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255 million Americans to see Ireland on national TV across the United States

Tourism Ireland will launch its first national TV campaign in the United States in over seven years. Today (Monday, 16 January) sees the beginning of a month-long TV campaign which will reach an estimated 255 million potential American holidaymakers.   …

  • 255 million Americans to see Ireland on national TV across the United States

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Tourism Ireland will launch its first national TV campaign in the United States in over seven years. Today (Monday, 16 January) sees the beginning of a month-long TV campaign which will reach an estimated 255 million potential American holidaymakers.   …

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  • Cologne – part of the #urbanana family of cities

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Cologne Tourist Board will today be presenting the new urban tourism project, #urbanana, at a roadshow with its partners Tourismus NRW, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr Metropolis. As the “Passagen” Interior Design Week kicks off, representatives of the tourism and creative …

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  • Cuba’s Chinese community launch celebrations to welcome arrival of New Lunar Year

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Marking the arrival of the New Lunar Year, the Chinese community in Cuba’s capital Havana this weekend launched celebrations. The New Lunar year falls on January 28.   Havana’s Chinatown, one of the oldest in Latin America, on Saturday hosted …

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  • Nepal needs a tourism improvement for attracting more tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Due to 2015’s devastating earthquake and crippling trade embargo, Nepal’s tourism sector suffered a huge setback. Tourist arrivals dropped considerably that year with only 538,970 foreigners visiting the country. But last year, the sector saw an upscale with foreign tourists …

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  • Melbourne sport tourism drives economic growth for Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, January 17, 2017

     The measurement of the sport sector’s economic contribution to the broader Australian economy is multi-layered. Melbourne attracts more sporting events than anywhere else in Australia.   Those visiting Melbourne are more likely to watch a sporting event during their stay …

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  • New tourism campaign for Lafourche Parish

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Lafourche Parish has launched its new tourism brand name and hopes that the world will soon come to know it as “Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou” and check it out. The new tourism campaign was launched by the Bayou Lafourche Area Convention …

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  • Myanmar turns Thitgatoeaing Elephant Camp into conservation camp to woo tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    In an attempt to attract more tourists, Myanmar has turned the Thitgatoeaing Elephant Camp into an elephant conservation camp, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported. The Elephant Camp loacted in in Pathein-South, Myanmar’s Ayayawaddy region.   Among the …

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  • Zimbabwe’s Tourism backed by AU Commission for UNWTO Secretary General post

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Dr Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, has been formally endorsed by the African Union (AU) Commission as the continent’s candidate for the post of United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General. The AU opines that he has …

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  • Tourism Malaysia to shut down four of its offices abroad

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Following discontinuation of Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) flights to the cities of the countries involved, at least four Tourism Malaysia offices abroad will be closed this year.   The offices are based in New York, United States; Perth, Australia; Stockholm, …

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  • Belarus keen on promoting its tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Belarus, a country long known for chilly winters, and famously dubbed as the “last dictatorship” in Europe, and former Soviet republic where the KGB is still known as KGB, is thinking astutely in terms of tourism. It’s a country where …

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  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Julian Walker to head up corporate communications

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, today announces the appointment of Julian Walker as Head of Market Communications and PR. Based in London, and reporting into the Strategy and Commerce organization, Julian will have responsibility for market …

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  • Conference on tourism technology in Kochi

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    At the second edition of the international conference on tourism technology scheduled to be held in June in Kochi, increasing significance of technology in tourism industry will be discussed. The three-day event will be organized at the Hotel Le Meridien …

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  • Dr. Mzembi faces stiff competition from other contenders

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    For the impending UNWTO Secretary-General’s post slated for May this year, there are five more candidates joining Zimbabwe’s Dr. Walter Mzembi’s line of contest. He will now have to contest with Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili of Georgia, Marcio Favilla Lucca de …

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  • International conference on sustainable tourism in Jamaica

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The UNWTO is celebrating 2017 as the year of sustainable tourism. Jamaica will be hosting a major event on this programme – the International Conference on Sustainable Tourism. This event will take place between November 27 and 29 in Montego …

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  • VisitScotland: Harray’s Four Stars

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    A secluded bothy, perched on the edge of Harray Loch on Orkney, has been awarded four stars by VisitScotland.   Renovated from a traditional stone built croft house, Harray’s Little Bothy, was awarded the Four Star Quality Assurance (QA) Award …

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  • Largest Incentive Group ever in Port Stephens – Amway China Leadership Group 2017

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Port Stephens, has a reputation as one of the must do incentive group activities while visiting NSW. Moonshadow – TQC Cruises have just reached a major milestone with our first group of delegates attending the Amway China Leadership Seminar in …

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  • Cuba diversifying tourism products, focusing on adventure tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Diversifying its tourism products, Cuba is focusing on adventure tourism and has developed recreational modality Canopy to increase its offers of active vacations in this achipelago, according to reports of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur).   An island where the …

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  • Peru: Cajamarca’s carnival to attract over 10,000 tourists

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Northern Cajamarca region is all set to host its traditional carnival which is expected to attract over 10,000 domestic and foreign tourists. The carnival will be held from January 18 to March 1.   Cajamarca Regional Chamber of Tourism (Caretur) …

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  • Brunei hopeful of achieving target of 450,000 tourists by 2020

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    Brunei is hopeful of achieving the annual target of 450,000 visitor arrivals by air by 2020 from 218,000 in 2015 owing to the eased visa requirements for visitors from a number of countries, China’s Xinhua news agency reported Haji Ali, …

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  • Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association asks for extension of visa waiver

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    An existing visa waiver for citizens of five Western European countries (UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy) might be extended as the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association has sought the continuation of this visa. The Association has also asked …

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