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At Republic Day 2020, the Brazilian President would be the chief guest

Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian President has accepted Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations in 2020 in New Delhi, India.   On Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi met Bolsonaro on the …

  • Armenia and Italy strengthen political ties and tourism

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Italy is Armenia’s one of the principal trade-economic partners. In an interview, Armenia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Italy Victoria Baghdasaryan talked about current stage of Armenia-Italy relations, as well as joint programs and issues related to the Armenian community. …

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  • Tourism shares see record high in New Zealand

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    New Zealand shares surged today, led by Restaurant Brands New Zealand, while Tourism Holdings and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare hit record highs. James Smalley, director at Hamilton Hindin Greene said the market had seen broad-based buying, with the benchmark index …

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  • Vietnam sees increase in foreign tourists during first half of 2017

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    In the first half of this year, Vietnam welcomed more than 6.2 million foreign visitors, which is an increase of 30.2 percent compared to last year, as per the report from Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.   However, June saw …

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  • China’s tech giants are fighting to create a mark in travel sector

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Of late, China’s technology giants are combating the travel sector. At stake is control over the world’s largest population of middle-class spenders, travelers and Internet users. Meituan Dianping, which has funding from Tencent Holdings, is all set to expend hundreds …

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  • Adelaide welcomed 3000 Chinese tourists for incentive trip

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    In a joint declaration made at the same time in two different cities, Adelaide and Guangzhou, China, the Adelaide Convention Bureau has broadcasted the first major incentive tourist group visit in South Australia.   It took place on 17-20 June …

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  • U.K.’s tourism industry enjoys fresh heights

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    The thriving tourism sector of the U.K., that already has been contributing $161.3 billion to the regional economy is not only prospering but also expanding by leaps and bounds.   As per the new government and industry statistics, the tourists …

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  • Travel and tourism spending went up in first quarter of 2017

    Published on : Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Real spending (output) on travel and tourism turned up in the first quarter of 2017, increasing at an annual rate of 0.4 percent after decreasing 2.7 percent (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2016. In contrast, real gross domestic product …

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  • The Institute for Tourism Professional Nigeria held the first National Tourism Symposium

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    The Institute for Tourism Professional, ITP in Nigeria held the first National Tourism Symposium last Thursday.   The event held at Eko Hotel and Suites with the theme ‘Tourism; Passport to Social and Economic emancipation in Africa” recorded the attendance …

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  • Qatar tourism getting affected by a Saudi-led barrier

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    A Saudi-led obstruction against Qatar is already showing its effects on the country’s tourism industry.   A survey by Reuters showed that the hotels in Doha which would normally be full during the Eid Al Fitr holiday have seen considerable …

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  • Tourism Ireland announces new Head of Business Partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has announced the appointment of Louise Finnegan as Head of Business Partnership. Louise will be responsible for Tourism Ireland’s co-operative access programme with air and sea carriers, ports and airports, as well as the organisation’s business partnership activities …

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  • VisitScotland: Top names at Paisley’s first Weave festival

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Weave is a new, vibrant and colourful festival celebrating arts, activism and design in Paisley.   Renowned names in Scotland’s literary scene are getting ready to make an appearance at Paisley’s first Weave festival this weekend.   Award-winning novelist, playwright …

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  • More than 12,000 South Korean tourists cancel trips to the Philippines

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    More than 12,000 South Korean tourists have cancelled their trips to the Philippines because of the Marawi crisis and the declaration of martial law in the whole of Mindanao.   However, the Tourism Undersecretary Ricky Alegre said the cancellations were …

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  • US Supreme Court ruling lets President Trump’s travel ban to come into effect

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    On Monday, June 26th, the Supreme Court said that despite rulings in two different federal courts that President Trump’s travel ban should be put on hold while judges decide whether it’s constitutional, the Trump administration should be allowed to enforce …

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  • Global destinations where tourism is growing at a fast pace

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    According to the UNWTO, Sierra Leone is the world’s fastest growing travel destination.   This little West African nation welcomed 310 per cent more overseas travelers in 2016, compared to 2015, which is a steep rise after the country was …

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  • Nationalmuseum showcases smart Swedish design at Stockholm Arlanda

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    These are exciting times for the design world. New technology is creating new opportunities, but there are major challenges involved in building a sustainable society. Crossing Borders–Smart Design, an exhibition presented by the Swedish Nationalmuseum in partnership with Swedavia, showcases …

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  • VisitWiltshire Launches Showcase South West Trade Even

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    VisitWiltshire have launched a Showcase South West trade event taking place in Bristol from 27 – 29 November.   The two day event being led by VisitWiltshire and run in partnership with Destination Bristol and other South West Destination Management …

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  • VisitScotland: Reaching the Gold standard in the Highlands

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    A west Highland guest house with stunning views across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour Hills has been awarded a Four Star Gold Quality Assurance (QA) award from the national tourism organisation.   Lochview House, which sits in an elevated position …

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  • 12k tourists cancel Philippines trip for Mindanao’s martial law

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Over 12,000 South Korean tourists have called off their trips to the Philippines owing to the Marawi crisis and the subsequent announcement of martial law in the entire region of Mindanao according to a tourism official’s statement on Wednesday.   …

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  • Global medical tourism market expected to grow and reach US$ 46.6 billion by 2021

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    According to the report “Global Medical Tourism Market,” published by Market Data Forecast, the global market is projected to reach USD 46.6 billion by 2021 from USD 19.7 billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 18.8% from 2016 to 2021. …

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  • Tourism revenue rises in Thailand in first five months of 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    The Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports said that the tourism revenue during the first five months of 2017 increased by 6.1% compared to the same period last year.   Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said that the …

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