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  • Dr. Walter Mzembi gets support for the UNWTO post

    Published on : Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    The second Vice President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Party Nelson Chamisa has thrown his weight at Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism Walter Mzembi’s bid for the UNWTO’s Secretary-General’s post scheduled for May this year.   To quote Chamisa, …

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  • MGTO optimizes “Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme”

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    For the last three years, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) has put the Quality Tourism Services Accreditation Scheme (“QTSAS” or “the Scheme”) into practice. After going through suitable adjustments and optimization, the Scheme now calls for new applications from the …

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  • Marcio Favilla Lucca de Paula competes for UNWTO Secretary-General post

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Mr. Marcio Favilla Lucca de Paula is currently holding the position of the Executive Director for Competitiveness, External Relations and Partnerships at the UNWTO based in Madrid, Spain. He has been in this position since January 2010. Yesterday, he handed …

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  • Debate continues over Brazilian tourist visas

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The question of Brazilian tourist visas has given rise to a debate between the country’s top officials. While the Tourism Minister sees visa regulations as a way to boost the economy, the Foreign Minister stands by tradition. Beltrão said last …

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  • Bahrain tourism and Exhibition authority inaugurated its France & UK offices

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    In UK and France, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has set up its representative offices in the presence of Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, CEO of the company and his delegation. It’s a kind of a strategic outreach …

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  • Nigerians continue to travel abroad for medical tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Although Nigerians embarking on medical tours abroad remained a topic of discussion for years, high profile Nigerians and government officials seeking medical care abroad remains a major issue. Statistics show that Nigerians spend over $1,000,000,000 on medical tourism annually. Records …

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  • Dubai Tourism updates desert tour and camp regulations

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has announced updates to the Desert Tour & Camp regulations first introduced in May 2016. These updates are for further enhancing the Emirate’s popular desert experiences, increasing its standards and uplifting Dubai’s image as …

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  • Egypt highlights the vulnerability of tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    As far as tourism is concerned, Egypt is one of the super powers in the world. Pyramids of ancient kings such as Khufu and Khafre still stand high in the capital city of Cairo. The tomb of Tutankhamen, the famous …

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  • Actor Will Smith visits Egypt for tourism promotion

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    This Sunday, Hollywood movie star Will Smith arrived Egypt along with his family to support and promote tourism of this country. Landed in Cairo airport early morning, Will had his breakfast at the Pyramids with Zahi Hawas, the eminent archeologist …

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  • New York City to receive 300,000 lesser number of tourists this year

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    For long time, New York City was one of the favorite destinations for international travelers worldwide. However, for the first time, Big Apple will be welcoming lesser foreign tourists this year. As per NYC & Company, the marketing tourism agency …

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  • Celebrate International Women’s Day at Qasr al Sultan

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Qasr Al Sultan, the new lifestyle destination by Dubai Gourmet situated in the heart of Dubai desert, invites all women to commemorate this International Women’s Day like a true Sultana. The destination is offering a 50% off on the day …

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  • Wild Atlantic Way scoops travel award in China

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The Wild Atlantic Way has been named a ‘Best International Self-Drive Route’, at an awards ceremony in Shanghai this week.   The awards were organised by HuiZuChe, a car rental portal and one of the top travel companies in China …

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  • Rising middle class boosts ASEAN tourism sector

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The tourism sector of Asia is currently on a roll, catapulted towards the upward mark by the rising incomes of the middle class, the growing outbound market of China as well as low-cost airlines transportation.   However, analysts state that …

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  • Gisborne records $38.7 million tourist spending in February

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The tourism spending in Gisborne was up by 3.7% in February 2017 as compared to the same period last year thanks to the increasing influx of tourists to this region. This marks the seventh highest lift of the regions that …

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  • Qatar’s tourism growth sees an upward curve

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    At this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), experiential travel, the main theme of this event this year, is driving tourism growth in Qatar, as the country aims to welcome 10 million visitors a year by 2030. As per research release …

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  • Mexico had 35 million global travelers last year

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    The Mexico Tourism Board (SECTUR) recently announced that a record-breaking 35 million international visitors traveled to Mexico in 2016, representing a growth of 9% compared to 2015. This growth is more than twice the global industry average. Moreover, tourism spending …

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  • Czech Republic shows highest density of Indian tourists in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    As explained by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic Milan Hovorka on Friday, there has been a fifty percent increase in the number of Indian tourists in Czech Republic in comparison to last year. He expressed these …

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  • Chinese outbound tourism encourages hotel industry expansion

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    More and more Chinese are traveling to the United States and other foreign destinations and hotels in China are also expanding their chains and businesses in these destinations. In 2015, more than 2.5 million Chinese came to the US, and …

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  • UNWTO chief says that Greece needs to promote its success

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    Dr. Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UNWTO is in Greece since last Tuesday, since he has accepted the invitation of the Greek Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura. Post meeting with the Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and the Prime …

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  • AP Tourism ties up with the UNWTO for sustainable tourism

    Published on : Monday, March 6, 2017

    The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority (APTA) has collaborated with the UNWTO for promoting sustainable tourism across the state, with an aim to put the state on the international map. 2017 has been declared by the UNWTO as the International Year …

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