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Train lines and subway disrupted due to France strike, Paris travel worsen

Due to nationwide strikes over the government’s redesign of the national retirement system, France is bracing for even worse transportation woes during the start of the week.     The strike entered its fourth day on Sunday and saw more …

  • Tourism awareness programme held in Monigong in Shi Yomi district in Arunachal Pradesh

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    A tourism awareness programme was held in Monigong in Shi Yomi district by the HRD wing of the tourism department of Arunachal Pradesh recently.   It was first of its kind where GBs of nearby villages, women, students and locals …

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  • Faroe Islands to be shut down for tourists in 2020 for maintenance works

    Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    An alluring archipelago of 18 massive volcanic rocks, set in the North Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands, makes for the perfect unusual getaway. However, that might be changing soon for these largely unspoiled and relatively …

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  • While travellers travel home from Thanksgiving winter storm shapes in Northeast

    Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

    Millions of Americans who had to deal with a bomb cyclone and a Midwestern windstorm on Thanksgiving and encountered more inclement weather when returning home Sunday and braced for more Monday, as a major winter storm takes shape in the Northeast and …

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  • Eswatini becomes Lonely Planet Favourite!

    Published on : Monday, December 2, 2019

    Eswatini has emerged as something of a favourite destination for World leading travel authority Lonely Planet. Not only has it recently been named one of the world’s top countries for travellers in 2020 as part of Lonely Planet’s prestigious Best …

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  • Vilnius Christmas tree ranks 1st among most beautiful in Europe

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    Brussels-based travel organization European Best Destinations recently named The Most Beautiful Christmas Trees in Europe, with Vilnius tree declared as the leader from the continent’s seventeen most attractive. More than 14 000 travellers from 82 countries voted to select a …

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  • GNTO recognized as best partner by ASTA

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    With tourism flows to Greece from the US jumping almost 50% in the first half of 2019, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) was awarded the Best Partner for 2019 by ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), the largest association …

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  • Merger of creative industries and tourism sparks debate in Indonesia

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    The decision to place tourism and creative industries once again under a single ministry has caused public debate in Indonesia. The Indonesian government said that the merger into the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry is essentially due to the similarities …

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  • Staten Island Empire Outlets make it a global tourist attraction

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    Staten Island, which was mocked for long as home to the world’s largest landfill, has suddenly turned out to be an international tourist destination. Since the Empire Outlets mall opened in May, hundreds of thousands of visitors from France, Germany, Denmark, Australia, …

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  • Boating services to be resumed at various tourist hotspots in Visakhapatnam

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    Boating services would be resumed at various tourist hotspots in Visakhapatnam soon by the second week of December. It was announced by the officials from the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC).   Recently, a team of experts from Kakinada Port inspected the facilities …

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  • The stage is all geared up for the 10-day Hornbill Festival

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    The stage is all geared up for the 10-day Hornbill Festival that will start from December 1st at Kisama, the Heritage Village.   While declaring this on Thursday at a press conference at the tourism directorate here, tourism adviser H. …

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  • In 2020, Philadelphia will have sundry new tourism developments

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    The World Heritage city of Philadelphia is well-known for its history, arts and culture, lively neighborhoods, tax-free shopping and new tourism developments and hotels opening all through 2020, now is the ideal time to book a trip to “the birthplace …

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  • Kalimpong brings in a new boating complex for tourists

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    Kalimpong is located about 2 hours away from the hill station of Darjeeling. Kalimpong is popular for its verdant forests and wonderful scenic views. The tiny hill station is now taking things to the next level in terms of tourist attractions. …

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  • A tent city to be built at Kangan Ghat in Patna 

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    A tent city will be built at Kangan Ghat in Patna for the large number of devotees expected to visit Takhat Sri Harmandir Ji Patna Sahib Gurdwara from January 11 to 13 next year for commemorating the 352nd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the …

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  • Venetians are fearful about the future of their city with floods and mass tourism

    Published on : Saturday, November 30, 2019

    Venetians are apprehensive about the future of their city. Inundation by high tides and tourists is wrecking the island city’s cultural heritage and might ultimately make Venice uninhabitable. Floodwaters devastated parts of the ancient city earlier this month.   However, …

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  • Growing Sydney’s Night-Time Economy

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the initiatives introduced five years ago had undoubtedly made Sydney safer, but now was the right time for change in the CBD, particularly with light rail services commencing soon.     “Sydney has transformed dramatically over …

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  • Malaysia all prepared to receive more visitors in VM2020

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    With just a month left to Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020), the country is all prepared to receive even more tourists. In 2019 itself, Malaysia witnessed an influx of international visitors during the first three quarter of 2019.   Between January …

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  • Indiana Dunes Tourism granted Porter County businesses totalling $38,100

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Of late, according to a release, Indiana Dunes Tourism was awarded grants totaling $38,100 to Porter County businesses and organizations via its annual Tourism Promotion Grant Program.   The grants would help in the building of new attraction sites and …

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  • Sri Lanka aims to attract Indian tourists from MICE segment

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Sri Lanka is trying its best to attract tourists to the island after a setback following the deadly Easter bombings in April.   Sri Lanka is the latest foreign tourism board determined to have its share of the Indian MICE pie. …

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  • Mexico plans to launch a tender for constructing a natural gas pipeline shortly

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    Mexico plans to launch a tender for constructing a natural gas pipeline between the Tuxpan port on the eastern coast to Cancun and Merida on the Yucatan peninsula shortly. This was announced by the Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at …

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  • Friends and relatives of Edinburgh tourism should have their say in the industry

    Published on : Friday, November 29, 2019

    A rallying call has been issued by the main tourism body for Edinburgh for ensuring that businesses, employees and their dependents have their say in an ongoing drive to set a new long-term direction for the industry.   Edinburgh’s tourism …

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