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Indian tourism sector booms despite economic downturn

The Independence Day speech, on August 15, delivered by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the ramparts of the Red Fort, encouraging tourism in the country seems to have undoubtedly given a boost to this sector.   Interestingly, when warnings …

  • Europe plans matchmaking to promote itself to China and the USA

    Published on : Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Europe is planning a programme of educational conferences and matchmaking events to promote itself as a tourist destination to some of the world’s most important outbound travel markets. The programme, named Partnerships in European Tourism, will see a series of …

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  • European visitors rate English Golf Courses as ideal

    Published on : Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Golfers from across the continental Europe have rated the nation’s golf course as extremely high as mentioned by the Sports Marketing Services INC for Golf Tourism England’s Visit England run Discover England Fund.   In order to attract overseas golfers …

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  • Cuba gets 3 million foreign tourists for first half of 2017

    Published on : Thursday, July 27, 2017

    According to the Ministry of Tourism, Cuba, it had received 3 million foreign tourists so far in 2017. The country’s Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero said that this growth showed that tourism was maintaining its strong improvement as one of the …

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  • Vietnam tourism to hold promotional programs in six West European cities

    Published on : Thursday, July 27, 2017

    The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, along with tourism firms and hotel operators, will hold tourism promotion programs in six Western European cities – Milan and Rome (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Berlin and Frankfurt (Germany) and Amsterdam (Netherlands).   According to …

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  • South Korea department stores hit hard by dwindling Chinese tourists

    Published on : Thursday, July 27, 2017

    South Korea’s department stores are suffering from a sharp drop in Chinese tourists who are not willing to visit their neighboring country due to political tensions between Seoul and Beijing. Hyundai Department Store said that its sales from Chinese tourists …

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  • Israel eyes food tourism to draw visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    For years, thousands of travelers across the globe have come to Israel as religious pilgrimage, as confirmed by the Ministry of Tourism of Israel. But now the tourism officials of Israel wants to depict a fresh new story to the …

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  • Tunisian tourism government encourages British tourists to visit

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    The Foreign Office has changed its Tunisia travel advice for British tourists, meaning tour companies can start sending holidaymakers to the north African country again.   The country, which used to be a popular tourism destination, remains in a state …

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  • Abu Dhabi organizes road show to draw more US travelers

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    A road show showcasing Abu Dhabi in three US cities highlighted the capital’s attractions for drawing more American tourists and business travellers to visit the emirate.   The show organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, increased awareness …

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  • Fiji & its unique approach toward tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    As it’s quite a known fact now that thousands of New Zealanders every year rush to the tropical island of Fiji with great enthusiasm. At present, some of these visitors are all set to create a new type of paradise …

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  • James Choi, the Australian Ambassador persuade for tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    On Friday, James Choi, the Australian Ambassador highlighted the significance of collaboration between Korea and Australia in trade and tourism sector.   Ambassador Choi while delivering speech at the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AustCham) Mid-Year Sundowner at the …

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  • Sabah Tourism Board to organize a road show on rural tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    The Sabah Tourism Board (STB) will continue to identify new products around the State concurrently with the positive growth of the tourism industry. For that, STB will organize an event where rural tourism product owners could engage, promote and partner …

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  • Before tourism tax in Malaysia, tax plans still ambiguous

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    With few days to go until the new tourism tax supposedly comes into effect from August 1, the Malaysian trade is still none the wiser about the tax collection procedures without further information from the government.   Operators of accommodation …

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  • Paris tourism is surging after the terror attack

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Paris is alive again with tourists after the 2015 November bloodbath of the jihadist attack.   This year there is a tourism surge in Paris. The high-kicking dancers are enthralling full houses again at the Moulin Rouge and art lovers …

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  • Wildfires on France’s Mediterranean coast during peak holiday season

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Parts of the French Riviera were evacuated as forest fires burned swathes of land and threatened thousands of people as reported by the local police.   Hundreds of fire fighters in the Riviera region of southern France and on the …

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  • Mayor invites the world to discover the city in Lumiere London 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has revealed the dates for Lumiere London 2018 – the capital’s largest night-time festival. More than 40 UK and international artists will transform the city and offer new perspectives on the capital’s iconic architecture, …

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  • The Island Of Ireland Is On Track In Toronto

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 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, to highlight …

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  • China anticipates boom in winter-sport tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    As local authorities rush to tap opportunities presented by the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China is expecting a boom in winter-sport tourism.   China’s State Council released a five-year tourism plan (2016-2020) in January, listing winter-sport tourism as …

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  • ASEAN to encourage community and private sector investment in tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Vietnam’s northern province of Vinh Phuc hosted the 46th meeting of ASEAN National Tourism Organisations on Monday, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.   Participants discussed the 2016-2025 ASEAN Tourism Development Strategy Plan, including the building of marketing strategies for ASEAN …

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  • Mountain IDEAL Standard for Destinations Achieves GSTC Recognition

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) is pleased to announce that the Mountain IDEAL Standard for Destinations has achieved ‘GSTC-Recognized’ status.   The Mountain IDEAL destination standard has been developed to address sustainability in mountain environments that include winter and …

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  • Boosting Chinese Tourism To Drive Local Jobs

    Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with China’s biggest online travel agency to attract more visitors from our biggest tourism market, creating more jobs and bringing more business to Victoria.   Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren witnessed …

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