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  • Local Flavours infuse Wellington’s Miramar Movie Magic

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Some cities shed their old skins to become shiny and new versions of themselves. New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, has long flung off its civil servant decorum, as the charms of its walkable inner neighbourhood, harbour-side plazas that stretch from …

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  • Sardinia added to 2017 Italy Golf & More menu

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Golfers booking a break to Italy will be spoilt for choice from 2017, with the island of Sardinia having joined the growing number of regions supporting Italy Golf & More – the first pan-Italian international promotional golf project.   The …

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  • Norway prefers tourists to go the sustainable way

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Of late, Norway has started attracting an overwhelming number of tourists that is not going down too well with this country.   Unlike a majority of nations that dream of luring a greater number of tourists, Norway rather wishes them …

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  • Influx of Chinese tourists expected to arrive in Latin America

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    A substantial influx of Chinese tourists is expected to arrive in Latin America ( specially Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Argentina) despite the present statistics for inbound tourism from China to the region being meagre.   Berry Whale, a …

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  • Jamaica’s medical talent pool prepared to take on health and wellness tourism market

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Jamaica has a vast medical talent pool which is now ready to play a role in the nation’s health and wellness tourism market, President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards said.   “Jamaica’s private dental and medical sector provides …

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  • Bwari tourist village to come up in Nigeria

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    For developing the Public Private Partnership (PPP) for the improvement of tourism in Nigeria, the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International Tourist Choice Limited, for building a world class tourist village at …

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  • CHTA President stresses on strong tourism partnerships

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    As of 2017 and the coming years, the Caribbean region’s tourism growth potential is huge, but it’s not without continued collaborative partnerships between the region’s public and private sectors. Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) …

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  • UNWTO conference in Jamaica in November 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett signed an agreement at the Palacio Neptuno in Spain for hosting UNWTO conference in November this year. This is for commemorating the 2017 UNWTO International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The event, …

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  • Sustainable tourism is important for Panhandle

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    One of the biggest factors affecting world tourism in coming years would be over tourism. We’ve seen the 300,000 residents of Iceland struggling with 3 million tourists a year.   Same applies with Venice. Many areas have been forced to …

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  • South Africa practices sustainable tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Demand for international tourism remained strong in 2016, in spite of global challenges, threats to tourism and increase of terrorist activities. Besides, there were unstable financial conditions and Brexit and growing political hostility. According to the latest World Tourism Organization …

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  • UAE is all set to launch new entry visa system to lure global talents

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    UAE cabinet headed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and UAE Vice President brought a new entry visa scheme in order to attract talented professionals to UAE worldwide.   This would …

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  • Chinese are more willing to explore the world and unravel culture than shop

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    As per the report of Xinhua News Agency, spring festival is one of the reasons for Chinese travelers to explore foreign countries to learn about various cultures worldwide. Shopping spree was a catchphrase in 2015 as per the latest reports …

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  • Tourism industry to rock in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    South Africa’s tourism industry has been described as the country’s proverbial pot of gold by Josiah Montsho, the general manager at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa. As per figures released by Cape Town International Airport and top tourist destinations, the tourism …

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  • Tourism for a greener and cleaner world

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary-General said that tourism can be a force for driving good, depending on how you do it. This was also supported by United Nations Environment executive director Erik Solheim and UNFCCC head Patricia Espinosa. Sustainable tourism …

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  • Asia tops the chart in 2016 for tourist numbers

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Worldwide, number of international tourists rose by 4% to 1.2 billion in 2016, with Asians traveling more. However, security fears affected visitor arrivals in Europe, according to the UNWTO. The UNWTO said that the number of people living in Asia …

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  • Tourism professionals of new generation convey prospect of Thai hospitality industry

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    TTF or the annual Thailand Tourism brought more than 500 international hotel professionals to discuss the ups and downs of the Thailand tourism sector at the InterContinental Hotel Bangkok. Annual tourist arrival of more than 30 million made Thailand’s tourism …

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  • U.N. body initiates responsible tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) describing responsible tourism initiatives as kind of a model for other locations worldwide. International tourism organization has developed closer ties with Kerala tourism and UNWTO bringing to the forefront the significance of further …

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  • Kerala Tourism’s responsible tourism measures praised by UNWTO

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    The UNWTO has praised Kerala’s award-winning Responsible Tourism initiatives. It has been praised as a model for others to follow. The UNWTO has also called for closer ties between the UNWTO and Kerala Tourism. This will definitely assist in taking …

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  • World tourism forum in Istanbul

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    At the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul later this month, two former British foreign secretaries and Randi Zuckerberg will be among the key speakers at the event. Randi Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of Zuckerberg Media and a past Facebook …

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  • India attracts African medical tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    India is slowly gaining importance and popularity among Africans looking for medical facilities. Skilled medical practitioners, affordability and state-of-the-art infrastructure made India a hotspot for medical tourism. Unlike USA and UK where securing VISA is tough, India provides VISA in …

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