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An A$ 25 million fund has been created for international tourism marketing in Australia

In October 2019, Tourism Australia kick-started on a campaign through which it expects to turn the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final the most attended sporting event for women.  Few months later, Australia is in the world headlines for all …

  • A Rugby League World Cup New Zealand Road Trip

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    The Rugby League World Cup kicks off in New Zealand and Australia on 27 October when the world’s top rugby league players will look to claim the ultimate trophy.     New Zealand will host seven matches including two quarter …

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  • Support For Aboriginal Tourism In South West Victoria

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the growth of Aboriginal cultural tourism in the Great South Coast.   Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford visited Portland today to announce that First Australians Capital have been appointed to deliver the Aboriginal …

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  • Jharkhand welcomes about 4-fold rise in international tourists

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Jharkhand has observed a four-fold rise in international globetrotters in the last three years, triggered largely by the development of strong infrastructure for the travellers.   The state government is also motivating the aspects of cultural tourism, mining tourism, waterfall …

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  • New Support for Hundreds of Libraries Across Ontario

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Ontario is kicking off Public Library Week with improvements to digital services at 307 libraries and library organizations across the province.   Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport was at the Burlington Public Library today to recognize the …

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  • Music tourism becoming popular in India

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Now holidays are no more limited to seasons. Now, people even take a holiday combined with a music festival. The upcoming festival ‘NH7 weekender’, which would take place in Meghalaya on October 27 and 28, has led to a sharp …

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  • World Tourism Forum held in Accra

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana inaugurated the fourth edition of the World Tourism Forum, Africa Summit in Accra on Tuesday.   This summit was held in Ghana for the first time, and was a global event for …

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  • August 2017 witnesses 3.0 percent rise in tourism nights

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    In comparison to August of last year, the number of overseas visitor arrivals increased by 3.5% along with the night stay of the foreign tourists in commercial accommodation increased by 3.8% to 2 million in the month of August of …

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  • Townsville to host the third and final warm-up match for tourists next month

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Next month, when Townsville will host the third and final warm-up match for the tourists before the Ashes Test series, North Queensland will welcome the England cricket team with sunscreen and hats.   Townsville Enterprise Tourism and Events Director Bridget …

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  • Libya’s tourism sector shows poor growth to 2027

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    According to the recently published World Tourism and Travel Council 2017 report, some grim reading comes to the forefront in terms of its expectations from Libya tourism and travel industry. Though the study declares 2016 as its starting point, a …

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  • Thai tourism minister downward revises visitor numbers

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    The tourism minister of Thailand said on Thursday that the country expects 33 to 34 million visitors this year, down from an earlier ministry forecast of 35 million.   “Till now Thailand has welcomed 27 million tourists this year, so …

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  • Trump’s travel fiats having huge negative impact on US tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    The United States of America has long been a bucket-list destination for travellers, but as one executive announcement piles on another executive announcement, international tourists are wary of choosing the tourism magnet for their next vacation.   After the announcement …

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  • Visitor spending in Hamilton goes up

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Visitors spent $811 million in Hamilton in 12 months. This spending ranked fifth in the country behind Auckland, Queenstown-Lakes District, Christchurch city and Wellington. Rotorua ranked sixth.   The wider Waikato saw $1.4 billion between August 2016 and August 2017. …

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  • 18.8% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in September, 2017 over September, 2016

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Indian Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e-Tourist Visa on the basis of Nationality-wise, Port-wise data received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI).   The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and …

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  • Saratoga hosted the tourism summit

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Representatives of Wyoming Office of Tourism, Wyoming Travel Industry Coalition, Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association, Carbon County Visitors Council and local people having inclination in hospitality and tourism industry had congregated on Oct. 11-12 on Saratoga for a fall summit. …

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  • Irish tourism industry gets relief with retention of 9% VAT rate

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    The tourism industry of Ireland expressed relief after retaining its special 9 percent VAT rate, which State officials had implied that it might be scrapped in the budget of 2018. The Government also announced a 2.75 per cent increase in …

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  • Tourism revenue to reach $22 billion this year

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    This year, the number of overseas and domestic visitors has kept on expanding in a powerful manner. Up till September, it has found that over 9.4 million international and 57.9 million domestic tourists with a total tourism revenue of VND376 …

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  • Visitor arrivals hit 920,631 during 1st October Golden Week

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    More Mainland residents opted for travel during the 1st October Golden Week this year, with both the National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival falling on this eight-day holiday (1st – 8th October).   Attributed to this factor, total visitor arrivals …

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  • North American visitors drive record tourism in London

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    A sharp increase in the number of visitors from the US and North America is driving record tourism numbers across London according to London & Partners, the Mayor’s official promotional agency. The latest official data shows London welcomed a total …

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  • A buzz in social media can propel the tourism sector

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    According to a new study of the University of Georgia, the amount of positive feedback travelers consider that they will receive from social media can forecast whether they can explore that place or not.   Through the number of likes, …

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  • Kashmir Tourism Department organizes Kokernag festival

    Published on : Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Today the tourism department of Kashmir hosted the first ever one-day tourism festival in Kokernag, a well-known scenic spot located 25 kms from the twon of Anantnag to attract tourists to this destination.   Tourism Department today took an oath …

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