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  • Religious tourism in Saudi Arabia expected to increase 30%

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    In Saudi Arabia, Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services has recently seen growth in the country’s tourism sector during the Umrah season.   This was evident from the occupancy rates …

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  • Domestic tourism spending manifolds in Russia

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Following a long and turbulent previous year in the travel industry, Russia is looking towards 2017 with a hope for better tomorrow. In 2016, international travel expenses decreased by 24% and domestic tourism spending increased by a staggering 88%. Russians …

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  • Climate change is affecting tourism in a big way!

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Climate change is a rising concern for the tourism industry. Since tourism relies on a stable climate, a slight change in climate can incur major losses. Extreme weather has the ability to wreck havoc on travel industry.   We still …

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  • Qatar tourism expected to increase $7.2 billion by 2025

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    As Qatar looks to capitalize on a growth in tourism numbers and estimated revenues, Crystal Lagoons, the multinational water innovation company and developer of the “world’s top amenity”, has held a series of meetings with prominent Qatari real estate developers. …

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  • 2017 declared the year of sustainable tourism

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    2017 has been declared the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development for creating awareness about the importance of promoting tourism responsibly. The official inauguration of the Year of Sustainable Tourism will be held in Madrid on January 18.   …

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  • Entrepreneurs seek to revive iconic People to People travel brand

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Mike Clark’s ECE Travel and Robin Deisenhammer’s PDM Tourism Group are on a mission to reenergise the People to People student travel brand by creating new, unique cultural and interpersonal travel experiences. Earlier this year, their joint venture, ECE International, …

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  • VisitScotland: Wildlife trail generates millions for economy

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    People visiting Dumfries and Galloway to see the region’s red kites have contributed over £8.2m to the local economy, a new report has found.   These birds of prey were re-introduced to an area north of Castle Douglas from 2001 …

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  • Exclusive ultra-luxury penthouse opens on Queenstown waterfront

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    New Zealand’s newest ultra-luxury holiday penthouse is open for business and bookings are already coming in.   The Penthouse is the NZ$10,000 per night prize jewel in an exclusive new waterfront development at Eichardt’s Private Hotel in Queenstown.   An …

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  • Five Nights Exploring The Wonders of Our Island Continent Just The Ticket For an Aussie Getaway

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    More than three quarters (78 per cent) of Australians taking a well-deserved break over the summer season will spend an average of five nights away on holiday, with one in five spending more than $2000 on the trip according to …

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  • Europe recoils back as favourite holiday destination for Chinese travellers

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    One of the year’s busiest travel periods for the world’s travel market is during Chinese New Year and it is expected to witness a stronger holiday season compared to the last year.     The Europe travel industry was terribly …

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  • Snowless Alps taking away ski adventure travellers

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    More than thousand of holiday makers are facing the chance of a ruined skiing holiday at the French Alps due to a drought of snow and rain.   The snow cannons will apparently be switched off at more than 50 …

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  • Travel Expert Selects JacTravel

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Travel Expert, the publicly quoted and the largest travel agent in Hong Kong with over 60 retail branches and 700 staff, has signed an agreement with JacTravel, the UK-based B2B travel wholesaler, best-known for hotels online and European inbound travel …

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  • Istanbul sees major decline in tourist arrival in 2016

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    The percentage of foreign tourists travelling to Istanbul has seen a major drop of 25.9 percent as compared to the previous year as reported by the Istanbul Culture and Tourism Directorate. The decline in the tourist arrivals in December 2016 …

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  • Top 6 places to enjoy Chinese New Year in Indonesia

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    With a large population of Chinese descent -most of whom have lived here for generations, the Chinese culture and traditions have taken root deeply in various parts of the Indonesian Archipelago. For that reason, Chinese New Year- here known as …

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  • Mayor Emanuel And Choose Chicago Announce Record Tourism In 2016

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and David Whitaker, President & CEO of Choose Chicago, today announced that visitors to Chicago in 2016 reached 54.1 million – a new record and 2.9 percent increase over the previous year’s record performance. The increase of …

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  • Scottsdale tourism continues to grow and create milestones

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Scottsdale had 5,000 total hotel rooms with bed tax collections thirty years back. At that point of time, Scottsdale tourism was a four-member team, working to enhance the tourism industry of the region. Today, Scottsdale has 14,000 hotel rooms and …

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  • Costa Rica will have more visitors in less than two decades

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Ending 2016 with almost three million visitors, in less than two decades, Costa Rica will have tripled the number of tourist arrivals. Statistics say that up to last September, the number of arrivals reached 2.25 million, a 12.46% increase over …

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  • Tourism worldwide getting affected by climate change

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Compared to other industries, tourism relies on stable climate, whether it is attracting customers to beautiful lakes, bountiful beaches or majestic mountains. But scientific studies show that climate change is causing unpredictable variations in weather conditions and adversely affecting tourism. …

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  • Industrial tourism getting popular in China

    Published on : Saturday, January 7, 2017

    In recent years, industrial tourism has gained quite a lot in popularity and is received well by everyone and is different from traditional tourism. People’s demand for industrial tourism is also increasing in demand. Li Jinzao, director of the National …

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  • Malaysia: Sabah state witnesses double digit growth in Taiwanese tourists

    Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017

    The Sabah state has witnessed double digit growth in Taiwanese tourists to the region, Sabah state Culture, Tourism and Environment Minister Masidi Manjun said.   Around 45,367 tourists from Taiwan arrived in Malaysia’s Sabah state, a 26 percent increase in …

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