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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 …

  • Music to my peers

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Millennial Scots are being encouraged to connect with the Spirit of Scotland through an innovative VisitScotland marketing campaign highlighting our dynamic musical heritage.Throughout 2017, the national tourism organisation will inspire young Scots to engage with their country’s exhilarating contemporary traditional …

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  • Dropping into a garden near you

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    A number of the country’s celebrated visitor attractions will take part in one of Scotland’s most popular outdoor festivals for the first time this year.Blossoming across the country from 28 January to 12 March, the Scottish Snowdrop Festival features more …

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  • Top performers take up tourism roles

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Top names from the worlds of ballet, opera and theatre have taken to the global stage in a new VisitScotland film showcasing the vibrancy of Scotland’s performing arts scene.The film – which stars Scottish Ballet Principal Dancer Sophie Martin, Edinburgh-born …

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  • Film festival receives financial boost

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    The Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Hawick is one of four events across the country to receive support from VisitScotland.The international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image – taking place in Hawick between March 2nd to …

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  • Alex Hynes appointed managing director of ScotRail Alliance

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    He will replace Phil Verster following the announcement last week that he is to move to be managing director of the East West rail project. He will join the ScotRail Alliance later in the year.   Hynes has nearly 20 …

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  • Upgrading the railway in the South West

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    This summer, between 5 and 28 August inclusive, fewer South West Trains services will run while work starts to extend platforms at London Waterloo. This will allow longer trains with more seats and more space for passengers.   The impact …

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  • Turkish Airlines enhances its in-flight entertainment system

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline for six consecutive years according to the recent Skytrax results, continues to enhance its in-flight entertainment system. The system now features a completely redesigned and improved user interface that makes the offered entertainment content and …

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  • Philippines is all set to host the finale of Miss Universe 2017

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Beauty queens from across the world are exploring the beautiful Philippines while the country is all set to host the Finale of 65th Miss Universe pageant. The grand event will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City …

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  • Philippines Tourism to organise training sessions in Delhi and Ahmedabad

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    The Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines will be conducting training sessions in Ahmedabad and Delhi this February, in conjunction with the DOT’s participation in OTM 2017 in Mumbai.   The training sessions will be conducted by top suppliers from the …

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  • Ugandan Gorilla to visit Trafalgar Square

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    To highlight that Uganda is the best place on the planet to see these amazing creatures, we’ll be introducing our gorilla to the public on the northern edge of the square at the times shown below, sponsored by Africa Exclusive …

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  • Hampton Inn Franchise Coming to Benson

    Published on : Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Today, the Leath Company officially broke ground on a $9.2 M hotel project in Benson, North Carolina. A total of 72 guests attended a pre-event reception at Char Grill restaurant, immediately followed by a shovel ceremony at the hotel site on South Walton …

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  • Euromonitor lists world’s top 25 tourism destinations

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    According to Euromonitor report, 25 world cities feature among the most popular tourist destinations. Hong Kong topped the list followed by Las Vegas, Milan, Prague, Mecca, Pattaya, Miami, Guangzhou, Tokyo, Phuket, Seoul, Taipei, Rome, Antalya, Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, New York, …

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  • Holiday world show in Dublin from 27th to 29th January

    Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017

    The Holiday World Show Dublin, which is set to take place from 27th to 29th January this year at the RDS Simmonscourt, is the only show where one can meet more than 1,000 professionals from around the world for planning …

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  • Hangzhou introduces new routes, highlighting Chinese culture through in-depth travel experience

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Hangzhou, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in China known for its scenic West Lake and romantic cultural scenes, is introducing new tour routes in 2017 to create unique in-depth travel experience for all visitors to enjoy the Chinese culture, traditions and …

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  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Announces May Opening Of Central Conference Center

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa today announced the unveiling of its 18,000-square-foot Central Conference Center. Scheduled to debut in May, the newly designed $11 million project will provide an exclusive meeting experience while effectively complementing Borgata’s dynamic meetings and conventions …

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  • Princess Cruises Brings “The Ultimate Sleep at Sea” Home with New Retail Offerings

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Princess Cruises today launched the retail availability of its Princess Luxury Bed – offering consumers the opportunity to bring the ultimate night of sleep at sea to their homes. Developed in collaboration with board-certified sleep expert, Dr. Michael Breus and …

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  • Air Transport World Announces 2017 Airline Industry Award Winners

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Air Transport World (ATW), the leading media brand serving the information needs of the global airline and commercial air transport communities, announced today the full list of winners for its 2017 Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards. The awards will be …

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  • GoJet Airlines Announces Increased Signing and Type Rating Bonuses

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    GoJet Airlines is pleased to announce that it has rolled out a number of new initiatives that significantly increase new hire pay for its pilot group.  In addition to starting pay that’s among the highest in the industry ($36.50 per …

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  • Southwest, NetJets pilots urge Trump to save U.S. aviation jobs, deny NAI

    Published on : Thursday, January 26, 2017

    The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) and Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) took the fight to protect U.S. aviation and the tens of thousands of jobs it supports to the Trump administration’s doorstep. More than 140 pilots, flight …

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  • WTTC global summit in Bangkok in April 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will use the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit set to take place in Bangkok from April 26 to 27 for promoting tourism potential of Thailand and other ASEAN countries. Tourism and Sports …

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