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  • Spain beats US to second most preferred tourist destination spot

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Last year Spain overtook the United States and became the world’s second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said while on a visit to Italy.   Speaking late on Wednesday, Rajoy said 82 million people visited …

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  • Zimbabwe might lose out on global tourism scale due to price hike

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Although Zimbabwe has seen an increase in tourist arrivals in recent years, it stands chance of losing out on the global tourism scale due to rising costs, and sector players even warned that this could deter potential visitors.   Zimbabwean …

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  • Cuban Bus Crash Claims 7, Hurts 5

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    A bus carrying tourists and local passengers met with an accident in far eastern Cuba killing seven and critically injuring five.   State media reported that the bus was carrying 18 Cubans and 22 tourists from Holland, Great Britain, France, Mexico and Canada when …

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  • Atlantis, Bucket-List Sale!

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    New year, new experiences! With the new year arriving, there’s no better time to start ticking amazing experiences off the Bucket List. Atlantis offers exciting new deals that this new year for guests to enjoy aall the resort has to …

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  • Dundee Welcomes NTA Nomination Annoucement

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Speaking about the National Television Awards (NTAs) decision to bring this year’s nomination announcement to Scotland and V&A Dundee, VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead, said: “We are honoured that the National Television Awards has chosen Dundee to make the announcement …

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  • Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool District gets new airport; tourism boosts

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    The tourism in Andhra Pradesh will get a major boost with the inauguration of the regional airport with a 2,000-metre runway at Orvakal, about 35 km from Kurnool District.     Promising to fulfill his assurance of setting up a …

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  • Asia accounts for 41 out of top 100 tourist destinations in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    According to the Euromonitor International’s 2018 report on “Top 100 Destination Cities of 2018” Asia is leading as the most favourite destination to visit in the world.   The report of UK-based market research company revealed that the region accounted …

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  • Queensland outback tourism registers significant growth

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    The pain of distance and the heat of the scorching summer are no longer a major headache for outback travellers, as new data show that 2018 was a bumper year for tourism in the bush.   According to statistics from …

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  • Sustainable tourism is one of the biggest requirements in NZ tourism

    Published on : Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Sustainable tourism is being projected as the biggest requirement in global tourism as well as New Zealand tourism now with visitor numbers booming.   More than five million visitors are predicted to visit New Zealand before 2024, which is more …

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  • Arctic Adventures Adds The World’s Largest Man-Made Ice Cave to its Catalogue

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Icelandic tour operator Arctic Adventures today announced that it has acquired Icelandic tour company Into The Glacier, adding the world’s largest man-made ice cave to its growing number of attractions.   The move represents a considerable increase on the overall …

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  • Visitors spend up big in Brisbane

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said preliminary results from Tourism Australia’s International Visitor Survey revealed the number of overseas visitors climbed 9.7 per cent to an all-time high of 1.4 million in the year to September.   “These visitors went on …

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  • Thai Tourist Police release statistics highlighting crackdown on illegal activities

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    In line with the policy of Tourism and Sports Minister H.E. Weerasak Kowsurat to ensure maximum security for visitors to Thailand, the Tourist Police Bureau has released statistics of its crime-fighting crackdown including arrests and prosecutions in the January-October 2018 …

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  • Asia’s Largest Licensing Show Attracts 23,000 Visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the 17th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show, the world’s second-largest and Asia’s largest event of its kind, drew to a successful close today. The three-day fair (7-9 Jan) …

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  • VisitScotland statement in response to Crichton Hall investment

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    In response to the plans to transform Crichton Hall in Dumfries into a destinational hotel and spa, VisitScotland Regional Leadership Director, Paula Ward, said: “The development of a luxury spa hotel in Dumfries & Galloway is fantastic news for the …

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  • Tourism officials from 42 nations to attend ‘Destination East 2019’

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Travel and tourism industry representatives from 42 countries will attend ‘Destination East 2019’, a buyer-seller meet to be held on January 14 and 15, West Bengal Tourism Secretary Atri Bhattacharya has said.     He said that with this emphasis …

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  • International tourist arrivals in Nepal crossed 1 million mark

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    The number of international tourists visiting Nepal recorded a 24.77 percent growth over last year. Among the total arrivals, 969,287 individuals came by air.     The arrivals crossed the coveted one-million mark for the first time in 2018 with …

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  • Kent generated £3.8bn from tourism sector in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    The tourism sector in Kent welcomed a record 65 million visitors and generated a record amount for the local economy.     The visitor economy of Kent has increased 7% and topped £3.8 billion for the first time ever, after …

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  • International and Domestic Visitors Choose NSW

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said according to the latest round of the International Visitor Survey (IVS) and National Visitor Survey (NVS), NSW was well ahead of its nearest rivals, Victoria and Queensland, boasting record international and domestic visitor nights and expenditure …

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  • AIME 2019 a unique snapshot of Australasian premier destinations & event spaces

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Melbourne’s Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the Asia Pacific region, has announced an impressive array of Australian and New Zealand exhibitors set to showcase at AIME 2019.       Exhibitors …

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  • Inbound travel growth expected to slow in first 5 months of 2019 – U.S. Travel Association

    Published on : Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    As per the U.S. Travel Association, international and domestic travel growth is projected to slow considerably in the first five months of 2019 due to ‘worrying trends’. It is projected that the inbound travel growth will slow by 1 per …

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