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Home sharing in China becomes a trend as independent travelling is rising

The Chinese home sharing is on rise reaching the market value around $680 billion (4.5 trillion yuan).     This home sharing industry will grow at a rate of 40 percent annually in the next five years. The growth in …

Foreign visitors in Japan reached 30 million which is an increase of 19.9 percent

The Japan Tourism Agency said that the foreign visitors to Japan in this fiscal year through March 2018 had jumped 19.9 percent from a year before to 29.77 million.     Now the foreign visitors’ number reached 30 millions. Spending …

Nepal hosts tourism publicity campaign in Fukuoka

Nepal is stepping ahead in tourism promotion by organizing Nepal festival in Japan.     The Nepali community in Japan, who has been working to promote tourism by spread the Nepali art, culture and heritages in Nepal, held a tourism …

China is boosting Hainan’s economy with tourism development

The southernmost province of Hainan in China is getting tourism packages with best policies and insurances covering tourism, duty-free shopping and medical services to develop the island into an international tourism destination.     Hainan, known as China’s Hawaii, will …

Vietnam sees 616,000 Taiwanese tourists’ visits in 2017

Vietnam’s National Administration of Tourism notes the arrival of 616,000 Taiwanese tourists in 2017, which is representing 121.5 percent increase year-on-year compared to 2016.     The number of tourist visits is also expected to continue increasing past 800,000 visitors …


  • New endeavour to promote tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 22, 2017

    In a unique endeavour to facilitate visits to India, the Union tourism ministry has launched a 24×7 toll free multi-lingual helpline. This relates to availability of tourist information and assistance to the visiting tourists while travelling within the country.   …

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  • Indian Ministry of Tourism celebrates ‘3rd International Day of Yoga’

    Published on : Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    The Indian Ministry of Tourism is celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga (IDY) through various initiatives:   A 30 second Radio Spot promoting Yoga was developed and is airing on 17 AIR FM stations starting 14thJune.   A 60 second …

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  • Sarawak withdraws from the Malaysian Tourism Board over new tourism tax

    Published on : Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Sarawak has withdrawn from the Malaysian Tourism Board, increasing a sudden spat between the state and federal governments over a new tourism tax set to begin next month. According to the chief minister’s office, “The state government deems that the …

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  • Indian hospitality industry wishes a single GST rate of 18%

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    After the declaration of GST rates with diverse tax slabs across hotel room rates, the Indian hospitality industry is hoping that the government will review a single slab of 18 per cent to create a level playing field, besides providing …

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  • The 10th anniversary of ITB Asia 2017 is expecting huge exhibitor demand

    Published on : Thursday, May 4, 2017

    This year, ITB Asia 2017 will be observing its 10th anniversary as ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’. The event will be commemorating its milestone year with an amazing start. This event witnesses a huge rush of different exhibitors and industry …

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  • New visa scheme is likely to attract more Indians to Malaysia this year

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    ‘Namaste India’ will be a traditional greeting for Malaysia as it eyes this country and take its outbound tourism to 50 million by 2020. By offering easy and cheap new visa scheme to the Indians, Malaysia aims to cross its …

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  • Indonesia promotes spiritual tourism through world’s largest Buddhist temple

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Spiritual tourism is on Indonesia’s list for the world’s largest Buddhist temple Borobudur in Java province, central Indonesia. It will be for promoting peace and bringing harmony across the world. A cultural introduction programme was held yesterday by Tidar Heritage …

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  • Health tourism in Malaysia takes a bigger leap!

    Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    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 …

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  • MATTA wish to correct misquotes in news report

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) President Datuk Hj Hamzah Rahmat has spotted misquotes in the Bernama report “Matta disinterested in cooperation with N. Korean tourism industry” and posted by Malay Mail Online on March 1.   He said “The report stated …

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  • Malaysia’s e-visa move for India welcomed by Indian tour operators

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Malaysia’s e-visa move for Indian travellers has been hailed by Indian tour operators who said would help in achieving Malaysia’s target of one million visitors from India this year. India’s leading travel industry bodies welcomed the new facility and pledged …

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  • Asia tops the chart in 2016 for tourist numbers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Worldwide, number of international tourists rose by 4% to 1.2 billion in 2016, with Asians traveling more. However, security fears affected visitor arrivals in Europe, according to the UNWTO. The UNWTO said that the number of people living in Asia …

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  • AirAsia offers 20% discount on all flights as part of ‘All Seats, All Flights’ campaign

    Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

    Malaysian carrier AirAsia has launched the “All Seats, All Flights” promotional campaign. It is offering offering a 20 per cent discount on all flights for bookings from today to Feb 12 and for travel between Feb 7 to July 31, …

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  • InterContinental Hotels Group appoints Sudeep Jain as Vice President, Development, South West Asia

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has appointed Sudeep Jain as Vice President, Development, South West Asia. His immediate remit will be to further strengthen IHG’s presence in the region encompassing India, Sri Lanka, Nepal …

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  • Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Keen to gain benefit from Thailand’s tourism sector, Indonesia sets ways to attract foreign visitors vacationing in Thailand. The latter welcomed over 30 million ones throughout last year.   To address the aim, Indonesia would extensively promote its tour destinations …

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  • 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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  • GIBTM 2013 Registration open for media professionals

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    GIBTM 2013 (www.gibtm.com) has opened press registration online for all media who are interested in attending this year’s event at www.gibtm.com/press. Trade press that successfully pre-register will be able to take advantage of a plethora of options at GIBTM.the following: …

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  • Five Best Tourist Attractions in Rome

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Rome is home to some of the most exhilarating museums and monuments which are flocked by tourists and historians alike. A city that epitomises elegance, visitors never get enough of Rome in a single trip. An artistic trance that transcends …

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  • Qatar Airways to host 7th World Cargo Symposium

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Qatar Airways is set to host the world’s largest meeting of air freight industry executives, airline officials and other stakeholders next month with the 7th World Cargo Symposium coming to Doha. Bringing together hundreds of representatives from across the global …

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  • JetBlue Airways Introduces Mobile Boarding Passes with Refreshed App

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    JetBlue Airways makes traveling even easier with the introduction of mobile boarding. Customers in eight of the airline’s largest cities can now download electronic boarding passes onto their cell phones using the newly re-launched version 2.0 of the JetBlue mobile …

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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Worldwide signed agreement with BG group of Hotels to expand in Australia!

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Hilton Worldwide signed a multi-unit management agreement with BG Group of Hotels to manage four hotels, marking the company’s entry into the Northern Territory and the introduction of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand into Australia. The properties, currently operating and …

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