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International tourist arrivals decline by 65 per cent during the first half of 2020

As per a new issue of the World Tourism Barometer from the United Nations specialized agency, international tourist arrivals declined by 65 per cent during the first half of 2020. This symbolizes an extraordinary decrease, with countries around the world …

  • Australia is fortifying its tourism relation with China this year

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    2017 has been named as the China Australia Year of Tourism. ADS scheme was formed to provide quality travel experience to the Chinese visitors traveling to Australia.  Under ADS Scheme, Australia was the first western country to receive opportunities of …

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  • International award for Greek tourism professor

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Greek tourism professor Marianna Sigala, who came to Australia about two years ago and was recently appointed director of the Centre for Tourism and Leisure Management at the School of Management at the University of South Australia, was conferred another …

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  • 2017 world tourism expo in Sanganai, Zimbabwe

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority is asking all interested people who have been registered for Sanganai/Hlanganani 2017 to revert by return mail to enable ZTA to establish the number of exhibitors required to receive this important training. This training will cover …

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  • President Trump’s travel ban foretells bad times for U.S. Tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The aftermath of President Trump’s travel ban targeting nationals of 7 Muslim countries might not have held up in court, but it is sure to keep many people opting out of travel to the U.S. This order from Trump brought …

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  • Sustainability is the new mantra for 2022 Winter Olympics

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The reaction of the international community after declaration of Beijing the next host of the 2022 winter Olympics was somewhat lukewarm. It would be held jointly with Zhangjiakou located in North China’s Hebei province. The cost of hosting Olympic Games …

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  • For global expansion, TUI is eyeing Brazil & China this year

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Customers of TUI from countries like Brazil, Spain, China and Italy are soon to receive holidays and special offers. This European and tourism company plans to incorporate this facility to attract more customers, keep their hotels full and increase sales …

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  • Tui Group echoes Cook in verifying UK price increase

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Fritz Joussen, Tui Group chief executive while talking to a conference call and delivering the financial results of the firm said that 4 percent more customers with 8 percent more revenue for summer and winter 2017. Summer bookings were up …

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  • UK Airports emphasizes post Brexit aviation agreement

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Huge number of MP’s in the UK believes that the country should have new international aviation agreements to combat Brexit. Even airport authorities said that lack such agreements could make Britain appear less powerful and might cause hindrance in trading …

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  • VisitBritain to open its first office in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Yesterday, VisitBritain opened a new office in Riyadh. Britain’s national tourism body took this step to lure more travelers from Saudi Arabia to United Kingdom. This announcement was made at the residence of Simon Collis, British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia …

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  • Egyptian tourism gets a major push by the Russian visitors this year

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    From 23rd February, Russian flights to Egypt will start again its services, as confirmed by Web it Mag, an Italian website. Three Egyptian airports like Sharm El-Sheikh, Cairo and Hurghada will be welcoming Russian flights once again to their bases. …

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  • Experience The ‘Best of Cafe Belge’ as The Region’s Original Belgian Grand Cafe Turns Three

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    This month marks three years since Café Belge opened its doors at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, bringing the spirit of 1920s Brussels to Dubai’s dining scene.   To celebrate, the region’s first Grand Café introduces ‘The Best of …

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  • Skyscanner’s new holiday planning tool will do the planning for you

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Today global travel search engine, Skyscanner launches a new travel planning tool to aid wanderlust-bitten Indians make the most of conveniently placed Public Holidays in 2017.   2017 is generously peppered with no less than 12 National Holidays falling on …

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  • Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for January 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for January 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo and mail uplifted compared to the same month …

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  • Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, A Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel, Launches a Groundbreaking

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, launches the “Experience Concierge”, a ground-breaking new service introduced this month at the 500-hectare Al Wadi Nature Reserve, which will revolutionize the desert travel experience. Featuring recreation activities ranging from adventure to relaxation and …

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  • Qasr Al Sultan Makes a Royal Arrival

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Surrounded by the sparkling night skies of the Arabian desert, with the echoes of vibrant conversations, the notes of the oud and the luscious aromas of ouzi and khameer in the air, Qasr Al Sultan is a destination experience that …

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  • Autumn Discoveries in New Zealand’s Wine Regions

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Autumn is when the grapes have been harvested, their makers are relaxed and ready to talk vintages – and to taste them. New Zealand wine regions are at their most spectacular in autumn when the days are long and bathed …

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  • International Passenger Growth Drives 13% Rise In Dividends

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Christchurch Airport is reporting an increased profit for the six months to 31 December as a result of strong international passenger growth.     The net surplus after tax of $18.3m for the six months to 31 December 2016 was …

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  • January passenger numbers off to a flying start at Glasgow Airport

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Glasgow Airport Glasgow Airport is celebrating a record start to the year after welcoming 597,594 passengers through its doors in January, representing an annual increase of 8.4%.   International traffic grew by 16.1% due to strong demand on routes to …

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  • 15 Feburary 2017 – South African Airways retains its IEnvA Stage 2 status

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    South African Airways (SAA) has become one of only a handful of global airlines to retain its IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA), the comprehensive airline environmental management programme, Stage 2 status.   SAA attained Stage 2 status for the first …

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  • New Nashville to Raleigh-Durham Service Caters to Business Travelers

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Delta is linking Nashville, Tenn. and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. with new nonstop service in June, becoming the first airline to offer both First Class seating and a business traveler’s schedule on the route.   Two daily round-trip flights between Tennessee’s Capital …

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