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Asia tops the chart in 2016 for tourist numbers

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 …

  • TAT introduces attractive breaks for woman travellers

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a campaign to target women travelers. TAT is keen that the destination – already famous as India’s favourite – becomes the premier choice for women travelers when they escape together for short breaks …

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  • NT introduces better taxi facilities for visitors

    Published on : Saturday, June 25, 2016

    Reduced taxi pick-up times and more cabs on the road will be the result of 13 extra taxi licences being released next week.     Minister for Transport Peter Chandler said: “Applications have been received from 85 local taxi drivers …

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  • Deadly tornado in China kills 98

    Published on : Friday, June 24, 2016

    Extreme weather in eastern China claimed at least 98 lives and injured 800 more on Thursday 23rd June. A severe tornado, along with hailstorm, thunder and lightning, affected lives of thousands of citizens and tourists.     Numerous homes, factories …

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  • Ministry of Civil Aviation Holds Numerous Activities to Mark 2nd International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    In line with direction of Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH), an  Action Plan in respect of Ministry of Civil Aviation (Main) and its subordinate/attached officers and PSUs has been worked out and being implemented. …

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  • India emerges as strongest global outbound MICE market

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    India is the 10th largest business travel market in the world. With nearly 1.5 million Indians traveling only for MICE purposes, it is emerging as one of the strongest outbound MICE markets in the world.     With the inclination …

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  • Northern Territory plans to protect parks for tourism interest

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Parks and Widlife Minister Bess Price described the Northern Territory’s national parks and reserves as “invaluable” and called for their continued protection for the health and well-being of all Territorians.     The Territory boasts 87 national parks and reserves …

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  • Tourism in Bangkok hikes up; Tourism sector remains unsatisfied

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Bangkok tourism authorities noted a steady rise in the number of tourists, but the economic problem remained unaffected. A new survey concluded that despite of steady tourist-traffic and increasing revenue, the economic problems and market competition in Bangkok observed no …

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  • GSTC to host 2016 conference in Suwon City this October

    Published on : Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    GSTC’s main event in 2016 is the first Global Sustainable Tourism Conference, to be held in Suwon City, South Korea, 5-8 October, 2016. An inclusive conference featuring prominent speakers, updates on GSTC’s activities, themed sessions and panels.     Conference …

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  • DJUBO extends its expertise in 1000 hotel across India

    Published on : Saturday, June 18, 2016

    DJUBO is a fast growing hotel tech company that has made its presence known in more than 150 cities in India and has over 1000 Indian hotel clients within a span of 9 months of funding. They are managing daily …

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  • Bangladesh Accounts for Highest Share of Tourist Arrivals followed by USA and UK in May 2016

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    3.7% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in May 2016 over the same period in 2015. Bangladesh accounts for highest share of tourist arrivals followed by USA and UK in April 2016. Rs.10, 285 crores Foreign Exchange earned through tourism …

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  • Mangaluru-bound Jet Airways flight wrapped in flame makes emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Mangaluru-bound Jet Airways flight met with an emergency landing at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) after 15 minutes of takeoff due to spreading of smoke in the plane after fire erupted in one of the engines. The plane was carrying 65 …

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  • Cambodia regarded best tourism destination 2016

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Cambodia has been named as the world’s best tourism destination for 2016 by the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT).     Cambodia took the top spot out of the 30 countries competing for the illustrious award. The country …

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  • M Social Singapore launches new hotel by Singapore River

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    The lifestyle design hotel authority, M Social Singapore, is launching their new hotel near the Singapore River on June. This hotel is a part of an integrated development project by City Developments. The hotel is the first project for the …

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  • Sanghai Disneyland opens magical doors to tourists

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Sanghai Disneyland with six themed lands, Disneytown and Wishing Star Park recreational area, is about to open for tourists to visit. Disney executives already claimed the park to be “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese.” They have included two hotels as …

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  • Indian Ministry of Tourism celebrates International Yoga Day

    Published on : Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, which aims to transform both body and mind; and on 11th Dec. 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of …

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  • KPMG unveils its Civil Aviation Policy

    Published on : Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Statement from Amber Dubey, Partner and Head, Aerospace and Defence, KPMG in India KPMG view on the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP 2016). 1.       India is the fastest growing aviation market with 21% plus growth in the domestic sector in …

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  • Union Cabinet in India approves consumer friendly Aviation Policy

    Published on : Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    The new Civil Aviation Policy in India is going to make flight bookings simpler and easier to a great extent. The discrimination in the policy of several domestic airlines led to the launch of this new set of aviation policies, …

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  • Malaysia bars Rayani Air flights for strict Islamic practices and security slips

    Published on : Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Rayani Air has been stopped from flying as a commercial airline in Malaysia owing to its breech in aviation regulation.     The airline  served halal food on board and did not serve alcohol. The flight was also known for …

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  • Chototel to launch $2 luxury hotel in India

    Published on : Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Chototel, the London based technology start-up is going to unveil its first ‘super-budget’ hotel in the country. The hotels will offer the guests with economic and luxurious facilities after this pilot project becomes a reality.     The room tariffs …

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  • Mercure Hyderabad KCP officially opens in Hyderabad

    Published on : Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Mercure Hyderabad KCP, which had a soft opening earlier this year in April, 2016, officialy launched in Hyderabad . Mercure Hyderabad KCP, is AccorHotels’ fourth property and its first midscale brand hotel in the iconic city of Hyderabad. Located in …

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