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Rwanda participated for 1st time in ITB Asia to promote in Asian market

Rwanda Development Board wants to attract the Asian market in their travel and tourism business.     It is for the first time, Rwanda Development Board participated in ITB Asia, one of Asia’s leading travel trade shows that was hosted …

  • China welcomes Malaysia’s eVisa and Visa Free entry

    Published on : Friday, February 5, 2016

    Malaysia’s Deputy Home Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi noted that China has welcomed Malaysia’s proposal to implement eVisa and Visa Free entry.   Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said he had signed a letter to the effect for …

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  • Confusions over Malaysia’s visa issue for Chinese tourists ends

    Published on : Friday, February 5, 2016

    The four-day working visit of Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to China ended the confusion on the visa system for tourists from China.   Ahmad Zahid’s four-day working visit to China concluded in success by clearing the …

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  • Animal tourism in Thailand practices brutality for fun

    Published on : Friday, February 5, 2016

    The death of the British tourists who was trampled by an elephant while taking a picture with the animal along with his daughter has given animal tourism in Thailand a fearful image. There have been six fatal elephant attacks over …

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  • Lam Dong offers the true magnificence a coniferous settings

    Published on : Friday, February 5, 2016

    Lam Dong Province is a tourist destination in the Central Highlands popular for its pure air, lush pine forests, colorful flowers and magnificent waterfalls. There are many waterfalls in Lam Dong including Cam Ly, Prenn, Voi, Pongour, Datanla, and Dambri. …

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  • Seoul being re-imagined for visitor value

    Published on : Friday, February 5, 2016

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to establish a variety of facilities including cafes, a library, an outdoor stage, and a rose square on the elevated road of Seoul Station, a project expected to be completed in April 2017. Only a …

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  • Getaboutable takes special efforts on accessible tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 5, 2016

    Jan Barham, NSW Greens spokesperson for Disability and Tourism has applauded Getaboutable, a website developed in Australia that provides information about accessible tourism for people with a disability.   Getaboutable lists accommodation, transport and entertainment options that are accessible for …

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  • MATTA applauds Chief Minister on smartphone app for Malacca

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat is impressed with the recent introduction of a smartphone app “Destination Melaka” launched by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Harun as part of its continued efforts to …

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  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts takes entry in Pakistan

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts has opened its first ever hotel in the city of Faisalabad, Pakistan.   The new Best Western Faisalabad Hotel, which welcomed its first guests on January 1st 2016, is located in the Punjabi city’s central …

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  • Quang Tri Province enchants visitors with its diverse landscape

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Being endowed with beautiful scenery, popular revolutionary relics and the advantages of geographical location, Quang Tri Province has been developing its strengths to promote tourism. Located in the Central of Viet Nam, Quang Tri Province owns many beautiful landscapes including …

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  • Spring Flower Festival in Ho Chi Minh City welcomes guests to to its Lunar New Year festivals

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Ho Chi Minh City’s annual Spring Flower Festival opened at Tao Dan Park and on Cong Truong Quoc Te Street  as part of activities to welcome the Lunar New Year (Tet).   The festival gathers more than 3,000 exhibits, including …

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  • Tourism Australia making a strong presence in USA and Canada

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Tourism Australia has launched a major campaign in the USA and Canada to promote Australia’s aquatic and coastal offering, featuring the new coastal and aquatic campaign which launched in New York on Australia Day. The campaign includes the new television …

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  • Meliá Hotels International reaches out to the Indian market

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Meliá Hotels International, one of the largest hotel chains worldwide with more than 370 hotels in 40 countries, has appointed Outbound Marketing, as its overseas representative office in India, effective from January 2016. As part of its development strategy in …

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  • Ascott adds more service apartments in Southeast Asia

    Published on : Thursday, February 4, 2016

    CapitaLand’s wholly-owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has strengthened its leadership position as the largest serviced residence operator in Southeast Asia with the clinching of seven new management contracts, adding over 1,500 apartment units to its portfolio. It has expanded …

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  • Mauritius records 18 % growth in Indian tourist arrivals in 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    As per the statistics shared by MTPA, 72,145 Indian tourists visited Mauritius in 2015. This is an increase of 18% as compared to 61,167 tourists who visited in 2014.     Speaking on this subject, Mr Sanjay Sondhi, CEO, OM …

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  • Alstom’s freight locomotives reach 10 million kilometres in Kazakhstan

    Published on : Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Alstom’s freight locomotives Prima KZ8A have reached 10 million kilometres on the Kazakhstan’s rail network. 31 locos are currently in commercial operation from Tobol to Ekibastuz, and Presnogorkovsk to Chu respectively.   The Prima KZ8A is a two-section Alternating Current …

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  • Travel budgets increase in 2016 for Asia’s largest annual holiday

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2016

    Wego.com, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, shared insights into the higher budgets of travellers from capitals throughout Asia who celebrate Chinese New Year.     “The average booking values for both flights and …

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  • Indonesia expects tourist arrivals from China to increase to 2.1 million

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2016

    Indonesia expects that the number of foreign tourist arrivals from China will register a marked increase as it has offered special historical destinations, boosted supportive policy and stepped up promotion, a senior tourism official said in Jakarta.   During an …

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  • India’s first under water restaurant at Ahmedabad

    Published on : Monday, February 1, 2016

    A new experience for the food lovers! India got its first underwater restaurant in Ahmedabad- The Real Poseidon and has a dining area which has been created 20 feet below ground level.     Dine amidst the rushing angelfishes through …

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  • Singapore bookings on the increase

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    GTA, part of the Kuoni Group, saw a record number of bookings into destination Singapore last year. Year-on-year sales grew 22% led by strong performance in key source markets include Indonesia, Australia, UK, UAE, South Korea, China, India and Japan. …

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  • MasterCard reveals Bangkok takes lead over Asia Pacific destinations

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016

    Bangkok has increased its lead over the pack as the region’s most popular destination, with international overnight visitors breaking the 20 million mark for the first time, according to the results of the inaugural MasterCard Asia Pacific Destinations Index released …

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