TOURISM NEWS

  • More efforts needed from Lao tourist authorities to promote tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    The Lao tourist authorities need to do more to better promote tourism, such as by creating an official comprehensive website where all tourism-related information is available, Bernama News reported.   This should include tourist attractions, transportation, accommodation and related costs, …

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  • China-Asean tourism co-operation year kicks off in Manila, hailed by China

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    The opening ceremony of the China-Asean tourism co-operation year, which was held in Manila, the Philippines has been hailed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of …

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  • Foreign tourist arrivals to Laos drops for the first time in 2016

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    After several successive years of visitor growth, the number of foreign tourist arrivals to Laos dropped for the first time in 2016, the Tourism Development Department of the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism stated.   Laos registered average …

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  • Tourism Ireland goes green with St Patrick’s celebrations

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Some 267 iconic landmarks and sites in 44 countries around the world will be illuminated in green over the coming days – as part of Tourism Ireland’s 2017 Global Greening initiative to celebrate the island of Ireland and St Patrick. …

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  • Bilum becomes a trademark of PNG tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    As PNG focuses on forthcoming elections, world just celebrated International Women’s Day giving special importance to the womenfolk who may be a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and female colleagues. Women have been subjugated for centuries and somewhat identified as second …

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  • Pakistan tourism department gets online this year

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Joint venture projects between APP, Managing Director PTDC Chaudhary Abdul Ghafoor along with the heads of multinational investment company M/s Vega Modern Tourism Solutions has been talked about for the promotion of tourism. He also added that Vega will offer …

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  • Turkey plans new ways to get back on tourism track

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Although tourism is an integral part of Turkey’s economic health and strength, 2016 was a bad year for the country. Visits to the country were down by 30%. Visits to Turkey are still down due to a spate of terrorist …

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  • Tread lightly in New Zealand for International Day of Forests

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Tread lightly, breathe deeply, and gaze up at nature surrounded by the deep green of majestic native forests where getting to know an ancient giant is a quintessential New Zealand experience.   It seems only fitting to spend March 21 …

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  • Orizonte scores again with Lisbon Derby golf break

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Sports mad travellers from around Europe can again combine golf and football thanks to the return of ORIZONTE – Lisbon Golf’s successful ‘Derby & Golf Weekend’ package next month (April).   This is the fourth year running the popular deal …

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  • Atpi announces new network partner in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Leading travel management and events business, the ATPI Group is expanding its global portfolio with the appointment of GTS  – who have nine offices in Saudi Arabia – to its growing network.   GTS started operation in the Kingdom in …

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  • Rosetta Stone’s Revamped Flagship App is This Summers Must Have Travel Necessity

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    With the summer month’s right around the corner and vacation planning in full swing, I wanted to reach out and let you know that Rosetta Stone released new features for its flagship Learn Languages with Rosetta Stone program today. The …

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  • H&L Partners Wins Tourism Marketing Awards for Missouri Division of Tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    H&L Partners (H&L), an advertising agency with a focus on tourism marketing, was celebrated for its creative and innovative work with the Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT) and Explore St. Louis. On Feb. 21, H&L received 10 Adrian Awards (Adrians) …

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  • The path to productivity: instant data insights to empower travel agents

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    The travel industry is growing at a rapid pace, with new entrants using the latest technology as they try to disrupt traditional travel sellers. In order to stand out from a growing marketplace and keep ahead of the pack, travel …

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  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel to sponsor team in 2017 Race Across America

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today announces its sponsorship of Team Endeavour, a four-strong endurance cycling team taking part in the 34th Race Across America in June 2017. Team Endeavour is raising money for ECPAT International, a …

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  • The Philippines identifies 10 areas as tourism enterprise zones (TEZ)

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    With an approximate P1 trillion required in the next five years for achieving its goal of 12 million tourist arrivals and P4 trillion in revenues by 2022, the Philippine government, together with the private sector, is depending a lot on …

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  • Frankincense to boost tourism in Oman

    Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017

    With the beginning of harvest season for Salalah’s renowned frankincense groves, the tourist season for the Dhofar region is also set to start, which witnesses close to 1,000 visitors to the city every March. The main areas of attraction for …

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  • Vietnam witnessing steady growth in visitors from 2016

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Phạm Trung Lương, Associate Professor and former deputy director of the Institute for Tourism Development was recently interviewed by Bnews.vn on ways to turn tourism into an important economic sector. He was asked that what notable success Vietnam tourism sector …

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  • Thailand all set for long term growth in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    In 2016, Thailand’s travel and tourism sector grew by nearly 11% and is all set to be the world’s 10th fastest-growing country over the next decade at 6.5% per annum, as per a new report by the WTTC. In 2016, …

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  • Korean tourism trying to find ways to combat Chinese suspension of tour packages

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    The authorities in Beijing have directed all Chinese travel agencies to prevent the selling of tour packages to Korea two weeks ago. In the following week, Incheon International Airport, the main gateway of Korea witnessed a massive drop in passenger …

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  • Leitrim delegates visit New York yesterday

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    This Wednesday, representatives of Leitrim County Council met with the senior executives from Tourism Ireland in New York on St. Patrick’s Day. They were introduced and highlighted on the various aspects of the Tourism Ireland’s extensive promotional program for 2017 …

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