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PATA, ADB Ventures and Plug and Play launch sustainability in travel-Travel Lab Asia

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in partnership with ADB Ventures and Plug and Play, today announced the launch of Travel Lab Asia (TLA), Asia’s only corporate innovation programme focused on sustainability in travel.   The announcement was made by …

  • Asian tourism boom drives increase in international visitor numbers

    Published on : Friday, May 12, 2017

    China is on the cusp of overtaking New Zealand for the first time as Australia’s biggest source of international visitors, according to new figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.   Tourism & Transport Forum Chief Executive, Margy …

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  • Louisiana Tourism launches virtual reality tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The latest tool to attract tourists to Louisiana can transport someone to a Mardi Gras parade or onto a pirogue down the bayou from anywhere in the world.   The Louisiana Office of Tourism has launched its new virtual reality …

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  • Federal budget of 2017 in Australia poses threats to tourism jobs

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Tourism industry leaders have warned that the federal budget could put jobs at risk, if funding cuts and visa fee hikes result in a downturn of international visitors.   Short-term overseas arrivals have grown steadily to more than 8 million …

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  • Oman taps its tourism possibility

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia explained while delivering a lecture on ‘Strategic Planning: the Malaysian Perspective’ that Oman should utilize its marvelous potential in terms of tourism and huge mineral resources in order to achieve economic diversification. …

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  • Perak eyes to attract Indonesian 150,000 visitors this year

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    In 2017, Perak is all geared up to attract more than Indonesian 150,000 visitors to the state followed by a three-day Visit Perak Year 2017 Tourism Mission in Medan since last Monday.   As explained by Perak Menteri Besar Datuk …

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  • Global Tourism Economy Forum to organize its 6th annual session in October

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Global Tourism Economy Forum, the leading international tourism platform intended to promote sustainable development of the global tourism industry with a focus on China, is scheduled to host its 6th annual session from 16 to 17 October 2017 in Macao. …

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  • Eurostat declares Romania as one of the least visited countries in EU

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    As per the latest tourism statistics shared by the Eurostat on Tuesday, in the year 2015, Romania was voted as the least preferred touristic destinations in the European Union followed by smaller countries like Latvia, Slovakia, and Luxembourg. International tourists …

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  • The Nature Conservancy wins Tourism for Tomorrow Innovation Award

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, congratulated its partner, The Nature Conservancy, for receiving the Tourism for Tomorrow Innovation Award at the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC)’s annual Global Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. The awards …

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  • Board meeting of Tourism Ireland held in Ardmore

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore was the location for the recent May board meeting of Tourism Ireland. The board members met with local tourism operators before the meeting for discussing the tourism season and the extensive promotional programme which …

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  • IAATO members vote to develop an Antarctic conservation plan

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Newport, Rhode Island, USA: Members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) have agreed to develop a science based conservation plan for the Antarctic Peninsula in collaboration with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) to support decision …

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  • Stringent US Visa policy hampering its tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The United Nations has preserved this principle completely – “Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall have the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to the law” (ICCPR Article 14). Going by the above principle, why anyone …

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  • Actions to supercharge tourism success

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Priority actions for the incoming Government to supercharge the tourism industry’s success have been unveiled today by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.   Tourism for Tomorrow, the 2017 Tourism Election Manifesto, was released at TRENZ 2017, the industry’s most important international trade …

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  • It’s not all about the weather! New Tourism Ireland video reminds prospective visitors

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Tourism Ireland has created a new online film inviting potential visitors everywhere to come and discover the island of Ireland during the summer months and immerse themselves in our culture. Titled “What makes summer in Ireland so special”, the video …

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  • It’s ‘Buongiorno Irlanda’ for Italian travel agents

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    One of Italy’s leading tour operators, Francorosso, and 11 of its top-producing travel agents, have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East this week – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.   The group was here on a fact-finding visit, …

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  • Indonesia aiming to attract tourists with culinary tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    According to Indonesia’s Tourism Ministry, the country wants to use culinary and shopping tourism for boosting visitor numbers from 12 million last year to 20 million by 2019.   Vita Datau, head of the Culinary and Shopping Tourism Acceleration Team, …

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  • Seychelles cancels candidature of Alain St. Ange for the UNWTO post

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The Seychelles government has withdrawn the candidacy of its former minister of tourism for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO following a request from the African Union (AU) because of the possibility of sanctions against the island nation. …

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  • Thai heart-felt welcome made WTTC Global Summit 2017 super successful

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The World Travel and Tourism Council or the WTTC Global Summit, one of the biggest travel events of world took place in Southeast Asia for the first time. It was hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the …

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  • The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum welcomes East Mediterranean cruise

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    From May 23rd to May 24th of this year, the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, the biennial brand event for the international cruise and yachting industries, will be organized in Athens. Some of the major decision makers from the world’s largest …

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  • Greece expecting a massive surge in tourism 2017

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The old harbor at Skopelos Island located in the eastern coast of Greece is about to experience the onset of its tourist season as it often does, in a relaxed fashion every year. In any great tavern, visitors can choose …

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  • China is experiencing a boom in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Mr Jack Wang, a member of the China International Travel Service (CITS) said that the Chinese tourism sector received about 138 million tourists in 2016. Wang told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Guangzhou City of Guangdong Province of …

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