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Turkey expects 10% jump in tourism numbers, revenue this year

Turkey is expected to wrap up 2019 with an over 10 per cent rise in both the number of tourists and revenue from tourism, media sources reported citing tourism professionals.   Tourists visiting the country surged by 11.3 per cent …

Thai tourism seems to decline amidst conflicting claims

The new Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports said tourism in Thailand is up by nearly one per cent (0.89 per cent to be exact) in June this year compared to last year. But as ministers bicker over the numbers …

Union govt to develop tourism facilities at Udhampur’s Panchari

In an effort to boost the tourism sector and generate employment opportunities in Panchari, a small hill station located 40 kilometres away from Udhampur, the Central Government is building infrastructure under Prime Minister’s Development Package.   In November 2015, Prime …

Mastercard emphasizes continued growth of Chinese tourism

The USA tops the chart as both Top Destination Cities by Origin and Top Destinations by Origin, with China occupying the second place on both counts.   Rounding out the top ten of each list (in descending order) are Germany, …

Kish tourism to get a major boost up from Turkish investment

The interest of Turkish investors in Iran, whose financial system is experiencing a rough phase because of US sanctions, is growing.   By now the country attracted Turkish investments in different manufacturing subsectors. Also, the country is providing profitable opportunities …

  • Gulf visitors are choosing Turkey in spite of GCC crisis

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Mahmoud al-Abbasi looks absolutely cool and relaxed as he looks at the charming lake in Uzungol. He is a visitor from the Saudi city of Medina. This beautiful lake is based 100kms southeast of Trabzon, facing the mountain village.   …

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  • Mantra chief executive to lead Tourism Australia

    Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    This week, Mr. Bob East, the Mantra chief executive will be declared as the new chairman of Tourism Australia, with Steve Ciobo, the federal Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister trying to fill the vacant position with a fellow Gold Coaster. …

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  • KJ Alphons Takes Charge of Indian Tourism Ministry

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    India’s Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons took charge of his Ministry on Monday and said the new assignment was a “big responsibility”.   A day after taking oath as MoS with independent charge, Alphons said, “There is a …

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  • Shri Alphons Kannanthanam Assumes Charge of Office of Minister Of State (I/C) for Tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Shri Alphons Kannanthanam assumes charge the office of Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism here today. He is a retired IAS officer of 1979 batch (Kerala cadre). He was in Time Magazine’s list of 100 Young Global Leaders. He pioneered …

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  • Gauteng wins bid to host Meetings Africa until 2022

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Gauteng is the successful bidder to host South African Tourism’s strategic business events trade show, Meetings Africa, for the next five years following a comprehensive bidding process. The decision means that Meetings Africa will be hosted by Gauteng Tourism Authority …

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  • Rio Tourism is down by 50 percent this year

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    The 2017 Carnival which took place few days back succeeded in attracting 1.1 million tourists and earned R$3 billion revenue. Besides, roughly 94 percent of the overseas tourists were surveyed at the time of the event. Many of them said …

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  • NYC & Company and Cape Town Tourism collaborate on a City-to-City partnership

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Of late, NYC & Company, official destination marketing organization of the city on August 23rd collaborated with Cape Town Tourism to sign a city-to-city partnership, a first-ever joint venture to promote tourism between New York City and Cape Town.   …

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  • China to host the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    A high-level debate on tourism and the SDGs, a special session on smart tourism, the celebrations of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, the conversion of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics into an international Convention and …

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  • Mayor of London launches ‘London’s Autumn Season’

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London got into a partnership with visitlondon.com to promote the cultural life of London and enhance the capital’s status as a world class tourist destination.   ‘London’s Autumn Season’ was launched at the Natural History Museum …

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  • Chinese tourists decline sharply in Hurghada, Egypt

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Hurghada witnessed a sharp decline in Chinese tourists in the month of July and August.     Hurghada is a city in Egypt, with major tourism opportunity owing to the dramatic landscape and the sea beaches of the Red Sea. …

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  • Five Talinchan floating markets promoted to tourists

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    As many as five floating markets would be promoted by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration in Talingchan district of Bangkok as popular tourist attractions, as per Chakkaphan Phiewngam, who is the BMA deputy governor, who said this on Monday.   He …

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  • South America- A continent of all the natural wonders

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Studded with Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforests, historic ruins and beautiful white beaches, South America is a traveller’s delight, and a love story that will start right from the time you first set eyes on it. While a vast, exciting and …

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  • Israel to begin the construction of Gospel Trail Tourist Cable Car

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    The Cabinet Ministry of Israel approved the construction of Gospel Trail tourist cable car between Nazareth Illit and the lower slopes of Mount Tabor to attract more religious tourists for a ride.     The project of Gospel Trail tourist …

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  • Southern Downs Regional Council counters tourism decline by launching video

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    The Southern Downs Regional Council took the initiative of releasing a new tourism video to counter the traditional decline in the number of tourist visitors to the region during spring time.     The theme of the video has highlighted …

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  • Vietnam sees highest travel growth amongst Asian destinations

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    According to the latest report released by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Vietnam has been ranked as the Asian region in terms of strongest travel growth since the beginning of 2017 and sixth out of ten countries around the world …

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  • Kerala Tourism declares special tour packages for Onam

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Kerala Tourism Department is on its way to welcome more tourists during the Onam festival this year thanks to some special packages it has introduced as well as programs under its initiative of ‘Responsible Tourism’ (RT).   Termed as ‘Nattinpurangalil …

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  • Australian Education Minister vows to curb the orphanage tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Australian Education minister, Simon Birmingham, will cut off the support of the orphanages from Australian schools and universities, which are responsible for the widespread exploitation and the abuses in the name of orphan tourism.     The child rights groups, …

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  • Osaka of Kansai region, Japan receives high record of tourists’ congregation

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Osaka, a city in Kansai region of Japan is popular for the nightlife, street food and the modern architecture, receives the highest number of tourist’s gathering than the other important cities of Japan.     According to the published data …

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  • Worst wildfire in history calls Los Angeles in state of emergency

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Los Angeles has declared a state of emergency following the major blaze from what is described as the worst wildfires in the city’s history.     Hundreds of homes have been evacuated around the Glendale and Burbank suburbs.  Covering about …

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  • Nova Scotia reports more growth in tourist arrivals this year

    Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

    Tourism operators in Nova Scotia have reported a prosperous year in terms of visitor arrivals.   As per the recent findings of the provincial tourism department as well as the anecdotal reports of tour operators and inn owners, this region …

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