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In 2019, a total of about 1.74 million Chinese tourists visited Philippines!

In 2019, a total of about 1.74 million Chinese tourists visited Philippines, a 38.58 percent rise from the year before, data from the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) illustrated this on Monday.   Philippine Tourism Secretary, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat explained in …

  • In 2019, a total of about 1.74 million Chinese tourists visited Philippines!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    In 2019, a total of about 1.74 million Chinese tourists visited Philippines, a 38.58 percent rise from the year before, data from the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) illustrated this on Monday.   Philippine Tourism Secretary, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat explained in …

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  • Greece Welcomes UNWTO Support for Sustainable Tourism Growth

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    unwtoThe Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid a high-level visit to Greece to meet with the Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism and offer the United Nations’ specialized agency’s support as the country works to grow and diversify …

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  • Egyptian tourism showed its best at the last edition of the BIT

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    In Milan, Egyptian tourism has illustrated its best at the last edition of the BIT (Borsa Internazionale del Turismo) travel exhibition that concluded only recently, pretty strong-minded to bounce back to the levels that compete as a much liked destination …

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  • Mexican towns are defending tourism from rising severe crimes

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    In Mexico, some of the most preferred holiday destinations of the country are also the most hazardous hotspots in terms of crime. Towns like Acapulco, Los Cabos and Cancun, all are resisting against violent incidents including murder.   It’s a …

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  • In Mexico, income from overseas tourism increased by 1.5 percent!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The statistics has shown the rise of 1.5 percent over the same period during 2018. In the meantime, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) have explained that 94.8 percent, (2.1 billion US dollars), corresponded to international tourists, as …

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  • For South Carolina, tourism brings in $ 23.8 billion!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The tourism industry of South Carolina experienced yet another record-breaking year.   On Monday, during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Travel in Myrtle Beach, officials declared that in 2018, the tourism industry brought in $23.8 billion.   Also, South …

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  • In 2019, Russia welcomed 20 percent more visitors!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    In 2019, tourist arrivals to Russia have increased by almost 20.5%, as per the official figures presented on Monday by the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR)   In January-December 2019, over 5 million tourists visited Russia, as per ATOR’s …

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  • WTO keen on turning Greece a focal point of tourism education

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    For tourism professionals and investors, Greece is slowly becoming a focal point, as World Tourism Organization, Secretary-General, Zurab Pololikashvili declared on Monday during a visit to Athens that the formation of a tourism academy in Greece and a global forum on investing …

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  • Tribals protested about the new eco-tourism project in the Amrabad Tiger Reserve!

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The construction of the mega “ecotourism project” with a huge cantilevered glass bottomed walkway deep inside the Amrabad Tiger Reserve, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, being executed by the Tourism Department, seems to have turned into a nuisance for some of the scheduled …

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  • Accenture launches tourism innovation hub in Dubai

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The Middle East branch of Accenture, a tech-minded professional services firm in Dubai has recently introduced a new tourism innovation hub – the firm’s first such hub in the region. Planned as an immersive environment to highlight the recent emerging technologies, including …

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  • Business events in Brisbane deliver $351 million boost

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Australia’s Brisbane hosted more than 940 business events worth an estimated $351 million in economic impact in the 2018-19 financial year, recently released figures reveal. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the Queensland Business Events Survey showed the meetings, incentives, conference …

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  • Funds provided to help create tourism opportunities & bring new visitors to the area

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Tourism Wells Gray (TWG) will be profiting from couple of new funding from the provincial government targeted at assisting further development in tourism opportunities and attracting new visitors to the area.   The funding is for rural communities impacted by …

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  • Tourism film festivals playing a key role in discovering the world

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    It was about 4-years back that the legendary filmmaker of Indian cinemas, Mr. Yash Chopra’s statue was unveiled in Kurssaal Garden in Interlaken, canton Bern, Switzerland. It was a tribute to his extraordinary contribution in terms of popularizing the Alpine …

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  • To attract more tourists, Kottayam is all set to introduce paddy tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    As a relatively new tourism product, farm tourism is being developed in Kerala. Kerala, being an agricultural dominated state, has immense possibility for developing farm tourism in a major way without much investment. According to the recent reports, Kerala has 30.22 lakhs hectares of …

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  • Costa del Sol aims on Saudi as well as MICE travelers with the help of a roadshow

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Costa del Sol – Malaga in the south of Spain, is all geared up in focusing on the Saudi as well as MICE travelers with the help of a roadshow in Saudi Arabia that will have a tourism product presentation …

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  • US passengers from Japanese coronavirus hit ship fly home for further quarantine

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Two aircraft carrying hundreds of US citizens from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan have arrived in the US. One plane landed at a US Air Force base in California and the other in Texas. Passengers will be isolated at …

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  • Adobe picks Odisha Tourism digital project as case study

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Adobe Systems, the international software giant, has decided to highlight the digital transformation of Odisha Tourism as an insightful case study. The selection recognises the one of its kind implementation of the Adobe stack in the government sector.   Last …

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  • US, Canadian markets witness highest fall in visits to China

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    The detrimental impact on tourist arrivals in China is beyond dispute though not all markets show the same level of sensitivity in the face of the current crisis. The US and Canadian markets show a higher fall in demand than …

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  • Thai economy growth slips to 5-year low as virus hits tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Thailand’s economy grew at its weakest pace in five years in 2019, as exports and public investments slowed, and the impact from the coronavirus epidemic is set to pile more pressure on Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy this year. The trade-dependent …

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  • Iran and Azerbaijan holds professional conference in Tehran

    Published on : Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    On Saturday, Iran and Azerbaijan held a professional conference in Tehran, during which high-level tourism officials, hoteliers, airline directors, and chief tour operators looked at avenues to broaden tourism ties between the two neighbors.   Representatives from Iran’s Cultural Heritage, …

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