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  • More Vacationers, Increased Spending, Younger Travellers Make – Stellar Tourism Turnaround in 2016

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) CEO Kevin Dallas said: “Over the past two years, the Bermuda Tourism Authority rebranded the island’s image, redefined its target audience and sharpened its focus on core markets.   Those very deliberate and strategic steps have …

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  • Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than $81 billion to the country’s GDP by 2026, according to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, as exhibitors prepare to showcase what the Kingdom has to …

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  • Travelling to Cuba is now more economical

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Ever since 17th December, 2014, the détente between Cuba and the U.S. had commenced. This had triggered the travel-related prices to shoot up with about 100 to 400% price rises.   These jump in the prices were on account of …

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  • Another record year in 2016 for Australian tourism

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, showed that all of Australia’s top 15 key international markets posted growth in 2016, with nine markets recording double digit increases.   For the first time in a calendar year, Australia welcomed …

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  • Philippine tourists to Taiwan rose by 24% in 2016

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    The number of tourists from Philippines in Taiwan had reached to more than 170,000 in 2016 that marks a 24% annual increase that resulted from the relaxed visa procedures and also the ‘New South Bound policy’.   As per the …

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  • Cap On Flights At Sydney Airport Is Fast Becoming A Cap On Tourist Arrivals

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    The continued cap on aircraft movements at Sydney Airport is fast becoming a cap on international visitor arrivals at Australia’s largest gateway, the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF) warned today.   Instead of increasing the airport’s capability to receive …

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  • Dubai eyes Chinese and Russian tourists as Indians drop in numbers

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    By 2020, Dubai aims to look for prospective markets in uplifting tourism and welcoming 20 million visitors in the coming years by overcoming challenges like Brexit and Indian demonetization.   To quote Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and …

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  • Seychelles witnesses 33 percent rise in tourist arrival

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    January this year, Seychelles witnessed almost 24,920 visitors that shows an increase of 33 percent as compared to last year with 18,760 visitors. As per the datas presented by the National Bureau of Statistics at the end of last month, …

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  • South African tourist guide as the new WFTGA President

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    As its new President, the World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations has appointed a South African tourist guide. At the 17th biennial World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Convention which took place in Tehran, Iran, recently, Alushca Ritchie, a registered …

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  • Azerbaijan minister to attend Global Meeting of the World Tourism Forum

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Abulfas Garayev, Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism will take part in the Global Meeting of the World Tourism Forum, which is being held from today in Istanbul, Turkey, from 16-18 February. He will be speaking at a round table …

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  • World Tourism Forum starts today in Istanbul

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Known as the “Davos Forum of World Tourism”, the World Tourism Forum Global Meeting brings together eminent names in the tourism sector, and the event starts today at the Istanbul Congress Center. This two-day event of global stature will host …

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  • Portugal tourist arrival sets record at a stretch for six years

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Last year, overseas visitors to Portugal just doubled with 13 percent rise which is tantamount to 10 million visitors. This huge tourist arrival helped Portugal to recover its fairly fragile financial condition.   More than 10 percent Portugal’s GDP is …

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  • Tourism ties between Miami Beach and Jamaica reinforced

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Tourism ties between Miami Beach and Jamaica tourism have been strengthened. The partnerships come as Southwest Airlines announced daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting June this year, increasing connectivity to other cities in the …

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  • UNWTO to hold the 1st global summit on smart destinations

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Following the presentation and launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the UNWTO will hold the very first convention on “Smart Destinations” this February (15-17) in Murcia in Spain. This three-day conference seeks to progress and shape …

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  • CWT Enforces Service Resiliency with Appointed Chief Risk Office

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announces the appointment of Kathy Orner to the role of Chief Risk Officer. Orner will focus on ensuring global business continuity including responsibility for client privacy, disaster recovery and crisis management. She will also oversee …

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  • Stepping Out for an Outdoor Education

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    New Zealand is blessed with an absolute abundance of stunning scenery – snowcapped mountain peaks, white-sand beaches, rivers meandering through fern-covered valleys – and an equally impressive number of ways to experience it, from easy walks to three-day canoe journeys. …

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  • Fake photos for Lithuania tourism campaign creates stir on social media

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Lithuania’s tourism chief was forced to step down following an ad campaign with the slogan “Real is Beautiful” which apparently featured photos of Slovakia and Finland in place of Lithuania.   The tourism department admitted the error after being called …

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  • Tourists shun Perth over Canberra, Hobart, Brisbane

    Published on : Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Perth seems to be losing its shine among tourists who are heading towards destinations like Canberra, Hobart and Brisbane of late. Also, Margaret River and Broome are on the blink of oblivion in terms of its tourist arrivals.   The …

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  • Upcoming tourist hotel in Zanzibar to generate 55,000 job openings

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    A new luxury hotel in Zanzibar will generate around 55,000 jobs for Tanzanians and it will come complete with a tourism village and world-class golf course. According to the hotel’s developers, the 330 million U.S. dollar Zanzibar Amber Resort will …

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  • Portugal commits to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    On the occasion, Mr. Rifai and Portuguese authorities discussed the role of tourism in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the contribution of tourism to job creation and economic growth in Portugal.   Meeting with Prime Minister …

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