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  • Brazil Tourism Minister holds meeting to discuss tourism sector state in Minas Gerais

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    The Tourism Minister of Brazil, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, met with fifteen federal deputies from Minas Gerais to discuss tourism sector’s interest in the state.   One of the requests of the parliamentarians dealt with the recognition, by UNESCO, of the …

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  • Major plans to enhance Nelson Mandela Bay tourism

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    A proposal to have cruise liners harbor at Port Elizabeth for longer duration and the establishment of a superlative International Convention Centre are some of the key plans to be talked about at tourism indabas to be organized in the …

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  • Botswana bags global spot in sports tourism

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Over the last two decades, sports tourism is gaining ground globally and the Botswana government has decided to exploit this trend.   By hosting events like the African Youth Games, the Botswana Open, and the Diacore Gaborone Marathon, Botswana has …

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  • The US is witnessing a slump in overseas visitors

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    The number of overseas visitors to the US is declining, with a 5.4 per cent drop in March compared to the same period last year.   This has given rise to fears among the country’s tourism chiefs that the US …

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  • Thailand plans to impose tourism levy for improving infrastructure

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    The Thai Tourism and Sports Ministry is considering imposing a tourism levy to improve local attractions and insurance coverage for foreign visitors. The ministry floated the initiative after the National Tourism Policy Act was enacted and published in the Royal …

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  • International tourism numbers are increasing

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    “International tourism continues to perform strongly worldwide fuelled by a positive economy, increased air capacity and visa facilitation”, says UNWTO Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili. “Growth in arrivals is easing slightly after two years of exceptional results, but the sector continues to …

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  • Wellness tourism has grown almost 7% annually between 2015-2019

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Wellness tourism grew by almost seven percent annually between 2015 and 2019 to USD $639 billion, which is more than twice as fast as tourism overall. The sector is forecast to reach $919 billion by 2022. While Europe might be …

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  • Lebanon expects most successful summer tourism since 2010

    Published on : Saturday, May 25, 2019

    Hotel reservations in Lebanon this summer will cross last year’s level and are likely to reach the highest since 2010 unless recent tensions in the region escalate, said Pierre Achkar, president of the Syndicate of Hotel Owners.   “If you …

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  • Brumadinho presents new projects in Brazil Tourism Ministry

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    In an audience with Brazil’s Minister of Tourism in Brasilia, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, Municipal Secretaries of Tourism and Culture, Marcos Paulo, and Environment, Daniel Freitas, both from Brumadinho (MG), presented proposals to improve the tourist structure and improve the local …

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  • Salvador hosts 39th Brazilian Congress of Tourism Guides

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    The 39th edition of the Brazilian Congress of Tourism Guides (CBGTUR) commenced on May 22, in Salvador (BA). The theme of the congress this year is “Tourism Guides Valuing Brazilian Ethnicities”.   Around 700 tour guides from all over Brazil …

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  • Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand is thinking of imposing a tourist levy

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand is thinking of imposing a tourist levy for improving local attractions and insurance coverage for foreign visitors. The ministry floated the initiative on Wednesday.   The ministry is in talks with Naresuan University …

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  • New tourist-only Eastern Express launched to boost railway tourism in Turkey

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    The new tourist-only Eastern Express, launched to uphold railway tourism in Turkey, will start its maiden journey from capital Ankara to the eastern province of Kars on May 29th.   The train will be inaugurated by Transport and Infrastructure Minister …

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  • VisitScotland New Boston to Edinburgh Delta Service Takes Off

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Delta Air Lines’ newest service is departing Edinburgh Airport on its maiden flight to Boston Logan International Airport. The flight, which will operate daily during the summer, complements Delta’s existing Edinburgh-New York-JFK service which will become year-round in 2019, and …

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  • Western Australia grants $1,082,500 funding to boost regional tourism

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    In order to help deliver events that inspire locals and encourage tourism, a funding boost totalling $1,082,500 has been received by regional communities throughout Western Australia.   A total of 68 events shared in the Regional Events Scheme (RES) funding …

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  • New documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s Irish visit

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    A French TV crew has been visiting Ireland, to create a new documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s visit to Ireland. They are here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   The crew has …

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  • Tourism Ireland welcomes new Ryanair flight from Toulouse to Dublin for winter 2019

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Ryanair of a new flight from Toulouse to Dublin, due to launch at the end of October. The new service will operate four times a week, helping to boost tourism from the important …

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  • Israel takes new tourism initiative to attract visitors

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Israel recorded 1.14 million overseas visitors in the first quarter of this year, up 14% from the corresponding period of 2018. With new travel friendly services initiated in the country, Israel is certainly set to welcome record millions by the …

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  • Religious tourism agreement signed in Timor-Leste

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Religious heads in Timor-Leste have decided to help in developing religious tourism with the objective of developing the local economy and people’s livelihoods while also help them to raise their faith.   The Southeast Asian nation has been depending immensely …

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  • Goa Tourism Department receives five bids for beach-cleaning project

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Goa tourism department has received five bids for a beach cleaning tender that was floated a while ago. Friday was the last day to receive bids.   The department which has been presently using the services of Drishti Lifesaving until …

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  • Tourism revenues boost Egyptian pound

    Published on : Friday, May 24, 2019

    Significant inflows in the tourism and energy sectors helped the Egyptian pound hit a two-year high on Thursday, bucking a downtrend among emerging market.   According to a Central Bank average of all bids and offers, the pound traded at …

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