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Investe Turismo program launched in Mato Grosso, Brazil

Cuiabá, Nobres, Poconé, Chapada dos Guimarães and Cáceres will be the first municipalities of Mato Grosso to be included in the Investe Turismo program. Developed by the Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with Embratur and Sebrae, the project was presented in …

Brazil Tourism Ministry reopens registrations for free tourist assistance course

Workers who already work or intend to enter the tourism sector will have a new chance to improve knowledge, curriculum and contribute to the development of the travel market in Brazil. The Ministry of Tourism has reopened the registrations for the …

Brazil and Bahrain to have Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

Brazil and Bahrain will have a Chamber of Commerce and Tourism that will discuss the attraction of investments to the sector in the country.   The decision was reached last week in Manama, Bahrain, during a meeting between representatives of …

ACT delegation visits Singapore, London to pitch tourism

With a focus on furthering Canberra’s relationships with Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines to further grow inbound international tourism, the ACT Government delegation headed by the Chief Minister visited Singapore and London last week.   The visit also aimed at focusing on attracting …

WTTC enters agreement with World Economic Forum for seamless and secure travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council and the World Economic Forum  has collaborated to exchange information and work together to achieve international harmony by using standards and inter-operability across different parts of tourism.     The digital travel identity management …

  • Peru’s northern tourist hubs all set for Holy Week holidays

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Peru’s Lambayeque and La Libertad northern regions, which are main tourist hubs, are gearing up to welcome tourists during the Holy Week holidays, the Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry announced.   Tourist attractions in Lambayeque’s capital Chiclayo and surroundings are …

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  • Sri Lanka attracts over 6 lakh tourists in Q1 2017

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Sri Lanka received over 600,000 tourists in the first three months of this year with a 3.4-percent growth as compared to 2016, as per statistics released by Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry.   India and China remained the leading markets with …

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  • Tourism Ireland focuses on US Masters!

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    American golfers are being eyed by the marketing body to attract them to the Emerald Isle by showcasing their first-rate courses that can be accessed as well as ad pedigree to the sport.   Central to the media blitz is …

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  • Tourism work meeting in Macao for discussing regional cooperation

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    According to China’s tourism administration vice chief, Macao can have a big share of the Chinese mainland tourism market and advance its development into world tourism and leisure center. The 2017 annual work meeting of the Joint Working Committee on …

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  • Ireland’s Shannon Heritage charms over 277 overseas tour operators and buyers from 19 countries

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Shannon Heritage is confident about a boost to its visitor attractions and evening entertainment venue after the company’s recent participation at Meitheal 2017, Ireland’s most important travel trade event. The company has a troupe of entertainers from the Bunratty Castle …

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  • Tourism Industry is heavily banking on Indaba 2017!

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Now, South African Tourism is all set to do the final touches as the countdown to Indaba 2017 has started in full swing. Indaba aims to promote quicker association with better targeted business interactions than ever before. The event of …

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  • Farm tourism – The latest trend in travel world!

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    The booming success of Madrid Fusion Manila highlighted once again the essential role of farming and its significance in tourism. At the prestigious gastronomy event brought to the forefront how a simple country farm produce can turn into an exclusive …

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  • WTM Latin America brings together key tourism industry leaders in Sao Paolo

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    More than 100 senior industry leaders, authorities, private sector executives and tourism professionals, accompanied the conversation between the leadership of the three countries which, according to the UN, are looking at tourism as a component of sustainable development. April 6th …

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  • In the world tourism list, India occupies the 40th place

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    According to WEF, Spain, France and Germany are the most tourism friendly economies. WEF has said that India has jumped 12 places to the 40th rank globally in travel and tourism competitiveness. Although India improved the most among Asian countries, …

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  • Albania’s secret island is now a key attraction!

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    The island of Santorini is one of the exotic isles located in Greek Island. The striking beach and charming views make this place a must-visit destination for any nature lover. Situated off the coast of Albania, Sazan Island has immaculate …

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  • Rand brings disaster to South African tourism!

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    As per the Tourism Business Council of South Africa or TBCSA, South Africa’s tourism industry is expecting mixed fortunes in terms of the nomination of the new Cabinet Ministers in the Transport, Home Affairs and Finance portfolios, as well as …

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  • Post Brexit staycations grow as UK leaves EU

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    According to a data analysis, the Staycation searches and bookings for the UK have grown by almost a quarter compared to 2016.   Travel marketing group Sojern has found bookings made between October 2016 and January 2017 to depart from …

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  • Jamaica hopeful of attracting 4.2 million tourists in 2017

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Jamaica is all set to welcome some 4.2 million tourists in 2017, Bernama News reported citing the country’s Minister of Tourism.   According to a statement issued by the ministry, foreign tourist arrivals to Jamaica increased five percent up, compared …

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  • Brazilian tourist arrivals to Cuba breaks annual record

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Cuba is witnessing a record break arrival of Brazilian tourists to the country with a 31%-126% growth, according to diplomatic sources.   Economic Councelor of the Cuban Embassy, Dagmar Gonzalez recalled that the presence of Brazilian visitors in Cuba’s main …

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  • Mongolia and Cuba to share tourism experiences

    Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017

    Mongolia and Cuba are striving to boost tourism ties between the two countries and this was discussed recently when Cuban Ambassador to Mongolia Raul Delgado paid a visit to D. Oyunkhorol, Minister of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia. Both of …

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  • Aceh all geared up to attract halal tourists in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Aceh, in Indonesia is slowly emerging as a popular destination highlighting halaal tourism in the coming days as the genre is gaining tremendous recognition in countries across the globe. Aceh province got two prominent awards, namely World’s Best Halal Cultural …

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  • Golf Tourism – The newest trend in India

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    In modern times, lush golf courses are growing across India. Their popularity as a sport is increasing adding sightseeing attractions and studying business opportunities together. Thus, golf tourism in India is growing at par with courses that are among the …

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  • Tourism for Tomorrow Awards declare the finalists

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    WTTC’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards is now in its 21st year. It honors travel companies that exemplify the ways that tourism creates economic, environmental and cultural benefits for local people and places. The judges for these awards travel the world …

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  • TAA Australia and Stayz enters into agreement on regulation of short-term lodging

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Australia’s peak accommodation body, Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA), and Stayz, the largest Australian short-term rental platform, declared that they have struck a common position on regulation of short-term accommodation area in New South Wales. Under this regulation:   • Introducing …

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  • Fourth New Horizons study on youth and student travel to be launched

    Published on : Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is pleased to announce plans to launch the fourth global study of youth and student travel, New Horizons, in May 2017.   New Horizons is the only recurring global survey of the youth travel …

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