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In 2019, a total of about 1.74 million Chinese tourists visited Philippines!

In 2019, a total of about 1.74 million Chinese tourists visited Philippines, a 38.58 percent rise from the year before, data from the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) illustrated this on Monday.   Philippine Tourism Secretary, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat explained in …

  • In 2019, a total of about 1.74 million Chinese tourists visited Philippines!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    In 2019, a total of about 1.74 million Chinese tourists visited Philippines, a 38.58 percent rise from the year before, data from the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) illustrated this on Monday.   Philippine Tourism Secretary, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat explained in …

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  • Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi an, Vietnam Retains Its Forbes Five Stars Status

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An has been awarded a coveted Five-Star rating for a second consecutive year by Forbes Travel Guide, the only independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. The Resort’s Five-Star rating is one of …

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  • Bii purchases B737-800 for immediate teardown and part-out

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Specialist aircraft component support provider Bii.aero has purchased a B737-800 airframe for teardown.  The twenty-year-old aircraft (MSN28381) was previously owned by lessor Aircastle and operated by Indonesian carrier, Sriwijaya.   This aircraft is the first asset acquired by Bii in a pro-active …

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  • Bengaluru bound GoAir plane engine catches fire, no casualties

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    A Bengaluru-bound GoAir flight’s engine caught fire at the Ahmedabad airport Tuesday morning. However, the fire has been doused and all passengers are safe.   GoAir in a statement on Tuesday said the right engine of the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru flight suffered …

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  • Qatar Airways and Bulgaria Air Sign Codeshare Agreement

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it has signed a codeshare agreement with Bulgaria Air. Sales will start from today with the first codeshare flights to operate from 2 March.   The agreement will provide Bulgaria Air passengers with a …

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  • Four new stars on the Norwegian restaurant scene

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Four restaurants in Norway, each located in a different region of the country, received their first Michelin star during the Michelin Guide Nordic Countries 2020 event in Trondheim, Norway 17th February.   These four restaurants received their well-deserved first star this year:   Omakase …

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  • Aeroflot introduces new options for upgrades

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Aeroflot has started offering passengers a new option to upgrade before departure. Passengers holding Optimum fare Economy or Comfort class tickets can now use their Aeroflot Bonus miles to upgrade to a higher class.   Upgrade can be booked at …

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  • Marriott International Appoints Jim Scholefield Chief Information And Digital Officer

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Marriott International, Inc. today announced the appointment of Jim Scholefield as Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO), effective February 24. In this role, Scholefield will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s information technology and digital strategies. Scholefield …

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  • Greece Welcomes UNWTO Support for Sustainable Tourism Growth

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    unwtoThe Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify …

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  • JW Marriott Debuts in Oman’s Historic Capital with Opening of JW Marriott Muscat

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    JW Marriott, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the opening of JW Marriott Muscat today, setting the stage for distinctive experiences in Oman’s historic capital. Located in the heart of Muscat’s new business hub, within the Sultanate’s largest urban development …

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  • Egyptian tourism showed its best at the last edition of the BIT

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    In Milan, Egyptian tourism has illustrated its best at the last edition of the BIT (Borsa Internazionale del Turismo) travel exhibition that concluded only recently, pretty strong-minded to bounce back to the levels that compete as a much liked destination …

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  • Mexican towns are defending tourism from rising severe crimes

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    In Mexico, some of the most preferred holiday destinations of the country are also the most hazardous hotspots in terms of crime. Towns like Acapulco, Los Cabos and Cancun, all are resisting against violent incidents including murder.   It’s a …

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  • In Mexico, income from overseas tourism increased by 1.5 percent!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The statistics has shown the rise of 1.5 percent over the same period during 2018. In the meantime, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) have explained that 94.8 percent, (2.1 billion US dollars), corresponded to international tourists, as …

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  • For South Carolina, tourism brings in $ 23.8 billion!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The tourism industry of South Carolina experienced yet another record-breaking year.   On Monday, during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel in Myrtle Beach, officials declared that in 2018, the tourism industry brought in $23.8 billion.   Also, South …

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  • In 2019, Russia welcomed 20 percent more visitors!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    In 2019, tourist arrivals to Russia have increased by almost 20.5%, as per the official figures presented on Monday by the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR)   In January-December 2019, over 5 million tourists visited Russia, as per ATOR’s …

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  • WTO keen on turning Greece a focal point of tourism education

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    For tourism professionals and investors, Greece is slowly becoming a focal point, as World Tourism Organization, Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili declared on Monday during a visit to Athens that the formation of a tourism academy in Greece and a global forum on investing …

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  • Tribals protested about the new eco-tourism project in the Amrabad Tiger Reserve!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The construction of the mega “ecotourism project” with a huge cantilevered glass bottomed walkway deep inside the Amrabad Tiger Reserve, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, being executed by the Tourism Department, seems to have turned into a nuisance for some of the scheduled …

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  • Accenture launches tourism innovation hub in Dubai

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The Middle East branch of Accenture, a tech-minded professional services firm in Dubai has recently introduced a new tourism innovation hub – the firm’s first such hub in the region. Planned as an immersive environment to highlight the recent emerging technologies, including …

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  • Travel Insurance Consultants Reinstate South African Airways Insolvency Cover

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    South African Airways (SAA) is pleased to announce that Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) have reinstated the travel supplier insolvency cover on the airline. This milestone represents a significant step forward for SAA, the global travel agency community and customers alike. …

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  • MKE Now Offers Coat Check Services to Travelers

    Published on : Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Just in time for the upcoming spring break travel season, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is proud to announce the debut of a new coat check service. The new amenity is sure to be a hit with travelers heading to warm weather destinations.   …

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