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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 …

  • Travelport Worldwide Limited Reports Second Quarter and Half Year 2017 Results

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Travelport Worldwide Limited announced today its financial results for the second quarter and half year ended June 30, 2017.   Highlights  Net revenue increased 1% to $612 million Travel Commerce Platform revenue increased 2% to $584 million Beyond Air revenue …

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  • Singapore’s first quarter results look impressive

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    As per the latest details of Singapore Tourism Board, the country saw tourism receipts increase in the first three months of 2017. The growth was due to the increased visitor arrival and higher spending in all major tourism components. Except …

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  • Fostered health tourism in Malaysia generates better job opportunities

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Health tourism in Malaysia is a big venture and has registered a growth of 23% in 2016 with revenue of about RM1.12 billion, up from RM914 million in 2015.   More than 900,000 medical tourists visited the country last year …

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  • Three rescued after getting stuck on Ventura County Fair bunjee ride

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    The crews rescued three people after getting stuck on a Ventura County Fair bunjee ride in Ventura County Fairgrounds on Harbor Boulevard, busiest north-south corridor in Orange County, California.     The incident was reported at 7:55 pm, when a …

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  • Karnataka Tourism will opt for airline advertisements

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    The State Government of Karnataka is planning to project their capital city, Bengaluru as a tourism destination by displaying advertisement on the body of the domestic airlines.     The tourism department of Karnataka has a big plan for the …

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  • Today Show to showcase ‘Unspoilt’ Shoalhaven and Shellharbour

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Channel 9’s Today Show will broadcast weather crosses from two locations on the NSW South Coast next week, showcasing some of the region’s best attributes and attractions to a national audience of more than one million each day.   Minister …

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  • Dream Jobs: Rangers of New Zealand’s Department of Conservation

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    Working in some of New Zealand’s most enchanting and dramatic landscapes, rangers with the Department of Conservation are truly living the dream.   To celebrate World Ranger Day (31 July) let’s meet five of New Zealand’s conservation rangers. To those …

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  • Tourism important for South African economy

    Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017

    According to a research commissioned by Airports Company South Africa, every regular, long-haul direct flight secured is estimated to support as many as 3,000 jobs. Without a doubt, combating the recession will require removing the obstacles to economic growth that …

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  • Revised tourism tax in Malaysia is a welcoming relief

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Due to the revised tourism tax plan that took effect from Aug 1, it is definitely a great relief for Malaysians, and less burdensome for foreigners. After much debate and talks with industry players and relevant stakeholders, the MalaysianTourism and …

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  • India remains the top tourist source for Sri Lanka

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    For Sri Lanka, the top five tourist arrival sources were from India, China, the UK, Germany and France which accounted for 51.4 per cent of total tourist arrivals during the first five months of this year.   India was Sri …

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  • Tourism services would be advanced in martial law

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Davao Region and its Department of Tourism or DOT is at present utilizing slight interference in terms of tourism arrivals as kind of chance to develop the services sector grounding to welcome more visitors and businessmen in the region yet …

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  • Bahamas is in look out to correct its ‘Product Deficiency’

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Yesterday, a Cabinet Minister expressed that Bahamas should “tell a better story” to revive its tourism “product deficiency”. He further added by saying that he is aiming a 15 percent growth in African-American visitors.   The Bahamas Tourism and Aviation …

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  • Deep down and dirty – Rotorua’s muddy experiences

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Situated in the heart of the North Island, Rotorua is a lovely lakeside city world-famous for geothermal wonders, Māori culture, and a memorable smell. Delving deeper, however, visitors will discover steamy activities full of all sorts of murky fun.   …

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  • The Vatican urges tourists to be responsible towards humans and environment

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    With Rome and other parts of the world preparing for their August holidays, the Vatican has urged tourists to respect environment and human welfare in their travels, treating people and things with respect.   Cardinal Peter Turkson said, “Holiday time …

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  • Tourism funds discussed in Berea City Council meeting

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    In the Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Berea City Council, there was a discussion on what Berea Tourism funds can and should be spent on. Council Member Jerry Little said that Berea Tourism has an estimated budget of $950,000 for …

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  • Beer tourism is all set to be launched

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    More and more Americans are booking their vacations to enjoy craft beer. To take advantage of such situation, some enterprising agents are exploring on ways to take part in this emerging trend.   In the last 12 months, more than …

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  • Tourism Minister says EDM’s help to boost tourist inflow

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    On this Tuesday, Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar is an Indian politician and member of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party along with being Tourism minister said that electronic dance music or EDM, sunburn or supersonic and such events actually assists to increase the …

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  • Warren County heats up in tourism debate

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    A series of “insulting” emails to Warren County tourism leaders about the direction of the county’s tourism promotion efforts prompted some ugly exchanges on Monday after a town supervisor pointed out growing revenue trends. Lake Luzerne Supervisor Gene Merlino, chairman …

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  • International tourism project launched in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier, minister of defense and chairman of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), announced the launch of an international tourism project in the Kingdom, called the Red Sea Project on Monday. This project will …

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  • Cruise ship Tourism to grow in Alaska in next summer

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Alaska will witness a surge in cruise tourists in the next summer, according to the research by Wells Fargo Securities. They predicted 6 percent growth which accounts to 1.06 million passengers.   The company anticipates a massive growth from 5 …

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