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  • Maximising tourism benefits for Nepal

    Published on : Saturday, January 5, 2019

    When trekking first started in Nepal six decades ago, social entrepreneurs have tried myriad ways to maximise the benefits of tourism to local communities. The latest addition to that effort is a Korean initiative that promotes culture and agriculture so …

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  • Record number of 10.2 million people visits Louvre Museum last year

    Published on : Saturday, January 5, 2019

    Last year, a record number of 10.2 million people visited the Louvre Museum in Paris, making it the world’s most popular museum of fine arts.   A Beyoncé and Jay-Z pop video made in the museum is said to have …

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  • Arkansas Tourism creates $ 7.8 billion economic impact with 60,000 jobs in tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    The tourism in Arkansas is blooming with the creation of7.8 billion economic impact and more than 60,000 jobs.       In 2018, the 2 percent tourism tax generated over $16.3 million, according to Cynthia Dunlap, interim-executive director of the …

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  • Bateria de Castillitos to become major eco-tourism center

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Tourists are traversing the winding roads that take them to the gun battery of Castillitos, based on the cliff of Cabo Tinoso, offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.   This military barracks have housed men staffing gun battery, which have …

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  • Ganzhou City in southeast China promotes tourism efforts in Hamburg

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    The local government of Ganzhou City in southeast China’s Jiangxi Province and Ganzhou Tourism Development Committee organized a city tourism promotion event in Hamburg, Germany. Known as the “Orange Capital of the World” and an ecologically developed city, Ganzhou is …

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  • Hotel industry across the UAE expected to witness healthy growth this year

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Experts say that a growing number of international visitors, along with preparations for Dubai to host Expo 2020, is an indication that hotel inventory across the UAE will continue to witness healthy growth this year.   “There are a lot …

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  • Botched Jesus painting now brings in 16,000 visitors to obscure Spanish town

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    Visitors and art lovers from across the world are getting to witness the hilariously “restored” artwork-turned-meme that is the “Ecce Homo” painting in the small Spanish town of Borja. Thanks to its notorious repair work in 2012, visitors are flocking …

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  • This year, sustaining tourism success in Ireland would not be an easy task

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation or ITIC has cautioned that sustaining success in the Irish tourism sector in this new year will be a major challenge. Last year, tourism in Ireland hit new highs with a record number of overseas …

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  • More than 159,000 tourists visit Croatia during Christmas and New Year holidays

    Published on : Friday, January 4, 2019

    More than 159,000 tourists visited Croatia during Christmas time and New Year holidays, generating 385,500 bed nights, according to the Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ).   From 21 – 31 December, 159,031 tourists visited Croatia and created 385,515 overnight stays. This …

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  • Storm Pabuk drives away tourists from Thai islands

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Thousands of tourists have escaped from popular resort islands in Thailand ahead of the first tropical storm to hit the country’s southern shores in almost 30 years.   The tropical storm Pabuk is expected to make landfall around 7 p.m. …

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  • This new year, Guinness Storehouse aims to draw 20 millionth visitors

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    The Guinness Storehouse keep hold of its position as the number one international visitor attraction of Ireland, surpassing all previous records, with over 1.7 million guests passing through its doors last year.   From the time of its first opening …

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  • Quintana Roo received 15 international awards last year

    Published on : Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Due to the promotion of the tourists promoted by Carlos Joaquín, Governor of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico last year, the state received 15 awards, along with Riviera Maya as the Best Mexican Destination by “Food and Travel” magazine …

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  • Hong Kong welcomed 2019 with HK$14 million fireworks and light show

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Hong Kong welcomes 2019 with 340,000 revellers lining Victoria Harbour for HK$14 million fireworks and light show.     There are hundreds of thousands of revellers in Hong Kong began the New Year with the thunderous roar of HK$14 million …

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  • Indonesia tries to boost tourism with Bali promotion

    Published on : Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    Indonesia is a country supercharged its tourism industry by offering luxury stays near palm-fringed beaches, or by allure the towering volcano in the middle of turquoise waters and a rainforest sanctuary for endangered Javan rhinos.     But the beachside …

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  • Louisville’s Largest Events of the Year

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    Louisville attracts 16.4 million visitors annually which generates an estimated $3.5 billion in economic impact for the city. In addition to Louisville’s general appeal and permanent attractions, events hosted in the city were a huge driver of tourism impact. These …

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  • I-Drive – the new attraction of Orlando

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    A growing number of tourists visit the Walt Disney World or Universal for days and also spend at least a few hours on International Drive, which until recently was known mostly for its hotels, restaurants and miniature golf courses.   …

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  • 17th Chagan Lake Ice Fishing Festival to start in Jilin province in China

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    The 17th Chagan Lake Ice Fishing Festival is about to start in China’s Jilin Province. The festival will feature ice fishing displays, ice sculptures and traditional folk arts. This year, it is predicted that approximately 1,500 tons of fish caught …

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  • For 3 days, Liberty Bell to remain open

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    This weekend, tourists coming to Philadelphia for enjoying their vacations will be able to see the Liberty Bell in spite of a partial federal government shutdown that closed several national parks all through the country.   Majority of the buildings …

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  • For 5 iconic Indian sites, the tourism ministry develops new guide app

    Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

    In the coming days, tourists visiting five iconic sites like Amer Fort (Rajasthan), Kaziranga (Assam), Colva Beach (Goa), Kumarakom (Kerala) and Mahabodhi Temple (Bihar) will no longer be managed by the human guides to discover the historic hotspots. In fact, …

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  • Turkey to introduce tourist security tax from 2019

    Published on : Friday, December 28, 2018

    Turkey is going to introduce tourist taxation from 1 January 2019 . The imposition of taxation on safety for international and domestic tourists in the amount of 1.5 euros, which will be collected at the airports upon arrival.     …

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