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  • Southland benefits with the rise of Antarctica tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    More and more tourists are showing preference on Antarctica, making Southland benefitted by the trend. Heritage Expeditions is organizing five consecutive trips on January and February from Bluff to Antarctica and Subantarctic Islands, one of the hidden gems to explore! …

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  • Chinese investors show their confidence in Australian Tourism!

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Australia’s Gold Coast had bewitched Qiaoling Huang, the chairman of Songcheng Group, one of China’s biggest theme park operators almost twenty years from now. To quote the chairman, “I often got lost walking around and I remember people were so …

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  • FITUR 2017: UNWTO with a focus on sustainability and tourism in Africa and in the MENA region

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The International Tourism Fair in Spain (FITUR), taking place on January 18-22 in Madrid, comprises a number of events organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Activities will have a special focus on sustainable tourism, including the official presentation of …

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  • VisitScotland: Hitting all the right notes

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Lauren Halkerston, Retail Assistant, Paula Farrer, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Retail Manager, Manuela Calchini, Regional Director at VisitScotland.   The official shop of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has struck all the right notes for quality under the national tourism …

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  • Business tourism comprise majority of visits to Zambia

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The figures for the 2015 Tourism Statistical Digest reveal interesting facts about the budding Zambian tourism sector. The UNWTO says that tourists traveling the world in 2015 reached to 1185 million, reflecting a 4.4% growth compared to 2014 with 1,134 …

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  • Dusit Thani Maldives wins Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Award

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Dusit Thani Maldives on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, the Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, was recently named ‘Favourite Hotel or Resort for Families’ in the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2016.   Operated by luxury travel …

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  • WTTC asks ASEAN nations to improve infrastructure

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The WTTC has urged ASEAN governments to ensure that they have the infrastructure for meeting demands from the ASEAN region and China. David Scowsill, President and CEO of the WTTC said that Southeast Asia is one of the top performers …

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  • Chippenham – a bustling market town with a huge amount to offer visitors to Wiltshire!

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Chippenham is a bustling market town with a huge amount to offer visitors. Its location and connection makes it a perfect base for visitors to explore Wiltshire.   Chippenham is a large town with over 45,000 residents and it has …

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  • FITUR GAY (LGBT) will announce MADRID WORLD PRIDE 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Over 5 days, FITUR GAY (LGBT), in its seventh edition, will fire the starting shot for the staging of MADRID WORLD PRIDE 2017 with the unconditional support of various institutions. Public and private bodies come together for the largest worldwide …

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  • Slide The Square To Beat The Heat This Summer

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    From today, tourists and locals alike visiting Melbourne’s Federation Square will be able to beat the heat of summer by enjoying a giant inflatable water slide, running 75 metres. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis today launched …

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  • Survey: Aussie Summer Getaways To Boom With January Surge

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Nearly 70 per cent of Australians will be taking a break over the summer months with three in ten people (30 per cent) packing their bags in January for a much deserved holiday, according to a national poll commissioned by …

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  • Asia’s largest toys fair to open in Hong Kong

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The 43rd HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, the eighth HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and the 17th Hong Kong International Stationery Fair are set to open at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on the …

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  • Ireland Tourism rides high on publicity of BBC soap

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Ireland Tourism is riding on publicity blitz for capitalizing on the millions of soap fans in Britain who will tune in for the latest twists in Redwater’, which centres on Albert Square favourites Kat and Alfie Moon, which was shot …

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  • Australian tourism and travel expected to grow by 2030

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The travel and tourism sector in Australia is expected to grow strongly, assisting Australia’s exports in the next 15 years. As predicted by HSBC Bank, this growth will be partly fuelled by a rise in real incomes in East Asia, …

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  • Thaw in US ties boosts Cuban tourism by 13%

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Cuban tourism has achieved beyond its goals for 2016 as about four million tourists from different countries have visited the country. According to Cuban Tourism Officials, the influx of foreign tourists by the millions has broken previous tourism records. The …

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  • Kenya hoteliers bank on conferences to promote tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The Kenyan tourism industry is depending on conferences and domestic tourists to promote the sector after the end of the festive season.   Hotels in Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Lamu counties cashed in on roaring business as many Kenyans flocked …

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  • Nepal Tourism Board will launch Europe tourism campaign

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has announced a campaign for improving arrivals from Europe by 30 to 40%. The NTB has launched a promotional drive named Visit Nepal-Europe 2017 amid the celebration of its 18th anniversary and said that this …

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  • Warwickshire tourism set for a record tourist invasion this year

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Warwickshire is all set for a tourist influx this year, worth up to £15million to the local economy. The county has worth visiting attractions all over like Warwick Castle, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the recently-opened Rugby World Hall of …

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  • Seychelles Minister eyes UNWTO Secretary-General post

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Alain St. Ange, Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine has resigned. He is a potential strong candidate for the position of UNWTO Secretary-General, as the term of Dr. Taleb Rifai as the current Secretary-General comes to an …

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  • Moroccan tourism revenues increase by end of 2016

    Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    By the end of November 2016, Moroccan tourism revenues reached MAD 59.4 billion, making Morocco “the top African country attracting tourists.” This was confirmed by Abderrafie Zouitene, Director of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT).   Zouitene said, “Before that …

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