TOURISM NEWS

  • Spanish Tourism industry needs to extend its arms

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Tourism attractions in Spain are extremely popular among international tourists. But not all is good for the Spanish Tourism industry. As per the data by the National Institute of Statistics, although in 2016 the Spanish tourism industry accounted for 11.1% …

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  • Sports tourism holds great potential for Kenya

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    In order to combat dwindling fortunes in the multi-billion-shilling tourism industry, stakeholders now want immediate steps to be taken for tapping into the largely unexploited sports tourism segment. Interviews with many important industry players showed the growing interest by industry …

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  • Buddhist Maha Stupa found near Hyderabad set to attract foreign tourists

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    The grand Buddhist Maha Stupa, which is believed to have been built before 350 B.C. and older than the one at Amaravati is set to attract the attention of world tourism. Although having such a wonderful historical and cultural significance, …

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  • DOT in 2017 aims to achieve 32% hike in Israel tourist arrival

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    In 2017, Israel is expected to receive good number of visitors as market shows a steady growth in the arrival since last year. Benito C. Bengzon Jr, Tourism Undersecretary for Market Development in a statement said that visitor arrival will …

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  • UAE grabs the limelight in OTM 2017

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    This year at OTM, an official delegation from UAE participated in the event. Largest travel trade show in India, OTM 2017 will took place in Mumbai. It had started from 21st February 2017 till 23rd Feb under the administration of …

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  • Jordan enhances its medical tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Prime Minister Hani Mulki said on Saturday that government is dedicated in dealing with various obstructions in terms of medical tourism and to taking the essential steps to improve the industry’s performance. Encouraging more financial investments, expansion of the industry …

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  • WTCF conference in March in Penang

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    On March 26 and 27, around 100 delegates from various countries will attend this two-day conference known as World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Asia Pacific Tourism Conference in Penang. Government officials, policy makers, destination managers, hoteliers, agents and media will …

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  • Call for special fund set up for Malawi Tourism

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Tourism Committee for Northern Malawi said that a special financial facility needs to be set up where tourism service providers could access loans at reasonable interest, and this would help them develop their tourism facilities to global standards. Majority of …

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  • Green tourism is the recent trend of the global travel industry

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Green tourism is a recent fad in travel industry. Many cities and travel companies are constantly working and contributing to the establishment and development of sustainable tourism. As per statistics released by the General Department of Tourism, in 2016, Vietnam …

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  • Barbados excel in medical tourism

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    BFC received fourth GOLD SEAL approval for their extensive caregiving services. JCI or Joint Commission International is a health facility accreditation program of United States and is known for its stringent measures and standards. This is great news for Barbados …

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  • By 2020, Bahrain tourism to reach $1bn

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Bahrain is not much advertised countries among GCC nations for travel and tourism purposes. As per unofficial sources, Bahrain receives majority of its visitors or weekend rush from Saudi Arabia as the nationals could easily cross the King Fahad Causeway …

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  • In Mekong Tourism, human capital is a key factor!

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Human capital development and growth in human resources have been identified as ‘strategic pillars’ by the tourism experts to establish sustainable development in and around greater Mekong sub region. To quote Jens Thraenhart, executive director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating …

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  • Egypt tourism oscillating between benefits of E-visa and higher charges

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Egypt’s Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar met with Telecommunication Minister Yasser Al-Qady and discussed steps to facilitate visa procedures for tourists. They discussed about the development of a new system that will allow issuance of electronic visas.   The step is …

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  • South-east Asia is relying on travellers from China

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Chinese travellers are making a rush for South-east Asia, lured mostly by the cultural similarity and the wide variety of dining and leisure opportunities thereby boosting the regional tourism sector of this part of the world to a great extent. …

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  • Thailand hosts Educational trip for Chinese media to promote Thai tourism

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    With the objective of promoting the kingdom’s unique travel experiences among Chinese tourists, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently hosted a “New Thailand Educational Trip” for 40 members of the media from the People’s Republic of China.   The project …

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  • Thailand marketing 2017 Unique Thai Local Experiences tourism campaign in India

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    In a bid to increase awareness of the 2017 Unique Thai Local Experiences tourism campaign, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Mumbai Office has stepped up marketing efforts in the Indian market by staging a press event.   “In 2017, TAT …

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  • UAE visa-issuance centre inaugurated in Tunisia

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    The United Arab Emirates has opened a visa-issuance centre in Tunis. It was was inaugurated by Ambassador of the UAE to Tunisia Salim Eisa Al Qatam Al Zaabi in the UAE Embassy, in the Tunisian capital.   The opening of …

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  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade to attract over 1 lakh visitors

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade comes to the harbour city this March. This year more than 100,000 spectators are expected to line the parade route.   The Mardi Gras Parade will feature more than 190 floats and 12,000 …

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  • Egypt doubling cost of entry visas for foreign visitors from March 1st

    Published on : Saturday, February 25, 2017

    Egypt Foreign Ministry has decided to increase the cost of visa entry for foreign visitors, Bernama News reports citing Egyptian airport officials.   The officials, on condition of anonymity, said that, authorities are more than doubling the cost of entry …

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  • Algeria kicks off 1st UNWTO Regional Capacity Building Programme on Tourism Statistics

    Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017

    On the occasion, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, praised the efforts done by the Ministry of Tourism of Algeria to place the sector at the core of the economic development policies and recalled the importance of tourism statistics for tourism development. …

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