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Brisbane Tourism all set to launch 2031 Master Plan

Setting up a “globally recognised” brand for Brisbane and position its wider tourism sector has been outlined by a committee of more than 500 representatives all set to encourage visitors to stay longer and spend more in the city.   …

India emerges as the best performer among the top in global tourism in WEF report

In the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) Report 2019 published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), India has emerged as the best performer among the top in global tourism, going up from the 40th to the 34th position. Hence, India became …

Phillipa Harrison named as the new managing director of Tourism Australia

Phillipa Harrison has been named as the new managing director of Tourism Australia, in place of John O’ Sullivan who quit in May to head adventure tourism company Experience Co.   With this new role, Harrison has become the NTO’s first-ever female …

Portugal becomes first country to obtain the “Accessible Tourism Destination” award from the UNWTO

Portugal has become first country to obtain the “Accessible Tourism Destination” award from the UNWTO, which recognizes the effort in promoting accessibility.   The distinction was awarded during the 23rd General Assembly of the UNWTO, in St. Petersburg, Russia.   …

Azerbaijan steadily becoming the major tourist center of the region

Azerbaijan is coming up steadily as the major tourist center of the region. Year by year, more and more tourists from various countries are opting for Azerbaijan as their holiday destination.   Azerbaijan was visited by 361,000 people in August, …

  • July records highest foreign tourist spending post visa waiver in Brazil

    Published on : Sunday, September 1, 2019

    The first month after visa waiver for strategic countries (Australia, Canada, USA and Japan), announced by the Brazil government in June this year, saw a significant increase in foreign tourist spending in the country.   In July 2019, US $ …

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  • Brazil Tourism Ministry highlights tourism security at 3rd MICE forum

    Published on : Sunday, September 1, 2019

    Brazil The national secretary of Interinstitutional Integration of the Ministry of Tourism, Bob Santos, participated this Wednesday (August 28), in Balneário Camboriú (SC), the 3rd Forum of MICE Tourism Events and Business.   The event, which aims to consolidate Balneário …

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  • Brazil Tourism Ministry strives to propel cruise tourism, to construct 15 ports

    Published on : Sunday, September 1, 2019

    With the objective of expanding the port infrastructure for tourists in Brazil, Minister of Tourism, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, announced on Wednesday (August 28), during the 3rd CLIA Brazil 2019 Forum, that the BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development) …

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  • Florida cruise port gets $250 million transformation

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Florida cruise port is getting major transformation with new terminal, waterfront park, village, amphitheater, shops, restaurants, and more. The new port will also be able to handle up to eight cruise ships a day. Global Ports Holding signed a Heads …

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  • Royal Caribbean International initiated a massive pan-India roadshow

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    TIRUN Travel Marketing has initiated a massive pan-India roadshow to spread the word about the International cruise liner, Royal Caribbean International’s cruises to Singapore in 2019-2020. As a part of this journey, the roadshow recently held at Junkyard Café Delhi, …

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  • Philippines adds four new tourist sites

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed new laws declaring Mount Bulaylay in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija, Candon City Ecotourism Zone in Ilocos Sur, Santiago Cove in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, and Santa Maria in Ilocos Sur as new tourist destinations in the …

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  • Dr. Ralph Gonsalves requests tourism executives to help St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is requesting regional authorities to jointly manage the problems that could damage Caribbean tourism.   However, he also urged with the industry figures all over the region to support …

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  • By 2030, Taipei targets 20 million international visitors

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    By 2030, the government targets to have 20 million international visitors every year, Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) mentioned yesterday, emphasizing that the aim would be achieved by improving the Tourism Bureau and turn into the tourism …

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  • Karnataka gearing up to infuse fresh funds into tourism sector

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    The tourism sector in Karnataka is set to be revamped with the government planning to push factors like connectivity, hospitality and provision of basic amenities with an infusion of fresh funds.   Tourism minister CT Ravi said on Thursday that …

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  • Buenos Aires joins hands with UNWTO network of observatories

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    This recent INSTO member – the first in Argentina – attracts the total number of 27 observatories in the global network. Joining INSTO will assist the Tourism Observatory of Buenos Aires to monitor in a better way the environmental and …

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  • Fresh data reveal protests impacting HK tourism massively

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Data released on Friday highlighted how Hong Kong’s continuing anti-government protests are affecting the city’s tourism, hotel and retail sectors, adding to apprehensions that the economy is entering a recession.   The gloomiest figures emerged from retailers. Their total sales …

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  • Brexit directed ‘consumer concern’ impacting Irish tourism

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Tourism Ireland has stated that the current effect of Brexit-led “consumer concern” is creating an effect on the number of visitors to the country.   It said that visitor numbers have shown a “modest” increase for the initial seven months …

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  • In the middle of continued growth, tourism churns out $5 billion a day

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    In 2018, International tourist arrivals increased five percent, reaching the $1.4 billion mark two years before the long-term prediction.   The new statistics is part of the World Tourism Organization’s International Tourism Highlights, 2019 Edition. Also, the report said that …

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  • Increase in Chinese tourists turning the Philippines into a principal tourism destination

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    The increase of Chinese travelers is finally turning the Philippines into a key tourism destination in Southeast Asia.   In spite of its pristine beach resorts and colorful festivals, the Philippines dragged behind compared to its neighbors in the region. …

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  • Ladakh to get tourism office on World Tourism Day

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    On World Tourism Day, Ladakh will get to see a “dedicated office” which will work for boosting the tourism sector in the region. This was said by the Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel.   The move is aimed towards …

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  • Brand USA turning to a Chinese pop star for reviving Chinese tourists to the US

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    The number of Chinese tourists visiting the US went down during the current trade dispute between the two countries; hence, Brand USA is turning to a Chinese pop star in the hope of reversing the situation.   Jane Zhang, known …

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  • Odisha is expecting a tourist footfall of 2.4 crore in 2021

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Odisha is expecting a tourist footfall of 2.4 crore in 2021, said a top official of the state tourism department.   Odisha had received 1.5 crore tourists in 2018, said the official.   Odisha offers thrilling tourist spots across 19 …

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  • Too heavy tourism taxes can affect revenues

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Tourism experts all over have said that too heavy a tax on tourism can hurt revenues.   Taxes on tourism vary and are imposed for one or more reasons. Firstly, they are imposed to limit the number of tourists and thereby reduce a strain on countries’ resources and infrastructure. Secondly, …

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  • Vietnam stands the chances of overtourism

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Vietnam is definitely among the tourism destinations to watch closely, with the country moving forward to become a top tourism player in the Mekong Region.   There are positive signs of tourism success in Vietnam, although critics point a finger …

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  • Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.70 billion in July this year

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.70 billion in July this year, marking an increase of 2.4 percent compared to July last year, as per preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority(HTA). Hawaii Island continues to show positive …

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