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  • Suriname has several plans in 2017 to boost tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Suriname has lined up a number of plans to develop its tourism industry. The plans were revealed by Jerry A-Kum, director of Suriname Tourism Foundation (STF).   The STF is the official tourism body of Suriname and it represents the …

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  • Nepal tourism headed towards revival in 2016 driven by Chinese and India tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Nepal tourism saw some positive numbers in 2016 after the Himalayan country suffered badly in 2015 from a powerful earthquake, and India’s blockade that kept tourists away. All the tourism positivity thanks to the arrivals of tourists from China and …

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  • Upgraded Mortlake streetscape in Victoria to provide attractive public spaces for tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The upgraded Mortlake streetscape was officially opened today by Victoria’s Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford. The upgrade will revitalise the town’s central business area, improve safety and provide attractive public spaces for locals and visitors to catch up, shop …

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  • Lights by DreamWorks to attract over 3 lakh tourists to Australia

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Rosebud’s Foreshore will light up with an Australian-first exhibition of some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters in a large-scale lantern experience in April this year.   It will attract more than 300,000 local and international visitors who will marvel …

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  • New tourism program for Sri Lanka from Australia

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The Australian government will provide 1.6 billion rupees in aid and technical assistance for four years for strengthening Sri Lanka’s tourism sector, by providing training and mentoring for employees and small businesses. This program will help Sri Lanka develop a …

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  • Global medical tourism needs to overcome barriers

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Many issues within the medical tourism industry can be overcome with greater communication from all parties. With the election of current U.S. President Donald Trump, there is intense speculation about healthcare in the U.S. Most of these discussions focus entirely …

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  • More than 65,000 tourists travel in Gobustan in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Above the Gobustan town of Azerbaijan lie some of the world’s most important petroglyphs – stone and iron-age figures carved thousands of years ago, and is now considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area has more than 600,000 beautiful …

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  • Padang City is preparing to become a halal tourism destination

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    City of Padang, Indonesia is preparing itself to become a halal tourism destination since West Sumatra has become the standard of world halal tourism spot in 2016. The Mayor of Padang Mahyeldi said that the reason for this region to …

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  • List released for the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    As of 2016, five countries saw the largest growth in tourism as per the UNWTO’s 2016 Tourism Highlights released recently, featuring the world’s most visited destinations in 2015. France was the top country with 84.5 million visitors and the United …

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  • MICE sector flourishes on tourism and business strategies

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The tourism sector, both in terms of business and leisure, serves as big factors for economic growth. The governments in the MICE region are supporting the industry by expanding and improving airport capacity and amenities, encouraging investments in private sector, …

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  • A new tourism region in Western Alberta attracts tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    A new tourism region takes shape in Western Alberta, due to the joint efforts of the Town of Rocky Mountain House, the Village of Caroline, and Clearwater County. This new tourism region has been named as David Thompson Country, which …

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  • Spain thrives from tourism with 9.9% increased visitors

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    In 2016, number of visitors to Spain hit a new record according to Alvaro Nadal, the Minister for Energy and Tourism. It was the 4th consecutive year with numbers boosted by security concerns in Mediterranean holiday destinations like Turkey and …

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  • Suriname tourism director rests his hopes on the Guianas

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Director of Suriname Tourism Foundation (STF) Jerry A-Kum shared few achievements as well as current and future plans of his organization for improving the tourism product of his native Suriname and the Guianas. STF is the official tourism body of …

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  • Candidates queue up for UNWTO Secretary-General post

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The countdown for the position of the UNWTO Secretary-General which is slated in May this year has already started with more candidates in the pipeline. Among the top possible candidates are: Dr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, …

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  • Strong International Tourist Growth Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has welcomed the newest overseas arrival figures as a great start to the year and called on all levels of government to work with the tourism and transport industries to develop a strong …

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  • VisitScotland: Tracing your #ScotSpirit

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    NOT many people are able to say that they can give others a ‘sense of who they are’, but this is exactly what tour guide and genealogist Ian Walker does for a living.   Dumfriesshire-born Ian stars in the latest …

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  • Changi Airport crowns 39-year-old Indonesian as its newest millionaire!

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    It was a million dollar dream come true for Jakarta-based Ade Iskandar Roni as he beat seven other finalists to emerge as the Grand Draw winner of the 2016 ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ shopping promotion held this afternoon at Singapore …

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  • Record Holiday Traffic Boosts November Travel Numbers at Orlando International Airport

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    November kicked off the start of the busy holiday travel season at Orlando International Airport (MCO). In November, on a rolling 12-month basis, MCO recorded its busiest time period in history with nearly 41.8 million passengers.   Orlando International saw …

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  • Jet2holidays forecasts record bookings over the weekend and into ‘Blue Monday’

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Jet2holidays is forecasting a record-breaking period of holiday bookings this weekend and into Monday. The package holiday specialist is predicting a fourfold increase on normal booking volumes, a significant increase on peak periods last year. In response, the company has …

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  • Taoiseach lends a hand to promote Ireland in Spain

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been in Madrid this week, to meet with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Yesterday (12 January), he met with Tourism Ireland staff, as well as leading Spanish tour operators and airlines who programme and sell holidays …

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