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ITB Berlin 2017: Invitation to the opening press conference and events for the press

From 8 to 12 March the international tourism industry will gather at ITB Berlin. Featuring the latest products and innovations of around 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries and lectures by leading figures from the industry, ITB Berlin will underline …

  • Tourism & Hospitality of Botswana tops the chart in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    The Sanctuary Chief’s Camp has been identified by CNN as one of the top 5 best new luxury safaris in Africa. This place provides top-rated post safari luxuries to the nature lovers. This lodge was rebuilt in 2016. It has …

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  • Walter Mzembi visits every country before his final election in UNWTO 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Walter Mzembi in all these months has extensively traveled all over the world in order to connect with different governments of various countries citing them his visions of global tourism if he is elected the next Secretary General. He is …

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  • Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand extend services between Hong Kong and New Zealand

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Cathay Pacific will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time and complementing the airline’s existing services to Auckland. The non-stop Christchurch service will …

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  • Travelport is first GDS to receive NDC Aggregator certification from IATA

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Travelport announced that it has become the first GDS to be granted with both ‘Aggregator Level One’ certification and ‘IT Provider Level Two’ status by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as part of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) programme. …

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  • Tourism Ireland sets its sights on another record year for tourism from North America

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Tourism Ireland’s 2017 series of ‘Jump into Ireland’ sales blitzes across the United States kicks off this week – taking in the key cities of Washington DC, Atlanta (Georgia) and Boca Raton (Florida). A delegation of 17 tourism companies from …

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  • Ryanair Launches New London & Manchester Routes To Frankfurt

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched new routes to Frankfurt from London Stansted (2 daily) and Manchester (6 weekly) as part of its extended UK winter 2017 schedule. Ryanair celebrated its new Frankfurt routes by releasing seats for …

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  • French tourism leaders visit Donegal and the North West Wild Atlantic Way

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Members of the French Marketing Partnership Group (MPG) are visiting Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The MPG is made up of leading French tour operators, as well as air …

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  • Ryanair Launches Liverpool Winter 2017 Schedule

    Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (28 Feb) launched its 2017 Liverpool winter schedule, with 2 new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, a new winter service to Prague and 24 routes in total, which will help deliver 2m customers p.a. …

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  • Sports tourism holds great potential for Kenya

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    In order to combat dwindling fortunes in the multi-billion-shilling tourism industry, stakeholders now want immediate steps to be taken for tapping into the largely unexploited sports tourism segment. Interviews with many important industry players showed the growing interest by industry …

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  • Buddhist Maha Stupa found near Hyderabad set to attract foreign tourists

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    The grand Buddhist Maha Stupa, which is believed to have been built before 350 B.C. and older than the one at Amaravati is set to attract the attention of world tourism. Although having such a wonderful historical and cultural significance, …

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  • DOT in 2017 aims to achieve 32% hike in Israel tourist arrival

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    In 2017, Israel is expected to receive good number of visitors as market shows a steady growth in the arrival since last year. Benito C. Bengzon Jr, Tourism Undersecretary for Market Development in a statement said that visitor arrival will …

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  • UAE grabs the limelight in OTM 2017

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    This year at OTM, an official delegation from UAE participated in the event. Largest travel trade show in India, OTM 2017 will took place in Mumbai. It had started from 21st February 2017 till 23rd Feb under the administration of …

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  • Jordan enhances its medical tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Prime Minister Hani Mulki said on Saturday that government is dedicated in dealing with various obstructions in terms of medical tourism and to taking the essential steps to improve the industry’s performance. Encouraging more financial investments, expansion of the industry …

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  • WTCF conference in March in Penang

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    On March 26 and 27, around 100 delegates from various countries will attend this two-day conference known as World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Asia Pacific Tourism Conference in Penang. Government officials, policy makers, destination managers, hoteliers, agents and media will …

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  • Call for special fund set up for Malawi Tourism

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Tourism Committee for Northern Malawi said that a special financial facility needs to be set up where tourism service providers could access loans at reasonable interest, and this would help them develop their tourism facilities to global standards. Majority of …

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  • Green tourism is the recent trend of the global travel industry

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Green tourism is a recent fad in travel industry. Many cities and travel companies are constantly working and contributing to the establishment and development of sustainable tourism. As per statistics released by the General Department of Tourism, in 2016, Vietnam …

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  • Barbados excel in medical tourism

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    BFC received fourth GOLD SEAL approval for their extensive caregiving services. JCI or Joint Commission International is a health facility accreditation program of United States and is known for its stringent measures and standards. This is great news for Barbados …

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  • By 2020, Bahrain tourism to reach $1bn

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Bahrain is not much advertised countries among GCC nations for travel and tourism purposes. As per unofficial sources, Bahrain receives majority of its visitors or weekend rush from Saudi Arabia as the nationals could easily cross the King Fahad Causeway …

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  • In Mekong Tourism, human capital is a key factor!

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Human capital development and growth in human resources have been identified as ‘strategic pillars’ by the tourism experts to establish sustainable development in and around greater Mekong sub region. To quote Jens Thraenhart, executive director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating …

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  • Radisson Blu Jammu Opens in ‘The City of Temples’, Jammu, India

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Designed with the modern traveler in mind, the brand new Radisson Blu Jammu which opens today, offers comfort, style and sophistication in the city of Jammu, India. Known as the ‘City of Temples’, Jammu serves as the gateway to one …

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