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  • 2019 looks promising for Turkish inbound tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Last year, the world’s international tourism business grew by 6 percent, totaling 1.4 million tourists, going up from 1.34 million earlier. This surprise growth in international tourism doubled the global economic growth rate of 3.7 percent.   The UNWTO has …

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  • Ignition Mountain Bike Festival returns to Falls Creek bigger and better

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    The Ignition Mountain Bike Festival will return to Falls Creek in Victoria, Australia this year bigger and better than ever, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula announced.   The festival will feature three days of riding, entertainment, coaching …

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  • Ciao Yarra Valley Italian Festival to boost Victoria tourism

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    The Ciao Yarra Valley festival is returning to the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Australia to celebrate the region’s rich Italian heritage.   The festival will kick off in Healesville with the Festa di via Verde (Green Street Festival), coinciding with …

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  • 2nd Blogger Thailand competition opens for entries from international bloggers

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    This year’s second Blogger Thailand competition is open for entries from international bloggers residing in Thailand until 31 May, 2019, Thailand Authority of Tourism announced recently.   This second competition accepts submission of photos, videos, or blogs that highlight off-the-beaten …

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  • Perth to Broome affordable airfare extended post high demand

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    With an extension of the Western Australian State Government’s affordable airfare initiative announced today, holiday-makers will continue to be able to take advantage of Qantas’ special weekend fares to Broome.   The Perth to Broome affordable airfare initiative is the …

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  • Tourist bus en-route Giza Pyramids hit by explosion, 14 injured

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    At least 14 people have been injured when an explosion hit a tourist bus near the Grand Egyptian Museum near capital Cairo yesterday, NAM News Network reported citing official Ahram Online news website.   The blast damaged the glass windows …

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  • ITB China closed to strengthen its position as China’s largest B2B travel trade show

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    The third ITB China successfully closed today in Shanghai with around 17,000 attendees, a plus of 2,000 compared to last year. Buyers, trade visitors and exhibitors reported positive business results and experienced a unique gathering of the Chinese travel industry …

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  • Brazil aims to harness gastronomic tourism to attract tourists

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    The first public hearing of the Extraordinary Commission of Tourism and Gastronomy of the Legislative Assembly of Minas Gerais was held recently. The focus of the collegiate work was to discuss and support actions, programs and public policies that enable …

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  • National Plan of Tourism 2018-2022 of Brazil approved by Decree

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    The Official Journal of the Union (DOU) of Brazil has published the Decree that approves the National Plan of Tourism 2018-2022.   The decree is signed by President Jair Bolsonaro and the Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, and defines …

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  • 17th National Museum Week in Brazil, a cultural season that invites tourists

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    In the week marked by the Museum’s Day, which commenced today, 1,114 spaces from all over Brazil will work with a special program that brings together leisure and knowledge options aimed at all audiences.   In addition to tourist attractions, …

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  • Brazil Tourism Ministry identify festivals as inducers of national tourism

    Published on : Monday, May 20, 2019

    The Ministry of Tourism, Brazil will invest about R $ 4 million to support celebration of several Brazilian festivals, Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio said.   In 2019, the Ministry of Tourism’s National Calendar of Events has 103 events already …

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  • Brazil grants visa-free travel to tourists from 4 countries

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    Tourists from Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States into Brazil will no longer need visas to travel to Brazil. This measure will come into effect from June 17.   Brazil Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, who suggested adopting the measure …

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  • Arunachal needs to follow a sustainable tourism model for development

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    The picturesque Tawang monastery is one of the most stunning attractions for tourists visiting Arunachal. Arunachal Pradesh is slowly waking up to its tourism potential in current times, but over the last two decades, the western Arunachal tourist circuit, especially …

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  • Backwater tourism picking up in Alappuzha

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    Kerala, known as “God’s Own Country” attracts tourists from all over the world. The state, among other attractions, is famous for its backwaters. After the devastating deluge last year, backwater tourism is once again picking up in Alappuzha and other …

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  • Mango tourism is gaining popularity in Karnataka

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    Mango picking tourism is becoming popular in spite of this being the off-year i.e. low mango production year. This is the third consecutive year that the Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Board (KSMDMB) have organized mango tourism for Bengalureans. …

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  • Berlin startup picks $484 million through its tourism activity app

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    GetYourGuide — a Berlin startup that has built a popular marketplace for people for discovering and booking sightseeing tours, tickets for attractions and other experiences around the world, has announced that it has picked up $484 million, a Series E …

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  • Village tourism – A key genre to perk up Nepal tourism

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    Tourism has turned out to be a common parlance to majority of the conscious people worldwide. It is to the selling of dreams. For all Nepalis who consider tourists as GODS, ‘Atithi Deva Bhava’, making Nepal a tourist recreation destination …

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  • Shattered Mozambique tourism tries to look beyond Cyclone Kenneth

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    As an aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth, parts of northern Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique have turned into a mess. In a matter of weeks, as the second powerful cyclone hit the country when Kenneth made landfall in late April, it …

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  • U.K. to do away with landing cards from Monday

    Published on : Saturday, May 18, 2019

    From Monday all landing cards for international passengers arriving in the U.K. will be scrapped. Landing cards are presently filled in by passengers arriving by air or sea from outside the European Economic Area.   Border Force director general Paul …

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  • Vivid Music 2019 ups the level with eclectic line-up of acts

    Published on : Friday, May 17, 2019

    Vivid Music is set to deliver an incredible line-up of unmissable international and local music performances as part of Vivid Sydney, for 23 nights.   Vivid Sydney is the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere. …

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