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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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  • Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum 2017

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Visitors to the MENA region will total 195 million by 2030, growing at a rate higher than the world average, according to figures by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).   The rapid development of the sector will form part of …

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  • Middle East tourism on focus in ATM forum

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    According to the WTO, visitors to the MENA region will total 195 million by 2030, growing at a rate higher than the world average. The growth and development of the sector will be part of the discussion at the UNWTO …

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  • Medical tourism sees prospective future

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Medical tourism is worth billions of dollars every year and is expected to grow up to 25% annually over the coming decade. Medical tourism has grown into a healthy travel sector as people shop beyond their borders for everything from …

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  • MIETV prioritizes tourism in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    MIETV controls the Civic Centre, Buchanan Park, and Outback at Isa, three premier venues of the city. Angi Matveyeff is the manager of MIETV or better known as Mount Isa Entertainment and Tourism Venues. One of the mount major tourism …

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  • Tourism uplifts Tibetan culture

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    In Larung Gar located in eastern Tibet, a video footage which shows weeping nuns as they are excluded in convoys of buses whereas their small wooden huts are knocked down drew a major global attention which instigated an attack at …

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  • Tourist guides helps in the growth of tourism

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Robben Island from 2 to 3 March 2017 had 2017 had become the venue of International Tourist Guides’ Day celebrations. The theme of the celebration was “Peace and Development through Guiding”. The aim of the event was to create awareness …

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  • Zimbabwe should focus on tourism revenue, scrap tourist visa, says Immigration Chief

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Zimbabwe should focus more on maximizing revenues spent by visitors when they visit the country and gradually move away from issuing visas to tourists, Bernama News reports quoting the country’s Department of Immigration Principal Director Clemence Masango.   “The real …

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  • Visa exemption agreement signed between Germany, Kuwait

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Strengthening the tourism links between Germany and Kuwait, the two countries inked a visa-exemption agreement.   The agreement was signed by Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah and the Ambassador of Germany to Kuwait Karlfried Bergner.   The visa-exemption agreement …

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  • Gold Coast attracts more foreign tourists, but lesser spending

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Gold Coast has been attracting an overwhelming number of international tourists of late. But then, they have started enjoying shorter stays in this region and also have started spending much less as compared to what they did before, according to …

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  • Hawaii fears that Trump’s travel ban could jeopardize tourism and economy

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    The announcement of President Trump’s second travel ban has given rise to fears that Hawaii’s main economic strength – tourism, can face a negative effect. Hawaii is one of the biggest crowd pullers in terms of attracting tourists from all …

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  • CAISSA Tourism Group presents inbound tour routes

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    CAISSA Tourism Group presented 12 “inbound-themed”routes as a step further into the domestic segment. CAISSA Tourism Group was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1993. In the last 24 years, the group has been to Europe to China and the world. …

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  • Mexicans prefer visiting Canada due to Trump’s hostile gestures

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Many visitors from Mexico are apprehensive for newly elected US President Donald Trump’s hostile posture towards Mexico and other countries. Many are seeking to go to other countries instead of the US for spending their time and money. To quote …

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  • Jamaica collaborates with the UNWTO and the World Bank for global conference

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    The Global Conference on Building Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism for Development, will be held from November 27 to 29 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James. Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has said the World Bank has …

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  • Three years from now tourism industry to create 20,000 new job opportunities

    Published on : Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    As per a new research, more than 250,000 Queenslanders will be working in the tourism industry in the coming three years. 1 out of every 10 Queensland workers, as per a recent statistics from Tourism Research Australia is associated directly …

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