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  • VisitScotland: Out with the old, in with the new (year)

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Two LGBTQ+ influencers – with a collective social media following of almost 142,700 – experienced the unique spectacle of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay as part of an exciting project with VisitScotland and the Scottish Government, to promote Scotland’s winter festivals.   Whitney …

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  • IRCTC & its newly launched South Indian tour packages!

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    The package cost would be somewhere around Rs 6,160 per person. As the train journey would be in sleeper class, accommodation would in non-AC hall/dormitory. Individually, the package cost would be Rs 5,830. From January 22 to 26, the South …

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  • This year, Indian tourist arrival in Turkey is expected to rise!

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    The Turkish Tourism Board located in India has declared lately that the number of Indian tourists travelling to Turkey has a possibility to reach almost 250,000 in 2019. The tourism board calculates that over 160,000 Indian tourists travelled to Turkey …

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  • Cork experienced major expansion in cruise tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Cork experienced a record-breaking cruise season last year, welcoming around 180,000 guests and 95 ships to the port. This comprises eight maiden calls, highlighted by operators like Disney Cruise Line.   Overseas cruise tourism has witnessed major growth in Cork, …

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  • Brexit may ground few European airlines

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Steps to allow flights to shuttle between the EU and Britain in the event during a messy time of Brexit are unlikely to be enough to shun disruptions and cancellations, the head of the leading air transport group of the …

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  • This year, MICE tourism is expected to make 20 percent contribution to tourist arrival!

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    The tourism industry officials of Sri Lanka hopes that the contribution of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Exhibition) tourism to tourist arrivals in general to increase by 5 percent to 20-25 percent in 2019.   Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) Chairman …

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  • Railway waiting rooms being upgraded to airport lounges by March

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    New Delhi: By the month of March New Delhi railway station will have lounge rooms where passengers will be able to wait comfortably. Railway waiting rooms are being upgraded to lounges similar to the ones in airports. Passengers will have to pay …

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  • Vietnam and Cambodia join hands to boost tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    In recent times, Vietnam and Cambodia’s tourism industry are attracting a lot of investment and human resources. This has helped the economic sectors of both countries.   For Cambodia, tourism has brought a significant profit to the country, which contributes …

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  • Canada all set to become a major competitor for weed tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    With recent changes to federal drug laws, Canada is all set to be a major competitor for weed tourism. Keenan Hall, founder of The Movement Cannabis Tours, is of the opinion that B.C.’s history and retail landscape place Vancouver in conflict with …

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  • Japan introduces departure tax before hosting two major sporting events

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Japan has introduced a departure tax this week as a prelude to hosting two major sporting events. Japan will host the Rugby World Cup this autumn followed by the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics next year.   The so-called “sayonara tax”, …

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  • Saudi carrier Flynas carried 6.6 million passengers in 2018

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    The low-cost Saudi carrier Flynas’s chief executive officer, Mr Bander Al-Mohanna’s revealed that Flynas carried around 6.6 million passengers on 60,000 domestic and international flights during 2018. He attributed the hike in the number of passengers to the increasing number …

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  • Wuhan aiming to project itself as an international tourist destination

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    In 2018, Wuhan Tourism Development Committee, which is responsible for spreading Wuhan’s natural beauty and cultural charm to the world, tried to make the city an international tourist destination with the help of overseas new media platforms like Facebook and …

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  • Nepal sees one million tourists last year boosted by increase arrivals

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Tourist arrivals in Nepal reached one million for the first time last year, boosted by increased visitors from India, China, the US, Sri Lanka and the UK.   The Himalayan nation saw the number of tourists go up nearly by …

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  • Technical snag forces SpiceJet flight to return to Mumbai

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    A SpiceJet flight from Mumbai en route Dubai returned to the city on Wednesday, shortly after take-off, due to a technical snag in the aircraft.   The flight, SG-13, was delayed by four hours. The glitch was rectified by airline …

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  • Brake confusion leads to aircraft mishap at Bristol Airport

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    A report has revealed that an aircraft mishap which disrupted the Christmas getaway for thousands of people had landed with its parking brake on.   The fateful BMI flight skidded off the runway while landing at Bristol Airport on 22 December, …

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  • Global tourism meet in Milan from 10-12 February

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    There would be a huge global meet in Milan from 10 to 12 February. This three-day event has become a benchmark for the Italian and international tourism industry; it focuses on the professional management of travel, conceived as an experience …

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  • Doncaster Sheffield Airport Expecting Its Busiest Year Ever

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is forecasting its busiest year ever for passengers with almost 1.5m set to fly from the airport in 2019. This follows the launch of a number of new routes with Wizz Air, TUI and Flybe in …

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  • Houston Airports Supporting The Fight Against Human Trafficking On Wear Blue Day

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    The Houston Airport System and its airline partners are teaming with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 in wearing blue to raise awareness on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.   …

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  • Frontier Airlines Kicks Off The New Year With 22 New Routes

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines kicked off the new year in style, announcing the addition of 22 new non-stop routes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), McCarran International Airport (LAS), Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO). Service will begin …

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  • Greater Toronto Airports Authority announces 2020 retirement of President and CEO Howard Eng

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    The Board of Directors of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) today announced that GTAA President and CEO Howard Eng will retire in 2020 after 40 successful years as an airport executive, culminating with 8 superb years at the helm …

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