TOURISM NEWS

Brazil cleans beaches before its tourism season starts

Months after thick oil began turning idyllic beaches in Brazil into “black carpets”, workers and volunteers wearing rubber gloves race against time to scrape off the remaining fragments ahead of the country’s peak tourism season.     Paiva, Itapuama and …

  • International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference opens

    Published on : Thursday, October 31, 2019

    On October 30th  in the Qianxinan of Guizhou Province the 2019 International Mountain Tourism and Outdoor Sports Conference kicked off. The two day event was attended by more than 1,200 guests from China, the United States, Britain, Hungary, South Korea, Thailand, Japan and other countries and regions. At …

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  • Chile unrest continues, tourism industry hit

    Published on : Wednesday, October 30, 2019

     The recent unrest in Chile will affect the tourism industry according to the officials. The president Sebastian Pinerato has pledged sweeping social and economic reforms after protests over a hike in metro fares spun out of control earlier this month. …

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  • New theme park in Phuket expects to welcome 2 million international tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Phuket will have a new tourist attraction next year, in the form of a theme park called Carnival Magic. The forthcoming tourist attraction, which will be located in Kamala (where Phuket FantaSea has been operating for 21 years), has been …

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  • Colin Montgomerie leads winners at World Golf Awards 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Golfing icon, Colin Montgomerie, scooped top honours at the World Golf Awards 2019. The Ryder Cup legend was named ‘Golf Course Designer of the Year’ at the golf tourism industry’s event of the year in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He was …

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  • Tourism Australia invites the world to come and live Australia’s Philausophy

    Published on : Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    The distinct and defining character of Australia and of Australians will be celebrated in a new campaign unveiled by Tourism Australia today, which will invite the world Down Under to experience first-hand the Australian way of life.   Key industry …

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  • Philausophy Campaign Applauded by Inbound Tourism industry

    Published on : Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) today welcomed Tourism Australia’s new international campaign which will bring a focus to Australia’s unique place in the international tourism marketplace. “While the global market for international tourism continues to grow, Australia also faces …

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  • Egypt Tourism Authority to sponsor visitor registration at WTM London 2019

    Published on : Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Egypt Tourism Authority has been confirmed as the sponsor for visitor registration at this year’s WTM London – the leading global event for the travel industry.   The partnership comes just days after the British government lifted the flight restriction …

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  • Colombia sees arrival of 380,000 cruise passengers

    Published on : Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Columbia sees the arrival of 35 cruise lines and the number of cruise ship arrivals keeps growing.   Colombia has competitive advantages for cruise lines, which include coasts in the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, a wide range of exotic …

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  • AES 2020 will focus on the use of renewable energy

    Published on : Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    The Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2020) will be held in Adelaide next May, bringing together local and global energy-storage innovators.  ‘Energy’ is one of the South Australian Government’s recognised economic drivers and a topic of significant global …

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  • Cyclone Kyarr to bring heavy rainfall in Kerela, shift directions to Oman coast

    Published on : Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Kyarr is the first Super Cyclonic storm in Arabian Sea in the past 12 years which is now moving west-northweastwards towards the Oman Coast.   Currently the system is lais near latitude …

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  • Madhya Pradesh Tourism showcasing wildlife to boost tourism

    Published on : Monday, October 28, 2019

    Madhya Pradesh Tourism will showcase the state’s rich wildlife offering to UK and international travellers during World Travel Market from 4-6 November 2019. This year, Madhya Pradesh’s Tourism Minister, Shri Surendra Singh Baghel, will be attending the London event. Mr …

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  • Barbados Tourism marketing chief steps down

    Published on : Monday, October 28, 2019

    William ‘Billy’ Griffith has tendered his resignation from the position of chief executive of Barbados Tourism Marketing which will be effective from December 31st.     The board of the organisation said it now had an opportunity to recruit a …

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  • Turkey attracted 2.7 million Russian tourists in the first half of 2019

    Published on : Monday, October 28, 2019

    Turkey attracts Russian tourists with its sea, sand, sun, unique bays, caves, canyons, waterfalls and extinct cities.   “Russian citizens love Turkey. It is not possible not to love Turkey,” Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Aleksei Erkhov told Anadolu Agency (AA) …

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  • Beijing focuses more on tourism and aviation industry

    Published on : Monday, October 28, 2019

    The global tourism industry players discussed the integration of aviation and tourism in Beijing. A total of 160 aviation and tourism business representatives from Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania gathered at the China Aviation and Tourism Forum to seek cooperation …

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  • To promote Kansas tourism, a conference was organized

    Published on : Saturday, October 26, 2019

    Representatives from communities all through Kansas have been in Sumner County this week to see the way tourism is marketed here, share ideas and utilize that information in their own local economies.   At the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, …

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  • For 2020, Tourism Trinidad has disclosed plan to increase visitor arrivals by seven per cent

    Published on : Saturday, October 26, 2019

    Tourism Trinidad has disclosed preparation to increase visitor arrivals by seven per cent over the impending financial year.   The island expects to welcome 380,000 international visitors in total over the forthcoming months, while attaining an average hotel occupancy rate …

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  • SA witnesses drop in international tourist number

    Published on : Saturday, October 26, 2019

    This came after recent statistics show that fewer foreign tourists were going to South Africa majorly because of security issues and stringent visa regulations.   “Little, if anything, has been done to deal with the perception that South Africans are …

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  • Visa requirement for Chinese and Indian tourists or businesspeople visiting Brazil to be dropped

    Published on : Saturday, October 26, 2019

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that the South American nation will drop its requirement for Chinese and Indian tourists or businesspeople visiting Brazil to obtain visas.   Bolsonaro, a far-right politician, came to power at the beginning of the year …

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  • Africa sees more money from domestic tourists

    Published on : Saturday, October 26, 2019

    It is a known fact that Africa’s tourism witnesses more money from local tourists. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), domestic tourism contributes 56 percent of Africa’s revenue from tourism. The other 44 percent comes from foreign …

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  • China is expanding its 144-hour visa-free transit policy to three additional ports of entry

    Published on : Saturday, October 26, 2019

    China is expanding its 144-hour visa-free transit policy to three additional ports of entry starting from December this year. After the change, eligible foreign visitors who turn up at a total of 27 ports of entry will be able to stay in the country without …

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