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Victoria Government seeks more community tourists by developing its libraries

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s local libraries, announcing funding for better facilities and services at 12 libraries across the state. The Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek and the Member for Bayswater Jackson Taylor today announced the …

  • Loss in tourist arrivals likely to place Spain economy at peril

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    The economy of Spain is likely to face a major blow if tourists stop arriving to this nation, as per the latest statistics, following a backlash from the regional inhabitants of Spain, especially from Ibiza and Mallorca.   They have …

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  • Tourism in Turkey slowly coming back to normal

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Turkish tourism is slowly coming back to its normal rhythm and occupancy rates are increasing this year. Turkey had a decline in tourism in 2015-2016 due to terror attacks and tourists stayed away from Turkey due to concerns over safety. …

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  • HCM City’s tourism department asks government to extend visa exemption for 9 countries

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    HCM City’s Department of Tourism has asked the Government to extend its visa exemption policy for international tourists from Sweden and Denmark and seven other countries up to 30 days instead of 15 days. The reason behind this is for …

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  • Sanya attracting tourists from over the world

    Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017

    China has been attracting tourists from all over the world as the country has emerged as one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. Sanya, located at the southernmost point of Hainan province, is the country’s sole international seaside vacation …

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  • Around 60.7 million tourists visit Florida in first half of 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    In the first half of this year, around 60.7 million tourists visited Florida. It is a four percent increase that was spurred predominately from American travelers compared to the same period in 2016.   During a press conference in Tampa, …

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  • 7.4% growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 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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  • EDS CEO Gary Taylor urges New Zealand’s tourism industry to get more active

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    The Environmental Defense Society recently has requested the tourism sector of New Zealand to get a little more active in promoting the natural heritage for New Zealand at the Tourism Export Councils conference in Te Anau today.EDS advises tourism sector …

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  • Health tourists spend more than leisure vacationers in Turkey

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    As per the Association of Health Strategies and Social Policies (SASOMER), overseas tourists visiting Turkey for healthcare purposes are reported to spend 10 times more than the visitors who come for leisure purposes. For some time now, Turkey has been …

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  • Campaign to Cut Tourism VAT to bring UK at par with other destinations

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    As said by Dermot King, Bourne Leisure Managing Director and Chairman of the campaign organized to cut VAT in Tourism.   In the UK economy, tourism is considered as one of the strategic industries. A kind of a front door …

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  • Vancouver among potential host cities for FIFA World Cup 2026

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Vancouver is vying to host games as part of the FIFA 2026 World Cup bid, according to the United Bid committee. The committee is coordinating a bid to host the world’s biggest sporting event in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. …

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  • Tunisia seeing signs of recovery after period of terror attacks

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Tunisia is still counting the cost of the worst terror attacks in recent times. In 2015, ISIS attacks in Sousse and Tunis killed 60 people. The majority of the victims were European tourists.   These attacks took a heavy toll on the country’s tourism …

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  • Forsyth creates another record on tourism spending

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Last year, tourism spending in Forsyth County attained a record height at a stretch for sixth consecutive years, as per the report published on Tuesday by the Economic Partnership of North Carolina. The $846 million spending symbolized 4.6 percent growth …

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  • August Eclipse – The biggest draw for the US tourism!

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    On Monday, August 21st, tourism authorities are anticipating as many as 7.4 million visitors to pour in the areas where Moon will overshadow the Sun. Starting right from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east, total eclipse …

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  • New partnership with market-leading omni-channel e-commerce company

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Auckland Airport has today announced a new partnership with AOE, a leading global technology service provider, to create a ‘multi-retailer mall’ which enables international travellers to purchase retail products and airport services via mobile and online.   Richard Barker, Auckland …

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  • VisitScotland: An Outlandish challenge

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    A group of top Scottish bloggers is dealing with the effects of “droughtlander” by taking on a unique challenge – to travel hundreds of miles and visit nearly 30 filming locations on VisitScotland’s Outlander map in the space of just 34 hours. …

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  • June Brown Tourism Center inaugurated in Bluefield

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    June Brown generally remains in control of a situation but the Tazewell County Tourism staff and board found unprepared on Aug. 11th. Brown was observed sitting silently in the audience as David Woodard, tourism coordinator and others discussed about the …

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  • South African attractions get the limelight through Nollywood action comedy

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Lately, Nollywood action comedy 10 Days was organized in Sun City. This event was hosted through a new partnership highlighting various leisure attractions and sightseeing of South Africa. Adze Ugah, South African-based Nigerian director directed the movie. It’s one of …

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  • Russia opens information centre at its tourist office in London

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Russia has opened an information centre at its tourist office in London for calming fears of England fans about hooligans at next year’s World Cup.   There have been concerns of a repeat at the tournament of the sickening violence that …

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  • Kazakhstan tourism on track for more expansion

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Tourism is developing continuously and has become one of the fastest growing sectors of the world economy at the moment. In terms of business, tourism has even surpassed oil exports, food trade and the automobile industry.   According to the …

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  • The usefulness & misery of tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    In a letter, Tan Hock Lim of Penang grieved over the fading charm of George Town by saying “Yearning for the old George Town” (The Star, Aug 14). Old decaying cities across the globe have been rejuvenated quite successfully by …

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