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IMEX America: Inaugural Association Forum Healthcare Collaborative Roundtable held recently in Las Vegas

The medical and healthcare association professionals had the opportunity for tailored learning and networking at 2019 IMEX America, held recently in Las Vegas. The Association Forum, supported by the IMEX Group and sponsored by Visit Phoenix, delivered a bespoke pilot …

  • Tourism Village – A novel concept to provide better facilities to the travelers!

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Tourism villages have paved the way in developing tourist facilities across Indonesia. As expected, the government is showering more and more attention to this novel concept, training and educating village residents to become competent hosts and tour guides and developing …

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  • AirAsia X Indonesia launches Narita service to connect Japan

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    On May 24th, AirAsia X Indonesia launched a four times weekly service between Denpasar (DPS) and Tokyo Narita (NRT). This would be the carrier’s second new long-haul route introduced this month. The A330-300s, the long-haul low-cost airline is expected to …

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  • $400 million theme park planned to come up on the Gold Coast

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    A $400 million theme park could open on the Gold Coast, putting up a challenge to nearby Dreamworld, where four people died on a malfunctioning ride. The ‘Australian Legendary Kingdom’ is the brain child of China’s biggest theme park operator …

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  • Canadian government to fund LGBT tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    The Government of Canada has announced support for Travel Gay Canada for attracting more LGBTQ2 tourists to Canada. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism made this …

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  • Wonderful Indonesia is being showcased in 2 South Korean metropolises

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    In order to draw Korean tourists for vacationing across the archipelago, the Ministry of Tourism’s international marketing campaign named “Wonderful Indonesia” has reached Seoul and Busan, South Korea respectively.   On May 14th, various subway cars and above boarding gates …

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  • Top hospitals from the UK are opening branches in the UAE

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    The UAE is more and more becoming a big hit for the UK healthcare providers for setting up centers serving as hubs for attracting patients from both local places and overseas while bringing in revenues for their hospitals in Britain. …

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  • York County is all prepared to enjoy its summer tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Last weekend, Memorial Day party goers kicked off the season with mouthwatering backyard barbecues, accepting the unofficial start of the summer season, commemorating those serving the military and spending time with friends and family. The gorgeous weekend always works as …

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  • Computer meltdown to cost BA $112 million in compensation

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    The disastrous meltdown of British Airways over a busy holiday weekend further fanned public outrage against an industry infamous for its focus on cost cuts over customer service, leaving the U.K. carrier scrambling to explain how a local computer outage …

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  • Perthshire emerges as a favorite wellness tourism hub

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    A survey conducted by VisitScotland indicated that a large number of tourists are rushing to Perth as well as Kinros with an aim to navigate through some peaceful waters. Inner peace is something every globetrotter appears to be opting for, …

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  • High-Value Business Events Industry In The Spotlight

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    New Zealand’s high-value business events industry hits the spotlight today when CINZ MEETINGS 2017 opens in host city Auckland. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Chief Executive, Sue Sullivan says the two-day exhibition is the largest in the event’s 21 …

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  • The Great New Zealand Rugby Pilgrimage

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    It’s no secret that New Zealand has a close affinity with the game of rugby. Obsession might be closer to the mark, and it has to be said that when the national team takes to the field most of the …

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  • New Whale Watching Tour Launches In Marlborough Sounds

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    There are several places in New Zealand where you can spot whales as many different species of these gentle giants grace these coastlines throughout the year.   While Kaikoura is perhaps the best known whale-watching destination in the South Island, …

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  • Tourism & Transport Forum Welcomes New Blue Mountains Express

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    The Tourism & Transport Forum, Australia’s leading tourism and transport advocacy group, said the NSW Government’s commitment to address overcrowding on the Blue Mountains line will significantly improve the visitor experience of the thousands of tourists who flock to the …

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  • Batam conducts ‘Ramadhan’ event to attract tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    To celebrate Ramadhan in the true sense of the spirit, the city of Batam that is located in Riau Islands province has decided to conduct ‘Ramadhan kenduri’ that is a Javanese ritual of remembrance and blessing.   The event looks …

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  • Vietnam witnesses 30% rise in international tourists in 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Vietnam has been witnessing an increasing number of international tourists in the initial five months of 2017 marking an upsurge of nearly 29.5%. As much as 5.25 million travellers have been arriving here this year.   The arrivals by air …

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  • Swiss billionaire praises tourism potential of Kem Beach in Vietnam

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    According to Swiss financial expert Christian A. Larpin, the prospect to invest in Bai Kem or Kem Beach on Vietnam’s largest island of Phu Quoc is lucrative, since it holds a lot of promise to become a high-end tourist destination …

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  • Indonesia organizes sales mission to Shanghai and Chengdu for attracting more Chinese tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    In order to attract more Chinese tourists to Indonesia, the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia organized a sales mission to Shanghai and Chengdu in China on May 22-25.   This sales mission will help attract even more Chinese tourists to Indonesia …

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  • New hotel classification and rating system in Malaysia gets appreciation from industry players

    Published on : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture will introduce a new hotel classification and rating system from 1st June, which the industry players believe is fairer and more worthwhile than the existing star-rating system. The new classification will have categories of …

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  • Sustainable Costa Rican tourist enterprises can now get global certification

    Published on : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Sustainable Costa Rican tourist enterprises will now be entitled for a European certification, issued by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. The international certification, known as TourCert is based on international standards of quality and environmental management including EMAS and ISO, …

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  • VisitScotland: Scottish Clan Event Fund opens for new applications

    Published on : Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    More clans than ever before are set to benefit as EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, opens the latest round of the Scottish Clan Event Fund today (Tuesday 30 May).   Designed to support the growth of clan events and …

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