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  • Technology revamps tourism

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Technology has revolutionized the tourism industry to the T! To plan and book holidays, one just needs a smartphone these days. To quote Wiza Nyondo, Head of Tourism at FNB Business, ‘’ technology has made the hospitality, transport and tour …

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  • Orange County California is The Next Culinary Hot-Spot

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Savvy travelers know that one of the best ways to experience a destination’s culture is through its cuisine. In Orange County, California, visitors will discover a vast array of dining options that is as diverse as the region’s multicultural population. …

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  • Travel insurance customers inventing claims circumstances

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    A rising number of travel insurance policyholders are lying about the circumstances of claims to increase their chances of having them paid, according to claims and assistance providers CEGA. Travel insurance customers who have claims turned down are then citing …

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  • Madhya Pradesh focuses on water-tourism, tiger reserves

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting.   Travel And Tour World spoke to Tanvi Sundriyal, Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation at the ITB Berlin, 2017. Ms. Sundriyal elaborates about the significance of national parks as well as …

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  • India will offer free SIM cards to foreign tourists

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting.   Travel And Tour World spoke to Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India at the ITB Berlin 2017. He speaks about the importance of social media for expanding the tourism sector …

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  • Egyptian tourism industry recovers after long periods of instability

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    True to the words of Egyptian Minister of Tourism, “Egypt is still an appealing global touristic destination,” the country has indeed attracted tourists and celebrities from around the world in tune with tourism recovery in the country. Experts are assuming …

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  • Miss Pacific launches sustainable tourism campaign for SPTO

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    A sustainable tourism campaign was launched by Anne Christine Dunn, the reigning Miss Pacific Islands on 22nd March for the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO). Dunn is working with SPTO for promoting 2017 International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development. …

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  • Perak is a new interesting destination for Indian tourists

    Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

    Tourism Malaysia director-general, Datuk Seri Mirza Mohammad Taiyab said that Perak would be a new and exciting destination for Indian tourists, given the fact that over 630,000 tourists from India visited Malaysia last year. Malaysia is the sixth most popular …

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  • 2017 to witness a sharp decline in overseas visitor spending in the U.S.

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    World’s one of the famous travel organizations advised on Monday that Donal Trump’s initiation to curb immigration could cause severe slump on US tourism where US currency is already stumbling. It is also being predicted that foreign visitors in US …

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  • ITMI Symposium witnesses tourism professionals from around the globe

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    The International Tour Management (ITMI) Symposium attracts many including 400 and above tourism professionals. This annual event highlights the place to the main stakeholders of the industry. Many of them play an instrumental role in developing tour itineraries.   To …

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  • The Philippines aims to attract more Russian tourists

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) in the Philippines is seeing Russia as a potential source of tourism revenue and is expecting that more Russians will drop in the country as an aftermath of promoting the country at the Moscow International …

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  • ‘Wild Africa’ salon promotes responsible tourism!

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    TRAFFIC, WWF and Qyer organized ‘wild Africa’ salon last week based on the theme of ‘Being a Responsible Traveller’. It was aimed toward Chinese travelers visiting Asian countries. Other than 200 studio participants, 120,000 more visitors joined via online live …

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  • Cruise industry pumps Cuban tourism

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    For the past two years, the trend of visiting Cuba is on the higher side creating record number of tourist arrivals. Though many US airlines had reduced number of flights to Cuba, thanks to the growing number of cruises that …

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  • Experience the Whanganui River, the river with a legal ID

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    New Zealand’s Whanganui River has been granted the unique status of ‘personhood’, recognised by the New Zealand Government as a living legal entity with the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person.   The Whanganui River is one …

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  • Tourism Ireland welcomes +9% growth in spend by overseas visitors and +9% growth in holiday

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    dCommenting on today’s CSO figures for 2016, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Today’s CSO figures are really strong, confirming that revenue from overseas visitors to Ireland grew by +9% during 2016, an additional €360 million for the Irish …

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  • Morocco partners with the UNWTO as official sponsor for IY2017

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Morocco has collaborated with the UNWTO as the official sponsor for the series of activities planned for the celebration of “International Year of Sustainable Tourism 2017” (IY2017).” Morocco supports and places sustainable tourism at the center of its tourism strategy. …

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  • Edmund Bartlett wishes to appoint unpaid tourism advisors in Europe

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, says that he will appoint many of Jamaica’s honorary consuls in Europe as unpaid tourism advisors for his office. This move will be for boosting the market share of Jamaica for the European …

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  • Tunisia object against UK & USA’s laptop ban

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Tunisia recently conveyed apprehension on the ban on carrying laptops and tablets on any direct flights from Arabian countries and Turkey by UK and USA governments. It said that the directive will harm its economy. To quote Salma Elloumi, the …

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  • Free on-arrival visas burst Dubai tourist inflow this year

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    The first two months of 2017 witnessed a major growth in tourist arrival with surge of Russian and Chinese visitors because of free on-arrival visas for the nationalities of both the countries. This year, Dubai saw a stellar growth of …

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  • 2017 is ‘Visit Maharashtra Tourism Year’ says Shri Jaykumar Jitendrasinh Rawal

    Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. Shri Jaykumar Jitendrasinh Rawal, Minister of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra shares an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World in ITB Berlin 2017.   2017 is the ‘Visit Maharashtra Tourism Year’. With Mumbai in its …

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