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New grant to promote downtown tourism

A new grant from the state tourism department is expected to boost up the statewide communities.   The grant will help projects that will attract people to the downtowns, highlighting exclusive ideas or those that fill a niche and will …

  • Karnataka prepares list of tourist spots after the PM eulogizes

    Published on : Friday, August 23, 2019

    After Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India declared on August 15th that people should visit 15 domestic destinations a year, the state tourism department and travel agencies are all set to prepare a list of the best destinations to …

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  • Locals of Lop Nur People Village make the most of tourism

    Published on : Friday, August 23, 2019

    In Lop Nur People Village in Yuli County, China’s northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, tourists opt for sightseeing on a carriage on June 19, 2019. Lop Nur People Village is situated in Yuli County. It is the place where Tarim …

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  • In the first six months of this year, Dubai welcomes around 8.36 million international overnight visitors

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    In the first six months of this year, Dubai welcomed around 8.36 million international overnight visitors. The number signifies a 3 per cent growth in tourism volume as compared to the same period last year.   India is once again …

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  • Ellerslie One Act Play Festival, a highly coveted event for playwrights

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    The Ellerslie One Act Play Festival is a biennial festival which has become a highly coveted event for playwrights to submit original works and as a mentoring event for new directors.   Ellerslie One Act Play Festival kicked off today …

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  • NSW tourism to shine with 2019 Newcastle Pride Festival

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    The 2019 Newcastle Pride Festival is Newcastle’s second Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Pride Festival. The Festival kicked off today with ‘Serving in Silence’ exhibition. This exhibition showcases the history of LGBTIQ military service in Australia since …

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  • NSW hosts inaugural Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    The inaugural Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival commenced in Katoomba, New South Wales yesterday and will run until August 25, 2019. A celebration of place, writers, writing and reading, this Festival offers something for everyone.   There will be author talks, …

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  • Canberra Writers Festival to drive ACT tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    The Canberra Writers Festival, which commenced yesterday, is now a fixture on Canberra’s cultural calendar.   This year’s theme, ‘Power Politics Passion’, has delivered a jam packed line up of renowned writers and is sure to add to the festival’s …

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  • Russia to launch life-size humanoid robot ‘Fedor’ in space

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    An unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot is all set to be launched by Russia that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station.   Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with …

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  • Scrapping of Article 370 spells doom for Kashmir tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    The Central Government’s decision to scrap the special status and bifurcate the State of Jammu and Kashmir has badly hit the tourism industry as tourists have left the Valley and all the hopes of those associated with the industry have …

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  • Bangkok night spots to stay open for 2 extra hrs for tourists

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    On Wednesday the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) told the media that it is in discussions with tourism operators to consider extending operating hours of night entertainment venues in tourist zones to boost tourist spendings.   TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn …

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  • Tourism officials plan to assess damage in Bhavani Islands

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    Bhavani Island, a unique tourist destination in Andhra Pradesh and an important asset of the Tourism Department, has been underwater for over a week due to the heavy inflows to Prakasam Barrage.   As of Tuesday, the island was still …

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  • Koh Chang is distant from tourism development due to its limited accessibility

    Published on : Thursday, August 22, 2019

    In spite of being one of Thailand’s biggest islands in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Chang has remained somewhat distant from tourism development due to its limited accessibility.   The Koh Chang Tourism Market Review stated that in 2018, the …

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  • In South Africa, visitors spend about R5.5 billion in accommodation!

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Yesterday, data from Statistics South Africa showed that visitors spend R5.5 billion regarding accommodation in the second quarter of 2019. This implies an up of 5.6 percent in comparison to the comparative period 2018.   The lion’s share of the money went …

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  • Peru archaeologists unveil 3,800 years old mural

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Archaeologists in Peru have revealed a mural thought to be 3,800 years old. The wall, unveiled on Monday, was found inside a public ceremonial building at the Vichama site, north of Lima.   The Vichama site is located in Huaura …

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  • Serial bomb explosions rock Southern Thailand, 9 injured

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Southern Thailand was rocked by bomb explosions in four districts in the Yala province yesterday. Nine people including three children were injured in the explosions, Bernama News reported.   The first blast was believed to have occurred at about 7.10 …

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  • Bus crash in Northern Laos kills 14 people, injures 30 others

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    A bus crash in northern Laos has left at least 14 people dead and injured 30 others while eight remain missing, the Lao police said on Monday.   Eight bodies of the victims were found in the wreckage of the …

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  • Chinese Research Vessel beckons visitors with marine science interest

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Providing a window for some 1,000 visitors on marine science, the Research Vessel, “Tan Kah Kee” of China’s renowned Xiamen University, opened to the public over the weekend.   The research vessel was named in memory of patriotic overseas Chinese …

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  • Slave site visits boosting Ghana tourism significantly

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    At Assin Manso, a group of visitors removed their shoes and walked barefoot down a path to the muddy river that runs through a bamboo grove. Together they placed their hands in the water, then waded in to offer prayers …

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  • Kerala government keen on promoting the state as a MICE destination

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Kerala government is highly interested in promoting the state as a meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) destination.   The Kerala government hopes that the 12th edition of conventions India conclave, which is a premier international meet on MICE tourism, …

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  • Croatia announces plans for new tourism strategy

    Published on : Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    Croatia has announced its plans for a new tourism strategy. The government of Croatia is set to invest 20 billion Kuna (2.7 billion Euros) in revamping transport infrastructure, including railways, ports and airports.   Complete details of the project will …

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