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Alessandra Alonso recognised by Natwest Wise100 as a leading woman in social enterprise

Alessandra Alonso, founder of Women in Travel (CIC), the social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in the travel industry, has been recognised by NatWest WISE100 as a top 100 leading woman in social enterprise.     …

  • US-Cuba tour operators are uniting to crackdown travel ban

    Published on : Monday, July 24, 2017

    U.S. tour operators are now uniting each other to limit the damages that happened for the tighter restrictions of travel ban on Americans to Cuba, a communist-run island.  It is because; most of Americans prefer to go Cuba for a …

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  • Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippines targeting tourists from four continents

    Published on : Sunday, July 23, 2017

    The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippines is targeting foreign tourists from four continents throughout the world.   The Chief Operating Officer of TPB said massive preparations had begun for the arrival of some 250 travel agents from North …

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  • Juan Orlando Hernández request National Congress to allow incentive on tourism

    Published on : Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Juan Orlando Hernández, Honduras President requested country’s National Congress this week to support the Tourism Incentives Act. This legislation would be the result of 250,000 new jobs by the year 2019 as part of Honduras’ 20/20 growth plan.   To …

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  • Moscow’s Red Square becomes the promotional stage for Beijing tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    The Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development or BMCTD in the morning of July 17th local time hosted an endorsement event at the Red Square or better known as Central Revolution Square in the Russian capital. The theme was – …

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  • Ghana launches a campaign to boost collection of tourism levy

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    The Ghana Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture launched a campaign for boosting the collection and payment of the 1% tourism levy to propel the hospitality industry. The sector Minister, Mrs. Catherine Ablema Afeku, said that if all players in …

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  • Greater Williamsburg takes local approach toward sports tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Greater Williamsburg area of Virginia this week organized two crucial sporting events which attracted volunteers, players and coaches all over the country.   The amount of money those coaches, players and their parents invested at different hotels, businesses and restaurants …

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  • Dr. Walter Mzembi speaks on tourism development and nature conservation

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Hon. Dr. Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism & Hospitality Industry, spoke on the occasion of the Parliamentary Conservation Caucus Launch on “Tourism Development and Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities on July 19 at the Meikles Hotel, Harare.   Dr. Mzembi …

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  • UNWTO initiates to stop child sexual exploitation in tourism

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    The UNWTO headquarters in Madrid hosted a meeting of experts for discussing measures to fight against child sexual exploitation in the tourism sector. The initiative was coordinated by ECPAT International, with support from the government of the Netherlands.   The …

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  • Marawi siege & Chinese tourist influx

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    The Marawi siege started on the same day May 25, 2017 President Rodrigo Duterte was closing an arms deal with President Vladimir Putin of Russia when This happening seized Philippine President’s attention and immediately foretell worse things to happen to …

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  • Eastern Oregon University providing dorms to eclipse tourists

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    People heading to northwestern Oregon to enjoy the solar eclipse of next month would now be capable of leveraging yet another lodging option.   As per the local news reports, the Eastern Oregon University located in La Grande is ready …

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  • Send-off event for Italian women’s rugby team in Rome

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Tourism Ireland in Italy, in conjunction with the Irish Embassy in Rome, hosted a special send-off event for the Italian women’s rugby team. The event, hosted by HE Bobby McDonagh, Irish Ambassador to Italy, was organised to wish the team well and …

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  • Showcasing Sligo to 350,000 outdoor enthusiasts across Europe

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    A German bicycle company, called CUBE Bikes, has been shooting its annual catalogue in Sligo. The catalogue – which will be read by some 350,000 outdoor enthusiasts in Germany, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland and Britain – will feature images …

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  • Tourism is crucial in Gila County economy, Arizona

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Gila County depends heavily on tourism. Most of the tourist dollars flow into the north end of the county. Travel-based tourism generates $279 million in revenue, providing 3,000 jobs, in the small, rural committee of 52,000. Tourism in the county …

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  • Chinese outbound tourists expected to reach 200 million by 2020

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Chinese tourists’ overseas spending is expected to hit US$429b. By 2020, outbound trips by the Chinese are bound to reach 200 million, as the country’s tourism growth remains on track.   Although the terrorist attacks in Europe and weaker spending …

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  • Lee County tourism projects $21 million budget

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Islandology” is an advertising and marketing campaign that will focus on the unique experiential travel options found throughout Lee County. Lee County tourism promoters have drafted a $21 million budget for the fiscal year beginning in October. With a reserves …

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  • MTDC to promote caravan tourism at select spots throughout Maharashtra

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    After successful implementation of the pilot project, caravan tourism will be promoted at select prime spots within Maharashtra for facilitating eco tours, nature trails and experiential tourism.   The Maharashtra tourism department is planning to create designated caravan parks in …

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  • New Zealand tourism gets a record boost with Lions rugby fans

    Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Cheering British and Irish Lions fans brought a surge of overseas visitors in New Zealand last month, with migration reaching a record high.   It was the second highest month for visitors from the two countries in New Zealand’s history. …

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  • BahamaHost graduates are nominated at tourism ambassador for the country

    Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017

    On this Tuesday evening, more than four hundred BahamaHost graduates got their certification. After this, they become official tourism ambassadors for the Bahamas.   Travis Robinson, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, applauded the graduates on this and greeted …

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  • Thailand tourism revenue to reach B3.1trn

    Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017

    Mr Yuthasak, the Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand said that in the last two quarters, the industry has become quite slow but the plans are being layed to place the foundation for a constant growth in 2017 and 2018 …

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  • Germany puts economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

    Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017

    Very recently on Thursday, Germany informed its citizens to use vigilance if by any chance they are traveling to Turkey. Also, highlighted measures that have the possibility to hold back German investment there, in a sign of increasing annoyance with …

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