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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 …

  • Singapore still hopes on Formula One to uplift its tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    The Formula One race still appears quite exciting for Singapore if it matches their terms. As confirmed by the Singapore Tourism Board, discussions are being made to keep the event underway in South East Asian countries. To quote Lionel Yeo, …

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  • Reservation campaign pushed holiday bookings in Turkey

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    As disclosed by the Turkish Hoteliers Federation (TUROFED) this Monday, domestic tourism in Turkey has witnessed 2.6 million holiday reservations in the last two months via the campaign. It was launched in Dec 12 to revamp the tourism sector by …

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  • Lao Cai is the venue of 2017 National Tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Representatives from the Government and, local officials and cultural counselors from Thailand, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Laos were present at the opening ceremony of 2017 national tourism year at Lao Cai City. The theme of this year’s …

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  • International Tourism Trade Fair awarded Egypt as best partition

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    At Fitur 2017, Egyptian partition was the winner of the best partition award. At this international Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, Egypt was one among 160 other participant countries. Winning the award brought to the forefront its classic tourism industry …

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  • Jerusalem tourism to get a major push via new hotels this year

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Israel’s hope in the revolution of the hotel industry is slowly coming into effect with thousands of new hotels making its way. As per the recent datas presented by Jerusalem Development Authority, the city got 1700 new hotels in 2015-2016 …

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  • Jamaica soon to become a significant cruise destination in the world

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    For the last few years, Jamaica had been attracting travelers worldwide. Popular cruise destinations in Caribbean, Jamaica successfully maintained its position as a key cruise spot in the world. In order to attract profitable tourist dollar, the Port Authority of …

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  • Chinese tops the chart as highest number of overseas visitors in Australia 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Last year Australia witnessed more than 1 million Chinese travelers taking local tourism to further heights. As a whole, 8.3 million travelers entered Australia in 2015 as short term stay. However, New Zealand was the country with highest source for …

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  • 1.8 million overnight Indian visitors rocked Dubai in 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    In 2016, more than 1.8 million travelers from India visited Dubai as overnight visitors showing 12 percent growth in comparison to 2015 becoming premier South Asian source market. In 2015, almost 1.6 million Indian travelers entered Dubai as per datas …

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  • German tourism creates a new record

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    The travel industry boom of Germany seems no end with overnight stay rising 44.3 million. It is a record value and sixth year in a row to maintain its success in terms of arrival and overnight stay visitors in Germany. …

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  • Sharjah inaugurated 7th Annual Light Festival

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    11th February the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) organized seventh annual Sharjah Light Festival at University City Hall. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, the chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation and Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre, Sheikha Bodour …

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  • Blue Mountains – One of the top tourist attractions in the world!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    One of the most popular day and weekend getaway, Blue Mountains region attracted more than 4million visitors among which international travelers and nature loving Sydneysiders occupies an important number. This rugged land is spread across 1 million hectare of land. …

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  • Mohamed Nazri sees Bentong with huge eco-tourism possibility

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, Malaysian Tourism and Culture Minister confirmed that Bentong has huge possibility for becoming a popular ecotourism destination in the world. He also said that this place in the long run will enhance Malaysian tourism …

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  • Malaysia becomes 1st ASEAN member to be guest of honour at Riyadh International Book Fair

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Riyadh International Book Fair 2017, which will be attended by over 900 publishers and over two million visitors from 29 countries worldwide, will have Malaysia as the guest of honour. Malaysia, thus becomes the first ASEAN member to be the …

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  • Lima’s Duck Festival to attract 20,000 tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    The 2nd edition of Duck Festival will attract 20,000 visitors to Huaral Province in Lima. The 2-day event will take place on Feb 18-19 at Las Dalias Sports Complex in Huaral Province, located 78 km north of Lima’s Metropolitan Area. …

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  • Indonesia turns to big data digital system to boost tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    In a bid to boost up performance of the nation’s core business sector which is tourism, Indonesia is now using big data Mobile Positioning Data (MPD) digital system.   The MPD digital system have been operated since October last year …

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  • Chinese New Year Tourism Celebration in Penand to draw 10,000 visitors

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    The Chinese New Year (CNY) Tourism Celebration on February 24th at Padang Kota Lama in Penang state will draw about 10,000 visitors.   The event would be hosted by Tourism Malaysia chairman Dr Siew Ka Wei and officiated by Tourism …

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  • Malaysian state Negeri Sembilan aims to atract 8 million tourists in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Malaysian state Negeri Sembilan has set a target of attracting at least 8 million tourists this year, Bernama News quoted Negeri Sembilan state Tourism Board chairman Mohamad Razi Kail as saying.   “In Port Dickson, there are 16,000 rooms available …

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  • MH370 tragedy has no impact on flow of Chinese tourists to Malaysia

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    The MH370 tragedy and kidnapping cases have not affected the flow of tourists from China to Malaysia, Malaysian Consul-General in Kunming, Siow Chen Pin, said.   He said the MH370 tragedy did affect tourist arrival from China, but only for …

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  • Nepal commences Chinese language course for Education Ministry officials

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Starting today, Nepal government has commenced a new Chinese language course for government officials of its Education Ministry. The Ministry of Education is the fourth government entity in Nepal to introduce Chinese language learning.   Prior to this, the Confucius …

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  • France still on top as a holiday destination

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    In spite of recent terror attacks and various challenges, France has managed to stay the most sought after holiday destination in the world. In 2016, more than 82.5 million tourists visited France, although the figures were down from 85 million …

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