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Melbourne expects to attract 600,000 cultural tourists

The eyes of the world will be on Melbourne when the city hosts a blockbuster collection of major cultural and sporting events that are expected to draw more than 600,000 people into the CBD between Thursday and Sunday.     …

AIME promises more diversity in meetings’ business for 2020

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the region, has announced its mission for AIME 2020 (17–19 February) – to bring more diversity in business to the Asia Pacific with an increase of …

Bali welcomes more than 6 million tourists; new tourism plan initiated

More than 6 million tourists visited Bali last year, and Indonesian President Joko Widodo has an ambitious plan to boost tourism and create “10 new Balis.” Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop …

Qurban Bayram holiday brings 10 million travellers in Turkey this year

Qurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha) boosts to the local tourism industry. Bayram holiday, which extended to between five and nine days, was no different. Millions of people across Turkey hit the road even before the actual holiday began. While many of …

G Adventures introduces a sixth yacht to its fleet of vessels for touring the Galápagos Islands

G Adventures proudly introduces a sixth yacht to its fleet of vessels for touring the Galápagos Islands, with 2020 departures posted on its website today. The custom-built catamaran will be among the most comfortable passenger touring vessels of its size …

  • Myanmar sees increase in foreign tourists during ‘Green Season’

    Published on : Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    With the introduction of the Green Season campaign for Myanmar’s low-traffic tourist season beginning in April, foreign visitors to the country has increased. Trips to the Buddhist archaeological site Bagan persist all year round. Tourism in 2017 has increased 10 …

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  • Jeju Island reports 20 percent increase in UAE tourists in 2017 first half

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    The Jeju Island Tourism Organization, South Korea has said that there is a 20 per cent increase in the number of UAE tourists that have visited South Korea’s Jeju Island during the first half of 2017.   Jeju, which is …

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  • Ireland is on track in Toronto!

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    Millions of commuters in Toronto are seeing eye-catching ads for the island of Ireland on commuter trains operating in the city right now. It’s all part of Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion in Canada, in partnership with Air Transat, tohighlight the …

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  • Tourism Ireland adds new section to Game of Thrones tapestry

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has released a time-lapse video of the weaving of a brand new section of its Game of Thrones® tapestry – part of its 2017 campaign to showcase Northern Ireland as Game of Thrones® Territory to millions of fans …

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  • Great news for North Bay tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    The concept of sport tourism in the City of North Bay was declared last week. It was great news as initiative started back in 2012-13, paying huge dividends to our tourism sector. Book events at the off-season times and fill …

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  • Tourism Ministry looks for peaceful poll

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    The tourism industry investors have invited all politicians to advocate on peace and solidarity. Also, carry out peaceful elections and agree to the outcome in a peaceful manner are the additional pointers highlighted.   Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF) chairman, Mr …

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  • The government all set to bolster the Manaung Island tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    “We’ve have already planned to conduct a study tour at the end of the monsoon season in order to develop Manaung island’s tourism industry,” he told Pyithu Hluttaw on July 20.   There are four long beaches in Manaung Island. …

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  • Honduras Tourism awaiting new law to be passed

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    As per the information released by the government of Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernández has requested the National Congress to pass the newly introduced Law of Incentive for Tourism. This law focuses on to revive the tourism sector as an …

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  • The UNWTO predicts increase of international tourist arrivals

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    In the first four months of 2017, destinations throughout the world welcomed 369 million international tourists (overnight visitors), which is an increase of 6%, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. International tourist arrivals for January to April 2017 increased …

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  • Vietnam slowly gains popularity in international tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    Vietnam is gaining ground in international tourism these days unlike the earlier years. It has become one of the fastest-growing destinations in the world now. As per the latest report from the UNWTO, Vietnam ranked seventh in the list of …

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  • Korean Tourism finds success through YouTube

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    In the last few years, South Korea’s tourism industry has made marvelous profit as a result of a boom in pan-Asian international market! However while Hallyu succeeds in creating curiosity in Korea, there are few cultural bridges which are stopping …

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  • US-Cuba tour operators are uniting to crackdown travel ban

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    U.S. tour operators are now uniting each other to limit the damages that happened for the tighter restrictions of travel ban on Americans to Cuba, a communist-run island.  It is because; most of Americans prefer to go Cuba for a …

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  • Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippines targeting tourists from four continents

    Published on : Sunday, July 23, 2017

    The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippines is targeting foreign tourists from four continents throughout the world.   The Chief Operating Officer of TPB said massive preparations had begun for the arrival of some 250 travel agents from North …

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  • Juan Orlando Hernández request National Congress to allow incentive on tourism

    Published on : Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Juan Orlando Hernández, Honduras President requested country’s National Congress this week to support the Tourism Incentives Act. This legislation would be the result of 250,000 new jobs by the year 2019 as part of Honduras’ 20/20 growth plan.   To …

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  • Moscow’s Red Square becomes the promotional stage for Beijing tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    The Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development or BMCTD in the morning of July 17th local time hosted an endorsement event at the Red Square or better known as Central Revolution Square in the Russian capital. The theme was – …

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  • Ghana launches a campaign to boost collection of tourism levy

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    The Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture launched a campaign for boosting the collection and payment of the 1% tourism levy to propel the hospitality industry. The sector Minister, Mrs. Catherine Ablema Afeku, said that if all players in …

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  • Greater Williamsburg takes local approach toward sports tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Greater Williamsburg area of Virginia this week organized two crucial sporting events which attracted volunteers, players and coaches all over the country.   The amount of money those coaches, players and their parents invested at different hotels, businesses and restaurants …

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  • Dr. Walter Mzembi speaks on tourism development and nature conservation

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry, spoke on the occasion of the Parliamentary Conservation Caucus Launch on “Tourism Development and Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities on July 19 at the Meikles Hotel, Harare.   Dr. Mzembi …

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  • UNWTO initiates to stop child sexual exploitation in tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    The UNWTO headquarters in Madrid hosted a meeting of experts for discussing measures to fight against child sexual exploitation in the tourism sector. The initiative was coordinated by ECPAT International, with support from the government of the Netherlands.   The …

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  • Marawi siege & Chinese tourist influx

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    The Marawi siege started on the same day May 25, 2017 President Rodrigo Duterte was closing an arms deal with President Vladimir Putin of Russia when This happening seized Philippine President’s attention and immediately foretell worse things to happen to …

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