TOURISM NEWS

  • Kenya Tourism Board asks for hike in tourism budget to support recovery efforts

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    In order to finance all the efforts to achieve a full recovery of tourism sector in Kenya, the National Treasury should increase the budgetary allocation for tourism recovery efforts to six billion shillings (about 58 million US dollars) in the …

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  • UNWTO Head visits Algeria, discusses role of tourism with PM Sellal

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, who is currently visiting Algeria, was received by the country’s Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal received yesterday (February 14th).   Rifai is on a working visit to Algeria as …

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  • Chile’s Punta Arenas enjoys record cruise season with 20,000 tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Punta Arenas, capital city of Chile’s southernmost region, Magallanes and Antartica Chilena, is witnessing a robust cruise season.The city welcomed over 20,000 tourists last week, as per the numbers released by the port’s authority.   This includes the 4,000 tourists …

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  • Malaysia expects 1 million tourists from India in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    This year, Malaysia is looking forward to attracting one million tourists from India and has strengthened its tourism promotion efforts in a bid to achieve this target.   Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, the Tourism and Culture Minister asserted …

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  • Autumn Discoveries In New Zealand’s Wine Regions

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Autumn is when the grapes have been harvested, their makers are relaxed and ready to talk vintages – and to taste them.     New Zealand wine regions are at their most spectacular in autumn when the days are long …

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  • India tops the chart for Dubai’s international tourism source markets for 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing released a report which says that Dubai welcomed 1.8 million overnight visitors from India, projecting a growth of 12%.   The department also said that Dubai attracted 14.9 million overnight visitors in 2016, …

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  • Tourism ties between Miami beach and Jamaica strengthened

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Preface to the collaborative efforts between the Montego Bay Convention Centre and the Miami Beach Convention Center were held on Friday, February 10th. The collaborations come as Southwest Airlines announced daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Montego Bay, Jamaica …

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  • Missouri senator strives to promote tourism industry

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    For the tourism industry, members of Congress speak in support of imports, considering 77.5 million international visitors to the United States, bringing $246 billion in spending. The United States enjoys a trade excess in the global travel industry and a …

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  • Zimbabwe tourism associates with International Coalition of Tourism Partners

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    With around 1000 key tourism stakeholders and destinations in 153 countries, the International Coalition of Tourism Partners has been the strength behind Green Growth PLUS Quality EQUALS Business.   ICTP is dynamic in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is a surrounded by land …

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  • Eventisimo organizes the 13th UNWTO awards ceremony and gala dinner

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    The 13th UNWTO Awards ceremony and gala dinner was organized by Eventisimo and was held in Madrid on January 16 and 18. As part of the event, there was a forum held at the Palacio de Neptuno, highlighting the importance …

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  • 1st UNWTO world conference on smart destinations in Murcia

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    For advancing and shaping a tourism model for the 21st century based on based on innovation, technology, sustainability and accessibility, a World Conference on Smart Destinations would be held in Murcia on 15-17 February. It would be organized by the …

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  • World tourism forum global meet from February16-18

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    The World Tourism Forum announced the top 100 companies in the world travel & tourism industry at a press conference before the ‘World Tourism Forum Global Meeting, scheduled to take place at the Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC) on February 16-18. …

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  • Israeli tourists can now visit North Korea

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    It was substantiated by an Israeli tourism company on Sunday that it has an exclusive agreement for issuing tourist visas for North Korea. Rimon Tours, via its subsidiary Tarbutu, will provide trips staring from the spring and summer. According to …

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  • Lithuania’s tourism campaign receives a lot of backlash

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Tourism is a vital contributor to a country’s economy and deciding factor for a country’s image. Tourism campaigns make or break a country’s image, and Lithuania’s tourism campaign is ridiculous to say the least! The country boasts of stunning Baltic …

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  • Cyprus tourism targeting tourists from Turkey and Europe

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    The tourism of Northern Cyprus is more known for its ‘sun, sea and sand.’ But other factors need to be considered like history, nature, sport activities, and harvest tourism for the betterment of tourism sector in the country. The country’s …

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  • Tourism in North Korea on a positive drive

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Alek Sigley, an Australian student, has been showing interested visitors the sights of North Korea for years, but he can still remember his first trip to the country. According to Sigley, “It was pretty overwhelming. I’ve travelled a bit and …

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  • Brand-Vizag to get a major push via 2-day tourism conclave

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    From Feb 24th till 25th of this month, a two-day tourism meeting will be organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the AP Tourism Department. It is intended to highlight the possibility of tourism in this region and …

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  • Israeli tourists are now welcomed to North Korea

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Rimon Tours group, An Israeli Tourism Company recently received an exclusive franchise for issuing official tourist visas for North Korea. It’s quite a unique incident as very few Israelis have visited Korea till now. This spring and summer, Tarbutu, a …

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  • Malaysian medical tourism is expected to earn RM1.3bil in 2017

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    As confirmed by Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), Malaysian medical tourism will achieve RM 1.3 bil revenue target in 2017. Year on-year, the tourism industry of Malaysia was going through a steady 30 percent increase as said by the Chief …

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  • Tosa Maidan to get a separate Tourism Development Authority

    Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti along with his cabinet members sanctioned a separate tourism development authority for Tosa Maidan today. One of the largest meadows in Kashmir Valley, Tosa Maidan is surrounded by dense foliages with a possibility of becoming a …

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