in Singapore.   Under the extension of the Programme to 31 March 2017, customers who …

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  • Australia reviews tax arrangements for Working Holiday Makers

    Published on : Monday, March 21, 2016

    Industry groups from both the tourism and agricultural sectors have begun consultations in Sydney as part of the review of the 2015 Budget measure on tax arrangements for Working Holiday Makers.     The Minister for Tourism and International Education, …

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  • Over Water Suites inspire romantic escapades to Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

    Published on : Monday, March 21, 2016

    Experience contemporary luxury whilst engaging with the magnificent underwater medley of the Maldives. Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort elevates its standing as a sought-after tropical hideaway with the unveiling of the newly re-imagined Over Water Suites. Set across 20,000 square metres …

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  • 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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