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Bangkok night spots to stay open for 2 extra hrs for tourists

On Wednesday the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) told the media that it is in discussions with tourism operators to consider extending operating hours of night entertainment venues in tourist zones to boost tourist spendings.   TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn …

Thailand needs to bring out a master plan for modernizing its travel and tourism infrastructure

Thailand must bring out a master plan to modernize its travel and tourism infrastructure for continuous growth in its tourism revenue in the next decade. Last year, Thailand’s travel and tourism sector grew by 6 per cent. According to the …

Tourism is beneficial, but overtourism is a threat

In 1953, mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first confirmed summiting of Mount Everest, which is the world’s highest peak. Recently, Everest has become so popular that huge lines of climbers are waiting to conquer that same peak. …

Globalization and tourism are dependent on each other

Globalization and tourism are extremely dependent on each other. Today, due to globalization, people from around the world can easily exchange ideas and values whether they are political, environmental, technological, cultural, or economic settings.   This exchange has resulted in …

Strong Thai baht and a decline in arrivals from China are affecting Thailand’s tourism

A strong Thai baht and a decline in arrivals from China are affecting Thailand’s moneymaking tourism machine although the country hopes to welcome a record 40 million visitors by the end of this year.   A majority of travelers to …

  • Top 6 most popular museums around the world on International Museum Day

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Visiting a museum is not only an interesting journey but a knowledgeable tour that can be an eye-opener as well. On International Museum Day ixigo brings lowdown on some of the strange museums in the world that will take your …

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  • Africa seeks Indian tourism patronage to boost sectoral revenues

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    In the wake of a robust growth in tourist arrivals in 2016, President Jacob Zuma of South African inaugurated the INDABA tourism fair in Durban on Wednesday urging other African nations to leverage their tourism potential from source markets such …

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  • Sabah to become a healthcare tourism destination

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    KPJ Hospitals aims to turn Sabah into a healthcare tourism spot by initiating world-class medical services to visitors from Southeast Asian nations.   East Malaysia KPJ Hospitals executive director Mah Lai Heng said the private hospital hoped to take the …

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  • Links from European cities boosts Tunisia tourism despite foreign office warning

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Ignoring the continuing problems in Tunisia, the country is seeing rapid expansion in its air links. The latest Foreign Office bulletin tells British travellers that the State of Emergency has been extended by one month. it also warned probable terror …

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  • Taiwan gets lesser number of Chinese tourists in 2017 first quarter

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    In the first quarter of 2017, visitor numbers to Taiwan dropped considerably, slowing down by a 42 percent fall in arrivals from China. The number of Chinese tourists to the island has dropped since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took office …

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  • EU is contemplating investment in education and tourism in Iskandar, Malaysia

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    The European Union (EU) is thinking of venturing in the education and tourism sectors of Iskandar Malaysia, as said by the Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Malaysia Maria Castillo Fernandez.   The EU viewed Johor as a …

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  • Canada unveils its strategy to increase tourism numbers

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    A few days back, the government of Canada has brought its New Tourism Vision to the forefront. It’s a 20-point plan which targets to boost the number of overseas visitors entering Canada by 30 percent by 2021. For the Chinese …

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  • China continues to act as a key driving force for the Californian tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    In 2016, China developed for the seventh consecutive year and became California’s No 1 overseas tourist market, making chief contribution to the travel and tourism industry, turning into the main economic driver for the American state.   As per the …

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  • Argentina all geared up to look for stronger collaboration with China

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Tourism, energy and other small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the main domains on which Argentina will deepen its relation with China, as confirmed by the Argentinean officials earlier this week.   While explaining the China-Argentina Business and Investment Forum …

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  • India: 23.5% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April, 2017 over April, 2016

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 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 …

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  • TV series popularity pushes up North American tourists to Scotland

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    New statistics show that the popularity of “ancestral tourism” on the back of hit TV show Outlander, combined with an increase in direct air routes has increased tourism to Scotland from North America by almost a fifth.   VisitScotland said …

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  • Thai minister speaks about tourism prospects of Ukhrul

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Tharadol Thongruang, Minister Counselor (Commercial) of the Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi has positively said that Ukhrul has huge potential to be developed as a beautiful tourism centre of Manipur.   The Thai Minister was in Ukhrul to attend the …

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  • Vladivostok to have its Pacific Forum this year

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    One Thursday, the third Pacific Tourist Forum was inaugurated in Vladivostok, the Far East of Russia. It was attended by 40 experts from Russia, China, Japan, South Korea and other countries. Developing cross-border tourism routes between countries like Northeast Asia …

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  • Tourist arrival in Cambodia is up by 12 percent

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    The first quarter of 2017 witnessed an increase in foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia with more than 12 percent up as the country revamped its services and attractions to lure more visitors worldwide. From January till March, a total of …

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  • Indonesia endorses golf tourism in South Korea

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Golf tourism, an exclusive market in modern day tourism is getting a lot of promotion by the Tourism Ministry these days. On April 6th, a successful promotion was made on showcasing Indonesian golf courses at the Jinghua Golf Club located …

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  • Cyprus sees a record-breaking tourist arrival in April

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Arrivals of tourists in Cyprus in April 2017 recorded an increase of 26.9% compared to April 2016, reaching 286.331 compared to 225.575 the same period last year. This was the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus for …

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  • Honk Kong Tourism board is optimistic about its future

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    The travel choices and their rich cultural diversity are portrayed by the Hong Kong Tourism Board only recently along with offering the world-class experiences of Hong Kong to tourists worldwide.   The eye-catching skyline of Hong Kong City, the extensive …

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  • Belarus, China mulling over mutual 30-day visa-free travel

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Belarus and China are considering the possibility of introducing 30-day visa-free entry on a mutual basis. The matter was discussed at the talks between Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing, BelTA has learned.   …

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  • London achieves a record 19 million tourists in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    The number of international visitors to London has surpassed the 19 million mark for the very first time in a record year for tourism in this part of the world.   The total number of tourists had increased by 2.6% …

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  • Tourists spent over $350 million in Gilroy in 2016

    Published on : Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Last year, Gilroy had been capable of attracting over $350 million in terms of tourism revenue thereby ensuring that the world’s Garlic capital develops into a significant tourism hub in the Silicon Valley. The 38th Annual Garlic Festival is about …

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