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  • Swiss tourism gets a boost up from 12,000 Chinese guests

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Prospects for the long-suffering tourism sector of Switzerland are developing as it greets with an arm around 12,000 Chinese sales people on an incentive trip on May 2019. This was the single-biggest group of visitors in the country’s history.   …

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  • African tourism gets a new platform at Travel Indaba

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    The recently finished Africa Travel Indaba, the most popular tourism show of South Africa brought under one roof more than 6,500 delegates including 1,033 exhibitors and 1,502 buyers world over. Inaugurating the event at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention …

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  • Turkey targeting Indian wedding market to enhance tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Necip Fuat Ersoy, Managing Partner IMWF, said at the ongoing International MICE and Wedding Forum (IMWF) 2019 in the resort city of Antalya, India has become the primary origin market of international wedding tourism.   “The Indian weddings are a …

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  • Vietnam introduces tourism flights

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Bell, a Textron Inc. company, declared on May 13th that Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH North), a subsidiary of state-owned helicopter operator Vietnam Helicopter Corporation, has introduced helicopter tourism flights with the Bell 505 in Vietnam’s iconic Ha Long Bay …

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  • Border tourism blooms as apple pear flowers lure huge tourism numbers

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Dalia and her friends left their home in Russia’s Vladivostok, early morning to flock through a port to Ying’an township in northeast China’s border city of Hunchun.   They are among a growing number of Russian tourists going to Hunchun …

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  • Dakshin Kannada to launch small projects to boost tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Deputy Commissioner S. Sasikanth Senthil on Monday admitted that the district administration failed to promote tourism in a district rich with natural resources. He said it would launch five or six small projects to promote tourism immediately.   At a …

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  • Foreign visitors pour into Kalash Valley in huge numbers

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Visitors from Germany, France, Japan and other countries in the world continued to visit Kalash valley in huge rush to make the most of the three-day Chilimjusht or Joshi festival celebrations that will started today.   On the orders of …

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  • Chiang Mai tourist spot selected as Thai heritage, even though it’s Japanese-inspired

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Hinoki Land, a famous new tourist destination in Chiang Mai, has become notorious on social media after the Culture Ministry selected the Japanese-inspired site as one of the top 10 cultural destinations of Thailand.   Many people posted comments expressing …

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  • Lanka to launch mega tourism campaign in Thailand

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Tourism is gearing up to launch a mega promotional campaign in Thailand to attract tourists from short-haul markets due to the sharp decline in arrivals following the Easter Sunday terror attacks that claimed more than 250 …

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  • Virgin Australia & Tourism Western Australia launch new affordable airfare campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    In a bid to entice visitors from the east coast to visit Western Australia during the winter month, Western Australia government, through Tourism Western Australia has joined hands with Virgin Australia airline and launched a new affordable airfare campaign.   …

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  • Artisan village in Jamaica to increase local earnings

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Acording to Edmund Barlett, the minister of tourism for Jamaica the artisan village contructed at Hampden Wharf in Trelawny will help in the overall inclusive growth strategy to increase earnings among the local suppliers.     There will be 47 …

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  • Mega port project Galataport expects to welcome over 2 million cruise tourists to Istanbul

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Istanbul’s mega port project Galataport, which is now under construction, is expected to revive the cruise tourism of Turkey. The Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey forecast that Galataport will host around 500 cruise ships with an average of 4,000 …

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  • Zimbabwe tourism is in acute need of better connectivity

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Zimbabwe Tourism minister, Prisca Mupfumira lamented the poor connectivity to one of the country’s prime tourist destinations, Kariba.   While taking note of her obvious worry, we, however, also wish to remind her that it is not only Kariba that …

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  • Virgin Galactic announces new steps regarding offering thrill rides into space

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    British billionaire Richard Branson and his space-tourism company Virgin Galactic announced new steps on Friday regarding offering thrill rides into the low reaches of space for willing passengers. The company immediately started to move personnel and space vehicles from California …

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  • Malaysian government needs to take corrective measures to combat flattening tourist arrivals

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Tourist arrivals in Malaysia was flattening in the past few years and the government needs to take corrective measures to reverse this trend, according to Maybank Kim Eng’s regional head of institutional research Wong Chew Hann.   Wong said in …

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  • Thailand is now a major attraction for halal tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Thailand’s major revenue earner is tourism, and it has developed its tourism industry to cater for the multicultural tourists that are visiting now.   For most visitors, Thailand offers wonderful tropical weather, fascinating culture and history, picturesque countryside, stunning beaches …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism aiming to come back to normalcy

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    With Sri Lanka coming back to normalcy after the tragic events of Easter bombings that shook peace and prosperity in the island, Sri Lanka Tourism is hopeful of moving forward.   The tourism industry of the Island is preparing itself …

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  • The UAE has strategic tourism initiatives and innumerable attractions

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    With the help of strategic tourism initiatives and endless attractions, the UAE has strengthened its performance in terms of global tourism in a nice way. This has placed the UAE among the world’s top tourist destinations.   The country’s magnetic …

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  • Number of tourists visiting Morocco this year between January to March increased by 4.1%

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    As per latest figures from the Moroccan Tourism Observatory, the number of tourists visiting Morocco during the period between January and March 2019 went up by 4.1 percent, totalling 2.506 million tourists.   The number of Moroccan expatriates having visited …

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  • The best trends shaping the travel sector

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    The hospitality sector is continually developing and hoteliers must keep up with the speed by putting together technology to serve better the guests’ with their rising needs. So, what does the future look like for some of the players in …

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