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  • Fifteen Reasons Why You Should Head To New Zealand In 2019

    Published on : Monday, January 14, 2019

    It’s always the perfect time to visit New Zealand. Here are 15 extra reasons why you should visit in 2019. 1. Rocket land The first astronauts to land on the Moon in 1969 may have been American, but 50 years …

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  • Hawaii tourism industry keeps Pearl Harbor centre open

    Published on : Monday, January 14, 2019

    The tour companies in Hawaii, hotels and airlines are pitching in more than $50,000 to keep the USS Arizona Memorial visitors’ centre open during the federal government shutdown.     The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the money will keep the National …

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  • Grenada achieves historic milestone with well over 500,000 visitor arrivals in 2018

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean achieved a historic milestone in 2018 welcoming more than half a million visitors to the destination’s shores. Spread across key niche markets, the combined cruise, yachting and stay over arrivals for 2018 was …

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  • King Salman Unveils Major Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has inaugurated the Sustainable Agricultural Rural Development Program2018-2025, supporting the Kingdom’s food security initiative.   The program targets eight sectors including smallholdings and traditional agriculture; production, processing and marketing of Arabic coffee; beekeeping …

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  • Record 57.6 million tourist visit Chicago in 2018

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Chicago welcomed record-breaking 57.6 million visitors in 2018, including both business and pleasure, as per the city’s new tourism numbers. Mayor Rahm Emanuel attributes attractions like Art on the Mart for the record growth in tourism. It shows a 4.3 …

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  • KERALA named as the ‘Most Welcoming Place in India’

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel platforms, today revealed the top 10 most welcoming places in India according to its 2018 Guest Review Awards survey data. Kerala has topped the list in India as one of the ‘Most …

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  • New ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ movie offers great scope for Scottish tourism

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    The new Mary Queen of Scots movie offers great opportunity for Scotland’s tourism sector.   Cultural Secretary Fiona Hyslop said that she is “delighted” with the film, with Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots and Margot Robbie as her …

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  • Spain beats US to second most preferred tourist destination spot

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Last year Spain overtook the United States and became the world’s second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said while on a visit to Italy.   Speaking late on Wednesday, Rajoy said 82 million people visited …

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  • Global luxury safari tourism market is seeing a steady increase

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    HTF MI released a new market study on Global Luxury Safari Tourism Market with more than 100 market data Tables, Pie Chat, Graphs & Figures and easy to understand detailed analysis. Currently, the market is seeing its presence increase. The …

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  • TTF to be held in Thailand on 21st January

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    The Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) will return for its eighth edition on 21 January 2019, focusing on the “mega-projects” happening in Bangkok and throughout Thailand.   The event has the theme “Managing Tourism – Ensuring Great Experiences and Sustainable Outcomes,” …

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  • Indian film tourism has potential to generate $3 billion by 2022, says EY

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Cinema today plays a significant role in an Indian’s life and in some form or the other influences their decision making. Based on this fact Film tourism has developed as a concept. Like the desire of an individual to wear …

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  • Zimbabwe might lose out on global tourism scale due to price hike

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    Although Zimbabwe has seen an increase in tourist arrivals in recent years, it stands chance of losing out on the global tourism scale due to rising costs, and sector players even warned that this could deter potential visitors.   Zimbabwean …

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  • Outbound travel in Asia expected to grow by 6% this year

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    It is expected that outbound travelling in Asia will grow by 6 percent this year, which is equivalent to the global average, according to World Travel Monitor report. Major destinations include Southeast Asian nations such as Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia …

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  • Africa sees increase in international tourist arrivals in 2017

    Published on : Saturday, January 12, 2019

    In 2017, Africa saw a 63 million rise in international tourist arrivals, as compared to 58 M in 2016, as per a Hospitality Report published in December 2018. However, compared to her counterparts, Africa’s share of international tourist arrivals was …

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  • In 2018, Grenada was recorded with 500,000 visitors!

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Grenada attained historic milestone last year greeting more than half a million visitors to the shores of the destination.   Spread across all the niche markets, the combined cruise, yachting and stay over arrivals for 2018 was around 528,077 representing …

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  • Zimbabwe witnesses 4% increase in tourist arrivals last year

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Zimbabwe saw tourist arrivals increase to 4% in the nine months to September 2018 to 1.8 million from 1.7 million in the same period the previous year.   There was also a 6% increase in hotel occupancies across the country. …

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  • Spain aiming to catch up with Europe’s luxury market leaders

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Spain is interested in catching up with Europe’s luxury market leaders.   In 2017, Spain’s luxury sector witnessed sales of €9.2 billion, compared to €29 billion in Italy and €27 billion in France. Experts believe that this figure will rise …

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  • Last year, Nepal welcomed record tourists!

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    In 2018, tourist arrivals in Nepal topped one million for the first time. This got boosted up by increased visitors from countries like India, China, the U.S., Sri Lanka and the U.K.   The Himalayan nation witnessed the number of …

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  • This year, TTC sees overall growth for Egypt, Greece & USA!

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, the upper premium and luxury tour brands of The Travel Corporation, are considering the Egypt travel market development from recovery to boom, or at least to boomlet, with further results impending as 2019 roars into …

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  • VisitScotland: Out with the old, in with the new (year)

    Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

    Two LGBTQ+ influencers – with a collective social media following of almost 142,700 – experienced the unique spectacle of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay as part of an exciting project with VisitScotland and the Scottish Government, to promote Scotland’s winter festivals.   Whitney …

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