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Storm Dennis: Heavy rain and winds batter in U.K.; hundred evacuated and thousand homes flooded

Storm Dennis forced hundreds of U.K. residents to evacuate their homes and disrupted railways and roads across the country as the experts warned flooding could continue for another three days. The Environment Agency in United Kingdom issued a record number …

  • Lemon Tree Hotels announces their international debut in Dubai

    Published on : Saturday, December 21, 2019

    Lemon Tree Hotels Limited, through its management subsidiary Carnation Hotels Pvt. Ltd., announced the international debut of the company, with the launch of the first Lemon Tree Hotel in Dubai. Lemon Tree Hotels Limited is India’s largest hotel chain in …

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  • Tourism hot-spot Puffing Billy Railway undergoes huge renovation to regenerate tourism

    Published on : Saturday, December 21, 2019

    The work has started on a major development for much-loved tourism icon Puffing Billy Railway – the Lakeside Discovery Centre at Emerald. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing were at …

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  • ITB Berlin and IPK International: Germany’s outbound trips increases

    Published on : Saturday, December 21, 2019

    Despite Germany’s already high volume in outbound trips, the figures have grown by a further two per cent. Following a slump in recent years, trips from Germany to Turkey recorded double-digit growth. According to the latest findings of the World …

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  • Thailand welcome its 38.26 millionth tourist to the Kingdom

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

    Thailand welcomed its 38.26 millionth tourist to the Kingdom today, a record high for the country that surpasses last year’s 38.17 million arrivals. Travelling from Mumbai, India, Miss Devanshi Deepak Kesaria along with three friends arrived on Spice Jet flight …

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  • Philippines expects to attract 4 million Chinese tourists per year

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

     The Tourism Department of Philippines hopes that the country can attract nearly 4 million Chinese tourists per year by the end of 2022, a Philippine tourism official said Friday, stressing the government is stepping up efforts to lure more Chinese …

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  • East Nusa Tenggara develops mobile applications to promote tourism

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

    East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provincial administration has taken a resolution to boost the local tourism industry as it is now in the process of developing digital platforms aiming to bolster efforts to promote tourism.  In cooperation with the Institute of …

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  • Assam tourism deeply affected due to CAA protest

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

    The tourism industry in Assam is taking a huge hit right now as violent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests by various organizations against the controversial act continue. According to the Assam’s tourism department, Assam is facing a huge loss over …

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  • Saudi Arabia earned $270 million from its successful event, Riyadh Season

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

    The biggest entertainment event in Saudi Arabia till date, “Riyadh Season”, has seen a grand success. This festival welcomed more than 5 million visitors in its first three weeks alone. After that this event was extended beyond its two-month schedule, …

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  • Princess Cruises adds second renewal of Vows Cruise

    Published on : Friday, December 20, 2019

    Due to popular demand, Princess Cruises, the international premium cruise line known for its legacy of romance, announced a second Valentine’s Day (West Coast) cruise departing from Los Angeles to Mexico, to break the Guinness World Records title for the …

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  • CLIA: 32 million passengers set to cruise in 2020

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2020 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report. The report found that cruising had an increased worldwide economic impact in 2018, sustaining 1.18 million jobs. This equated to US$50.2 billion in wages …

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  • Jerusalem’s Old City gets $57 million cable cars and pylons to promote tourism

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    The ramparts of ochre stone stand out against the sky, framed by hilltop buildings and olive trees — but the view of Jerusalem’s Old City could soon include cable cars and pylons. Israel has approved a project to ferry visitors …

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  • Visa waiver for Chinese tourists considered by South African executives

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    In order to improve the tourism sector, South Africa should consider a visa waiver program for Chinese nationals as the country’s tourism guru.       The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa said that they …

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  • Maldives launched online tourism campaign

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has launched a six-month online campaign with TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel platform.   The campaign consists of an inspiring and influential digital TripAdvisor profile for the Maldives and will further promote the …

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  • Big data boosts winter tourism in China

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    At Mount Fanjing a meteorological big data system has been installed which is a world heritage site in southwest China’s Guizhou Province.   More than over 4 million yuan was invested by the weather bureau of the city of Tongren …

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  • Marshall Lancaster appointed as new Chief Information Officer for Princess Cruises

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Marshall Lancaster has been appointed as chief information officer for the professional services division supporting Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises Australia and Carnival Australia. In this role, Marshall will oversee the entire information technology portfolio for these …

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  • AIG Travel partners with GeoSure for real time safety

    Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2019

    The AIG Travel Assistance App has been upgraded with a significant new feature through a partnership with GeoSure, developer of the most granular, real-time safety measurement platform available. The app, available for both iOS and Android, now provides business travelers …

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  • Australia: Country endures hottest day ever recorded around 40.9 degree Celsius

    Published on : Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Australia is now experiencing hottest day, as hundreds of violent bushfires continue to rage across the country. The Bureau of Meteorology in Australia data shows that the temperatures hit a surprising new high of 40.9 degree Celsius on average on …

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  • Israel boosts with tourism with Christmas market

    Published on : Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Beyond the connection that Israel has to the birth of Christianity, Israel is one of the most beautiful places in the world to celebrate Christmas. The Israel Ministry of Tourism invests a great deal of resources to make this an …

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  • Bagan promotes more national and international tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, December 18, 2019

     Look at any travel story or poster promoting tourism in Myanmar and chances are it will feature one of two iconic images – the shimmering golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda, or a hot-air balloon drifting celestially over the ancient temples …

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  • Tourist Advice : Elephant rides considered ‘Unacceptable’

    Published on : Wednesday, December 18, 2019

     UK’s largest association has now labelled direct contact between tourists and elephants which also includes riding and bathing them as ‘unaccpetable’.     The Animal Welfare Guidelines has been update by Abta which remains applicable to all member tour operators …

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