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Pressure on Tanzania for reopening its Bologonja border with Kenya

Creating pressure on Tanzania for reopening its Bologonja border with Kenya is priority, which the country’s inter-ministerial committee involving Tourism, Interior and Coordination of National Government and Transport and Infrastructure has devised. Important players in Tanzania’s tourism sector have smelled …

  • Pressure on Tanzania for reopening its Bologonja border with Kenya

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Creating pressure on Tanzania for reopening its Bologonja border with Kenya is priority, which the country’s inter-ministerial committee involving Tourism, Interior and Coordination of National Government and Transport and Infrastructure has devised. Important players in Tanzania’s tourism sector have smelled …

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  • Northern Bahamas to get quick push through sports tourism symposium this year!

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Bahamas sports tourism has been soaring in recent times and the Tourism Ministry is optimistic about it and wants to take it the next level. For different international events, Northern Bahamas was tailor-made. Off late, MOTGB’s Sports Tourism Department has …

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  • Zimbabwe tourism sector is on the edge of development

    Published on : Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    This year, the tourism sector of New Zealand is all geared up to attract more tourists and gain better revenue. As expressed in Business Chronicle, the top officials associated with tourism and hospitality said that in the coming year’s new …

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  • Uganda Tourism Board says that hosting world athletics event fetched them $4 million

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) said that it earned around $4 million by hosting the World Cross Country Athletics Championships held during the weekend. Stephen Asiimwe, the CEO of the UTB said that Uganda hosted over 2,500 people and their …

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  • UNWTO workshop held in Guangdong, China

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    In the UNWTO Workshop held in Guangdong, China, the role of tourism for poverty reduction and development was the main focus. The workshop was conducted under the framework of the agreement signed between UNWTO and the Chimelong Group in 2016 …

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  • Kenya Tourism Board official becomes WTFL’s newest member

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    According to a message by the World Tourism Forum, “After a detailed talent search process, Jacinta Nzioka, Director of Marketing of the Kenya Tourism Board, has just been appointed as the 24th member and the first representative from Africa in …

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  • Tourism activist calls for huge change in global tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    A leading tourism activist, Professor Marina Novelli of the University of Brighton’s professor of tourism and international development, is calling for a huge change in tourism, to make the industry more sustainable, just and inclusive. He is a significant contributor …

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  • Oman Ministry launches adventure tourism in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Oman’s Ministry of Tourism is all prepared to encourage adventure sports and tourism via ‘Risk Management and Safety in Adventure Tourism (RMSAT) program. Ministry of Tourism or the MoT has initiated more than 15 such programs with further implementation in …

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  • Cyclone Debbie to adversely impact Queensland tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    A powerful cyclone named Cyclone Debbie has struck the north-eastern coast of Australia, ushering in torrential rains and major damage to the region, leading to power cuts in several households today.   It hit the northern portion of Airlie Beach …

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  • Cambodia’s River Festival attracted 140,000 tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    The River Festival that is the three-day festival of the government that is conducted in Steung Treng province in the country of Cambodia is known to have lured as much as 140,000 local as well as international travellers, as declared …

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  • KTB official appointed as advisory member of WTFL

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    A tourism official from Kenya, Kenya Tourism Board marketing director Jacinta Nzioka, has been appointed as an advisory board member of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne, based in Switzerland. She is the 24th member and the first African representative in …

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  • Reigning Miss Pacific promotes sustainable tourism via SPTO

    Published on : Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Current Miss Pacific Islands Anne Dunn has joined the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) for promoting sustainable and responsible tourism, not only for Fiji but the entire Pacific region. According to SPTO CEO Christopher Cocker, “Our culture, environment and our …

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  • Early part of 2017 already witnessed 15 percent up in Scottish tourism

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    Scottish tourism In 2016, Scottish destinations welcomed more than 15 million tourists as per the statistics presented by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). In 2015, total number of visitors across UK was up by 7.2 percent. This signifies …

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  • Cuba all prepared to attract more tourists from Qatar in 2017

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    Eumelio Caballero Rodriguez, the Cuban ambassador is highly interested to promote tourism in Qatar in the coming days. Cuba wants to attract maximum tourists from Qatar discovering fascinating attractions of the country.   To quote Rodriguez, ‘’ with its favorable …

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  • European Union tourism data and analysis up to 2025 shows continued growth

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    Tourism is one of the most vital areas of European economy. It is extremely important for economic development of the region, fetching continued prosperity and growth for the European Union. According to governmental data, tourism is the third most important …

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  • The role of tourism in reducing poverty discussed at UNWTO Workshop in China

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    Raising awareness on the relevance of the tourism sector in the reduction of poverty and promoting knowledge sharing on best practices constitute the major objectives of the Workshop for Poverty Reduction and Tourism Development held in Guangdong. The event takes …

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  • The Philippines aims to double up Russian tourists by strengthening ties

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    The Philippines Department of Tourism (DOT) is trying to attract more Russian tourists to visit the Philippines. DOT participated in the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT), which was also part of President Duterte’s policy of strengthening the ties …

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  • Tourism training program is instrumental to enhance the industry

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    The tourism training program is in association with the Ministry of Tourism, Art and culture, Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA). Supported by United States Embassy in Ghana, tourism is fourth biggest financial contributor of this …

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  • Japan National Tourism Organization takes MasterChef Australia to Japan

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    MasterChef Australia will head to Japan for the first time, exploring the nation’s bustling capital and regional areas as part of Japan Week, sponsored by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Sydney Office in partnership with Qantas.     The MasterChef …

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  • Tourism NI helps tee up local industry for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    Over 200 local businesses joined Tourism NI, Council representatives, European Tour, PSNI, Volunteer Now and other speakers to discuss how best to maximise the business opportunity offered by the tournament which is being held from the 6th to the 9th …

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