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  • UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar

    Published on : Saturday, November 4, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to …

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  • Pyeongchang Olympics to boost Korean tourism

    Published on : Saturday, November 4, 2017

    The 2018 Winter Olympics is expected to bring in thousands of tourists to the mountainous resort town of Pyeongchang. The quadrennial sports events will start in February.     Work has already started crews are renovating buildings and roads, there …

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  • UNWTO expresses confidence on tourism in Madagascar

    Published on : Saturday, November 4, 2017

    The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai has visited Madagascar to express the Organization’s full support to the tourism sector. Madagascar’s tourism is facing a challenging situation following a plague outbreak which has prompted some countries to …

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  • Dubai might get a new holiday rival as Saudi Arabia issues new tourist visas

    Published on : Saturday, November 4, 2017

    With the introduction of new tourist visas, Saudi Arabia could become easier to visit for the international tourists.     As per the reports, the initial visas will only be granted for those travelling as part of a tour group …

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  • Tobago Tourism Agency has appointed Louis Lewis as CEO

    Published on : Saturday, November 4, 2017

    The Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, and the board of the Tobago Tourism Agency have appointed Louis Lewis as first chief executive officer.       Louis Lewis comes to the situation with a different background tourism research and …

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  • Tourism authority of Thailand to launch ‘Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018‘

    Published on : Saturday, November 4, 2017

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is launching an ambitious calendar of events for supporting the ‘Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018‘, which features an action-packed schedule of unique Thai local experiences and a marquee of international events.   Mr. Yuthasak …

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  • Edo state government to develop a tourism master plan

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    Edo State government is developing a tourism master plan that will provide clear guidelines for the participation of the various levels of government and the private sector in tourism.   The government believes that clear explanation of roles will unlock …

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  • Chinese outbound travel boom is expected to continue

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    The boom in Chinese outbound travel is set to continue.   Laurens van den Oever, ForwardKeys’ Chief Marketing Officer said, “The Chinese dragon is breathing more hotly than ever. Bookings for outbound travel during Chinese New Year, in February 2018, …

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  • In tourism tax, Malaysia collects more than US$ 141K

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    Over US$ 141k has recently been collected by the Malaysian government in terms of tourism tax at the first month of its implementation.   In a written revert to Anthony Loke (DAP-Seremban), the Finance Ministry explained that the sum total …

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  • Odisha tourism focuses on nature tourism

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    Nature tourism drives inbound tourist arrivals, and so for promotion of this sector, the Odisha government plans to release short-duration video films on popular broadcast platform YouTube.   The state forest department through a local agency has prepared footages depicting …

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  • Baghdad’s referendum measures adversely affecting Kurdistan tourism

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    After Baghdad imposed disciplinary measures on the Kurdistan Region, its tourism sector has been hugely affected following the independence referendum and the outbreak of military fight between the Iraqi army and Peshmerga on October 16. The tourist spots of the …

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  • Rajasthan witnesses exponential increase in tourism post higher investments

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    Being one of the sunshine states in India, Rajasthan has always gained attention of the global traveller. With new marketing strategies and campaigns like “Jane Kya Dikh Jaye”, the state is now witnessing a rise in domestic travellers who are …

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  • Tourism industry needs to think about climate change

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    Tourism is a huge contributor to climate change; however, it appears that there’s not much being done by the industry to address such issues.   “What we found is that they’re not recognising that tourism contributes to climate change. They …

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  • Telangana tourism projects catches attention of the U.S. investors

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    Tourism in Telangana has caught the eye of the U.S. investors. This month, the investors would reach there for Global Entrepreneurship Summit, would discuss the possibility of investment in Telangana’s tourism projects.   Telangana has seen a 15 per cent …

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  • Tourism Ireland event showcases Kerry to key German travel trade and media

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, is leading a delegation from Kerry to Berlin. The aim of the visit is to highlight Kerry in the all-important German market, and in particular the new, twice-weekly Ryanair flight …

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  • VisitScotland: And the winner is…Scotland

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    Edinburgh skyline seen from Salisbury Crags, Arthur’s Seat.   As BAFTA Scotland prepares to honour the very best talent in film, TV and games produced in Scotland over the last year on Sunday (5 November), VisitScotland is celebrating some of …

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  • Plan your ultimate bucket list of New Zealand experiences

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    To celebrate New Zealand being named one of the top ten countries to visit in 2018 according to Lonely Planet Best in Travel, here’s the ultimate New Zealand Bucket List. Hobbiton – Just outside of the Waikato town of Matamata, …

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  • VisitScotland: Ginterested?

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    With the UK’s love affair with Mother’s Ruin showing no signs of slowing down, VisitScotland is quenching the thirst of gin fans with the creation of its very first interactive gin map.   Taking you on a virtual tour, Scotland’s Gin …

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  • Thompson Okanagan of British Columbia recognized as America’s first sustainable tourism destination

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    Thompson Okanagan of British Columbia has recently been honored as the first sustainable tourism destination in the USA. The way in which a destination manages itself in terms of perspectives like environmental, social and cultural are considered while measuring sustainable …

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  • Miami creates tourism record for overnight visitors

    Published on : Friday, November 3, 2017

    The Visitors Bureau along with Greater Miami Convention has jointly declared that the place welcomed record-breaking $26 billion expenditures in terms of overnight visitors from September 2016 till August of this year, the time immediately before, Hurricane Irma struck Florida. …

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